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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
50560  Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  169  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0367/06  2006-08-31  2009-08-31 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-08-31   2013-08-31  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
78864  Further Education and Training Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 4  NQF Level 04  146   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification will enable qualifying learners in the small craft construction environment to expand their general skills by undertaking relatively complicated tasks under general supervision. These skills include but are not limited to maintenance activities, advanced boat systems, hull design, and generic project management capabilities. It will also contribute to the further development of learners by providing articulation towards boat building skills in general. Learners acquiring this qualification will have an improved understanding of their role, acquire the applied competencies to consistently and effectively execute their duties by applying manufacturing processes and adhering to quality and safety requirements. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social, economic and cultural transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the manufacturing environment.

Qualifying learners will be able to perform their line function with specific reference to:
  • Communicate and present information clearly and reliably and demonstrate the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends.
  • Undertake self-directed and a limited amount of directed small craft construction activities.
  • Monitor, maintain and support quality manufacturing processes and procedures in building and maintaining small craft by accepting responsibility for outcomes whilst operating under general guidance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality specifications and an ability to interpret these and evaluate small craft manufacturing processes to determine compliance.
  • Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within small craft manufacturing context and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions.

    Range:
  • Small craft construction is limited to boats with fibreglass hulls not exceeding five meters.
  • Construction excludes the manufacturing of the hull and major components such as the power system and communication systems but does include the fitting of such systems.

    Rationale:

    Since small craft construction discipline has not previously had formal qualifications, people who have worked in this field require validation by being given access to formal qualifications and standards.

    The qualification will therefore be able to affirm the experiences of boat builders through the recognition of prior learning, credit accumulation and achievement of competencies in communicating and presenting information clearly and reliably and demonstrating the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends; undertaking self-directed and a limited amount of directed small craft construction activities; Monitoring, maintaining and supporting quality manufacturing processes and procedures in building and maintaining small craft by accepting responsibility for outcomes whilst operating under general guidance; demonstrating an understanding of quality specifications and an ability to interpret these and evaluate small craft manufacturing processes to determine compliance; and maintaining and supporting procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within small craft manufacturing context and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions.

    This qualification is for learners who are pursuing a career specifically within the small craft construction sector and is one of several in a learning pathway that has been created. It also provides learners with opportunities for professional development and career advancement within the broader manufacturing environment.

    This qualification reflects the need and demand within the small craft construction sector for skilled employees, people looking for a career in small craft construction of which is limited to boats with fibreglass hulls not exceeding five meters and excludes the manufacturing of the hull and major components such as the power system and communication systems but does include the fitting of such systems or new entrants to the employment market that will be able to perform predominantly in a production environment that produces national and international quality small craft for leisure activity. Through the availability of this qualification employees within the boating environment will be able to provide world class service, improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery thereby contributing to the creation of investor confidence and global competitiveness in the South African small craft construction sector.

    This qualification opens up access for historically disadvantaged incumbents as well as other learners in the boating environment for further development through vertical mobility to higher-level qualifications and horizontally to qualifications on the same level but in a different discipline in the manufacturing field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    The unit standards:
  • "Apply the fundamental methods of composite, wood and metal small craft construction" at NQF Level 3.
  • "Install marine systems under close supervision" at NQF Level 3.
  • "Apply the fundamentals of design in small craft construction processes" at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    The structure of this unit standards-based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • Accelerated access to further learning at this or higher levels on the NQF.
  • Gaining of credits towards a unit standard.
  • Obtaining of this Qualification in part or in whole.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 169 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 59 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 463 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 59 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Qualifying learners are able to:

    1. Communicate and present information clearly and reliably and demonstrate the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends.

    2. Undertake self-directed and a limited amount of directed small craft construction activities.

    3. Monitor, maintain and support quality manufacturing processes and procedures in building and maintaining small craft by accepting responsibility for outcomes whilst operating under general guidance.

    4. Demonstrate an understanding of quality specifications and an ability to interpret these and evaluate small craft manufacturing processes to determine compliance.

    5. Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within small craft manufacturing context and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication skills are used effectively in the workplace.
  • A range of communication strategies are identified and utilised to solve manufacturing related problems.
  • Conditions, evidence and incidences are reported accurately in a timely manner and discussed with peers and management.
  • Data gathered through manufacturing procedures is examined systematically and analysis is repeated until problem is solved.
  • Records are available for scrutiny and future reference.

    2.
  • Routine maintenance, operations and service activities are conducted on small craft in order to monitor, maintain and support quality manufacturing processes.
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of plug and mould construction are demonstrated for the manufacture of small craft and/or their components.
  • An understanding of engineering design and fluid dynamic principles are demonstrated within the design for sailing and power craft.
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of design and installation of marine systems are demonstrated in undertaking self-directed systems operations and trouble-shooting.

    3.
  • Problems are identified and diagnosed promptly, impact on operations is evaluated and implementation of chosen solution restores operating conditions safely and effectively.
  • Production, housekeeping and maintenance requirements and routines are communicated to relevant personnel and carried out according to organisational and legal requirements.
  • Health and safety and preventive measures in area of responsibility are promoted and monitored, and staff members are coached to ensure understanding of issues.
  • Work schedules and production specifications are drawn up according to organisational requirements, to provide optimum production within given constraints.
  • Machinery is prepared, set up, tested and operated correctly, in accordance with all relevant health and safety and organisational requirements.
  • Designs and specifications are developed with due consideration for needs of target user, available resources and limitations, and cost effectiveness.

    4.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of small craft manufacturing concepts and its effects on quality products and materials are applied according to manufacturing principles.
  • Quality control practices are performed during small craft manufacturing processes according to standard operating procedures.
  • Quality assurance procedures are monitored and controlled according to standard operating procedures.
  • Tolerance and troubleshooting activities are undertaken to ensure quality assurance procedures are followed.
  • Quality specifications are interpreted and applied to small craft manufacturing processes for compliance to be determined and reported.
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to quality specifications and the principles underpinning such specifications.

    5.
  • Solutions to small craft manufacturing problems are based on a clear analysis of information gathered through diagnostic procedures.
  • Procedures are modified to respond to unfamiliar problems where appropriate.
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to familiar and unfamiliar problems arising in small craft manufacturing processes.
  • All actions related to problem solving are accurately recorded for future reference.

    Integrated Assessment:
  • Assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, so that an integrated approach to assessment is incorporated into the qualification.
  • Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably interwoven. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
  • Assessment of communication and mathematical literacy should be integrated as far as possible with other aspects and should use practical administration contexts wherever possible. A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
  • The term `Integrated Assessment` implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
  • Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
  • Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated manner. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared with training offered in countries that are acknowledged leaders in the small boat-building industry; countries whose industry suppliers small craft to others. These countries are:
  • Malaysia.
  • China.
  • Turkey.
  • Australia.
  • New Zealand.
  • UK.
  • USA.

    United States of America:

    Several providers of courses in boat building were identified in the USA, however no evidence was found of a national qualification in boat building. Standards for vocational training in boat building have been approved by the US Department of Education. Most courses are short learning programmes on a specific type of boat. The level at which these programmes are presented seems to be very elementary and the contents are well defined. It is deduced that the proposed South African qualifications at level 2 and 3 compares well with most of the learning programmes presented in the USA. It is evident that the South African approach will provide for a much more informed learner whilst the opportunity to follow a skills programme based on selected unit standards will allow learners to develop a very specific focused skill as is the USA.

    Malaysia:

    Malaysia is an emerging boat building country. To date they have not developed a formal national qualification. They have however identified future training objectives and are in the process of developing learning programmes for fibreglass boats.

    China:

    China has a well-established boat building industry but no evidence was found of any formal qualifications in boat building.

    Turkey:

    The boating industry is in Turkey is well developed. A technical high school, Kurucasile, on the Black Sea Coast of Turkey, is devoted to boat building only. This school, in addition to modern techniques, teaches its students, elements and principles of traditional craftsmanship. All the schools and academic institutions, issue diplomas to students who have attended the necessary courses and fulfilled all conditions, including tests and exams. In addition, people attending and successfully finishing the training courses held at various places, such as large yards, and other institutions, are given certificates declaring that the holder has completed a certain programAll these diplomas and certificates are valid nationwide. Diplomas issued by large universities (such as the naval architect diplomas issued by most technical universities) are internationally recognized.

    Australia:

    Australia has a well-established boat-building industry supported by well-defined units of study to be applied by training providers. Their learning programmes in boat building do not seem to follow levels of complexity but rather that of completeness. It is very difficult to compare the South African individual boat building qualifications with those in Australia. However, it seems that once South African learners had completed the FETC in Boat Building, they will be adequately equipped to compete with their Australian counterparts.

    New Zealand:

    The New Zealand authorities compiled a range of national certificates that can be applied in the boat building industry. Most of these certificates are at level 4 with the exception of one that is registered at level 3. In general the contents of the South African boat building qualifications compares well with the New Zealand boat building qualifications.

    United Kingdom:

    The United Kingdom is renowned for their boat building expertise and similarly displays a well-thought-out capability to train towards that expertise. The UK has several national registered qualifications, however, it does seem as though many training providers still present their own traditional learning programmes based on years of experience and specific community needs. It is thought that the South African boat building qualifications are much more comprehensive.

    Africa in General:

    Although many countries in Africa have displayed across the continent the capability to build boats of many shapes and sizes it still lacks the capability to build modern boats. No evidence was found of any boat building training being presented in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African qualifications could help to fill that gap on the continent by making these qualifications available to all those countries that might show an interest in these qualifications. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification articulates with the following proposed and registered Qualifications:

    Horizontal articulation:
  • FETC: Polymer Composite Fabrication, ID 36153.
  • FETC: Airconditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation, ID 48966.
  • FETC: Welding Application and Practice, ID 24216.
  • FETC: Furniture Making, ID 49092.

    Vertical articulation:
  • National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical) : NQF Level 5, ID 49061.
  • National Diploma in Airconditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation: NQF Level 5, ID 20722.
  • National Certificate: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods) NQF Level 5, ID 48730.
  • National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation: NQF Level 5, ID 49746.
  • National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing: NQF Level 5, ID 20891.
  • National Diploma: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical): NQF Level 5, ID 49059. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with an appropriate Education, Training, Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as in the exit level outcomes described in the Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • A similar qualification at one level higher than the level of the qualification. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 78864, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building", Level 4, 146 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  10022  Comply with organisational ethics  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  123613  Construct a basic plug utilised in small craft manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13951  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  7791  Display cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  123611  Identify and describe engineering design and fluid dynamic principles within hull design and mast and sail shape  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13235  Maintain the quality assurance system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13224  Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  123612  Select and install simple marine systems of a small craft  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  123610  Undertake the maintenance activities required on a small craft  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  120379  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  120380  Evaluate and improve the project team's performance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119458  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119466  Interpret a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119471  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116714  Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117877  Perform one-to-one training on the job  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114600  Apply innovative thinking to the development of a small business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117175  Carry out assembly repairs to damaged furniture  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9905  Change and set tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  7293  Complete a product change over to a fibre finishing process  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Elective  7289  Complete a product change over to a polymer preparation process  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Elective  7307  Complete a product change over to polymer manufacturing processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Elective  7117  Contribute to and improve on the operation of a quality assurance system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13254  Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  14698  Cut materials using plasma cutting  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12253  Cut, drill and punch, assemble and mechanically join structural steel work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  24 
    Elective  12252  Develop and fabricate from complex drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  28 
    Elective  110283  Fabricate specialised polymer composite parts and complex assemblies  Level 4  NQF Level 04  28 
    Elective  114591  Implement an action plan for business operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  110009  Manage administration records  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14710  Manage and develop the performance of work group members in fabrication activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114586  Manage finances of a new venture  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14586  Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117176  Prepare equipment and machines for production  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13314  Produce complex components using lathes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  13305  Produce complex components using milling machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  29 
    Elective  117167  Produce furniture design finishing specifications  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  14685  Weld pipe using gas metal arc welding process  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  14709  Weld pipes using shielded metal arc welding process  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  14692  Weld pipes with combination weld processes using gas tungsten arc welding and gas metal arc welding  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14680  Weld work piece with combination weld processes using shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12254  Weld workpieces with the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  25 
    Elective  115753  Conduct outcomes-based assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  12665  Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  9904  Coordinate work group to produce product  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10631  Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing, principles, methodologies and processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117874  Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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