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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|65049||National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing|
|SGB Mining and Minerals|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MQA - Mining Qualifications Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Fabrication and Extraction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||134||Level 2||NQF Level 02||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will equip qualifying learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to manufacture jewellery using basic hand tools in a production environment. The qualification is aimed at people who work or intend to work within the jewellery manufacturing industry.
Recipients of this qualification know about and are able to apply jewellery manufacturing processes in a production environment such as melting, drawing wire, wax injecting, soldering, setting and drawing.
Learners will be able to demonstrate understanding of the different jewellery manufacturing processes in a production environment. Working mostly with synthetic stones and silver, learners will be required to demonstrate a sound understanding of the value of the materials they will be using.
Learners credited with this qualification are able to:
Jewellery manufacture in a production environment is the introduction to the technical and creative concepts defined by the processes of:
It also includes the basics of working with metals in jewellery manufacture, stone setting, polishing and assembly.
This qualification is designed to benefit the industry by addressing its needs as identified through the following processes and realities:
The ability of the industry to develop its potential in the beneficiation of raw materials is dependent upon the development of production skills to provide the platform for expansion and to have a base of skilled workers for further development. This qualification will help increase the technical proficiency and size of the workforce, which would enable the industry to satisfy the local demands for jewellery without having to rely on imports, thereby decreasing the importation of cheap jewellery, which is a threat to the Industry.
This qualification is the foundation for development into other areas of jewellery manufacturing, such as design, goldsmithing and setting. Learners entering this qualification will typically come from within the industry, with a NQF Level 1 education and some experience of the industry, although school-leaving matriculants may also be accepted.
Upon obtaining the qualification, the learner will be eligible for appointment as a Jewellery Production Operator.
This is the entry level qualification in the learning pathway for Jewellery manufacturing. A typical learning pathway for learners with this qualification within the jewellery manufacturing discipline begins with the General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Mineral Processes (Jewellery stream) and ends with National Certificate: Jewellery Production Management, NQF Level 5. This series provides a developmental pathway for the full range of activities required for the manufacture of jewellery.
A large number of employees in the Jewellery Industry are semi-skilled and do not hold a recognised qualification. RPL will create an opportunity for these employees to be assessed and with the additional skills training can achieve this qualification.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification can be obtained by completing all the required unit standards in a structured learning programme, or through recognition of prior learning (RPL). The criteria for RPL would need to be in line with the MQA's ETQA requirements.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
All such evidence would be judged according to the general principles of assessment.
Access to the Qualification:
Access is open; however it is preferable that learners have completed the General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes (Jewellery stream).
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|A minimum of the 134 credits are required to complete the qualification. In this qualification credits are allocated as follows:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems regarding the processes of jewellery manufacture in a production environment.
2. Demonstrate understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.
3. Prepare tools, materials and equipment for the manufacture of jewellery.
4. Draw and manufacture basic jewellery using non precious materials.
Critical Cross field Outcomes:
Critical cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the exit level outcomes as follows:
While conducting activities related to diamond processing, learners are able to:
Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
The above is evident in all 4 Exit Level Outcomes.
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
The above is evident in Exit Level Outcome 1 and 4.
Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 1 and 2.
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3, and 4.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
> Range: Materials include but not limited to: metals, various stones, consumables (e.g saw blades, sand paper, burs), knowledge of precious metals.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and. ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.
Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance, and must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
> Jewellery manufacture.
> House keeping.
The manufacture of the jewellery entails:
> Manufacture components to specified dimensions and agreed timeframe.
> Weigh alloys, other components and completed jewellery pieces.
> Consulting with the trainer and relevant people in the manufacturing process.
> Produce standard forms of jewellery using defined manufacturing processes, techniques and tools.
In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place, particularly when looking at the manufactured items of jewellery to see whether the requirements have been met.
It is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for future learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities associated with Jewellery manufacture, gemstone setting, polishing and design.
|The proposed qualification was compared to qualifications and other learning interventions available elsewhere in the world in order to ensure that the qualification structure and unit standards proposed are comparable in terms of level, scope and competencies covered.
The proposed National Certificate: Introduction to Jewellery manufacture in a production environment; is the first qualification in a progressive learning path that will take qualifying learners through to advanced levels of jewellery design, manufacture and evaluation.
Information searches were conducted via the Internet and a number of relevant sites were searched from various countries. Countries were selected for comparability purposes based on their levels of expertise, deemed position in the world market, technological development, access to materials, similarity to the South African situation and other considerations.
USA - California - Jewellery Manufacturing Arts:
The following programme was found at this institution:
> Work with metals including how to melt, roll, form and solder.
> Learn how to file, piece and polish.
> Learn how to perform the most common repair requests, including sizing rings, replacing earring posts and resetting stones.
> Learn the basics of working with gemstones.
> Learn how to set stones by working with a variety of mounting styles, settings and stones.
USA - Portland OR - American Jewellers Institute:
Jewellery Course: Level 2 - 4 months (48 credits):
Section 1 - Tool orientation:
> Jewellery Repairs.
Section 3 - Stone setting:
Section 4 - Finishing:
USA - Fort Lauderdal- American School of Jewellery:
Jewellery 1: Level 2 - 35 hours (4 Credits):
Jewellery Design I: Level 2 - 70 hours (7 Credits):
Design Jewellery, Accessories and a lot more:
Wax design and casting - Level 2 - 35 hours (4 Credits):
Stone setting Level 2 - 35 hours (Credits):
UK - Birmingham School of Jewellery - jewellery course - Level 2 - 32 Credits:
Italy - Alchimia Contemperary Jewellery School - Basic Annual Jewellery Courses Level 2 - 17 Credits:
Italy - Le Arte Orafe -Courses at Level 2:
Portugal - LisbonAr.Co Centro de Arte e Comunicacao Visual:
Qualification at Level 2:
Slovakia, Bratislava - Academy of Fine Arts and Design:
Course at Level 2:
Australia, Canberra - National Institute of the Arts School of Art:
Certain syllabus items from the course outline above may be used in training learners in order for them to achieve the proposed Mining and Minerals Sector qualification.
India - Popley's Jewellery Design Workshop:
Course - Jewellery Manufacturing - Basic - Level 2 - 3 Credits.
> Dome earrings.
> Ring making.
> Pendant making.
> Simple chain making.
India - South Delhi - Polytechnic for Women:
Jewellery Design - Level 2:
One Year First Year:
Learn the basic physical and optical properties of gem materials. Covers the basic theories and simple, practical methods and procedures to identify natural gems, synthetics and man-made materials. You will find out the capabilities of more sophisticated equipment, gem mining locales and gem marketing techniques will also be discussed.
Although Ghana has access to International Vocational Qualifications through the British Council and City & Guilds Qualifications, a qualification related to jewellery manufacturing was not found. However Ghana has 4 universities and offer related education and training at a higher level.
Other jewellery institutions:
Other jewellery institutions in other countries that follow similar basic jewellery courses, some of them exactly the same, are:
In the case of this particular qualification, the comparability focused on knowledge and skills (competence) of an introductory nature.
While the qualifications, courses and programmes found elsewhere in the world are not organised in the same way as the proposed and subsequent South African qualifications, there is sufficient evidence that the proposed qualification is meaningful in terms of content and scope.
|This qualification allows for vertical articulation with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors should be in possession of:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification will be replaced by qualification 94039, which is "Occupational Certificate: Goldsmith", Level 4, 575 credits, as soon as 94039 is registered.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||261280||Demonstrate product knowledge for a jewellery environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||261261||Hand polish a piece of jewellery||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||261244||Identify the tools and equipment in a jewellery workshop||Level 2||NQF Level 02||11|
|Core||261397||Make wire and pierce basic geometric shapes from metal plate||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||261260||Manufacture jewellery using non-precious materials||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||261281||Reproduce a piece of jewellery using the lost wax casting technique||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||261357||Set single stones in jewellery||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Core||259604||Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||261240||Assemble prepared jewellery components without applying heat||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||261237||Design and draw jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Core||261377||Manufacture jewellery by soldering components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Core||261241||Manufacture metal bars and sheets||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||9008||Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119460||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||261247||Make a ring using files||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||261245||Manufacture a bangle and decorate it with pattern punches||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||261297||Manufacture a pendant using jewellery piercing techniques||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||261339||Manufacture a wire bracelet||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||110409||Create jewellery utilising non-precious materials||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||110376||Identify and maintain the basic hand tools and basic jewellery equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Elective||110414||Incorporate cold enamelling techniques into jewellery and related artefacts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||110381||Manufacture non-ferrous and precious metal jewellery using hand tools and basic jewellery equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||261259||Produce a piece of jewellery using the cuttlebone casting technique||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||261279||String beads and pearls||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||110399||Draw and design basic jewellery concepts with reference to indigenous South African jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261246||Forge metal to manufacture jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||261341||Make and use repousse and chasing punches||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||261239||Manufacture jewellery for single faceted stone settings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
|1.||AKAPO JEWELS PTY LTD|
|2.||GLOBAL JEWELLERY ACADEMY|
|3.||IMFUNDISO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD|
|4.||INTSIKA SKILLS BENEFICIATIONPROJECTS|
|5.||LIMPOPO JEWELLERY BUSINESS INCUBATOR|
|7.||PNEUMA JEWELLERS CC|
|8.||ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE|