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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|65209||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||137||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|21844||National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Mass Production Environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||159||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will equip qualifying learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to manufacture jewellery within the various fields of specialisation.
Qualifying learners will be able to demonstrate competence to manufacture jewellery by applying the relevant manufacturing processes particular to the chosen specialisation area. This will include the use and application of all hand tools, equipment and materials required for the respective manufacturing processes.
The qualification ensures progression of learning, enabling the learner to perform optimally within the jewellery environment of learning and provides access to higher qualifications within the same or related industry.
Learners credited with this qualification are able to:
Jewellery manufacture in a production environment can be defined by the processes of designing, manufacturing and setting of semi precious and precious stones into jewellery.
As 80% of commercial jewellery in South Africa is imported there are great opportunities for the jewellery manufacturing industry in South Africa to design and manufacture jewellery for the South African market and abroad. The competitive jewellery market requires products that follow and set fashion trends, are of a high quality and are well marketed.
This qualification will increase the technical proficiency and size of the workforce, which would enable 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. The unit standards are intended as building blocks towards a specialisation that will make the learner a more fulfilled, informed, efficient and cost effective worker in the industry. This will result in more efficient service to the customer, and make the industry more competitive in the global market. Another important factor, are the advances in jewellery technology, which have made the production of high quality jewellery feasible.
The learners that are likely to enter this qualification are typically learners who have already achieved the National Certificate: Introduction to Jewellery manufacture in production environment (NQF Level 2) or jewellery manufacturing operators currently working within the jewellery industry. In some cases learners may come from other industries; however they would have to become familiar with the basic operations associated with Jewellery manufacturing before they can proceed with this qualification. This qualification has 3 specialisation streams for the learner to follow. Upon completion of this qualification a learner could be employed as a Junior Designer, Junior Setter or a Junior Goldsmith, depending on the chosen stream.
A typical learning pathway for learners with this qualification would be the GETC: Mining and Minerals Processes (Jewellery stream), National Certificate: Introduction to Jewellery manufacture in a production environment (NQF Level 2). Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress onto the Further Education and Training Certificate in either jewellery manufacture, design or setting.
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 2.
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 National Certificate: Introduction to a Jewellery manufacture in a production Environment at NQF Level 2.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
All 36 credits must be achieved.
All 37 credits must be achieved.
A minimum of 64 elective credits as specified below must be achieved.
There are three specialisation areas:
For Specialization Area A: Manufacture:
The following unit standards (44 credits) must be achieved:
Title; Level; Credits:
Total: 44 Credits.
A further 20 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 137 credits for the qualification.
For Specialisation Area B: Setting.
The following unit standards (57 credits) must be achieved:
Title; Level; Credits:
Total: 57 Credits.
A further 7 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 137 credits to achieve the qualification.
For Specialisation Area C: Design.
The following unit standards (53 credits) must be achieved:
Title; Level; Credits:
Total: 53 Credits.
A further 11 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 137 credits to achieve the qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems regarding the processes of jewellery manufacturing, gemstone setting and design.
2. Demonstrate understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.
3. Select, prepare and setup tools and materials for the design, manufacture and setting of jewellery.
4. Apply various manufacturing processes and techniques to manufacture jewellery.
Consistency of Exit Level Outcomes with Critical Cross field Outcomes:
Critical cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the exit level outcomes as follows:
While conducting activities related to jewellery manufacturing in a production environment, 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:
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.
And initiating short discussions to test understanding of:
The manufacture of the jewellery entails:
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: Jewellery Manufacture in a Production Environment Level 3; is the second qualification in a progressive learning path that will take qualifying learners through to advanced levels of jewellery design, manufacture and evaluation.
Learning requirements for the proposed qualification were compared to Jewellery Manufacturing components in qualifications and other learning interventions internationally.
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 - Jewelry Manufacturing Arts:
The following programme was found at this institution:
Applied jewelry Arts Program Level 3, 78 Credits:
USA - Texas - The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology- level 3 - 4 months (48 Credits):
All work is hands-on and is done in 14k gold, platinum or silver.
Numerous competencies from this qualification/programmes are within the proposed South African Mining and Minerals SGB qualification.
UK - Birmingham School of Jewellery - Level 3, Credits 30
Total: 15 Credits.
Total: 15 Credits.
Italy - Alchimia Contemperary Jewellery School - Basic Annual Jewellery Courses - level 3 - 32 Credits:
Italy - Le Arte Orafe:
Courses at Level 3:
Portugal - LisbonAr.Co Centro de Arte e Comunicacao Visual:
Qualification: Introduction to Jewellery- level 3 - 12 months:
Slovakia, Bratislava - Academy of Fine Arts and Design:
Australia - Canberra - National Institute of the Arts School of Art:
India - Jewellery Design & Technology Institute (JDTI):
Short term jewellery courses:
India -Arch Gemmology & Jewellery Institute in India - Level 3:
Arch Academy of Jewellery design - India:
The programme curriculum develops the student's competence in the design and development of costume jewellery, traditional jewellery and contemporary jewellery. It is aimed at understanding design concept, fashion principles, and interpretation of fashion trends, markets, materials, processes and technologies related to jewellery designing. The focus is to develop abilities to apply the above knowledge base with original and creative design sensibilities with requisite skills of visualization and representation. The programme emphasizes on appreciation and application of traditional Indian jewellery base in contemporary milieu.
Other jewellery institutions:
Note: the website - www.5iantlava.com gives information and references to other countries that follow similar basic jewellery courses at level 3, some of them exactly the same:
In the case of this particular qualification, the comparability focused on knowledge and skills (competence) related to jewellery manufacturing in a production environment.
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 both vertical and horizontal articulation.
Vertical articulation exists with:
Horizontal articulation exists between the three specialisation areas contained in this qualification.
|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.
This qualification replaces qualification 21844, "National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Mass Production Environment", Level 3, 159 credits.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||261454||Determine the cost of Jewellery items||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||261478||Invest and cast in sterling silver||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||261448||Carve jewellery design wax models||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||261539||Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in a jewellery manufacturing workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||261420||Draw basic jewellery shapes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||261452||Manufacture hollow rings from metal plate||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||261447||Manufacture soldered chains||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||261453||Clean up cast pieces prior to final finish||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||261455||Create jewellery utilising Perspex and non-precious metals||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261449||Customise setting tools for specific setting tasks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261437||Design jewellery for a competition||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||261457||Draw and design jewellery with reference to traditional Southern African Jewellery techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261540||Make a bangle using the etching technique||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261440||Make a ring using the inlay technique||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261537||Make a ring using the Mokumè Gané technique||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261419||Make a set of bangles using basket weaving techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261456||Make bangles and cuffs using wire weaving techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261517||Make jewellery using granulation and fine piercing techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261477||Manufacture earrings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||261538||Manufacture jewellery fastening mechanisms||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||261417||Manufacture jewellery using filigree techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261497||Manufacture jewellery using traditional indigenous Southern African jewellery manufacturing techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Elective||261451||Prepare engraving tools for engraving on jewellery and related artefacts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261443||Prepare setting tools and equipment for setting gemstones into jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||261444||Prepare the metal surface setting area for setting gemstones into jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261418||Present a jewellery design concept||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||261438||Set gemstones in wax models||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||261445||Design a jewellery set||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||261446||Perform lapidary procedures in a jewellery environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||261441||Set fancy gemstones into claws and beads||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||261450||Set irregularly shaped and fancy cut gemstones||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced 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.||HOUSE OF LEMBA DESIGNS|
|4.||IMFUNDISO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD|
|5.||INTSIKA SKILLS BENEFICIATIONPROJECTS|
|6.||LIMPOPO JEWELLERY BUSINESS INCUBATOR|
|8.||PNEUMA JEWELLERS CC|
|10.||ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE|