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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Lamproom Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|78323||National Certificate: Lamproom Operations|
|Task Team - Fabrication and Extraction|
|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||126||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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will provide qualifying learners with the necessary skills, understanding and technical knowledge, to competently perform the duties and responsibilities required in the lamproom in the underground mining sector; as well as provide an opportunity for learners to apply appropriate skills in relation to the workplace.
The lampman's technical support is vital to the smooth running of underground mining operations. It covers a wide variety of fields such as portable mine lighting and associated equipment, gas detection instruments and associated equipment, self contained self rescuers, mine specific associated equipment as well as hazard identification and risk assessment in the lamproom environment.
Learners achieving this qualification will be able to understand the role and apply required competencies consistently and effectively in the execution of duties. They will contribute to the mining operation and discipline by effectively adhering to quality and occupational safety requirements.
This qualification will have a positive impact on society through the development of the competencies to effectively manage and control lamproom activities; the application of first line maintenance to lamproom operations and health and safety equipment. It will also improve the Occupational health and safety standards in the mining environment through input into hazard identification programmes.
Learners credited with this qualification will be able to:
Learners will implement a comprehensive mining workers programme in a designated lamproom by effectively communicating rules and regulations as required by mining operating procedures. This qualification will enable the qualifying learner to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The learner will be skilled in communication, basic maintenance and conducting statutory reporting.
The South African mining industry recognises Lamproom operations as key competencies, Lamps persons are legally appointed as per the Minerals Act and company requirements. The mining industry regulates quality standards, especially the Lamproom, Occupational Health and Safety standards for effeciency and effectiveness of the industry. Maintenance and management of such standards are key components in Lamproom training and serves to ensure safety in the underground mining environment.
The increasing complexity of South Africa mining has resulted in a greater need for skilled personnel in the management of lamp rooms and lamproom equipment. These factors have been recognised and emphasis has been placed on providing such technical training at all levels within this discipline.
This qualification accommodates learners from mining, safety, environmental control, engineering operations and administration sections. In some cases learners may come from outside the mining industry, however, they would have to become familiar with the lamp room environment, equipment and processes before they can proceed with this qualification.
A typical learning pathway in this field would start with the National Certificate: Occupational Health and Safety NQF Level 2 and proceed to the National Certificate: Lamproom Operations at NQF Level 3. Learners will obtain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills pertinent to lamprooms. The learner, once equipped with the competencies of this qualification will be a recognized Lampman. This qualification is designed to give learners access to demonstrate the competencies in management of lamproom operations and equipment maintenance in the mining and minerals sectors.
Previously learners have been trained and developed on an informal basis and examined by the Department of Minerals and Energy, with little chance of advancement. It also gives recognition for learners to further their skills by entering the lamproom environment with the possibility to articulate to other qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, Human resources or electrical engineering.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
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. The criteria for Recognition of Prior Learning 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.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Rules of Combination:
A minimum of 126 credits is required to complete the qualification. In this qualification, credits are allocated as follows:
Unit standards totaling a minimum of 18 credits must be completed.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems in a lamproom environment.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.
3. Perform lamp room operations and basic maintenance.
> Range: Basic maintenance refers to maintenance performed by operations personnel not qualified as artisans.
4. Manage lamp room activities.
5. Conduct statutory reporting and collate reports.
Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
Critical Cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the Exit Level Outcomes as follows:
While performing operations in a lamproom, qualifying 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 are evident in the following Exit Level Outcomes:
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
|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: Must include but is not limited to lamp room processes and management.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
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:
In some cases interference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
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 processing diamonds.
|The competencies required for the proposed National Certificate: Lamproom Operations Level 3 qualification were compared to international qualifications to ensure that the qualification structure and unit standards are comparable in terms of level, scope of qualification and competencies covered.
A study was conducted for information pertaining to Mining and related Qualifications, Courses and Programmes from several countries around the world such as:
Lamprooms, also known as Lamp Cabins or Lamp Stations, are defined as:
We were not able to find a model similar to the proposed National Certificate: Lamproom Operation Level 3, i.e. a unit standard based qualification in a vocational environment; even in Australia and New Zealand which have systems very similar to ours (i.e. unit standards based qualifications).
The only reference to a lamproom that could be found was in an Australian Qualification, where lamproom Operations is listed as an elective unit of competency (unit standard).
The content of the unit found is as follows:
> Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity.
> Resolve coordination activities with others at the site prior to commencement of and during the work activity.
> Obtain and prepare materials and resources required for work in accordance with the work requirements and relevant manufacturer and/or site requirements.
> Maintain safety and personal equipment in accordance with site requirements and safe working practices.
> Maintain records/list/logs in accordance with site requirements.
> Lamp cabin equipment is monitored and faults are identified and responded to in accordance with site requirements.
> Perform work according to target outcomes.
> Dispose of hazardous and environmentally sensitive waste products in accordance with site procedures.
> Complete general maintenance and housekeeping to maintain the lamp cabin in an operational condition.
The content of the Australian unit standard correlates well with the core lamproom and related unit standards found in the proposed National Certificate: Lamproom Operation:
Despite the absence of a specific qualification, an Australian learner electing the Lam Cabin Operations unit of competence will be able to structure a qualification (Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining) which is very similar in content to the proposed National Certificate: Lamproom Operations.
Core (Mandatory) Units:
Discussions with a senior consultant, a former Mining Engineer and Mine Manager in several SADC countries, confirmed that people working in lamp rooms would have been trained informally at operational level and would not have any qualification other than an in-company certificate.
This is in keeping with the practice internationally, where statutory compliance is still determined by means of examinations of competence over a broad spectrum of topics, and not as specific as entertained by qualifications such as the proposed National Certificate: Lamproom Operations.
While we have not been able to find a course or programme structured similarly to the National Certificate: Lamproom Operations, the proposed qualification should be seen in the context of the drive to maximise commitment and compliance to Occupational Health and Safety in the South African mining industry.
Mining workers who have the necessary competence (knowledge, skill and experience) will thus be able to specialise in lamp room Operations and thereby render a significant service in a critical skill.
|This qualification articulates vertically with the following qualification:
This qualification articulates horizontally with the following 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.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||376466||Apply lamproom procedures||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||246575||Apply safety concepts to a gas installation site||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||376462||Demonstrate an understanding of lamprooms and lamproom equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||376460||Dispatch and receive lamproom equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||244073||Receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||113852||Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||376467||Apply the legal requirements regarding gas detection instruments||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||120330||Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244422||Demonstrate knowledge of the most common harmful gases and vapours||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||376464||Perform generic repairs on lamp room equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||117877||Perform one-to-one training on the job||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||376463||Supervise activities in a lamproom in the mining environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||376465||Apply effective equipment control within a lamproom||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||376461||Apply legal requirements pertaining to lamproom operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||10981||Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|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||117416||Comply with good housekeeping practices||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||13961||Demonstrate Knowledge and Use of Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||120496||Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||264375||Adhere to disciplinary code and grievance procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||113836||Apply basic computer technology||Level 3||NQF Level 03||11|
|Elective||13912||Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||253656||Communicate with clients||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||252170||Apply the principles of customer care in client interactions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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