NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY NQF LEVEL 2: ID 58781 (125 CREDITS)

PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME:

The combination of learning outcomes that comprise this qualification will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of production technology. 

This qualification provides learners with the range of learning and skills required to be able to perform a series of activities to support manufacturing, engineering and technology processes. Learners will acquire a range of skills in the identification of production parameters in manufacturing, engineering and technology industries and basic strategies to achieve them. 

The qualifying learner will be able to: 

  • Communicate production and manufacturing related operational information to a variety of end users
  • Optimise organisational structures, functions and processes in order to contribute to achieving production specifications
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment through contributions made to production activities individually and in working groups
  • Demonstrate an understanding of production technology practices, terminology and systems as applied in manufacturing, engineering and technology
  • Apply quality standards and procedures in production activities 

 

RATIONALE:

As a result of an increased need for efficient and quality production processes in the manufacturing, engineering and technology field, the demand for production technology competencies has become more evident. 

This qualification contributes to the industries in manufacturing and related fields which will allow learners who achieve the qualification to contribute and function in areas such as production processes, systems and maintenance, quality and occupational health and safety. Learners who will typically embark on this qualification are individuals who have an interest in a career in production technology. The production technology competencies incorporated in this qualification can also be offered as support skills programmes to incumbents in any other manufacturing, engineering and technology field qualifications. 

This qualification will add value to a specific manufacturing, engineering and technology context by complementing contexts specific qualifications within these sectors. The supportive relationship between occupational qualifications and this suite of qualifications is embedded in the inclusion of production technology competencies that have previously not been included in mainstream production, manufacturing and technological qualifications in order to address these identified gaps. 

The qualifications available in production technology are either provider-based qualifications or national qualifications at NQF Level 5. There are no lower level qualifications that allow a learner access into this specific discipline. These qualifications have therefore been designed in such a way to firstly, facilitate the building of a pool of people that can choose a career in a production, engineering, manufacturing field and secondly, to allow any of the manufacturing and related qualifications to utilise the production technology qualifications as entry qualifications in these industries, since they would include the production technology competencies that these industries require; Thirdly, the qualifying learner will also gain access to further learning as a supervisor or in a managerial position within this specific production environment; and lastly, therefore have a learning pathway to access higher education programmes in this discipline. 

This qualification will facilitate the formalising, recognition and strengthening of a historically neglected discipline that will be able to contribute towards efficient, effective, healthy, safe and productive manufacturing, engineering and technology environments, through encompassing applied knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.

 

The learning outcomes for the qualification are:

  • Communicate production and manufacturing related operational information to a variety of end users.
  • Optimise organisational structures, functions and processes in order to contribute to achieving production specifications.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment through contributions made to production activities individually and in working groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of production technology practices, terminology and systems as applied in manufacturing, engineering and technology.
  • Apply quality standards and procedures in production activities.

 

This qualification contributes to the industries in manufacturing and related fields which will allow learners who achieve the qualification to contribute and function in areas such as production processes, systems and maintenance, quality and occupational health and safety.

 

Learners who will typically embark on this qualification are individuals who have an interest in a career in production technology. The production technology competencies incorporated in this qualification can also be offered as support skills programmes to incumbents in any other manufacturing, engineering and technology field qualifications.

 

The National Certificate: Production Technology SAQA ID: 58781 qualification consists of the following modules:

 

UNIT STANDARD MODULE MODULE TITLE
9964 Module 1 Health & safety in a work area
13167 Module 2 Hazards & safety in the workplace
13220 Module 3 Safety & productivity
114891 Module 4 Stock take
14445 Module 5 Action plans to improve productivity
13162 Module 6 Quality indicators of manufacturing
119139 Module 7 Monitoring quality
12036 Module 8 Orientate self in the workplace
13221 Module 9 Perform routine maintenance
12667 Module 10 Processing material
12463 Module 11 HIV/Aids
12456 Module 12 Organisational procedures
119463 Module 13 Using information from texts
9009 Module 14 Applying statistics & probability
7480 Module 15 Understanding numbers
119454 Module 16 Oral/signed communication
12444 Module 17 Geometrical relationships in workplace contexts
119460 Module 18 Communication in occupational learning programmes
7469 Module 19 Finance
9007 Module 20 Using patterns & functions
119456 Module 21 Writing skills
265001 Module 22 Equipment & consumables
119744 Module 23 Use & care of engineering tools
12476 Module 24 Use & care of engineering equipment
10255 Module 25 Power tools