SAQA ID: 48915
NQF: Level 04
Duration: 12 months
This course is accredited: MERSETA – Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education
and Training Authority
Preambles: A person acquiring this qualification will be able to lead a team of people, schedule
resources; monitor quality control practices within a specialized manufacturing or other engineering
This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning in a variety of manufacturing, engineering
and management equivalent types of qualifications at NQF 5. This qualification will contribute to the
full development of the learner within the manufacturing of engineering domains by providing
recognition, further mobility and transportability within the manufacturing and engineering fields.
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social
and economic transformation and contribute to the progression and economic growth within the
manufacturing and engineering fraternities.
Who must do this Qualification? This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through
the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work
experience. A learner wishing to be assessed towards this qualification may arrange to do so without
attending any further training or education. The assessor and the learner will jointly decide on the
most appropriate method to be taken.
Entry Requirements: 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
Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20
- Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment
- Manage individual and team performance
- Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing, principles, methodologies and processes
- Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment
- Conduct explosives environmental testing and interpret the results