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National Certificate: Production Technology Level 2

SAQA Qualification ID 58781, NQF Level 2, 125 Credits

Introduction

 

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.

 

Qualification Designed For

This qualification will be beneficial to learners who have an interest in a career in production technology.

Entry Requirements

Learners accessing this qualification are assumed to be competent in: Communication, Mathematical Computer Literacy at NQF Level 1 (Grade 9).

Qualification Objectives

  • 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

Qualification Outline

Module 1: Communicate production and manufacturing related operational information to a variety of end users

  • Oral communication accommodates audience and context needs
  • Interpretation of information from texts is justified in terms of literal and implicit content of text
  • Use of information from texts is relevant for specific contexts
  • Written texts are relevant for specified communicative contexts
  • Use of language and communication in occupational learning programmes meet specified requirements

Module 2: Optimise organisational structures, functions and processes in order to contribute to achieving production specifications.

  • The organisational structure and functions is explained to reflect the inter-relationship between the production process and the broader organisation
  • The systems and processes related to the workplace is identified and applied to reflect an understanding of organisational operations
  • The role of the individual is identified and explained in order to impact on the achievement of production specifications and targets
  • The role of individuals and their impact is identified and explained in order to reflect the achievement of quality specifications and targets

Module 3: Maintain a safe and healthy work environment through contributions made to production activities individually and in working groups

  • Factors that constitute safe workplace practices are demonstrated to ensure safe work conditions for production
  • Factors that pose a risk are identified and reported to address the specific risk
  • The impact of maintenance on safe machine operations is explained to contribute to a safe and healthy work environment
  • Routine maintenance is conducted and records are kept to meet safety requirements
  • The way in which an individual contributes to health, safety and environmental practices is demonstrated through personal hygiene and adherence to policies and procedures

Module 4: Demonstrate an understanding of production technology practices, terminology and systems as applied in manufacturing engineering and technology

  • Production technology practices, terminology and systems are explained in terms of its relationship to production
  • Production in put, process and output variables and its influence are identified and explained to optimise resource utilisation and the production process
  • Production targets are explained in terms of production requirements and contribution to organisational goals
  • Safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and legislation are complied with during the production process

Module 5: Apply quality standards and procedures in production activities

  • Quality control principles and practices are interpreted and applied to meet quality specifications in production
  • An understanding of the importance of continuous quality checks are demonstrated to reflect its impact on production
  • Quality problems are solved by comparing and interpreting quality data in the workplace
  • Basic monitoring of production is undertaken to ensure that the product stays within the limits of quality specifications