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National Certificate: Production Technology Level 3

SAQA Qualification ID 58785, NQF Level 3, 120 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. 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 and this course will address those competencies.

 

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 2 (Grade 10), as well as:
Contribute to achieving production specifications through optimising organisational structures, functions and processes NQF Level 2 (ELO 2 – 58781).
Demonstrate an understanding of production technology practices, terminology and systems as applied in manufacturing, engineering and technology NQF Level 2 (ELO 4 – 58781).
Contribute to efficient and effective production by applying quality standards and procedures NQF Level 2 (ELO 5 – 58781).

Qualification Objectives

  • Perform production maintenance activities and report irregularities within organisational structures
  • Apply the fundamental concepts, theories and techniques of production systems
  • Apply the fundamental concepts relating to production planning, scheduling and control
  • Apply quality control and quality assurance practices for efficient and effective production processes
  • Communicate effectively as a member of a team

Qualification Outline

Module 1: Perform production maintenance activities and report irregularities within organisational structures

  • Machine/equipment variables are monitored against specified maintenance checklists and appropriate action taken in accordance with maintenance schedules or procedures to prevent production delays
  • Machine/equipment non-conformances are identified and corrective action taken according to machine/equipment specifications and/or company procedures to ensure continuous production
  • Preventative maintenance is performed according to work instructions to minimise production delays
  • Maintenance reports are completed at specified occasions according to company requirements to maintain accurate records

Module 2: Apply the fundamental concepts, theories and techniques of production systems

  • Basic production concepts and theories are explained in order to contribute to production efficiencies
  • Basic production techniques are explained and applied according to prescribed company specifications
  • Production/process resources are utilised optimally in the application of prescribed company specifications

Module 3: Apply the fundamental concepts relating to production planning, scheduling and control.

  • Production planning, scheduling and control techniques are explained and applied according to prescribed procedures to achieve production targets
  • Factors influencing planning, scheduling and control are explained and considered to interpret production plans and schedule resources
  • Production plans are interpreted and resources scheduled to meet prescribed objectives

Module 4: Apply quality control and quality assurance practices for efficient and effective production processes

  • Company quality management systems are explained and applied according to company policies and customer specifications
  • Product deviations and non-conformances are identified and responded to according to company procedures in order to meet quality specifications
  • Company environmental management system is explained and applied according to company policies and legislation
  • Quality inspection and sampling is performed to prevent deviations and non-conformances according to company procedures

Module 5: Communicate effectively as a member of a team

  • Information and data is interpreted to ensure simple reports are produced for record keeping purposes
  • Communication processes are engaged in to inform peers and supervisors of production processes and challenges
  • Manufacturing materials tools are listed and stored for the purpose of production to standard specifications.
  • Relationships with peers, supervisory and management levels are established and functioning to promote communication within the workplace
  • Issues related to own role and purpose in the organisation are discussed to reflect an understanding of individual contribution to the manufacturing process
  • Problems are identified in a timely manner, reported and discussed and the agreed corrective action is implemented