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National Certificate – Production Technology – Level 2 – 58781

Qualification Rules

In keeping with SAQA requirements, the qualification is made up of unit standards that are classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective. A minimum of 125 credits is required to complete the qualification as follows:

Fundamental Component

The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 36 credits all of which are compulsory.

Core Component

The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 69 credits all of which are compulsory

Elective Component

The Elective Component consists of individual unit standards from which the learner must choose unit standards totaling a minimum of 20 credits.

Modular Outline of Learning Programme
Module 1: Numeracy

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleCredits
Fundamental9009Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probabilities to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems3
Fundamental7480Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems3
Fundamental12444Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2- dimensions in different life or workplace contexts3
Fundamental7469Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life2
Fundamental9007Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems5

Module 2: Communication

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleCredits
Fundamental119463Access and use information from texts5
Fundamental119454Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication5
Fundamental119460Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes5
Core119456Write/present for a defined context6

Module 3: EHS

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleCredits
Core13167Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace2
Core9964Apply health and safety to a work area3
Core13220Keep the work area safe and productive8
Core13221Perform routine maintenance8
Core12463Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS3

Module 4: Quality

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleCredits
Core13162Identify and describe inputs, outputs, stages and quality indicators of the manufacturing. Assembly or engineering process10
Core119139Monitor the quality of the input materials and the manufactured plastic product12

Module 5: Inventory

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleCredits
Core14445Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit3

Module 6: Support The Administration of a Project

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleCredits
Core114891Count stock for a stock take5
Core12667Supply raw and processed material to production line3
Elective114881Prepare, use and operate equipment to support a manufacturing process32
Core12036Orientate self in the workplace6
Core12456Explain and use organisational procedures6

Qualification Outcome

Qualifying learners should be capable of:

  • Communicate production and manufacturing related operational information to a variety of end users
  • Optimize 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 is the first qualification in a pathway of three (3) qualifications for learners in the production technology

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