NATIONAL QUALIFICATION: Welding Application & Practice NLRD 58534 NQF 2

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this Qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in the welding industry and to meet the challenges of such an environment. This Qualification recognises the basic skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in welding. The purpose of this Qualification is to develop learners who, after completion, demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Use and apply mechanical and welding technology, techniques, processes and skills, as applied in the fabrication and welding industry, using appropriate tools and measuring equipment.
  2. Use and apply a variety of fillet welding, oxy-fuel cutting and oxy-fuel joining processes.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the welding industry and its productivity requirements, by applying appropriate work procedures.
  4. Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organizational objectives. (Range: Reading and interpreting work instructions, documents and drawings; maintaining effective relationships; exploring options for further learning).

This Qualification requires that learners qualify in basic welding practice and theoretical knowledge in weld preparation, cutting and brazing.  It is also the learners’ first step toward becoming a qualified welder.

TITLE : National Certificate : Welding Application & Practice NLRD 58534 NQF 2
SAQA ID : 57881
ACCREDITING AUTHORITY : MERSETA
PROGRAMME DURATION : 1 580 hours of training (30% Theory 70% Work based practical learning)
CREDITS 158

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

  1. Use and apply mechanical and welding technology, techniques, processes and skills, as applied in the fabrication and welding industry, using appropriate tools and measuring equipment.
  2. Use and apply a variety of fillet welding, oxy-fuel cutting and oxy-fuel joining processes.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the welding industry and its productivity requirements, by applying appropriate work-procedures.
  4. Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organizational objectives.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidates must be between 18 – 35 years of age
  • Minimum passed Grade 12 with Pure Mathematics and Physical Science with minimum 40 % pass mark
  • Advantageous is N2-N6 Engineering

 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
TYPE ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 14683  Apply work site practices NQF Level 02 5
Core 243069  Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process NQF Level 02 6
Core 243067  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) NQF Level 02 6
Core 14722  Describe the welding industry`s composition its productivity requirements and communication techniques NQF Level 02 5
Core 14712  Identify and select material to specification NQF Level 02 5
Core 119744  Select, use and care for engineering hand tools NQF Level 02 8
Core 12476  Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment NQF Level 02 4
Core 12219  Select, use and care for engineering power tools NQF Level 02 6
Core 14713  Use welding definitions and symbols NQF Level 02 5
Core 243063  Weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position. NQF Level 02 15
Core 243076  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in the downhand position NQF Level 02 8
Core 243066  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position NQF Level 02 8
Core 243072  Weld workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the downhand position NQF Level 02 10
Core 243068  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in the downhand position NQF Level 03 15
Fundamental 119463  Access and use information from texts NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life NQF Level 02 2
Fundamental 9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 119456  Write/present for a defined context NQF Level 02 5
Elective 13222  Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace NQF Level 02 4
Elective 14701  Join sheetmetal with resistance arc welding process NQF Level 02 4
Elective 12484  Perform basic fire fighting NQF Level 02 4
Elective 12483  Perform basic first aid NQF Level 02 4