Fabrication Engineering Level 3 (Boiler Maker)
Qualification Title SAQA ID No: NQF level Credit Entry Requirement Duration Register Enrolment date Last date of Enrolment
National certificate: Engineering Fabrication 58720 3 138 NQF Level 2 or Equivalent One year 2015-07-01 2019-06-30

 Purpose of qualification:
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of the Learner in a variety of engineering related sectors. Engineering Fabrication is a generic engineering and trade related qualification that builds on the fundamentals of fabrication. This qualification will provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of engineering fabrication. The qualification is structured in such a way that it exposes learners to generic and specific competencies required in the Engineering Fabrication industries. This qualification makes provision for engineering fabrication to be applied within the following sectors:

  • Mining and Minerals sector.
  • Chemical sector.
  • Transport sector.
  • Manufacturing sector.
  • Other engineering related sectors.

Qualifying learners will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of engineering fabrication methods.
  • Interpret structural and engineering drawings.
  • Develop and lay out metal work pieces for fabrication.
  • Produce metal components of some complexity.
  • Use and maintain engineering hand and power tools.
  • Adhere to Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Communicate with peers and members of supervisory levels.

Qualifying learners will also understand:

  • The basics of how a business functions, and the role of the qualified learner in the business, i.e. fabrication and related activities.
  • How the learning achieved whilst obtaining this qualification relates to the learning required in other similar qualifications. The importance of communication in achieving goals. And How they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.