Fabrication Engineering Level 4 (Boiler Maker)
Qualification Title SAQA ID No: NQF level Credit Entry Requirement Duration Register Enrolment date Last date of Enrolment
National certificate: Engineering Fabrication 58721 4 141 NQF Level 3 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 competencies 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 complex engineering fabrication processes and methods.

The main skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce complex components of using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of, and the ability to, lay out and mark off complex shapes; set up and use powered machinery; develop and fabricate from complex drawings and sketches and cut and join components using welding and other mechanical methods.

The metal components that the qualified person fabricates will be vital for the construction, maintenance and reliable operation of equipment and machinery in a variety of industries.

The qualification adds value to the qualifying learner in terms of enrichment of the person, recognition, and contributes towards the achievement of competencies that allows the qualifying learner to display the ability to lead, and communicate with, people to ensure the relevant work is performed in an acceptable manner. This will include basic concepts of coaching, assessment and functional business concepts.

The qualification is structured in such a way that it exposes learners to generic and specific competencies, of a specialist nature, as required in 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:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of complex engineering fabrication methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use equipment to cut, drill and punch, assemble and mechanically join structural metal work.
  • Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within an engineering fabrication context, and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions.
  • Demonstrate leadership through effective interaction and communication with peers and members of supervisory and management levels by co-ordinating a working team, promoting the maintenance of a safe and efficient workplace, and developing the skills and performance of workgroup members, whilst meeting output requirements and working safely with due care for fellow workers and the environment.

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.
  • How they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.