National Certificate: Welding Application & Practice (Steel Weld) NQF 2


National Certificate: Welding Application & Practice (Steel Weld)

  • Qualification Title: National Certificate: Welding Application & Practice (Steel Weld)
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 58534
  • Minimum Credits: 158
  • NQF Level: 2
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 is run over 12 months.
  • Communication at NQF Level 1
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1
The qualifying learner will achieve this qualification by complying with the following rules of combination for the accumulation of credits totalling 158:
  • Core unit standards totalling 106 credits are compulsory
  • Fundamental unit standards totalling 36 credits are compulsory
  • Elective unit standards totalling a minimum of 16 credits
Core and Fundamental Outcomes:
  • 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
  • Use and apply a variety of fillet welding, oxy-fuel cutting and oxy-fuel joining processes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the welding industry and its productivity requirements, by applying appropriate work-procedures
  • Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organisational objectives (Range:reading and interpreting work instructions, documents and drawings; maintaining effective relationships; exploring options for further learning)
  • Welding Safety and applicable work-site experience
  • Effective communication techniques within the workplace
  • Numeracy skills applicable to the welding environment
  • Dealing with HIV-AIDS
Electives Outcomes (depending on which electives are chosen):
  • Mechanical and welding technology concepts, techniques and processes are explained and applied within a fabrication and welding context
  • Tools, measuring equipment and engineering materials are used and applied in accordance with performance standards
  • Occupational health, safety and environmental legislation, including safety practices and procedures, are applied to the fabrication and welding industry in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Welding machinery, tools and equipment, are cleaned and stored according to standard operating procedures
  • Cluster 1 - ( 32 credits)
  • Cluster 2 - ( 28 credits)
  • Cluster 3 - (68 credits)
  • Cluster 4 - ( 36 credits)
  • Cluster 5 (electives) - ( 83 credits)
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