Available Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Please make sure that you are familiar with the following terms before you continue.

A unit standard learning programme is an applicable unit standard registered on the National Qualifications Framework by the South African Qualifications Authority.
A non unit standard learning programme is a learning programme designed to teach the learner the fundamental knowledge in a subject and is a non credit bearing learning programme.

Qualifications and unit standards, governed by the NSB regulations and developed by expert stakeholder groupings, prescribe the outcomes, assessment criteria and other relevant detail for learner achievement. These guide the educator/assessor with regard to what the learner needs to know, do and apply.

A learning programme consists of learning and assessment activities derived from the outcomes that make up the qualification. This is what the provider designs, based on sound educational principles (for example, learnercentredness).

This manual offers a systematic way of planning learning and assessment activities that will assist the learner to achieve the desired knowledge, skills, applications and attitudes.

The learning programme is really the what, the when and the how of implementation. It is about what happens in the classroom: the teaching / learning and assessment activities associated with achieving outcomes.

It is clearly the task of providers to structure exciting, challenging and innovative learning and assessment experiences for learners, while it is the job of the ETQA to consider whether providers have offered learners a fair opportunity to acquire the outcomes by monitoring the learning programme and quality assuring the learning achievement.

Qualifications and unit standards are registered at particular levels of the NQF. Level descriptors are statements about the kind of learning that can be expected of a qualification or unit standard registered at a particular level of the NQF. These descriptions are broad and generic but they help to show.

Developing Learning Programmes for NQF-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards 7 what a qualification at a particular level will demand of a learner. Outcomes must be comparable with the level descriptors for that particular level.

The level descriptors are statements about the applied competence i.e. the knowledge, skills and applications at a particular level, and the autonomy of the learning process i.e. how much responsibility does the learner have for his/her own learning? Level descriptors can be found on the SAQA website as well as the Council on Higher Education website.

The NSB regulations require that for a qualification to be registered at any level of the NQF, a minimum of 72 credits has to be at the level at which it is registered.
To illustrate, a Certificate at NQF 5 means that there are 72 credits of the certificate at Level 5 and that the outcomes meet the requirements of the level descriptors at Level 5.

Credits are a measure of the notional hours or learning time that it would take the average learner to meet the prescribed outcomes. This includes contact time, structured learning, workplace learning and self-study (10 notional hours = 1 credit).

The number of credits assigned to a unit standard or a qualification can only be a guide to the average learning time. Learners learn in different ways, some learn faster and others more slowly. Experienced educators will adjust their learning programme accordingly to accommodate particular groups of learners. For example, it may mean that you have to prepare, in advance, additional material that the faster learner can be challenged by, or set up a peer group which can assist slower learners to grasp new concepts. There is no ‘exact’ measure of learning time which will apply to every learner!

Skills Programs

Competent Person A – To examine and declare a working place (Underground Coal Continuous Mining) V2 MQA/SP/0007/05

 

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUS DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core115750Demonstrate a basic understanding of the causes of falls of ground.23
Core110217Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work in an underground coal mine81
Core110207Demonstrate Knowledge to test and monitor for basic gases in an underground coal mine (Co,Co2,O2 and CH4)21
Core9795Make a working place safe in a bord and pillar coal-mining panel33
Core9610Sound and bar down roof and side walls using sounding and barring equipment in an underground coal mine.42
Core9613Ventilate a production section to control gases and dust in an underground coal mine.52
Elective15299Bar and break big rocks using a mobile scaler62
Elective116636Determine environmental thermal conditions in an undderground workplace by means of whirling hygrometer and take appropriate action22
Elective119120Install a dust-allaying device11
Elective9691Install and remove hydraulic props32
Elective9693Install and remove mechanical props32
Elective10551Install and remove ventilation columns and accessories22
Elective110127Install underground workplace ventilation controls22
Elective119095Support an underground working place by means of a thin-layered spray42
Elective116437Support an underground working place by means of full column grouted rods32
Elective119119Support an underground working place by means of mechanical anchors42
Elective119092Support an underground working place by means of sets42
Elective9690Support an underground working place by means of timber pack support42
Elective9600Support an underground working place by means of wire mesh and lacing42
Elective15282Support roof using a mine pole in an underground coal mine21
Elective9609Support roof using a roofbolter in an underground coal mine132
Elective244433Test for flammable gas in a mining environment by means of a hand held electronic instrument and take appropriate action22
Elective110130Treat misfires and sockets in an underground coal mine63

Competent Person B – To install, maintain, remove any support in Underground Coal Mining Operations – Roof Bolter Machine Support V3 MQA/SP/0017/05

 

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUS DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core110217Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work in an underground coal mine81
Core15269Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic strata control principles31
Core9610Sound and bar down roof and side walls using sounding and barring equipment in an underground coal mine.42
Elective15299Bar and break big rocks using a mobile scaler62
Elective9691Install and remove hydraulic props32
Elective9693Install and remove mechanical props32
Elective119095Support an underground working place by means of a thin-layered spray42
Elective116437Support an underground working place by means of full column grouted rods32
Elective119119Support an underground working place by means of mechanical anchors42
Elective119092Support an underground working place by means of sets42
Elective9690Support an underground working place by means of timber pack support42
Elective9600Support an underground working place by means of wire mesh and lacing42
Elective120450Support Roof using a compressed air/hydraulic support/drilling machine in an underground coal mine.32
Elective15282Support roof using a mine pole in an underground coal mine21
Elective9609Support roof using a roofbolter in an underground coal mine132

Compitent Person A: The examination, making safe and declaring safe of surface mines, quaries, dumps and stockpiles. SP/CLA-G015(A,B)

 

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core115101Address workplace hazards and risks42
Core116520Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace22
Core257016Examine and make safe nonblasted surface excavations43
Core257033Demonstrate an understanding of support methods in surface mines and quarries42
Core230010Demonstrate knowledge of geological nature of surface extraction site63
Core257078Examine and make safe blasted surface excavations53
Electives257041Bar down loose rocks using appropriate equipment43
Electives257027Install support in surface mines and quarries73
Electives116534Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace23
Electives120435Identify hazardous ground conditions in a surface mine and take appropriate action to safeguard persons, machinery and equipment42
Electives253025Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work in a surface mine82
Electives244422Demonstrate knowledge of the most common harmful gases and vapours43
Electives257055Identify and demarcate misfires in a surface excavation22
Electives12484Perform basic fire fighting42

Compitent Person A: The examination, making safe and declaring safe of surface mines, quaries, dumps and stockpiles. SP/CLA-G015(A,B)

 

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core257033Demonstrate an understanding of support methods in surface mines and quarries42
Core257027Install support in surface mines and quarries73
Core115101Address workplace hazards and risks42
Core116520Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace22
Core257041Bar down loose rocks using appropriate equipment43
Core230010Demonstrate knowledge of the geological nature of surface extraction63
Electives116534Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace23
Electives253025Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work in a surface mine82
Electives257016Examine and make safe non-blasted surface excavations43
Electives257078Examine and make safe blasted surface excavations53
Electives257041Bar down loose rocks using appropriate equipment43

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core259639 Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace24
Core253025 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work in a surface mine28
Total212
Electives257021 Doze material using Rubber Wheel Dozer214
Electives257038 Use Track Dozer to move material214
Electives257026 Drill blast holes in a surface excavations operation315
Electives115643 Support drilling operations in a surface mining context311
Electives257032 Load material using a Face Shovel326
Electives257076 Excavate and load material using Hydraulic Excavator326
Electives257031 Load material using a Front End Loader216
Electives257035 Load,haul and dump material using a Scraper212
Electives257034 Load and offload material using a Skidsteer Loader29
Electives257028 Operate Tractor Loader Backhoe313
Electives257024 Haul and dump material using a Haul Truck211
Electives257115 Grade Material using a Motor Grader314
Electives256997 Break rock using a Hydraulic Rock Breaker213
Electives257018 Relocate machines and equipment using a Lowbed210
Electives257020 Transport material and equipment using a Flat Back Truck210
Electives257060 Suppress dust using a Water Bowser210
Electives257025 Transport personnel, material and equipment using Light Delivery Vehicle214
Electives257135 Transport and distribute fuel using a Fuel Bowser24
Electives256995 Move Trailing Cable using Cable-Reeler28
General Elective13961 Demonstrate knoweledge and use of hand operated fire fighting equipment24
General Elective120496 Provide risk based primary emergency care / first-aid in the workplace25

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core115101Address workplace hazards and risks42
Core9615Conduct visual inspection of flameproof equipment in an underground coal mine21
Core9619Control dust in a production section in an underground coal mine33
Core110217Demonstrate knowledge and ability to work in an underground coal mine81
Core116527Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to basic health and safety principles in and around a working place 21
Core110207Demonstrate Knowledge to test and monitor for basic gases in an underground coal mine (Co,Co2,O2 and CH4)21
Core9610Sound and bar down roof and side walls using sounding and barring equipment in an underground coal mine.42
Elective15291Apply stone dust using stone dusting equipment in an underground coal mine82
Elective9607Cut and load a coal-face using continuous mining equipment in an underground coal mine283
Elective9623Cut coal face using a universal type coal cutter in an underground coal mine132
Elective9618Cut coal face using an arc wall type coal cutter in an underground coal mine42
Elective15277Deliver compressed air using a mobile compressor in an underground coal mine31
Elective9694Drill holes by means of a hand-held rock drill machine42
Elective9617Drill work face using hand held drilling equipment in an underground coal mine42
Elective9616Drill work face using self propelled drilling equipment in an underground coal mine82
Elective9614Feed and break coal using a feeder breaker in an underground coal mine31
Elective244423Grade roadways by means of a motor grader in an underground coal mine (version 2)83
Elective15289Load coal using a gathering arm loader in an underground coal mine72
Elective15262Operate a belt conveyor unit to convey in an underground coal mine21
Elective15339Place and operate an auxillary fan in an underground coal mine132
Elective15303Pump water using pumping equipment in an underground coal mine31
Elective9609Support roof using a roofbolter in an underground coal mine132
Elective15259Transport coal using shuttle mining equipment in an underground coal mine82
Elective15333Transport material and equipment using a load haul dumper in an underground coal mine132
Elective15332Transport personnel, material or equipment using approved self-propelled mobile machines in an underground coal mine122

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Core243650Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant.42
Elective252315Perform size seperation in a metallurgical plant.62
Elective252280Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber.32

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252330Control feed rate by means of a feeder.22
Core252350Determine relative density by meands of a density scale.32
Core252295Transfer fluid by means of a pump32
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Elective243650Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant.42
Elective252280Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber.32
Elective252284Classify material in a metallurgical plant.62

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Core10481Crush material by means of primary crushing.82
Elective252330Control feed rate by means of a feeder.22
Elective252315Perform size seperation in a metallurgical plant.62
Elective252295Transfer fluids by means of a pump.32
Elective252280Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber.32
Elective11068Crush material by means of a rotary breaker.42
Elective9716Crush material by means of a jaw crusher.62

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Core243650Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant.42
Core252295Transfer fluids by means of a pump.32
Elective252315Perform size seperation in a metallurgical plant.62
Elective252330Control feed rate by means of a feeder.22
Elective252284Classify material in a metallurgical plant.62

Unit Standard Training

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

UNIT STANDARDDESCRIPTION
242972Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks
242981Operate defined purpose lift trucks
242974Operate counter-balanced lift truck
260762Operate rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment
260797Operate a sideloader lift truck
260818Operate a counter balanced lift truck in excess of 15 tons
244365Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

CODEUNIT STANDARDDESCRIPTION
C31116231Operate a cab controlled overhead crane
C30116235Operate a Pendant Overhead Crane
C32116253Operate a truck mounted crane
C33 - C35, C37 & C38116254Operate a mobile crane
C41 & C42116255Operate a tower crane
C30-31242976Operate overhead/gantry crane
C32242978Operate truck mounted cranes
C35 - C36, C39 - C40242982Operate Heavy crane
C53243272Operate a MEWP
C46260781Operate a telescopic boom handler
C41 - C42116981Perform advanced tower crane operations
C38116978Conduct Advanced Mobile Crane Operations
C54244407Lift and move a load using mechanical equipment
253582Lift and Move a Load using Manual Lifting Equipment and Tackle

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

UNIT STANDARDDESCRIPTION
262713 Operate a wheeled dozer
262744 Operate an excavator
262746 Operate a face shovel
262729 Operate a tracked dozer
262734 Operate a tip truck
262764 Operate a water cart
262790 Operate a service truck
262731 Operate a rigid body dump truck
262747 Operate a front end loader
262804 Operate a tractor
262712 Operate a skid steer loader
262745 Operate and articulated dump truck
262727 Operate a backhoe loader (TLB)
262730 Operate a dragline
262735 Operate a grader
262805 Operate a roller
262710 Operate a scraper
262789Operate a paving screed
262824Operate a sideboom

NON UNIT STANDARD TRAINING

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
Ditch Witch (Novice)5
Ditch Witch (Re-cert)1
Landfill Compactor (Novice)5
Landfill Compactor (Re-cert)1
Earth Auger (Novice)5
Earth Auger (Re-cert)1
Dumper (Novice)5
Dumper (Re-cert)1

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

UNIT STANDARDUNIT STANDARD DESCRIPTION
230001Supervise Rope Access Teams and Perform Advanced Maneuvers and Rescues
229997Select equipment and rig ropes for rope access projects
229999Perform a range of Advanced fall arrest rescues
229994Assess a work Site for work At height and prepare a fall protection plan
230000Perform a limited range of rope access tasks and rescues
229995Install, use and perform basic rescues from fall arrest systems and implement the fall protection plan
229998Explain and perform fall arrest techniques when working at height
263245Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding
263205Inspect access scaffolding
263247Assist to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding
116986Sling complex loads and communicate during crane operations
116256Sling and communicate during crane operations
12878Use and maintain Power Hand Tools on a construction Site 

NON UNIT STANDARD TRAINING

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
Safe lifting practices (no calculations)1
Safe lifting practices (module 1 -no calculations)3
Safe lifting practices (module 2 - calculations)5
Banksman1
Battery care1
Breathing apparatus (B A Set)1
Builders Hoist1
Brushcutter (Novice)2
Brushcutter (Re-cert)1
Compansation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID)1
Chainsaw (Novice)3
Chainsaw (Re-cert)
1
Cone course1
Gas Welding Safety / Arc Welding / Cutting Torch1
Grinding Wheel Safety / Angle Grinders1
Surface Drill Rigging (NOVICE)1
Surface Drill Rigging (RE-CERT)1
Air Compressor1
Concrete Mixer1
Drilling Machine1
Jackhammer1
Power Float1
Roller / Compactor1
Truck Mounted Concrete Pump1

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

Unit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionNQF LevelCredits
259624Control workplace hazards and risks24
259597Explain emergency preparedness and response procedures 23
259621Manage the prevention of fatigue in the workplace 23
13961Demonstrate Knowledge and Use of Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment 24
259602Describe sources of and control measures for noise in a work place 12
119554Apply environmental management tools to assess impacts 25
259639Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace 24
120330Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace 34
259617Conduct an investigation into workplace safety, health and environmental incidents 23
259619Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections 23
259610Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation
claims for injuries and occupational diseases
22
259599Participate in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a
health and safety agreement
22
259601Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a safety and health
management programme in the workplace
22
259600Participate in the implementation and evaluation of a environmental
management programme in the workplace
22
259609Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Hygiene29
120496Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace25
259620Maneuver materials safely by hand in a workplace 22
259604Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace 24
259618Examine refuge bays/places of safety
22
9964Apply health and safety to a work area 23
119553Take action to address impacts on the environment 210
12484Perform basic fire fighting24
12463Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS23
246667Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and
Environmental Legislations
34
252250Apply fire fighting techniques13
110075Apply basic fire fighting techniques
13
9965Render basic first aid23
15034Work in confined spaces on construction sites (including BA Sets)22
123259Convey Dangerous goods by road34
12483Perform basic first aid 24

NON UNIT STANDARD TRAINING

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
Fire teams2
Herbicide1
First Aid Level 12
First Aid Level 23
First Aid Level 32
Lockout Systems1
DOVER testing
Stacking and Packing1
Mines and Minerals Act1
Mine legal liability 2
Construction Legal liability2
Corporate legal liability 1
Supervisor Legal Liability
1
Earthmoving Legal Liability2
OHS Act and Regulations2
OHAS 180001 Awareness1
OHAS 180001 Implementation5
Ergonomics Awareness1
Explosive Act1
Handling & Use of Ladders1

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

UNIT STANDARDUNIT STANDARD DESCRIPTIONNQF LEVELCREDITS
254135 Apply the techniques for operating four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles; in on-road and off-road conditions34
123253 Operate a RHV (P)415
123254 Operate a VC (P)420
123257 Operate a RVL (P)210

NON UNIT STANDARD TRAINING

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
K53 Refresher course code 082
K53 Refresher course code 103
K53 Refresher course code 144
Taxis2
Passengers bus2
Anti-Hijacking1
Evaluation Code 08/10/14/4x4 and motorcycles Evaluation1
LSTPME - Load Securement5

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

ORE Reception MQA/SP/0029/09

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Core243650Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant.42
Elective252315Perform size seperation in a metallurgical plant.62
Elective252280Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber.32

Crushing & Screening MQA/SP/0067/08

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Core10481Crush material by means of primary crushing.82
Elective252330Control feed rate by means of a feeder.22
Elective252315Perform size seperation in a metallurgical plant.62
Elective252295Transfer fluids by means of a pump.32
Elective252280Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber.32
Elective11068Crush material by means of a rotary breaker.42
Elective9716Crush material by means of a jaw crusher.62

Scrubbing & Screening (version 2) MQA/SP/0089/09

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Core243650Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant.42
Core252295Transfer fluids by means of a pump.32
Elective252315Perform size seperation in a metallurgical plant.62
Elective252330Control feed rate by means of a feeder.22
Elective252284Classify material in a metallurgical plant.62

Dense Medium Seperation MQA/SP/0028/05

TypeUnit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionCreditsLevel
Core252330Control feed rate by means of a feeder.22
Core252350Determine relative density by meands of a density scale.32
Core252295Transfer fluid by means of a pump32
Core252324Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor.42
Elective243650Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant.42
Elective252280Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber.32
Elective252284Classify material in a metallurgical plant.62

Click on the “UNIT STANDARD” number for more information

Unit StandardUnit Standard DescriptionNQF LevelCredits
115753Conduct outcomes-based assessment515
117871Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies510
115759Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments610
114215Mentor a colleague to enhance the individual`s knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in a selected career path43

Non-Credit Bearing Courses

Earthmoving

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
Ditch Witch (Novice)5
Ditch Witch (Re-cert)1
Landfill Compactor (Novice)5
Landfill Compactor (Re-cert)1
Earth Auger (Novice)5
Earth Auger (Re-cert)1
Dumper (Novice)5
Dumper (Re-cert)1

Occupational Health & Safety

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
Fire teams2
Herbicide1
First Aid Level 12
First Aid Level 23
First Aid Level 32
Lockout Systems1
DOVER testing
Stacking and Packing1
Mines and Minerals Act1
Mine legal liability 2
Construction Legal liability2
Corporate legal liability 1
Supervisor Legal Liability
1
Earthmoving Legal Liability2
OHS Act and Regulations2
OHAS 180001 Awareness1
OHAS 180001 Implementation5
Ergonomics Awareness1
Explosive Act1
Handling & Use of Ladders1

Skills Training

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
Safe lifting practices (no calculations)1
Safe lifting practices (module 1 -no calculations)3
Safe lifting practices (module 2 - calculations)5
Banksman1
Battery care1
Breathing apparatus (B A Set)1
Builders Hoist1
Brushcutter (Novice)2
Brushcutter (Re-cert)1
Compansation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID)1
Chainsaw (Novice)3
Chainsaw (Re-cert)
1
Cone course1
Gas Welding Safety / Arc Welding / Cutting Torch1
Grinding Wheel Safety / Angle Grinders1
Surface Drill Rigging (NOVICE)1
Surface Drill Rigging (RE-CERT)1
Air Compressor1
Concrete Mixer1
Drilling Machine1
Jackhammer1
Power Float1
Roller / Compactor1
Truck Mounted Concrete Pump1

Skills Training

DescriptionDuration (Day/s)
K53 Refresher course code 082
K53 Refresher course code 103
K53 Refresher course code 144
Taxis2
Passengers bus2
Anti-Hijacking1
Evaluation Code 08/10/14/4x4 and motorcycles Evaluation1
LSTPME - Load Securement5
We have an Experienced group of facilitators!

Still have questions?

Call us on 013 656 0391