The combination of learning outcomes that comprise this qualification will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of production technology. This qualification provides learners with the range of learning and skills required to be able to perform a series of activities to support manufacturing, engineering and technology processes. Learners will acquire a range of skills in the identification of production parameters in manufacturing, engineering and technology industries and basic strategies to achieve them.

  • Part-time
  • Full time


18 months 


The learner is required to have a Matric. Must able to speak and write in English.


All learning material included in tuition fees.


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Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

1.1 Factors affecting production are identified and their influence explained in order to improve productivity.
1.2 Appropriate techniques for process measurement and improvement are identified and applied to contribute to process improvement.
1.3 Process control standards are monitored and adjustments are made to the process in order to meet production targets.
1.4 Process improvement interventions are evaluated for sustainability.
1.5 Opportunities for continuous improvement are identified and strategies for implementation are formulated.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

2.1 Opportunities for reducing the cost factors in a production process are identified to minimize operational costs.
2.2 Resource requirements are communicated for inclusion in budget estimations.
2.3 Expenditure is analyzed in terms of budgeted costs to inform operational cost control actions.
2.4 The importance of cost control is explained and demonstrated to ensure budget adherence.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

3.1 Operational problems are identified and analyzed to determine root causes.
3.2 Possible solutions are generated and evaluated using problem-solving techniques.
3.3 Alternatives evaluated and appropriate remedy implemented to overcome identified problem areas.
3.4 Verbal and non-verbal communication skills are used effectively in the workplace.
3.5 A range of communication strategies are identified and utilized to solve manufacturing-related problems.
3.6 Conditions, evidence and incidences are reported accurately in a timely manner and discussed with peers and management.
3.7 Solutions are monitored over time to ensure their effectiveness.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

4.1 Quality costs are identified and explained to understand the economics of quality.
4.2 Explore the concept of an environmental quality system as it relates to a workplace, and conduct basic analysis.
4.3 Deviations and non-conformances are investigated and reported on to avoid recurrences.
4.4 Quality control techniques are explored and introduced to the workplace to minimize defects and wastage.

Integrated Assessment:

Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written assessments, simulation in a practical environment and a number of self-assessments.

Summative assessment consists of written assessments, assignments and simulation in a practical environment, integrating the assessment of all unit standards and embedded knowledge. Summative assessments is only conducted once the learner has demonstrated proficiency during formative assessment.

In particular, assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:

  • The quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and embedded knowledge behind it.
  • The different methods that can be used by the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Reflexive competencies. 


On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate


The information provided may vary or change at the discretion of Eskilz College. Eskilz College will formally notify learners of any changes or variations.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Kavisha Hurbans
Contact: Eskilz College
Course Details

Unit Standard: 


NQF Level: 

Level 4



Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Distance Distance

Course Duration: 

18 Months



Course fee Includes: 

Study material