PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE 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
The main skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce components of some complexity using
a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of, and the ability to, lay out and mark
off shapes; set up and use powered machinery; develop and fabricate from 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 “artisan” status or other accepted progression route.
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
- How the learning achieved whilst obtaining this qualification relates to the learning required in other similar
- The importance of communication in achieving goals.
- How they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work
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