National Certificate: Production Technology

NQF Level



Minimum 143

Estimated Days




Accrediting Body


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.

This programme is targeted at learners who are currently in or are to be trained to eventually fulfil junior to middle management positions in a production environment. Junior management includes, but is not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers, section heads and first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

Entry Level Requirements

Communication at NQF Level 3 Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 Contribute to achieving production specifications through optimising organisational structures, functions and processes NQF Level 3 Demonstrate an understanding of production technology practices, terminology and systems as applied in manufacturing, engineering and technology NQF Level 3 Contribute to efficient and effective production by applying quality standards and procedures NQF Level 3 KVR Pre-assessment


Business Communication Working in a Diverse Team HIV/AIDS Occupational Health and Safety Problem Solving Production Planning and Scheduling First-Line Maintenance Inventory and Logistics Support Handling and Caring for Materials Monitoring Quality Time Management

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