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Title: MQA Presentation to Parliament Portfolio Committee for Minerals and Energy


1
MQA Presentation to Parliament Portfolio
Committee for Minerals and Energy
  • Ms M. Hermanus, MQA Chairperson, State
  • Mr G. Brokenshire, Employers
  • Mr J. Nkosi, Labour
  • Dr M. Mthwecu, CEO

2
Presentation Outline
  • Who is the MQA?
  • Our Vision
  • MQA 5 Key Deliverables (from Business Plan)
  • Develop and Implement the Sector Skills Plan
    (SSP)
  • Develop Unit Standards and Qualifications
  • New Qualifications in Mining and Minerals
  • Maintain the Quality of Standards Learnerships.
  • Register, Administer and Promote Learnerships
    (and Apprenticeships).
  • Disburse Grants from the Skills Development Levy.

3
Presentation Outline cont.
  • Levies Grants Estimates
  • Use of Surplus from 2000-2001
  • Use of Surplus from 2002-2003
  • MQA Systems Established
  • National Skills Fund Projects
  • Organogram Committee Structure
  • Presentation of Annual Report 2002/03
  • Presentation of Business Plan 2003/04

4
WHO IS THE MQA
  • MQA is a Sector Education and Training Authority
    (SETA) for the Mining and Minerals Sector in
    terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998
  • The MQA implements the following legislation
  • Act No. 58 of 1995 South African Qualifications
    Authority Act
  • Act No. 29 of 1996 Mine Health and Safety Act
  • Act No. 101 of 1997 Higher Education and Training
    Act
  • Act No. 98 of 1998 Further Education and
    Training Act
  • Act No. 97 of 1998 Skills Development Act
  • Act No. 09 of 1999 Skills Development Levies Act
    and
  • Act No. 52 of 2000 Adult Basic Education and
    Training Bill.

5
Our Vision
  • To have sufficient and appropriate knowledge and
    skills available in the mining and minerals
    sector in order to contribute to
  • The development and transformation of the sector
  • A safe, healthy, productive and competitive
    industry
  • Promote access to quality education and training
    for all to participate in work and life and
  • The redress of past inequalities in education and
    training.

6
MQA 5 Key Deliverables
  • Develop and Implement a Sector Skills Plan.
  • Develop qualifications and training standards for
    the Sector.
  • Establish, Register, Administer and Promote
    Learnerships and Skills Programmes.
  • Maintain the Quality of Standards,
    Qualifications, Learnerships.
  • Disburse Grants from Skills Levies.

7
Develop and Implement the Sector Skills Plan(SSP)
  • Milestones achieved as at August 2002.
  • First SSP (for 2001 2004) was approved by DoL.
  • 266 Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs)
    representing 162 companies in the sector were
    registered.
  • 136 Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) for Year 2 and
    200 for Year 3 were approved.
  • 161 Annual Training Reports (ATRs) for Year 2
    were approved.

8
Develop and Implement the Sector Skills
Plan.(SSP)
  • Activity Plans for 2002-2003
  • Further register and build capacity of SDFs.
  • Communicate to the sector via SDFs.
  • Maintain a database of SDFs, WSPs and ATRs.
  • Approve ATRs and WSPs on new formats.
  • Revise and update SSP targets to the DoL.
  • Establish a system to support SMMEs via NSF.

9
Develop Unit Standards and Qualifications for the
Sector
  • Milestones achieved between March 1999 - August
    2002
  • A Standards Generating Body was registered by
    SAQA
  • (1 081) 62 of the identified Unit Standards
    written and 627 Unit Standards were registered on
    the NQF.
  • August 2002, a sector qualifications framework
    was adopted.
  • June - August 2001, Qualification Design Groups
    were established, trained, qualifications
    designed.
  • 12 Qualifications registered on the NQF by June
    2002.
  • 06 Qualifications awaiting registration with
    SAQA.
  • 864 Standards waiting to be gazetted by SAQA.
  • 985 unit standards and qualifications captured on
    the MQA web-linked database.

10
NEW QUALIFICATIONS IN MINING AND MINERALS The
Standards Generating Body for Mining and Minerals
has designed the following new qualifications for
the Sector, for registration on the National
Qualifications Framework
Proposed Qualifications NQF Level Proposed Qualifications NQF Level
1. National Introductory Certificate to Mining and Minerals 1 9. National Certificate in Jewellery Production Environment 3
2. National Certificate Mining Operations 2 10. National Certificate in Diamond Processing Operating 2
3. National Certificate in Rockbreaking Surface Mining 2 11. National Certificate in Diamond Processing Brillinteering 3
4. National Certificate in Rockbreaking Underground Coal Mining 3 12. National Certificate in Diamond Processing Crossworking 4
5. National Certificate in Engineering Maintenance Under Ground Coal Mining 2 13. National Certificate Occupational Hygiene 2
6. National Certificate in Rockbreaking Underground Hardrock Mining 3 14. Skills Programme Health and Safety Representation 1
7. National Certificate in Engineering Maintenance Under Ground Hardrock Mining 2 15. Skills Programme Health and Safety Representation 2
8. National Certificate in Winding Engine Driving 3
To comment on one of these qualifications, please
contact Mzwandile Nombewu, SGB Manager at (011)
403-7946 or fax (011) 403-8417 or e-mail
MzwandileN_at_mqa.org.za
Proposed Learnership
Proposed Skills Programme
11
Maintain the Quality of Standards, Qualifications
Learnerships.
  • Milestones achieved as at August 2002
  • Policy implementation guidelines were adopted for
    the
  • Registration of Assessors Assessment, including
    the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Moderation of Assessment practices and
    Accreditation of Learning Providers
  • 47 provider reps were trained on QMS (ISO
    90012000)
  • First 3 assessors were registered through
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
  • Further 401 assessors were trained from January
    to March 2002 and registered 53 to date. 700 to
    be trained before Dec 2002.
  • A web-linked data-base support system was
    established at 17 provider sites to capture
    learner achievements.

12
Maintain the Quality of Standards, Qualifications
Learnerships
  • Activity Plans for 2002-2003
  • Develop the capacity for QA by
  • Further training of workplace Assessors,
    Moderators, ETD Practitioners and Providers,
    especially to support the FOG and ABET.
  • Review the System for Assessment (including RPL),
    Moderation, Accreditation, Certification for
    Providers and Learners.
  • Secure ISO 9001 / 2000 listing and certification
    of the MQA office.
  • Populate data-base of providers, assessors,
    moderators and ETD Practitioners.
  • Extend the scope of the MQA as an ETQA
  • Determine transitional arrangements for QA with
    DME.
  • Disburse Grants for provider QMS implementation
    (R4 mil).
  • Accredit training providers.
  • Roadshow on ETQA planned.

13
Register, Administer and Promote Learnerships
(and Apprenticeships)
  • Milestones achieved as at August 2002.
  • Five priority learnership titles are registered
    with the DoL.
  • Capacity of role players was developed via
    workshops.
  • Information workshops were conducted for the
    sector.
  • Administration of about 1500 apprenticeship
    contracts has been taken over from training
    boards (MIETTB, JPMITB Diamond).

14
Register, Administer and Promote Learnerships
(and Apprenticeships).
  • Activity Plans for 2002-2003
  • Support of the development of learning materials
    (R17.1 million) is set aside.
  • Establish and maintain learnership /
    apprenticeship administration system.
  • Publish a learnership development framework.
  • Register learnerships and skills programmes.
  • Raise awareness and build capacity on
    learnerships.

15
Disburse Grants from the Skills Development Levy
  • Milestones achieved as at August 2002.
  • Procedures for grant disbursements are developed.
  • All grants for 2000-2001 are paid out to
    qualifying companies.
  • Internal auditor and an internal audit committee
    are operational.
  • Year 1 (Mar 2000 Apr 2001)
  • Total levy amounts received R71 mil.
  • Disbursed R52 mil.
  • Transferred funds to other SETAs R7 mil.
  • Surplus funds approved for projects R12 mil.
  • Year 2 (Apr 2001 Mar 2002)
  • Total levy amounts received R186,8 mil.
  • Disbursed R131 mil. (represents 15 skills
    planning grant (WSP and 50 relating to the
    ATR).
  • Discretionary grants R15,2 mil for Blasting
    Certificates.

16
Disburse Grants from the Skills Development Levy.
  • Activity Plans for 2002-2003
  • Operate IT system to disburse skills grants.
  • Verify and capture details of companies
    (Ongoing).
  • Generate and distribute systems reports to
    stakeholders.

17
Levies Grants Estimates
2001/02 2002/03 2001/02 Actual 2002/3 Estimates
20 20 NATIONAL SKILLS FUND R53m R48.4 NATIONAL SKILLS AUTHORIY
10 10 SETA ADMIN R26.6 m R24.2m MQA
15 15 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR WORKPLACE SKILLS PLAN SUBMISSION R40 m R36.3m EMPLOYERS
50 45 IMPLEMENTATION / ANNUAL TRNG REP. R133 m R108.9m EMPLOYERS
5 10 STRATEGIC MQA SECTOR NEEDS R13.3 m R24.2m TBA
18
Grants from Discretionary Funds
  • To employers for providing Blasting Certificate
    Training (15.2 Million)
  • 5 2000-2001 to employers who established a
    skills committee (R 5 m)
  • 10 2002-03 to employers who provided Blasting
    Certificate and Apprenticeship Training (R27
    Million estimate)

19
Sector Developments and Challenges
  • Publication of Mining Charter targets
  • Adoption of Industry Social Plan
  • 68.5 workers needing ABET
  • Promotion of Jewellery Industry and Beneficiation
  • Representivity at Managerial and Professional
    levels
  • Development of Small-Scale Mining

20
Use of Surplus Funds from 2000-2001
  • Apprenticeship grant R15.2 million paid (R7 500
    per appie for 2026 appies) during August 2002.
  • Bursary scheme R15.1 million (plus NSF funds
    R11.5 million).
  • Quality Management System for Providers R4
    million
  • (/- R120 000 each for 28 training providers).
  • Development of learning materials (R17.1 million)
    for learnerships and skills programs.
  • Standards setting grant R3 million.

21
Unclaimed Surplus Funds from 2002-2003
  • Management Development Program
  • Capacity of Training Providers
  • Selected SPC Initiatives
  • Grant to Employers who provide training at ABET
    1-3 during 2002-2004
  • Establishment of centralised training centres in
    Platinum, Gold and Jewellery. Research to be
    conducted.

22
National Skills Fund Projects (R75 M) 2002 - 2004
  • ABET 4/NQF 1 - R25 mil
  • To increase the provision of ABET in the mining
    and minerals sector.
  • Small Scale Mining - R14 mil
  • To support small-scale miners with skills
    development.
  • Jewellery Manufacture Gemstone Processing - R6
    mil
  • To Support development of the skills in four new
    qualification areas
  • Support to ex-mine workers - R 7,5 mil
  • To minimise the impact of retrenchment to
    affected workers and their communities (support
    to industry social plan).
  • Scarce Skills - R 11,5 mil
  • To support the development of scarce skills at
    the higher educational and occupational levels
    through a bursary scheme (136 bursars for 2002).
  • (4 NSF staff are contracted plus one student
    intern)

23
MQA Systems Established
  • Information Management System (Praxis).
  • Communication System (website, newsletters and
    road-shows new language policy).
  • HR and Performance Management System
  • Quality Management System (ISO 90012000 for MQA
    Office) in progress.

24
MQA Organogram 28 September 2002
Vacant NSF Coordinator
Dr Menzi Mthwecu Chief Executive Officer
Melany Beukes Executive PA
GENERAL STAFF Christina Lehoko
(Receptionist) Isaac Mazibuko (Copy Room) Vivian
Duba (Catering) Pauline Mhlambi (Cleaning)
Lerato Mosuoane NSF Administrator
Patricia Makgeledise Operations PA
Chernise Patience HR Practitioner
Corrie Smit Operations Manager
Buitumelo Makgotlo NSF Intern
Nthako Molefe Communication Intern
Noluvuyo Halana Communication Officer
Thami Salman MIS Specialist
Ayesha Itzkin ABET Manager
Vusi Zwane Learnerships Manager
Keith Charles ETQA Manager
Mzwandile Nombewu SGB Manager
Oupa Mopaki Skills Development Manager
Ntombenhle Nkosi Financial Manager
Ivan Boardman Acting Financial Manager
Petro Smit Learnerships Officer
Lency Madi Skills Development Administrator
Mxolisi Nyovane ETQA Administrator
Peter Tladi SGB Administrator
Linda Coughlin Bookkeeper
Thandi Kente Financial Administrator
Lekgethile Mothoa Financial Officer
Anna-Marie Nelson Apprenticeship / Learnerships
Administrator
Thandi Moyo Apprenticeship / Learnerships
Administrator
Michael Paulsen Apprenticeship / Learnership
Administrator
Malesela Makgamatho NSF Accounts Controller
Dineo Mokheseng SGB Intern
TOTAL NUMBER OF STAFF 33
25
MQA COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
Name Financial / Skills
Development Levy
Committee Function The disbursement of
the skills grants from
skills levies Composition 2 per
stakeholder (
alternates) Quorum 2 stakeholders Chairper
son State representative Secretary
Contractor Meeting Once a month
Name Sector Skills Planning Function
The development
implementation of a Sector
Skills Plan, Workplace
Skills Plan and Skills
Development Facilitators. Composition 2 per
stakeholder (
alternates) Quorum 2 stakesholders Chairp
erson State representative Secretary
Contractor Meeting Once a month
Name ETQA Committee Function
The development
implementation of the
ETQA function. Composition 2 per stakeholder (4
Professional Bodies
may be co-opted) Quorum
2 stakeholders Chairperson State
representative Secretary Contractor Meeting
Once a month
Name Learnership Committee Function
The development
implementation of a
learnership system. Composition 2 per
stakeholder (4 RAC Chairs
and 4 Providers may be
co-opted) Quorum 2 stakeholders Chairperso
n State representative Secretary
Contractor Meeting Once a month
Name Audit Committee Function
To determine the
effectiveness of the
financial management
system into PFMA Composition 2 external
members, 1 each from 3
stakeholders, 1 internal
auditor, 1 external
auditor Quorum 2 stakeholders, 1
external
member Chairperson Deputy External
members Secretary Contractor Meeting
Bi-monthly
Name SGB Function To lead
the development of
standards and qualifications
for the mining and minerals
sector, for registration by
SAQA on the NQF. Composition (Max. 25)
4 per stakeholder 4 SQCG
facilitators, 4 Prof.
Bodies, 2 Providers, 1
Manufacturer Supplier Quorum 51 (13
members) Chairperson State SGB
Convenor Secretary Contractor Meeting
Once a month
Name MQA BOARD Function Policy decision
making Composition 5 per stakeholder (Total
15) Quorum 2 per stakeholder Chairperson
Chief Inspector of Mines Secretary
Contractor Meeting Quarterly Name
MQA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Quorum 3 Stakeholder
Convenors Executive
Officer
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