Introduction to Manufacturing Environment (SP0007/06-17) – NQF Level 1

Duration: 5-7 days
Target Group: Production personnel
Prerequisite: Communication at ABET Level 3, Numeracy at ABET Level 3
Credits: 21
Certification: MerSETA-accredited Certificate of Competence


Learners qualified with this skills programme can identify and describe the features of a manufacturing, assembly or engineering process. The learner also has an understanding of the concept quality in terms of customer requirements and product specifications.

Unit Standards:

13169Describe and discuss issues relating to HIV-AIDS, TB and STI’s and their impact on the workplace.

13162:  Identify and describe inputs, outputs, stages and quality indicators of the manufacturing, assembly or engineering process.

13174:  Identify and discuss inappropriate behaviours in the workplace.

13167Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace.

13172Understand the employer/employee relationship.


At the end of the skills programme, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of HIV-AIDS, TB and STI’s on the workplace.
  • Correctly identify and describe the various stages of the process and the inputs, outputs, power sources, control systems, control systems and services.
  • Recognise inappropriate behaviours and respond to the correctly.
  • Accurately describe basic safety, health and environmental issues related to a specific workplace.
  • Describe and explain the purpose of employment contract and company rules, policies, procedures and relate these to the relationship between the employer and the employee.