27 new and unusual South African jobs which you could soon receive a qualification for
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has called for public comment on 27 occupational qualifications which are being considered for TVETs and other registered training providers around the country.
An occupational qualification is a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work based learning.
Here are a few of the fifty QCTO qualifications registered:
• Airline Ground Crew
• Boat Builder and Repairer
• Chemist (Surface Coatings Technologist)
• Electrical Line Mechanic – Overhead Lines Mechanic
• Financial markets practitioner
• Health Promotion Officer (Community Health Worker)
• Insurance Agent – Insurance Underwriter
• Mining Technician (Mine Ventilation Observer)
• Organisational Risk Manager (Risk Practitioner)
• Supply and Distribution Manager
• Plastics Manufacturing Machine Setter
• Port Manager
• Railway Signal Operator
• Retail Manager General – Retail Store Manager
• Road Transport Manager
• Tax Professional
27 occupations and a short job description.
- Aid to Navigation Manager – ensures the visual, audible and electronic aids are provided to ensure safe and efficient movement of all transport types.
- Aid to Navigation Technician – installs, commissions, maintains and repairs infrastructure and equipment.
- Aircraft Structures Technician – manufactures, inspects, modifies, dismantles, assembles, repairs and replaces the components of aircraft structures.
- Apparel & Related Manufacturing Machine Mechanic – repairs, maintain, service and set-up a range of sewing machines and related auxiliary equipment.
- Aquaculture – promotes productivity through overseeing activities performed by team members and predominantly oversee the farming of aquatic organisms.
- Commercial Diver – enters water or other liquid or a pressurized environment at a pressure exceeding 100mb above atmospheric pressure, using breathing apparatus, in order to carry out a range of tasks underwater either inshore or offshore depending on the type of diving industry they work in.
- Concentrated Solar Power Process Controller – provides technical support and services in the installation, operation, and maintenance of solar power plant processes, systems, facilities, and equipment.
- Customs Compliance Manager – manages, maintains and controls customs compliance and other statutory requirements within the organisation relating to international logistics and supply chain activities, beyond the generic management skills.
- Diesel Electrical Fitter – inspects, qualifies, overhauls, repairs, assembles and fits diesel engines and electrical and mechanical parts.
- Dock Master – plans, coordinates and controls the safe and efficient docking and undocking of all vessels and or structures for the purposes of surveys, planned maintenance, unplanned repairs, alterations and refits.
- Electric Cable Jointer – plans, prepares, installs, joints and terminates low voltage (LV) (1000V) and medium voltage (MV) (up to and including 44kV) cables under dead (at zero potential) conditions.
- Fuel Pipeline Controller – Monitors and controls pipeline operations for the bulk transport of petroleum.
- Furniture Maker – cuts, shapes, assembles and finishes products.
- Furniture Upholsterer – manufactures an upholstered furnishing item.
- Hairdresser – Recognition of qualified hairdressers as a trade person.
- Industrial Water Plant Operator – operates and monitors industrial plants to store and process water.
- Industrial Water Process Controller – controls, monitors and manages industrial plants to store and process water.
- Insulation Installer – plans and installs insulation and finishing materials in various buildings and industrial applications to maximise energy efficiency.
- Maritime Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator – directs, organises and manages search-and-rescue operations within rescue regions.
- Master Insulation Electrician – verifies and certifies the construction, testing, and inspection of any electrical installation in a hazardous areas to ensure compliance.
- Meteorological Technician – installs and inspects weather stations, conducts climate data checking, conducts surface and upper air observations and disseminates data into specific coded forms.
- Production Process machine Operator and Assembler – operates and monitors and adjusts equipment to manufacture and assemble components/parts to specifications given, using applicable equipment and tools.
- Rigger – uses basic, intermediate and advance lifting techniques to shift, lift, move, and place and secure loads at end-points, without damage.
- Rolling Stock Electrical Fitter – maintains, tests, repairs, overhauls, assembles and fits electrical and mechanical parts and bodies of locomotives/motor coaches.
- Water Liaison Practitioner – develops and implements communication strategies by relaying appropriate water-related information to internal and external stakeholders through suitable channels and platforms to promote water stewardship.
- Water reticulation Practitioner – maintains the integrity of the portability of the water supply from the water reservoir to the household water point.
- Wood Processing Machine Operator – converts logs into lumber (sawn boards) and by-products in accordance with specific clients’ requirements.