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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: General Draughting|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|50022||National Certificate: General Draughting|
|SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||121||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
Any learners, who are or wish to be involved in draughting, will have access to this qualification. This qualification is intended to serve as access to the architectural, engineering and construction industries by providing skilled draughtpersons who can produce drawings. Portability across other National Qualifications in engineering and draughting is therefore ensured.
The specific purpose of this qualification represents the skills, knowledge and understanding required by competent practitioners to:
The National Certificate in General Draughting Level 3 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who enter the field of draughting.
The General Draughting at NQF Level 3 will provide a broad base of knowledge and skills needed in the industry and will help those learners progressing along a career path who:
The National Certificate in General Draughting Level 3 allows the learner to work towards a nationally recognised qualification. The qualification will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in architectural, engineering and construction organisations access, due to its flexibility. It aims to develop learners who are informed and skilled in Draughting.
The qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to progress further in this field of learning. The intention is:
The National Certificate in General Draughting Level 3 should produce knowledgeable, skilled draughtspersons who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the draughting industry. It should provide the means for current learners in the draughting field to receive recognition for prior learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge base. The qualification is structured in such a way that it will expose learners to a set of core competencies to give a broad understanding of draughting. The electives will allow for specific competence in selected areas of drawing specialisation. It will also promote the notion of life-long learning.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 2.
Recognition of prior learning
The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this draughting qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education, Training, Quality, Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor.
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open, bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification provides a learning pathway in a variety of specializations.
Each of the learning pathways will include the compulsory Fundamentals of 36 Credits as well as compulsory Core of 51 Credits with a minimum of 34 Credits chosen from the Electives as follows:
Learners must choose the following unit standards:
Building and Civil Construction draughtsperson:
Electrical and Air conditioning, ventilation duct and plant draughtsperson:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Use and operate a computer system.
2. Communicate with both clients and work colleagues to enhance the quality of work and service produced.
3. Produce drawings for an appropriate area of draughting.
4. Use a wide variety of measuring instruments and conventional drawing equipment to produce a quality drawing.
5. Collect data for the desired design requirements.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the workflow and administration procedures pertaining to a drawing office.
7. Produce a free hand drawing in preparation for an instrument scale drawing.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification.
Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should be assessed in authentic draughting contexts wherever possible.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
|The draughting and design Industry is a discipline with globally recognised best practices, standards and qualifications. This qualification and set of unit standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards in draughting.
Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards/Outcomes of learning against:
> Produce orthographic, scale working drawings.
> Produce scale production drawings.
> Produce scale production drawings.
> Demonstrate knowledge of numerical data used in the draughting industry.
A direct comparison with each unit standard was undertaken and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each unit standard. However the points incorporated were written in a South African context.
Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. It was found that the South African unit standards seem to contain more detail and therefore are slightly more complex and the qualification is longer in duration as they only have 70 credits.
The work groups also referred to other facets of national and international benchmarking, which occurred continuously throughout the qualifications and unit standard writing process.
These facets were:
|This qualification allows for both horizontal and vertical articulation.
|Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by relevant ETQA or any ETQA which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the relevant ETQA in accordance with ETQA Regulations (RSA,1998b).
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
A learner could follow a career in:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||9964||Apply health and safety to a work area||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||13217||Collect and use information||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||116937||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||120230||Apply the code of practice for draughting||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||120229||Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||120226||Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of design||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||120228||Demonstrate an understanding of the process of design||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||9532||Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||120224||Interpret and produce free hand drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||120227||Plan and determine drawing requirements to produce a drawing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||114978||Use a word processing package to produce business documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||14486||Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments and produce free-hand drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||14474||Plan and schedule workflow||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8971||Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||9882||Read and interpret basic engineering drawings||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||120231||Demonstrate the basic understanding of the workflow||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||115242||Draw and interpret electrical diagrams||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||10894||Interpret electrical circuits||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||9526||Manage basic business finance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||14580||Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||9885||Read and interpret engineering drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||13395||Draw free hand diagrams of typical electrical control and power circuits used in air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems and explain their operating sequence||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||120213||Read, interpret and produce working civil construction drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||14430||Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
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