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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Designing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|57875||Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Designing|
|SGB Mining and Minerals|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MQA - Mining Qualifications Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Fabrication and Extraction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||146||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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|
This qualification will enable qualifying learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence in jewellery design. Learners credited with this qualification are able to design jewellery utilising advanced jewellery technology.
The ability of the industry to develop its potential in the beneficiation of raw materials is dependent upon the development of these skills to provide the platform for expansion and to have a base of skilled workers for further development. The Jewellery Manufacturing Industry relies on competent jewellery manufacturers and setters, who in turn rely on jewellery designers to provide them with fashionable and practical designs.
Learners credited with this qualification are able to:
Jewellery designers, manufacturers and setters work closely together to create, produce and market jewellery. For this reason, the South African Jewellery Manufacturing Industry has identified Jewellery Design as a critical skill. Rapid technological development has necessitated the need for high level skilled jewellery designers in South Africa.
As 80% of commercial jewellery in South Africa is imported there are great opportunities for the the Jewellery Manufacturing Industry in South Africa to design and manufacture jewellery for the South African market and abroad. The competitive jewellery market requires products that follow and set fashion trends, are of a high quality and are well marketed.
Currently there is a shortage of well rounded jewellery designers that can meet the industry needs and grow the South African jewellery market. This qualification will produce more skilled designers who, in conjunction with jewellery manufacturers and setters, will contribute to developing the South African jewellery market by producing quality products which can compete locally and in the global market. This qualification will increase the technical proficiency and size of the workforce; which would then enable industry to satisfy the local demands for jewellery without having to rely on imports, thereby decreasing the importation of cheap jewellery which is a threat to the Industry.
The majority of the learners entering this qualification are likely to be working in the jewellery industry as diamond and gemstone setters or jewellery manufacturing operators.
The benefits of achieving a recognised qualification may also draw those already working as Jewellery designers formally or informally and who will benefit from the opportunities of assessment and subsequent recognition presented by RPL. (Recognition of Prior Learning).
In some cases learners may come from other industries, however they would have to become familiar with the basic operations associated with Jewellery design before they can proceed with this qualification.
A typical learning pathway for learners with this qualification would be the GETC: Mining and Minerals Processes (Jewellery stream), National Certificate: Minerals Processing, NQF Level 2, National Certificate: General Draughting, NQF Level 3. Learners can then progress onto the National Certificate: Jewellery Production Management, NQF Level 5.
Qualifying learners will be appointed as jewellery designers working in conjunction with other jewellery manufacturing operators under the guidance of an experienced mentor. This qualification provides the learner with the knowledge of and skills in jewellery design and techniques necessary for the design of jewellery. The elective unit standards provide the learner with knowledge in diamond and gemstone setting and jewellery manufacture, which could provide a basis for further specialisation in those areas.
Jewellery design is based on information from the Goldsmith in terms of the design specifications. The designer will guide the Goldsmith in terms of the combination of stones and setting lay out, metals and other precious materials. This qualification will provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary for jewellery design.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
Access to the qualification:
Access is open; however it is preferable that learners have completed the National Certificate: General Draughting, NQF Level 3.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 146 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems in the jewellery design process.
2. Adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
3. Identify and grade a gemstone for buying and selling within the jewellery industry.
4. Draw and design jewellery using various design processes and techniques.
Consistency of Exit Level Outcomes with Critical Cross field Outcomes:
In accordance with SAQA guidelines, all unit standards include the assessment of relevant critical cross-field outcomes. Consequently, Exit Level Outcomes are consistent with critical cross-field outcome requirements.
The following CCFO's have been addressed in this qualification as per the unit standards outlined.
SAQA Critical Cross-Field Outcomes; Equivalent Exit Level Outcome
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Range: The design refers to but not limited to:
Range: The design refers to but not limited to:
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.
Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance, and must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
> Jewellery manufacture.
> Gem setting.
> Design and.
and initiating short discussions to test understanding of
> House keeping.
In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place, particularly when looking at the jewellery design, to see whether the requirements have been met.
The design of jewellery entails:
> The rendering of technical drawings to specified requirements.
> Calculate the costing of materials.
> Liaising with the clients and key people in the design process.
> Combining techniques, materials and processes to design innovative variations of jewellery.
> Design standard forms of jewellery using unique and innovative processes, techniques and tools.
> Improving productivity.
It is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities associated with the jewellery design process.
|A search was conducted for possible courses and/or qualifications existing in countries that are considered world leaders in jewellery design and manufacture as well as countries on the African continent.
The structures found in other countries do not necessarily match the South African design of separate qualifications for design, manufacturing and setting
respectively. For that reason the research has been reflected collectively as it is relevant to the respective qualifications proposed.
Courses and qualifications were analysed from a number of countries:
International skills programmes, qualifications and other training interventions were investigated to ensure that the proposed FETC qualification structure and unit standards are comparable in terms of level, scope of qualification and competencies covered. The qualifications and/or programmes were selected based on proven best practice within the field of the Jewellery Design.
Hong Kong: (http://www.vtc.edu.hk/prospectus/eng/course.php?action_type=detail&course_id=200)
The course is designed to train and to provide qualified personnel for Jewellery industry. It emphasizes theoretical and practical knowledge in order to train up fully competent students to meet the employers' needs. The course covers the fundamental concept of design in relation to Jewellery making in Hong Kong. It provides students with the basic knowledge of modern Jewellery making, the elements of Jewellery craft and Jewellery design.
This is a 3 year course offered by the Vocational Training Council. The outcomes and scope of competencies covered in the certificate compare favourably with the proposed FETC qualification; however no judgement could be made on the level of the certificate.
Certificate in Jewellery Design.
This is four-month short-term course is introduced for people who want to pursue conventional jewellery designing. At the end of the course, the students are able to -
Some key roles and competencies were found in the module - design jewellery on paper using the most advanced rendering techniques; however no judgement could be made on the level and depth of the outcomes.
Learners will learn how to communicate a design idea through different presentation techniques, understand the evolution of jewellery and the present day market needs. Discover the fire of diamonds and the charm of coloured stones. The course also offers an opportunity to design your own collections.
Outcomes or competencies identified in the above Certificate is generally quite comparable to the South African qualification in terms of range of competencies covered. The certificate course is full time over six months and there are separate courses available on gemstone identification and grading.
Thailand: Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand
> Learn to illustrate shape, form, and texture of metal.
> Learn leading-edge 3-D technology to design jewellery using CAD (computer aided design) software.
> Create a wide variety of designs in wax.
> Use your own designs to make complete models for casting and mold making.
> Explore the art of vulcanized rubber and R.T.V. (room temperature vulcanizing) mold making and cutting techniques.
> Learn the art of cutting a mold.
Similar competencies were found and the outcomes of the programmes match closely with the outcomes of the unit standards covered in this FETC.
This course is offered on a 3 month full time basis. The content covered in this course is similar to the outcomes and competencies within this FETC but at a much lower level.
Jewellery Designing Part 1:
Diamond Grading and Identification:
Jewellery Designing Part II:
Rough Diamond Assortment
Similar competencies were found and the outcomes of the courses offered here match closely with the outcomes and key competencies of the unit standards in draw and design, the historical development of jewellery, using 3D computer programmes to produce 3D drawings and Grade and Identify gemstones covered in this FETC.
The FETC Jewellery Design Technology compares favourably with the relevant components of a wide selection of international qualifications, programmes, courses identified above. Where outcomes or competencies were identified within the international qualifications, programmes or courses, they are generally quite comparable to the South African qualification in terms of competencies covered.
It is believed that this qualification will render a useful contribution to developing competent jewellery designers who can help the South African jewellery industry become globally competitive.
|This qualification allows for both vertical and horizontal articulation.
Vertical articulation exists with:
A relevant qualification is still in the design phase.
Horizontal articulation exists with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors should be in possession of:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||9650||Demonstrate appropriate product knowledge to enable working in a jewellery environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||11|
|Core||9647||Draw and design jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Core||243007||Demonstrate an understanding of the historical developments of jewellery||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||243005||Describe and understand metallurgical principles for jewellery manufacture||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||243006||Grade a gemstone||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||243008||Identify a gemstone||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||243002||Use a 3D computer programme as a design- tool to produce drawings to specifications||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||12417||Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15264||Make and use repousse and chasing punches||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||243000||Manufacture jewellery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||9648||Manufacture jewellery for single faceted stone settings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||21|
|Elective||15278||Produce a mould of a piece of jewellery or related artefact for reproduction||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||9645||Flush-set faceted stones||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||15268||Forge metal to manufacture jewellery||Level 4||NQF Level 04||21|
|Elective||243003||Manufacture and repair complicated jewellery||Level 4||NQF Level 04||23|
|Elective||243001||Pave- and star-set faceted stones||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||9643||Set faceted stones in channel settings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||9642||Set faceted stones in multiple tube settings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||9638||Set stones in multiple claw or wire settings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||9644||Tension set a single faceted stone||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|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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