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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and prepare materials, tools and equipment for craft production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115128  Identify and prepare materials, tools and equipment for craft production 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person with credit against this unit standard will be able to identify and prepare materials, tools and equipment for production of craft products. This unit standard contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in the Art, Craft and Design sector, and contribute to greater levels of production and quality in this sector.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Identifying and selecting appropriate materials for production of particular craft products
  • Identifying and selecting appropriate tools and equipment for production of particular craft products
  • Preparing materials for production of craft products 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that the learner has completed ABET level 3 or equivalent with competencies in literacy, mathematical quantities and art skills and dexterity. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are included in the unit standard where relevant. Learners are required to demonstrate that they can perform the specific outcomes with understanding. However, at this level they will be consciously following a set of 'rules' or principles, which inform what they do, rather than performing 'internalised rules'. At this level, learners are not expected to draw on or integrate insights from beyond their specific craft or field of competency. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select the appropriate materials for production of particular craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials selected were appropriate for given designs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials include those relevant to specific craft or field.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    During selection of materials environmentally sustainable criteria were considered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to national, social, political, legal and economical resources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cost is minimised and quality maximised for craft production when materials were selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sufficient materials were gathered for craft production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping and safety procedures in the context of craft production were adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Housekeeping refers to optimising the use of resources, record keeping, hygiene, health and safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The characteristics of the materials were taken into account when selected for specific craft production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Choice of method of preparation is appropriate to characteristics of selected materials. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select appropriate tools and equipment for production of particular craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment selected were appropriate for given designs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include those relevant to specific craft or field.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    During selection of tools and equipment, environmentally sustainable criteria were considered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to national, social, political, legal and economical resources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cost is minimised and quality maximised for craft production when tools and equipment were selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping and safety procedures in the context of craft production were adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Housekeeping refers to optimising the use of resources, record keeping, hygiene, health and safety.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare materials for production of craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Choice of method of preparation is appropriate to characteristics of selected materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Housekeeping and safety procedures in the context of craft production were adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Housekeeping refers to optimising the use of resources, record keeping, hygiene, health and safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Environmentally sustainable criteria were considered during the preparation of materials for craft production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to national, social, political, legal and economical resources.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Housekeeping and Safety procedures within the context of craft production
  • Relevant materials of specific craft production
  • Relevant production processes of craft production
  • Principles and procedures of quality assurance measures
  • Environmentally sustainable criteria of relevant craft production 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when making a selection of materials and make decisions using critical and creative thinking when identifying and selecting materials, tools and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively when taking environmental issues in consideration. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about materials and tools and equipment identifying and selecting for production of craft products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others in choice of materials, tools and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts such as selecting materials do not exist in isolation but impact on the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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