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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read and interpret basic engineering drawings as required for thermoplastic fabrication 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14693  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings as required for thermoplastic fabrication 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 
The fabrication of plastics products generally requires the joining of plastics components into assemblies. The assemblies are often subjected to considerable stress when in operation and the manufacturing process needs to be consistent and accurate. This unit standard reflects the skills and knowledge required to perform the activities related to the joining process and demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved.

To qualify, I have to demonstrate that I am able to read and interpret basic engineering drawings so as to select components to be manufactured or assembled from freehand sketches and basic drawings using isometric, oblique and orthographic projection, including hidden detail and single plane sectional views. Drawings are limited to single components.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication (NQF Level 2) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression and reflects the first level of thermoplastic welding skill. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
All work is performed under supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Discuss and explain basic engineering drawing concepts and material lists. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Components are identified and interpreted as per job requirements
2. Engineering drawing concepts and material lists are explained

Indicators
1. Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
2. Interpretation is done in a methodical manner

Understanding confirmed
Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
1. Measurement and dimensions
2. Use of measurement scales
3. Concepts of basic geometry and unit of measurement
4. Line structures
5. To scale drawings
6. Projections
7. Dimensioning 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Interpret basic engineering drawings. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify and interpret component requirements
  • Interpret dimensions, instructions, symbols and conventions
  • Read material list 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Engineering drawings interpreted are limited to first and third angle orthographic projection, isometric and oblique, including hidden detail and single plane sectional views. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Components are identified and interpreted as per job requirements
    2. Engineering drawing concepts and material lists are explained

    Indicators
    1. Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    2. Interpretation is done in a methodical manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
    1. Measurement and dimensions
    2. Use of measurement scales
    3. Concepts of basic geometry and unit of measurement
    4. Line structures
    5. To scale drawings
    6. Projections
    7. Dimensioning 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Material lists
  • Engineering symbols, abbreviations, conventions (according to international drawing standards)

    2. Purpose of:
  • Engineering drawings

    3. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrectly interpreting an engineering drawing

    4. Procedures and techniques
  • Drawing interpretation and sequence
  • For 1st and 3rd angle orthographic projection
  • For isometric drawings
  • For construction of geometrical shapes
  • For oblique drawings

    5. Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Units of measurement (conversion) and measurement scales
  • Basic geometry
  • Dimensioning

    6. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between engineering drawing and the manufacture of a product that meets customer specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
    Related to the interpretation of an engineering drawing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
    According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Interpret information contained in engineering drawings.
  • Make decisions based on information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
    Record work done. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
    Relate appropriate theory to the interpretation of drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Explain the purpose of the engineering drawing in the fabrication process
  • Explain the importance of correctly interpreting the engineering drawing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24215   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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 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.
     
    1. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.