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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the historical developments of jewellery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243007  Demonstrate an understanding of the historical developments of jewellery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
This unit standard will be useful for persons who are involved in the design and evaluation of jewellery, as understanding the historic development of jewellery will contribute positively to the design of present day jewellery.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historic development of the forms of jewellery as found in jewellery shops.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the materials used in the manufacture of jewellery throughout history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the techniques used in the manufacture of jewellery throughout history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the functions that jewellery has fulfilled throughout history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the way that the design of pieces of jewellery has evolved since prehistoric times.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of the history of Jewellery in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Manufacture jewellery in a production environment at NQF level 3 or equivalent.
  • Jewellery manufacturing techniques.
  • Jewellery historic background. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:

    The periods of history that are covered in this Unit Standard relate to the development of Eurocentric jewellery, as found in current jewellery shops. The periods are:
  • Prehistory.
  • Sumerian.
  • Egyptian.
  • Greco-Roman.
  • Byzantium.
  • Middle Ages.
  • Renaissance.
  • Industrial Revolution.
  • Art Nouveau.
  • Art Deco.
  • 20th Century contemporary artistic jewellery. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the historic development of the forms of jewellery as found in jewellery shops. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various rings in jewellery shops are identified in terms of their historic background. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The forms of jewellery in jewellery shops are identified in terms of their historic background. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The major developments in the forms are identified and discussed chronologically with reference to the period within which the development took place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The developments are contextualised in terms of other culturally significant events of that specific time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Current jewellery forms and recent culturally significant phenomena are discussed in terms of their relationship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Hazards and risks pertaining to the historical developments of jewellery are identified and explained with reference to team occupational health and safety and environmental impact. The appropriate preventive measures are described in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the materials used in the manufacture of jewellery throughout history. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The materials used in the manufacture of jewellery are described in terms of their historical relevance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The materials must include:
  • Gold.
  • Gemstones.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major developments in the materials are discussed chronologically and with reference to the period within which the development took place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The developments are contextualised in terms of other culturally significant events of that time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Current jewellery materials and recent culturally significant phenomena are discussed in terms of their relationship. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the techniques used in the manufacture of jewellery throughout history. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Jewellery manufacturing techniques are described in terms of their historical relevance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major developments in the manufacturing techniques are discussed chronologically and with reference to the period within which the development took place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The developments of the techniques are contextualised in terms of other culturally significant events of the time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Current jewellery manufacturing techniques and recent culturally significant phenomena are discussed in terms of their relationship. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the functions that jewellery has fulfilled throughout history. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions of jewellery observed in jewellery shops are described in terms of their historical relevance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functions must include:
  • Adornment.
  • Signification of status.
  • Beliefs.
  • Betrothal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major developments in the functions of jewellery are discussed chronologically and with reference to the period within which the development took place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The developments are contextualised in terms of other culturally significant events of the time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Current jewellery functions and recent culturally significant phenomena are discussed in terms of their relationship. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the way that the designs of jewellery items have evolved since prehistoric times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The designs of jewellery items observed in jewellery shops are described in terms of their historical relevance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In this context 'designs' means:
  • Imagery.
  • Shapes.
  • Forms.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major changes in the designs of jewellery are discussed chronologically and with reference to the period within which the changes took place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The changes are contextualised in terms of other culturally significant phenomena of the time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Current designs of jewellery and recent culturally significant phenomena are discussed in terms of their relationship. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

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

    History, development and. current aspects relating to.
  • Form of rings.
  • Materials.
  • Techniques.
  • Functions (use) of jewellery.
  • Designs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The ability and willingness of the learner to work effectively with other role players in the jewellery manufacturing industry, particularly the interaction between designers, manufacturers and setters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to plan adequately, use the appropriate tools and techniques and to keep the workplace well organised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to understand and deal with the interaction between various role players and processes in the jewellery manufacturing industry. 

  • 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 
    Terminology

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.

    Site-specific:
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to assessors

    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 candidate 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 candidate 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.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
    Range: Forms of jewellery include, but is not limited to:
  • Rings.
  • Pendants.
  • Earrings.
  • Brooches.
  • Bracelets.
  • Chains.
  • Bangles. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57875   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Designing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  57876   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58274   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Setting Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. Akapo Jewels 
    2. Global Jewellery Academy1 
    3. IMFUNDISO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 



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