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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of boat design 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376540  Demonstrate an understanding of boat design 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 is for people who work, or intend to work in a yacht and boat building environment where an understanding of boat design is required.

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of yacht and boat design, displacement, stability, and the interior layout of a boat.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Calculate displacement and explain its importance in boat building.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stability and methods of calculation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of rig design.
  • Identify and describe the main features of interior boat and yacht layout. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • The Unit Standard:
    > Apply a range of boat design and construction techniques at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Calculate displacement and explain its importance in boat building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods for calculating displacement at a design stage are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of accurately calculating displacement is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dispersement calculations are performed for a number of craft using appropriate methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of stability and methods of calculation in boat design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of stability in small craft design is explained in terms of the safety of crew, passengers, on-board items and the seaworthiness of the craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of estimating/calculating stability are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Calculations of stability are made according to scientific principle. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of rig design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different aspects and features of small craft rig design are described and their implications for sailing performance discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ways in which variations to small craft rig design may be made are explained focussing on the way in which the variations may positively or negatively affect craft performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and describe the main features of interior boat and yacht layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Practical considerations which need to be taken into account for general arrangements and interior layouts for small craft are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A general arrangement drawing is completed with full explanation of all the decisions taken regarding the placement of objects/equipment and interior layout according to principles of interior design. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification 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 Qualification 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 by 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 at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification 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 
    Names, properties and function of:
  • Different features and types of rig design.
  • Interior parts of a boat.

    Consequences of:
  • Insufficient stability.
  • Incorrect calculation of displacement and stability.
  • Inappropriate rig selection and design.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Calculating procedures.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Measuring.
  • General arrangement layout.

    Theoretical basis:
  • The mathematics of areas, volumes and displacement.
  • Relationship between volumes and displacements.
  • The mathematics of buoyancy and stability. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identification of different design features.
  • Identification of causes of problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working together with others:
  • Liaising with team members and supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Examine finished product for non-conformances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record information on work performed.
  • Report outcome of work to supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of three dimensional shapes and their properties.
  • Understand measuring and calculating techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the consequences of incorrect calculation of displacement.
  • Explain the significance of stability to the overall design of the boat. 

  • 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  78864   Further Education and Training Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 



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