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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read and interpret engineering drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9885  Read and interpret engineering drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 3  NQF Level 03  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 
Reading, interpreting and extracting information from engineering drawings to produce products. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, 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 at this level or below it.

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 learner is able to refer to engineering drawings and material lists to access any information necessary to perform his/her duties. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of engineering drawings, sketches and material lists. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explain symbols and abbreviations used in engineering
  • Explain concepts of line structures, sectioning, dimensioning, scaling, perspective positioning
  • Explain orthographic and isometric views in drawing
  • Explain drawing numbering system used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Manufactured work piece measurements and dimensions correspond to engineering drawing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Engineering drawings, sketches and material lists correctly interpreted, taking into account symbols, abbreviations, drawing projections, views, scales and layouts depicted.
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Functions of material lists
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and units of measurement
  • Line structures
  • Sectioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Scaling
  • Perspective positioning 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Purpose of engineering drawings, sketches and material lists explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Engineering drawings, sketches and material lists correctly interpreted, taking into account symbols, abbreviations, drawing projections, views, scales and layouts depicted.
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Functions of material lists
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and units of measurement
  • Line structures
  • Sectioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Scaling
  • Perspective positioning 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret engineering drawings, sketches and material lists. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determine job requirements from engineering drawings
  • Determine material requirements from material lists 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Manufactured work piece measurements and dimensions correspond to engineering drawing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Engineering drawings, sketches and material lists correctly interpreted, taking into account symbols, abbreviations, drawing projections, views, scales and layouts depicted.
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Functions of material lists
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and units of measurement
  • Line structures
  • Sectioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Scaling
  • Perspective positioning 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Purpose of engineering drawings, sketches and material lists explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Engineering drawings, sketches and material lists correctly interpreted, taking into account symbols, abbreviations, drawing projections, views, scales and layouts depicted.
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Functions of material lists
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and units of measurement
  • Line structures
  • Sectioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Scaling
  • Perspective positioning 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transfer interpreted measurements and dimensions from drawings to workpiece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Manufactured work piece measurements and dimensions correspond to engineering drawing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Engineering drawings, sketches and material lists correctly interpreted, taking into account symbols, abbreviations, drawing projections, views, scales and layouts depicted.
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Functions of material lists
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and units of measurement
  • Line structures
  • Sectioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Scaling
  • Perspective positioning 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Purpose of engineering drawings, sketches and material lists explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Engineering drawings, sketches and material lists correctly interpreted, taking into account symbols, abbreviations, drawing projections, views, scales and layouts depicted.
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Functions of material lists
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and units of measurement
  • Line structures
  • Sectioning
  • Dimensioning
  • Scaling
  • Perspective positioning 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Engineering drawings
  • Material lists

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations

    Purpose of:
  • Engineering drawings
  • Material lists

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

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Drawing interpretation process and sequence

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Units of measurement (conversion) and measurement scales
  • Basic geometry
  • Scaling
  • Dimensioning
  • Perspective positioning

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


  • 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:
  • Manage my own time 

  • 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 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:
  • Understand what the purpose of engineering drawings are in the manufacturing process
  • Explain the importance of correctly interpreting the engineering drawing and material lists. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21005   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58882   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  21015   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58204   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cable Jointing and Termination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  22992   National Certificate: Refractories Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  49451   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  24196   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  57898   Further Education and Training Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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.
     
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    2. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    7. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. HT MARKTECH 
    10. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    11. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    12. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    13. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    14. KGWEBISWANO SUPPLIES & SERVICES 
    15. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    16. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    17. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    18. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    19. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    20. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    21. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    22. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    23. Production Management Institute 
    24. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    25. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    26. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    27. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    28. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    29. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    30. Sabela Learning Academy 
    31. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    32. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    33. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    34. Thekweni TVET College 
    35. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    37. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    38. West Coast TVET College 
    39. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    40. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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