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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Draughting 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
73396  Further Education and Training Certificate: Draughting 
ORIGINATOR
Damelin Correspondence College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences  Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  136  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

All man-made objects begin with a dream, an idea, or a concept. Draughting transforms the dream into a working drawing from which the artisan will construct the final product. Draughting constitutes the means to the strongest and most practical and precise method of Engineering communication worldwide. From drawing a bolt to designing a fuel injection system, the draughtsperson plays a vital role in the designing of a machine or engine part, illustrating the exact precision placement of each part, and the graphic illustration of the end product.

This Certificate will teach learners the basics of draughting and will afford them the opportunity to specialise in either Architectural Draughting, Mechanical Draughting or Pipe Draughting.

Rationale:

This Qualification is targeted at learners who do not have access to face-to-face tuition (either through lack of mobility, lack of a Further Education and Training college in their area, or full-time work commitments). It will allow unemployed learners to enter the industry, but it also allows those that have worked in the industry for years with no formal qualification to obtain one; without having to give up their work in order to study.

The Qualification prescribes an internship after the final summative assessments, rather than workplace-based training during the programme. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Candidates accessing this Qualification should:
  • Demonstrate their ability to read, analyse and reflect on study material at least on NQF Level 3.
  • Exemptions may be given on previous Qualifications, age and work experience.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The Qualification recognises, through the submission of portfolios of evidence, the formal, non-formal and informal learning that learners have achieved that are relevant to this Qualification. Learners can be exempted up to 50% of this Qualification through proof of prior achievements at other institutions.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Candidates should have the following access requirements:
  • Grade 11 with Engineering/Technical Drawing.
  • NCV 2 engineering Qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification is subject-based and consists of a Fundamental, Core and Elective component. To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 136 Credits as detailed below.

    Fundamentals:

    Learning Components; NQF Level; Credits Allocations:
  • 1st Language Communication, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.
  • 2nd Language Communication, NQF Level 3, 20 Credits.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 4, 16 Credits.

    Core:

    Learning Components; NQF Level; Credits Allocations:
  • Introduction to Draughting Fundamentals, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.
  • Geometric and construction terms and instruments, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.

    Learning Components; NQF Level; Credits Allocations:

    Electives (choose 1 stream)

    Elective Stream 1; Architectural Draughting:
  • Local Authority Submissions and Procedure, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.
  • Concrete, Steel and Timber Structures, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.

    Elective Stream 2; Mechanical Draughting:
  • Technical and Machine Drawings, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.
  • Strengths of Materials, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.

    Elective Stream 3; Pipe Draughting:
  • Pipes, Fittings and Materials, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.
  • Pipe Draughting Calculations and Automation, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.

    Total Credits: 136 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Successful candidates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in a first language.
  • Communicate effectively in a second language.
  • Use mathematical skills effectively in a workplace.
  • Understand simple geometric constructions and their use.
  • Accurately draw to a scale.
  • Trace a given drawing.
  • If choosing Architectural Draughting:
    > Use drawing instruments to produce a sketch plan to a client's requirements.
    > Produce working drawings, schedules and specifications for a single-storey domestic building.
    > Produce the drawing plan for simulated submission to the Local Authority.
    > Work satisfactorily under an architect's supervision.
  • If choosing Mechanical Draughting:
    > Describe the principles of technical and machine drawings.
    > Apply the principles of technical and machine drawings practically.
    > Describe Mechanical Draughting concepts for gears, conveyors and gearboxes.
    > Perform calculations on gears, conveyors and gearboxes using relevant formulae.
    > Describe mechanical devices.
    > Use formulae to calculate the strengths of the materials.
  • If choosing Pipe Draughting:
    > Describe isometric drawings.
    > Detail piping for manufacture.
    > Calculate pressure head.
    > Understand the principles of automation.

    Outcome Statements:

    Fundamentals:
  • Communicate effectively in a first and second language.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Engage in effective oral communication in the business environment.
    > Read, analyse and respond to written communication in the business environment.
    > Write effective business texts.
  • Use mathematical skills effectively in the workplace.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Use mathematics to plan and control basic personal and business finances.
    > Describe the main aspects of the national and global economy.
    > Use statistics effectively in the workplace.

    Core:
  • Understand the fundamentals of draughting.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Describe simple geometric constructions and their use.
    > Understand the main Draughting terms
    > Describe various draughting specializations and fields.
    > Recognise good Draughting habits.
  • Effectively use Draughting instruments.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Accurately draw to scale.
    > Accurately trace a given drawing.

    Electives (select 1 stream):

    Architectural Draughting:
  • Produce effective and accurate architectural drawings.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Use drawing instruments to produce a sketch plan to a client's requirements.
    > Produce working drawings, schedules and specifications for a single-storey domestic building.
    > Produce the drawing plan for simulated submission to the Local Authority.
    > Work satisfactorily under an architect's supervision.

    Mechanical Draughting
  • Produce effective and accurate mechanical drawings.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Describe and apply the principles of technical and machine drawings.
    > Describe Mechanical Draughting concepts for gears, conveyors and gearboxes.
    > Perform calculations on gears, conveyors and gearboxes using relevant formulae.
    > Use formulae to calculate the strengths of the materials.

    Pipe Draughting:
  • Produce effective and accurate pipe drawings.
  • Competence is evident when a learner can:
    > Describe isometric drawings.
    > Detail piping for manufacture.
    > Calculate pressure head.
    > Understand the principles of automation. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Assessment of competence is done through a combination of formative and summative assessment methodologies, tools and procedures, which will not discriminate against learners in an unjust or invalid way. Assessment practices are fair, transparent, valid and reliable. The purpose of assessment is to determine whether a learner has met the outcomes of the Qualification in terms of theory and practice. Integrative techniques are therefore used to assess applied competence. Candidates should be required to demonstrate that they can perform the outcomes with understanding and insight.

    All subjects include formative assessments, comprising a range of tests, tasks and assignments. A learner's formative mark counts 40% towards the theory mark of a subject. All subjects have a final examination. The final examination counts 60% towards the theory mark of a subject. In order to achieve the Qualification, a learner must:
  • Pass all required subjects exams with at least a 40% pass mark; obtain a final mark of at least 40%.
  • Pass the internship/practical with at least 50%.

    The theory component (the formative plus examination mark) will count 80% towards the final mark, while the internship/practical will count 20% towards the final mark. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Draughting Industry is a discipline with globally recognised best practices, standards and qualifications. This Qualification utilises internationally recognised best practice and standards in Draughting.

    Benchmarking was done by comparison to outcomes of learning against an Autodesk Draughting Qualification called Autodesk Revit. Autodesk is an international company based in the USA. They are world renowned as leaders in the various Draughting disciplines.

    Their course covers the basics of Revit Architecture, from schematic design through construction documentation. Students are introduced to the concepts of Building Information Modelling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. It was found that the South African Qualification seems to commence with teaching the learners the basics of Draughting before moving on to more intensive Architectural, Pipe and Mechanical Draughting disciplines. This it is argued is far more suited to the South African context, as this Qualification focuses on the learner with no previous experience, as well as the learner with prior drawing experience. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Access to Qualifications on the same level:

    Learners who are (have been) registered for the same or another related Qualification on NQF Level 4 will be able to horizontally enter another relevant learning programme on the same level, given the rules of access have been complied with. Such learners will retain credit or exemption for relevant subjects or specific outcomes that have been passed at the previous institution and could enroll for a relevant certificate level programme. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors and moderators assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of an assessor against this Qualification must be registered or approved as an assessor and/or moderator with a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Formative assessment will be conducted internally with internal moderation being done by registered moderators. The moderation body is the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA).
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor for this Qualification, the applicant should:
  • Hold a relevant Qualification at least on NQF Level 5.
  • Have workplace experience and/or teaching experience.
  • Be declared competent in all the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 

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

    NOTES 
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    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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