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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Advanced Diploma in Fashion|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|90845||Advanced Diploma in Fashion|
|Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design PTY LTD|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Advanced Diploma||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Design Studies|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 07||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
The purpose of this qualification is to combine the development of knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of specialised fields within the fashion industry. The aim is to provide the learners with a flexible programme of study which will provide the relevant level of knowledge and skills that are needed in the specialised field of fashion in a chosen career path. This qualification aims to meet the specialised needs of specific sectors of the fashion industry and commerce and reflect the knowledge areas expressed in the relevant Quality Assurance bodies, pertaining to higher education and training, as well as the job/national skills market.
This qualification has been developed in response to existing customers' and industry collaborators' needs. The qualification was conceptualised as an intervention to improve competitiveness in a specific niche of the industry. The aim is to educate and train learners in a niche area to add to and create real value for that particular chain, whether it is apparel retail, accessory design and entrepreneurship in fashion or any other specialised field in fashion design. This qualification aims to add to the global competitiveness of South African made clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and leather goods. It is anticipated that potential learners in this qualification will be working or have access to work placement but require a mechanism for the acquisition of relevant knowledge.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are competent in fashion design skills at NQF Level 6 and have knowledge of research method.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
The Academy has a Recognition of Prior Learning policy and procedures, which guide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) practices within the institution. Recognition of Prior Learning is regarded as one of the critical mechanisms for achieving redress and equity and accelerating access. This policy and set of procedures can be used for the following purposes:
It should be noted that the policy does not accommodate the awarding of an entire qualification on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning and this option would only be considered for inclusion upon review of the policy.
Access to the Qualification:
Learners wishing to enrol for this qualification must:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|All modules are offered at NQF Level 7. There are no elective modules. All modules must be successfully completed.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Solve problems relating to specialised fields within fashion design technology and other processes.
2. Evaluate and apply historical, social and cultural influences on specialised sectors of fashion design.
3. Select and apply advanced visual, oral and textual communication techniques prevalent and accepted in specialised fields of fashion design.
4. Solve specific fashion design problems relating to changes influencing a field of fashion design and textiles/materials.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Formative and summative assessment practices will be implemented.
Formative assessment will be mainly through group discussions, where practical exercises are observed and feedback is given on experiences and presentation of assignments, as well as written reports, some in draft and some in final form, depending on the purpose of the formative assessment opportunity. These assessments will predominantly be used as a form of on-going guidance as well as form of tracking a learner's progress. Summative assessment practices will be implemented to assess the final achievement of outcomes. These will take the form of assignments to be submitted, observation and assessment of practical tasks and presentations. Tests and/or examinations can also be used for certain parts of the work where retention of knowledge or individual and unguided performance needs to be established.
Integrated assessment, focusing on the achievement of the exit-level outcomes, will be done where applicable by written assignments, tests, practical assessments, portfolios, and case studies. The integrated assessment will help to relate the theory and knowledge to the practical skills needed in the particular sector of the fashion industry. Integrated assessment at this level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions in order to achieve specialised competence that is grounded in the current practice of that sector and is coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification. Integrated assessments will allow the judgment of level of quality of the learner's observable performance, as well as the quality, depth and acuteness of the thinking that underpins and informs such performance.
Assessment tools will encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpins their demonstrated performance in exercises requiring reflection and the critique of their own process. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature, depending on what is being assessed. It is of utmost importance that validity of the assessment is ensured. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the type of module and should be sufficiently varied.
|This qualification has been compared to qualifications from countries that are leaders in designing and fashion and those with best practices.
Australia - RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology):
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology:
China: BIFT International College Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design:
This qualification is structured as a two year Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma students may elect to undertake progression studies leading to a Bachelor of Design from Raffles College Pty Ltd, trading as Raffles College of Design and Commerce. Modules include drawing, colour composition, form, pattern making, draping and cutting techniques, to build a firm foundation in fashion design. The main advantage is that the college works very closely with the fashion industry to offer students real-life projects for them to gain experience. The annual graduates' fashion show where final students display their collections is important as a lot of fashion industry people attend the show to scout new talents.
Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman College: Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design:
This qualification is designed to produce fashion designers who are professionally trained with a high level of technical, creative and critical thinking skills. Hence, students will be exposed to hands-on experience to enable them to develop their problem-solving proficiency creatively. The fashion industry exists in an ever-changing, highly proactive, and very exciting world. Successful professionals are able to influence social and cultural change, setting trends in visual and popular culture which may lead to commercial and global success. It encourages students to explore their creativity in problem-solving, organising and managing in designing by integrating it through visual, technical and verbal skills. Those successfully completing may find employment as fashion designer, assistant designer, fashion stylist, pattern maker, pattern grader, fashion retailer and buyer, fashion illustrator, fashion coordinator, textile artist, theatrical costume maker and designer.
This Advanced Diploma in Fashion compares favourably with qualifications offered elsewhere in the world in terms of the content and outcomes.
|Horizontal articulation opportunities:
Vertical articulation opportunities:
|Moderation practices are aligned with the institution's moderation policy.
Criteria for the appointment of Moderators:
Internal Moderators must:
External Moderators must:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors and moderators must hold a qualification at least one level higher than the qualification being assessed or moderated. Moderators are also required to have more than two years' teaching experience. Assessors with less than two years' experience have their assessment work moderated by a peer.|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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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