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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use drawing equipment and apply drawing techniques to produce detail drawings of basic structural steelwork assemblies and arrangement drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114210  Use drawing equipment and apply drawing techniques to produce detail drawings of basic structural steelwork assemblies and arrangement drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  28 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Use and apply drawing equipment and techniques, locate and apply abbreviations and formats for standard structural steel terms and common metric symbols to produce a range of detail drawings of basic structural steelwork assemblies which include the detailing of standard structural steel section shapes, views, cross-sections and plans, to the required scale and drawing size. In addition, learners will also be able to identify and detail basic types of connections for beams, columns and bracings based on given information and describe the need for tolerances between assemblies, connections and other fittings.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the production of quality detail drawings of basic structural steelwork assemblies and their connections in accordance with best practice industry norms and standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Mathematical numeracy (geometry and trigonometry) at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Draughting skills (freehand and 3-dimensional)
  • Communication (written and verbal) at NQF Level 4 or equivalent
  • Basic computer literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Drawing equipment includes but is not limited to: Drawing Board, Drawing Paper or Film, Pencils, Pens, Set Squares, Protractors, Compasses, Circle template, Eraser and Shield, Calculator, Computers.

    Basic drawing techniques include but are not limited to: Line construction, layout of gridlines, setting out points, structural steel lettering and symbols.

    Range of line types includes but is not limited to: Solid lines, arrow lines, hidden lines (dashed), cut-away lines, solid dimension lines, cross-hatching and shading, centre lines (dash dot).

    Range of symbols and lettering includes but is not limited to: site bolts, open holes, counter sunk holes, shop bolts, shop and site welds, machining symbols.

    Standard words and phrases used in the structural steel context include but are not limited to: List of words and phrases used in structural steel.

    Common metric units and terms used in the structural steel context include but are not limited to: Units and terms used in structural steel which comply with ISO metric standards.

    Hot-rolled steel sections include but are not limited to: I-Sections, H-Sections, Channels, Equal Angles, Unequal Angles, T-Sections, Plates and Flat, Square and Round sections, Flat bottom rails and crane rails.

    Cold-formed steel sections include but are not limited to: Equal angle, unequal angle, lipped angle, channel, lipped channel, lipped zed, circular hollow sections, square hollow sections and rectangular hollow sections.

    Basic types of connections include but are not limited to:Simple beam end connections, simple beam to beam connections, simple beam to column connections, simple column base details, simple bracing connections to beams and columns, simple latticed frame node connections.

    Tolerances include but are not limited to: End clearances, beam notch clearances, pre-tensioning of tension braces, access tolerances and clearances

    Bolt applications include but are not limited to: Various diameters of bolts used in clearance holes, close tolerance holes, slotted holes and counter sunk holes, as well as pre-tensioned bolts, shoulder bolts and holding down bolts.

    Spliced joint tolerances include but are not limited to: Bearing type connections and clearance type connections.

    Specific joints where load transfer is not required include but is not limited to: slotted holes with shoulder bolts, flexible plates.

    Range of structural steel best practice norms include but are not limited to: orthogonal projections, scale, title blocks.

    Range of views include but are not limited to: Ground Level Plan, Roof Plan, Floor Plans, Cross-Sectional views, Side views, End views.

    Range of full particulars for views on drawings include but are not limited to: Titles, gridlines, centrelines, dimension lines and dimensions, levels, slopes, section sizes of members and member marks etc.

    Range of views and cross sections to be drawn include but are not limited to: Arrangement drawings of small steel structures, single structural steelwork, assemblies such as beams, columns, bracings, trusses and frames.

    Range of intersecting connections to be drawn include but are not limited to:Beam to beam, beam to column, bracing to beam, bracing to column, bracing to both beam and column, bracing to bracing. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use and apply drawing equipment and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A range of drawing equipment and the purpose for which it is used is identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A range of line types and their application to detailed assembly drawings are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A range of symbols and lettering and their application to detailed assembly drawings is identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Basic detailed structural steel assembly drawings incorporating the different line types, symbols and lettering are produced. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Locate and apply abbreviations and formats for standard structural steel terms. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Locate and apply abbreviations and formats for standard structural steel terms and common metric symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Standard words and phrases used in the structural steel context are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Associated abbreviations for standard words and phrases are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Standard words and phrases are located and their associated abbreviations are applied to detail drawings of structural steelwork assemblies and general arrangement drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Symbols used for common metric abbreviations in accordance with the SI system of units are identified and their associated formats described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The location of common metric symbols and their associated formats are identified and applied to detail drawings of structural steelwork assemblies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Detail standard structural steel section shapes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Dimensional properties and cross-sectional areas for a range of hot-rolled steel sections are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cross-sections for a range of hot-rolled steel sections are detailed and dimensioned to scale in accordance with serial sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Dimensional properties and cross-sectional areas for a range of cold-formed steel sections are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cross-sections for a range of cold-formed steel sections are detailed and dimensioned to scale in accordance with serial sizes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select scales and drawing sheet size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ISO standard for structural steel drawing sheet sizes is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Standard scales used for structural steel detailed assembly drawings are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Selection of scale in relation to proportion of items to be detailed and drawing size is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Drawing sheet size is selected in accordance with the required drawing scale. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and describe the need for tolerances between assemblies and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The need for beam to beam and beam to column connection tolerances is identified and described for a range of structural steelwork assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The need for bolt hole tolerances is identified and described for various bolt diameters and applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The need for spliced joint tolerances is identified and described for various structural steel assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The need for tolerances to avoid load transfer in specific joints is identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Detail views, cross-sections and plans for specified layouts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of third-angle projection specified in SABS 0111 are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Drawing layout, views and cross sections are planned in accordance with structural steelwork best practice norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A range of views and cross sections are drawn for single structural steelwork assemblies in accordance with the SABS 0111 specification based on given information and illustrated with full particulars. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A range of basic structural steelwork assemblies and their intersecting connections are drawn in accordance with the SABS 0111 specification based on given information and illustrated with full particulars. 


    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 CETA - ETQA for The National
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA or other ETQA`s, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Drawing equipment, related purpose and use
  • Basic drawing techniques, line types, symbols and lettering
  • Standard words and phrases used in the structural steel context and their associated abbreviations
  • Symbols and corresponding formats for common metric abbreviations specified in the SI system of units
  • Dimensional properties and cross-sectional areas for hot-rolled steel sections
  • Dimensional properties and cross-sectional areas for cold-formed steel sections
  • Tolerances between assemblies and fittings:
  • Bolt diameters and applications
  • Spliced joint tolerances
  • Specific joints where load transfer is not required
  • Principles of third-angle projection specified in SABS 0111
  • Drawing layouts and drawing particulars
  • Views, cross-sections and plans
  • ISO standard for structural steel drawing sheet sizes
  • Standard scales used for structural steel detailed assembly drawings
  • Selection of scale in relation to proportion of items to be detailed and drawing size 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Specific Outcome 1.
    Identify and describe the need for tolerances between assemblies and fittings.

    Assessment Criteria 1.1.
    The need for beam to beam and beam to column connection tolerances is identified and described for a range of structural steel assemblies.

    Assessment Criteria 1.2.
    The need for bolt hole tolerances is identified and described for various bolt diameters and applications.

    Assessment Criteria 1.3.
    The need for spliced joint tolerances is identified and described for various structural steel assemblies.

    Assessment Criteria 1.4.
    The need for tolerances to avoid load transfer in specific joints is identified and described. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Specific Outcome 1.
    Detail standard structural steel section shapes.

    Assessment Criteria 1.1.
    Dimensional properties and cross-sectional areas for a range of hot-rolled steel sections are identified and described.

    Assessment Criteria 1.2.
    Cross-sections for a range of hot-rolled steel sections are detailed and dimensioned to scale in accordance with serial sizes.

    Assessment Criteria 1.3.
    Dimensional properties and cross-sectional areas for a range of cold-formed steel sections are identified and described.

    Assessment Criteria 1.4.
    Cross-sections for a range of cold-formed steel sections are detailed and dimensioned to scale in accordance with serial sizes.

    Specific Outcome 2.
    Select scales and drawing sheet size.

    Assessment Criteria 2.1.
    The ISO standard for structural steel drawing sheet sizes is described.

    Assessment Criteria 2.2.
    Standard scales used for structural steel detailed assembly drawings are identified and explained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Specific Outcome
    Detail views, cross-sections and plans for specified layouts

    Assessment Criteria.
    View drawings are illustrated with full particulars. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Specific Outcome 1.
    Use and apply drawing equipment and techniques.

    Assessment Criteria 1.1
    Basic detailed structural steel assembly drawings incorporating the different line types, symbols and lettering are produced.

    Specific Outcome 2
    Locate and apply abbreviations and formats for standard structural steel terms and common metric symbols.

    Assessment Criteria 2.1
    Standard words and phrases are located and their associated abbreviations are applied to detail drawings of structural steelwork assemblies and general arrangement drawings.

    Assessment Criteria 2.2
    The location of common metric symbols and their associated formats are identified and applied to detail drawings of structural steelwork assemblies.

    Specific Outcome 3
    Detail views, cross-sections and plans for specified layouts.

    Assessment Criteria 3.1
    A range of views and cross sections are drawn for single structural steelwork assemblies in accordance with the SABS 0111 specification based on given information and illustrated with full particulars.

    Assessment Criteria 3.2
    A range of basic structural steelwork assemblies and their intersecting connections are drawn in accordance with the SABS 0111 specification based on given information and illustrated with full particulars.

    Specific Outcome 4
    Select scales and drawing sheet size.

    Assessment Criteria 4.1
    Selection of scale in relation to proportion of items to be detailed and drawing size is explained.

    Assessment Criteria 4.2
    Drawing sheet size is selected in accordance with the required drawing scale. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Specific Outcome
    Detail views, cross-sections and plans for specified layouts.

    Assessment Criteria
    Drawing layout, views and cross sections are planned in accordance with structural steelwork best practice norms. 

    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 
    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity Hours

    Classroom learning 80
    On-the-job learning 150
    Self directed learning
    Coaching required 50
    Other
    Total 280 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48636   National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  22774   National Diploma: Rubber Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. Academic Institute of Excellence 
    2. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    4. centurion akademie 
    5. SAISC/DSE School of Draughting 



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