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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement design projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115118  Implement design projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 
The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to enable learners to implement a design project against a given brief, background research and project plan.
Credited learners are able to manage their own design project within media, budget and time constraints.
The fundamental unit standards will enable learners to plan, implement and monitor design projects and to produce designs using appropriate computer technologies. These standards are thus most relevant to all learners who will be pursuing careers as practising designers in any number of design fields and disciplines or people practising within the design sectors. People who pursue careers in these sectors contribute directly to the economic development of the country and to the social development of communities, region and the nation as a whole.

Credited learners are capable of:
1. Implementing a design process according to a plan.
2. Applying the necessary skills and knowledge in order to produce a design product.
3. Identifying and using the appropriate tools and resources to implement a design project.
4. Implementing a design project within time, budget and media constraints. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this Unit Standard have the following competencies:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 2
  • General creativity 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:
    1. The depth, scope and context of this unit standard are based on generic organisational and management skills applied within specific design disciplines.
    2. Design projects have many and diverse dimensions that need to be identified appropriately in order to make relevant plans. These may include technological elements, production elements, the elements of the design process, and conceptual and creative elements.
    3. Tools are specific to the design discipline and can include technologies, machinery, hand held tools, books, etc.
    4. Resources are specific to the field of design study and can include human resources, technological resources, research resources, costs, etc.
    5. Media vary from discipline to discipline and can include materials of diverse natures. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement a design process according to a plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implementation is relevant and appropriate to the concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implementation follows the plan accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Design process is smooth and efficient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Design process produces successful and appropriate results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the necessary skills and knowledge in order to produce a design product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Application of skills and knowledge is appropriate to the brief and concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Design product is of an appropriate standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Design product is the result of successful planning and organising. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Design product is relevant to the aims and objectives of the brief. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and use the appropriate tools and resources to implement a design project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools have been identified and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operation of tools is appropriate and safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate resources have been identified and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resources are relevant to the plan and concept of the project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement design projects within time, budget and media constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design projects have been completed on time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Design projects are cost effective and use resources efficiently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Design projects use appropriate media. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. The assessment of learner achievement takes place at providers accredited by the CHE (or the MAPPP SETA or another relevant ETQA) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the qualification that this unit standard forms part of. The CHE (or the MAPPP SETA or another relevant ETQA) is responsible for the moderation of achievement of those learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. Those assessing or moderating the outcomes of this unit standard must hold a qualification at NQF 6 in the relevant field.

    2. The planning, research and organisation inherent in the management and implementation of design projects is a generic skill, but needs to be evaluated in the context of a specific design discipline.

    3. Credited learners need to demonstrate the ability to carry out plans for design projects.

    4. Design projects are varied and particular to a design discipline. These may include theoretical and practical based design projects, and the learner should demonstrate the ability to implement their own design projects as well as design projects developed by others. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
    1. All aspects of a design project.
    2. Planning and organisation inherent in the design process.
    3. A variety of tools pertinent to the design discipline.
    4. Terminology used within the particular discipline of design and relevant to the different components of design projects.
    5. A variety of resources used in the implementation of design projects.
    6. A wide variety of design projects pertinent to the discipline.
    7. A variety of media specific to the design discipline.
    8. Working to a deadline.
    9. Design briefs. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking
  • Implement a design project according to plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation or community
  • Implement own design project of projects of others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively
  • Implement design projects effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • Implement a given plan against a given brief. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Understand a given plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Select, identify and use appropriate technologies and resources. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  79809   Bachelor of Design  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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