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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design marketable craft products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115121  Design marketable craft products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to design a marketable craft product.

This unit standard contributes to the competence of those who want to develop a career path in the Art, Craft and Design sector, and contributes to greater levels of production and quality in this industry. If learners are competent in this design unit standard then the general creativity, production quality, and marketing of craft products will improve and increase.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Interpreting client specifications or concepts.
  • Benchmarking client specifications or concept with the market.
  • Creating designs for craft products.
  • Presenting designs through appropriate means.
  • Assessing and modifying existing craft product designs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that the learner has completed the NQF level 2 National Certificate in Craft Production or equivalent with competencies in accumulating ideas for design of a craft product and interpreting of a client's specification. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are included in the unit standard where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret client specifications or concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interpretation was linked to client specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client specifications were analysed and broken-up into justifiable different steps and components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Clients can include real business client or just the facilitator of the unit standard; clients' specification, brief or design requirements include size, form, materials, surface decoration, ergonomics and spatial dimension.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reference sources of inspiration were combined with relevant steps of client specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpretations were recorded and organised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Benchmark client specifications or concepts with markets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Market trends were taken into consideration. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Market: Wider environment or genre of the learner. Related to the selected craft field.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trends of styles and production techniques were considered for the design process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Optimal costing of production is considered for the design process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Market related demands were considered for the design process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create designs for craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources and inspiration for design process were selected and identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production processes was taken in account during design process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elements of design were combined through a set of recognised principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements of design include the following visual elements: line, form, shape, texture, colour and contrast.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measurements and other relevant information were specified according to client specifications requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Design solutions were rendered to client specifications requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Relation between decoration, function and form were considered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present designs through appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate presentation media were used to communicate design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Presentations communicated design briefs or concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Presentation of design can be written, drawings or visual images.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Accurate and precise specifications were given for production of product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Elements of design were combined through a set of recognised principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assess and modify existing craft product designs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The interpretation of feedback and research was correctly understood to adjust or modify design of existing product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production costs were taken into account when modifications were executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Modifications were presented through appropriate media and actions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the SETA with a memorandum of understanding.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the SETA with a memorandum of understanding.

    3. According to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
    Qualifying learners understands and can explain:
  • Health and Safety practices within the selected craft sector.
  • Knowledge of relevant materials for craft production.
  • Knowledge of production process of a craft product.
  • Mathematical competency for measurements and accurate specifications.
  • Knowledge of relevant craft or field sector and markets.
  • Elements, Principles and Application of Visual literacy.
  • Styles and Techniques of relevant craft and field. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Asssessment Criteria:
  • Analyse and break-up of client specifications into different steps and components.
  • The interpretation of feedback and research was correctly understood to adjust or modify design of existing product.

    Specific outcomes:
  • Interpret of client's specifications or concepts.
  • Assess and modify existing craft product design. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Presentation skills communicate the design brief or concept.

    Specific outcome:
  • Present the design through appropriate means. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Appropriate presentation mediums were used to communicate design.

    Specific outcome:
  • Interpret of client's specifications or concepts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Reference sources of inspiration combined with relevant steps of clients' specifications.

    Specific outcome:
  • Interpret of client's specifications or concepts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Presentation skills communicate the design brief or concept.

    Specific outcome:
  • Present the design through appropriate means. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The production process was taken in account during design process.

    Specific outcome:
  • Create a design for a craft product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Market trends were taken in consideration.
  • Market related needs were considered for the design process.

    Specific outcome:
  • Benchmark clients' specifications or concept with the market. 

  • 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
    Core  48809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Craft Enterprise  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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