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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop designs for marketable craft product ranges 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115123  Develop designs for marketable craft product ranges 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 develop designs for a range of marketable craft products.
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 unit standard where they can develop a range of craft products 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, identifying and applying design components of prototypes.
  • Developing marketable ranges of craft products.
  • Assessing craft product ranges. 

  • 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 producing a craft product. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret, identify and apply design components of prototypes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prototype design specifications were explained correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prototype design refers to an original craft product from which the range will be developed. This can be from a client that can include a real business client or just the facilitator of the unit standard.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prototype designs were analysed and broken-up in clear steps and components to apply in related range of craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurements and other relevant information were specified according to prototype design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prototype design elements and principles were applied for interpretation of new range of craft products. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop marketable ranges of craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific craft products were identified for development of range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prototype design elements and principles were applied during development of new ranges of craft products. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements of design include the following visual elements: line, form, shape, texture, colour and contrast.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prototype design-specific materials, tools and equipment specifications were applied during development of craft product range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production processes were taken in account during the development of craft product range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Optimal production income was secured during the development of craft product range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Presentations communicated the design briefs or concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Presentation of design can be written, renderings or visual images and recordings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Housekeeping and safety procedures in the context of craft production were adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Housekeeping refers to optimising the use of resources, record keeping, hygiene, health and safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the development of craft product range. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to national, social, political, legal and economical resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess craft product ranges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Craft product ranges were designed cost effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate material, tools and equipment were selected according to original craft product designs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prototype product design specifications were identified and correctly followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Craft product ranges were designed according to marketable trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Craft product ranges were produced with no defects. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA 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.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Original craft product design specifications were identified and correctly followed.

    Specific outcome:
  • Assess the craft product range. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Optimal production income was secured during the development of the craft product range.

    Specific outcome:
  • Develop a marketable range of craft products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Craft product range was designed appropriate to cost effectively.

    Specific outcome:
  • Assess the craft product range. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Original design elements and principles were applied for interpretation of new range of craft products.

    Specific outcome:
  • Interpret, identify and apply design components of prototype. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The learner understood and explained the original design specification.

    Specific outcome:
  • Interpret, identify and apply design components of prototype. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Original design specific materials, tools and equipment specifications were applied during development of craft product range.

    Specific outcome:
  • Develop a marketable range of craft products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Craft product range was developed to secure optimal production income.

    Specific outcome:
  • Develop a marketable range of craft products. 

  • 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 
    Elective  49127   Further Education and Training Certificate: Design Foundation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. CTU Training Solutions 
    3. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    4. NEMISA 
    5. Oakfields College 
    6. Oakfields College (Head Office) 
    7. Visual Skills School (Pty) Ltd 



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