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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop innovative craft products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115139  Develop innovative craft products 
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  15 
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 an innovative 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 development of an innovative craft product unit standard then the general creativity and quality of craft products on the market will improve and increase.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Researching existing craft products for specific markets.
  • Sourcing new materials and production techniques for developing innovative products.
  • Combining new ideas, materials and techniques to develop innovative craft products.
  • Building prototypes for presentation. 

  • 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, interpreting of a client's specification and produce a craft product. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Research existing craft products for specific markets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Comparative market research was conducted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Market: Wider surrounding or genre of the learner. Related to the selected craft field.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Craft products were analysed and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Researched information was documented, organised and stored for easy access. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during research of craft products for specific markets. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to national, social, political, legal and economical resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Source new materials and production techniques for developing innovative products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various materials were sourced, analysed and evaluated for possible use for developing new craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing production techniques were analysed and compared with other related production techniques for possible implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Researched information about materials and production techniques were documented, organised and stored for future references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    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 5 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the research of the craft product materials and production techniques. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Combine new ideas, materials and techniques to develop innovative craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    New ideas, materials and techniques for development of craft product were identified and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Application and combination of new materials and techniques were tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Elements of design were combined through a set of recognised principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relation of decoration, function and form were executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Presentations communicated new ideas, briefs or concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Accurate and precise specifications were given for accurate production of products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the development of new innovative craft products. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Build prototypes for presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prototype craft products were created for presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Original design-specific materials, tools and equipment specifications were applied during building of craft prototypes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Housekeeping and safety procedures in the context of craft production were adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the building of craft product prototypes. 


    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:
  • Sources and inspiration for development of craft product were selected and identified.

    Specific outcome:
  • Combine sources of inspiration to develop new idea for craft product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Related craft markets were identified and information was gathered about markets.

    Specific outcome:
  • Research existing craft products on market. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Researched information about materials and production techniques were documented and stored for future references.

    Specific outcome:
  • Source innovative materials and production techniques for developing new product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Assessment:
  • Researched information were documented and stored for easy access.

    specific outcome:
  • Research existing products on market. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Accurate and precise specifications were given for accurate production of product.

    Specific outcome:
  • Combine sources of inspiration to develop new idea for craft product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Assessment Criteira:
  • A prototype craft product was created for presentation.

    Specific outcome:
  • Build a prototype for presentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the research of the craft products on markets.

    Specific outcome:
  • Research existing products on 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
    Elective  48809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Craft Enterprise  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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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