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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source production techniques and materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115142  Source production techniques and materials 
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 source craft production techniques and materials. 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 then the general production quality of craft products will improve and increase.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Investigating and experimenting with new production techniques.
  • Investigating and experimenting with new production materials.
  • Selecting and combining production techniques and materials. 

  • 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 preparing materials, tools and equipment for production and 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 
    Investigate and experiment with new production techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current production techniques of craft product ranges is correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range of new production techniques were explored and investigated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    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 4 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the investigation of innovative production techniques for craft production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to national, social, political, legal and economical resources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Investigation information was categorised and filed for easy access and use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate and experiment with new production materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current production material characteristics are correctly described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range of production materials were explored and investigated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various new materials were procured for production of craft products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Investigation information was categorised and filed for easy access and use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the investigation of innovative production materials for craft production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and combine production techniques and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Best new selected production techniques and materials were combined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality and cost effectiveness were considered during combination process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selecting and combination of new production techniques and materials were recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information about new combination techniques and materials were documented, organised and stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the exploring of production techniques and materials for craft production. 


    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:
  • Housekeeping and Safety procedures within the context of craft production.
  • Relevant materials of specific craft production.
  • Relevant production processes of craft production.
  • Principles and procedures of quality assurance measures.
  • Principles and procedures of costing and pricing of craft products.
  • Environmental sustainability criteria of relevant craft production.
  • Recording, organizing and filing of documents and information. 

  • 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:
  • A range of production techniques were explored and investigated.

    Specific outcome:
  • Investigate and procure innovative production techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The learner understood current production materials' characteristics.

    Specific outcome:
  • Explore production techniques and materials before implementation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Investigation information was categorised and filed for easy access and use.

    Specific outcome:
  • Investigate and procure new production materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The learner understood the current production techniques of craft product ranges.

    Specific outcome:
  • Investigate and procure innovative production techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Best production techniques and materials for quality and cost effective craft products were procured and implemented.

    Specific outcome:
  • Explore production techniques and materials before implementation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Environmental sustainability criteria were considered during the exploring of production techniques and materials for craft production.

    Specific outcome:
  • Explore production techniques and materials before implementation. 

  • 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 


    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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