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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce a variety of designs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115157  Produce a variety of designs 
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  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 
The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to enable learners to produce a wide range of designs using a range of different technologies within a given time.
The unit standards that are centred on the technological and implementation process of executing final designs will enable learners to produce and execute valid design solutions. These standards are thus 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. Developing a variety of designs using different technologies and technological processes.
2. Implementing a variety of technologies to produce a variety of final designs.
3. Implementing a variety of technological processes to produce a variety of final designs.
4. Assessing the effectiveness of a variety of technologies and technological methods used in a design. 

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 scope and context of this unit standard encompasses a range and variety of design technologies involved in design production and manufacturing.
    2. At this level, credited learners are capable of producing a variety of final design solutions drawing on a variety of different technologies. These technologies are relevant to the specific area of study and may include computer technologies, printing and reproduction technologies, manufacturing technologies, construction technologies, etc.
    3. These competencies will enable learners to use a variety of technologies in the production of final designs.
    4. Learners are expected to be familiar with and be able to work using industry compliant technology and production processes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a variety of designs using different technologies and technological processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technological processes embrace the creativity of the concept and reflect individual expression/manipulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Design concepts show variety and exploration in the use of technologies and technological processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Technologies and technological processes are appropriate for the concept and context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement a variety of technologies to produce a variety of final designs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The production of a variety of design products has used different yet appropriate technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technologies are appropriate to the context and to the end user. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of technologies uses ergonomic criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety procedures in the context of design production have been considered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement a variety of technological processes to produce a variety of final designs.
    Assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implementation of a variety of technological processes is successful in the production of the final design solution in terms of material, communication, design elements and principles, end users, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implementation of production processes considers the impact of production on the environment and on the health and safety of others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of design production processes is aligned with best practice in production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effective quality assurance was in place during the production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess the effectiveness of a variety of technologies and technological methods used in a design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessment and evaluation of production technologies are accurate and appropriate to the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evaluation of technologies and technological methods is substantiated and uses recognised historical and contemporary precedent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessment and evaluation measures the success and effectiveness of the technologies to the final product and to the end use of the final product. 


    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 technological processes and the execution of design products are specific to the design discipline. Credited learners need to demonstrate that they are competent at handling and managing the whole design process, from analysis and research, through to technological knowledge and execution.

    3. Credited learners need to show appropriate levels of technological competence, skills and abilities.

    4. The set of unit standards that deal with technology and execution are primarily concerned with skills, knowledge and abilities. However, it is important that assessors do not omit any elements of creativity, and this should be demonstrated in the selection and execution stages. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
    1. Organising and managing the complete design process.
    2. Best practice in production processes and technological processes.
    3. A variety of technological processes pertinent to the specific design discipline.
    4. Terminology used within the specific design discipline.
    5. Methods and modes of assessment and evaluation.
    6. Criteria used in producing sustainable design.
    7. Health and safety procedures relevant to the technologies and production processes. 

    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
  • Solve design problems using relevant technologies 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation or community
  • Work in groups on certain projects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively
  • Organise and manage the technological process of producing a finished design. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • Assess and evaluate the use of technology in design production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Use technology to communicate design solutions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Implement a variety of technological processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Relate and contextualise problems. 

  • 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  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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