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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Establish a design process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115158  Establish a design process 
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 accurately identify and solve problems that they confront within design processes.
The unit standards that are centred on the design process, identify the relevant steps and methods that contribute towards successful design. Therefore, these standards are relevant to learners who will be pursuing careers as practising designers 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. Accurately identifying problems within design processes and design development.
2. Choosing the appropriate methods with which to solve problems.
3. Applying the appropriate measures to rectify and solve problems.
4. Continual analysis of own design processes and the processes of others in order to identify problems. 

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 problems within design processes and development relate directly to the specific discipline of study.
    2. The problems referred to can include: problems with choice and application of design principles and elements; problems with communication methods and techniques; problems identifying target audiences and end users; problems with methodologies and manufacturing; problems with choice and application of media and materials; problems with conceptual development and processes; problems with choice and application of tools and resources. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Accurately identify problems within design processes and design development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Analyses of design processes are accurate and intuitive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation and assessment of design development is appropriate and substantiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problems are accurately identified according to the findings of the analyses, evaluations and assessments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Choose appropriate methods with which to solve problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of problem solving methods have been identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected problem solving methods are appropriate and relevant to identified problems and their contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected problem solving methods offer valid solutions to identified problems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the appropriate measures to rectify and solve problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design process and development solutions are appropriate and valid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Analyses and assessments of design process and development solutions are thorough and substantiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problem solving skills within design process and development solutions are contextualised and demonstrate an appropriate degree of originality and creativity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Continually analyse own design processes and the processes of others in order to identify problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Analyses of design processes are ongoing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evaluations of design processes reflect objectivity and a thorough understanding of contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified problems are directly related to the brief, context and project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified problems reflect comprehensive analysis and evaluation. 


    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. Assessment should take into account that the design process is a broad and ongoing one, and credited learners should show competence is managing and developing the process in all areas and from all perspectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
    1. Design processes.
    2. Design process and development methodologies and methods.
    3. Design principles and elements.
    4. Analyses, evaluation and assessment.
    5. Communication methods and media.
    6. Design tools and resources.
    7. Design materials, finishes and media.
    8. Design manufacturing and production. 

    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
  • Identify design process and development problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Identify and rectify problems in the design process and development of others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively
  • Manage and develop the design process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • Analyse and assess design processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Identify communication problems within design development. 

  • 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.
  • Solve problems within a variety of contexts. 

  • 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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