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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Trace a design through a production process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115160  Trace a design through a production 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 
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 track final design solutions through the production process that in turn will ensure that problems that are encountered along the way will be solved.
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. Identifying the various stages and steps within a variety of production processes.
2. Predicting and defining problems that occur within a variety of design production processes.
3. Assessing and evaluating the efficiency of a production process for a design solution. 

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 production processes, from simple print processes to complex manufacturing processes.
    2. Credited learners are capable of defining and identifying obvious problems and problems that are more deeply contained within briefs and design processes.
    3. Production processes vary widely according to the specific design discipline and learners should be familiar with and competent at those production processes that are core to their discipline.
    4. Production problems include problems that are encountered in the production process, and vary per discipline. These problems can include problems with materials, finishing problems and a variety of technical problems. At this stage learners should not be solving conceptual or creative problems as these would have been solved earlier in the design process.
    5. These competencies will enable the learner to successfully develop a design towards a solution. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify a variety of production processes and the various stages and steps. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify a variety of production processes and the various stages and steps within a variety of production processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of production processes is accurate and substantiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification of production processes is contextualised within the identification of a wide variety of processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identification of the numerous stages in a design production process is accurate and contextualised within the production process as a whole. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Predict and define the problems within design production processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems located and identified within design production processes are relevant to the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Analysis of the design process is ongoing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified problems reflect contextualised results of the analysis of the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defined problems are relevant to the context and content. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of a production process for a design solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessments of production processes are ongoing and takes place at appropriate stages within the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessments and evaluations are contextualised within and relevant to the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessments and evaluations are contextualised within and relevant to the concept, materials, technologies and research involved in the design solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assessments and evaluations are substantiated and validated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Assessments and evaluations include team work with other professionals involved in the production process. 


    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. Production processes pertinent to the specific discipline of study.
    2. Mock ups, scamps, prototypes and models.
    3. Historical and contemporary production conventions.
    4. Terminology used within the production processes of the design discipline.
    5. Methods and modes of analysis and evaluation.
    6. Theory of production pertinent to the design discipline.
    7. Working in a team as part of the production process. 

    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 problems found in briefs and within design processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation or community
  • Work with others in the production processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively
  • Trace the management and organization of the production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • Assess and evaluate problems found in the design productions processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Assessments and evaluations include teamwork with other professionals involved in the production processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Identify technological problems in the design production 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.
  • Identifying problems within a process. 

  • 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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