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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source design production materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115167  Source design production 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 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 source a variety of companies involved in the production of design. Learners are able to transfer this skill directly into the workplace.
The unit standards that fall under electives allow learners to expand on their knowledge and abilities gained in the fundamental and core unit standards. These standards are 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 appropriate design production companies.
2. Assessing and evaluating the nature and work of the company for a defined project.
3. Choosing appropriate design production companies.
4. Communicating the nature of a design job to a design production company. 

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 depth, scope and context of this unit standard are based on the particular design disciplines and their relationship to each other.
    2. Design production companies vary according to the design discipline. These can include reproduction and printing companies, clothing and furniture manufacturers, silversmiths and goldsmiths, etc.
    3. There is a wide range of design production companies available and learners should undertake relevant research to determine the most appropriate companies.
    4. Evaluations of companies should be based on company experience, costs, quality of work, experience of employees, location etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify appropriate design production companies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification is accurate and appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification is relevant to the brief and concept of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identification encompasses a broad range of companies and competitors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess and evaluate the nature and work of the company for a defined project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assess and evaluate the nature and work of the company for a defined project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment is valid and substantive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessment is appropriate and compares similar companies in the same field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluation in contextualised within the parameters of the brief and concept of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of evaluation are substantive and appropriate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Choose appropriate design production companies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selection is relevant to the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection is appropriate to the nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection is based on field and secondary research. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate the nature of a design job to a design production company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication and instruction is clear and logical. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communication effectively describes and contextualises the design job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication is successful. 


    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. Learners need to demonstrate an ability to identify, locate and source design production companies that will enable them to complete projects or conceptualise the completion of projects.
    3. Learners need to be able to identify and communicate with production companies that are appropriate to their design discipline. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
    1. A wide variety of design production companies.
    2. Design production processes and techniques.
    3. The nature of the design production industry.
    4. Methods of evaluation and assessment.
    5. Methods of selection.
    6. The role and function of design production companies.
    7. Field research. 

    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 appropriate design production companies. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly.
  • Organise and manage the activity of sourcing a design production company. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information.
  • Evaluate design production companies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Communicate with employees of design production companies. 

  • 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.
  • Contextualise a variety of companies within the industry. 

  • 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  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.
     
    NONE 



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