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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source a variety of design materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115169  Source a variety of design 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 design materials from a diverse range of materials and a range of suppliers and resources.
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 and selecting appropriate alternative design materials.
2. Choosing appropriate alternative design materials.
3. Finding and locating alternative design materials.
4. Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of alternative design materials. 

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 the use of materials therein.
    2. Credited learners are capable of sourcing alternative design materials for a wide range of contexts and from a variety of different sources.
    3. Alternative materials refer to materials that are not core to the discipline, but ones that offer alternatives to the material norm within a discipline.
    4. Learners are required to demonstrate an appropriate degree of experimentation is the use of alternative materials. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify appropriate alternative design materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of alternative materials is accurate and appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification of alternative materials is valid and contextualised appropriately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identification of alternative materials ranges across a diverse variety of materials. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Choose appropriate alternative design materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selection of materials is appropriate to the brief and concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected materials are suitable for the design production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of materials is efficient and cost effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selection of materials is appropriate to the defined context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Find and locate alternative design materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials have been sourced appropriately and effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials have been sourced from a range of alternative contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Location of materials takes into account environmentally sustainable criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of alternative design materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessments are valid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evaluation is appropriate to the context and substantive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Efficiency of the use of materials is defined and weighted appropriately. 


    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 source a variety of design materials for and from different contexts.

    3. Learners need to be able to source materials for a wide range of contexts. Learners should be able to select materials from a wide range of sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
    1. A wide variety of design materials.
    2. Design production processes.
    3. Experimental media and materials.
    4. Sourcing materials.
    5. Function of design materials.
    6. Assessment methods and criteria.
    7. Environmentally sustainable criteria. 

    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 materials for a range of contexts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Source design materials and therefore communicate with the appropriate people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively
  • Organise the sourcing of alternative design materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • Analyse the efficiency of the use of alternative materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Source design materials that would be suitable for the technological processes of design production 

  • 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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