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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and produce free hand drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120224  Interpret and produce free hand drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard is for learners who are entering the field of general draughting. Learners who have completed this unit standard will have the skill of producing free hand drawings as a form of communication. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard. All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss and explain free hand drawing concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Depth, dimension and proportion are understood using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Projections, views and shapes are explained using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    1st and 3rd angle projections, isometric and oblique views, construction of geometrical shapes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret free hand drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Component requirements are identified and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dimensions, instructions, symbols and conventions of free hand drawings are read and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Free hand drawings interpreted are limited to first and third angle orthographic projection, isometric and oblique, including hidden detail and single plane sectional views.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a free hand drawing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Free hand drawings produced are limited to first and third angle orthographic projection, isometric and oblique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A layout for a drawing is prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The brief is being interpreted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A free hand drawing is produced. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Free hand drawing conventions (according to international drawing standards)
  • Geometrical constructions
  • The purpose of Free hand drawings
  • Implications of incorrectly interpreting a free hand drawing
  • Implications of incorrectly producing a free hand drawing
  • Free hand drawing interpretation and sequence
  • For 1st and 3rd angle orthographic projection (simple sectional views)
  • For isometric drawings
  • For construction of geometrical shapes, e.g. polygons
  • For oblique drawings
  • For dimensioning and line types
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Units of measurement (conversion) and measurement scales
  • Basic geometry
  • Relationship between free hand drawing and a product that meets customer specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Note: Related to the interpretation of a free hand drawing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

    Note: Show the ability to work in synergy with others as member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization and management: Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: Interpret information contained in free hand drawings and make decisions based on this information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.

    Note: Record work done. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: Relate appropriate theory to the interpretation of free hand drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: Understand and explain the relationship of the free hand drawing to the manufacturing process.
    Explain the importance of correctly interpreting the free hand drawing. 

    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  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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