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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120229  Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office procedures 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of General Draughting.

This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the background of drawing as well as the identification and description of drawing office layouts and equipment. It is the starting point for a learner in this sector. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner's own context and/or experience of the world of work. 

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 workflow process for drawings pertain to the fields of general draughting, mechanical draughting, architectural / civil draughting, structural steel detailing, electrical draughting, piping and instrumentation draughting. Plan will include time, quality, quantity and deliverables. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain and evaluate data to facilitate drawing workflow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate methods for obtaining drawing data are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific drawing/component requirements are communicated to clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information gathered is analysed and aligned with the relevant project. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the planning and scheduling of workflow processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Boundaries of the workflow process are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of the workflow process, constraints, assumptions and deliverables are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of planning and scheduling work is explained in relation to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A list of activities is produced in required format and within agreed time frames to plan and schedule the work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and schedule workflow according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Time duration estimates are produced to show workflow processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workflow schedule is developed within agreed time frames and format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workflow plan is outlined and agreed with the relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary facilities and resources are arranged in accordance with workflow plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor the achievement of the workflow plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Progress towards delivery of the drawing is communicated according to agreed communication processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of delays is assessed and findings communicated according to agreed communication processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations are rectified and workflow plan adjusted as necessary in accordance with requirements and within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are applied throughout the design process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate safety equipment is utilized. 


    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 
  • Workflow processes used for producing engineering drawings
  • Common defects in engineering drawings
  • Drawings and sketches
  • Factors to take into account when determining project requirements
  • Principles of drawing and design
  • Equipment selection
  • Material types and applications (for component produced)
  • Performing preparations for drawings
  • Work instructions
  • Workflow procedures
  • Importance of selecting the appropriate equipment to produce engineering drawings
  • Importance of the drawn component meeting client specifications
  • Importance of the correct filing procedures for tooling
  • Importance of adhering to time frames
  • Workflow process planning
  • Procedures for the filing of a drawing
  • Recording and reporting procedures
  • Appropriate quality standards and specifications
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards
  • Applicable drawing theory covering the producing of drawings, material properties and the principles of design
  • Relationship between the drawing office and client 

  • 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 mad.
    Note: Recognise problems while producing a drawing and respond appropriately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork:

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.
    Note: Work with production team to promote synergy in the drawing office. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization and management:

    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: Plan sequence of operations based on the drawing requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:

    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: Collect sensory and numeric information from the process.
    Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
    Note: Record outputs, incidents, measurements.
    Respond to questions or requests for more details. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology:

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note: Use drawing theory, design principals, mathematical and scientific concepts for producing a drawing to standards. 

    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: Demonstrate an understanding of where and how the CAD drawing office take it's rightful place in the work flow 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  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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