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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply design fundamentals in small craft construction processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123604  Apply design fundamentals in small craft construction processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 
People who are pursuing a career in basic boat building require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Learners who achieve this unit standard will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge base of small craft manufacturing and contribute to the boat building sector to apply the fundamentals of design in small craft construction processes.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Describe and interpret the basic principles of design of small craft.
  • Interpret and apply drawings.
  • Produce a technical drawing.
  • Use, store and retrieve design process documentation. 

  • 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 range covers the role and purpose of the boat building sector. It includes the practices, culture, quality standards, legal framework, main activities and expectations of clients in the boat building sector. The applied competencies in this unit standards are relevant to wood, metal and composite construction materials. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and interpret the basic principles of design of small craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tensile, compressive and sheer forces are described in relation to structural requirements of hulls, bulkheads and decks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rigidity in flat sheets and boxing is described in terms of stiffness and strength in the various construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principle of buoyancy and stability are explained and interpreted in relation to the various materials and small craft hull designs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Buoyancy and stability includes but are not limited to displacement, weight, centre of gravity, water lines, flotation, ballast.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The various ways in which aesthetics impact on design considerations are explained and discussed in terms of stations, symmetry, proportion and repetition. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret and apply drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawing concepts are discussed and explained in terms of depth, dimension and proportion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International Standards Organisation (ISO) and measurement systems are understood and applied in the interpretation of drawings to the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of drawings are distinguished by identifying the projection system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Projection system includes but is not limited to first angle, third angle, isometric, oblique, construction of geometrical shapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scales are interpreted in terms of basic dimensions, areas and volumes to reflect the relative size of the product to be built. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Marine system symbols, dimensions, instructions, conventions and legends are interpreted in the utilisation of the drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The drawings are sequenced in accordance with the manufacturing processes to be utilised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a technical drawing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Including free hand and computer or instrument aided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The brief or instruction is interpreted correctly by illustrating the details and dimensions within rough draft sketches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rough sketch is utilised to determine and select the scales, drawing equipment and material requirements for the drawing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Technical drawings are produced relative to the required layout views in accordance with instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Layout views include but are not limited to first and third angle orthographic, isometric and oblique projections.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Technical drawings produced are reflective of national and international accepted drawing code of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Drawing code of practice includes but is not limited to scales, symbols, title block, borders, line usage, dates.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use, store and retrieve design process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Design process documentation includes but is not limited to drawings, sketches, estimates, design briefs, instructions, material lists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasoned judgements of recording procedures are made for the purposes of compliance by selecting the recording method for the appropriate purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purposes of compliance include but are not limited to legal, warranty, reference, historical and production requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of presenting information are determined and utilised in accordance with operational requirements and the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Design process documentation is recorded in accordance with company processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The drawing is recorded in the order applicable to the requirements of the organisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Applicable order includes but is not limited to chronological order, order number order, project order.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The way in which information is recorded and retrieved from the record-keeping system is demonstrated through utilisation of the system in accordance with company policy and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification 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 Qualification 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 at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification 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 
  • Applicable draughting procedures.
  • Design for structure, function and appearance.
  • Effects of design.
  • Applying ergonomics to the work area.
  • Causes and effects of actions on product, productivity and quality.
  • Defects and their effect on the product and customer relations.
  • Drawing layout.
  • Problem solving.
  • Taking corrective action.
  • Applicable health, safety and environmental legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • All round understanding of the code of practice (SABS 0411/SABS 111).
  • SABS 044 (ref 7).
  • SABS 0111.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Quality of product versus productivity.
  • Effects of process on final product.
  • Names, functions and locations of:
    > Various clubs, functional owners associations, regulatory bodies.
    > Classification bodies.
  • Purpose of processes and procedures of:
    > The purpose of optical processes.
    > The activities in planning and timing processes.
  • Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
    > Properties of different craft.
    > Different categories of craft.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:
    > Area of operation.
  • Categories of things, processes, concepts:
    > Boat building concepts.
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Boat building techniques, material.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
    > Organisational policies.
    > Relevant regulations regulating bodies.
    > Occupational, Health and Safety Act.
    > Environmental Act.
  • Theory - rules, laws, principles:
    > Boat building terminology.
    > Uses of boating concepts and principles.
    > Organisational culture.
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Between the boat manufacturer and commercial and leisure activities.
    > Between the retailer and client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Distinguish between the correct and incorrect material for the best product.
  • Make right decision on best use of small craft.
  • Understanding and applying organisational policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance activities in the manufacturing process.
  • Liaison with clients.
  • The establishment of internal and external relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and organisational protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Interpret boating history and impact on current boating environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing descriptions, explaining, defining. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Use technology to make calculation and take measurements.
  • Sourcing information on the standards, specifications, policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Between the boat manufacturer and client requirements. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:

    a. Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Ensure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • Ensure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title of unit standards. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed.
  • Embedded knowledge must be integrated with the Specific Outcomes of the Unit Standard and Critical Cross Field Outcomes.

    b. Definitions:
  • All boating terminology are used in accordance with the "Boating Basic Glossary of Terms". 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50543   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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