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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret, read and produce mechanical drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262944  Interpret, read and produce mechanical drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14495  Identify, interpret and produce working mechanical drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides an introduction to the production of working mechanical drawings. The qualifying learner will acquire the knowledge and skills to produce the variety of mechanical drawings.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of conventional representation for mechanical draughting.
  • Drawing cam profiles.
  • Producing sectional drawings.
  • Producing detailed mechanical drawings.
  • Producing an assembly drawing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of conventional representation for mechanical draughting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    First angle orthographic projection is explained and drawn within given time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Third angle orthographic projection is explained and drawn within given time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Draw cam profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cam profiles are described and explained in accordance with standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cam profiles are drawn by constructing a displacement diagram indicating construction lines, within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The displacement diagram is drawn, indicating construction lines, within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The shaft is shown as an outline and is hatched according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce sectional drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sectional drawings are explained according to organisational and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sectional drawings are produced with full section, half section, cutting planes, partial section, revolved sections and removed sections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machine parts are drawn incorporating all the details in accordance with standard industry practice and organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of drawings details includes, but is not limited to:
  • Interpenetration curves, fillet radii, instructional notes, machining and surface texture symbols, limits and fits.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce detailed mechanical drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Detailed drawings are explained according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of an assembly drawing are dismantled according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Primary views are drawn incorporating all the details in accordance with standard industry practice and organizational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of details includes, but is not limited to:
  • Dimensioning, sectional and outside views, machining and surface texture symbols, ISO limits and fits, instruction notes and conventional representation of drilled and tapped holes, bolts and nuts.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Produce an assembly drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components given in a detailed drawing are assembled according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Primary and sectional or outside views of the assembly are drawn according to scale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Item numbers and parts lists are notated in the drawing according to standard industry practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Mechanical draughting in the engineering industry.
  • Convention of representation in mechanical draughting.
  • Cam profiles.
  • Sectional, detailed and assembly drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the production of detailed mechanical drawings in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a mechanical drawing office team in the provision of mechanical draughting services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the provision of Computer Aided Drawing services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about drawings in order to apply Computer Aided Drawing practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to achieve the desired CAD 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14495, "Identify, interpret and produce working mechanical drawings", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66071   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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