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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262966  Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office practice 
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 
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
14476  Apply drawing office administration procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
14478  Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office orientation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to be able to function effectively in a Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) practice office environment. This unit standard provides an introduction to the historical development of drawing as well as the identification and description of drawing office layouts and equipment. It also provides an understanding of administration procedures in a CAD office.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the history and development of drawing.
  • Identifying and describing drawing office layout and equipment.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of drawing office administration procedures.
  • Understanding cost implications for elements of administration.
  • Distributing drawings according to organisational requirements. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the history and development of drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Historical methods of drawing and techniques are explained and contrasted with current techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Monge's contribution to drawing is described in relation to first and third angle orthographic projection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Competencies and attributes are identified and described in relation to draughtmanship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The four levels of graphic communication are identified and explained in terms of drawing language. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe drawing office layout and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A drawing office layout is described as per lighting, electricity supply, space and drawing methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process for filing drawings and catalogues is described according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of databases includes, but is not limited to:
  • Reference book and electronic drawing register.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An organogram is compiled and explained in terms of the drawing office structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use and basic maintenance of draughting machines and equipment is described according to standard drawing office practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Drawing board, set squares, T-square, compass, scale rules, draughting, pens/pencils, scanner, printer, plotter, computers, photocopier and digitizer.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application and characteristics of different types of drawing materials are identified and described in relation to standard drawing office practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of drawing material includes, but is not limited to:
  • Drawing, tracing and bumph paper, polyester drawing film and cloth.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The drawing reproduction processes are identified and described in terms of their differences. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of processes include, but are not limited to:
  • Photocoping, diazo, thermographic, electrostatic and blueprint.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office administration procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of drawing office administration procedures includes, but is not limited to:
  • Documentation, filing, recording, saving, copying, issuing and reporting. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of the index system is explained according to organisational requirements and within agreed time frames. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of components of the index system includes, but is not limited to:
  • Drawing register, progress register, progress schedule, client drawing register and vendor drawing register.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The location of the drawing is identified and retrieval procedures are explained in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Drawing office documentation is identified and compiled in line with organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of documentation includes, but is not limited to:
  • Bill of materials, item/parts list, technical data sheets, professional body forms, inter-departmental documents, despatch list, price list, bending schedules and project plan documentation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Drawing title is constructed to meet organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand cost implications for elements of administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawing revision procedures are described and explained in line with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drawing and reproduction costs are explained and calculated according to organisational and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Costs and time are recorded according to contractual obligations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Distribute drawing according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client is advised of drawing availability using appropriate communication medium and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drawing is distributed to all role players within agreed time frames using organisational processes for distribution. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of distribution includes, but is not limited to endorsements by the following:
  • Originator checker, client, approver, drawing office manager, manufacturer and site manager.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Proof of delivery is obtained and recorded in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    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:
  • History and development of drawing.
  • Competencies and characteristics for draughtsmanship.
  • Four levels of graphic communication.
  • Drawing office layout, equipment and materials.
  • Drawing office processes and procedures. 

  • 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 filing, retrieving and storing of 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 team, group, organization or community in adhering to procedures of drawing office practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in minimizing the cost and maximizing productivity in the provision of Computer Aided Design services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the correct storing of drawings to ensure effective management. 

    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 the following unit standards:
  • ID 14476, "Apply drawing office administration procedures", NQF Level 4, 3 Credits.
  • ID 14478, "Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office orientation", NQF Level 4, 2 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66071   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.