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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments used in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263023  Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments used in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) 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
14486  Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments and produce free-hand drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides an introduction to the use of measuring instruments that relate to CAD office practice. Knowledge of how the instruments function and how they must be maintained forms the basis of this unit standard. The qualifying learner will be able to use and maintain these measuring instruments according to manufacturer's instructions.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing the functions of measuring instruments.
  • Using measuring instruments to obtain measurements as per specifications.
  • Store and maintaining measuring instruments. 

  • 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 
    Describe the functions of measuring instruments. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of measuring instruments include, but are not limited to:
  • Micrometers, vernier calipers, vernier height gauge, vernier protractor, steel rule, measuring tape calipers, electronic distance measuring devices, theodolite, leveling instrument, thread pitch gauge, radius gauge and feeler gauge. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The outside, inside and depth micrometers are explained in terms of their function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vernier calipers, vernier height gauges and vernier protractors are explained in terms of their function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Steel rule, measuring tape, electronic distance measuring devices and calipers are explained in terms of their function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Thread pitch gauge, radius gauge and feeler gauge are explained in terms of their function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Leveling instruments are explained in terms of their function. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use measuring instruments to obtain measurements as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Micrometers are used to measure the outside, inside and depth to within 0.01mm accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vernier calipers and vernier height gauges are used to give scale readings to within 0.02mm accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vernier protractors are used to give scale readings to an accuracy level of 5 minutes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Steel rule, measuring tape, electronic distance measuring devices and calipers are used according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Thread pitch gauge, radius gauge and feeler gauge are used according to ISO standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Leveling instruments are used according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store and maintain measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Care of measuring instruments is exercised during transit and storage according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Setting/calibration of measuring instruments is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measuring instruments are serviced in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 


    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:
  • Types of measuring instruments and their functions.
  • Measuring Instrument manufacturer's instructions and specifications.
  • Safety precautions applicable when using measuring instruments. 

  • 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 use, transportation, storage and maintenance of measuring instruments 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 using and maintaining measuring instruments used in a Computer Aided Drawing office. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the use, transportation, maintenance and storage of measuring instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to optimize the use and performance of measuring instruments. 

    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 maintain and service measuring instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence by applying knowledge and understanding to correctly use and calibrate or set sophisticated measuring instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the correct and responsible use of measuring instruments contributes to the success of construction projects, while incorrect readings may contribute to failure. 

    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 14486, "Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments and produce free-hand drawings", Level 4, 3 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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