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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|66071||Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice (CAD)|
|SGB Civil Engineering Construction|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Physical Planning, Design and Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||131||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|50018||Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice||Level 4||NQF Level 04||120|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
Any learners, who are, or wish to be involved in the Computer Aided Drawing, will have access to this qualification. This qualification is intended to serve the architectural, engineering and construction industries by providing skilled draughtspersons who can produce design drawings which address the need to move from traditional manual drafting to Computer Aided Drawing and Draughting. Portability across other National Qualifications in Engineering and Draughting is therefore ensured.
The qualifying learner will be capable of:
Computer Aided Design supports the Design Engineering activity that includes creation of 2D/3D Geometric models doing engineering analysis, evaluating the design by simulation and produce rapid drafting for manufacturing with the help of computers. The traditional CAD System offers 2D drafting, 3D modeling with limited modification capability. This system substitutes the drafting board completely. The high end 3D CAD tool provides many solutions under one platform. If alteration is made in one feature then it will automatically change other related (dependent) features. Dimensional and geometrical constrains play a major role in this parametric design technology. Testing the designs on the computer instead of expensive and time-consuming field tests leads to significant reduction in product development cycles. Cost and time to market is another advantage. The modern CAD System helps product design under practical constraints helps enormously imaginative concepts.
The FETC in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) Office Practice is an entry level qualification for the workplace designed in consultation with industry experts. Qualifying learners will gain a broad base of knowledge and skills needed for entry into the industry that will also provide the basis for further learning along this career pathway, including learners who:
The FETC in Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice allows the learner to work towards a nationally recognised qualification. The qualification will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in, but not limited to, architectural, engineering and construction organisations access, due to its flexibility. It aims to develop learners who are informed and skilled in Computer Aided Drawing and Draughting.
The FETC in Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice will produce knowledgeable, skilled Computer Aided Draughtspersons who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the draughting industry. It will provide the means for current learners in the Computer Aided Drawing field to receive recognition for prior learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge base. The qualification is structured for learners to acquire a set of core competencies to give a broad understanding of Computer Aided Drawing. The electives will allow for specific competence in a selected area of drawing specialization such as:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence at the level of unit standards and exit level outcomes as described.
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
Mechanical drawings (31 credits):
Electrical, Air conditioning, Vent duct and plant drawings (29 credits):
Architectural and civil construction draughting (22 credits):
Concrete reinforcing and structural steel drawings (30 credits):
Piping drawings (37 credits):
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Operate a computer to produce 2D and 3D working drawings.
2. Apply drawing office practice.
3. Plan and monitor drawing office workflow process.
4. Produce freehand drawings.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Outcome Level 1:
1.1 Client requirements are interpreted and Computer Aided Drawing software is activated and customized according to software commands and applications.
1.2 A detailed 2D Computer Aided Drawing is produced according to client's confirmed requirements, software functions and drawing office procedures within agreed time frame.
1.3 A 3D Computer Aided Drawing is produced according to client's verified requirements, software functions and drawing office procedures within agreed time frame.
1.4 Administrative and office procedures are conducted in terms of produced drawings according to organisational requirements.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Outcome Level 2:
2.1 Historical development of drawings is described in relation to major influences and trends that impact on current drawing office practice.
2.2 Drawing office organogram and layout is described and the use of equipment is explained in terms of their function and safety requirements.
2.3 Drawing office administration and cost implications of reproductions and revisions are explained in relation to drawing office procedures.
2.4 Occupational, health, safety and housekeeping requirements are applied in terms of drawing office practice.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Outcome Level 3:
3.1 A computer system is set up, customized, used and maintained in relation to the software and hardware applications, manufacturer's instructions and drawing office procedures.
3.2 The nature and scope of planning and scheduling of work processes are explained in relation to a drawing office.
3.3 Workflow process is planned and scheduled in terms of the sourced data, work activities, resources and facilities in required format within given time frame.
3.4 The achievement of the workflow plan is monitored and adjusted as necessary in accordance with requirements and within agreed time frames.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Outcome Level 4:
4.1 Drawing office measuring instruments are used and maintained according to manufacturer's instructions.
4.2 Client brief is interpreted and technical data is recorded according to organizational procedures.
4.3 On-site information and data is applied to the design in conformation to standards and code of practice for engineering.
4.4 A free hand drawing and 3D model is produced for client approval of design according to drawing office procedures.
The importance of integrated assessment is to confirm that the learner is able to demonstrate applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive) and ensure that the purpose of this Qualification is achieved. Both formative and summative assessment methods and strategies are used to ensure that the Exit Level Outcomes and the purpose of the Qualification are achieved through achieving the Unit Standards. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked.
Learning and assessment should be integrated and assessment practices must be fair, transparent, valid and reliable. A variety of assessment strategies and approaches must be used. This could include tests, assignments, projects, demonstrations and/or any applicable method. Evidence of the acquisition of competencies must be demonstrated through the Unit Standards, which enhance the integration of theory and practice as deemed appropriate at this level.
Formative assessment is an on-going process which is used to assess the efficacy of the teaching and learning process. It is used to plan appropriate learning experiences to meet the learner's needs. Formative assessments can include a mix of simulated and actual (real) practice or authentic settings. Feedback from assessment informs both teaching and learning. If the learner has met the assessment criteria of all the Unit Standards then s/he will have achieved the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification.
Summative assessment is concerned with the judgement of the learning in relation to the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification. Such judgement must include integrated assessment(s) which test the learner's ability to integrate the larger body of knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are represented by the Exit Level Outcomes. Summative assessment can take the form of oral, written and practical examinations as agreed to by the relevant ETQA.
Integrated assessment must be designed to achieve the following:
Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
|The most common type of training in Computer Aided Design (CAD) worldwide takes the form of short courses that are offered by CAD software manufacturers and distributors. Each of these CAD software brands offer buyers demonstrations, on-line training, help facilities as well as training that caters only for the operation of the software in terms of its functions.
The focus of this benchmarking exercise is focused on qualifications that offer the qualifying learner a range of competencies that go beyond the operation of particular CAD software to include knowledge and skills that are required to practice in the work environment of a CAD office. Examples of similar structured qualifications were considered from the following countries:
The Level 3 NVQ in Design and Draughting (Reference Number 100/3323/3) is similar to the South African Further Education and Training Certificate in CAD Office Practice in terms of the purpose of the qualification and the broad outcomes described in these qualifications. The level of complexity and duration of study is also very similar.
The aim of this qualification is to validate the competence of the site-based workforce of the engineering construction industry against national standards. The qualification focuses on the skills craftsperson's need in their daily working life, giving employer's confidence in the level of competence of their employers. This qualification is currently being used by industry. Candidates must complete all core units and one optional unit.
The National Certificate in Design (Draughting) (Level 2) [Ref: 0640] (70 credits) is designed for people who are entering the draughting sector of the design industry. It is a combination of theoretical and practical skills which can be acquired on or off job.
Core unit standards (50 credits):
Elective unit standards (20 credits):
United States of America:
An example of an equivalent qualification is the Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology Program (60 Credit Hours) offered by Truman College, Chicago provides the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become successfully employed in the drafting fields of the mechanical, architectural and construction industry. Instruction is directed toward theoretical and technical skills in the use of modern drafting tools and equipment. Emphasis is placed on the training of computer aided design (CAD) technologies.
Besides the 17 credit hours assigned to General Education Requirements or the fundamentals, which includes "Communications"(English 101) and "General Education" (Math 101); much like the South African qualification, the following core and elective module titles apply:
Computer Information Systems:
All the qualifications described above reflect both similarities and differences with the South African Further Education and Training Certificate in CAD Office Practice. The glaring difference lies in the approach to the elective component of the qualifications. The South African approach is unique in that is offers a choice of applying CAD Practice in five areas of specialization within the Civil Engineering Construction workplace: Mechanical drawings, Electrical, Air conditioning, Vent duct and plant drawings, Architectural and civil construction draughting, Concrete reinforcing and structural steel drawings and Piping drawings.
The ability to read, interpret and produce 2D and 3D civil engineering drawings lies at the heart of these qualifications. While these qualifications differ in the terms used to categorise learning areas as modules, subjects and units; the nature and extent of the competencies are captured at the level of unit standards, specific outcomes, assessment criteria and embedded knowledge in the South African unit standards.
|This qualification lends itself to both horizontal and vertical articulation. Examples of horizontal articulation are:
Examples of vertical articulation are:
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.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 50018, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice", Level 4, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||8016||Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||114979||Operate a computer workstation in a business environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||120199||Set up and prepare 3D model space and produce a 3D model||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||262966||Demonstrate an understanding of drawing office practice||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||263023||Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments used in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) practice||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||263024||Plan and produce two dimensional (2D) Computer Aided Drawings (CAD)||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||263064||Plan and schedule workflow||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||263046||Represent client requirements in a free hand drawing and scale model||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||7484||Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119470||Evaluate literary texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119461||Make and motivate judgements on selected literary texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||254076||Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulics and flow measurement in water and wastewater systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||243086||Draw and interpret complex plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||253588||Perform piping off-set calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244093||Read and interpret process and instrumentation diagrams||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||11637||Set up a survey instrument to take observations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||120201||Identify, interpret and produce working air conditioning and ventilation duct and plant drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||263006||Interpret, read and produce electrical working drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||262944||Interpret, read and produce mechanical drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||262984||Interpret, read and produce reinforced concrete detailed drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||262965||Interpret, read and produce structural steel drawings for workshop fabrication||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||262985||Read, interpret and produce working architectural drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||263013||Demonstrate an understanding of engineering materials and processes||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||263012||Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical components||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||263014||Demonstrate an understanding of production, manufacturing and construction processes as it affects the drawing||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.
|1.||AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING|
|2.||African Academey for the Built Environment NPC|
|3.||CAD4ALL Design Training and Software cc|
|4.||CTU Training Solutions|
|5.||Cutting Thru Training (Pty) Ltd|
|6.||Gola Institute of Engineering|
|7.||Inisys Africa Bim Solutions Pty Ltd|
|8.||istudent Academy (Pty) Ltd|
|9.||Stanlun Drafting and Architectural Designs|