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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce furniture design specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117191  Produce furniture design specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to effectively identify specifications and production requirements and produce such specifications in line with set standards and criteria.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying design requirements.
  • Identifying specifications and production requirements.
  • Preparing and producing furniture specifications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy equivalent to NQF level 3.
  • They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to, the National Certificate in Furniture Wood Machining, Cabinet Making, Furniture Upholstery (Wood) or Furniture Finishing (Wood) at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Evaluation of needs : purpose; durability; strength; aesthetics.
  • Potential problems : technical; resource; budgetary; time frame; materials; equipment.
  • Skills : own skills; skills of individual and groups.
  • Final design details : furniture item; materials; jigs and templates required; production quantity ; production start date
  • Production costings : materials; labour; machinery and equipment; item cost; batch cost; overhead.
  • Production methods : existing; new.
  • Optimum cost effective methods based on : equipment and tooling resources; materials available; workforce training; health and safety.
  • Specifications : furniture item; materials; jigs and templates; drawings; cutting lists; routing sheets; finish; fittings; embellishments, equipment.
  • Supporting information : item costs; batch costs; batch material requirements; machinery; equipment; tooling; time scales.
  • Design and production standards : Statutory; quality of work; production speeds. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify design requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Target user of design is accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The needs of target user are identified and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Technical and resource requirements for achieving design are identified, explored and confirmed with the relevant personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential problems and constraints in achieving the design are identified and evaluated and the information is provided to the relevant personnel to examine and determine a resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The skills necessary to complete the design are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Relevant information is correctly recorded according to organisational guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify specifications and production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Final design is obtained and details confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production costings are determined from design and brief and prototype information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production methods and sequencing are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production is evaluated for optimum cost effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Specification and production requirements are recorded accurately using accepted industry practices and appropriate documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Production specification and requirements are made available to the relevant personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and produce furniture specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design specifications are determined to provide optimum achievement of agreed requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Design and production standards are identified and incorporated as required in the specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production targets, start dates and deadlines are incorporated as required in supporting information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specification and supporting information are accurately produced in the appropriate format using effective industry practices and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Specifications and supporting information are provided to relevant personnel in a clear and concise format and within agreed time scales. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A sound understanding of Internal organisational constraints which may have an effect on producing required design.
  • A sound understanding of organisational and national standards relevant to the furniture industry.
  • A broad understanding of how to cost for the work required and how to identify resource requirement implications.
  • A broad understanding of specification dimensions, tolerances, limits, accuracy required, organisational quality. The use and limitations of equipment, materials, finish, fittings, limitations and expertise of self and individuals and groups participating.
  • A sound understanding of production and process methods.
  • A sound understanding of prototype information.
  • A sound understanding of organisational procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of producing and understanding design specifications.
  • A basic understanding of work flow routing techniques.
  • A sound understanding of supporting information required for design specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when identifying and producing design specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group, to effectively motivate a team to complete tasks or requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise, analyse and evaluate information when producing specifications to ensure the most effective use of resources, human and material. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, language skills when dealing with colleagues, subordinates and senior managers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when carrying out work functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when producing specifications the impact on the furniture production cycle must be considered. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49092   Further Education and Training Certificate: Furniture Making  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    2. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    3. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    4. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    5. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    6. Injobe Training and Development 
    7. Kgalo Manufacture Design and Cleaning Services 
    8. LEEUWKOP CORRECTIONAL SERVICES 
    9. Longata Consultant 
    10. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    11. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    12. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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