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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce complex engineering drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13301  Produce complex engineering drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 
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 skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various NQF level 3 engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners can read, interpret and produce complex engineering drawings. These working drawings of assemblies and components could include cams, screw threads, a variety of gears (spur, level, rack and pinion) and tooling in isometric, oblique and multi-sectioned first and third degree angle projections. All drawings produced must meet required recognised international drawing standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for engineering drawing.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Read, interpret and produce detailed engineering drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

    The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine drawing requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify and interpret components or assemblies
  • Identify drawing end use requirements
  • Select drawing media
  • Select drawing parameters 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Drawing parameters include projection, view, scale and layout 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components and assemblies are identified and interpreted as per job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Engineering drawings produced comply with job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform calculations to produce drawing. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Calculate progressive tolerances
  • Select appropriate dimensions 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components and assemblies are identified and interpreted as per job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Engineering drawings produced comply with job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce drawings. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Dimension and label drawing 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Engineering drawings can be produced in isometric, oblique and multi-sectioned first and third angle projections 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components and assemblies are identified and interpreted as per job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Engineering drawings produced comply with job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components and assemblies are identified and interpreted as per job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Engineering drawings produced comply with job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    1. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    2. Progressive tolerance calculations ensure functional operation of components/assemblies drawn
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Engineering symbols and abbreviations
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • Scaling
  • Projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Dimensioning using tolerances 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Material lists
  • Engineering symbols, abbreviations, conventions (according to international drawing standards)
  • Geometrical constructions
  • Machining symbols

    Purpose of:
  • Engineering drawings

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrectly producing an engineering drawing

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Drawing sequence
  • For isometric, oblique and multi-sectional 1st and 3rd angle projections
  • Perspective positioning
  • Set of techniques for gears (including spur gears), helical spring, cam profiles
  • Assembly drawings

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Units of measurement (conversion) and measurement scales
  • Applicable mathematics required to perform progressive tolerance calculations
  • Geometry
  • Dimensioning using tolerances
  • Sectioning

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between engineering drawing and the manufacture of a product that meets customer specifications 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the production of an engineering drawing 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information contained in job instructions
  • Make decisions based on information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record work done 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Relate appropriate theory to the production of a drawing 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of the engineering drawing to the manufacturing process
  • Explain the importance of correctly producing the engineering drawing 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58025   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  59709   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  91925   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23275   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  23256   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23279   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23281   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Tooling Manufacture  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22774   National Diploma: Rubber Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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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    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    7. College of Production Technology 
    8. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    12. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    13. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    14. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    15. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    16. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    17. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    18. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    19. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    20. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    21. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    22. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    23. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    24. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    25. Shukela Training Centre 
    26. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    27. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    28. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    29. Umfolozi FET College 
    30. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    31. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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