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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select materials, media and processes for production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115146  Select materials, media and processes for production 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16 
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 purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to enable learners to identify and select the most appropriate materials, media and processes to execute a final design solution.
The unit standards that are centred on the technological and implementation process of executing final designs will enable learners to produce and execute valid design solutions. These standards are thus relevant to all learners who will be pursuing careers as practising designers in any number of design fields and disciplines or people practising within the design sectors. People who pursue careers in these sectors contribute directly to the economic development of the country and to the social development of communities, region and the nation as a whole.

Credited learners are capable of:
1 Analysing the brief and determine the appropriate materials, media and processes to be used in the execution of a design project.
2. Selecting from a variety of materials.
3. Selecting from a variety of media.
4. Selecting from a variety of processes and relevant technologies. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this Unit Standard have the following competencies:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 2
  • General creativity 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:

    1. The scope and context of this unit standard encompasses a range and variety of execution methods, pertinent to the final design product and solution.
    2. Credited learners are capable of identifying and selecting appropriate media, materials, processes and technologies for simple design solutions, and for design solutions that are complex.
    3. Materials are specific to the design discipline and area of study and may include paper, wood, metal, plastics, fabrics, model making materials, etc.
    4. Media are specific to the design discipline and area of study and may include advertising media, communication media, etc.
    5. Processes are specific to the design discipline and area of study and may include printing processes, production processes, building and construction processes, manufacturing processes, ceramic production processes, etc.
    6. Design technologies are specific to the design discipline and area of study and may include computer technologies, printing technologies, mapping technologies, technologies used in manufacturing and production, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the brief and determine the appropriate materials, media and processes to be used. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analyse the brief and determine the appropriate materials, media and processes to be used in the execution of a design project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Analysis of brief is appropriate to the specific materials, media and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Analysis of brief is substantiated and contextualised within a technological framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Analysis of brief and assessment of process is continual and appropriate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select from a variety of design materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of a wide variety of materials is accurate and contextualised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection of materials is appropriate to the brief and to the context and content. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The characteristics of the materials have been taken into account when selected for design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected technologies are relevant and take consideration of the environment and community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select from a variety of design media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of a wide variety of design media is accurate and contextualised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection of design media is appropriate to the brief, the concept and the solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of design media is relevant and contextualised according to the content of the final design solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The characteristics of the media have been considered when selected for design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selection of design media is contextualised within historical and contemporary technological frameworks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select from a variety of processes and relevant technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of a wide variety of processes and technologies is accurate and contextualised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection of processes and technologies is appropriate to the brief, the concept and the solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of processes and technologies is relevant and contextualised according to the content of the final design solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selection of processes and technologies is contextualised within historical and contemporary technological frameworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selected processes and technologies are ergonomic within the context of the design solution. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. The assessment of learner achievement takes place at providers accredited by the CHE (or the MAPPP SETA or another relevant ETQA) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the qualification that this unit standard forms part of. The CHE (or the MAPPP SETA or another relevant ETQA) is responsible for the moderation of achievement of those learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. Those assessing or moderating the outcomes of this unit standard must hold a qualification at NQF 6 in the relevant field.

    2. The technological processes and the execution of design products are specific to the design discipline. Credited learners need to demonstrate that they are competent at handling and managing the whole design process, from analysis and research, through to technological knowledge and execution.

    3. Credited learners need to show appropriate levels of technological competence, skills and abilities.

    4. The set of unit standards that deal with technology and execution are primarily concerned with skills, knowledge and abilities. However, it is important that assessors do not omit any elements of creativity, and this should be demonstrated in the selection and execution stages. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:

    1. A variety of processes specific to the design discipline.
    2. A variety of materials specific to the design discipline.
    3. A variety of design media specific to the design discipline.
    4. A variety of technologies specific to the design discipline.
    5. Ergonomics and ergonomic design.
    6. Environmentally sustainable criteria.
    7. Manufacturing and production processes specific to the design discipline.
    8. The analyses of briefs.
    9. Continual assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking
  • Identify and selecting design materials, media and processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation or community
  • Work in groups on certain projects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively
  • Select design materials, media and processes in a responsible manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • Analyse design solutions according to their technological requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Identify and select appropriate technologies. 

  • 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.
  • Relate and contextualise technological solutions. 

  • 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  90721   Certificate: Design Techniques  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  79809   Bachelor of Design  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58820   National Certificate: Advertising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. CTU Training Solutions 
    2. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 



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