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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12215  Read, interpret and produce basic 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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 2 engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners can read and interpret basic engineering drawings to be able to select components to be manufactured or assembled and produce freehand sketches and basic drawings using isometric, oblique and orthographic projection, including hidden detail and single plane sectional views. Drawings are limited to single components. These components may include components of pumps, gearboxes, hydraulic cylinders, support frames and holding devices. 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 the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for engineering drawing. 

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

All work is performed under supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Discuss and explain basic engineering drawing concepts and material lists 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Component identified and interpreted as per job requirements
2. Engineering drawings produced complies with job requirements
3. Engineering drawing concepts and material lists are explained

Indicators
1. Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

Understanding confirmed
1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • To scale drawings
  • Projections
  • Dimensioning 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret basic engineering drawings 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify and interpret component requirements
  • Interpret dimensions, instructions, symbols and conventions
  • Read material list 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Engineering drawings interpreted are limited to first and third angle orthographic projection, isometric and oblique, including hidden detail and single plane sectional views. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Component identified and interpreted as per job requirements
    2. Engineering drawings produced complies with job requirements
    3. Engineering drawing concepts and material lists are explained

    Indicators
    1. Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • To scale drawings
  • Projections
  • Dimensioning 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce drawing 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Prepare layout of drawing
  • Draw component
  • Dimension and label drawing 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Engineering drawings produced are limited to first and third angle orthographic projection, isometric and oblique.

    Engineering drawings produced must meet required recognised international drawing standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Component identified and interpreted as per job requirements
    2. Engineering drawings produced complies with job requirements
    3. Engineering drawing concepts and material lists are explained

    Indicators
    1. Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted, taking into account line structures, dimensions and projections
    2. Interpretation done in a methodical manner
    3. Drawings are produced to international drawing standards

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Measurement and dimensions
  • Use of measurement scales
  • Concepts of basic geometry and unit of measurement
  • Line types
  • To scale drawings
  • Projections
  • Dimensioning 


  • 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 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Material lists
  • Engineering symbols, abbreviations, conventions (according to international drawing standards)
  • Geometrical constructions
  • Machining symbols

    2. Purpose of:
  • Engineering drawings

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

    4. Procedures and techniques:
  • Drawing interpretation and sequence
  • Freehand sketching
  • For 1st and 3rd angle orthographic projection (simple sectional views)
  • For isometric drawings
  • For construction of geometrical shapes, e.g. polygons
  • For oblique drawings
  • For dimensioning and line types

    5. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Units of measurement (conversion) and measurement scales
  • Basic geometry
  • Dimensioning

    6. 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 interpretation 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 engineering drawings
  • 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 interpretation of drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the relationship of the engineering drawing to the manufacturing process
  • Explain the importance of correctly interpreting 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  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23277   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  22770   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  67629   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49402   National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished OR Welded OR Cold-Formed)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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