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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments and produce free-hand drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14486  Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments and produce free-hand drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-10-20  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263023  Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments used in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to free hand drawings as well as the use of measuring instruments. It is the starting point for a learner in this sector. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.


The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the functions and practical uses of measuring instruments.
  • Using measuring instruments to obtain measurements as per specifications
  • Producing a dimensioned free-hand drawing.
  • Interpreting and verifying interpretation of free-hand drawings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in mathematics, engineering science and technical drawing at NQF level 4 or equivalent
    .
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in computer technology at Level 4 on the NQF or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Measuring instruments will include micrometers, vernier calipers, vernier height gauge, vernier protractor, steel rule, measuring tape calipers, electronic distance measuring devices, theodolite, dumpy level, thread pitch gauge, radius gauge and feeler gauge. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the functions and practical use of measuring instruments 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The outside, inside and depth micrometers are described and uses explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Vernier calipers and vernier height gauges are described and uses explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Vernier protractors are described and uses explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Steel rule, measuring tape, electronic distance measuring devices and calipers are described and the uses explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Thread pitch gauge, radius gauge and feeler gauge are described and the uses are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A theodolite is described and the application and use explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use measuring instruments to obtain measurements as per specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Micrometers are used to measure the outside, inside and depth to within 0.01mm 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Vernier calipers and vernier height gauges are used to give scale readings to within 0.02mm 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Vernier protractors are used to give scale readings to an accuracy level of 5 minutes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Steel rule, measuring tape, electronic distance measuring devices and calipers are used according to requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Thread pitch gauge, radius gauge and feeler gauge are used according to requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A theodolite is used according to requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The object to be drawn is identified and measured to meet requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a dimensioned free-hand drawing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The object to be drawn is identified and measured to meet requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The drawing is produced and shows the dimensions to meet requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The dimensions and related notes meet requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The drawing is produced using only one 0.5mm clutch pencil to represent different line types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A given reading is represented of different measuring instruments by means of a line drawing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret and verify interpretation of free-hand drawing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Free-hand drawings are identified and interpreted to meet requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Detailed dimensions and related notes are interpreted to meet requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Free-hand drawings are checked for compliance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Interpretation of free-hand drawings is verified with a qualified individual. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education, Training, Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard, and register assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An in depth understanding of various types of measuring instruments and their uses.
  • A broad understanding of the methods and techniques to produce free-hand drawings. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the use of measuring instruments and the production of free-hand drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities to ensure that all measuring instruments are available for use when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to produce free-hand drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with qualified individuals when verifying interpretations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the correct use of measuring instruments lead to better quality free-hand drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively when using measuring instruments to produce free-hand drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263023, which is "Demonstrate an understanding of measuring instruments used in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) practice", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    2. African Academey for the Built Environment NPC 
    3. CTU Training Solutions 



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