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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design jewellery for a competition 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261437  Design jewellery for a competition 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to design jewellery for a jewellery design competition.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Interpret competition requirements.
  • Interpret jewellery design requirements.
  • Provide a design solution.
  • Render the design for the competition. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The competition requirements are interpreted in terms of the design categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The design categories are interpreted in terms of the judging criteria in accordance with jewellery design standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The competition requirements are interpreted in terms of the design criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of misinterpreting the design categories, the judging criteria and/or the design criteria, are described in terms of the competition as a whole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Occupational hazards and risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping and safe working practices are adhered to and demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct preparation, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret design requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preferred drawing and design media are identified and ensured to be ready for use in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Design requirements are interpreted in an original and innovative manner that meets all the competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Design requirements are interpreted in terms of practicality for manufacturing and wearability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpretations are recorded by means of drawings that meet design specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide a design solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preferred drawing and design media are specified and ensured to be ready for use prior to rendering in terms of specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    References that are useful to inform the design options are collected and collated in terms of the competition brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible design options are explored through means of drawings in terms of the design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measurements and other relevant information are specified according to design requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Render the design for the competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preferred drawing and design media are specified and ensured to be ready for use prior to rendering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A technical drawing is rendered in terms of design specifications and competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The completed design is finished and mounted according to competition requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The completed design is submitted that details the materials used and facilitates the manufacture of the jewellery item in terms of the design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct design practices, housekeeping and safety practices, are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety and quality. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to designing jewellery for a competition:
  • Knowledge of the drawing and design of jewellery.
  • Three-dimensional spatial perception and developed hand eye co-ordination.

    Processes and events:
  • Knowledge of various jewellery design processes.
  • Exposure to various jewellery design processes.
  • Distinguish poor jewellery design quality from acceptable quality.

    Causes and effects (Safety and Health):
  • Use of equipment.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Adherence to safety requirements.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the learner to interpret the competition requirements and design specifications and to plan the design of the jewellery item very carefully and logically. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to communicate with other jewellery design competition entries and interpret the design specifications and other competition requirements correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the learner to indicate what the jewellery design competition context is and the materials that are required for the manufacture of the jewellery item, and how to achieve the desired outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the learner to plan the layout, the procedure and the specified manufacturing techniques communicated through the information from the design with the specified requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The ability of the learner to interact and liaise with relevant role players in the jewellery production process, using appropriate and effective communication methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: The ability to use the relevant technology applying the required occupational health and safety measures to conduct the required jewellery design task in an agreed time frame. 

    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.

    Note: The ability of the learner to identify the relevant factors that contribute to the final designed jewellery item, the preparation thereof, the correct interpretation of the design and what it hopes to achieve in the rest of the jewellery design process, and as a whole, within the rest of the jewellery industry. 

    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 
    Terminology:
  • A design solution is a term used for a number of drawings produced to arrive at the one best liked by the customer.
  • Housekeeping refers to optimising the use of resources, record keeping, hygiene, health and safety.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts.
  • Regulations.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other Standards.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Voluntary Codes of Practices.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.

    Jewellery Industry Requirements:
  • Working Guides.
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturer.
  • The Bargaining Council for the Jewellery and Precious Metals Industry Main Agreement.
  • The employer's work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and Procedures.
  • Regulations as per directives from the Gold and Diamond Branch of the Southern African Police.
  • ISO 9000/1, SANS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
  • A glossary of terms regarding the terminology of the Jewellery Industry. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65209   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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