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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design a jewellery set 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261445  Design a jewellery set 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 a set of jewellery for manufacture, based on a customer's requirements.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Determine customer requirements.
  • Determine design requirements.
  • Generate and provide a design solution.
  • Produce a technical drawing to facilitate production. 

  • 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 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication is conducted with the customer to establish design requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer preferences are determined with the aid of a catalogue or other design documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The deadline for the production of the set of jewellery is ascertained and noted in accordance with the customer's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A written brief is produced and confirmed to be in accordance with the customer's specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine design requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The visual features that all the items of jewellery in the set must share are determined with reference to the catalogue and the customer's brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The materials that the set of jewellery must be made from are determined and agreed with the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cost of the set of jewellery is determined based on the customer`s requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative materials that may be used to provide a similar appearance to the customer's requirements at a different cost are identified and described to the customer in terms of the benefits and disadvantages. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Generate and provide a design solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of suggested designs is generated in line with the customer's preferences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The customer's preferred design is established by consultation and in terms of design standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consultation takes place with a goldsmith to establish the feasibility of producing the selected set of jewellery in accordance with jewellery manufacturing standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A rendering of the agreed jewellery set is completed in terms of the design solution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce a technical drawing to facilitate production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preferred drawing and design media are selected and ensured to be ready for use prior to drawing the jewellery design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The technical drawing accurately captures the design specifications and technical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct design practices, housekeeping and safe working practices are described in terms of the potential impact on 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 a set of jewellery:
  • Knowledge of the drawing and design of jewellery.
  • Three-dimensional spatial perception and developed hand eye co-ordination.

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

    Causes and effects (Safety and Health):
  • Use of drawing 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 customer's 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 the goldsmith to interpret the design specifications and other 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 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 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 items, 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: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • 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: 
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