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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine the cost of Jewellery items 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261454  Determine the cost of Jewellery items 
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 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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to cost jewellery for a customer.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Determine raw material cost of the jewellery item.
  • Determine overhead cost of the jewellery item.
  • Determine the selling price of the jewellery item. 

  • 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 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine raw material cost of the jewellery item. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and equipment are identified and selected for costing raw materials in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials to manufacture jewellery are identified and quantified according to jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consumables for the manufacturing of jewellery are identified according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of accuracy when costing raw materials is described in terms of the potential impact on productivity and cost. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine overhead cost of the jewellery item. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant information and records required are identified that will provide the required information for costing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant information and records are obtained for the jewellery manufacturing process in accordance with workplace specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labour cost for manufacturing jewellery is determined according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumable, workshop maintenance and administration costs for manufacturing jewellery is determined according to industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of accuracy when determining labour and overhead costs is described in terms of the potential impact on the cost price of the jewellery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the selling price of the jewellery item. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A mark up percentage is based on a pre-determined profit margin added to the cost of the specific job in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential markets are identified based on demand for the product in accordance with business standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The final selling price of the jewellery item is determined by incorporating raw material costs, overhead costs, profit margin and other considerations in accordance with sound costing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of accuracy when determining mark up percentages is described in terms of the potential impact on productivity and cost. 


    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 costing jewellery:
  • Knowledge of the availability and sources of the raw materials.

    Processes and events:
  • Knowledge of raw materials used in jewellery.
  • Knowledge of consumables used in jewellery manufacture.
  • Knowledge of the market for the particular range of jewellery.
  • Knowledge of mark-ups and business ethics.
  • Distinguish poor jewellery manufacturing 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 in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Note: The ability of the learner to identify and cost raw materials needed to solve production problems through creative thinking. 

    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 accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

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

    Note: The ability to determine the cost of the jewellery production activities effectively. 

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

    Note: The ability of the learner to analyse, organise and evaluate relevant information pertaining to the cost of raw materials and labour. 

    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 communicate the process, time and price effectively to the customer. 

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

    Note: The learner must be familiar with the latest jewellery manufacturing trends in terms of equipment and technology. Notwithstanding the fact that he/she must have regard for the environment, for the community and the health and safety of others as well as for himself/herself. 

    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 relevant processes for costing the raw materials needed, the labour and other overheads and the selling price and to relate this to developments in the jewellery manufacturing field. 

    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:
  • Housekeeping refers to optimising the use of resources, record keeping, hygiene, occupational 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
    Core  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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