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

Draw and interpret simple engineering drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12238  Draw and interpret simple 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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

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 
Drawing and interpreting simple engineering drawings.

The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering fabrication, which includes boilermaking, sheetmetal working, welding and vehicle body building. The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Fabrication (NQF level 2) and related qualifications. 

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 drawing in the engineering fabrication field.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to construct plane geometric shapes, to select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment and to select, use and care for engineering hand tools. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
A general guide to the scope, context conditions, and level at which I am expected to perform.

The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the range as indicated under the specific outcomes.

All work is performed under supervision. This unit standard covers production and interpretation of drawings using isometric, oblique and orthographic projection, including hidden detail and single plane sectional views. Drawings are limited to single assemblies and may include structural steel, steel section connections, cylinders, cones and square to round. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Interpret engineering drawings. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify components and assemblies
  • Recognise and interpret material requirements
  • Identify dimensions and detailed instructions
  • Identify and interpret symbols and conventions 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Completed drawings comply with job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions are complied with
    2. Drawing procedures are correctly followed
    3. Components and assemblies are identified in relation to parts list on drawing
    4. Composition of material of component in assembly drawing is determined
    5. Dimensions and detailed instructions for any component in assembly drawing can be determined
    6. Safe work practices are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain and discuss
    1. Components and assemblies on drawing
    2. Dimensions and detailed instructions in drawing
    3. Engineering symbols 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Produce drawings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of drawings includes isometric, oblique and first and third angle orthographic projection, and flanges 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Completed drawings comply with job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions are complied with
    2. Drawing procedures are correctly followed
    3. Components and assemblies are identified in relation to parts list on drawing
    4. Composition of material of component in assembly drawing is determined
    5. Dimensions and detailed instructions for any component in assembly drawing can be determined
    6. Safe work practices are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain and discuss
    1. Components and assemblies on drawing
    2. Dimensions and detailed instructions in drawing
    3. Engineering symbols 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check drawings for compliance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Completed drawings comply with job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions are complied with
    2. Drawing procedures are correctly followed
    3. Components and assemblies are identified in relation to parts list on drawing
    4. Composition of material of component in assembly drawing is determined
    5. Dimensions and detailed instructions for any component in assembly drawing can be determined
    6. Safe work practices are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain and discuss
    1. Components and assemblies on drawing
    2. Dimensions and detailed instructions in drawing
    3. Engineering symbols 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise problems and report to appropriate personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Completed drawings comply with job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions are complied with
    2. Drawing procedures are correctly followed
    3. Components and assemblies are identified in relation to parts list on drawing
    4. Composition of material of component in assembly drawing is determined
    5. Dimensions and detailed instructions for any component in assembly drawing can be determined
    6. Safe work practices are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain and discuss
    1. Components and assemblies on drawing
    2. Dimensions and detailed instructions in drawing
    3. Engineering symbols 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA ETQA, which has the 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 produced outside of 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Drawing views, positions and scale

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Materials
  • Components
  • Symbols
  • Conventions
  • Dimensions

    Purpose of:
  • Producing accurate drawings
  • Conventions and symbols

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of inaccurate drawings

    Procedures and techniques:
  • To access, modify, record, file, copy and issue drawings

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards
  • National and international standards applicable to engineering drawing

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Machine symbols applicable to national and international manufacturing standards
  • Principles applicable to isometric, oblique and orthographic projections and drawing to scale
  • Basic theory applicable to national and international manufacturing standards

    Relationships, systems:
  • System of expressing three dimensions in two dimensional form 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and rectify inaccuracies in the drawing 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Contribute to efforts of workgroup 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpretation of components, assemblies, materials, dimensions, symbols and conventions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report outcome of work to appropriate personnel 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Interpretation and production of engineering drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understanding of the role of engineering drawings in the fabrication process 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22869   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  66449   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    5. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    10. Further Education Trade Training 
    11. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    12. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    13. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    14. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    15. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    16. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    17. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    18. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    19. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    20. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    21. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    22. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    23. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    24. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    25. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    26. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    27. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    28. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    29. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    30. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    31. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    32. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    33. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    34. Wavelength T.T.I 
    35. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    36. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    37. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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