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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Craft Production 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48806  National Certificate: Craft Production 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Art, Craft & Design   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 02 - Culture and Arts  Visual Arts 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  141  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is primarily intended for application in the craft production environment. The qualification will give learners the opportunity to obtain competencies required in craft production, or to have their competence recognised (previously such competence was not formally acknowledged. Learners can also obtain national recognition through a process of RPL. People credited with this qualification are able to produce craft products using hand-held tools, consistently demonstrating the competencies required for working safely and effectively in craft enterprises in general.

The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible and also to be the foundation for development into other areas of craft such as design, production, enterprise and marketing.

Learners credited with this qualification are capable of:
  • Communicating in a variety of ways
  • Using mathematics in practical applications
  • Accumulating ideas for design of craft product
  • Interpreting client specifications for craft production
  • Preparing materials and equipment for craft production
  • Making marketable craft products
  • Producing sequences of the same craft product
  • Reviewing and finishing craft products for market
  • Costing and pricing craft products for a sustainable craft enterprise
  • Controlling stock and material of craft production
  • Planning production of craft products
  • Functioning in a craft business environment

    In addition, learners elect to become competent at:
  • Importing and exporting craft product
  • Planning their own career development
  • End-using computers
  • Ensuring that occupational health, safety and environmental requirements are met

    Rationale:

    Legacies of the past resulted in many practitioners within the South African Craft sector being denied advancement and possible recognition as qualified tradespersons. Both employers and employees in the craft sector have expressed the critical need for technical and business skills-based qualifications for those practicing within the craft system. The introduction of a National Certificate in Craft Production based on unit standards will allow learners the opportunity to reach their potential and allow for advancement within formal education, as well as allowing for the recognition of prior learning. The qualification will also enhance the social status and productivity within the Arts and Craft industry

    This qualification thus reflects the needs of people within the craft sector both now and for the future. The qualification also provides learners with access to the Further Education and Training Certificate in Craft Enterprise, NQF level 4. Learners will be able to pursue different careers within the Arts and Culture sector and contribute towards the economical and ecological sustainability and improvement of the Craft environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are already competent in the areas of communication, mathematical literacy and life skills at the NQF level 1 in the General Education and Training Band. These competencies are required in order to communicate verbally and in writing (for example with customers), to perform basic calculations and to conduct themselves professionally.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

    This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and workplace experience, in terms of the criteria laid out.

    Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without participating in further training or education. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is designed as follows:

    All unit standards forming part of the Fundamental and Core components are compulsory. For the Elective component 10 credits are required to qualify. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Fundamental and Core:

    1. Communicate in a variety of ways.
    2. Use mathematics in practical applications.
    3. Interpret client specifications for craft products and accumulate ideas for their design.
    4. Produce marketable craft products and review the finish products for the market.
    5. Function in a craft enterprise.

    Elective(10 credits from any one area are required to qualify)

    6. Import and export craft product.
    7. Plan own career path.
    8. Use computers for end-user functionality.
    9. Ensure that occupational health, safety and environmental requirements are met. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Oral communication is maintained and adapted within given and different contexts.
  • Use of information accessed from texts is appropriate to a variety of given purposes.
  • Writing is appropriate to defined context.
  • Information planned, gathered and sourced in occupational learning programmes is relevant to given contexts.
  • Use of language and communication in occupational learning programmes is appropriate to given contexts including people.

    2.
  • Investigation and monitoring of financial aspects are relevant to personal and community life.
  • Organising and representation of data allows for modelling of situations for specific purposes.
  • Measurement, estimation and calculation of physical quantities are correct.
  • Representation of geometrical relationships in 2-Dimensions is appropriate in specific contexts.
  • Statistic investigation of life and work related problems are accurate in given contexts.

    3.
  • Interpretation of client specifications for craft production meets client requirements.
  • Accumulation of ideas for the design process uses a recognisable methodology.

    4.
  • Preparation of materials and equipment meets safety, health and environmental requirements.
  • Materials and equipment prepared for craft production are appropriate to given specifications.
  • Craft products produced are marketable.
  • Sequence of craft product produced is the same as the given original products.

    5.
  • Costing and pricing of craft products allow sustainable craft enterprise.
  • Control of stock and material for craft production ensures required stock levels.
  • Planning meets given production requirements.
  • Retail, financial and administrative requirements are met.

    Elective (10 credits from any one area are required to qualify)
    6.
  • International trade documentation is accurately identified.
  • The international trade environment is described in terms of specified contexts.
  • Concepts of importing and exporting are correctly defined.
  • Advising customers regarding local information meets specified requirements.

    7.
  • Explain the individual's role within business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution.
  • Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal career / employment decision.
  • Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa.

    8.
  • The world wide web is used as specified.
  • Presentations are produced as specified.
  • A personal computer system is operated as specified.
  • Personal computer operating systems are used as specified.
  • Word processing documents are produced as specified.
  • Personal computer peripherals are operated as specified.
  • Spreadsheets are produced as specified.

    9.
  • First aid is given according to specifications.
  • Fire fighting techniques are according to specifications.
  • HIV/AIDS and its implications are accurately explained.

    Integrated assessment:

    Integrated assessment provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards, in order to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose and exit level outcomes of the qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome.

    Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to explain the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance.

    The assessment criteria in the unit standards are performance-based (applied competence as opposed to required knowledge only). This means that workplace experience may be recognised when awarding credits towards this qualification.

    A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific outcomes and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies.

    While the foundational component (literacy, communication and numeracy skills) of this qualification on NQF level 2 can be assessed in occupational contexts and activities relating to craft production, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are truly portable. The primary aim of this qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound base of general education to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) recognises craft production competence within the vocational education and training sector, for Certificates I through IV. Craft practitioner learning falls under the field of Art, and include competence to design, make and repair objects which have both functional and artistic qualities, working in wood, metal, glass, leather, ceramics, textiles and other materials. This includes designing the style and shape of objects, using and manipulating materials to make objects according to designs, finishing objects to enhance their artistic and/or practical qualities, and repairing damaged or defective craft objects. Certificate I in Small Business Enterprise - Aboriginal Arts and Crafts (100 hours of learning) focuses on basic education and employment competence, and covers basic measurement, using basic power tools, occupational health and safety, writing skills, and a minimum of 20 hours of electives chosen from basic drawing, leather craft, oxy acetylene welding, basket weaving, batik, egg artistry - floral art, woodwork, painting, sewing, and traditional aboriginal artefact making. Certificate II in Art and Craft is a 720-hour qualification, including 400 hours core and 120 hours elective learning, resulting in semi-skilled trade competence. It includes core competence regarding business practice; professional practice; marketing; occupational health and safety; field study; exhibition practice; painting; printmaking; screen printing; and sculpture. Elective competence relates to ceramics; photography; video; textile dyeing-batik; textile dyeing-painting & printing; weaving; screen printing fabric; jewellery; leather craft; printmaking-itaglio. Certificate II is a South African NQF Grade 11 equivalent.

    Comparable competence is attained in the United Kingdom in the general stream (rather than vocational of occupational learning) on their Level 2, comparable with the South African NQF Level 3.

    Competence is art, design, business, and engineering are included:
  • 2D and 3D Visual language competence.
  • Planning and working to project briefs to ensure clients' needs are met, including planning, creating and developing ideas and prototypes, and using sources, developed through exploring others' work.
  • Producing work to a good standard, including producing completed art, craft or design work using materials, techniques and technology.
  • Presenting solutions effectively to clients.
  • Evaluating work in relation to briefs.

    The Scottish framework currently does not have any craft standards. Design, and graphic design in marketing is pegged at Level 4 (South African NQF Level 5).

    The New Zealand framework includes 10 levels: levels 1 to 3 are of approximately the same standard as senior secondary education and basic trades training, comparable to the South African NQF Level 4. Levels 4 to 6 approximate to advanced trades, technical and business qualifications, comparable to the South African NQF Level 5. Levels 7 and above equate with advanced qualifications of graduate and postgraduate standard, comparable to the South African NQF Levels 6 and higher. On the New Zealand framework, craft is situated with arts, and specifically, included as a component of Visual Arts under the following domains:
  • Contextual craft, art, and design practices.
  • Craft, art, and design management practices.
  • Craft, art, and design practices.
  • Craft, art, and design studio practices.
  • Professional practice - arts and crafts.
    No qualifications exist, and each area includes a number of unit standards. The table includes the unit standards that are comparable with those that form part of this South African qualification.
  • Explore craft, art, and design materials- Level 1- 4 Credits
  • Explore qualities of materials and surface within craft and art design practice- Level 1- 4 Credits.
  • Explore relationship among surface, material, and form qualities in craft, art, and design practice- Level 2- 6 Credits.
  • Explore the use of craft, art, and design techniques, processes, and equipment- Level 2- 10 Credits.
  • Explore processes to generate and develop ideas and solve problems in craft, art and design practice- Level3- 8 Credits.
  • Make a presentation about own art work using audio visual equipment- Level 3- 3 Credits.
  • Select and explore a technical craft, art, and design process to produce work- Level 3- 10 Credits. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to articulate vertically to the Further Education and Training Certificate in Craft Micro Enterprise at NQF Level 4. A number of Unit Standards in this qualification, for example "Accumulate ideas for design of craft products", are precursors to the Level 4 qualification, for example "Design marketable craft products". The qualification will also provide articulation with a range of other qualifications in the art, craft and design areas; and through fundamentals of other NQF level 2 and 3 qualifications. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation of assessment and accreditation of providers shall be at the discretion of a relevant ETQA as long as it complies with the SAQA requirements. The ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. Particular moderation and accreditation requirements are:
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Providers offering learning towards achievement of any of the unit standards that make up this qualification must also be accredited through the relevant ETQA accredited by SAQA.
  • The ETQA will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to their policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation, or in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between the relevant ETQA and other ETQAs and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed here.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments for the qualification, unless the relevant ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
  • Internal moderation of assessment must take place at the point of assessment with external moderation provided by a relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this qualification. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA. Assessors registered with the relevant ETQA must carry out the assessment of learners for the qualification and any of the Unit Standards that make up this qualification.

    To register as an assessor, the following are required:
  • Detailed documentary proof of relevant qualification/s, practical training completed, and experience gained at a level above this qualification
  • NQF recognised assessor credit

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
  • Focus the initial assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcomes expressed in the titles of the Unit Standards to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember that the learner needs to be declared competent in terms of the qualification purpose and exit level outcomes.
  • Where assessment across Unit Standard titles or at Unit Standard title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Take special note of the need for integrated assessment.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies.

    In particular, assessors should assess that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options by:
  • Measuring the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge.
  • Using methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Maintaining a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification.
  • Taking into account that the relationship between practical and theoretical components is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of qualification.

    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles:
  • Appropriate: The method of assessment is suited to the performance being assessed.
  • Fair: The method of assessment does not present any barriers to achievements, which are not related to the evidence.
  • Manage: The methods used make for easily arranged cost-effective assessments that do not unduly interfere with learning.
  • Integrate into work or learning: Evidence collection is integrated into the work or learning process where this is appropriate and feasible.
  • Valid: The assessment focuses on the requirements laid down in the standards; i.e. the assessment is fit for purpose.
  • Direct: The activities in the assessment mirror the conditions of actual performance as close as possible.
  • Authentic: The assessor is satisfied that the work being assessed is attributable to the learner being assessed.
  • Sufficient: The evidence collected establishes that all criteria have been met and that performance to the required Standard can be repeated consistently.
  • Systematic: Planning and recording is sufficiently rigorous to ensure that assessment is fair.
  • Open: Learners can contribute to the planning and accumulation of evidence. Learners for assessment understand the assessment process and the criteria that apply.
  • Consistent: The same assessor would make the same judgement again in similar circumstances. The judgement made is similar than the judgement that would be made by other assessors 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  115122  Accumulate ideas for design of craft product  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  115140  Control stock and material for craft production  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  115138  Cost and price craft products for a sustainable craft enterprise  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  115147  Function in a craft business environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  115128  Identify and prepare materials, tools and equipment for craft production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  115125  Interpret client specifications for production of craft product  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  115131  Make marketable craft product  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
    Core  115144  Plan production of craft products  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  115134  Produce sequences of the same craft product  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  115136  Review and finish craft products for market  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110075  Apply basic fire fighting techniques  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  11409  Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11813  Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7573  Demonstrate ability to use the World Wide Web  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11816  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11817  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures that reinforce and support human rights in South Africa  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7574  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce a presentation using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7572  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7568  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11407  Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9909  Identify and process waste  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11818  Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal career/employment decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7566  Operate personal computer peripherals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12215  Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11408  Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7548  Use personal computer operating system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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