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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research and apply techniques for application to spatial design 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117521  Research and apply techniques for application to spatial design 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to research and apply techniques for application to spatial design. The unit standard contributes to the learning of those who want to develop a career path in the Art, Craft and Design sector, and contributes to greater levels of production and quality in this industry.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Interpret the brief for spatial design
  • Organise resources for spatial design
  • Test design approaches for spatial design
  • Make a model or aspect of the design 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication, NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:
  • Spatial design work may include office space planning, set designs, events installation for specific event, and space design for exterior spaces or environments, exhibition design.
  • The brief describes and specifies the work to be completed; is usually prepared by commissioning body or organization; may be written, diagrammatic, visual or verbal.
  • Specifications would be articulated in the brief and may refer to purpose, client needs, dimensions and style.
  • Parameters or constraints may refer to cost, material characteristics, timeframe, legal considerations and technology.
  • Preliminary visual representation may include sketching, plan drawing, sample boards, colour boards, CADD and photographical / digital and multi-media imaging.
  • Workspace needs may include drafting table, lighting and power requirements, electronic equipment, process-specific space needs.
  • Tools and equipment may include hand tools, power tools, lighting equipment, electronic devises and ladders. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret the brief for spatial design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specifications of the brief are interpreted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The users or clients for the proposed design are determined and inform design decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief are clarified in consultation with relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information related to the brief is sourced, researched and evaluated, efficiently. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise resources for spatial design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources required for the design, including workspace, tools and equipment are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are prepared and cared for in accordance with safety and organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Storage and inventory procedures are followed in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test design approaches for spatial design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A preliminary visual representation of the brief was produced, which reflects the specifications of the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible approaches to the design are identified and criteria for the selection of the final approach are established, which are in alignment with the desired product 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are selected for the testing of approaches and techniques which are appropriate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A range of techniques and materials are tested and experimented with in pursuit for the ideal way to meet the requirements of the brief 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Testing processes are evaluated against selection criteria and the preferred approach is selected, based on the requirements of the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Design approaches based on testing processes are refined and accurately documented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make a model or aspect of the design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need to make a model and the scope of work required, are realistically evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials, tools and techniques to make the model are selected and organised in accordance with the design approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The model is safely produced, ensuring consistency with the selected approach and the brief 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work is presented in accordance with the brief specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Design techniques
  • History and theory of design in relation to spatial design.
  • Copyright, cultural relevance and intellectual property issues and legislation and their relevance to spatial design.
  • Techniques, materials, tools and equipment and their application to different areas of spatial design.
  • Formal elements and principles of design. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Employ self-management when design approaches based on testing processes are refined and accurately documented.
  • Manage information when specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues are clarified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when a range of techniques and materials, which might meet the requirements of the brief, are tested and experimented with. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with relevant colleagues are clarified. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when the work is presented accordance with the brief specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate scientific and technological competence when materials, tools and techniques for fabrication in accordance with the design approach are selected and organised.
  • Understand contextual world systems when the user or clients for the proposed design to inform design decisions were determined. 

  • 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 
    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  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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