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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research and identify appropriate craft products that are current in market trends 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117523  Research and identify appropriate craft products that are current in market trends 
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 identify appropriate craft products that are current in market trends. The unit standard contributes to the competence 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 competent in this unit standard will improve the general quality of craft enterprise functioning.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Research current market trends.
  • Identify own craft enterprise's identity.
  • Select related craft products to own enterprise. 

  • 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:
  • Market trends refer to the current craft products that are relevant, latest, and in demand.
  • Enterprise identity can refer to production line and specific craft field. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Research current market trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of possible markets and trends are identified, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Markets and places of trend setting are researched in an appropriate manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible market trends are evaluated which are current. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluations are performed which are contextualised and relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Results of research are accurately recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify own craft enterprise's identity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Character and identity of own craft enterprise are identified accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified characteristics are recognised as substantive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identity of craft enterprise is described and communicated, clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Characteristics and identity are recorded and categorised, accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select craft products to manufacture in own enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Craft products are selected which are related to own enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Craft products are selected which are related to current market trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Craft products are selected which are related to own enterprise's character and identity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Craft products are selected which will enhance the enterprises marketing and branding strategy. 


    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 
  • Methods of analysis and evaluation
  • Communication methods and media
  • Research techniques and methods
  • Characteristics and Identity of a enterprise
  • Marketing and Branding Strategy 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems when selecting craft products for manufacture in own enterprise.
  • Identify and solve problems when evaluation are contextualised and relevant. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information when characteristics and identity are recorded and categorised. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when a variety of possible markets and trends are identified. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when identifying and communicating own craft enterprise identity. 

    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: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



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