7529 version 4 28-Mar-11 1 of 3 MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY Test and select materials for a design task level: 3 credit: 5 planned review date: December 2006 sub-field: Technology purpose: People credited with this unit standard are able to determine material specifications for the design task in relation to natural and artificial materials, and test and select materials for the task. entry information: Open. accreditation option: Evaluation of documentation by NZQA. moderation option: A centrally established and directed national moderation system has been set up by NZQA. special notes: 1 This unit standard may be used to award credit for the achievement of learning outcomes consistent with Technology in the New Zealand Curriculum (Learning Media Wellington, 1995). 2 The design brief for this unit standard requires testing for material properties of strength, durability, wear resistance, flammability, machining and forming qualities, resistance to corrosion and compatibility with other materials. It includes safe handling. 7529 version 4 28-Mar-11 2 of 3 MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY Test and select materials for a design task Elements and Performance Criteria element 1 Determine material specifications for the design task. Range: natural and artificial materials. performance criteria 1.1 Material requirements indicated by the design brief are identified, and include manufacturing and consumer considerations. 1.2 Material specifications are established from the design brief. element 2 Test and select materials for the task. performance criteria 2.1 Testing of materials against the design and manufacturing requirements of the design brief establishes their suitability for the task. 2.2 Materials selected from test results for the design task meet design specifications. Comments on this unit standard Please contact the NZQA National Qualifications Services [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard. Please Note Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority or a delegated interinstitutional body before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment. Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards. 7529 version 4 28-Mar-11 3 of 3 MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY Test and select materials for a design task Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards. Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for providers wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements. This unit standard is covered by AMAP 0226 which can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/site/framework/search.html.