MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY Test and select materials for a design

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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.
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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.
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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.
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