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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21870  National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2009-09-01  2012-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2013-06-30   2016-06-30  

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 
These qualifications have been developed for personnel in the Clothing Industry. These standards address the needs of the clothing industry and they aim to develop a portfolio of standards and qualifications to develop competent individuals. Career pathing through a carefully planned succession of standards and qualifications will lead the industry to international competitiveness and development. These qualifications also provide a basis for further development of the learner into management areas within the clothing industry. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
JOIN COMPONENT PARTS

Identify and prepare parts

Picking up, aligning and sewing parts together

Disposing of completed sewn part/parts and passing on for operation

Setting machines for specific operations when sewing parts of a garment

PRESS, PACK AND PREPARE GARMENTS

Pressing sewn products

Sorting, tagging and packing sewn products

Compiling, invoicing, processing and prioritising products for delivery

PREPARE CUTTING PROCESSES BY PICKING, LAYING, SORTING AND FUSING

Requisitioning, receiving and checklist materials according to worksheet

Distributing materials to different tables for lay preparations

Preparing tables according to marker

Laying fabric against lay planner/ quality standard and using appropriate equipment

Sorting and fusing cut work according to specifications

Cutting basic single layers of material

TAKE CARE OF SELF AND OTHERS AND REPORT ON RISKS AND INCIDENTS IN CLOTHING MANUFACTURING

Following rules and regulations when using, selecting, cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment

Interpreting how ones actions will interpret oneself and others

Reporting incidents using available verbal and written reporting mechanisms

Identifying risks and taking appropriate action

Identifying safety signs, colours and symbols within clothing manufacturing processes

COMPARE SPECIFICATIONS TO PRODUCTS AND RECORD AND REPORT ON DEFECTS

Select measuring tools for the appropriate measurement requirements

Identifying, selecting and using applicable product specifications

Selecting and using a reporting mechanism including frequencies and people to communicate quality issues

Inspecting clothing products against specifications to pass, evaluate or discuss

Analysing the results of a quality inspection and recording the relevant details

APPLY PRODUCTION STANDARDS, RECEIVING, RECORDING AND COMPLETING WORK IN CLOTHING MANUFACTURE

Apply standards for production of any garment in clothing processes

Providing feedback and recommendations of deviations and shortcomings from production plans

Recording present production methods and comparing with standard specifications

Measuring output capacity

Interpreting pre-production plans

HANDLE, SELECT AND STORE MATERIALS USED IN CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Identifying and inspecting the materials against specifications and procedures

Measuring the material against specifications and procedures

Storing, packing, picking and recording movements of materials

Processing the materials against agreed specifications and procedures

CHECK, CLEAN, REPORT, ADJUST AND REPLACE BASIC PARTS TO MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IN A GIVEN WORK AREA

Cleaning machinery and equipment according to maintenance plans and procedures

Checking lubrication levels, general operation and settings to machinery and equipment to achieve quality standards and optimal performance

Adjusting basic settings according to standards or requirements

Replacing broken and worn parts within the thread path and a specified range of basic components

Selecting and using appropriate tools to perform basic routine maintenance functions

Reporting malfunctions and faults outside area of responsibility

COMPILE, SKETCH AND ILLUSTRATE PROCESSES IN THE FORM OF A DESIGN PLAN

Applying basic costing principles to specifications given by customer using basic formula

Reading and interpreting specifications for customer requirements

Applying and identifying basic construction techniques to meet design specifications

MAKE PATTERNS

Using all pattern making tools including manuals

Taking body measurements

Using all pattern making terminology

Making and drawing basic blocks

Producing basic patterns 

NOTES 
Electives: 60 credits 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  10909  Apply production standards, receiving, recording and completing work in clothing manufacture  Level 2  NQF Level 02  14 
Core  10903  Check, clean, report, adjust and replace basic parts to machinery and equipment in a given work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  10912  Compare specifications to products and record and report on defects  Level 2  NQF Level 02  11 
Core  10906  Handle, select and store materials used in clothing manufacturing processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  10915  Take care of self and others and report on risks and incidents in clothing manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  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  10924  Join component parts  Level 2  NQF Level 02  30 
Elective  10919  Make patterns  Level 2  NQF Level 02  30 
Elective  10917  Prepare cutting processes by picking, laying, sorting and fusing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  30 
Elective  10922  Press, pack and prepare garments  Level 2  NQF Level 02  30 


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
 
NONE 


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 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.
 
1. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
2. Boland College Head Office 
3. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
4. Deneb Investments Ltd 
5. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
6. Stitch Wise (Pty)Ltd 
7. TVET SA (Pty) Ltd 
8. Umfolozi FET College 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.