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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a quality system in the clothing industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10913  Maintain a quality system in the clothing industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
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 
This standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 4 National Certificate in Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to maintain a quality system in the clothing industry. Learners involved in any elective area will use this standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Clothing processes. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to cutting, sewing, finishing and product development in the clothing sector in South Africa. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Analysing quality problems and solutions for corrective action. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a report showing the relationship between repair and reject rates and the cost reductions when maintaining a quality assurance system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Conduct a quality audit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide statistical evidence of the utilisation of staff and equipment against company standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce a report to illustrate that a range of data has been collected, analysed and evaluated against the recognised company standards. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Assessing data relating to a quality assurance system to determine effectiveness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a report showing the relationship between repair and reject rates and the cost reductions when maintaining a quality assurance system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Conduct a quality audit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide statistical evidence of the utilisation of staff and equipment against company standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce a report to illustrate that a range of data has been collected, analysed and evaluated against the recognised company standards. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Monitoring quality in clothing to ensure application of standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a report showing the relationship between repair and reject rates and the cost reductions when maintaining a quality assurance system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Conduct a quality audit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide statistical evidence of the utilisation of staff and equipment against company standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce a report to illustrate that a range of data has been collected, analysed and evaluated against the recognised company standards. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Conducting quality audits using correct sample sizes and to correct specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a report showing the relationship between repair and reject rates and the cost reductions when maintaining a quality assurance system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Conduct a quality audit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide statistical evidence of the utilisation of staff and equipment against company standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce a report to illustrate that a range of data has been collected, analysed and evaluated against the recognised company standards. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Maximising the utilisation of resources to aid quality practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a report showing the relationship between repair and reject rates and the cost reductions when maintaining a quality assurance system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Conduct a quality audit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide statistical evidence of the utilisation of staff and equipment against company standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce a report to illustrate that a range of data has been collected, analysed and evaluated against the recognised company standards. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Learning programmes will be accredited by the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority and any Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in place. Qualified assessors will assess competence against this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • SABS quality specifications.
  • The financial implications of quality.
  • Statistical quality control.
  • Reading, understanding and applying statistics.
  • Principles of garment construction.
  • Sample quantities and sizes. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, recommending solutions to quality related problems and identifying a range of quality faults and solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others, participating in meetings, advising and counselling team members and individuals and advocating synergy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to optimise resources and prioritise activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information for auditing purposes assessing data, writing reports, making presentations to customers and management as well as auditing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders and keep accurate records. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use appropriate technology, applying principles to computers and making use of equipment, tools and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the environment including inter departmental causes and effects of quality problems, interaction with suppliers and customers as well as Internal Quality Systems. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21871   National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Technology  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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