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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Mark, plan and cut fabrics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10918  Mark, plan and cut fabrics 
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  35 
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 elective category of the NQF Level 4 National Certificate in Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to prepare markers, cut fabric, and plan and monitor cutting work in progress. 

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 
Cutting machines will include:
  • Laser cutters.
  • Straight, circular and band knives.
  • Scissors.
  • Automatic straight cutters.
  • Single to multiple lays.
  • Includes re-cuts and new cuts.
    This standard will include cutting operations to produce garments for use in the following:
  • Formal outerwear.
  • Casual outerwear.
  • Leisurewear.
  • Intimate / sleepwear.
  • Swimwear / actionwear.
  • Knitwear.
  • Hosiery.
  • Workwear.
  • Linen.
    Fabric types will include:
  • Wovens.
  • Non-wovens.
  • Warp knits.
  • Weft knits.
  • Knitwear.
  • Lace.
  • Elastics.
    Fabrics include filament or spun yarns at a variety of weights, finishes and structures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Preparing marker against specifications and lay plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the understanding of the interrelationship between parts of pattern by making a marker to a set rating and according to quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to ensure that all actions conducted comply with set quality, outputs and specific safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cut a lay to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate equipment and techniques related to type of materials used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Cutting according to marker taking into account different fabric types; using appropriate equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the understanding of the interrelationship between parts of pattern by making a marker to a set rating and according to quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to ensure that all actions conducted comply with set quality, outputs and specific safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cut a lay to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate equipment and techniques related to type of materials used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensuring optimum fabric utilisation for specific cutting operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the understanding of the interrelationship between parts of pattern by making a marker to a set rating and according to quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to ensure that all actions conducted comply with set quality, outputs and specific safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cut a lay to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate equipment and techniques related to type of materials used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Planning work load and monitoring progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the understanding of the interrelationship between parts of pattern by making a marker to a set rating and according to quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to ensure that all actions conducted comply with set quality, outputs and specific safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cut a lay to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate equipment and techniques related to type of materials used. 


    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:
  • Garment breakdown (parts).
  • Marker making and the interpretation thereof.
  • Pattern making.
  • Cutting methods and equipment.
  • Properties of materials and reactions to cutting processes.
  • Patterns and checking thereof. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems ensuring that when cutting, that problems are identified early in the process to alleviate wastage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with people to receive and pass on instructions and reading specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, selecting most appropriate equipment and machinery to fit the purpose of the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems visualising the garment and its relationship to the cutting process. 

    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
    Elective  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 


    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.
     
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    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.