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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and analyse designs for footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11363  Interpret and analyse designs for footwear 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Footwear Manufacturing 
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 
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 Footwear technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to interpret and analyse footwear designs through producing mean formes, developing and producing sample patterns, developing a standard from a mean forme and drawing shoe profiles from a pattern. Learners will also be able to interpret conversion charts. 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 Footwear processes. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to all processes within clicking, closing, making, bottoms manufacturing, finishing and dressing, and pattern cutting and design. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Producing a mean forme. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The origins of fashion are clearly explained in accordance with industry norms and laid down standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Mean formes are produced accurately and in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Developing and producing sample patterns. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Sets of sample patterns of choice are developed and produced in compliance with standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Sample patterns are developed and produced accurately with minimal discrepancies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Any related discrepancies are reported to the appropriate personnel applying standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Fashion styling is related to ranges of footwear according to industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Fashion components are identified and listed in compliance with industry norms. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Developing a standard from a mean forme. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Standards are developed for a mean forme where extensive research is conducted utilising industry and international benchmarks and norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Standards for mean formes are recorded and utilised for future purposes. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Drawing shoe profiles from a pattern. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Shoe profiles are accurately drawn from existing patterns applying standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The taping and covering of a last is demonstrated using appropriate methods in compliance with industry norms and standard operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Interpreting conversion charts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Conversion charts are accurately interpreted applying standing operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The consequences of non-compliance are clearly understood where company and industry specific standards are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Any discrepancies are reported to the appropriate personnel. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant Sector Education and Training Authority or Education and Training Quality Assurance Body will carry our accreditation of learning against this standard. Assessment will be conducted by registered assessors. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Techniques to produce prototype samples from information received.
  • Techniques of making formes, base patterns and standards.
  • Dissecting technology.
  • Parts and patterns.
  • Size charts and conversion tables.
  • Analytical techniques. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve and evaluate prototype of samples. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others, ensuring design meets marketing and cost requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage processes of design as they require constant interaction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse all knowledge of fashion and latest materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate international design trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in the implementation of CAD. 

    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  22211   National Certificate: Footwear 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: 
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