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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement pattern cutting techniques to produce patterns and designs for footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11373  Implement pattern cutting techniques to produce patterns and 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  42 
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 Footwear technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to produce patterns and designs using a range of advanced machines and equipment through producing patterns and designs for footwear, coaching fellow employees, setting and adjusting a range of pattern cutting machines and organising the workflow of processes. Learners will also be able to write specifications, grade patterns into sizes as well as dissect patterns to produce pattern parts. Learners involved in pattern cutting 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 
Machines used to cut patterns will include:
  • CAD system including grading and cutting.
    Setting and adjusting will apply to all machines used to cut patterns and design. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Producing patterns and designs for footwear using a range of advanced machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced machinery and equipment specifications are identified and understood applying manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Patterns and designs are produced using appropriately selected machinery and equipment in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Coaching others to perform tasks relating to pattern cutting processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of effective coaching are understood and effectively implemented applying specified coaching techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ability to coach a fellow employee to perform a new task on one selected operation is demonstrated according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Setting and adjusting a range of pattern cutting machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machines and equipment specifications relevant to pattern cutting processes are correctly identified and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Machines and equipment are appropriately selected in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organising the workflow of a process to cut patterns to produce footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A workflow of processes is organised where relevant processes pertaining to pattern cutting processes is considered applying industry norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Writing specifications for ranges of footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specifications are written where extensive research has been conducted in order to produce a list of written specifications for ranges of footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A sample is produced from a pattern and the specifications are listed in accordance with enterprise standards and customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Grading patterns in sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Patterns are graded correctly into their appropriate sizes applying standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A set of graded patterns is produced by hand, machine or CAD in compliance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Dissecting patterns to produce pattern parts for footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A set of hand patterns which have been dissected from the standard is produced according to design specifications. 


    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:
  • Coaching techniques, providing feedback and measuring a persons application of a new skill.
  • Operating procedures of an advanced range of machines used to cut patterns.
  • The pattern cutting process as it relates to the complete process of manufacturing a range of footwear products.
  • Techniques for grading and dissecting patterns. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems for advanced machines, making settings and adjustments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities ensuring the optimisation of workflow throughout a process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Organise information ensuring accuracy of information in specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, using a range of advanced machines and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the relationship of components of patterns to the components. 

    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  22211   National Certificate: Footwear Technology  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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