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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Wash items in a laundry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12113  Wash items in a laundry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hygiene & Cleaning Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a cleaning services or domestic environment. Qualifying learners are able to wash items in a laundry environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has the speaking and listening ability equal to an ABET Level 1 Com 101 standard and/or any other communication skill that will enable him/her to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard.
The learner has completed the unit standard Use chemicals in cleaning procedures 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The scope of this unit standard is for anyone who works in a laundry environment and needs to wash a variety of textile items.
2. In the context of this unit standard a washing machine refers to an electrical and/or mechanical washing machine.
3. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, very repetitive and familiar, no generation of new ideas is needed and the person has no responsibility for the learning of others.

Range Statements that refer to assessment criteria in this unit standard:

1. Assessment criteria marked with * are assessed according to worksite procedures.
2. Textiles can include wool, cotton, polyester, silk, linen and combinations thereof.
3. Washing cycle can include but is not limited to the temperature and spinning actions. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify textiles and the methods of cleaning. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
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  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Identifies different types of textiles according to their labels and composition 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Explains the importance of identifying different types of textiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Identifies cleaning methods for different textile types *. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Explains why different cleaning methods are used on different textile types 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to wash textile items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Sorts items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Explains why s/he has to sort items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Identifies the marks, spots and dirt on textiles *. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Explains why s/he has to identify marks, spots and dirt on textiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.Prepares a washing machine *. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6.Explains why s/he has to prepare a washing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7.Decants the correct amount of washing agent and/or softener *. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8.Explains why s/he has to decant the correct amount of washing agent and/or softener. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9.Pre-treats, pre-soaks and/or pre-washes textile items*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10.Explains why s/he has to pre-treat, pre-soak and/or pre-wash textile items. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Wash items using an electrical and/or mechanical washing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Chooses the correct washing cycle*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Explains why the specific washing cycle is chosen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Loads the washing machine*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Explains why the washing machine is loaded in the specific manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.Explains the consequences of incorrect loading, wash cycles and washing machine operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6.Operates the washing machine*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7.Washes high-risk items at the correct temperature according to Centre of Disease Control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8.Explains why high-risk items need to be washed at the correct temperature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9.Identifies and solves problems within his/her scope of work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10.Explains the reasons for carrying out the correct procedure for the first time according to quality and productivity principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of task procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Cleans washing machine and areas*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Explains the importance of cleaning the washing machine and areas 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Reports faulty equipment*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Explains the reporting procedure for faulty machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.Stores all washing agents and/or softeners*. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6.Explains the reasons for storing washing agents and/or softeners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7.Inspects the quality of his/her work by using a systematic checking procedure 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8.Explains the value of inspecting his/her work. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. An assessor accredited by the Services SETA ETQA will assess the competency.
    2. Assessment procedures will be supplied to the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
    3. All assessment activities must be fair so that all candidates can have equal opportunities.
    4. Assessment will be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    5. Questions and answers must determine the theoretical knowledge.
    6. Direct observation, preferably in the workplace, or as a second choice in simulated conditions are preferred.
    7. The practical demonstration of competencies is required in this unit standard.
    8. Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication that may be verbal or any other agreed upon method.
    9. Internal Moderation
    External Moderation 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made

    Evident in:

    Wash items using and electrical and/or mechanical washing machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Evident in specific outcomes:

    Identify textiles and the methods of cleaning
    Prepare to wash textile items
    Wash item using an electrical and/or mechanical washing machine 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
    Evident in:

    Perform end of task procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by participating as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities.

    Evident in:

    Identify textiles and the methods of cleaning
    Prepare to wash textiles items
    Wash items using and elctrical and/or mechanical washing machine. 

    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  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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