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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Iron and press laundered items 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12117  Iron and press laundered items 
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 iron and/or press items in a laundry and/or dry cleaning environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The scope of this unit standard is for any person who irons or presses items in a laundry and/or dry cleaning environment.
2. In the context of this unit standard, ironing and pressing equipment includes sheet irons, roller irons, and pressers. This equipment can be electrical or steam powered.
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:
Incorrect items can include items with visible damage, stains, spots and dirtiness 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for ironing and/or pressing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Checks ironing and/or pressing equipment for cleanliness and visible damage*. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Explains why it is necessary to check ironing and pressing equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Explains the kind of problems that can be caused if the equipment is not ready for use. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Describes the steps to follow when a problem with the equipment is experienced. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Sets the temperature on ironing and/or pressing equipment according to safety and work-site procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Explains the reasons for setting the temperature on the ironing and/or pressing equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7.Checks the items for spots, stains and visible cleanliness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8.Explains why items are checked for spots, stains and visible cleanliness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9.Sort items according to ironing and/or pressing temperature requirements*. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
10.Explains why it is important to sort items according to temperature requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Iron and/or press items. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Irons and/or presses items according to work-site and safety procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Explains the consequences of incorrect ironing and pressing 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Explains the consequences of not complying with safety rules. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Determines the quality of his/her work by using a systematic checking procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Explains the value of inspecting his/her work according to quality and economical principles 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Identifies and solves problems within his/her scope of work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7.Reports incorrect items*. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8.Explains the reporting procedure for incorrect items. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9.Explains the reasons for carrying out the correct procedure according to quality and productivity principles. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Pack ironed and/or pressed items 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Checks all items for ironing and/or pressing quality*. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Explains why items need to be checked for ironing and pressing quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Removes and sends incorrectly ironed and/or pressed items to be re-ironed or re-pressed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Explains why incorrectly ironed and/or pressed items need to be re-ironed and re-pressed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Packs items*. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Sends packed items for finishing according to work-site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7.Explains why items need to be packed and sent for finishing. 


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 Specific Outcomes. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. Evident in Specific Outcomes 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. Evident in Specific Outcomes. 

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

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 Specific Outcomes. 

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.
 
NONE 



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.