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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, source, classify and respond to design processes and systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10902  Identify, source, classify and respond to design processes and systems 
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  12 
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 Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to identify, source, classify and respond to design processes and systems in the clothing industry. 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 Clothing processes. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to cutting, sewing, finishing and product development in the clothing sector in South Africa. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identifying and responding to technology in terms of specific design. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Complete a basic design specification for a given garment including a technical drawing, fabric swatch, garment component, fabric and trim costings and basic quality points. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give a completed design specification to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communicate important information for a sample to be made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show finished garment as evidence. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Demonstrate and explain the design and manufacturing processes followed and any problems encountered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identifying the components used in a design. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Complete a basic design specification for a given garment including a technical drawing, fabric swatch, garment component, fabric and trim costings and basic quality points. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give a completed design specification to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communicate important information for a sample to be made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show finished garment as evidence. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Demonstrate and explain the design and manufacturing processes followed and any problems encountered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Selecting colours and materials that work in relation to a specific design. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Complete a basic design specification for a given garment including a technical drawing, fabric swatch, garment component, fabric and trim costings and basic quality points. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give a completed design specification to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communicate important information for a sample to be made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show finished garment as evidence. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Demonstrate and explain the design and manufacturing processes followed and any problems encountered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Classifying the market sector for which the design is intended. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Complete a basic design specification for a given garment including a technical drawing, fabric swatch, garment component, fabric and trim costings and basic quality points. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give a completed design specification to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communicate important information for a sample to be made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show finished garment as evidence. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Demonstrate and explain the design and manufacturing processes followed and any problems encountered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Identifying systems and techniques used in processing a design. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Complete a basic design specification for a given garment including a technical drawing, fabric swatch, garment component, fabric and trim costings and basic quality points. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Give a completed design specification to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Communicate important information for a sample to be made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show finished garment as evidence. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Demonstrate and explain the design and manufacturing processes followed and any problems encountered. 


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:
  • Market trends and customers needs.
  • Garment technology, production technology, constraints and computer or alternative methods.
  • Colour spectrum, colour co-ordination and selection.
  • Fabric applications, trims and textures.
  • Range development and work flow. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to deal with production constraints, range development and fabric application. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others, communicate effectively in writing or verbally in order to establish customer needs, production constraints and alternative methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to manage own workflow, meet deadlines and comply to set standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information to apply correct colours, materials and construction methods to create the product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to achieve the best end products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in order to deal with trends in design. 

    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  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.
     
    1. Golden Era Group of Companies 
    2. MPACT 
    3. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 



    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.