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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research, analyse, source, develop and improve on materials and handling systems used in clothing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10908  Research, analyse, source, develop and improve on materials and handling systems used in clothing 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  30 
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 5 National Diploma in Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to research, analyse, source, develop and improve on materials and handling systems used in clothing manufacturing. 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 4 National Certificate in Clothing Technology. 

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 
Sourcing and buying appropriate materials according to customer requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Within a given environment, analyse and evaluate a materials handling system, research alternatives and give recommendations to improve productivity within the department, a written report is produced and oral feedback provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Within a given department, environment and allocated budget, source raw materials according to customer specifications, evaluate and select a supplier, negotiate market related prices, produce samples and demonstrate acceptance in terms of quality, delivery cost and suitability for the manufacturing environment, a technical report is produced and oral feedback is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Over a given period, analyse stock levels within the department and compare with optimum / required levels and report on variances, give reasons and recommendations to correct any out of line situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce the documentation required and explain the procedures and legislation to import / export raw materials. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Researching new materials. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Researching new materials appropriate to industry and market requirements that would improve quality and cost. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Within a given environment, analyse and evaluate a materials handling system, research alternatives and give recommendations to improve productivity within the department, a written report is produced and oral feedback provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Within a given department, environment and allocated budget, source raw materials according to customer specifications, evaluate and select a supplier, negotiate market related prices, produce samples and demonstrate acceptance in terms of quality, delivery cost and suitability for the manufacturing environment, a technical report is produced and oral feedback is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Over a given period, analyse stock levels within the department and compare with optimum / required levels and report on variances, give reasons and recommendations to correct any out of line situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce the documentation required and explain the procedures and legislation to import / export raw materials. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Analysing test results and information against specifications to evaluate suppliers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Within a given environment, analyse and evaluate a materials handling system, research alternatives and give recommendations to improve productivity within the department, a written report is produced and oral feedback provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Within a given department, environment and allocated budget, source raw materials according to customer specifications, evaluate and select a supplier, negotiate market related prices, produce samples and demonstrate acceptance in terms of quality, delivery cost and suitability for the manufacturing environment, a technical report is produced and oral feedback is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Over a given period, analyse stock levels within the department and compare with optimum / required levels and report on variances, give reasons and recommendations to correct any out of line situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce the documentation required and explain the procedures and legislation to import / export raw materials. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Evaluating, developing and continuously improving materials handling processes. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Evaluating, developing and continuously improving materials handling processes within a specific work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Within a given environment, analyse and evaluate a materials handling system, research alternatives and give recommendations to improve productivity within the department, a written report is produced and oral feedback provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Within a given department, environment and allocated budget, source raw materials according to customer specifications, evaluate and select a supplier, negotiate market related prices, produce samples and demonstrate acceptance in terms of quality, delivery cost and suitability for the manufacturing environment, a technical report is produced and oral feedback is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Over a given period, analyse stock levels within the department and compare with optimum / required levels and report on variances, give reasons and recommendations to correct any out of line situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce the documentation required and explain the procedures and legislation to import / export raw materials. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Controlling and improving a stock control policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Within a given environment, analyse and evaluate a materials handling system, research alternatives and give recommendations to improve productivity within the department, a written report is produced and oral feedback provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Within a given department, environment and allocated budget, source raw materials according to customer specifications, evaluate and select a supplier, negotiate market related prices, produce samples and demonstrate acceptance in terms of quality, delivery cost and suitability for the manufacturing environment, a technical report is produced and oral feedback is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Over a given period, analyse stock levels within the department and compare with optimum / required levels and report on variances, give reasons and recommendations to correct any out of line situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Produce the documentation required and explain the procedures and legislation to import / export raw materials. 


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:
  • Suppliers, products, performance and costs.
  • Clothing manufacturing products, processes, equipment and constraints.
  • Properties, characteristics and end uses of materials, trims, packaging etc.
  • Techniques of researching, analysing, evaluating and reporting on methods, systems and data.
  • Legislation regarding imports and exports.
  • Customer requirements, market trends and development in order to remain competitive.
  • Purchasing, inventory and stock management techniques. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to maintain and improve stock control, take corrective action regarding late deliveries of materials and identify and overcome constraints in a process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure all role players are actively involved in any new developments to ensure smooth implementation and acceptance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to ensure materials are procured timeously to meet delivery dates and keep stock at optimum levels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information to carry out research for new systems and procedures and analyse test results and information to be able to produce reports for recommendation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in writing or verbally, presenting new developments to stakeholders and negotiating with suppliers and customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to develop and improve systems and raw materials to keep abreast and competitive both locally and internationally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems so that poor buying decisions and ineffective systems do not affect productivity and profit margins in the plant and how exchange rates and legislation regarding imports and exports impact on the business. 

    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  21872   National Diploma: Clothing Manufacturing Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 



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