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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and improve on a quality system in the clothing industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10914  Develop and improve on a quality system in the clothing industry 
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  27 
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 develop, maintain and improve a quality system 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 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 
Assessing a clothing company's tools and infrastructure for a quality system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Interview referees to substantiate most recent systems implemented including the type of system and whether or not it has been approved / accepted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Presentation on current systems, including the advantages, comparative analysis of other systems and the cost impact. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Demonstrate an understanding of fabric technology, characteristics and quality implications in relation to products and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examine documentation, records and processes in order to evaluate the organisations' ability, data processing and collation of information and corrective action mechanisms. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Researching quality to determine range of systems and options. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Interview referees to substantiate most recent systems implemented including the type of system and whether or not it has been approved / accepted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Presentation on current systems, including the advantages, comparative analysis of other systems and the cost impact. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Demonstrate an understanding of fabric technology, characteristics and quality implications in relation to products and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examine documentation, records and processes in order to evaluate the organisations' ability, data processing and collation of information and corrective action mechanisms. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Auditing a quality system to determine efficiency. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Interview referees to substantiate most recent systems implemented including the type of system and whether or not it has been approved / accepted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Presentation on current systems, including the advantages, comparative analysis of other systems and the cost impact. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Demonstrate an understanding of fabric technology, characteristics and quality implications in relation to products and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examine documentation, records and processes in order to evaluate the organisations' ability, data processing and collation of information and corrective action mechanisms. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Writing quality standards to meet a company vision, goals and objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Interview referees to substantiate most recent systems implemented including the type of system and whether or not it has been approved / accepted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Presentation on current systems, including the advantages, comparative analysis of other systems and the cost impact. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Demonstrate an understanding of fabric technology, characteristics and quality implications in relation to products and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examine documentation, records and processes in order to evaluate the organisations' ability, data processing and collation of information and corrective action mechanisms. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Implementing and monitoring a new or enhanced quality system ensuring integration and acceptance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Interview referees to substantiate most recent systems implemented including the type of system and whether or not it has been approved / accepted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Presentation on current systems, including the advantages, comparative analysis of other systems and the cost impact. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Demonstrate an understanding of fabric technology, characteristics and quality implications in relation to products and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examine documentation, records and processes in order to evaluate the organisations' ability, data processing and collation of information and corrective action mechanisms. 


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:
  • The different quality systems available.
  • Quality philosophies (e.g. TQM).
  • Cost of quality and financial principles.
  • Fabric / GMT technology.
  • Defect classification principles.
  • Quality performance management principles. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems specific to high risk decision making, conflict resolution, corrective action and understand the critical impact to all stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others, promoting synergy, teamwork, organisational commitment and capacity building including all stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to ensure measurable objectives are met including the prioritisation of activities, optimisation of resources, reduction of disruption and the attainment of KPAs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information, researching their purposes, keeping abreast with IT for the competitive edge and implementing systems effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in writing or verbally to other stakeholders and at all levels of the organisation implementing organisational skills and interpersonal skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology for competitiveness and use the correct equipment and tools, statistical methods and product specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems including global competitiveness and the reciprocal impact of other systems. 

    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.
     
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