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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Engineer patterns and garments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10921  Engineer patterns and garments 
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  100 
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 elective category of the NQF Level 5 National Diploma in Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to engineer patterns and garments according to specifications and develop and monitor critical paths. 

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 
Standard includes:
  • Formal outerwear.
  • Casual outerwear.
  • Leisurewear.
  • Intimate / sleepwear.
  • Swimwear / actionwear.
  • Knitwear.
  • Hosiery.
  • Workwear.
  • Linen.
    Fabric types will include:
  • Wovens.
  • Non-wovens.
  • Warp knits.
  • Weft knits.
  • Knitwear.
  • Lace.
  • Elastics.
    Fabrics include filament or spun yarns at a variety of weights, finishes and structures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Engineering patterns for garment production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Produce and present a variety of balanced and graded master patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Produce an efficient master according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Produce a technical report showing the application of fabric, components, properties and restrictions / limitations within complete garment construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Analyse a garment against a cost sheet and suggest any improvements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Develop and present a critical path analysis for the complete garment / product against set deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Produce a report illustrating an overview of the following:
  • Market trends.
  • Fashions trends.
  • Machinery and equipment.
  • Technology.
  • Global benchmarking. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Produce a report on product safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Describe the CAD / CAM process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Developing and monitoring critical paths through a product development process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Produce and present a variety of balanced and graded master patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Produce an efficient master according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Produce a technical report showing the application of fabric, components, properties and restrictions / limitations within complete garment construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Analyse a garment against a cost sheet and suggest any improvements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Develop and present a critical path analysis for the complete garment / product against set deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Produce a report illustrating an overview of the following:
  • Market trends.
  • Fashions trends.
  • Machinery and equipment.
  • Technology.
  • Global benchmarking. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Produce a report on product safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Describe the CAD / CAM process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Engineering garments in clothing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Produce and present a variety of balanced and graded master patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Produce an efficient master according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Produce a technical report showing the application of fabric, components, properties and restrictions / limitations within complete garment construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Analyse a garment against a cost sheet and suggest any improvements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Develop and present a critical path analysis for the complete garment / product against set deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Produce a report illustrating an overview of the following:
  • Market trends.
  • Fashions trends.
  • Machinery and equipment.
  • Technology.
  • Global benchmarking. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Produce a report on product safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Describe the CAD / CAM process. 


    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:
  • Fabric and component knowledge.
  • Grading and marker making.
  • Fabric testing.
  • Product safety requirements.
  • Critical path analysis knowledge.
  • Market trends including fashion, machinery and technology.
  • Global benchmarking.
  • CAD / CAM systems. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve complex problems as critical path analyses are carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in teams of experts, both nationally and internationally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Analyse and organise information, showing in report form logical and systematic information relating to trends, resources and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively through the production of technical reports, using appropriate graphical means to show the technical aspects within garment construction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, applying and fully exploiting CAD / CAM systems to produce relevant masters. 

    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  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. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 



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