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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble complete garments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10925  Assemble complete 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 4  NQF Level 04  35 
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 4 National Certificate in Clothing Technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to identify and select machines, determine the sequence of operations, read and interpret specifications, sew components together to produce a complete garment and select and prepare all relevant trims. 

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 
Machines used will include:
  • Flat.
  • Safety.
  • Overlock.
  • Thin needle.
  • Chain stitch.
  • Cover seam.
  • Blind stitch.
  • Button hole.
  • Button sew.
  • Bartalk.
  • Roughing.
  • Elasticating.
  • Lacing.
  • Faggoting.
  • Embroidery machine.
  • Zig zag.
  • Jet machine.
  • Posting machine.
  • Automatics.
  • Quilting.
  • Smocking machine.
  • Mock safety.
  • Flossing.
    Operations will include:
  • Line out (collars, cuffs, tabs etc).
  • Join small panels (down panels, long s / seams, facings and shoulders).
  • Overlock e.g. facings, bottoms, panels etc.
  • Fit pockets (patch).
  • Fit and close collars, cuffs and waist bands.
  • Fit and box zips.
  • Flat, roll and blind hem.
  • Button hole.
  • Sew button.
  • Attach binding.
  • Elasticality.
  • Twin needle (multi needle).
  • Make welts.
  • Attach pocket bags.
  • Bag out / find pocket bags.
  • Bind pocket bags.
  • Loin seat seam.
  • Cover seam.
  • Quilting.
  • Fit and gauge.
  • Smocking.
  • Bind gauntlet.
  • Box gauntlet.
  • Set loops.
  • Make loops.
  • Bundle / pair parts / loading.
  • Marking.
  • Casing.
  • Manual trimming.
  • Cut and fuse.
  • Box s / bands.
  • Attach band to collar.
  • Bulletining.
  • Attach lace (lacing).
  • Attach facings.
  • Attach roller waist bands.
  • Attach shoulder pads.
    This standard will include operations to produce complete garments for use in the following:
  • 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 
    Identifying and selecting correct machine and work aid for each operation in a garment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assemble a complete garment with a minimum of 15 operations according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to assemble a complete garment according to the quality and measurement specifications of the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate the ability to assemble the completed garment within a time which is determined by a qualified work study practitioner e.g. basic lounge shirt to be completed in 1 to 1 ? hours. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Use all appropriate equipment and methods in order to complete the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Write up an operation bulletin showing correct sequence of operations and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Give verbal feedback on methods and machines used and any problems that were encountered during the operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determining sequence of operations and construction methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assemble a complete garment with a minimum of 15 operations according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to assemble a complete garment according to the quality and measurement specifications of the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate the ability to assemble the completed garment within a time which is determined by a qualified work study practitioner e.g. basic lounge shirt to be completed in 1 to 1 ? hours. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Use all appropriate equipment and methods in order to complete the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Write up an operation bulletin showing correct sequence of operations and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Give verbal feedback on methods and machines used and any problems that were encountered during the operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Reading and interpreting specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assemble a complete garment with a minimum of 15 operations according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to assemble a complete garment according to the quality and measurement specifications of the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate the ability to assemble the completed garment within a time which is determined by a qualified work study practitioner e.g. basic lounge shirt to be completed in 1 to 1 ? hours. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Use all appropriate equipment and methods in order to complete the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Write up an operation bulletin showing correct sequence of operations and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Give verbal feedback on methods and machines used and any problems that were encountered during the operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Sewing all components together. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assemble a complete garment with a minimum of 15 operations according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to assemble a complete garment according to the quality and measurement specifications of the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate the ability to assemble the completed garment within a time which is determined by a qualified work study practitioner e.g. basic lounge shirt to be completed in 1 to 1 ? hours. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Use all appropriate equipment and methods in order to complete the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Write up an operation bulletin showing correct sequence of operations and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Give verbal feedback on methods and machines used and any problems that were encountered during the operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Selecting and preparing trims for a garment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assemble a complete garment with a minimum of 15 operations according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to assemble a complete garment according to the quality and measurement specifications of the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate the ability to assemble the completed garment within a time which is determined by a qualified work study practitioner e.g. basic lounge shirt to be completed in 1 to 1 ? hours. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Use all appropriate equipment and methods in order to complete the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Write up an operation bulletin showing correct sequence of operations and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Give verbal feedback on methods and machines used and any problems that were encountered during the operation. 


    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:
  • All operations applicable to garment type.
  • Garment construction techniques.
  • Basic pattern making.
  • Range of machines, their parts, functions and purposes.
  • Reading specifications and the importance of meeting specification requirements. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems ensuring that when sewing, that problems are identified early in the process to alleviate wastage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with people to receive and pass on instructions and reading specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, selecting most appropriate equipment and machinery to fit the purpose of the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems visualising the garment and its relationship to the sewing process. 

    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  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. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 



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