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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research and modify designs for footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11353  Research and modify designs for footwear 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Footwear Manufacturing 
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  25 
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 Footwear technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to research and modify designs for footwear processes through developing new ranges of footwear, conducting research, generating specifications and conducting fitting tests. 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 Footwear technology. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to all processes within clicking, closing, making, bottoms, finishing and dressing, and pattern cutting and design. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Developing new ranges of footwear. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A range of footwear which is ready for production supported by all documentation is developed as required by enterprise procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A range of footwear which is ready for production supported by all documentation is presented as required by enterprise procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Conducting research to determine market needs and fashion trends. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Extensive research is conducted in order to determine market needs and fashion trends in accordance with trends and market specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Grade tests are analysed and their changes are reported in compliance with standard operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Generating specifications for new styles and ranges. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Specifications for new styles and ranges are generated applying market needs and current fashion trends. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Any previous discrepancies are noted where records are sourced according to standard operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Conducting a fitting test to evaluate the last. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Fitting tests are conducted according to standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Fitting tests are conducted in accordance with standard operating procedures where the lasts are evaluated. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant Sector Education and Training Authority or Education and Training Quality Assurance Body will carry our accreditation of learning against this standard. Assessment will be conducted by registered assessors. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Design, material sources and research.
  • Disciplines of range scheduling.
  • Range of parameters e.g. customer requirements and price categories.
  • Costings and specifications.
  • Disciplines of product engineering.
  • Footwear materials and manufacturing processes. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and resolve an awareness of problem designs and simplifying them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work and liaise with customers and suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage range building to coincide with appropriate seasons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse sales and profitability figures from the previous range. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate range to customers and management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to electronically transmit the designs both locally and internationally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems using global understanding of the influence of clothing and the young on fashion. 

    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  22212   National Diploma: Footwear 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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    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.