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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source and substitute footwear materials to optimise processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11355  Source and substitute footwear materials to optimise processes 
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  26 
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 source and substitute materials to optimise footwear processes through sourcing materials from international and local suppliers, selecting materials, assessing suitability of materials and substituting materials without prejudicing quality and marketability. 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 
Sourcing materials from international and local suppliers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All suppliers are sourced using a data base of suppliers, materials and dependabilities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Evaluations of markets and suppliers has been carried out in compliance with enterprise procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Data base is linked directly to sales and quality returns in accordance with company requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Selecting materials appropriate to design ranges. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate materials are selected in accordance with enterprise procedures where design ranges are considered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Lab test reports are analysed and decisions are taken in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Assessing suitability in terms of price, quality and delivery. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Suitability in terms of price, quality and delivery time is assessed in accordance with enterprise policies and procedures in order to make the appropriate decisions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Delivery on time as per system is ensured so that relationships are built in compliance with enterprise standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Visits from suppliers are assessed where positive relationships are demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Substituting materials without prejudicing quality and marketability and ensuring flexibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Assessment on a range of materials is noted, recorded and reported according to enterprise policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Alternative materials are substituted in accordance with manufacturers specifications without jeopardising the quality and marketability of the end product. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Flexibility is ensured in terms of material substitution appropriate to standard operating procedures. 


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:
  • Local and international suppliers and types of national suppliers.
  • Local and international transportation, pricing, legal and payment logistics.
  • Costings.
  • External market conditions.
  • Assessing materials and implications.
  • Inspecting and substituting materials in production processes and machines. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to obtaining correct materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with team in conjunction with customers, suppliers and departments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Analyse and organise information including materials, quantity, quality and database of dependability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with suppliers, markets and quality departments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to access internet for international information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems to determine impact of late delivery. 

    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.