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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and enhance quality systems in footwear manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11356  Develop and enhance quality systems in footwear manufacturing 
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  24 
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 develop and enhance quality systems in footwear manufacturing through analysing quality information, interpreting test results, developing a quality system as well as setting quality standards. 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 
Analysing quality information to adjust designs, systems or materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Quality information is clearly understood in order to adjust designs, systems or materials used in the footwear industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Documents showing new technology researched and available to the footwear industry is analysed as appropriate to enterprise operations. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Interpreting test results of footwear products and components. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Test results of footwear products and their relevant components is understood and applied in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reports on applicability of new technology on quality in company (effectiveness and efficiency) is interpreted in conformance of national and international standards bodies (ISO, Q5). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Developing a quality system or section of a quality system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Quality systems are researched where international and national benchmarks and specifications are extensively source. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quality systems are developed and implemented applying the new laid down specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality systems are recorded where information is accessible at all times. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Setting quality standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A current system has been enhanced or a new quality system developed according to standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quality standards are set where industry specifications are adhered to at all times. 


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:
  • Work organisation.
  • Relevant footwear tests.
  • New footwear technology.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Systems analysis and development. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others including project managers, management, customers and suppliers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage oneself and activities to maintain dependency to aid decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to sell action plans to top managers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems using benchmarks for other countries. 

    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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