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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement closing techniques to join cut components to produce uppers of footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11370  Implement closing techniques to join cut components to produce uppers of 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 4  NQF Level 04  42 
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 Footwear technology. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to join cut components to produce uppers using a range of advanced machines and equipment through joining cut components, coaching fellow employees, setting and adjusting machines and equipment as well as organising the workflow of processes. Learners involved in closing will use this standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Footwear processes. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Machines used to join materials to produce closed uppers will include:
  • Strobel.
  • Machine stitching moccasins.
  • Machine lacing moccasins.
    Setting and adjusting will apply to all machines used to produce closed uppers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Joining cut components using a range of machinery and equipment to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced machinery and equipment specifications are identified and understood applying manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ability to select the appropriate and operate safely a range of machines required to close 1 pair of uppers with a minimum of 8 pieces per pair (ex linings) according to a work instruction provided in compliance with standard operating procedures is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Coaching others to perform tasks relating to the joining of cut components to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of effective coaching are understood and effectively implemented applying specified coaching techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ability to coach a fellow employee to perform a new task on any one selected machine is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Setting and adjusting a range of machines and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machines and equipment specifications relevant to bottom stock manufacture are correctly identified and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ability to safely set up, check and adjust on machinery is demonstrated in compliance with manufacturers specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organising the workflow of a process to join cut components to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A workflow of processes is organised where relevant processes pertaining to the manufacture of closed uppers is considered applying industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ability to select the appropriate consumables to be used in the footwear closing processes is demonstrated in compliance with 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:
  • Coaching techniques, providing feedback and measuring a persons application of a new skill.
  • Operating procedures of an advanced range of machines used to produce closed uppers
  • The closing process as it relates to the complete process of manufacturing a range of footwear products. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems for advanced machines, making settings and adjustments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities ensuring the optimisation of workflow throughout a process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, using a range of advanced machines and equipment. 

    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  22211   National Certificate: Footwear 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: 
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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.