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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the footwear industry, its structure, stakeholders, terms, concepts and processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11375  Demonstrate understanding of the footwear industry, its structure, stakeholders, terms, concepts and 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 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 2 National Certificate in Footwear processes. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the footwear industry in South Africa through relating processes and support functions, identifying local and international stakeholders and defining functions, general terms and concepts of various footwear structures. 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 an ABET Level 4 qualification and will be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Learners will also communicate verbally and in writing at ABET Level 4. 

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 
Relating processes and support functions in footwear. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Processes and support functions within the footwear industry are identified in accordance with standard industry operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The relationship between footwear processes and support functions is clearly understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Processes and support functions are related in the footwear industry applying industry norms to put departments in context with one another. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identifying stakeholders (local and international) in the footwear industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Local and international stakeholders within the footwear industry are researched and identified applying standard industry research procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Identified stakeholders are contextualised within the economy of the footwear industry applying industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Stakeholder information is recorded and appropriately filed applying company policies and procedures where such information is easily accessible. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Defining functions, general terms and concepts of various structures in footwear manufacturing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Functions of footwear industry structures is explained verbally taking into account other enterprise norms in terms of the enterprise where you work and learn. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. General terms of footwear industry structures is explained verbally taking into account other enterprise norms in terms of the enterprise where you work and learn. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Concepts of footwear industry structures is explained verbally taking into account other enterprise norms in terms of the enterprise where you work and learn. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Industry and company organograms are compiled, completed and communicated to various parties applying industry and enterprise structures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. A process flow chart of footwear processes is compiled in accordance 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:
  • History of footwear in South Africa.
  • Relationship of the whole process.
  • Challenges to industry.
  • Various companies in the industry.
  • Current state of industry. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate verbally to ensure broad understanding of the footwear industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems as departments relate to each other. 

    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  22210   National Certificate: Footwear Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    2. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    3. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    4. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    5. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 



    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.