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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare buttons and deep button furniture items 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117372  Prepare buttons and deep button furniture items 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
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 3  NQF Level 03  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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to select tools, equipment and materials for assembling buttons and carry out deep buttoning in a safe and productive manner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting equipment, tools and materials.
  • Assembling buttons.
  • Carrying out deep buttoning. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy equivalent to NQF level 2. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to, the National Certificate in Furniture Upholstery (Wood), NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Specification: written; oral; sample; material type; button type; button size
  • Queries: omissions; errors; unclear information
  • Equipment and tools: upholstery shears; button machine; fabric punch; hammer; measuring for positioning; for securing
  • Materials: fabric; string; button moulds
  • Tools and equipment: shears; fabric punch; hammer; button machine
  • Faults: incorrect positioning; incorrect alignment; incorrect tension; incorrect shape; marks
  • Workpieces: armchair or settee or headboard or box pouffe or office or reception seating 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select equipment, tools and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specification is checked and confirmed to be clear and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any queries regarding the instructions are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct tools and equipment for the job are selected and set out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and tools are confirmed to be operational and in required condition for safe and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials are selected according to specifications requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Materials not up to quality specifications are identified, reported to the relevant person and replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Preparation is carried out safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble buttons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and components are prepared according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Button covering is accurately and cleanly punched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct button moulds are selected and covered according to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and tools for button making are used safely and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Assembled buttons are checked with specification and confirmed to be ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Workstation is kept clean, tidy and safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Operations are performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out deep buttoning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Workpiece is accurately marked out for buttons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Buttons conform to specification and are accurately positioned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Buttons are accurately fitted and securely attached. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Buttons are visually balanced and cover shape conforms to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deep buttoning faults are identified, reported to the relevant person and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Non-rectifiable faults are discarded and replaced according to organisational practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Correct tools and equipment are used safely and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The work area is kept clean, tidy and safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Deep buttoning operations are performed safely and within the time allocated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA.

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A broad understanding of specification requirements.
  • A sound understanding of tools and equipment used for a variety of buttoning processes.
  • A sound understanding of material types and their uses.
  • A sound understanding of button preparation methods and attaching techniques.
  • A broad understanding for the identification and rectification of deep buttoning faults and how to correct these.
  • A sound understanding of relevant health and safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when completing the buttoning products and identifying and repairing damaged products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when carrying out good housekeeping routines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when performing deep buttoning they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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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    3. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
    5. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects 001 
    6. Bafikile Skills & Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
    8. Bhungane Skills Development 
    9. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    10. College of Cape Town 
    11. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    12. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    13. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Dinaka Business Management & Consulting 
    15. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Duzi-Corp 56 
    17. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    18. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    19. Furniture World Training Centre 
    20. Furntech Mthatha 
    21. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    22. HHO Enterprise 
    23. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    24. IALE School of Advance Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    27. INTERMASIKO CC 
    28. Inyathi Visions 
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    41. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Mudau Picture Framers 
    43. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    45. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    46. OTP 
    47. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
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    49. PhD Projects SA (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
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    53. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    54. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    56. SEJ Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    57. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    58. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    60. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY 
    61. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    62. Skills To Furnish International NPO 
    63. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    64. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
    65. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    66. The Furniture Technology Centre - KwaMashu 
    67. The Furniture Technology Centre - Nyanga 
    68. The Furniture Technology Centre Umzimkhulu 
    69. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    70. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    71. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    72. Umbuso Training Services 
    73. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
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    76. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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