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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Produce footwear patterns 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243690  Produce footwear patterns 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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  36 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 unit standard is specifically for learners in the Footwear Manufacturing formal sector working in, or who wish to work in the Pattern department of a footwear factory. Learners assessed as competent against this standard will be capable of:
  • Selecting the materials and equipment required to produce footwear patterns.
  • Producing a mean forme for closed back footwear.
  • Producing a standard for closed back footwear.
  • Producing all relevant patterns as shown on the standard. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are required to demonstrate fundamental competencies, specified below, at ABET Level 4 or NQF 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard applies to the Footwear sector.

    Operations may include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparation and covering of a last.
  • Production of a mean forme.
  • Conversion to base pattern or standard.
  • Application of design detail.
  • Pattern dissection. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select the materials and equipment required to produce footwear patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant materials are listed and described as required for pattern production processes applied in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are listed and described for pattern production according to job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Produce a mean forme for closed back footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lasts are covered with appropriate material and centre lines are cut through as required for the production of formes in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Half formes are removed, flattened and cut out as required for the production of a two dimensional mean forme in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A mean forme is produced from 2 half formes as required for the production of patterns in terms of design specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a standard for closed back footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate allowances and restrictions are added as necessary for pattern production as required for manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specified design lines, stitching detail and construction information required for pattern production is added according to style specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce all relevant patterns as shown on the standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant construction allowances are added and a set of patterns is produced according to design details on the standard and relevant job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant marker slots and location aids are added to appropriate patterns as required for product assembly according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A sample ticket for prototype production is developed according to job the specification. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Learning programmes that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors who assess the competency of learners against this standard must be qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA must conduct moderation. All external moderation will be conducted at the discretion of the relative ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • The names and functions of the materials and equipment used in pattern production.
  • Material and equipment specifications.
  • The outer, intermediate and inner parts of footwear uppers and bottoms.
  • Types of patterns required for specific upper and bottom constructions.
  • The names and purpose of various shoe parts and how they fit together.
  • Techniques used to produce patterns including springing and deadening.
  • Allowances and restrictions used in pattern production.
  • Work instructions and standard operating procedures applicable to pattern production processes.
  • Relevant health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to pattern cutting techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in establishing pattern parameters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information relating to material and construction type.
  • Organise the activities of oneself relative to others in a working environment in order to meet output deadlines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when identifying materials and equipment to be used and the range of patterns to be cut. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to use measuring and other equipment effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world of work as part of related systems in pattern production processes. 

    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  58227   National Certificate: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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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    9. ASSURED VOCATIONAL SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
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    14. DANO TEXTILE INDUSTRIES1 
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    48. SOUTH AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER AGENCY CC 
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    50. THANDEKA VOCATIOL EDUCATION TRUST PTY LTD 
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    52. THE FINISHING COLLEGE PTY LTD 
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