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

Apply finishing practices in leather 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243693  Apply finishing practices in leather 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence against this standard will be able to maintain machines and equipment used in leather manufacturing processes through cleaning and lubricating machines, identifying and reporting warning signs and using appropriate hand tools.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Applying and reading finishing procedures.
  • Setting up finishing machines.
  • Implementing correct application methods.
  • Applying process quality awareness of process faults. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification or equivalent at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applies to chrome, chrome free and vegetable processes.
  • The processes in finishing include:

    > Sorting.
    > Pre-finishing operations.
    > Conditioning.
    > Dry milling.
    > Staking.
    > De-dusting.
    > Finishing operations:

    > Spraying.
    > Curtain coating.
    > Roller coating.
    > Embossing/smooth plating.
    > Lab testing.
    > Measuring.
    > Weighing.
  • The machines and equipment used in pre-finishing and finishing will include:

    > Drums.
    > Staking machines.
    > Mixing machines.
    > Spraying machines including drying tunnels and spray booths.
    > Curtain coating machines.
    > Roller coating machines.
    > Embossing machines.
    > Conditioning spraying machines.
    > Staking machines.
    > De-dusting machines.
    > Lab equipment.
    > Measuring machines.
    > Scales.
  • The chemicals and materials used in finishing will include:

    > Water.
    > Resins and binders - acrylics, polyurethanes, etc.
    > Colouring agents - dyes and pigments.
    > Top coats and sealants - polyurethanes, nitrocellulose, etc.
    > Feel agents and modifiers - waxes, silicones, etc.
    > Solvents and thinners. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply and read finishing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Finishing process directions are read and understood applying company work instruction standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Finishing processes are applied according to laid down specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up finishing machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Finishing machines are set according to manufacturers and process specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate settings are checked in accordance with work instructions and job cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any faults to finishing machines are reported to appropriate personnel and any adjustments to settings are implemented in accordance with standard reporting procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement correct application methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machines are loaded correctly and according to set specifications or recipes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials are stacked correctly into machines according to manufacturers and supplier specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply process quality awareness of process faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Warning signs are noted and actioned promptly according to laid down safety legislation and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faults during processes are reported and rectified according standard reporting and company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    End product quality is ascertained and reported for corrective action in accordance with standard industry procedures. 


    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 
    The Learner should demonstrate understanding of:
  • Fault identification.
  • Hazards in the workplace.
  • Stacking and feeding techniques.
  • Basic finishing procedures.
  • Quality awareness. 

  • 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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    2. A Z COMMUNITY SERVICES 
    3. ACADEMY OF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    4. African Apex Apparel (Pty) Ltd 
    5. AMOS / KGAPHAMADI COMMUNITY ORGANISATION 
    6. ARANDA LEARNERSHIP COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    7. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Associated Spinners Pty Ltd 
    9. ASSURED VOCATIONAL SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    10. Bader Sa Proprietary Limited 
    11. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
    12. CAPE TOWN WORKBASED LEARNING ACADEMY 
    13. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    14. DANO TEXTILE INDUSTRIES1 
    15. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    16. Dlamini The Siba PTY LTD 
    17. Durban Overall PTY LTD 
    18. EKURHULENI ARTISANS & SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    19. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    20. GLICAM TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    21. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    22. HELPERS FOR LIFE NPC 
    23. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PTY LTD 
    24. Impela Trading cc 
    25. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
    26. INTUTHUKO YESIZWE COMMUNITY ORGANISATION NPO 
    27. INYAPA VHUSIKU CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    28. ITHEMBA LOMPHAKATHI COMMUNITY ORGANISATION 
    29. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    31. LERIBE TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    32. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    33. MASTER PATTERNS BY RONA 
    34. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    35. Mnambithi TVET College 
    36. NDIMASE TRADING 
    37. NDIPHA FASHION DESIGNS 
    38. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    39. PERENNIAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    40. PHD PROJECTS SA PTY LTD 
    41. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    42. POLOKWANE SCHOOL OF FASHION AND DESIGN 
    43. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    44. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    45. SALABEDLA CONTRACTING AND TRADING PTY LTD 
    46. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    47. SINOVUYOLETHU TRADING PTY LTD 
    48. SOUTH AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER AGENCY CC 
    49. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    50. THANDEKA VOCATIOL EDUCATION TRUST PTY LTD 
    51. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    52. THE FINISHING COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    53. THUBELIHLE GRADUATE INSTITUTE 
    54. Thuto Skills Development 
    55. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    56. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    57. TRADE CALL INVESTMENTS PTY LTD 
    58. TRUE REFLECTIONS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    59. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    60. Tshwane North College 
    61. UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES 
    62. VCK TRAINING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    63. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
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    65. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
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