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

Perform outwork processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243696  Perform outwork processes 
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 will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the CTFL manufacturing industries, specifically in the Clothing industry. This unit standard will enable the learner to perform outwork processes and complete all the preparation and operations related thereto in line with safety standards.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing materials, machines, equipment and tools for outwork processes.
  • Operating machines and equipment, monitoring and maintaining methods, quality standards and output targets.
  • Applying safety standards when operating machines and equipment and performing basic maintenance when undertaking outwork processes.
  • Inspecting and disposing of completed products or parts and completing administrative documentation. 

  • 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.

    Learners must be able to:
  • Speak, read and write in English.
  • Do basic mathematic calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the calculation of areas, volumes and quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard applies to the clothing sector:
  • Outwork processes shall include, but not limited to embroidery, panel printing, embossing, pleating, belting, garment washing and dyeing.
  • The number of machines/equipment/processes on which a learner will be assessed will be all processes used to complete a specific range of outwork processes. (For example, in a laundry, this may include various washing processes, extracting, and tumble drying; in pleating, this may include pleating using a range of cardboard pleating templates and operating pleating machines).
  • Basic maintenance and machine set up functions shall include, functions normally considered to be within the scope of the machine operator, but exclude those where a qualified mechanic should be utilized.
  • The correct method and time and quality standards for preparing machines, equipment and tools used in outwork processes must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • The correct method and time and quality standards for specific outwork operations must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • An efficiency level of 80% for each specified outwork operation must be achieved and maintained for one week.
  • Fabric types can include wovens, non-wovens and knits. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare materials, machines, equipment and tools for outwork processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate equipment and tools are identified and selected according to the quality and method requirements of specified outwork processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Order details and product specifications are identified and selected according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant materials and consumables are identified, selected and prepared according to required quality, method and time standards for the specific outwork process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machines, equipment and tools are identified, selected and prepared according to required quality, method and time standards for the specific outwork process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate machines and equipment, monitor and maintain methods, quality standards and output targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All manual and machine related tasks required to complete outwork process are conducted according to method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions are monitored and tests carried out at agreed intervals to assess quality standards against specifications in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machine, equipment and process faults are identified and rectified according to company procedures and required quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults beyond own scope of authority or capability are identified and reported according to company reporting procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply safety standards when operating machines and equipment used for outwork processes and perform basic maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct safety procedures are demonstrated when operating and controlling machines, equipment and tools used for outwork processes according to equipment specifications and company safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace Health and Safety Rules and procedures are described and adhered to according to company health and safety policies and procedures and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machines, equipment and tools are cleaned regularly according to relevant equipment manuals and standard practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect and dispose of completed products or parts and complete administrative documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults are identified and rectified using appropriate methods and tools according to customer quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Products are disposed of and stored according to correct method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is completed and output recorded according to company systems and 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 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Textile and clothing pipeline.
  • Machines, equipment, machine parts and tools applicable for specific outwork processes (functions and settings).
  • Machine control and operating methods.
  • Health and Safety procedures and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace and equipment to be used.
  • Basic machine maintenance procedures.
  • Techniques of using basic tools.
  • Shapes and sizes of product parts.
  • Basic methods and time standards for specific outwork processes.
  • Quality standards and specifications applicable to outwork processes and finished products.
  • Basic understanding of materials, chemicals, trims, consumables and components - properties, characteristics and behaviour during outwork operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when identifying, analysing and rectifying quality and output problems encountered in outwork processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team so that the department/company quality and time standards are achieved and downtime is minimised. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and ones activities whilst preparing and planning to meet required method and quality standards and achieving targets.
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions when reading and interpreting specifications selecting appropriate materials, machines and equipment specific outwork operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing when receiving instructions, reading and interpreting specifications, passing on appropriate information and asking relevant questions to clarify customer requirements and solve problems when running an outwork process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when selecting, adjusting and using equipment and tools relevant to outwork processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems and the inter-relationship between outwork, cutting, sewing and finishing processes in the clothing industry. 

    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.
     
    1. 1 Classie Africa 
    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. CANDYS UNLIMITED COLLECTION Pty Ltd 
    13. CAPE TOWN WORKBASED LEARNING ACADEMY 
    14. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    15. DANO TEXTILE INDUSTRIES1 
    16. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    17. Dlamini The Siba PTY LTD 
    18. Durban Overall PTY LTD 
    19. EKURHULENI ARTISANS & SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    20. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    21. GLICAM TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    22. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    23. HELPERS FOR LIFE NPC 
    24. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PTY LTD 
    25. Impela Trading cc 
    26. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
    27. INTERMASIKO CC 
    28. INTUTHUKO YESIZWE COMMUNITY ORGANISATION NPO 
    29. INYAPA VHUSIKU CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    30. ITHEMBA LOMPHAKATHI COMMUNITY ORGANISATION 
    31. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    33. LERIBE TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    34. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    35. MASTER PATTERNS BY RONA 
    36. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    37. Mnambithi TVET College 
    38. NDIMASE TRADING 
    39. NDIPHA FASHION DESIGNS 
    40. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    41. PERENNIAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    42. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    43. POLOKWANE SCHOOL OF FASHION AND DESIGN 
    44. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    45. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    46. SALABEDLA CONTRACTING AND TRADING PTY LTD 
    47. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    48. SINOVUYOLETHU TRADING PTY LTD 
    49. SOUTH AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER AGENCY CC 
    50. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    51. THANDEKA VOCATIOL EDUCATION TRUST PTY LTD 
    52. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    53. THE FINISHING COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    54. THUBELIHLE GRADUATE INSTITUTE 
    55. Thuto Skills Development 
    56. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    57. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    58. TRADE CALL INVESTMENTS PTY LTD 
    59. TRUE REFLECTIONS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    60. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    61. Tshwane North College 
    62. UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES 
    63. VCK TRAINING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    64. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    65. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    66. VINE APPAREL (PTY)LTD 
    67. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    68. ZA GEAR 



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