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

Press finished garments and ensure the dispatch thereof 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243698  Press finished garments and ensure the dispatch thereof 
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 provide the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively press and dispatch garments.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing equipment and finished garments for pressing and performing a range of pressing operations.
  • Inspecting and disposing of finished garments and completing administrative documentation.
  • Identifying and preparing finished garments and equipment for despatching operations.
  • Performing a range of despatching operations according to specified method, quality and time standards.
  • Apply safety standards when operating pressing and despatching equipment and tools and perform basic maintenance. 

  • 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:
  • Final pressing equipment that a learner will be assessed on will include a hand iron and a buck press, (legger, topper or other), carousel, blower or vapour press.
  • Equipment used for despatching operations may include folding, bagging, strapping machines, kimble guns.
  • Despatching operations shall include all operations (tagging, folding, bagging, sorting, picking and packing) required to despatch one garment type.
  • Pressing operations will include:
    > one final pressing operation using a hand steam iron.
    > wo final pressing operations using a buck press.
    > one final pressing operation using specialised pressing equipment.
  • Basic maintenance and machine set up functions shall include, but not limited to cleaning, checking steam and pressure settings, monitoring electrical cords and connections etc.
  • The correct method and time and quality standards for pressing and despatching finished garments must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • An efficiency level of 80% for each of the four pressing operations and despatching operations must be achieved and maintained for one week.
  • The efficiency level of 80% may be reduced to 65% in companies producing fashion garments with repeated style changes.
  • Garment types can be any outer or underwear garment.
  • Fabric types can include wovens, non-wovens and knits. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare equipment and finished garments for pressing and perform a range of pressing operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate pressing equipment is identified and selected according to the quality and method requirements of specified pressing operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Temperature and pressure control on pressing equipment are set according to fabric type, pressing operation and quality standards required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Finished garments are prepared and laid out according to specific methods and quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Finished garments are pressed using appropriate pressing equipment according to specific method, quality and time standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and dispose of finished garments 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 
    Completed garments are disposed of according to correct method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is completed and output recorded according to company systems and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and prepare finished garments and equipment for despatching operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation required to tag, fold, bag, sort, pick and pack finished garments is identified and selected according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Finished garments, equipment and consumables for tagging, folding, bagging, sorting, picking and packing are prepared according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform a range of despatching operations according to specified method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Garments are tagged using appropriate price tickets, stickers and/or swing tags and tools according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Garments are folded and/or bagged or boxed using correct tools according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Garments are sorted according to customer size and colour requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Garments are picked for packing according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Garments are packed and sealed in an appropriate container according to customer packing instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Packing slips and labelling are completed according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Documentation recording output is completed according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply safety standards when operating pressing and despatching equipment and tools and perform basic maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct safety procedures are demonstrated when operating pressing and despatching equipment according to equipment specifications and Company safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace Health and Safety Rules and procedures are described and adhered to as determined by company health & safety policies and procedures and safety legislation. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults are identified, basic maintenance is performed to rectify faults and major faults are reported according to relevant equipment manuals, standard company practice and reporting 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:
  • Pressing and despatching equipment, functions, attachments, work aids and tools.
  • Health and Safety procedures and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace and equipment to be used.
  • Basic equipment settings.
  • Basic machine maintenance procedures.
  • Techniques of using basic tools.
  • Basic pressing and despatch methods and time standards.
  • Quality standards for pressing and despatching.
  • Basic understanding of material and trim properties, characteristics and behaviour during pressing operations.
  • Documentation required for despatching 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 pressing and despatching faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team when pressing garments or despatching so that the production line's quality and time standards are achieved and downtime is minimised. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and ones activities whilst planning to meet required method and quality standards and achieving targets.
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions when selecting and setting appropriate equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing when receiving instructions and information and asking questions relevant to specific pressing and despatching operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when selecting adjusting temperature and pressure settings and using pressing and despatching equipment and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems when considering one's own operation in relation to other manufacturing operations. 

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



    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.