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

Demonstrate an understanding of quality procedures and practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243705  Demonstrate an understanding of quality procedures and practices 
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  10 
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. This unit standard will provide the learner with the necessary knowledge to understand how to interpret and apply the quality procedures and practices within the CTFL manufacturing environment.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an awareness of quality in manufacturing processes and products.
  • Understanding the implementation of specifications and instructions in manufacturing processes.
  • Describing Quality Control procedures in the workplace. 

  • 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, Textile, Footwear, Leather and General Goods sector.
  • Processes involving manufacturing, testing and inspection in the clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and general goods sector.
  • Procedures and practices referring to general and specific quality related practices in the manufacture of clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and general goods products.
  • The range of standards applicable to the production processes will include, but not be restricted to, company, customer, supplier and regulatory (e.g. SABS, ISO) standards. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an awareness of quality in manufacturing processes and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality is defined and its importance is explained in the context of manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality Assurance is described as defined in relevant manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effects of non-conformance to standards or specifications are identified and described in relation to workplace processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Company specific quality control and quality assurance procedures and practices are identified in terms of workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand the implementation of specifications and instructions in manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant product specifications, standards and work instructions are identified and described in the context of company and customer quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality standards, methods, procedures are identified and described in the context of company and customer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process, product or procedure variations are identified and described in terms of style/product/material changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Examples of performance against established standards, specifications, methods and procedures are recorded and explained in terms of workplace activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Activities designed to ensure product quality are identified and described in relation to workplace activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe quality control procedures in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures for the inspection of materials and products against specifications are identified and described in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-conformance of materials, products or processes are identified, recorded, reported and actioned in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Causes of faults are identified and appropriate recommended corrective action is implemented in line with company policies 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 apply the following critical outcomes and will be able to:
  • Quality assurance and quality control systems.
  • Product and work specifications and quality standards.
  • Inspection techniques and methods.
  • Measuring and inspecting tools, work aids and equipment.
  • Principles of quality.
  • Customer requirements - internal and external.
  • Cost of quality and effects of poor quality.
  • Continuous improvement processes.
  • Commonly used terms and concepts relevant to industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to quality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to improve quality and implement continuous improvement practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information when identifying areas for quality improvement.
  • Organise the activities of oneself when reporting quality matters within specific time frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using appropriate industry terms and concepts, when recording and reporting quality faults and problems and interpreting product and work specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using appropriate tools to measure or inspect products and when applying continuous improvement to enhance quality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that every individual has a role to play in the achievement of quality standards. 

    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
    Core  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  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 
    Core  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. African Apex Apparel (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Associated Spinners Pty Ltd 
    5. Bader Sa Proprietary Limited 
    6. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
    7. CANDYS UNLIMITED COLLECTION Pty Ltd 
    8. Cel Impilo (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    11. Dlamini The Siba PTY LTD 
    12. Durban Overall PTY LTD 
    13. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    14. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    15. HELPERS FOR LIFE NPC 
    16. Impela Trading cc 
    17. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
    18. INTUTHUKO YESIZWE COMMUNITY ORGANISATION NPO 
    19. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    21. MASTER PATTERNS BY RONA 
    22. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    23. Mnambithi TVET College 
    24. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    25. ORGANET CONTRACTING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    26. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    27. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    30. THANDEKA VOCATIOL EDUCATION TRUST PTY LTD 
    31. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    32. THE FINISHING COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    33. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Thuto Skills Development 
    35. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    36. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    37. TRUE REFLECTIONS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    38. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    39. Tshwane North College 
    40. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    41. VINE APPAREL (PTY)LTD 
    42. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    43. ZA GEAR 



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