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

Apply textile testing techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243708  Apply textile testing techniques 
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 forms part of the qualification: CTFL National Certificate in Manufacturing Processes at NQF Level 2. It is specifically for learners in the Textile Manufacturing formal sector working in, or who wish to work in the application of textile testing techniques in a relevant factory.

Learners assessed as competent against this standard will be capable of:
  • Preparing raw material and testing equipment conditions.
  • Conducting testing of materials.
  • Conducting Laboratory control procedures. 

  • 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 Level 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 Unit Standard is applicable to textile testing techniques processes within the Textile sector. Operations will be applicable to the collection and testing of samples from all departments in a Textile Company and to all basic testing procedures.

    Learners will need to combine applicable testing areas in order to obtain a total of 36 credits for this Unit Standard.

    Testing will include, but not be limited to the relevant combinations of the following test areas:
  • Fibre, Yarn Preparation and Manufacture.
  • Fabric Preparation.
  • Fabric and Carpet Manufacture.
  • Chemicals, Colouration, Physical Properties.
  • Garments and Non-Wovens.

    36 credits for applicable combinations of testing areas. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare raw material and testing equipment conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify and classify the characteristics and origins of selected raw materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify the properties and classes of chemicals used in testing and follow their required handling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Follow set procedures in respect of the preparation, cleaning, storage, handling and calibration of testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Observe the test specifications relating to the requirements of Company, Industry and Customer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct testing of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Collect, prepare and test samples to relevant test specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Record test results to Company formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reference the test procedure to the range of tests available for selected test samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Observe the disposal methods of completed test materials according to the test specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and record faults in line with the relevant inspection and grading system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adhere to all requirements relating to test conditions and work areas as specified in the Safety, Health and Environment regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Present test results in both statistical and graph formats manually and electronically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identify and implement necessary action on critical non-conformance test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recognise and implement necessary actions on incorrectly collected samples and/or malfunctioning of test equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Apply strict Laboratory Housekeeping 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:
  • Raw materials and processes relevant to test specimens.
  • Functions, handling, cleaning and calibration methods of test equipment.
  • Methods of following test procedures.
  • Format for recording test results.
  • Format for presenting test information.
  • Role of a Test Laboratory and the relationship with Quality Control.
  • Identifying critical fault results and initiating corrective action.
  • Health, Safety and Environmental regulations applicable to a Laboratory.
  • Handling and storage of hazardous chemicals.
  • Role of the Testing Laboratory within a Production Department. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and report on problems so that faults and non-conformance conditions can be identified and rectified. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that outputs from previous processes are to specification. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise one's activities to assist in the implementation of process specifications and to ensure that procedures involved in preparing and processing are followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Analyse, and critically evaluate where applicable, operational work instructions, procedures, specifications and quality control information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to ensure that the testing operations comply with the Test specifications at all stage of Testing procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively so that the most appropriate tests are used for the required process. 

    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 
    64. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    65. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    66. ZA GEAR 



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