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

Monitor and maintain a fibre manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243709  Monitor and maintain a fibre manufacturing process 
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 is specifically for learners in the Textile Manufacturing formal sector working in, or who wish to work in Fibre manufacturing in a relevant factory. Learners assessed as competent against this standard will be capable of:
  • Preparing Materials and Equipment for Processing.
  • Operating and Maintaining Equipment.
  • Monitoring and Maintaining the Process.
  • Quality Assuring the Output of the Process. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is applicable to manufacturing processes within the Textile sector. Operations may include, but are not limited to:
  • Polymer manufacturing.
  • Extrusion.
  • take-up and fibre finishing in a wet, dry and melt extrusion process. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare Materials and Equipment for Processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials relevant to the product being processed are identified and prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process and auxiliary equipment is identified, cleaned and prepared in line with product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant preparation information is processed in line with product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Service and auxiliary equipment faults are identified and the necessary action implemented promptly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate and Maintain Equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is started following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment conditions are monitored at specified intervals and when indicated, minor components are removed and replaced to ensure maintenance of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment faults are identified and repaired within own scope of authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults outside of own scope of authority are report and the necessary follow-up actions taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Alarms are responded to within agreed time and own authority limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Operating information is recorded on the relevant documentation or entered into computer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and Maintain the Process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Product/Process conditions are monitored and any adjustments undertaken where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process faults are responded to within the agreed time and authority limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product from machine/position is removed and identified at the end of a cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Generated waste is disposed in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Standard shift changeover procedures are followed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Process information is recorded accurately and legibly onto relevant documentation and/or enter into computer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Quality Assure the Output of the Process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Action relating to results of tests and results are implemented and reported by Quality Assurance Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Action are implemented in order to manage non-conforming product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production output is ensured in a way that conforms to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process information is reported onto relevant documentation and/or enter into computer. 


    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:
  • Manufactured fibre processes including machine/plant names, functions, capabilities and limitations.
  • Productivity critical aspects of the process.
  • Quality critical aspects of the process.
  • The S.H.E. aspects of the process.
  • Process control systems.
  • Procedures relating to monitoring and maintaining the process.
  • Reading and understanding applicable work instructions.
  • Properties and characteristics of the product and how they impact on downstream processes.
  • Applicable customer/downstream requirements as they apply to specifications.
  • The principles of supply and demand.
  • Cause and effect as it relates to the monitoring and maintaining of processes.
  • Various troubleshooting techniques.
  • Process industry principles.
  • The history of manufactured fibres.
  • The manufacture of polymers suitable for conversion into manufactured fibres. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information.
  • Organise the activities of oneself relative to others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems. 

    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. 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. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    41. POLOKWANE SCHOOL OF FASHION AND DESIGN 
    42. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    43. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    44. SALABEDLA CONTRACTING AND TRADING PTY LTD 
    45. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    46. SINOVUYOLETHU TRADING PTY LTD 
    47. SOUTH AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER AGENCY CC 
    48. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    49. THANDEKA VOCATIOL EDUCATION TRUST PTY LTD 
    50. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    51. THE FINISHING COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    52. THUBELIHLE GRADUATE INSTITUTE 
    53. Thuto Skills Development 
    54. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    55. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    56. TRADE CALL INVESTMENTS PTY LTD 
    57. TRUE REFLECTIONS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    58. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    59. Tshwane North College 
    60. UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES 
    61. VCK TRAINING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    62. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    63. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    64. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    65. ZA GEAR 



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