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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and repair pneumatic and electronic sewing machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262530  Maintain and repair pneumatic and electronic sewing machinery 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
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 standard is in the elective category of the NQF Level 3 National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to clean and lubricate strip, assemble and set/tune a range of clothing machinery. Learners are also able to conduct running maintenance and to diagnose a range of clothing machinery and to utilise garment construction skills in testing machines. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification or equivalent qualification at NQF Level 2 and must have successfully completed the National Certificate CTFL Sewing Mechanicians NQF Level 3 qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
A selection from:
  • Pneumatically controlled sewing machines.
  • Electronically controlled sewing machines. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Adjust electronic sewing machine motor controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Motor types are identified and described in terms of operation and application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Magnetic clutch, servo, stepper motors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Speed controls are adjusted in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fixed cycles are programmed in accordance with company/product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Needle positioning is set according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Trimming signals meet product requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Test and replace pneumatic and/or magnetically activated solenoids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faulty solenoids are tested in accordance with manufacturers testing methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjust needle positioners/synchronisers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Synchronisers are adjusted for the different needle positions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Service trimming, cutting and/or stacking attachments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trimming, cutting and/or stacking attachments are described in relation to operation and application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pneumatic, electronic, impact, scissor, underbed trimming attachments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Underbed trimmers are examined, replaced, timed and set in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Codes of practice for routine maintenance, including maintenance schedules.
  • Requirements for applying all safety precautions when carrying out basic routine maintenance.
  • Pneumatically and/or electronically controlled machine characteristics and their application pertaining to different products.
  • Adjustments and the effect of such adjustments to motor and parameter controls. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, relating to basic routine maintenance, fault identification and cleaning and lubrication of basic clothing machinery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally or in writing, regarding the maintenance and care issues of basic clothing machinery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, enabling the correct selection of lubrication and cleaning materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, relating to the care and maintenance of basic clothing machinery and production targets. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors need to be experienced in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Subject matter.
  • Assessment.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting of assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standard-"Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF Level 4".
  • Assessors need to register with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body.
  • Assessors must be in possession of the NQF Level 4 sewing mechanicians qualification or equivalent and must have a minimum of 10 years relevant working experience OR have a minimum of 10 years working experience with electronic and pneumatic equipment. 

  • 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  65650   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  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. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    3. Mnambithi TVET College 
    4. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    5. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    6. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 



    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.