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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and conduct major repairs on machinery in the textile industry (dry processes) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116391  Diagnose and conduct major repairs on machinery in the textile industry (dry processes) 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  30 
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 5 National Diploma in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to conduct major repairs and overhauls to textile machinery (dry processes) and interpret design and innovation specifications for textile machinery (dry processes). Learners will also be able to select product design concepts and prove their design functionality. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes at NQF Level 4 or equivalent qualification. The required qualification at NQF Level 4 in Machine Repair and Overhauls. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Machines used will include all machines related to the textile dry processing environment:
  • Air jet.
  • Assembly warping.
  • Back wash.
  • Bale plucking.
  • Blow room.
  • Carding.
  • Combing.
  • Direct sizing.
  • Direct warping.
  • Doubling.
  • Drawframe.
  • Electrostatic machines.
  • Felting machines.
  • Fibre bonding machines.
  • Friction spinning.
  • Fusion bonding machines including fibre and spunbound.
  • Ginning.
  • Knitting.
  • Warp knitting.
  • Needle punching machines.
  • Projectile.
  • Rapier.
  • Ring spinning.
  • Rotor spinning.
  • Scutching.
  • Sectional warping.
  • Shuttle looms.
  • Single end sizing.
  • Tufting machines.
  • Twisting.
  • Water jet.
  • Winding / reeling. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conducting major repairs to textile machinery (dry processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices and procedures for conducting repairs are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable textile machinery (dry processes) to be repaired according to industry and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The textile machinery (dry processes) is stripped and parts are checked for repair or replacement according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Diagnostic and repair procedures are described in terms of manufacturers and industry specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operating principles and repairing textile machinery (dry processes) are described and followed in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpreting design and innovation specifications for textile machinery (dry processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The interpretation links specifications to industry required standards and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The interpretation confirms functional feasibility of the laid down specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The resultant design plan reflects the significance of the required specifications laid down. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Selecting a product design concept and proving design functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The quantity and characteristics of alternative design concepts reflect the constraints of the design plan and design functionality required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope, depth and process of analyses prove the technical integrity of each concept and the preferred concept satisfies the design specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The design performance evidence identifies areas of deficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The final design delivers a level of functionality that meets all the required and specified requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Design notes provide evidence of design approaches, test and conclusions according to production plans and client specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Installing and commissioning as per manufacturer's specifications for textile machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices and procedures for installing/commissioning are observed through out the tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used in the installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Installation to be carried out as per legislative requirements, manufacturer's specifications and industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All services are timeously connected as per installation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Machines are commissioned as follows:
  • Test and evaluate the machine against manufacturer's specifications.
  • Fine tune, check product and hand over as per manufacturer's and company standards. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant ETQA will accredit providers against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Range of tools and equipment required to perform a major repair or overhaul.
  • Procedures and sequences required to remove, strip, clean and assemble machines.
  • An advanced knowledge of trade or process theory. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, conducting visual and sound checks on machinery and a range of machine components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and as a member of a team where it is necessary to use hoisting equipment to move machines and when conducting major repairs and overhauls. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information relating to interpreting specifications and identifying machine make, model and numbers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the relationship of one component in a machine to another is clearly understood. Understand the importance of following the correct sequence in dismantling, reassembling, cleaning and on assessing machine components. 

    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 
    Because of the particular nature of this unit standard, it is essential that practical assessment evidence be obtained from on-the-job situations under normal workplace conditions. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48968   National Diploma: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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.
     
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