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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and conduct major repairs on machinery in the textile industry (wet processes) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116395  Diagnose and conduct major repairs on machinery in the textile industry (wet 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  60 
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 re-commission textile machinery (wet processes), source, acquire and control consumables for textile machinery (wet processes), develop maintenance schedules and design and innovation specifications for textile machinery (wet processes). Learners will also be able to select product design concepts and prove their design functionality as well as optimise machine performance. 

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 but will not be limited to:
  • Assembling.
  • Batch and continuous dyeing machines.
  • Batch and continuous finishing machines.
  • Batch and continuous preparation machines.
  • Batch and continuous printing machines.
  • Beams.
  • Carpet printing.
  • Engraved roller printing.
  • Film release transfer printing.
  • Flat bed printing.
  • Garment dyeing.
  • Hand printing.
  • Hank dyeing machines.
  • Ink jet printing.
  • Loose stock dyeing.
  • Jigs.
  • Melt dyeing.
  • Melt transfer printing.
  • Package dyeing.
  • Pad mangles.
  • Rotary printing.
  • Roving.
  • Semi-wet transfer printing.
  • Star frames.
  • Steaming.
  • Sublistatic printing.
  • Winches.
  • Wool scouring. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Re-commissioning textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Installation of re-commissioned textile machinery (wet processes) is planned and effectively implemented according to work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any shortfalls in re-commissioning textile machinery (wet processes) procedures is reported and actioned according to company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Sourcing, acquiring and controlling consumables for textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials for textile machinery (wet processes) is sourced according to company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials for textile machinery (wet processes) is acquired according to company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials for textile machinery (wet processes) is controlled according to company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Developing maintenance schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance schedules are developed appropriate to standard industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance schedules are implemented appropriate to standard industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any discrepancies in following maintenance schedules are reported to the appropriate person where appropriate standard reporting procedures are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of following maintenance schedules is clearly understood where standard maintenance practices are applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpreting design and innovation specifications for textile machinery (wet 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 5 
    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 such as cost and practicality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The recommendations provide evidence of design approaches, tests and conclusions according to production plans and client specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Optimising machine performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trends and new best practices are identified and applied according to international and industry benchmarks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Such trends are effectively implemented in order to optimise the performance of textile machinery (wet processes) according to company legislation methods. 


    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 COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with agencies, suppliers and production staff. 

    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 
    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  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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