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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret quality elements and enhance quality systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116404  Interpret quality elements and enhance quality systems 
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 core category of the NQF Level 5 National Diploma in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to identify and describe quality control procedures, apply, monitor and measure quality principles as well as identify areas for improvement to enhance the quality system. Learners will also be able to train and develop others as well as evaluate quality systems. 

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. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Quality systems will relate to any national or international recognised quality systems. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identifying and describing quality control procedures in the industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Procedures for examining quality control systems are identified and described in terms of industry practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Procedures for controlling quality within the industry are identified and described in terms of industry standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Administrative requirements and structure of quality systems are identified and described in terms of specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The explanation outlines, identification of work instructions and specifications as found within the industry. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Applying, monitoring and measuring quality principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The demonstration confirms, according to company policies and procedures, internal audits and external audits of quality systems are conducted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The explanation outlines, all audits on quality are conducted in accordance with industry procedures and processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Data collected on audits is recorded and analysed in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Incidents of non-conformance are identified and action is taken to rectify these in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Severity of non-conformance is assessed against compliance procedures and suitable action is taken. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identifying areas for improvement to enhance the quality system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Sampling plans and methods, and testing and inspection methods are described in terms of suitability for monitoring quality at various stages and according to company and industry practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Quality control charts are prepared and implemented to monitor quality according to company and industry practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Data and results of quality monitoring are analysed and interpreted in relation to specific requirements and recorded according to company and industry practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Procedures for enhancing and ensuring compliance of quality systems to specified requirements are examined and implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Quality systems are established, improved and modernised on an ongoing basis applying laid down industry specifications and requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Training and developing others. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Learners are trained extensively in accordance with laid down procedures pertaining to quality systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Those trained are developed in the field of quality systems in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Evaluating quality systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Quality systems are evaluated extensively in accordance with industry norms and international benchmarks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Any shortfalls in quality systems are rectified promptly where industry norms and international benchmarks are applied. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the HET band or the relevant ETQA will accredit providers against this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • The purpose and importance of maintaining a quality management system on the industry.
  • Conducting quality audits.
  • Techniques of sampling and quality checking. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where areas for improvement to quality systems needs to be identified and appropriate suggestions made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally or in writing so that required suggestions for improvement can be made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology where sampling or testing of quality systems needs to be carried out. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems as they apply to quality 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
    Core  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.
     
    NONE 



    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.