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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain advanced clothing machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116410  Maintain advanced clothing 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 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 identify and react to faults and conduct running maintenance to advanced clothing machinery. Learners are also able to strip and assemble, diagnose and conduct repairs, conduct overhauls and design and innovate advanced clothing machinery and evaluate characteristics of a new range of machines. 

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:
Electronically controlled / CNC machines used will include but not be limited to:
  • Pocket setters.
  • Long seamers.
  • Automatic sergers.
  • Programmable pattern stitchers.

    Specialised equipment will include but not be limited to:
  • Fusing machines.
  • Steaming equipment.
  • Fabric / garment transport systems.

    Specialised equipment used for a particular purpose will include but not be limited to:
  • Electrics.
  • Electronics.
  • Robotics.
  • Pneumatics.
  • Electro pneumatics.
  • Numerical control or PLC or a combination of the above. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identifying and reacting to faults found in advanced clothing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation outlines, causes of advanced clothing machine faults are identified and corrective action chosen according to specified industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration confirms corrective reaction is prioritised in relation to production schedules and resource restraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration confirms, advanced clothing machines are tested for faults, in accordance with manufacturers service manual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conducting running maintenance to advanced clothing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, routine maintenance is carried out according to maintenance schedules and industry specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation outlines the procedures for conducting routine and running maintenance, according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation indicates timing and frequency of routine and running maintenance according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation identifies advanced clothing machine sections and parts requiring routine and running maintenance, according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The demonstration confirms routine and running maintenance records are kept according to specified industry requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Stripping and assembling advanced clothing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, mechanism or component is removed and / or disassembled according to manufacturers procedures to enable replacement or repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration confirms, stripping is carried out according to manufacturers and / or workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mechanism or component is reassembled and / or replaced on the advanced clothing machine according to manufacturers and / or workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation outlines, the procedures to follow when stripping and / or reassembling advanced clothing machinery, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The evaluation outlines, stripping and assembling are prioritised in relation to production schedule and resource constraints. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conducting repairs to advanced clothing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, advanced repairs are carried out according to manufacturers and / or industry specific criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The mechanism or component is assessed for replacement or repair according to manufacturers and / or industry specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The repaired mechanism or component is reset and / or tuned to operate according to machine specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation outlines, advanced repair action is prioritised in relation to production schedules and resource constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The demonstration confirms, records of advanced repairs are completed and kept according to workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Diagnosing and repairing advanced clothing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable advanced clothing machinery to be repaired according to industry and maintenance specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advanced clothing machinery 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 advanced clothing machinery are described and followed in accordance with enterprise policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Conducting overhauls of advanced clothing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Advanced clothing machinery is cleaned externally, all and any connection lines are disconnected and covered, and the machinery is placed in the appropriate place for overhaul in accordance with production plans and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advanced clothing machinery is dismantled, cleaned and components are checked for wear and damage and assessed for further use in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components unsuitable for further use are replaced with approved replacement parts, and / or faults are rectified according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advanced clothing machinery is reassembled following the procedure prescribed by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The overhauled machinery is installed in the workplace following the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The re-installed machinery is tested and checked, and any faults are rectified according to prescribed specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safe working practices for conducting an overhaul are observed throughout the tasks where safety legislation and company safety policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Designing and innovating advanced clothing machinery. 

    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 8 
    Evaluating the characteristics of a new range of machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purposes of new machines are motivated according to the needs of the factory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Comparisons and contrasts are made for advantages using features and benefits. 


    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 an advanced repair or overhaul.
  • Procedures and sequences required to remove, strip, clean and assemble advanced machines. 

  • 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 advanced machinery and a range of advanced machine components. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information relating to interpreting specifications. 

    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 advanced 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 


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