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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Cover prepared frame using basic upholstery hand tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117150  Cover prepared frame using basic upholstery hand tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
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 2  NQF Level 02  32 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to cover a prepared frame using basic upholstery hand tools in a safe manner and in line with standards.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing tools for covering.
  • Selecting and preparing components for covering.
  • Performing and completing covering operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in basic numeracy and literacy equivalent to ABET Level 4. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to the National Certificate in Furniture Making, NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements may include but are not limited to:
  • Specification: written; oral; fabric type; fabric size; fabric colour.
  • Queries regarding: omissions; errors; unclear information.
  • Equipment and tools: tack hammer; staple gun; staple remover; upholstery shears; wheel or mini fabric cutter.
  • Components: prepared fabric covering components.
  • Frames: basic frames, unexposed.
  • Secure: fixing; tension.
  • Covering techniques: normal; visual pleating.
  • Problems: marks; incorrect alignment; incorrect tension; incorrect positioning.
  • Planned interruptions: tea breaks; lunch breaks; toilet; training; setting up.
  • Unplanned interruptions: breakdowns; power failure; materials shortfalls; identification of product fault.
  • Quality checks: output against specification and storage of output; customer requirements.
  • Relevant action: reporting; recording; rectifying.
  • Production requirements: location and quality control. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare tools for covering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specification is checked and the work to be carried out is organised accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any queries regarding the specification are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and tools are identified and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and tools are checked to be operational and in required condition for safe and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Components selected are checked with specification and are correct and free of faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Any equipment or tools not to specification are rectified, replaced or reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and prepare components for covering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components selected are checked with specification and are correct and free of faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any components not to specification are rectified, replaced or reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Performing and completing covering operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selected components are accurately positioned onto prepared frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Covering components are cut to fit prepared frame to be covered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cover is firmly and accurately secured onto frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components are sewn in correct sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Seams are neat and sewn according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stapling is performed accurately and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Bottom cloth is firmly and accurately secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Visual appearance of covered item conforms to specification and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Any problems with the covering are rectified or reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Upholstered item is placed in a designated location according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The operations are performed safely and within the time allocated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA.

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. How to read and interpret specifications.
    2. Setting out of equipment and tools for effective use.
    3. The range, scope and use of basic upholstery hand tools.
    4. Different types of fabrics and their uses.
    5. How to position and fit covers.
    6. Cutting requirements for covers.
    7. Securing methods and when to use each.
    8. Troubleshooting and problems which may occur.
    9. A sound understanding of relevant health and safety requirements.
    10. A broad understanding of quality and performance issues including:
  • Importance of quality and performance standards.
  • Importance of organised workstation.
  • Types of interruptions which occur, and how to handle them.
  • Importance of quality checks.
  • Understanding of tolerances.
  • Dealing with deviations to acceptable tolerances.
  • Use and completing of documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when covering the prepared upholstery frames. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others when selecting equipment and tools for final covering process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when performing the final covering operations that they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    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  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49091   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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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