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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply retanning practices in leather 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243691  Apply retanning practices in leather 
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 2  NQF Level 02  36 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence against this standard will be able to apply and monitor fundamental controls relevant to leather manufacturing through reading and applying recipes, process sheets and standard operating procedures, identifying, measuring and applying chemicals, reading, applying and recording process applications and recording time accurately.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Applying start up procedures.
  • Applying preparation procedures.
  • Applying retanning procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification or equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applies to all retanning processes:
  • The processes of retanning include:

    > Wetting back.
    > Sammying.
    > Shaving.
    > Washing.
    > Re-chroming.
    > Neutralising.
    > Retanning.
    > Dyeing.
    > Fat liquoring.
    > Fixation.
    > Horse up.
    > Setting.
    > Drying.
    > Conditioning.
    > Milling.
    > Stacking (pallet).
  • The machines and equipment used in retanning will include:

    > Drums.
    > Sammying machine.
    > Shaving machine.
    > Horses (wooden/metal).
    > Setting machines.
    > Toggle, vacuum.
    > Hang, paste and drying machines.
    > Lab equipment.
  • The chemicals and materials used in retanning will include:

    > Surfactants.
    > Chrome sulphate.
    > Alkalies (mild).
    > Retanning agents.
    > Colouring agents.
    > Fat liquors.
    > Acids. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply start up procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Raw materials are weighed according to production plans and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drums are checked for cleanliness and are flushed out if necessary according to company specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required chemicals necessary for the process are safely prepared as required by the process to be run. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where applicable work instructions, job cards and company safety policies are adhered to as per company SOP. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply preparation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste is removed and machines are cleaned in accordance with legislated waste requirements and company polices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials and chemicals are stacked correctly in accordance with company specifications at work stations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply retanning procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hides are loaded and off-loaded according to laid down procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dye stuffs and chemicals are added safely and mixed correctly according to specified work instructions and company safety policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Start up and shut down times are recorded accurately in accordance with standard company reporting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Testing times and process times are recorded accurately in accordance with standard company reporting procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Learning programmes that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors who assess the competency of learners against this standard must be qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA must conduct moderation. All external moderation will be conducted at the discretion of the relative ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Recipe application.
  • Basic chemical characteristics and identification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to pattern cutting techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in establishing pattern parameters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information relating to material and construction type.
  • Organise the activities of oneself relative to others in a working environment in order to meet output deadlines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when identifying materials and equipment to be used and the range of patterns to be cut. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to use measuring and other equipment effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world of work as part of related systems in pattern production processes. 

    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  58227   National Certificate: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Processes  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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    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.