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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform manual processes in the cutting room 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243707  Perform manual processes in the cutting room 
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 
This unit standard will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the CTFL manufacturing industries, specifically in the clothing industry. This unit standard will provide the learner to cut and prepare materials.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing materials for cutting.
  • Preparing machines, equipment and tools.
  • Performing operations on cut work.
  • Applying safety standards when operating machines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are required to demonstrate fundamental competencies, specified below, at ABET Level 4 or NQF 1.

    Learners must be able to:
  • Speak, read and write in English.
  • Do basic mathematic calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the calculation of areas, volumes and quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard applies to the clothing sector:
  • The learner will be assessed on all manual operations performed in the Cutting Room of a clothing manufacturer and shall include, spreading, ply numbering, fusing and sorting and packing cut work.
  • The learner will be assessed on all the machines associated with manual operations in the cutting room and can include automatic and manual spreading machines, ticketing, soabar and stamping machines, strip and small part fusing machines.
  • Basic maintenance and machine set up functions shall include, cleaning, checking, adjusting and reporting machine faults performed according to correct method, time and quality standards, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • The correct method, time and quality standards for all manual cutting room operations must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • An efficiency level of 80% for each manual cutting room operation must be achieved and maintained for one week.
  • Fabric types can include wovens, non-wovens and knits. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare materials for cutting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are correctly identified and checked against a worksheet/specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material discrepancies are identified and rectified or reported on, according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A cutting table is prepared according to the supplied marker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Splicing positions are correctly marked according to lay plan or marker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fabric plies are laid according to lay plan and marker length using appropriate equipment and tools, and according to required quality standards (fabric tension, edge alignment, splicing, end allowances) method and time standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare machines, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machines, machine parts, equipment and tools relevant to manual cutting room operations are identified and listed and functions are correctly described, as specified in relevant equipment manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Machines, equipment and tools are cleaned regularly according to standard company practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machine and equipment faults are identified, basic maintenance is performed to rectify faults and major faults are reported, according to relevant equipment manuals standard company practice and quality standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform operations on cut work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cut work is sorted, tied, packed and placed in appropriate bins or workstations for subsequent operations in the cutting room or sewing floor in accordance with bundle list. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cut work is accurately ply numbered according to required method, quality and time standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cut work is fused according to correct quality standards (temperature, pressure, bonding, accuracy) method and time standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety standards when operating machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct safety procedures are demonstrated when operating and controlling machines, equipment and tools, in line with equipment specifications and company safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace Health and Safety Rules and procedures are described and adhered to as determined by company health & safety policies and procedures and safety legislation. 


    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 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Cutting Room equipment.
  • Cutting Room documentation, lay plans and markers.
  • Health and Safety Procedures and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace and equipment to be used.
  • Basic machine settings and maintenance procedures related to cutting room equipment.
  • Techniques of using basic tools.
  • Basic fabric and fuse types, properties, characteristics and costs.
  • Techniques to reduce wastage eg end losses, remnants, splicing, shading.
  • Quality standards applicable to the cutting room.
  • Cutting Room processes.
  • Fabric flaws. 

  • 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 equipment maintenance, fabric flaws, splicing and quality related issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team meeting quality and time standards during manual operations in the cutting room. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions to adjust practices to meet different specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing when reading lay plans and work sheets and asking questions to clarify verbal and written instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when operating a range of equipment in the cutting room. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems thereby understanding the inter-relationship between cutting room processes as part of the manufacturing pipeline. 

    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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