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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and control a textile manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243710  Operate and control a textile manufacturing process 
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 is specifically for learners in the Textile Manufacturing formal sector working in, or who wish to work in inspection processes in a relevant factory. Learners assessed as competent against this standard will be capable of:
  • Preparing machinery, equipment and materials for processing.
  • Operating equipment and controlling production process.
  • Identifying and recording faults in line with the relevant inspection and grading system. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is applicable to inspection processes within the Textile sector. Operations may include, but are not limited to:
  • Finished goods, Inspection and grading
  • Inspection of greige goods plus any two of the following:
    > off rolling machine.
    > Brushing and cropping machine.
    > Plating (folding) machine.
    > Wrapping machine.
    > Batching machine.
    > Sewing machine (seam sewing). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare machinery, equipment and materials for processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant process specifications are obtained and interpreted according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-start procedures and checks are carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Input material is checked against process specifications and reject non-conforming materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process machines are set to relevant specifications to suit process materials and process operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate equipment and control production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machines are started up and operated to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process material is loaded/unloaded to maintain continuous production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process operations are monitored and adjusted to ensure optimum production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machine, process and product faults are identified and the corrective action implemented within lines of authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shift changeover procedures are followed according to relevant operating standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and record faults in line with the relevant inspection and grading system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Process material inspection is conducted and faults identified accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant inspection information is recorded both manually and/or electronically using correct codes or references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspected material is graded according to relevant Grading System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All applicable mendable faults are identified and amended according to correct procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Severe or specified types of faults are reported immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All relevant process/production records are reported according to typical 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 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Inspection systems to be used according to type of materials.
  • The operations, part names and functions of the process machinery.
  • Work instructions and process specifications.
  • Manual or electronic inspection recording system.
  • The characteristics of products that are inspected including end uses.
  • The names, causes and effects of product faults.
  • Relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The role of the Inspection Department to both the Process Departments and the Customer. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems so that faults and specific maintenance requirements can be identified and rectified. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that operational requirements are maintained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize one's activities to assist in the implementation of Production Plans and to ensure that procedures involved in preparing and starting up, running and shutting down are followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Analyse, and critically evaluate where applicable, operational work instructions, procedures, specifications and quality control information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to ensure the sufficient flow of raw materials to machines and to storage is executed according to plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health and safety of others. 

    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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    46. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
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    52. Goldfields TVET College 
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    54. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
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    57. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 
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    92. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
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    94. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
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    98. Mukwevho Training and Development 
    99. National Workplace 
    100. NDIMASE TRADING 
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    108. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
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    143. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    144. Udumo Services & Projects 
    145. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    146. UL Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    148. Umlozi Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
    150. Uyabusisa Arts and Development Pty Ltd 
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    153. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
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    156. Wilratty Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
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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.