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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply tanning practices in leather 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243683  Apply tanning 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 administer the leather manufacturing process through recording manually or using computers, administering reporting and filing procedures, retrieving relevant information, ordering documentation and requisitions and distributing documentation to relevant personnel.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Applying start-up procedures.
  • Applying preparation procedures.
  • Applying loading procedures.
  • Applying chemical addition procedures.
  • Applying time recording procedures. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applies to chrome, chrome free and vegetable processes.
  • The processes of tanning include:

    > Soaking procedures.
    > Liming procedures.
    > Fleshing/Splitting procedures.
    > De-liming procedures.
    > Bating procedures.
    > Pickling procedures.
    > Tanning procedures.
    > Basification procedures.
    > Trimming procedures.
  • The machines and equipment used in tanning will include:

    > Paddle.
    > Tristar.
    > Drum.
    > Lab equipment.
  • The chemicals and materials used in tanning will include:

    > Hides, skins, game, ostrich, reptiles, fish etc.
    > Water.
    > Acids.
    > Alkalies.
    > Emulsifiers.
    > Fat liquors.
    > Salts.
    > Bactericides/fungicides.
    > Enzymes.
    > Tanning agents.
    > Detergents.
    > Aldehydes.
    > Vegetable tanning. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply start up procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leaks in drums are checked and noted according to manufacturers' specifications where appropriate action is taken as stated in the SOP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety procedures are met in compliance with safety legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply preparation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hides are weighed accurately according to company methodologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chemicals are weighed accurately according to company methodologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water is measured accurately according to company methodologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Temperatures are maintained as per process specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply loading procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hides and skins are loaded according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water is added according to set procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply chemical addition procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chemicals are added according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Salts are added according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Acids are added according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chrome is added according to set procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply time recording procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Time is recorded as per process sheet specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time directives and specifications are adhered to as spelt in the company SOP. 


    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 Learner should demonstrate understanding of:
  • The sequence of processes.
  • Hide identification (types and origin).
  • Successful soaking ie re-hydration, washing and cleaning. 

  • 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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2017-10-26  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.
     
    1. AGB Finance 
    2. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
    3. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    5. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    7. BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd (Port Elizabeth) 
    8. Beaches Clothing Cc 
    9. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
    10. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    11. Belgotex Floorcoverings Pty Ltd 
    12. Berg River Textiles Pty Ltd 
    13. Boland College Head Office 
    14. Bonenhle Investments 
    15. Braitex / Tensilon Pty Ltd (Cape) 
    16. Braitex/ Tensilon Pty Ltd (Springs) 
    17. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
    18. BRITS TEXTILES (Atlantis) 
    19. Bsn Medical Pty Ltd 
    20. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
    21. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    22. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
    23. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    24. Capricorn TVET College 
    25. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    26. Celrose (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Changing Women 
    29. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    31. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    34. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Divine Shoes 
    36. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    37. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    38. Egsibit Training and Development 
    39. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    40. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    41. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    43. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Falke Hosiery 
    45. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    48. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    49. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
    50. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 
    51. Hextex 
    52. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    53. I Care Resource Centre 
    54. Ilitha Labantu 
    55. Impela Trading cc 
    56. Impregnation Web Technology T/A Drycoat (Pty) Ltd 
    57. INTERMASIKO CC 
    58. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    59. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    60. IWT Abrasives 
    61. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    62. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    64. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    65. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    67. LFS DESIGNS 
    68. Lilunzo Creations 
    69. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    71. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    72. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    73. Master Patterns by Rona 
    74. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    75. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    76. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    77. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    78. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    79. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    80. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    81. National Braiding Industries 
    82. National Workplace 
    83. NDIMASE TRADING 
    84. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    85. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    86. Northlink College Cape Town 
    87. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    88. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Phala Projects cc 
    91. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    92. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    93. Prilla 
    94. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    95. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    96. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    97. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    98. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    99. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    102. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    103. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    104. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    105. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    106. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    107. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    108. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    109. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    110. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    111. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    112. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    113. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    114. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    116. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    117. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    118. Tshwane North College 
    119. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    120. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    121. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    122. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Umbuso Training Services 
    124. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    125. Valoworx 278 
    126. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    127. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    128. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
    129. ZA GEAR 



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