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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Join component parts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243684  Join component parts 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10924  Join component parts  Level 2  NQF Level 02  30  Complete 

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 with the necessary knowledge to understand how to join parts and how to utilize the necessary operating machines to do so.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing and setting sewing machines for specific sewing operations.
  • Performing basic routine maintenance functions.
  • Identifying and preparing and sew product parts.
  • Applying safety standards when operating machines.
  • Inspecting and disposing of product parts and completing administrative documentation. 

  • 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 number of machines on which a learner will be assessed will be three, which must include a single needle lockstitch (flat) machine, a safety/overlock machine and one specialised machine.
  • Basic maintenance and machine set up functions will include, but not be limited to, changing needles, changing pressure feet, adjusting tensions, changing and adjusting attachments, cleaning, checking oil levels etc.
  • Four operations can be selected from any flat and safety/overlock operation, performed on any garment type, manufactured in the company where the learner is employed. One operation is to be selected from any one specialised machine.
  • Work aids, attachments, needles and thread must be appropriate for the selected operations.
  • The correct method, time and quality standards for cleaning, setting up, threading and adjusting the machine must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • An efficiency level of 80% for each of the five operations must be achieved and maintained for one week.
  • The efficiency level of 80% may be reduced to 65% in companies producing fashion garments with repeated style changes.
  • The correct method, time and quality standards for joining component parts must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • Fabric types can include wovens, non-wovens and knits. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and set sewing machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate work aids and attachments for specific sewing operations are identified, selected and attached using correct tools according to operation type and quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct needle type/s are selected and inserted according to operations, thread and fabric types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct thread type is selected and machine is treaded according to the machine, operation, needle and fabric being used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tension controls are adjusted according to fabric and thread type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Stitch width and density is adjusted according to customer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform basic routine maintenance functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machines are cleaned regularly according to standard company practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Machine and stitching faults are identified, basic maintenance is performed to rectify faults and major faults are reported according to relevant equipment manuals, standard company practice and reporting procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, prepare and sew product parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Product parts are identified by colour, size and shape of cut part according to bundle list. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between parts is demonstrated so that parts fit together according to required operation breakdown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product parts are correctly identified according to the ticket information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Product parts are prepared and placed at work area according to method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Product parts are picked up, aligned and sewed together according to the required method, quality, and time standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety standards when operating sewing machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct safety procedures are demonstrated when operating and controlling sewing machines according to 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. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Inspect and dispose of completed product parts and complete administrative documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults are identified and rectified using appropriate methods and tools according to customer quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Joined parts are disposed according to correct method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is completed and output recorded according to company systems and 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:
  • Basic machine parts, functions, attachments, work aids and tools.
  • Machine control methods.
  • Health and Safety Procedures and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace and equipment to be used.
  • Basic machine settings - needles, threading, tension control, stitch width and stitch density.
  • Basic machine maintenance procedures.
  • Techniques of using basic tools.
  • Shapes and sizes of product parts.
  • Basic sewing methods and time standards.
  • Quality standards applicable to machine settings and a range of sewing operations.
  • Basic understanding of material, fusing and trim properties, characteristics and behaviour during sewing operations, including right and wrong side, faults, grain, fusing etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when identifying, analysing and rectifying machine and sewing related faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team when joining component parts so that the production line's quality and time standards are achieved and downtime is minimised. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and ones activities whilst planning to meet required method and quality standards and achieving targets.
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions when selecting appropriate work aids, attachments, needles and thread for specific operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing when receiving instructions and information and asking questions relevant to specific sewing operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology when selecting adjusting and using equipment and tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems when considering one's own operation in relation to other sewing and manufacturing operations. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10924, "Join component parts", Level 2, 30 credits. 

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



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