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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and make patterns for sewn products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243685  Design and make patterns for sewn products 
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 with the necessary skills and knowledge to design and make patterns for sewn products, including all the various processes in design preparation.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the processes involved in the design and development of a sewn product.
  • Identifying customer needs, completing product specifications and completing basic technical drawings.
  • Identifying and using design, development and pattern making tools.
  • Taking body measurements and reading basic size charts.
  • Drafting basic blocks and making basic patterns.
  • Compiling basic specifications and basic cost sheets. 

  • 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 basic blocks to be drafted are four and the blocks should cover the upper body (including sleeves) and the lower body.
  • The number of patterns to be completed are four and can be for any mens, ladies or kiddies outwear or underwear garment.
  • Patterns should include features which demonstrate an understanding of the following techniques:
    > Large parts - seaming, proportion, balance.
    > Addition and disposal of fullness.
    > Small parts - collars, cuffs, waistbands, pockets etc.
    > Edge finishes - openings, hems, facings etc.
  • Tools for design, development and pattern making can include, but are not limited to scissors, tape measures, rulers, set square, awl, pattern notcher, pencils, computers.
  • The correct method, time and quality standards for drafting basic blocks and patterns must be applied as determined by customer, company and recognised industry standards.
  • Fabric types can include wovens, non-wovens and knits. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the processes involved in the design and development of a sewn product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The stages and processes involved in design and product development are listed and described according to standard practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The personnel involved in design and product development are identified according to their various functions and contributions to the design process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify customer needs and product specifications and complete basic technical drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customer needs for specific product types are identified and documented according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specification sheets for specific products are interpreted according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Annotated basic technical drawings for specific products are completed according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, use and apply safety standards to design, development and pattern making tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools for designing, developing and making patterns for sewn products are identified, selected and used according to required quality, time and methods standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct safety procedures are demonstrated when using designing, and pattern making tools according to equipment specifications and company safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workplace Health and Safety rules and procedures are described and adhered to according to company health and safety policies and procedures and safety legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Take body measurements and read basic size charts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant and accurate body and garment measurements are taken according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurements are recorded and variations noted according to customer size charts and specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Draft basic blocks and make patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic blocks are drafted using specified construction techniques and according to required measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic patterns are made using basic blocks and specified construction techniques, according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Compile basic specifications and basic cost sheets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Component parts (fabric, trims, construction processes etc) for specific products are identified and listed according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specifications for specific products are accurately completed according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specifications are given to sample department and samples are produced according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic cost sheets are completed for specific product types according to company 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:
  • Functions and techniques for using tools required for drawing, designing and making patterns.
  • Anatomical proportions (body and garment measurements and reading sizing charts).
  • Terminology and processes used in design, development & pattern making.
  • Pattern making mathematical techniques.
  • Basic understanding of material and trim properties, characteristics and behaviour related to sewing operations and pattern making processes.
  • Quality standards relating to customer requirements, design, development and pattern making including implications of non-conformance to specification.
  • Garment construction related to specific environment including equipment, work aids and methods.
  • Basic costing principles.
  • Techniques for completing technical drawing, specification sheets and technical packages.
  • Health and Safety procedures and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace and tools to be used. 

  • 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 analysing and rectifying design and pattern problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Identify and solve problems when analysing and rectifying design and pattern problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and ones activities whilst planning to meet required method and quality standards and achieving deadlines.
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions when interpreting customer requirements and translating into specifications and patterns. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing when identifying customer requirements and completing specifications and technical packages. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when selecting and using tools for design, product development and pattern making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems when considering design and pattern making techniques and the effect of different methods of garment construction in the manufacturing process. 

    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. 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. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Divine Shoes 
    37. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    38. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    39. Egsibit Training and Development 
    40. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    41. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    42. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    44. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Falke Hosiery 
    47. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    50. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    51. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
    52. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 
    53. Hextex 
    54. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    55. I Care Resource Centre 
    56. Ilitha Labantu 
    57. Impela Trading cc 
    58. Impregnation Web Technology T/A Drycoat (Pty) Ltd 
    59. INTERMASIKO CC 
    60. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    61. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    62. IWT Abrasives 
    63. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    64. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    66. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    67. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    68. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    69. LFS DESIGNS 
    70. Lilunzo Creations 
    71. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    72. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    73. Majuba TVET College 
    74. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    75. Mantombana Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    76. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    77. Master Patterns by Rona 
    78. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    80. MFISA 
    81. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    82. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    83. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    84. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    85. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    86. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    87. National Braiding Industries 
    88. National Workplace 
    89. NDIMASE TRADING 
    90. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    91. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    92. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
    93. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    94. Northlink College Cape Town 
    95. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    96. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    97. Organet Contracting and Development 
    98. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Phala Projects cc 
    100. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    101. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    102. Prilla 
    103. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    104. Qualitas Career Academy Newcastle Pty Ltd 
    105. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    106. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    107. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    108. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    109. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    112. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    113. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    114. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    115. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    116. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    117. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    118. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    119. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    120. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    121. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    122. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    123. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    124. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    126. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    127. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    128. Tshwane North College 
    129. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    131. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    132. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    133. Umbuso Training Services 
    134. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    135. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    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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