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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce footwear patterns 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243690  Produce footwear patterns 
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 Footwear Manufacturing formal sector working in, or who wish to work in the Pattern department of a footwear factory. Learners assessed as competent against this standard will be capable of:
  • Selecting the materials and equipment required to produce footwear patterns.
  • Producing a mean forme for closed back footwear.
  • Producing a standard for closed back footwear.
  • Producing all relevant patterns as shown on the standard. 

  • 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 standard applies to the Footwear sector.

    Operations may include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparation and covering of a last.
  • Production of a mean forme.
  • Conversion to base pattern or standard.
  • Application of design detail.
  • Pattern dissection. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select the materials and equipment required to produce footwear patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant materials are listed and described as required for pattern production processes applied in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are listed and described for pattern production according to job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Produce a mean forme for closed back footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lasts are covered with appropriate material and centre lines are cut through as required for the production of formes in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Half formes are removed, flattened and cut out as required for the production of a two dimensional mean forme in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A mean forme is produced from 2 half formes as required for the production of patterns in terms of design specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a standard for closed back footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate allowances and restrictions are added as necessary for pattern production as required for manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specified design lines, stitching detail and construction information required for pattern production is added according to style specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce all relevant patterns as shown on the standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant construction allowances are added and a set of patterns is produced according to design details on the standard and relevant job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant marker slots and location aids are added to appropriate patterns as required for product assembly according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A sample ticket for prototype production is developed according to job the specification. 


    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:
  • The names and functions of the materials and equipment used in pattern production.
  • Material and equipment specifications.
  • The outer, intermediate and inner parts of footwear uppers and bottoms.
  • Types of patterns required for specific upper and bottom constructions.
  • The names and purpose of various shoe parts and how they fit together.
  • Techniques used to produce patterns including springing and deadening.
  • Allowances and restrictions used in pattern production.
  • Work instructions and standard operating procedures applicable to pattern production processes.
  • Relevant health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. 

  • 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. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    58. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    59. IWT Abrasives 
    60. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    61. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    63. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    64. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    66. LFS DESIGNS 
    67. Lilunzo Creations 
    68. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    70. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    71. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    72. Master Patterns by Rona 
    73. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    74. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    75. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    76. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    77. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    78. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    79. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    80. National Braiding Industries 
    81. National Workplace 
    82. NDIMASE TRADING 
    83. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    84. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    85. Northlink College Cape Town 
    86. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    87. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    88. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Phala Projects cc 
    90. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    91. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    92. Prilla 
    93. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    94. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    95. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    96. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    97. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    98. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    101. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    102. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    103. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    104. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    105. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    106. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    107. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    108. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    109. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    110. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    111. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    112. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    113. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    115. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    116. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    117. Tshwane North College 
    118. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    119. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    120. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    121. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Umbuso Training Services 
    123. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    124. Valoworx 278 
    125. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    126. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    127. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
    128. ZA GEAR 



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