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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Press finished garments and ensure the dispatch thereof 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243698  Press finished garments and ensure the dispatch thereof 
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 effectively press and dispatch garments.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing equipment and finished garments for pressing and performing a range of pressing operations.
  • Inspecting and disposing of finished garments and completing administrative documentation.
  • Identifying and preparing finished garments and equipment for despatching operations.
  • Performing a range of despatching operations according to specified method, quality and time standards.
  • Apply safety standards when operating pressing and despatching equipment and tools and perform basic maintenance. 

  • 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:
  • Final pressing equipment that a learner will be assessed on will include a hand iron and a buck press, (legger, topper or other), carousel, blower or vapour press.
  • Equipment used for despatching operations may include folding, bagging, strapping machines, kimble guns.
  • Despatching operations shall include all operations (tagging, folding, bagging, sorting, picking and packing) required to despatch one garment type.
  • Pressing operations will include:
    > one final pressing operation using a hand steam iron.
    > wo final pressing operations using a buck press.
    > one final pressing operation using specialised pressing equipment.
  • Basic maintenance and machine set up functions shall include, but not limited to cleaning, checking steam and pressure settings, monitoring electrical cords and connections etc.
  • The correct method and time and quality standards for pressing and despatching finished garments must be applied, as determined by company and recognised industry standards.
  • An efficiency level of 80% for each of the four pressing operations and despatching 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.
  • Garment types can be any outer or underwear garment.
  • Fabric types can include wovens, non-wovens and knits. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare equipment and finished garments for pressing and perform a range of pressing operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate pressing equipment is identified and selected according to the quality and method requirements of specified pressing operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Temperature and pressure control on pressing equipment are set according to fabric type, pressing operation and quality standards required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Finished garments are prepared and laid out according to specific methods and quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Finished garments are pressed using appropriate pressing equipment according to specific method, quality and time standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect and dispose of finished garments 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 
    Completed garments are disposed of according to correct method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is completed and output recorded according to company systems and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and prepare finished garments and equipment for despatching operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate despatching equipment and tools are identified and selected according to the quality and method requirements of specified despatching operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation required to tag, fold, bag, sort, pick and pack finished garments is identified and selected according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Finished garments, equipment and consumables for tagging, folding, bagging, sorting, picking and packing are prepared according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform a range of despatching operations according to specified method, quality and time standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Garments are tagged using appropriate price tickets, stickers and/or swing tags and tools according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Garments are folded and/or bagged or boxed using correct tools according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Garments are sorted according to customer size and colour requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Garments are picked for packing according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Garments are packed and sealed in an appropriate container according to customer packing instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Packing slips and labelling are completed according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Documentation recording output is completed according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply safety standards when operating pressing and despatching equipment and tools and perform basic maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct safety procedures are demonstrated when operating pressing and despatching equipment 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. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machines and equipment are cleaned regularly according to relevant equipment manuals and standard company practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    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. 


    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:
  • Pressing and despatching equipment, functions, attachments, work aids and tools.
  • Health and Safety procedures and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace and equipment to be used.
  • Basic equipment settings.
  • Basic machine maintenance procedures.
  • Techniques of using basic tools.
  • Basic pressing and despatch methods and time standards.
  • Quality standards for pressing and despatching.
  • Basic understanding of material and trim properties, characteristics and behaviour during pressing operations.
  • Documentation required for despatching operations. 

  • 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 pressing and despatching faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team when pressing garments or despatching 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 and setting appropriate equipment. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when selecting adjusting temperature and pressure settings and using pressing and despatching 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 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 
    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. Junit Manufacturers Cc 
    66. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    67. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    68. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    70. LFS DESIGNS 
    71. Lilunzo Creations 
    72. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    73. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    74. Majuba TVET College 
    75. Malkai Devrani Holding (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. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    81. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    82. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    83. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    84. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    85. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    86. National Braiding Industries 
    87. National Workplace 
    88. NDIMASE TRADING 
    89. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    90. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
    91. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    92. Northlink College Cape Town 
    93. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    94. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    95. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Phala Projects cc 
    97. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    98. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    99. Prilla 
    100. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    101. Qualitas Career Academy Newcastle Pty Ltd 
    102. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    103. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    104. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    105. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    106. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    108. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    109. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    110. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    111. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    112. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    113. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    114. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    115. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    116. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    117. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    118. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    119. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    120. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    121. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    123. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    124. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    125. Tshwane North College 
    126. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    128. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    129. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Umbuso Training Services 
    131. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    132. Valoworx 278 
    133. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    134. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    135. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
    136. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    137. ZA GEAR 



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