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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply cutting practices to leather 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243699  Apply cutting practices to 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 apply and monitor fundamental controls relevant to leather manufacturing through reading and applying recipes, process sheets and standard operating procedures, identifying, measuring and applying chemicals, reading, applying and recording process applications and recording time accurately.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Receiving and inspecting leather.
  • Measuring, assessing and marking hides.
  • Selecting and laying out setups, tools and equipment.
  • Operating cutting department machines.
  • Counting, stacking and batching components.
  • Completing cutting schedules, job cards and quality assurance. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applies to chrome, chrome free and vegetable processes.
  • The processes in cutting include:
    > Measuring.
    > Hide marking.
    > Storing.
    > Issuing.
    > Cutting.
    > Inspecting.
    > Identification marking (foil stamp / labeling).
    > Laminating.
    > Perforating.
    > Dry splitting.
    > Packing.
    > Auditing.
    > Despatching.
  • The machines and equipment used in cutting will include:
    > Cutting press.
    > Measuring machines.
    > Cutting knives.
    > Substance gauge.
    > Cutting boards.
    > Dry splitter.
    > Hot foil-stamping machines.
    > Perforating machines.
    > Laminating machines.
    > Bag sealing machines.
    > Labeling guns.
    > Inspection / marking tables.
    > Templates.
  • The chemicals and materials used in cutting will include:
    > Finished leather.
    > Chalk.
    > Laminating foam.
    > Boxes.
    > Glue guns.
    > Crates.
    > Labels.
    > Foil strips. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Receive and inspect leather. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leather is received in accordance with production plans for cutting processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Leather is inspected in accordance with customer specifications for scratches, marks and any blemishes and defects according to customer criteria manual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure, assess and mark hides. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hides are measured for size and substance using appropriate tools, patterns and customer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The quality of hides is assessed in accordance with customer quality specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hides are appropriately marked applying standard company marking procedures and work instructions for further cutting processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and lay out setups, tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools for cutting processes are selected and laid out in compliance with stipulated work instructions and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cutting equipment is used safely and according to manufacturer's specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate cutting department machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are loaded onto the appropriate machines according to manufacturer's specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cutting equipment is utilised safely and according to manufacturers specifications and standard operating. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Count, stack and batch components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leather components are stacked according to standard company procedures and production plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Leather components are counted according to standard company procedures and production plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Leather components are batched according to standard company procedures and production plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stacking, counting and batching figures are recorded accurately according to company specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete cutting schedules, job cards and quality assurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leather cutting jobs are completed successfully within timeframes and according to job cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job schedules are completed timorously and correctly according to laid down job schedule specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-conformance to cutting processes is reported on immediately in compliance with specified 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 
    The Learner should demonstrate understanding of:
  • Defect knowledge.
  • Marking knowledge.
  • Various patterns knowledge.
  • Product knowledge.
  • Customers requirements and specifications.
  • Schedules and job cards. 

  • 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.
     
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    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. Falke Hosiery 
    46. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    49. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    50. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
    51. HERMANUS CLOTHING MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 
    52. Hextex 
    53. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    54. I Care Resource Centre 
    55. Ilitha Labantu 
    56. Impela Trading cc 
    57. Impregnation Web Technology T/A Drycoat (Pty) Ltd 
    58. INTERMASIKO CC 
    59. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    60. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    61. IWT Abrasives 
    62. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    63. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    65. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    66. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    68. LFS DESIGNS 
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    70. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    72. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    73. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    74. Master Patterns by Rona 
    75. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    77. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    78. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    79. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    80. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    81. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    82. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    83. National Braiding Industries 
    84. National Workplace 
    85. NDIMASE TRADING 
    86. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    87. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    88. Northlink College Cape Town 
    89. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    90. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Phala Projects cc 
    93. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    94. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    95. Prilla 
    96. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    97. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    98. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    99. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    100. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    101. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    102. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    104. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
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    115. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    116. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    118. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    119. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    120. Tshwane North College 
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    122. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
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    124. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Umbuso Training Services 
    126. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    127. Valoworx 278 
    128. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    129. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    130. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
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