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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of quality procedures and practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243705  Demonstrate an understanding of quality procedures and practices 
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  10 
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. This unit standard will provide the learner with the necessary knowledge to understand how to interpret and apply the quality procedures and practices within the CTFL manufacturing environment.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an awareness of quality in manufacturing processes and products.
  • Understanding the implementation of specifications and instructions in manufacturing processes.
  • Describing Quality Control procedures in the workplace. 

  • 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, Textile, Footwear, Leather and General Goods sector.
  • Processes involving manufacturing, testing and inspection in the clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and general goods sector.
  • Procedures and practices referring to general and specific quality related practices in the manufacture of clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and general goods products.
  • The range of standards applicable to the production processes will include, but not be restricted to, company, customer, supplier and regulatory (e.g. SABS, ISO) standards. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an awareness of quality in manufacturing processes and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality is defined and its importance is explained in the context of manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality Assurance is described as defined in relevant manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effects of non-conformance to standards or specifications are identified and described in relation to workplace processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Company specific quality control and quality assurance procedures and practices are identified in terms of workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand the implementation of specifications and instructions in manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant product specifications, standards and work instructions are identified and described in the context of company and customer quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality standards, methods, procedures are identified and described in the context of company and customer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process, product or procedure variations are identified and described in terms of style/product/material changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Examples of performance against established standards, specifications, methods and procedures are recorded and explained in terms of workplace activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Activities designed to ensure product quality are identified and described in relation to workplace activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe quality control procedures in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures for the inspection of materials and products against specifications are identified and described in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-conformance of materials, products or processes are identified, recorded, reported and actioned in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Causes of faults are identified and appropriate recommended corrective action is implemented in line with company policies 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 apply the following critical outcomes and will be able to:
  • Quality assurance and quality control systems.
  • Product and work specifications and quality standards.
  • Inspection techniques and methods.
  • Measuring and inspecting tools, work aids and equipment.
  • Principles of quality.
  • Customer requirements - internal and external.
  • Cost of quality and effects of poor quality.
  • Continuous improvement processes.
  • Commonly used terms and concepts relevant to industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to quality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to improve quality and implement continuous improvement practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information when identifying areas for quality improvement.
  • Organise the activities of oneself when reporting quality matters within specific time frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using appropriate industry terms and concepts, when recording and reporting quality faults and problems and interpreting product and work specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using appropriate tools to measure or inspect products and when applying continuous improvement to enhance quality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that every individual has a role to play in the achievement of quality standards. 

    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
    Core  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  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 
    Core  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    15. Boland College Head Office 
    16. Bonenhle Investments 
    17. Braitex / Tensilon Pty Ltd (Cape) 
    18. Braitex/ Tensilon Pty Ltd (Springs) 
    19. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
    20. BRITS TEXTILES (Atlantis) 
    21. Bsn Medical Pty Ltd 
    22. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
    23. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    24. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
    25. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    26. Capricorn TVET College 
    27. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    28. Celrose (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Changing Women 
    31. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    33. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    36. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    37. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Divine Shoes 
    39. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    40. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    41. Egsibit Training and Development 
    42. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    43. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    44. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    46. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (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. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    61. INTERMASIKO CC 
    62. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    63. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    64. IWT Abrasives 
    65. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    66. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Junit Manufacturers Cc 
    68. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    69. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    70. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    72. LFS DESIGNS 
    73. Lilunzo Creations 
    74. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    76. Majuba TVET College 
    77. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    78. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    79. Master Patterns by Rona 
    80. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    81. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
    82. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    83. MFISA 
    84. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    85. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    86. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    87. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    88. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    89. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    90. National Braiding Industries 
    91. National Workplace 
    92. NDIMASE TRADING 
    93. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    94. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    95. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
    96. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    97. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    98. Northlink College Cape Town 
    99. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    100. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Organet Contracting and Development 
    102. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Phala Projects cc 
    104. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    105. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    106. Prilla 
    107. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    108. Qualitas Career Academy Newcastle Pty Ltd 
    109. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    110. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    111. Rhens Consulting 
    112. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    113. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    114. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    117. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    118. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    119. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    120. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    121. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    122. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    123. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    124. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    125. Surgolox (Pty) Ltd 
    126. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    127. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    128. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    129. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    130. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    132. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    133. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    134. Tshwane North College 
    135. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    136. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    137. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    138. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Umbuso Training Services 
    140. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    141. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Valoworx 278 
    143. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    144. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    145. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    146. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    147. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
    148. Wavelength T.T.I 
    149. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    150. ZA GEAR 



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