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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and control a textile manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243710  Operate and control a textile manufacturing process 
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 Textile Manufacturing formal sector working in, or who wish to work in inspection processes in a relevant factory. Learners assessed as competent against this standard will be capable of:
  • Preparing machinery, equipment and materials for processing.
  • Operating equipment and controlling production process.
  • Identifying and recording faults in line with the relevant inspection and grading system. 

  • 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 Unit Standard is applicable to inspection processes within the Textile sector. Operations may include, but are not limited to:
  • Finished goods, Inspection and grading
  • Inspection of greige goods plus any two of the following:
    > off rolling machine.
    > Brushing and cropping machine.
    > Plating (folding) machine.
    > Wrapping machine.
    > Batching machine.
    > Sewing machine (seam sewing). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare machinery, equipment and materials for processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant process specifications are obtained and interpreted according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-start procedures and checks are carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Input material is checked against process specifications and reject non-conforming materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process machines are set to relevant specifications to suit process materials and process operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate equipment and control production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machines are started up and operated to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process material is loaded/unloaded to maintain continuous production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process operations are monitored and adjusted to ensure optimum production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machine, process and product faults are identified and the corrective action implemented within lines of authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shift changeover procedures are followed according to relevant operating standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and record faults in line with the relevant inspection and grading system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Process material inspection is conducted and faults identified accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant inspection information is recorded both manually and/or electronically using correct codes or references. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspected material is graded according to relevant Grading System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All applicable mendable faults are identified and amended according to correct procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Severe or specified types of faults are reported immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All relevant process/production records are reported according to typical 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:
  • Inspection systems to be used according to type of materials.
  • The operations, part names and functions of the process machinery.
  • Work instructions and process specifications.
  • Manual or electronic inspection recording system.
  • The characteristics of products that are inspected including end uses.
  • The names, causes and effects of product faults.
  • Relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The role of the Inspection Department to both the Process Departments and the Customer. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems so that faults and specific maintenance requirements can be identified and rectified. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that operational requirements are maintained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize one's activities to assist in the implementation of Production Plans and to ensure that procedures involved in preparing and starting up, running and shutting down are followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Analyse, and critically evaluate where applicable, operational work instructions, procedures, specifications and quality control information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to ensure the sufficient flow of raw materials to machines and to storage is executed according to plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health and safety of others. 

    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. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    75. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    76. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    77. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    78. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    79. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    80. MULTILAYER TRADING 317 
    81. National Braiding Industries 
    82. National Workplace 
    83. NDIMASE TRADING 
    84. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    85. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    86. Northlink College Cape Town 
    87. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    88. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Phala Projects cc 
    91. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    92. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    93. Prilla 
    94. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    95. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    96. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    97. Romatex Home Textiles (WC) 
    98. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    99. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    102. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    103. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    104. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    105. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    106. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    107. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    108. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    109. Spear of African Woman in Agriculture & Rural Development 
    110. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    111. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    112. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    113. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    114. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    116. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    117. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    118. Tshwane North College 
    119. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    120. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    121. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    122. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Umbuso Training Services 
    124. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    125. Valoworx 278 
    126. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    127. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    128. W-Tech Manufacturing Pty Ltd 
    129. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    130. ZA GEAR 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.