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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Technology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21871  National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Technology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  130  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
These qualifications have been developed for personnel in the Clothing Industry. These standards address the needs of the clothing industry and they aim to develop a portfolio of standards and qualifications to develop competent individuals.
Career pathing through a carefully planned succession of standards and qualifications will lead the industry to international competitiveness and development. These qualifications also provide a basis for further development of the learner into management areas within the clothing industry. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
ASSEMBLE COMPLETE GARMENTS

Identify and selecting correct machine and work aid for each operation in a garment

Determining sequence of operations and construction methods

Reading and interpreting specifications

Sewing all components together

Selecting and preparing trims for a garment

PROCESS, PLAN AND IMPLEMENT FINISHING

Implementing procedures and policies according to Customer requirements

Processing special finishing techniques including Scotch-guarding, wrinkle finishing and stone washing

COMPILE AND CO-ORDINATE RANGES

Compiling and making a presentation of various ranges

Compiling and developing ranges within customer costing structures

Co-ordinating customer orders through product development processes

Adapting various patterns

MARK, PLAN AND CUT FABRICS

Preparing marker against specifications and lay plan

Cutting according to marker taking into account different fabric types and using appropriate equipment

Ensuring optimum fabric utilisation for specific cutting operations

Planning work load and monitoring progress

DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR HEALTH AND SAFETY SYSTEMS AND POLICIES IN CLOTHING MANUFACTURING

Implementing corrective and preventative action to enhance safety and health systems in the workplace

Monitoring policies and procedures and measuring safety and health results in the workplace

Identifying appropriate training needs for health, safety and security

Installing, implementing or improving a safety and security system in the clothing industry

Identifying and selecting appropriate health, safety and security procedures, devises and equipment for implementation to the clothing context

Identifying hazards and risks which will affect the health and safety of people and property

Creating awareness around health and safety

MAINTAIN A QUALITY SYSTEM IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY

Analysing quality problems and solutions for corrective action

Assessing data relating to a quality assurance system to determine effectiveness

Monitoring quality in clothing to ensure application of standards

Conducting quality audits using correct sample sizes and to correct specifications

Maximising the utilisation of resources to aid quality practices

ESTABLISH STANDARDS AND PLAN, MEASURE AND MONITOR PRODUCTION IN CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Maintaining acceptable levels of productivity against set standards including times, methods and quality

Applying work measurement to establish standard times

Analysing processes and resources to produce and implement effective work methods

Measuring and monitoring performance against pre-determined standards

Producing production plans to meet customer demands

IDENTIFY, ISSUE, RECEIVE, PROCESS AND CO-ORDINATE MATERIALS IN CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Supplying and issuing materials according to requirements

Handling and storing materials using specific equipment and methods

Issuing correct materials to the right place at the right time

Checking received goods systematically against delivery notes and company purchase orders to verify correctness

Processing documentation required in a materials store

Identifying, classifying and labeling goods received according to agreed specifications

IMPLEMENT, MONITOR AND MAINTAIN MAINTENANCE PLANS AND REPAIR EQUIPMENT TO MINIMISE STOPPAGES

Implementing a maintenance plan effectively to minimise downtime

Maintaining and monitoring the plan in order to prevent and /or reduce machine downtime in planned, preventative and breakdown maintenance.

Identifying problems and using relevant tools in order to ensure timeous repairs according to specifications

Maintaining records of maintenance plans and modifying plans as appropriate

IDENTIFY, SOURCE, CLASSIFY AND RESPOND TO DESIGN PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS

Identifying and responding to technology in terms of specific design

Selecting colours and materials that work in relation to a specific design

Classifying the market sector for which the design intended

Identifying systems and techniques used in processing a design 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012. 

NOTES 
Electives: 35 credits 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  10916  Develop, implement and monitor health and safety systems and policies in clothing manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  10910  Establish standards and plan, measure and monitor production in clothing manufacturing processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  13 
Core  10907  Identify, issue, receive, process and co-ordinate materials in clothing manufacturing processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  10902  Identify, source, classify and respond to design processes and systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
Core  10904  Implement, monitor and maintain maintenance plans and repair equipment to minimise stoppages  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  10913  Maintain a quality system in the clothing industry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  7466  Represent and operate on complex numbers in non-trivial situations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  7483  Solve problems involving sequences and series in real and simulated situations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  7470  Work with a wide range of patterns and inverses of functions and solve related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Elective  10925  Assemble complete garments  Level 4  NQF Level 04  35 
Elective  10920  Compile and co-ordinate ranges  Level 4  NQF Level 04  35 
Elective  10918  Mark, plan and cut fabrics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  35 
Elective  10923  Process, plan and implement special finishing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  35 


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
 
NONE 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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