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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain textile (wet processes) machinery in the textile industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116331  Maintain textile (wet processes) machinery in the textile industry 
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 4  NQF Level 04  50 
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 standard is in the elective category of the NQF Level 4 National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to diagnose faults and conduct repairs and overhauls to textile machinery (wet processes). Learners will also be able to demonstrate the ability to strip and assemble textile machinery (wet processes) and conduct maintenance on textile machinery (wet processes). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes at NQF Level 3 or equivalent qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Machines used will include but will not be limited to:
  • Assembling.
  • Batch and continuous dyeing machines.
  • Batch and continuous finishing machines.
  • Batch and continuous preparation machines.
  • Batch and continuous printing machines.
  • Beams.
  • Carpet printing.
  • Engraved roller printing.
  • Film release transfer printing.
  • Flat bed printing.
  • Garment dyeing.-
  • Hand printing.
  • Hank dyeing machines.
  • Ink jet printing.
  • Loose stock dyeing.
  • Jigs.
  • Melt dyeing.
  • Melt transfer printing.
  • Package dyeing.
  • Pad mangles.
  • Rotary printing.
  • Roving.
  • Semi-wet transfer printing.
  • Star frames.
  • Steaming.
  • Sublistatic printing.
  • Winches.
  • Wool scouring. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Diagnosing faults and conducting repairs to textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices and procedures for conducting repairs are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable textile machinery (wet processes) to be repaired according to industry and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The textile machinery (wet processes) is stripped and parts are checked for repair or replacement according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Diagnostic and repair procedures are described in terms of manufacturers and industry specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operating principles and repairing textile machinery (wet processes) are described and followed in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conducting an overhaul on textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The textile machinery (wet processes) is cleaned externally, all and any connection lines are disconnected and covered, and the machinery is prepared for overhaul in accordance with production plans and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The machinery is dismantled, cleaned and components are checked for wear and damage and assessed for further use in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components unsuitable for further use are replaced with approved replacement parts, and / or faults are rectified according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The machinery is reassembled following the procedure prescribed by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The overhauled machinery is prepared for production in the workplace following the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The re-installed machinery is tested and checked, and any faults are rectified according to prescribed specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safe working practices for conducting an overhaul are observed throughout the tasks where safety legislation and company safety policies are applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conducting repairs to textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, repairs are carried out according to manufacturers and / or industry specific criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The mechanism or component is assessed for replacement or repair according to manufacturers and / or industry specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The repaired mechanism or component is reset and / or adjusted to operate according to machine specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation outlines, repair action is prioritised in relation to production schedules and resource constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The demonstration confirms, records of repairs are completed and kept according to workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrating the ability to overhaul, (strip, assemble and set) textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, mechanism or component is removed and / or disassembled according to manufacturers procedures to enable replacement or repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration confirms, stripping is carried out according to manufacturers and / or company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mechanism or component is reassembled and / or replaced on the machine according to manufacturers and / or company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation outlines, the procedures to follow when stripping and / or reassembling machinery, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The evaluation outlines, stripping and assembling are prioritised in relation to production schedule and resource constraints. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conducting maintenance on textile machinery (wet processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, routine maintenance is carried out according to maintenance schedules and industry specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation outlines the procedures for conducting routine and running maintenance, according to specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation indicates timing and frequency of routine and running maintenance according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation identifies textile machine sections and parts requiring routine and running maintenance, according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The demonstration confirms routine and running maintenance records are kept according to specified industry requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the FET band or the relevant ETQA will accredit providers against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Types of tools used in maintaining and conducting repairs to textile machinery (wet processes).
  • Codes of practice for maintaining and repairing textile machinery (wet processes).
  • Requirements for applying all safety regulations while carrying out repairs.
  • General principles and concepts of textile technology (wet processes) and engineering science.
  • Broad knowledge of general textile technology and engineering principles. 

  • 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 the maintaining of textile machinery (wet processes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally or in writing, regarding the maintaining and repairs to textile industry machinery (wet processes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology, enabling the correct selection of tools to maintain and repair machinery. 

    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  48964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  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. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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