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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain textile (dry processes) machinery in the textile industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116332  Maintain textile (dry 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  35 
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 conduct repairs to textile machinery (dry processes), demonstrate the ability to strip and assemble textile machinery (dry processes), carry out product / style change and diagnose faults and conduct running repairs to textile machinery (dry 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 all machines related to the textile dry processing environmenteg:
  • Air jet.
  • Assembly warping.
  • Back wash.
  • Bale plucking.
  • Blow room.
  • Carding.
  • Combing.
  • Direct sizing.
  • Direct warping.
  • Doubling.
  • Drawframe.
  • Electrostatic machines.
  • Felting machines.
  • Fibre bonding machines.
  • Friction spinning.
  • Fusion bonding machines including fibre and spunbound.
  • Ginning.
  • Knitting.
  • Warp knitting.
  • Needle punching machines.
  • Projectile.
  • Rapier.
  • Ring spinning.
  • Rotor spinning.
  • Scutching.
  • Sectional warping.
  • Shuttle looms.
  • Single end sizing.
  • Tufting machines.
  • Twisting.
  • Water jet.
  • Winding / reeling. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conducting repairs to textile machinery (dry processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, running 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 tuned to operate according to machine specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation outlines, repair action is priorities 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 2 
    Demonstrating the ability to strip and assemble textile machinery (dry processes). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstration confirms, mechanism or component is removed /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 workplace procedures. 

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

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carrying out a product / style change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machinery is set up or adjusted to produce products according to given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All necessary information is recorded pertaining to product style and change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products are compliant with required standards and specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Diagnosing faults and conducting running repairs. 

    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 (dry processes) to be repaired according to industry and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The textile machinery (dry 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 (dry processes) are described and followed in accordance with company policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conducting major overhauls on textile machinery (dry process). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The textile machinery (dry processes) is cleaned externally, all and any connection lines are disconnected and covered, and the machinery is placed in the appropriate place for overhaul in accordance with production plans and 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 installed in the workplace following specified requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the FET band or the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Sector Education and Training Authority 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 (dry processes).
  • Codes of practice for maintaining and repairing textile machinery (dry processes).
  • Requirements for applying all safety regulations while carrying out repairs.
  • A broad knowledge of trade or process theory.
  • 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 (dry 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 (dry 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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