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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide cutting lay requirements for upholstery fabrics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117190  Provide cutting lay requirements for upholstery fabrics 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
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 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to produce and maintain cutting patterns and templates.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Producing cutting patterns and templates.
  • Maintaining cutting patterns and templates.
  • Planning and developing cutting lay. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy equivalent to NQF level 3.
  • They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to, the National Certificate in Furniture Upholstery (Wood)at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Cutting patterns and templates : for one offs; for multiple use; short term use; long term use.
  • Materials : paper; card; hardboard; plywood; plastic.
  • Cutting lay : to scale; full size.
  • Fabric : patterned; stripe; repeat pattern; stretch; pile.
  • Cutting lay options : single lay; multi-lay; fabric widths and lengths; cutting table; width and lengths; warp and weft requirements; cutting methods; equipment.
  • Cutting lay information : fabric width and length; cutting patterns and templates required; quantities; single lay; multi-lay; specific cutting details. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Produce cutting patterns and templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specification is checked and cutting patterns and template requirements are determined according to production, quality and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials, tools and equipment required for cutting pattern and template making are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, tools and equipment are confirmed to be in the appropriate condition for safe and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production methods are identified and evaluated and optimum processes determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cutting patterns and templates produced allow for secure attachment and accurate calibrations and sizing for their production purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cutting patterns and templates are produced safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain cutting patterns and templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cutting patterns and templates produced are maintained in appropriate condition for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cutting patterns and templates which can be repaired or modified for use are repaired and modified as required for production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cutting patterns and templates are correctly labeled and stored in a designated location. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and develop cutting lay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design specification, relevant production information and cutting patterns are examined and cutting lay requirements identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fabric characteristics are identified and evaluated for their potential and likely impact on cutting lay design determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cutting lay options are identified, discussed and evaluated for their cost effective resource use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cutting lay which provides for optimum resource use is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cutting lay information is accurately and clearly presented in the appropriate format according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cutting lay information is provided to relevant personnel within the agreed time scales. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA.

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A sound understanding of organisational procedures.
  • A broad understanding of how to produce cutting patterns and templates.
  • A sound understanding of materials used for patterns and templates.
  • A sound understanding of determining feasibility of repairs and modifications.
  • A sound understanding of labeling and storing patterns and templates.
  • A sound understanding of different types of fabrics and their characteristics and how they impact on cutting lay designs and planning.
  • A sound understanding of the relevance of production information to cutting lay design.
  • A sound understanding of cutting lay options and how to determine cost effective resources use. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when producing and maintaining cutting patterns and templates. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group, to effectively motivate a team to complete tasks or requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise, analyse and evaluate information when planning cutting lay to ensure the most effective use of resources, human and material. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, language skills when dealing with colleagues, subordinates and senior managers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when carrying out work functions. 

    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  49092   Further Education and Training Certificate: Furniture Making  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    3. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    4. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    5. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    6. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    7. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    8. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    9. Injobe Training and Development 
    10. LEEUWKOP CORRECTIONAL SERVICES 
    11. Longata Consultant 
    12. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    13. The Furniture Technology Centre (Johannesburg) 
    14. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    15. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



    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.