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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Cost a garment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123631  Cost a garment 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 forms part of the qualification GETC: Manufacturing, Engineering and related activities and is specifically for learners working in the informal sector who are currently operating, or who wish to start, their own garment making business.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying components and materials required to make a garment.
  • Calculating quantities.
  • Costing the garment and calculating selling price.
  • Evaluating and adjusting the costing and/or selling price according to customer requirements and market demands. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have demonstrated Communication and Numeracy competency at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Components of costings will include, but are not limited to, fabric, linings, fusibles, trims, commercial patterns, packaging, labels, tools, equipment and the time/labour cost to make the garment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the components and materials required to make a garment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components and materials required to make a specific garment are correctly listed according to pattern and customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate quantities of components and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quantities for each component are accurately calculated according to pattern and customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cost the garment and calculate selling price. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Costs of components and materials are established according to pattern and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labour and overhead costs are established according to the work content of the garment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Garment cost is established according to component, materials, labour and overhead costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The selling price is calculated by adding required profit to garment cost. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate and adjust the cost and/or selling price according to market demands and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Market is researched to establish if selling price is commercially viable in line with market trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Costing, materials, components and/or profit margins are adjusted to suit market demands and customer requirements, based on market research. 


    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All moderation of assessments will be conducted at the discretion of the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic knowledge of fabric, trims and material required to make a specific garment.
  • Basic research techniques to establish market demands and customer requirements related to selling prices and supplier material costs.
  • Basic calculations.
  • Costing principles, including material and labour costs, overhead costs, profits and margins and selling price.
  • Methods to calculate quantities.
  • Customer quality standards and requirements.
  • Commercial patterns and fabric ratings.
  • Basic handling and sewing methods and ways to calculate the time and labour cost to make a garment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: when calculating costs and selling price and relating to market demands. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions: when establishing component and material quantities and calculating garment costs and selling price.
  • Plan own activities: in order to complete garment costings on time to meet customer deadlines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally and in writing: when establishing costs of materials and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology: when calculating quantities and costs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems: when linking garment costs and selling price with customer requirements and market demands. 

    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
    Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. African Dream Campus 
    2. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    4. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    6. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    7. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
    8. Boland College Head Office 
    9. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bright Idea Projects 179 cc 
    11. BT Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
    13. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    14. Capricorn TVET College 
    15. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    16. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
    17. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    18. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    20. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    21. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    22. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    23. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    24. Gufferty Consulting 
    25. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    26. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    27. I Care Resource Centre 
    28. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    29. Impela Trading cc 
    30. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    31. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    32. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    33. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    34. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Kudis Designs and Supply 
    36. KWEM Management Solutions 
    37. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
    38. Letaba TVET College 
    39. Longata Consultant 
    40. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    42. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    43. Mandys Sewing School (PTY) Ltd 
    44. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    45. Master Patterns by Rona 
    46. MFISA 
    47. Modilete Training 
    48. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    50. MPACT 
    51. National Workplace 
    52. NDIMASE TRADING 
    53. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    54. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    55. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    56. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    57. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    59. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    60. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    61. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
    62. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    63. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    64. Sefudi Business Solutions 
    65. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    66. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    67. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    68. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    69. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    70. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    71. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    72. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    73. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    74. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    76. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    77. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    78. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    79. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
    80. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    81. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    82. Tshwane North College 
    83. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Ultimo Shoes Cc 
    85. Umbuso Training Services 
    86. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
    87. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    88. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    90. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    91. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    92. XPERTS BODY ARMOUR PTY LTD 



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