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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Make garments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123632  Make garments 
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  20 
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:
  • Cutting out garment parts using a commercial pattern.
  • Preparing the workplace and setting the sewing machine.
  • Sewing, finishing and pressing the garment.
  • Checking the quality of the completed garment. 

  • 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 
  • The garment types selected will be basic garments or home textile that may have no fastening devices such as zips or buttons, but could include Velcro or elastic.
  • Minimum of two different garments or home textiles should be completed.
  • The machine used can be a domestic, lockstitch sewing machine, either hand, treadle or electric.
  • Tools used for cutting will be hand scissors or cutting shears.
  • Tools used for finishing will be hand sewing needles.
  • Finishing operations may include decorative stitching, beading, attaching applique, pressing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Cut out garment parts using a commercial pattern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fabric is laid according to cutting requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct pattern pieces are placed and secured on fabric according to cutting specifications and achieving optimum fabric utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate cutting tools are selected according to cutting requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Garment parts and notches are accurately cut according to pattern requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cut garment parts are bundled ready for sewing according to sequence of sewing operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare sewing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sewing machine is set to achieve the required stitch and seam quality as required by the customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Garment parts are laid out according to an appropriate method and quality standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Sew, finish a garment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Garment parts are sewn using the sewing machine according to an appropriate method, quality and time standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sewn garment is finished using suitable tools according to an appropriate method, quality and time standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check quality and pack completed garment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Completed garment is measured and inspected according to customer quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality faults are neatly repaired according to customer quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inspected garment is packed according to customer requirements. 


    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 machine parts, functions, attachments, work aids, cutting, finishing and pressing tools and equipment.
  • Basic handling and sewing methods.
  • Health and Safety standards and housekeeping practices relevant to the workplace.
  • Shapes of garment parts, nicks.
  • Quality points required for a garment, identifying and correcting sewing faults, unpicking and repairing.
  • Basic understanding of fabric behaviour during sewing operations, threads, trims, fusibles and needles.
  • Finishing and pressing techniques.
  • Reading and interpreting commercial patterns. 

  • 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 machines, methods, quality and time standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team: when meeting quality and time standards in a community project or enterprise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions: when selecting patterns, laying out fabric and placing pattern pieces and when selecting appropriate sewing methods.
  • Plan own activities: in order to complete garments according to time standards and meet customer delivery requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: when establishing and understanding customer requirements and reading and interpreting instructions on commercial patterns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology: to effectively source and use equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems: in the manufacturing pipeline. 

    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 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. AGB Finance 
    2. Al-fidaa Foundation 
    3. Aldabri 106 (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Apparel Component Manufacturers Pty Ltd 
    5. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    7. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    10. Beaches Clothing Cc 
    11. Becoz Empire Multi-Choice and Trading Primary Co-operative Limited 
    12. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    13. Boland College Head Office 
    14. Bonenhle Investments 
    15. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Brightness Fashion and Design Academy cc 
    17. BT Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Canada Clothing Contractors Cc 
    19. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
    20. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    21. Capricorn TVET College 
    22. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    23. Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Changing Women 
    25. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Colibri Towelling (Western Cape) Pty Ltd 
    27. CRG Group (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Dieketseng Training Centre 
    29. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    30. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Divine Shoes 
    32. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    34. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    35. Egsibit Training and Development 
    36. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    37. Eldonai School of Fashion (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    39. ES Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Esethu Manufacturing, Packaging, Printing & Design (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Ezandleni-Ezethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    43. FELD CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Georgia Clothing CC 
    46. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    47. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    48. Gufferty Consulting 
    49. Helizabert Bk T/a Hipo Rock 
    50. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    51. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    52. I Care Resource Centre 
    53. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    54. Ilitha Labantu 
    55. Imbeleko Community Development Projects 
    56. Impangela Trading 
    57. Impela Trading cc 
    58. Injiya Trading and Projects 
    59. INTERMASIKO CC 
    60. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    61. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    62. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    63. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    64. JP Design House (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Khosi JS Designs (Pty) Ltd 
    67. Khunjulwa Marketing Services 
    68. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    69. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Kudis Designs and Supply 
    71. KWEM Management Solutions 
    72. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
    73. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    74. Letaba TVET College 
    75. LFS DESIGNS 
    76. Lilunzo Creations 
    77. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Londisizwe Linguistic & Training Services 
    79. Longata Consultant 
    80. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Lusama Developmental Agency Projects 
    83. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    84. Majuba TVET College 
    85. Makhendama Legacy (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    87. Mangalisa Group (Pty) Ltd 
    88. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    89. Master Patterns by Rona 
    90. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    91. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
    92. Melenial Media (Pty) Ltd 
    93. MFISA 
    94. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
    95. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    96. Mnambithi TVET College 
    97. Modilete Training 
    98. Molebogeng Resource Centre 
    99. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    100. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    101. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    102. National Workplace 
    103. Nchuncheko Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    104. NDIMASE TRADING 
    105. Ndlamlense Primary Co-operative Limited 
    106. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    107. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    108. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    109. Nguni Shades SA School of Fashion 
    110. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    111. Northlink College Cape Town 
    112. NSJ Agricultural Farming And Multipurpose 
    113. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    114. OTP 
    115. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    116. P&R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Phala Projects cc 
    118. Pinus Tech Technologies Trading and Projects 
    119. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    120. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    121. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    122. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
    123. Refmoloi Textile Consulting 
    124. REFSET BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    125. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    126. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    129. Sefudi Business Solutions 
    130. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    131. Sesamkelokuhle Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    133. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    134. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    135. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    136. Siyahumelela Training Academy 
    137. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    138. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    139. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    140. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    141. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
    142. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
    143. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    144. Talent for Sewing 
    145. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    146. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    147. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    148. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    149. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    150. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    151. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    152. Tiro Training & Skill Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    153. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
    154. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
    155. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    156. Tshwane North College 
    157. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    158. Tufbag Pty Ltd 
    159. TV Training (Pty) Ltd 
    160. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
    161. Udumo Training & Develoment (Pty) Ltd 
    162. Umbuso Training Services 
    163. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    164. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Valoworx 278 
    166. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
    167. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Velenkosini Multiskills and Catering 
    169. Vhembe TVET College 
    170. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    171. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
    172. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    173. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    174. ZA GEAR 



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