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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. African Dream Campus 
    2. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    4. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    5. Beier SafetyFootwear 
    6. Boland College Head Office 
    7. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    8. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    9. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
    10. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    11. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    12. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    13. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    14. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    15. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    16. I Care Resource Centre 
    17. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    18. Impela Trading cc 
    19. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    20. JORDAN AND CO A DIVISION OF BOLTON FOOTWEAR PTY LTD 
    21. KSV Marketing & Business Services (Pty) Ltd 
    22. KWEM Management Solutions 
    23. La Unique Couture (Pty)Ltd. 
    24. Letaba TVET College 
    25. Longata Consultant 
    26. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    27. MFISA 
    28. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    30. MPACT 
    31. NDIMASE TRADING 
    32. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    33. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    34. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    35. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    36. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    37. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
    38. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    39. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    40. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    41. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    42. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    43. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    44. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    45. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    46. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    47. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    48. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    49. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
    50. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    51. Tshwane North College 
    52. Umbuso Training Services 
    53. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
    54. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    56. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 



    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.