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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Source materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123633  Source materials 
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:
  • Establishing material requirements.
  • Identifying suppliers.
  • Selecting and buying appropriate materials. 

  • 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 
  • Materials will include all components required to manufacture a garment and will include, but are not limited to, fabric, linings, fusibles, trims, commercial patterns, packaging, labels, tools and equipment.
  • The garment type will be a basic garment or home textile that may have no fastening devices such as zips or buttons, but could include Velcro or elastic. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Establishing material requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate materials are identified for specific garments according to customer needs and garment type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material quantities are calculated for specific garments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of material suppliers is identified according to the required purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality, price and delivery lead times of materials from a range of suppliers are investigated and compared for suitability and cost effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most appropriate supplier is selected based on quality, price and delivery requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and buy materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials for specific garments are selected according to customer requirements, garment type, quality, delivery and price. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material quantities are calculated according garment/order requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality, delivery and price are successfully negotiated with supplier to the satisfaction of mutual agreement. 


    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, trim and material properties and characteristics related to garment type and performance.
  • Basic quality tests for raw materials.
  • Basic research techniques to find suppliers.
  • Principles of negotiation.
  • Costing principles and methods to calculate quantities.
  • Customer quality standards and requirements.
  • Manufacturing pipeline and lead times.
  • Commercial patterns to establish suitability for purpose. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: related to quality of materials received. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team: when liasing with suppliers in order to meet customer quality & delivery requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions: when selecting materials and patterns for specific garment requirements.
  • Plan own activities: when making appointments with suppliers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing: when identifying appropriate patterns, sourcing & procuring materials and negotiating with suppliers. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems: with regards to the manufacture of materials and associated lead times. 

    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. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    49. MPACT 
    50. National Workplace 
    51. NDIMASE TRADING 
    52. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    53. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    54. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    55. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    56. Ntoane Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    58. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    59. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    60. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
    61. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    62. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    63. Sefudi Business Solutions 
    64. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    65. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    66. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    67. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    68. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    69. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    70. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    71. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    72. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    73. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    75. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    76. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    77. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    78. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
    79. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    80. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    81. Tshwane North College 
    82. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Ultimo Shoes Cc 
    84. Umbuso Training Services 
    85. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
    86. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    87. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    88. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    89. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    90. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    91. XPERTS BODY ARMOUR PTY LTD 



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