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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Occupational Certificate: Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
103186  Occupational Certificate: Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - FPMSETA (MAN) 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  180  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
EXCO 05164/18  2018-09-12  2023-09-12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-09-12   2027-09-12  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to equip a learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies to perform duties as a Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator.

A Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator operates relevant textile wet process coating machines to produce textile goods to required end-finishes to customer requirements and standards and ensure optimum machine and operator efficiency for any two of the following textile wet process coating processes, namely direct/double sided coating, transfer coating, and film coating.

Qualifying learners will have acquired the competencies to operate textile wet process coating machines during direct/double sided coating, transfer coating or film coating processes to full capacity as required by the company, detect deviations in set standards and react appropriately to address such deviations related to the machine operation, conversion process and product quality. They will have a thorough understanding of the importance of achieving and maintaining quantity standards related to aspects such as machine efficiency and minimising machine down-time as well as quality standards for coated fabric.


A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Interpret production specifications and batch card (work ticket) for relevant textile wet process coating products and identify the correct substrate for the process.
  • Accurately define the mixing of chemicals for relevant textile wet process coating products.
  • Operate and monitor relevant textile wet process coating machines to produce textile goods to required end-finishes to customer requirements and standards and ensure optimum machine and operator efficiency.
  • Monitor and inspect all products during the production process of relevant textile wet process coating for product faults, process faults and machine faults and take corrective action to achieve quality standards.
  • List and apply company safety, housekeeping and waste control measures for relevant textile wet process coating machine operations.

    Rationale:
    In 2013, the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) industry accounted for about 14% of manufacturing employment and represented South Africa's second largest source of tax revenue. The industry facilitates an estimated 80 000 jobs and contributes around 8% to the Gross domestic product (GDP) of the country.

    The textile industry can be found mostly in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, with some activity taking place in Gauteng.

    Owing to technological developments that are closing the major product gaps, local textile production has evolved into a capital-intensive industry, producing synthetic fibres in ever-increasing proportions.

    In July 2007, Cabinet endorsed the first Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) that detailed key action and timeframes for the implementation of the policy. The textile sector was selected for support due to its strategic importance for its contribution to employment and the desire to retain the core capabilities that had been developed in the industry.

    The Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) was introduced in 2009 and is subdivided into the Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP) and Production Incentive Programme (PIP). Both CIP and PIP make provision for skills development, aimed at addressing the persistent skills deficits and mismatches that continue to hamper individual and technological development. This qualification will support the above national strategies.

    Two distinct groups have been identified. Firstly, new entrants into the industry who have a school qualification or adults with limited basic schooling, and secondly, existing employees/operators who have been operating in the industry for a number of years without receiving appropriate recognition for the competencies acquired in the workplace and who are operating without the necessary underpinning knowledge.

    The textile industry is in a growth phase due to the ongoing support by government with new employment opportunities being created in specialised textiles. The replacement of an ageing workforce approaching retirement will create employment opportunities. The qualification is well suited to promote employment in capital intensive sub-sectors in the textile industry in general. The qualification will contribute to improved productivity, efficiency and quality, increase labour stability, reduce accidents, and extend the life of production machinery and equipment.

    Qualifying against the new qualification will increase job security and improve employability in this occupation as well as in related operational activities. In addition, the qualification will assist towards qualifying a learner for career advancement, particularly into a supervisory or artisanal role.

    Various employer organisations and a trade union participated in the process of developing this qualification by identifying representatives to participate in the working groups and supplying input and comment during the consultation processes. These are:
  • South African Cotton Textile Processing Employers' Association (SACTPEA).
  • South African Carpet Manufacturing Employers' Association (SACMEA).
  • National Manufactured Fibres Employers' Association (NMFEA).
  • National Association of Worsted Textile Manufacturers (NAWTM).
  • Narrow Fabric Manufacturers Association (NFMA).
  • South African Wool and Mohair Processors' Employers' Organisation (SAWAMPEO).
  • National Textile Manufacturers' Association (NTMA).
  • South African Home Textiles Manufacturers Employers' Organisation (HOMETEX).
  • South African Blankets Manufacturers Employers' Organisation (SABMEO).
  • South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) (Trade Union). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    RPL for Access to the External Integrated Summative Assessment:
  • Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.

    RPL for Access to the Qualification:
  • Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
  • NQF Level 1 qualification with communication.
    Or
  • 3 years' of workplace experience in a Textile Wet Process Coating Department. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills and Work Experience Modules:

    Knowledge Modules:
  • 715401-005-00-00-KM-01, Textile Wet Process Coating Technology, Level 2, 24 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-KM-02, Applied Numerical Literacy in the Textile Industry, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-KM-03, Applied English Literacy for the Textile Industry, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-KM-04, Textile Production and Manufacturing Concepts, Level 2, 8 Credits.
    Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 40.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 715401-005-00-00-PM-01, Understand Recipe and Mix Textile Wet Process Coating Solutions in Correct Sequence to relevant Product Specifications, Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-PM-02, Prepare relevant Textile Wet Process Coating Machines for Production as per Product Specifications, Level 2, 25 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-PM-03, Operate relevant Textile Wet Process Coating Machines to achieve Optimum Output Levels, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-PM-04, Patrol and Monitor relevant Textile Wet Process Coating Machines, Processes and Products and identify Deviations and Product Faults and take Corrective Action to Rectify Deviations or Faults, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-PM-05, Apply Safety, Housekeeping and Waste Control Procedures in Compliance with Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations and Company Procedures to relevant Textile Wet Process Coating Processes, Level 2, 6 Credits.
    Total number of Credits for Practical Skill Modules: 75.

    Work Experience Modules:
  • 715401-005-00-00-WM-01, Mixing of Textile Wet Process Coating Solutions for the Coating of Textile Substrates, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-WM-02, Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Preparation Processes, Level 2, 23 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-WM-03, Textile Wet Process Coating Machines Optimisation, Level 2, 15 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-WM-04, Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Monitoring Processes, Level 2, 15 Credits.
  • 715401-005-00-00-WM-05, Company Safety, Housekeeping and Waste Control Compliance in the Textile Wet Process Coating Department, Level 2, 4 Credits.
    Total number of Credits for Work Experience Modules: 65. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Interpret product specification, batch card (work ticket) and recipe and select and mix chemicals or additives in the correct sequence to achieve the required quality of product as per product specification for relevant textile wet process coating processes.
    2. Set up all machine settings as specified on relevant textile wet process coating machines and prepare them for production as per required product specification in compliance with all safety procedures and requirements.
    3.Operate the relevant textile wet process coating machine by following all start up, inching and safety procedures in order to achieve smooth machine operation and optimum output levels for any two of the following textile wet process coating processes, namely direct/double sided coating, transfer coating and film coating.
    4. Patrol and monitor relevant the textile wet process coating machines and processes regularly in order to observe and take corrective action on any abnormalities.
    5. Inspect and monitor the quality of relevant textile wet coated products being produced and take corrective action on all defect products in order to maintain the quality of products as specified.
    6. List and apply the safety, housekeeping and waste control procedures and practices in compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation and adhere to company policies and procedures for relevant textile wet process coating processes. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1
  • Product specification information and batch card for textile wet process coating processes are interpreted and the correct substrate is selected and output products are identified.
  • Chemicals to be used are selected, weighed and mixed as per mixing sequence specified in the textile wet process coating processes chemical recipe.
  • Various liquor sample tests such as pH levels, viscosity, consistency, temperature and bohme according to requirements for textile wet process coating processes are performed.
  • Safety precautions and measures related to handling, mixing and storage of chemicals according to material safety data sheet information are adhered to.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Textile wet process coating machine parts are identified and pre-start checks and inspection procedures and basic machine maintenance machines are conducted.
  • Procedures for loading, sewing and threading the substrate for textile wet process coating processes are conducted and explained.
  • Machine settings such as temperature, knife, roller, machine speed and meter settings are identified and applied and procedures to activate machine controls and starting the textile wet process coating machines are explained.
  • Information to record on production documentation for traceability purposes are identified and noted.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Procedures for starting and operating textile wet process coating machines are described and performed.
  • Types of machine stoppages and factors affecting textile wet process coating machine efficiency are described and timeously attended to.
  • Continuous availability of the correct substrate and chemical liquor throughout the textile wet process coating process for machine optimization is justified and ensured.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • The patrolling sequence for the textile wet process coating process and machine is described and the consequences of incorrect sequence are analysed.
  • Textile wet process coating machine and process deviations are identified and attended to.
  • The purpose of calibrating the measuring tools and equipment are reasoned.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • Textile wet process coating product faults and possible causes are identified and analysed and corrective action is taken.
  • Textile wet process coating product is inspected for faults during the manufacturing processes and corrective action is taken on all deviations.
  • The textile wet coated product is inspected at exit point and corrective action taken in the case of substandard quality.
  • Quality standards and customer requirements for textile wet process coating processes are achieved.
  • Active participation in quality change activities as per standard operating procedures for textile wet process coating processes is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
  • Compliance with health and safety procedures and environmental practices relevant to textile wet process coating machines and processes are achieved and maintained.
  • The importance of adhering to safety rules and regulations related to the operation of machines and usage of tools and equipment is justified.
  • Housekeeping and waste control procedures are conducted.
  • The consequences of not adhering to housekeeping and waste control procedures and environmental practices and not keeping proper record are analysed.
  • Recording of textile wet process coating production information and data in appropriate document is completed.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Occupational Certificate: Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator has been compared to National Occupational Standards for the Textile Sector in India and applicable units from the Certificate II in Textile Production (Intermediate) of the Australian Government and Industry Skills Council.

    India:
    The Indian National Occupational Standards focus on specific jobs in a wet finishing department which entail the efficient running of different machines in order to get maximum output with minimum defects giving due importance to safety and environmental aspects. The National Occupational Standard applicable to this qualification is:
  • Operator - Textile Coating.

    The National Occupational Standard cover compulsory occupational tasks such as: shift hand-over; operating machinery; machine cleaning and maintenance; working in a team; health and safety in the workplace; compliance with standard operating procedures; conformity to production and quality standards; completion of admin/reporting records and communication with supervisors.

    The Indian National Occupational Standard has components referring to knowledge and understanding, as well as workplace requirements and organizational context. There is no reference however, to the practical skills that the learner will acquire.

    Credits and duration have not been determined and no comparison could be performed.

    Performance criteria, which will serve the purpose of assessment for different textile wet finishing machines, have been developed consisting of performance criteria with assigned marks proportional to their importance.

    Australia:
    Units from the Certificate II in Textile Production (Intermediate) cover various generic aspects related to occupational safety and general working practices such as teamwork, computer operation, productivity, sustaining process improvements and competitiveness. They also include aspects related to generic machine operation such as machine safety, handling of materials, product quality, minor machine maintenance, changeover activities, raw material identification and description, fault finding and access and use of textile production information. The unit specifically relating to textile wet process preparation operations is:
  • Apply finishing processes to textile production.

    This Australian unit covers all the general operational tasks and performance criteria such as: set up and load the machine or equipment; remove finished product and dispatch; identify and correct minor product faults; record and report major quality faults; read and interpret work specifications; adhere to work instructions and standard operating procedures; comply with shift hand-over procedures; clean machine and workplace; work within a team; comply with health and safety and waste control practices in the workplace.

    Entry requirements are not specified in the Australian Qualification. It is therefore unclear whether the prerequisites would in fact refer to entry level requirements or other prerequisites. No credits or weighting of skills and knowledge are specified in the Australian units, neither is the duration, therefore no comparison could be made.

    The Australian qualification specifies assessment in the Evidence Guide. In addition the document mentions that assessment may occur "on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment" and it may be "assessed independently or in combination with other relevant units".

    Conclusion:
    The contents of these qualifications regarding the skills and knowledge needed by an operator of a textile wet process coating machine are similar and cover wet finishing contexts and processes. It can be concluded that the South African qualification is comparable with the requirements of the Indian National Occupational Standards for the Textile Sector as well as the Certificate II in Textile Production (Intermediate). 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Horizontal Articulation:
    This qualification articulates horizontally with the:
  • Occupational Certificate: Textile Wet Process Preparation Machine Operator, Level 2.

    Vertical Articulation:
    This qualification articulates vertically with the:
  • National Certificate: N3 Technical Dyer/Finisher, Level 3. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for External Assessment:
  • In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience records.

    Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
  • None.

    Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
  • Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.
  • The curriculum title and code is: Textile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator: 715401-005-00-00.

    Encompassed Trades:
  • This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the National Learners` Records Database (NLRD):
  • This is not a trade qualification. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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