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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Check, clean, report, adjust and replace basic parts to machinery and equipment in a given work area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10903  Check, clean, report, adjust and replace basic parts to machinery and equipment in a given work area 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Clothing Processes. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to check, clean, report, adjust and replace basic parts to machinery and equipment in a given work area in the clothing industry. Learners involved in any elective area will use this standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification and will be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Learners will also communicate verbally and in writing at ABET Level 4. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The standard applies to cutting, sewing, finishing and product development in the clothing sector in South Africa. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Cleaning machinery and equipment according to maintenance plans and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a set of results as evidence of the ability to recognise the need to make simple adjustments to machinery and equipment in accordance with properties and characteristics of the materials being used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the importance of preventative maintenance and adherence to the housekeeping and safety standards in relation to the quality and productivity of the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Obtain confirmation of the learner's competence in conducting routine maintenance and repair according to maintenance plans from supervisors, mechanics, records and random inspections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Demonstrate and explain appropriate corrective actions when dealing with faults, malfunctions and breakdowns using the appropriate tools and reporting these faults to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Give a verbal explanation of the common faults that occur on own machinery and equipment using correct terminology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Carry out a range of basic maintenance activities related to own area of work according to maintenance plan and using correct tools. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Checking lubrication levels, general operation and settings to machinery and equipment. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Checking lubrication levels, general operation and settings to machinery and equipment to achieve quality standards and optimal performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a set of results as evidence of the ability to recognise the need to make simple adjustments to machinery and equipment in accordance with properties and characteristics of the materials being used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the importance of preventative maintenance and adherence to the housekeeping and safety standards in relation to the quality and productivity of the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Obtain confirmation of the learner's competence in conducting routine maintenance and repair according to maintenance plans from supervisors, mechanics, records and random inspections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Demonstrate and explain appropriate corrective actions when dealing with faults, malfunctions and breakdowns using the appropriate tools and reporting these faults to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Give a verbal explanation of the common faults that occur on own machinery and equipment using correct terminology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Carry out a range of basic maintenance activities related to own area of work according to maintenance plan and using correct tools. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Adjusting basic settings according to standards or requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a set of results as evidence of the ability to recognise the need to make simple adjustments to machinery and equipment in accordance with properties and characteristics of the materials being used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the importance of preventative maintenance and adherence to the housekeeping and safety standards in relation to the quality and productivity of the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Obtain confirmation of the learner's competence in conducting routine maintenance and repair according to maintenance plans from supervisors, mechanics, records and random inspections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Demonstrate and explain appropriate corrective actions when dealing with faults, malfunctions and breakdowns using the appropriate tools and reporting these faults to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Give a verbal explanation of the common faults that occur on own machinery and equipment using correct terminology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Carry out a range of basic maintenance activities related to own area of work according to maintenance plan and using correct tools. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Replacing broken and worn parts within the thread path and a specified range of basic components. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a set of results as evidence of the ability to recognise the need to make simple adjustments to machinery and equipment in accordance with properties and characteristics of the materials being used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the importance of preventative maintenance and adherence to the housekeeping and safety standards in relation to the quality and productivity of the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Obtain confirmation of the learner's competence in conducting routine maintenance and repair according to maintenance plans from supervisors, mechanics, records and random inspections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Demonstrate and explain appropriate corrective actions when dealing with faults, malfunctions and breakdowns using the appropriate tools and reporting these faults to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Give a verbal explanation of the common faults that occur on own machinery and equipment using correct terminology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Carry out a range of basic maintenance activities related to own area of work according to maintenance plan and using correct tools. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Selecting and using appropriate tools to perform basic routine maintenance functions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a set of results as evidence of the ability to recognise the need to make simple adjustments to machinery and equipment in accordance with properties and characteristics of the materials being used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the importance of preventative maintenance and adherence to the housekeeping and safety standards in relation to the quality and productivity of the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Obtain confirmation of the learner's competence in conducting routine maintenance and repair according to maintenance plans from supervisors, mechanics, records and random inspections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Demonstrate and explain appropriate corrective actions when dealing with faults, malfunctions and breakdowns using the appropriate tools and reporting these faults to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Give a verbal explanation of the common faults that occur on own machinery and equipment using correct terminology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Carry out a range of basic maintenance activities related to own area of work according to maintenance plan and using correct tools. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Reporting malfunctions and faults outside of area of responsibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Produce a set of results as evidence of the ability to recognise the need to make simple adjustments to machinery and equipment in accordance with properties and characteristics of the materials being used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explain the importance of preventative maintenance and adherence to the housekeeping and safety standards in relation to the quality and productivity of the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Obtain confirmation of the learner's competence in conducting routine maintenance and repair according to maintenance plans from supervisors, mechanics, records and random inspections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Demonstrate and explain appropriate corrective actions when dealing with faults, malfunctions and breakdowns using the appropriate tools and reporting these faults to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Give a verbal explanation of the common faults that occur on own machinery and equipment using correct terminology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Carry out a range of basic maintenance activities related to own area of work according to maintenance plan and using correct tools. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Learning programmes will be accredited by the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority and any Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in place. Qualified assessors will assess competence against this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Quality standards related to specific operations and jobs performed on equipment including causes of non-conformance and solutions and prevention.
  • Basic machine parts, functions and settings.
  • Techniques of using basic tools.
  • Relevant housekeeping and safety standards and procedures for specific equipment.
  • Properties and characteristics of material i.e. trims, threads and fabrics relevant to specific equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance procedures. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems so that one can decide on what parts to replace, what tools to use and what to report on faults, and checking on appropriate actions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to meet common maintenance objectives in order to minimise interruptions or downtime. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities in order to schedule tasks to carry out preventative maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information by checking equipment and collecting information on faults and analysing the information obtained to be able to diagnose the problem. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in writing or verbally to report faults and to read maintenance plans related to own equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to select and use appropriate tools for repairing faults and understand and maintain a range of machines and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and the environment and recognising that faulty equipment can cause other problems and breakdowns that affect quality and productivity. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21870   National Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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. A P L CARTONS CT 
    2. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    3. BARLEDA 621(PTY)LTD 
    4. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Boland College Head Office 
    6. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    7. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    8. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    9. Golden Era Group of Companies 
    10. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    12. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    14. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    15. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    16. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 



    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.