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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle, select and store materials used in clothing manufacturing processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10906  Handle, select and store materials used in clothing manufacturing processes 
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 handle, select and store materials used in clothing manufacturing processes. 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 
Identifying and inspecting the materials against specifications and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate and explain how the materials are inspected, measured, identified, stored and processed as per any relevant documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Demonstrate the ability to prioritise the workload, by producing a basic schedule, detailing the appropriate documentation and materials flow (including recording). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A practical demonstration of the uses of measuring equipment and techniques e.g. weights, scales, calculators, tapes etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Verbally explain the relevant regulations, industry terminology, policies and procedures applicable to that work area. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Measuring the material against specifications and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate and explain how the materials are inspected, measured, identified, stored and processed as per any relevant documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Demonstrate the ability to prioritise the workload, by producing a basic schedule, detailing the appropriate documentation and materials flow (including recording). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A practical demonstration of the uses of measuring equipment and techniques e.g. weights, scales, calculators, tapes etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Verbally explain the relevant regulations, industry terminology, policies and procedures applicable to that work area. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Storing, packing, picking and recording movements of materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate and explain how the materials are inspected, measured, identified, stored and processed as per any relevant documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Demonstrate the ability to prioritise the workload, by producing a basic schedule, detailing the appropriate documentation and materials flow (including recording). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A practical demonstration of the uses of measuring equipment and techniques e.g. weights, scales, calculators, tapes etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Verbally explain the relevant regulations, industry terminology, policies and procedures applicable to that work area. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Processing the materials against agreed specifications and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate and explain how the materials are inspected, measured, identified, stored and processed as per any relevant documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Demonstrate the ability to prioritise the workload, by producing a basic schedule, detailing the appropriate documentation and materials flow (including recording). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A practical demonstration of the uses of measuring equipment and techniques e.g. weights, scales, calculators, tapes etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Verbally explain the relevant regulations, industry terminology, policies and procedures applicable to that work area. 


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:
  • Industry terms and terminology.
  • Regulations around storage.
  • Policies and procedures relating to documentation and material flow.
  • Different measuring techniques including tape measures, weights, scales etc for different components.
  • Names of different materials component parts that make up the product e.g. zips, buttons and inter-linings.
  • The techniques to accurately record and physically account for material and stock. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to measure and inspect against specifications, thus reducing possible losses at a later stage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities in order to plan and schedule ones assigned tasks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and organise information to identify, inspect, plan and schedule the materials processes within ones area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in writing or verbally and work effectively with others so that policies, procedures and specifications can be accurately interpreted. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in order to operate the various materials equipment effectively, whilst engaging in the required techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the environment as a set of related systems in order to apply industry terms and terminology, relevant regulations, appropriate techniques, policies and procedures and thereby be effective in ones workplace. 

    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. Boland College Head Office 
    5. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    6. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    7. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    8. Golden Era Group of Companies 
    9. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    11. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    12. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    13. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 



    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.