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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Press, pack and prepare garments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10922  Press, pack and prepare garments 
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  30 
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 elective category of the NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Clothing Processes. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to press sewn parts, sort, tag and pack all sewn products and prepare garments for delivery. 

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 
Pressing equipment will include:
  • Iron (hand iron).
  • Buck press.
  • Legger.
  • Topper.
  • Blow (steam).
  • Carousel.
  • Seam bust.
  • Vapour press.
  • Vacuum press.
    Packaging equipment and machinery will include:
  • Tape dispensers - buff and paper.
  • Bagging machines.
  • Flat pack machines.
  • Tagging guns - shorts.
  • Forklifts and trolleys.
  • Conveyors.
  • Calculators, computers, printers and bar code scanners.
  • Scales.
  • Strapping machines.
    This standard will include finishing processes to produce garments for use in the following:
  • Formal outerwear.
  • Casual outerwear.
  • Leisurewear.
  • Intimate / sleepwear.
  • Swimwear / actionwear.
  • Knitwear.
  • Hosiery.
  • Workwear.
  • Linen.
    Fabric types will include:
  • Wovens.
  • Non-wovens.
  • Warp knits.
  • Weft knits.
  • Knitwear.
  • Lace.
  • Elastics.
    Fabrics include filament or spun yarns at a variety of weights, finishes and structures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Pressing sewn products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the ability to press effectively in relation to the fabric / product type and the equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to observe, examine, identify and select colours and sizes for sorting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tag, pack and compare packed orders against customer's order notes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Sorting, tagging and packing sewn products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the ability to press effectively in relation to the fabric / product type and the equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to observe, examine, identify and select colours and sizes for sorting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tag, pack and compare packed orders against customer's order notes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compiling, invoicing, processing and prioritising products for delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate the ability to press effectively in relation to the fabric / product type and the equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate the ability to observe, examine, identify and select colours and sizes for sorting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tag, pack and compare packed orders against customer's order notes. 


    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:
  • Pressing equipment and techniques.
  • Colours and sizes.
  • Tagging methods and equipment.
  • Packing methods, equipment and materials.
  • Relevant documents e.g. order notes, shipping notes etc. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to machines used in finishing processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team meeting quality and time standards as they relate to pressing and packing garments ensuring that materials required and "extra hands" needed contribute to those standards being met. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information and take decisions to adjust practices to meet different specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing passing on appropriate information and compiling reports to ensure successful completion of processes to prepare, press and pack garments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems thereby being able to relate to the pattern making process leading to requirements of cutting and sewing practices and then finishing, as a cycle of processes. 

    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
    Elective  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. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    2. BARLEDA 621(PTY)LTD 
    3. Boland College Head Office 
    4. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    5. Deneb Investments Ltd 
    6. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    7. House of Monatic (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Lancashire Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd 
    9. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    10. SEWAFRICA Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    11. 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.