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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain footwear equipment and machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11376  Maintain footwear equipment and machines 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Footwear Manufacturing 
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 Footwear processes. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to maintain a range of footwear machines and equipment through lubricating footwear machines, observing processes to determine defects and causes to prevent down time and cleaning and maintaining machines and equipment. Learners will also be able to interact with operators, engineers and support staff. 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 all processes within clicking, closing, making, bottoms, finishing and dressing, and pattern cutting and design. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Lubricating footwear machines. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Machines are lubricated timeously and in accordance with manufacturers specifications to avoid possible down time. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate lubricants are utilised in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A range of lubricating points are demonstrated correctly in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Observing processes to determine defect / causes to prevent down time. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Footwear processes are observed in order to diagnose faults in accordance with standard diagnostic procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Down time arising from such faults is prevented or greatly reduced. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The state of maintenance of a department is expressed and reasons for faults are given in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Interacting with operators, engineers and support. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Operators, engineers and support staff are interacted with in order to obtain advice and get assistance on technical problems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Operators, engineers and support staff are sourced appropriate to the relevant problem timeously to avoid or minimise down time. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Cleaning and maintaining machines and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Machines and equipment are cleaned and maintained applying standard cleaning policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Machines and equipment are cleaned and maintained timeously using appropriate cleaning and maintenance materials and technology applying product specifications and standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A department is observed, machines are neat and operational in accordance with the OHS Act and machine manufacturers specifications and standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A maintenance checklist is produced to show frequency and consistency of maintenance practices (machine logbook) in accordance with enterprise standards. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant Sector Education and Training Authority or Education and Training Quality Assurance Body will carry our accreditation of learning against this standard. Assessment will be conducted by registered assessors. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Types of lubricants and where they are applied.
  • Frequency of lubrication.
  • Tools and equipment needed for maintenance (types / uses / application).
  • Importance of cleaning machines.
  • Different cleaning applications / materials.
  • Machine maintenance schedule. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify problems to determine / prevent down time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to advise and share information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate verbally to pass on information related to possible problems. 

    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  22210   National Certificate: Footwear Processes  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. Bader Sa Proprietary Limited 
    3. Beier Safety Footwear 
    4. Belgotex Floorcoverings Pty Ltd 
    5. Bsn Medical Pty Ltd1 
    6. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    8. Michelle Footwear Pty Ltd 
    9. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    10. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    11. Union Spinning Mills 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.