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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and handle materials in footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11377  Identify and handle materials in footwear 
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  13 
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 identify and handle a range of footwear materials through identifying a range of shoe components, verifying quantities of shoe components, handling materials within processes as well as interpreting material specifications. 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 
Identifying a range of shoe components. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A range of shoe components are correctly identified where end-use and storage is shown and explained according to industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Verbal explanations are given of the reasons for standards / specifications as required by standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Components and materials used in footwear processes are randomly identified in compliance with specification sheets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. End uses of components and materials are specified in compliance with customer specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Verifying quantities to determine overs and unders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work tickets are used to ensure measurements, quantities and materials specifications and requirements are adhered to in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quantities of shoe components are verified applying standard operating procedures to determine overs and unders. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Handling materials within processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Materials used in footwear processes are handled safely applying safety and company policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The consequences of not handling materials correctly is clearly understood where standard operating procedures are applicable. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Interpreting material specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Material specifications are clearly understood applying product specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Material specifications are correctly interpreted in terms of where they fit in the footwear process. 


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:
  • Common terminology of materials.
  • Material specifications.
  • Types of materials.
  • Importance and impact of material quantities.
  • Storage and distribution techniques and procedures.
  • Measurements including weight and dimension.
  • Difference between synthetic and leathers.
  • Importance of the feel and value of leather and synthetic characteristics.
  • Various material codings. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with other people where materials impact on all departments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate to people to action problems of materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology and be aware of standards relating to specific components for specific shoes. 

    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 Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    3. Bader Sa Proprietary Limited 
    4. Beier Safety Footwear 
    5. Belgotex Floorcoverings Pty Ltd 
    6. Bsn Medical Pty Ltd1 
    7. Crossley Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    9. Michelle Footwear Pty Ltd 
    10. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    11. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    12. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 



    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.