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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor quality in footwear manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11378  Monitor quality in footwear manufacturing 
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  11 
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 monitor quality in footwear processes through inspecting products, monitoring settings, actions and improvements and reporting on quality issues. Learners will also be able to record defects, returns and complaints for analysis purposes. 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 
Inspecting products to determine adherence to specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A company's quality system is explained in accordance with national and international standard bodies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Products are inspected extensively for any faults ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures and laid down industry specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Monitoring settings, actions and improvements to maximise quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Settings, actions and improvements are monitored at all times in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Any discrepancies pertaining to settings and actions is recorded, reported and rectified applying industry policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality is maximised at all times where industry standards are implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Reporting on quality issues to enable actions to be taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Relevant personnel are consulted with regarding quality shortfalls including products and footwear processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reports are produced showing records, defects etc. in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Checklists of selected items are produced and monitored in accordance with standard operating procedures and accepted quality practices. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Recording defects, returns and complaints for analysis. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Defects, returns and complaints are reported to the appropriate person applying standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Defects, returns and complaints are recorded appropriately for analysis and future referencing purposes applying standard operating procedures. 


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:
  • Footwear tolerances, specifications and work tickets.
  • Reporting formats.
  • Quality reporting structures.
  • Inspection procedures and possible appropriate action.
  • Interpreting gauges and types of gauges.
  • Units of measurement.
  • Various quality systems used in footwear. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify problems to inspect with detail. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others to sell quality issues to allow for action to be taken. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to ensure reports are legible and understandable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to interpret a range of gauge readings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems to determine the impact of one mistake on whole system. 

    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) 
    13. 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.