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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake closing processes to join components in footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11382  Undertake closing processes to join components 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  24 
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 Footwear processes. Learners assessed competent against this standard will be able to join materials to produce uppers by hand or by using a range of machines and equipment through joining materials to produce closed uppers using a range of machinery and equipment, performing operations by hand, identifying and selecting machines and equipment for joining materials and selecting and preparing consumables. Learners will also be able to apply work instructions and place patterns. Learners involved in closing 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 
Machines used to produce closed uppers will include:
  • Stitching:
  • Chain stitch.
  • Flat bed without trimmer.
  • Flat bed with trimmer.
  • Post.
  • Post trimmer.
  • Binding.
  • Zig Zag.
  • Cording
  • Non-stitching:
  • Skiving.
  • Splitting.
  • Eye-letting.
  • Riveting.
  • Buckling.
  • Strap punching.
  • Folding.
  • Toe puff press.
  • Size stamping.
    Consumables used when joining materials will include:
  • Eye-lets.
  • Trims.
  • Buckles.
  • Rivets.
  • Needles.
  • Threads.
  • Toe puffs.
  • Adhesives.
  • Bindings.
    Hand operations will include:
  • Assembling components.
  • Hand marking.
  • Pasting / solution / blocking/
  • Fitting.
  • Interlacing.
  • Reinforcing - plumbing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Joining materials to produce closed uppers using a range of machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machine and equipment specifications are defined and understood applying manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are joined using a range of machinery and equipment applying standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Performing operations by hand associated with closed upper. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Closed upper operations are performed safely by hand according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reasons for using hand versus equipment for closing processes are clearly understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identifying and selecting appropriate machines and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identifying and selecting appropriate machines and equipment for joining materials to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The functions of the relevant machines are clearly understood as specified by the manufacturer and enterprise standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Machines and equipment are identified and appropriately selected for joining materials to produce closed uppers in accordance with standard operating procedures and job cards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Selecting and preparing consumables for joining materials to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Consumable specifications are identified and their purpose is clearly understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate consumables are selected using job cards and standard operating procedures in preparation for joining materials to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All consumables used in the production of these uppers are presented as required to complete the uppers and according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Applying work instructions to join materials to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work instructions and specifications are applied where materials are joined to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Instructions on job cards are followed sequentially so that defects are avoided at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Shortfalls are recorded and reported to the appropriate person applying standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Two pairs of closed uppers are produced including 1 x folded and 1 x bound topline using appropriate machinery safely according to manufacturers specifications and Standard Operating Procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Placing patterns to a process to produce closed uppers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pattern specifications are identified and applied to the relevant closed upper process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Patterns are prepared and placed to a process applying standard operating procedures in order to produce closed uppers. 


    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:
  • The names, functions and parts of various machines and equipment used in closing processes.
  • Techniques used to close uppers.
  • The purposes and uses of the consumables used in closing processes.
  • Techniques to perform hand operations to close uppers by hand and when to use a particular technique. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to make appropriate settings to continue work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities to prepare consumables, machines and tools for work processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively determining content of appropriate work instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to select techniques for performing processes by machine and by hand. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the understanding of the impact of the process on another as it applies to footwear manufacturing. 

    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  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. Beier Safety Footwear 
    3. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    4. Michelle Footwear Pty Ltd 
    5. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    6. 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.