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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake making processes to assemble and attach uppers and bottoms in footwear 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11384  Undertake making processes to assemble and attach uppers and bottoms 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 assemble and attach bottoms and uppers to produce unfinished footwear by hand or by using a range of machines and equipment through assembling and attaching materials by hand and by using a range of machines and equipment. Learners will also be able to identify and select appropriate machines and equipment, select and prepare consumables and apply work instructions. Learners involved in making 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 assemble and attach components will include:
  • Insole tacking.
  • Back part moulding.
  • Upper conditioning.
  • Toe puff activating.
  • Pull toe laster.
  • Side lasting.
  • Flange bedding.
  • Seat lasting.
  • Scouring.
  • Roughing.
  • Bottom cementing.
  • Sole press.
  • Flash activator.
  • Cement dryer.
  • Heat setting.
  • Chilling unit.
  • Last slipper.
  • Heel attacher.
  • Sole stitching.
  • Rough rounder.
    This standard applies to machines and processes within the stitch down and stuck on construction techniques only.
    Consumables used when assembling and attaching components will include:
  • Stiffeners.
  • Adhesives.
  • Shanks.
  • Bottom fillers.
  • Tacks.
  • Abrasives.
  • Chemicals.
    Hand operations will include:
  • Insert stiffeners.
  • Cementing.
  • Hand lasting.
  • Tack pulling.
  • Spotting.
  • Last slipping.
  • Forced last.
  • Re-last. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assembling and attaching materials to produce footwear using a range of machinery and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials are attached and assembled applying standard operating procedures to produce a range of footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate machinery and equipment are used relevant to the process applying job cards and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Two pairs of shoes are produced comprising of 1 x completed pair and 1 x unfinished pair in compliance with standard operating procedures and machine manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assembling and attaching components to produce footwear by hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Footwear components are assembled and attached by hand applying standard operating procedures and job cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reasons for using hand versus equipment for making shoes are clearly understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identifying and selecting appropriate machines and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identifying and selecting appropriate machines and equipment for assembling and attaching components to produce footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Machines and equipment are identified and appropriately selected for the assembling and attaching of components in accordance with standard operating procedures and job cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The functions of the relevant machines are demonstrated in compliance with machine manufacturers specifications and enterprise standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Selecting and preparing consumables for assembling and attaching components to produce footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All consumables used are presented in the production of these shoes as per enterprise specification sheets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Consumable specifications are identified and their purpose is clearly understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate consumables are selected using job cards and standard operating procedures in preparation for the assembling and attaching of components. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Applying work instructions to assemble and attach components to produce footwear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work instructions and specifications are applied where ranges of components are assembled and attached. 

    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. 


    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 making processes.
  • Techniques used to assemble and attach uppers and bottoms.
  • The purposes and uses of the consumables used in making processes.
  • Techniques to assemble and attach uppers and bottoms by hand or machine 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 



    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.