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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and relate to production sectors, end uses and competitors to the CTFL industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116442  Describe and relate to production sectors, end uses and competitors to the CTFL industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 3 National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to describe and relate to main production sectors, describe and relate to end uses and describe and relate to competitors to the CTFL industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification or equivalent qualification at NQFLevel 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Competitors refer to those countries that are major threats and include those from the west and the east.
  • This standard applies to processes involving the manufacturing of clothing, textiles, footwear and leather products. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describing and relating to main production sectors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sub sectors are correctly identified and each described, according to industry descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant production areas are correctly identified within the relevant sub sector and described by geographic location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant employer groupings making up the industry are correctly described and purposes related, according to industry descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant employee groupings making up the industry are correctly described and purposes related, according to industry descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant training organisations making up the industry are correctly identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describing and relating to end uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    End uses are correctly described by end product in terms of clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and related products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Products are correctly related to own context according to industry descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products are correctly grouped into end use categories, using accepted industry descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The product produced and the markets that use the product are related. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describing and relating to competitors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Overseas markets are correctly identified according to trade descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Competitor countries' products, materials and end uses are correctly identified according to trade descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strength and weaknesses of main competitors are identified and competitive edge is described, in accordance with industry perceptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for imported material availability are provided and the impact of imported materials on the CTFL industry is correctly described in accordance with industry perceptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods in which the industry can improve are related, in accordance with industry perceptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Methods of improving efficiency and effectiveness of processes and product to beat competitor markets can be described, in accordance with industry perceptions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the FET band or the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Sector Education and Training Authority will accredit providers against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • The relevant sub sectors.
  • The importance of training in the CTFL industry.
  • The importance of competitors and reasons for a company to retain competitor advantage.
  • The impact that competitor products has on the domestic market.
  • The appropriate end uses as it applies to learners' particular context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information where analysis of competitors is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively where the verbal or written description of main production sectors, end uses and competitors is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems where the impact of competitor countries on the domestic market is understood. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48973   National Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    2. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    3. Imbokodo General Trading cc 
    4. Mnambithi TVET College 
    5. Pesac Professional Training (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    7. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    8. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    9. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    10. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    11. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 



    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.