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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare final covering for prepared upholstery frames 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117157  Prepare final covering for prepared upholstery frames 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
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  12 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare the final upholstery covering components in a safe manner and in line with standards. The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing equipment, tools and workstation.
  • Preparing fabric.
  • Planning and marking fabric for cutting.
  • Cutting out upholstery components.
  • Marking and sorting upholstery components. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in basic numeracy and literacy equivalent to ABET Level 4. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to the National Certificate in Furniture Making, NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include but are not limited to:
  • Queries: omissions; errors; unclear information
  • Equipment and tools: cutting table; manual cutting equipment
  • Templates and lays: paper; cardboard; hardboard; plywood; plastics
  • Specification: fabric type; fabric size; fabric colour; templates and lay types and sizes
  • Marker: templates; lays; meter stick
  • Alignment: weft; warp; pattern direction; pile direction
  • Marking: tailors chalk; pencil; lay powder; pen
  • Components: upholstery covers
  • Problems: incorrect fabric; templates; lays; alignment; fabric flaws and marks
  • Relevant action: rectify; report; replace; reject
  • Planned interruptions: tea breaks; lunch breaks; toilet; training; setting up
  • Unplanned interruptions: breakdowns; power failure; materials shortfalls; identification of product fault
  • Quality checks: output against specification and storage of output; customer requirements
  • Relevant action: reporting; recording; rectifying
  • Production requirements: location and quality control 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare equipment, tools and workstation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specification is checked and confirmed to be correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any queries with the specification are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and tools for the job are identified and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and tools are checked to be operational and in the required condition for safe and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faulty equipment and tools are reported to the relevant person and replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Equipment and tools are handled safely and set out correctly for the job at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work area, equipment and tools are free of debris and lubricants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Preparation is carried out safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare fabric. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Upholstery fabrics, templates and lays are checked with specification and confirmed to be correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fabrics are checked for defects and faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fabrics, templates and lays not to specification are rectified, replaced and reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fabrics are correctly matched for colour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fabric is positioned and rolled out square, true and flat on the cutting table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Unused part rolls are returned to appropriate storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operation is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and mark fabric for cutting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sequence of marking out is done to minimise waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Marking is done according to fabric type, width, pile, minor flaws and stretch factor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Marked components are correctly aligned according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Minor defects will not be visible when upholstered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fabric is marked out to specification using the specified marker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems in marking out are reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work area is kept clean, tidy and safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Process is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Cut out upholstery components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct cutting and equipment are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are cut cleanly to marked size and shape within given tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cutting equipment for the work is used safely and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems in cutting components are identified and rectified, or reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The work area is kept clean and tidy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cutting equipment is returned to correct storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operation is performed safely and within the allocated time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Mark and sort upholstery components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Templates and lays are removed and returned to designated area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are accurately sorted identified and marked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are made ready for next stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Remaining fabrics from the process are returned to designated storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste fabric is disposed of according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Relevant information is recorded onto appropriate documents. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA.

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Reading and understanding specifications

    A sound understanding of preparation and use of tools and equipment, including the range of cutting equipment available

    A broad understanding of upholstery fabrics including:
  • Types and uses of fabrics
  • Utilisation of fabric rolls and avoiding waste
  • Fabric storage techniques
  • Effect of flaws and how to deal with them
  • Reasons for correct alignment

    Determining damage to templates and lays and how to rectify damage

    A sound understanding of fabric marking including:
  • Marking techniques to minimise waste
  • Types of marking chalks
  • Types of markers used
  • Requirements for marking components

    Problems that may occur and how to rectify them

    Relevant health and safety requirements, with particular reference to the consequences of lubricants and debris being left on equipment and work surfaces

    Preparation of components for next stage

    A broad understanding of quality and performance issues including:
  • Importance of quality and performance standards
  • Importance of organised workstation
  • Types of interruptions which occur, and how to handle them
  • Importance of quality checks
  • Understanding of tolerances
  • Dealing with deviations to acceptable tolerances
  • Use and completing of documents 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when preparing the final covering for the prepared upholstery frames, the planning and cutting of upholstery components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when selecting equipment and tools for final covering process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when performing the final covering operations that they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    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
    Elective  49091   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


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