Clothing Manufacturing

 General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  (50484)

Level 1 : 120 credits

 This qualification is applicable to people within the clothing sector. Learners will be able to produce garments using a domestic lockstitch sewing machine. The purpose of the qualification is to build the competence of learners in the clothing sector at NQF Level 1 to address the following:

  • The need for the learner to demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities.
  • The need for the learner to manage his/her personal finances, as well as demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices.
  • The need for the learner to demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities.
  • The need for learners to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept production.
  • The need for the learner to perform basic life support and / or first aid procedures in emergencies, and assist community members to access services in accordance with their health related human rights.
  • The need for the learner to comply with quality procedures and practices when finishing and storing pressed and ironed items.
  • The need for the learner to demonstrate an understanding of how to participate effectively in the workplace.
  • The need for the learner to research market trends and determine customer needs and in so doing successfully negotiate price and delivery requirements with customers.
  • The need for the learner to identify component parts of a product and in so doing calculate the quantities and cost of various component parts as per customer requirements.
  • The need for the learner to determine the appropriate material requirements and in so doing identify a range of suppliers from which to select an buy materials.
  • The need for the learner to complete a minimum of two different garments or home textiles using a lockstitch sewing machine and in so doing cut, sew, finish and inspect the completed garments. 

 
National Certificate: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Processes  (58227)

Level 2 :  120 credits

 This qualification will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) manufacturing industries. Learners achieving this qualification will be able to contribute to CTFL manufacturing processes by:

  • Monitoring the manufacturing/production process and the quality of production.
  • Understanding their role in the business, i.e. in production and related activities.
  • Understanding how they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.
  • Perform simple to complex manufacturing / production operations as stipulated.

 National Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  (48973)

Level 3 : 130 credits

 The qualification is applicable to people across the CTFL sector as the fundamental and core and elective components deal with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required by all mechanicians in the sector. Learners will deal with specific clothing, textile (dry) or textile (wet) processes through the chosen elective area.

The purpose of the qualification is to build the mechanician competence at level 3 to address the following:
1. The need for mechanicians to describe and identify raw materials, lubricants and chemicals.
2. The need for mechanicians to describe and relate the mechanician competence to the various production sectors, end uses and role players in the CTFL sector.
3. The need to use a range of hand or power tools, as well as a range of fastening devices and systems
4. The need comply with quality and waste reduction practices as well as the need to apply safety, house keeping, environmental practices and specific legal requirements.
5. The need to understand mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic and steam generating systems and concepts.
6. The need to maintain positive \ employee relationships and to interact with people within other CTFL processes.
7. The need to read and react to machine control variables.
8. The need to identify calculations, terms, concepts and materials.
9. The need for learners in a clothing environment to maintain a range of clothing machinery.
10. The need for learners in a textile dry process to maintain and care for machinery and to start up and shut down a textile dries process.
11. The need for learners in a textile wet process to maintain and care for machinery.  

 
Further Education and Training Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  (48964)

Level 4 : 178 credits

 The qualification is applicable to people across the CTFL sector as the fundamental and core and elective components deal with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required by all mechanicians in the sector. Learners will deal with specific clothing, textile (dry) or textile (wet) processes through the chosen elective area.

The purpose of the qualification is to build the mechanician competence at level 4 to address the following:

1. The need for mechanicians to monitor the use of raw materials, lubricants and chemicals.
2. The need to maintain and use a range of hand or power tools.
3. The need to record quality matters and maintain a quality system.
4. The need to monitor waste and record waste related statistics.
5. The need to determine common mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and to conduct generic tests on these.
6. The need to monitor and improve employer / employee practices in a CTFL plant.
7. The need to lead teams in CTFL processes
8. The need to describe material flow in the manufacture of CTFL products.
9. The need for learners to maintain a range of clothing machinery.
10. The need for learners to maintain textile (dry) process machinery in the textile industry.
11. The need for learners to complete a product change over in a textile dry process.
12. The need for learners to maintain textile (wet) process machinery in the textile industry.
 

Amanda Ndamane

Sewing training learner

She attended a course at Doornkop sponsored by Harmony Gold. The course was conducted by VEB Cele and Associates, an accredited training service provioder with more than 17 years training experience.

Lungiswa Mbatha

Sewing training learner

 She attended a course at Doornkop sponsored by Harmony Gold. The course was conducted by VEB Cele and Associates, an accredited training service provioder with more than 17 years training experience. 

Nandi Mtshali

Sewing Training learner

She attended a course at Doornkop sponsored by Harmony Gold. The course was conducted by VEB Cele and Associates, an accredited training service provioder with more than 17 years training experience.  

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