Carry out a time study in the clothing industry

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Carry out a time study in the clothing industry
Level
4
Credits
9
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of
the standard minute system of work measurement; measure different working
speeds; convert observations to basic times; and convert basic times to
standard times.
Subfield
Clothing Manufacture
Domain
Apparel Work Study
Status
Registered
Status date
19 June 2009
Date version published
19 June 2009
Planned review date
31 December 2015
Entry information
Recommended: Unit 5290, Prepare for a time study in
the clothing industry, or demonstrate equivalent
knowledge and skills.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Competenz
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0030
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1
This unit standard is those employed in the clothing industry as supervisors,
managers, and production planners.
2
Definition
Workplace procedures refer to the verbal or documented procedures for performing
work activities and include health and safety, operational, environmental, and quality
management requirements. They may refer to manuals, manufacturer's
specifications, codes of practice, or policy statements.
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Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the standard minute system of work measurement.
Performance criteria
1.1
The uses of standard minutes in the apparel industry are explained in terms of
sectorial links and standardised work measurement.
1.2
Standard pace and average pace are marked and identified.
Element 2
Measure different working speeds.
Performance criteria
2.1
Jobs are rated with a rating error of plus or minus 5% overall.
2.2
Watch error over the period of the study is checked and no more than 2%.
2.3
Times are stated in decimal minutes.
2.4
All work is recorded and large variances are explained in accordance with
workplace procedures.
Range
extreme times and/or ratings circled out.
Element 3
Convert observations to basic times.
Performance criteria
3.1
Each rating and individual observation are calculated to basic times.
3.2
Extreme observations are identified and eliminated from calculations.
Element 4
Convert basic times to standard times.
Performance criteria
4.1
Rest and contingency allowances are determined in accordance with workplace
procedures and applied to each basic time.
4.2
A standard time is calculated for each operation using basic time calculations in
accordance with workplace procedures.
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4.3
All determined standard times are documented in accordance with workplace
procedures.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact Competenz [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the
content of this unit standard.
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