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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Construction Plastering 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20814  National Certificate: Construction Plastering 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Building Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Building Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2006-08-01  2009-03-12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-03-12   2013-03-31  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
65409  National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  140  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Qualifying learners are able to prepare, apply plaster to walls and ceilings, and repair existing plastering without supervision. A plasterer who works without supervision should be able to establish a site, install and use access equipment, understand surface characteristics, select and procure materials, tools and equipment, prepare surfaces, and mix and apply plaster and screeds to surfaces, employing safe and healthy work practices. In addition, the qualifying learner will demonstrate competence in two areas of specialisation, elected from applying specialist plastering and screeding to surfaces, calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan, and prepare and lay precast paving. The qualified learner is able to competently fulfil plastering contracts safely and in a professional manner, to ensure that industry standards are maintained.

This qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the building industry. This will allow persons to register as a construction plasterer and lay a foundation for future career advancement across similar trades and to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.


Rationale of the qualification:

As a result of past legacies many practitioners within the building construction sector were denied career advancement and possible recognition as qualified tradesmen. This was as a direct result of poor educational opportunities at some schools, leading to a lack of entry to formal training institutions. The introduction of a National Certificate in Construction Plastering based on unit standards will allow learners to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming an impassable barrier and in addition, allow for the recognition of prior learning.

In terms of existing legislation, designated trades have to become transformed into unit standards-based qualifications. The Sector Skills Plan developed by the CETA showed a definite need for supervisory personnel requiring relevant technical competencies such as those required in construction plastering. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have acquired the competencies of NQF Level 2 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, especially numeracy and literacy competencies, prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification.


Recognition of Prior Learning:

Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant unit standard/s. If a candidate is successful in all the unit standards, a whole qualification will be obtained. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
On achieving this qualification a learner will be competent in:
  • Preparation of surfaces for plastering, including repairs to plastering.
  • Area preparation and substrate preparation.
  • Application of plaster and screed to walls, columns, reveals and sills, ceilings, and beams, to construct insitu mouldings, and attach prefabricated plaster units.
  • Knowledge of different plaster types, screeds and grano.
  • Knowledge of different surfaces and repairs to same.
  • Knowledge and application of plastering tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of measurement of quantities and procurement of materials.
  • Knowledge of building regulations and applicable specifications. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    In particular assessors should check that the learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
  • Measure the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it.
  • Use methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Maintain a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification.
  • The relationship between practical and theoretical is not fixed but varies according to the type and level of qualification.


    Integrated Assessment:

    Before qualifying, the learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical situation that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards. In addition, during the learning process for each Unit Standard, learners will be expected to write tests to assess underpinning knowledge, and demonstrate their skills in terms of specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard in assignments and practical exams.

    Integrated assessment provides learners with an opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The New Zealand unit standards compare favourably with this qualification, differing as follows:
  • Separate standards are included for the running of bench mouldings in gypsum plaster on site, and similarly in sand and cement plaster (nos. 6107 and 6108).
  • National Certificates are also provided for Proprietary Plaster Cladding Systems with strands in Fibre Cement and External Insulation Finishing Systems.
  • NZ refers to "solid" plastering in the qualification title.


    The Scottish standards differ from those incorporated in this qualification in the following ways:
  • Plasterboard fixing skills are included, such as for dry walling and ceilings (unit no. 4530445).
  • An emphasis on varied texturing techniques, patterns and designs, as in unit no. 4530445.
  • There is also an advanced Certificate including: curved moulded plasterwork, forming architectural features, barrel and vaulted work, repair and restoration of ornamental plasterwork, and modern plastering methods and techniques. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been developed for mobility across similar trades within the industry and is intended to allow for further learning towards supervisory and management qualifications within this and other sectors.

    This qualification builds on other certificates from a range of sub-sectors and will provide articulation with a range of qualifications in both technical and management areas. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate for Construction Plasterers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.

    Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.

    Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years' practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of Evidence).
  • A recognised assessor qualification. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65409, which is "National Certificate in Building and Civil Construction", Level 3, 140 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9966  Establish and prepare a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9970  Apply plaster to surfaces  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  9971  Apply screeds to a concrete floor  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  9962  Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9969  Prepare for plastering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  9968  Procure materials, tools and equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9973  Apply basic business concepts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9974  Prepare and lay precast block paving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  11533  Apply specialist plastering and screeding to surface  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Border Kei Training Trust 
    3. Catagrict Impremere 
    4. Fhatalushaka Training Centre CC 
    5. Isiphetho Holdings 
    6. L S Nkosi CC 
    7. Leps Training Consultants 
    8. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    9. Tshwane South College-atteridgeville Campus 
    10. Unique Training Solutions Bloemfontein 



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