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

National Certificate: Construction Carpentry 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22670  National Certificate: Construction Carpentry 
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  177  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 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners and education and training providers with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the building construction industry.

For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.

For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment documentation.

For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved.

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

The primary skills that are recognised in this qualification relate to the manufacturing of wood products, constructing and finishing buildings and structural elements using wood and/or other related materials. The learner will also have an understanding of the construction industry and how he or she should operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems, which govern the workplace.

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 Carpentry 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 indicates a definite need for supervisory personnel requiring relevant technical competencies such as those required in construction carpentry.

The National Certificate in Construction Carpentry reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the building construction industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

The range of typical learners include persons involved in:
  • The construction and completion/finishing of buildings and/or structures, using wood or related materials.
  • The maintenance of structures and/or formwork.
  • The manufacturing of components.

    Typical job roles would include:
  • Kitchen Unit Installer
  • Finishing Carpenter
  • Joiner Wood Machinist
  • Formworker
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Ceiling and Partitioning Erector
  • Roofer 

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

    Recognition of prior learning:

    The qualification may be obtained through the process of 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. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
  • All the Fundamental unit standards totalling 46 credits are compulsory.
  • All the Core unit standards totalling 121 credits are compulsory.
  • Learners must choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 10 credits from the Elective component to complete 177 credits in order to be awarded the qualification.

    The following elective unit standards have not been developed yet, and will be linked to the qual as soon as it is registered:
  • Install gutters and downpipes
  • Lay floor coverings 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On completion of this qualification learners are able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry in terms of its composition, role players and the impact of the industry on the South African economy.
  • Read and interpret drawings and prepare the work area, tools, equipment and materials accordingly.
  • Apply health and safety legislation to a work area in the form of standards and procedures, including the rendering of basic first aid.
  • Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas.
  • Construct and erect steel and timber formwork and shoring.

    Competence in the area of specialisation opted for by the learner in any of the following:
  • Install shopfitting components manufactured from wood.
  • Install finishing components.
  • Manufacture wood products.
  • Erect ceilings and timber frame partitions.
  • Manufacture and erect roof trusses and clad roof structures.
  • Install gutters and downpipes.
  • Lay floor coverings. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written tests, demonstrations and a number of self-assessments. The purpose of formative assessment is to diagnose learner strengths and weaknesses and to determine readiness for summative assessment.

    Summative assessment would consist of written tests coupled with assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations. Summative assessments would only be conducted once the learner has indicated that he/she is ready to undergo summative 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. 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.

    In particular assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
  • The quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it.
  • The different methods that can be used by the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Reflexive competencies.

    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 (portfolio of evidence).
  • A recognised assessor qualification. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    International Comparability:

    1. New Zealand Qualification Board

    This qualification is comparable to the equivalent New Zealand qualification. The following differences are noted:

    The New Zealand Qualifications Framework has two qualifications for Carpentry:
  • National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4.
  • National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 (Advanced) for learners who aspire to a position of responsibility.

    National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4
  • This qualification has a greater number of unit standards for knowledge of the theoretical aspects, which underpin the practical skills involved in carpentry. There are 39 of these knowledge-based unit standards in total, each with a credit allocation varying between 1, 2 or 3 credits.
  • Unit standards are written at task level. This essentially means the New Zealand qualification is structured with a greater number of unit standards with smaller credit allocations.
  • There is an elective unit standard "Sling and communicate during crane operations".

    National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 (Advanced)
  • The unit standards comprising this qualification cover theoretical aspects only.
  • This qualification is awarded to learners who have been credited with the compulsory unit standards (18 credits) and a minimum of 22 credits at Level 4 or above from the Construction trades sub-field (Elective).

    Construction trades refer to:
  • Architectural aluminium joinery
  • Fibre cement linings
  • Bricklaying
  • Fibrous plaster
  • Carpentry
  • Floor and wall tiling
  • Carpentry theory
  • Flooring
  • Concrete construction
  • Glazing
  • Concrete production
  • Lighting design
  • Concrete roof tiling
  • Plaster board
  • Concrete technology
  • Proprietary plaster cladding systems
  • Core construction
  • Solid plastering
  • Elementary construction skills
  • Specialist interiors

    2. Scottish Vocational Qualifications Authority

    The qualification has also been compared against Certificate qualifications registered on the Scottish Qualifications Framework (SVQF), Area 003: Constructing. The following differences are noted:

    Certificate qualifications have been developed for Levels 1 - 4 of the SVQF and have been structured around the different areas of construction carpentry practice in the following manner:

    Construction: Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2 and 3)
    Construction: Formworking (Level 1, 2 and 3)
    Construction: Roof Sheeting and Cladding (Level 2)
    Construction: Roof Slating, Tiling and Cement Work (Level 2 and 3)
    Construction: Shopfitting (Level 2 and 3)
    Construction: Wood Machining (Level 1, 2 and 3)
    Construction: Wood Occupations (Level 1)
  • Each qualification at each level comprises a smaller number of mandatory units that comprise generic workplace core skills and skills that are specific to the area of practice.
  • Complexity of skill is denoted in the level of the qualification.
  • Two examples of the way in which SVQ`s are made up is provided below: These examples are provided to give an indication of both structure and level of complexity:

    Examples:

    Construction: Formworking (Level 1)

    Contribute to maintaining work relationships
  • Identify potential areas of conflict
  • Maintain relationships with colleagues
    Comply with Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Operate safely
  • Use, store and maintain resources safely
  • Comply with security and emergency site procedures
    Use tools and power tools
  • Select resources
  • Use tools and power tools
  • Comply with safe working practices
    Set up protection and safety equipment for the working area
  • Select equipment
  • Install, maintain and remove protection and safety equipment
  • Comply with safe working practices
    Assist with Formworking activities
  • Receive instructions to enable assistance to be given
  • Assist with Formworking activities
  • Comply with safe working practices
    National Health and Safety Test (CITB)

    Construction: Roof Sheeting and Cladding (Level 2)

    Store resources ready for use
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Store resources
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Contribute to efficient working practices
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships
  • Organise your own work
  • Assist in the monitoring of work progress
    Establish the suitability of the work area and access equipment (roofing occupations)
  • Confirm the suitability of the work area
  • Check, erect and dismantle access equipment
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Prepare Roof Sheeting and Cladding Materials and Components for Installation
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Prepare materials and components for application
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Apply Roof Sheeting and Cladding to the Structural Fabric
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Position and secure materials and components to the structural fabric
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Provide Setting out for roof sheeting and cladding
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Set out for roof sheeting and cladding
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Install rainwater goods (roof sheeting and cladding)
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Position and secure materials and components
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    National Health and Safety Test (CITB)

    Optional units: Candidates must complete one of the following units in addition to the mandatory units:

    Prepare background surfaces to receive roof sheeting and cladding
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Prepare background surfaces
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Repair waterproof finishings to roof sheeting and cladding
  • Establish the suitability of resources
  • Repair surface defects to roof sheeting and cladding
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe work environment
    Carry out slinging and signaling for the movement of loads
  • Prepare and sling loads for lifting
  • Direct and control the movement and placing of loads

    3. Australian National Qualifications Framework

    The Technical and Further Education Authority (TAFE) New South Wales was also used as a resource for international benchmarking. TAFE provides nationally accredited training. The following information highlights the nationally accredited training programme offered by TAFE and which is aligned to the Construction Carpentry Certificate qualification registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 3.

    Construction Carpentry - Trade:

    Qualification = Certificate III (AQF)
    National Code = 90203NSW
    Course No = 8044
    Vocational Area = Construction and Transport
    Program Area = Construction and Architectural
    Nominal Hours = 480

    This course, which can be done as part of an apprenticeship is for people who want to learn construction and formwork skills.

    You will gain knowledge and skills needed for the construction and formwork industry. You will learn about plan reading, timber and concrete stairs, falsework, formwork, construction methods and scaffolding.

    Career Opportunities:
    Construction Carpenter

    Articulation:
    When you finish this course you can do other construction courses at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) IV-VII

    Entry requirements:
    There are no formal educational requirements for this course.

    Modules with hours:
  • Workplace Communication (40)
  • Work Evidence 1 (1)
  • Work Evidence 3 (1)
  • Surface Preparation (20)
  • Formwork: Plan Reading (24)
  • Formwork: Work Practices (32)
  • Formwork: Tools and Equipment (18)
  • Levelling - Introduction (4)
  • Levelling (16)
  • Construction Carpentry - Work practices (16)
  • Formwork for Concrete (24)
  • Formwork and Concrete - Basic (36)
  • Oxy Acetylene/LPG Cutting (20)
  • Falsework and Scaffolding (32)
  • General Demolition (20)
  • Falsework and Scaffolding (32)
  • General Demolition (20)
  • Concrete - Placement and Finish (40)
  • Explosive Powered Tools (8)
  • Static Machines (32)
  • Work Platforms, Elevating (16)
  • Setting Out (16)
  • Timber Stairs: External (40)
  • Scaffolding Basic (40)
  • Formwork - Substructure (40)
  • Formwork - Walls (40)
  • Formwork and Falsework - Concrete Stairs (40)
  • Formwork and Falsework - Suspended Slabs (80)
  • Formwork - Circular and Curved (80)
  • Formwork - Sloping and Transitional (24)
  • Work Evidence (4)
  • Work Evidence (5)
  • Work Evidence (2)
  • General Construction OH and S Induction (5) 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been developed for mobility across similar trades within the construction 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.

    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL. 

    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 in Construction Carpentry. CETA is responsible for the 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 ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs 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. 

    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  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14674  Clad roof structures  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Core  14676  Erect roof trusses  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Core  9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14226  Fabricate, erect and strip formwork for straight walls, columns and bases  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  14224  Fabricate, erect and strip steel and timber formwork for T-walls, decks and beams and single flight staircases  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Core  14673  Install finishing components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Core  14679  Manufacture timber roof trusses  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14678  Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14225  Fabricate, erect and strip steel and timber formwork for curved, sloped and E-walls and curved bases with kicker, incorporating waterbar  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  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  14672  Describe the composition, roleplayers and the role of the construction industry in the South African economy  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  14677  Use drawings and identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  14675  Erect ceilings and timber frame partitions  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  14737  Install shopfitting components manufactured from wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  14735  Manufacture products from wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  32 


    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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abc Developers 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. AGR National Training cc 
    5. Border Kei Training Trust 
    6. Catagrict Impremere 
    7. Corobrick (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Fhatalushaka Training Centre CC 
    9. L S Nkosi CC 
    10. Leps Training Consultants 
    11. MTL Training and Projects 
    12. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    13. Othandweni Training Centre 
    14. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    15. S.A.G Training 
    16. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    17. Sedibeng Training Centre 
    18. Taletso F.E.T College 
    19. Tovani Traiding 299 
    20. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Tshwane South College-atteridgeville Campus 
    22. Unique Training Solutions Bloemfontein 



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