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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Community House Building 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24273  National Certificate: Community House Building 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority  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  124  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide Learners` as well as providers of education and training with national standards that represent the competencies required to meet the challenges of participating effectively in the building construction industry as a multi-skilled practitioner.

For those who have been in the workplace for a considerable period of 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 as a multi-skilled practitioner.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment documentation that meet and allow for Learners` to achieve the desired outcomes.

For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved within the legislative frameworks in which the construction industry is required to operate.

This qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the building industry. The qualification will allow the qualified multi-skilled practitioner to register as a community house builder and provides a solid foundation for future career advancement across similar qualifications in the construction industry, including supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.

The primary skills that are recognised in this qualification relate to a range of limited technical skills that are required to build a house of basic design. The learner will also have a basic understanding of the construction industry and how he or she is expected to operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems that govern the workplace.

Rationale

As a result of past legacies many practitioners within the building construction sector were denied career advancement and possible recognition for skills acquired in the various trades. 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 Community House Building" qualification, based on unit standards, will allow Learners` to enter into this qualification as a starting point to an artisan career and in addition, allow for the recognition of prior learning within the building sector.

The CETA Sector Skills Plan indicates a definite need for a qualification that allows for the development of a multi-skilled practitioner who is able to draw on a range of limited technical competencies from the various designated trades.

The "National Certificate in Community House Building" reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively as a multi-skilled practitioner in the building construction industry and preferably in the construction of basic housing structures.

On completion of this qualification, the learner has the option of progressing within any one of the career paths of the construction industry and receiving a further qualification in Construction Carpentry, Masonry etc. In addition, this qualification will also provide opportunities for self-employment and entrepreneurship within the field of community house building. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners` should have acquired the equivalent of NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) numeracy and literacy competencies within the General Education and Training Band (GET) prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

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 contained in the relevant unit standard/s. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
N/A 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. On completion of this qualification Learners` will be able to demonstrate competent performance in the following outcomes within the defined context of this qualification.
  • Demonstrate competent performance against the criteria contained in the Fundamental unit standards selected for the Numeracy and Literacy competencies that are required of multi-skilled practitioners in the construction industry.
  • Apply energy efficient environmental principles that result in the construction of buildings that are environmentally sound and which promote the sustainability of the surrounding environment.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry, stakeholders, relevant regulations, legislation and skills development initiatives.
  • Prepare basic sketches and drawings as well as read and interpret basic construction drawings and specifications.
  • Apply health and safety legislation when carrying out the range of activities associated with the building of community houses.
  • Render basic first aid when minor injuries are sustained to self or personnel engaged in building activities on the site.
  • Erect, use and dismantle basic access equipment.
  • Set out, excavate and cast concrete strip foundations and build foundation walling onto which a concrete slab is cast.
  • Set out and prepare carpentry work areas for the limited range of carpentry practices carried out during the construction of houses of a basic design.
  • Use brick size and block size units to build walls, including the building of bricks into pre-erected light steel framed walls.
  • Set out, brace and erect site made roof trusses and including prefabricated roof trusses where these have been specified.
  • Apply screeds to concrete floors.
  • Measure, cut and fit glass into wood and steel frames in accordance with specified dimensions.
  • Prepare, prime and paint internal and external surfaces.

    2. Competence in the area of specialisation opted for by the learner in any of the following:
  • Erect, connect and clad light steel frames that have been treated to prevent corrosion and install appropriate insulation where required, including the building of brick/block work into light steel frames where this is specified.
  • Build, connect, clad and erect timber frame walls and install appropriate insulation where required.
  • Erect ceilings and install appropriate insulation where required.
  • Construct on-site sanitation facilities on sites where houses of basic design are being built for the community.
  • Measure and order building materials and identify, select and maintain required tools and equipment.
  • Manage labour, plant, equipment and material resources on a construction project. 

  • 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, 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. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Comparable qualifications in Germany and The Netherlands indicate that the progress of a tradesmen begins at the level where a wide range of skills and knowledge across all trades is acquired and implemented across the range of construction practices before these tradesmen embark on a learning pathway that will lead them towards specialisation in a particular trade.

    Housing conditions in South Africa represent a unique situation and there is an ever-increasing demand for the construction of low cost, economical houses of a basic design. This in turn has led to a growing demand for a multi-skilled practitioner who has acquired a range of basic technical skills and knowledge that will enable him or her to effectively contribute to the construction of low cost, economical houses that meet the requirements of sound construction at an affordable cost within the framework of health and safety legislation and national building standards. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been developed to provide mobility across the construction industry and is intended to allow for further learning towards related trade qualifications within this sector.The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying Learners` can move from one construction context to another. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 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. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place through training providers that have been accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) to deliver training programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate in Community House Building - NQF Level 2. CETA is responsible for the moderation of learner achievements for those 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. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    Credits changed from 169 to 124 by SAQA and SGB decision. 

    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  14882  Apply screeds to a concrete floor  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
    Core  14883  Apply tiles to plastered surfaces  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14884  Build masonry superstructures using solid and hollow units  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  14887  Clad roof structures  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14891  Erect roof trusses  Level 2  NQF Level 02  14 
    Core  14892  Install glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14893  Paint internal and external surfaces  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14894  Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14895  Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations, build foundation walling and cast concrete slabs  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  14889  Describe the composition, roleplayers and the role of the construction industry in the South African economy  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  14054  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9960  Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14885  Build steel frame walls  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14886  Build timber frame walls  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14888  Construct on-site sanitation facilities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14890  Erect ceilings and install insulation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9984  Manage construction resources  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  9968  Procure materials, tools and equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    5. Amber Tower Training 
    6. Assured Vocational Skills Institute 
    7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    8. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Big Tree Group 
    10. Blacken Security Services 
    11. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    12. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    13. Builders Training Centre 
    14. Buna Construction And Projects 
    15. Canton Trading 273 
    16. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    17. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    18. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    19. Centre For Economic Participation 
    20. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    21. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    22. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    23. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    24. DESTO PTY LTD 
    25. Eastcape Training Centre 
    26. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    27. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    28. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    29. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    30. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    31. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    32. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    33. F& O Deliveries 
    34. False Bay College 
    35. Forek Institute of Technology 
    36. Furniture World Training Centre 
    37. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    38. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    39. Godisang Development 
    40. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    41. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    42. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    43. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    44. In Excess Traiding 22 (Pty) ltd 
    45. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    46. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    47. Josmap Training Institute 
    48. Kagano Consulting Services 
    49. Kamofatso Construction and Academy 
    50. Keewave Trading 403 
    51. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    52. KIM People Development 
    53. L S Nkosi CC 
    54. Leps Training Consultants 
    55. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    56. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    57. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    58. Majuba TVET College 
    59. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
    60. Masana Social Consultants cc 
    61. Microzone Training CC 
    62. Mnambithi TVET College 
    63. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    64. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    66. Motheo TVET College 
    67. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    68. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    69. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    70. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    71. Mthoms Trading 
    72. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    73. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    74. National African Federated Building Industry 
    75. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    76. NHBRC 
    77. NIRVANA BUSINESS SOLUTION CONSTRUCTION 
    78. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    79. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    80. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    81. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    82. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    83. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    84. Northlink TVET College 
    85. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    86. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    87. Othandweni Training Centre 
    88. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    89. Palale Construction and Projects 
    90. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    91. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    92. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    93. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    94. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    95. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    97. RCS Academy 
    98. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Reflections Development Institute 
    100. Rural Development Trust 
    101. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    102. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    103. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    104. SESANA PROJECTS 
    105. SETHIKE TRADING 
    106. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    107. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    108. Somvi General Services 
    109. Sonani Training and Communications 
    110. Sphola Consulting CC 
    111. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    112. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    113. Thabomeleng 
    114. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    115. The Business Zone 352 
    116. Thekweni TVET College 
    117. Thembifundo Ikusasa Lakho 
    118. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
    119. Tius Consultants 
    120. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    121. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    122. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    123. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    124. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    125. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    126. TSK Projects 
    127. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    128. Umfolozi FET College 
    129. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    130. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation 
    131. Vizz Tech Printers 
    132. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    133. Vuselela TVET College 
    134. WAL TRAINING 
    135. West Coast TVET College 
    136. YAHWEH 1 CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS CC 
    137. Zama Training & Developments 



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