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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Timber Roof Erecting 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24295  National Certificate: Timber Roof Erecting 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Building Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY 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  120  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 that a qualified learner is able to erect timber roofs safely and in a professional manner, to ensure that industry and legislated standards are maintained. The competencies identified for the above three areas that are most needed include:

a). Knowledge of:

Materials and their uses/application, including product knowledge
Measurement levels and alignment
Numeracy, ratios
Literacy
National safety laws and regulations, including National Occupational Safety Association guidelines, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Equipment and material storage
Installation instructions
First aid
Material sizes
Hand tools and their uses
Power tools and their uses
Truss designs (SABS 0243, rational design)
Truss layout
Truss member components
Truss types
Material grading
Material types
Wood characteristics
Cutting list
Storage requirements

b). Skills to:

Organise a safe working environment/organise site
Select and erect scaffold
Select materials/products and qualities
Read plans
Measure, apply and set in (installation/placing)
Calculate measurement levels and alignment
Calculate totals, costing, amounts, and quantities
Read manuals
Transcribe to orders
Maintain, store, and read manuals
Maintain and store application (electrical) tools
Read and write reports
Use tools and cladding
Store or place materials
Organise
Communicate
Follow manufacturer/supplier specifications/SABS requirements
Render basic first aid
Order and administer
Hire and fire
Maintain authority
Bulldog washers
Identify truss components
Interpret drawings
Calculate angles
Check measurements against plans
Measure
Size bolts
Size nuts and washers
Calculate quantities (mathematical) of fixing components
Clinch nails cross grain
Cut
Nail and bolt
Handle trusses
Lay trusses down for storage

c). Attitudes

Neatness/tidy
Cleanliness
Not wasting
Disciplined
Balanced
Aesthetic feel
Ask advice
Seek advice

d). Other Comments
Cladding concrete, and metal sheeting are not included
Safety issues are very important throughout

Qualifying learners that are able to manufacture timber roof trusses on-site, erect roofs and clad roofs, with supervision, will also demonstrate competence in two of the following elective areas:
installing basic grass or reed cladding
applying basic business concepts
constructing or manufacturing and erecting specialist site-made or bolted trusses
applying special surface coating

The qualification has been aligned with the South African Standard Codes of Practice contained in SABS 0243, SABS 062:1991, SABS 0237:1991.


Rationale:
The rationale for this qualification reflects a need to recognise the competencies of roof erectors, who have, in the past, been denied recognition and career advancement. The area of employment consists mostly of large contractors, with teams of timber roof erectors who do not have any recognised qualification/s. Encouragement of redress, and facilitation of access to credit, career advancement and further learning provide both a social and economic rationale for this qualification.

The current application of learning has had little recognition of competencies. At the same time, competencies that are required for practice have not been attained. For example, a learner may have attained the technical skills for erecting a roof, but cannot read or write, or do not understanding business principles. The rationale for this qualification is to address the need for applied numeric and communication competence in this learner market (fundamental component), while providing a means of recognising prior learning whereby, for example, technical competencies (timber roof erecting) can be credited. Due to recent accidents in South Africa because of inferior roof erecting, a renewed emphasis on safe and competent practice provides an immediate impetus for this qualification. The greatest need for competence at this level exists regarding:
On-site truss manufacturing
Roof erecting
Roof cladding 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematics Literacy at NQF Level 2.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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). The applicant will be assessed against the specific outcomes and with the assessment criteria for the relevant unit standard or unit standards. A qualification will be awarded should a candidate demonstrate that all the unit standards outcomes have been attained. This qualification is based on unit standards. Therefore, any learner who demonstrates competence as required by the fundamental, core and elective components and stated in the qualification, will have access to this qualification. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, Core and Elective Components.

To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 120 Credits as detailed below.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT

The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standard in Communication and Mathematical Literacy to the value of 36 credits all of which are compulsory.

CORE COMPONENT

The Core Components consists of Unit Standards to the value of 70 credits are compulsory.

ELECTIVE COMPONENT

Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standard to the value of at least 14 credits so as to attain a minimum of 120 credits for the qualification. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:

On achieving this qualification, learners can:

1. Communicate effectively.
2. Apply Mathematical Literacy to perform personal and workplace calculations.
3. Perform First Aid.
4. Select, set out and maintain materials, tools and equipment that are appropriate to the job specification
5. Construct trusses in line with specifications
6. Use access equipment in ways that ensures the safety of the learner him/herself and others
7. Erect roof structures in line with specifications
8. Install roof coverings in line with specifications

In addition, learners can also engage in elective learning in order that they can:

9. Start their own contractor business based on sound business principles and/or
10. Apply special roof surface coatings per specification
11. Construct and erect specialist site-made trusses per specification and/or
12. Install basic grass or reed roof covering/cladding per specification

CRITICAL CROSS-FIELD OUTCOMES:

The critical cross-field outcomes are attained as learners have acquired the generic ability to:
Identify and solve timber roof erecting problems without compromising design quality
Work with others in the timber roof erecting team, the supervisor and others on site effectively and ways that promote productivity
Employ self management to complete work within given timeframes
Collect relevant, analyse accurately, organise effectively and evaluate critically information received in the from of specification drawings
Communicate effectively with others in the timber roof erecting team, the supervisor and others on site to request information, guidance, and decisions
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence by accurately calculating quantities, interpreting specification drawings correctly and selecting the appropriate equipment, materials and tools
Demonstrate an understanding of the site as a set of related systems with different roles and responsibilities
  • Construct and erect specialist site-made trusses per specification and/or
  • Install basic grass or reed roof covering/cladding per specification

    SPECIFIC OUTCOMES:

    Unit Standard titles with associated Specific Outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations
  • Convert numbers between the decimal number system and the binary number system
  • Work with numbers in different ways to express size and magnitude
  • Demonstrate the effect of error in calculations

    2. Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and business issues
  • Use mathematics to investigate and interpret business budgets with respect to income and expenditure
  • Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations
  • Use mathematics to debate aspects of remuneration in the workplace

    3. Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities
  • Pose questions, collect and organise data
  • Represent, analyse and interpret data using various techniques to investigate real-life and work problems
  • Use random events to explore and apply probability concepts in simple life and work related situations

    4. Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in two and three-dimensional space in different contexts
  • Measure, estimate, and calculate physical quantities in practical situations relevant to the adult in life or the workplace.
  • Explore, describe and represent, interpret and justify geometrical relationships and conjectures to solve problems in tow and three-dimensional geometrical situations

    5. Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication
  • Interact successfully with audience in oral communication
  • Use strategies that capture and retain the interest of the audience
  • Identify and respond to manipulative use of language

    6. Interpret and use information from texts
  • Use a range of reading and viewing strategies to understand the literal meaning of specific texts
  • Use strategies for extracting implicit messages in texts
  • Respond to selected texts in a manner appropriate to the context
  • Explore and explain how language structures and features may influence a reader

    7. Write texts for a range of communicative contexts
  • Write for a specific audience and purpose
  • Use linguistic structures and features to produce coherent and cohesive texts for a wide range of contexts
  • Draft own writing and edit to improve clarity and correctness

    8. Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
  • Access and use suitable learning resources
  • Use learning strategies
  • Manage occupational learning materials
  • Conduct basic research and analyse and present findings
  • Function in a team
  • Reflect on how characteristics of the workplace and occupational context affect learning

    9. Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan
  • Prepare work area
  • Calculate material quantities required
  • Develop a work plan
  • Develop a quote

    10. Render basic First Aid
  • Intervene in a first aid scenario
  • Treat bleeding wounds
  • Treat an injured person for shock
  • Immobilise a fracture
  • Intervene in minor medical emergencies

    11. Apply health and safety to a work area / Establish the health and safety of a construction work area
  • Identify potential hazards in the work area
  • Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency
  • Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area

    12. Erect, use and dismantle access equipment
  • Erect and dismantle a system scaffold with ladder access
  • Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold
  • Erect and dismantle an extension ladder
  • Make use of a step ladder

    13. Select, set out and maintain materials, tools and equipment
  • Read and interpret basic drawings
  • Select materials, equipment and tools
  • Set out and prepare materials, tools and equipment
  • Maintain materials, equipment and tools

    14. Manufacture and construct site-made/bolted trusses
  • Set out trusses
  • Manufacture rafters and trusses
  • Construct trusses
  • Store trusses, materials, equipment and tools

    15. Erect and brace roof structure
  • Set out truss positions
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment
  • Erect trusses
  • Brace trusses

    16. Install roof covering
  • Set out, position and install battens
  • Install underlay and ridging
  • Clad roof
  • Install finishing

    17. Apply basic business concepts
  • Sell services
  • Process payments
  • Deal with customers

    18. Apply special roof surface coating
  • Prepare surface and environment
  • Prepare special surface coatings
  • Apply special roof surface coatings
  • Remedy failure effects in special surface coatings

    19. Construct/manufacture and erect specialist site-made/bolted trusses
  • Interpret specialist drawings and set out work area
  • Manufacture specialised rafters and trusses
  • Erect trusses
  • Brace trusses

    20. Install basic grass and reed cladding
  • Interpret drawings for thatching and set out work area
  • Erect pole structure
  • Set out, position and fix laths
  • Prepare and position grass/reed 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Audience and context needs in oral communication are accommodated effectively
  • Information from texts are accurately interpreted and use appropriately
  • Texts is written for a range of communicative contexts that is context-appropriate and understandable
  • Language and communication is used effectively in occupational learning programmes

    2.
  • Different number bases and measurement units are accurately understood, and error in the context of relevant calculations is identified
  • Financial aspects of personal and business issues are investigated using mathematics appropriately and accurately
  • Data and probabilities are used accurately and effectively to investigate life and work related problems
  • Physical quantities are accurately measured, estimated and calculated
  • Geometrical relationships in two and three-dimensional space are accurately explored, described, represented, interpreted and justified

    3.
  • Potential hazards around an injured person are identified and eliminated
  • Visible vital signs of the injured person are effectively examined
  • The telephone number of emergency services in the area are known or accessed immediately
  • Assistance is requested where required
  • The injured is reassured and calmed and information about the injury cause is requested effectively
  • CPR is demonstrated effectively
  • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is demonstrated

    4.
  • Materials required are selected and calculated accurately, accurate cutting lists are developed, and accurate measurements are made, taking into account specifications, nearest standard stock lengths, and material properties. Timber selected is of specified grade.
  • The correct equipment is identified and selected, based on equipment properties and application, and the specification drawing
  • The correct tools are identified and selected, based on tool properties, application, and the specification drawing, and safety features are checked.
  • Materials are measured, marked and cut as per specification

    5.
  • Trusses are set out based on specification drawings
  • Safety requirements are adhered to
  • Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic
  • Equipment and tools are used correctly and safely
  • Allocated time frames are adhered to
  • Timber is marked and cut, drilled and machined according to design
  • Trusses and rafter components are constructed according to specification drawings
  • Equipment and tools are used correctly and safely
  • Joints are close-fitting, not forced into position (due to defects in the material), and out of plane eccentricities are kept to a minimum.
  • Allocated time frames are adhered to
  • Manufactured truss components are constructed into formwork according to specification drawings
  • Trusses are assembled in a plane conducive to avoiding damage to members.
  • Equipment and tools are cleaned in line with manufacturer requirements
  • Safe storage is ensured
  • Trusses, materials, equipment and tools are stored in the required place as per site requirements

    6.
  • Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported
  • Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known
  • A health and safety plan is drawn up
  • Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used
  • All statutory requirements are being met
  • The location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms is known
  • Different fire extinguishers are identified and used correctly
  • Procedures for the identification of emergencies are known and followed promptly and correctly
  • Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant persons
  • Procedures for reporting and recording are demonstrated
  • Procedures to be followed if an injury may lead to a claim against workman`s compensation are followed
  • A brief incident report is written and delivered to the relevant authority

    7.
  • Materials required are calculated accurately, taking into account specifications
  • The correct equipment is identified and selected, based on equipment properties and application, and the specification drawing
  • The correct tools are identified and selected, based on tool properties and application, and the specification drawing - Materials are measured, marked and cut as per specification
  • The truss positions are set out and marked off based on specification drawings, including that truss types are accurately related to building sections, and levels and datums are accurately transferred, and that trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level
  • Safety requirements are adhered to
  • Allocated time frames are accurately determined and realistic
  • Equipment and tools are used correctly and safely
  • Allocated time frames are adhered to
  • Girders are accurately positioned for bearing trusses
  • Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications
  • All trusses are free from internal wall support unless designed to be supported
  • Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications
  • Equipment and tools are cleaned in line with manufacturer requirements
  • Safe storage is ensured
  • Materials, equipment and tools are stored in the required place as per site requirements

    8.
  • Materials required are calculated accurately, taking into account specifications
  • The correct equipment is identified and selected, based on equipment properties and application, and the specification drawing
  • The correct tools are identified and selected, based on tool properties and application, and the specification drawing - Materials are measured, marked and cut as per specification
  • Insulation/underlay is correctly identified and installed as per specification
  • Ridging is installed as per specification
  • Waterproofing/flashing is correctly and safely applied
  • Valley gutters, and under-tile membrane are -stalled as required, and taking into account cladding
  • Roof sheeting, covering and cladding are fixed and installed correctly and safely as per specification
  • Roof cladding material is clean after installation
  • Allocated time frames are adhered to
  • Rafter lengths, overhang, verges, gables, timbers, battens/purlins are cut to size/trimmed as specified
  • Valley boards, liners and ridging are installed to specification
  • Barge and fascia boards, and soffit are fitted per specification
  • Allocated time frames are adhered to
  • Work area is clean
  • Equipment and tools are cleaned in line with manufacturer requirements
  • Safe storage is ensured
  • Materials, equipment and tools are stored in the required place as per site requirements

    In addition, learners can also engage in elective learning in order that they can:

    9.
  • Business is conducted ethically
  • Business is conducted professionally
  • Customer needs are accurately identified
  • Up to date service information is provided to potential customers
  • Customer requirements are accurately documented
  • Bookkeeping principles are complied with
  • Tax requirements are me
  • Copies of transaction records are retained and filed
  • Invoices and receipts are correctly issued
  • Customer complaints are addressed
  • Follow-up action plans are implemented

    10.
  • Components, properties and possible defects of special surface coating systems are described
  • Types of special surface coatings are identified
  • Potential coating problems are identified
  • Fillers, primers, stoppers and jointing methods are appropriately applied
  • The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance
  • Appropriate surface coating systems are selected
  • Ventilation is sufficient
  • All coatings are thoroughly mixed before application
  • All coats are applied without runs or misses
  • All coats are applied with appropriate thickness
  • All coats are dried
  • All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used
  • Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion
  • Remedies for failures in special surface coatings are identified
  • Component failure effects are remedied
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied

    11.
  • Timber is marked and cut, drilled and machined according to design, using specialised equipment and tools where required
  • Trusses and rafter components are constructed according to specification drawings
  • Manufactured truss components are constructed into formwork according to specification drawings
  • Girders are accurately positioned for bearing trusses
  • Trusses are erected and braced safely and in accordance with specifications
  • All trusses are free from internal wall support unless designed to be supported
  • Permanent bracing is correctly installed, and all trusses are tied down with roof ties, and fixed in accordance with design specifications
  • Equipment and tools are cleaned in line with manufacturer requirements
  • Safe storage is ensured
  • Trusses, materials, equipment and tools are stored in the required place as per site requirements

    12.
  • Poles are marked and cut according to design, using specialised equipment and tools where required
  • Formwork is constructed to specifications.
  • Supporting structures are erected
  • Formwork is erected according to specifications
  • Laths are fixed securely onto poles using appropriate methods
  • Grass is combed and bundled
  • Grass is stitched to laths until specified thickness of thatch is attained.


    7. Integrated Assessment

    Before qualifying, the learners will be expected to demonstrate competence that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards, for example, applying competence in a practical scenario. This will require learners to construct trusses, erect timber roof structures, and clad such structures. In addition, during the learning process to attain the outcomes of each unit standard, learners will be expected to give evidence that they have attained the embedded knowledge and specific skills contained in specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    These standards have been developed in line with international standards for the same level of learning and application. Specific comparisons have been made with the standards employed in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

    1. Australian National Training Authority

    The Australian training system consists of units of competencies, rather than qualifications. Industrial roof erecting and cladding units are more prevalent. However, comparable units were found for:
  • Erect/dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Install roof coverings
  • Flash large penetrations through roofs
  • Mark out materials
  • Assemble fabricated components
  • Administer first aid
    Other generic competencies that are specified are similar to that which the South African standards are based on, and include communication, surface preparation, plan reading, the use of tools and equipment, erecting basic scaffolding, and setting out.

    2. New Zealand Qualification Authority

    Within the New Zealand education and training system, Roofing is classified under Planning and Construction, and specifically, Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying. The Roofing domain includes a National Certificate in Roofing, with strands in Metal Roofing and Cladding, Metal Roofing Tiles, Membrane Roofing, Torch on Membrane Roofing, and Shingle Roofing. The difference then between this qualification and theirs is the absence of strands at one NQF level within the South African qualification. The strands in the New Zealand qualification are all at the same level, catered for in their equivalent of our elective component, and the credits assigned to the strands vary. This is indicative of a task-based standards development model.

    Only one unit standard forms part of the core of the qualification, namely preparing a site, comparable to one of the South African core unit standards. The remainder of the (elective) unit standards include for each strand two to three unit standards regarding installation only. In the case of the South African qualification, the installation competencies have been split into manufacturing, constructing, erecting, bracing and installing competencies. The South African qualification also includes a fundamental component that is not part of the New Zealand qualification, and an elective component that allows for greater flexibility.

    3. Scottish Vocational Qualifications Authority

    Within the Scottish Qualifications Framework (SVQF), the qualification is also registered separately from Carpentry, within Area 003: Constructing. The equivalent standards are certificate qualifications at the SVQF Levels 2 and 3. Two qualifications combined are the equivalent of the South African qualification, namely:
  • Roof Sheeting and Cladding (Level 2)
  • Formworking (Levels 1 to 3)

    Similar to the South African qualification, each of these qualifications comprises a smaller number of mandatory units that comprise generic workplace core skills and skills that are specific to the area of practice. The Roof Sheeting and Cladding qualification at Level 2 contains units that are comparable with the South African unit standards. However, the South African unit standards for manufacturing and constructing site-made/bolted trusses, and erecting and bracing roof structure are equivalent to parts of the Formworking Certificates (Levels 1 to 3) on the SVQF. The Fundamental component of the South African qualification is the main difference, as this is not included in the SVQF qualifications.

    4. Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

    In Malaysia, standards similar to our SABS Standard Code of Practice are used as education and training standards, and for the purpose of accreditation of both providers and practitioners. Included are standards for:
  • Treatment of construction timber components, and timber for roof and ceiling construction.
  • Protective coating for roofing, as well as waterproofing and roofing felts
  • Concrete interlocking roofing tiles, including installation

    5. United States of America (USA)

    Although the USA does not have a national framework of qualifications, they are currently developing standards for the first time. Their education and training system is currently structured based on the equivalent of the South African critical cross-field outcomes. All learning and competence are described within categories of communication, decision-making, thinking skills, collaboration, marketable skills, systems understanding, technology literacy, resource management, technology, and personal qualities. Timber roof erecting is categorised under carpentry within this system. For the carpentry qualification, large overlap with the South African qualification is evident. For example, the qualification includes a large amount of language and communication, and mathematical literacy (to a lesser degree), very similar to the South African qualification`s fundamental component. Also, identifying types of drawings, using work drawings and estimating material quantities are considered foundational (fundamental) in the USA qualification, as is using tools, and working safely. Other components in the USA qualification include framing roofs, as one part of the Carpentry qualification that includes constructing, erecting, cladding and finishing roofs. 

  • 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.
  • Horizontal articulation on the Framework is possible with qualifications such as Construction Plastering, Construction tiling, and Carpentry, as well as articulation with the fundamental component in other industries` qualifications.
  • Unit standards that also from part of other qualifications
  • Vertical articulation with ABET Level 4, and with FET Levels 2 and 4 qualifications is possible. The competencies attained during this qualification provide a basis for further learning towards SMME management, entrepreneurship, team supervision, scaffolding erecting, carpentry, etc. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation

    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate for Timber Roof Erecting. 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 CETA. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with CETA. CETA will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment according to their policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between CETA and other Education and Training Quality Assurance bodies (ETQAs) and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed below.

    Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless CETA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in 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 that is accredited by CETA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    To register as an assessor, an applicant needs:
  • To be in possession of a relevant construction Qualification at NQF Level 4 or higher.
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To have practiced work experience in the construction sector. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    N/A 

    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  9962  Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14958  Erect and brace roof structure  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14960  Install roof covering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  14961  Manufacture and construct site-made/bolted trusses  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  14962  Select, set out and maintain 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  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  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  9976  Apply basic business concepts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14955  Apply special roof surface coating  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14957  Construct/manufacture and erect specialist site-made/bolted trusses  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14959  Install basic grass and reed cladding  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    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 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.
     
    NONE 



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