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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24296  National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings 
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  120  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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 and education and training providers with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in floor covering installations.

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 construction industry. This will allow persons to register as a floor covering installer and lay a foundation for future career advancement across similar trades and to estimation, supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.

The primary skills that are recognised in this qualification relate to the installation of a range of floor coverings. The learner will also have an understanding of the construction industry, estimation 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 for the installation of floor coverings 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 floor covering installation and especially estimation.

The National Certificate in Construction for floor covering installation 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 installation of a range of floor coverings
  • Jobs that could lead to advancement to estimation

    Typical job roles would include:
  • Floor covering installer
  • Learner estimator 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should have acquired the numeracy and literacy competencies of ABET Level 3 in the General Education and Training (GET) Band, prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification.

    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 
    The followig unit standards are electives for this qualification, but are not registered on the NLRD yet.

    "Install floating wood and laminate floors"
    "Install solid fixed wood flooring" 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On completion of this qualification learners are able to:
  • Read and interpret floor covering installation plans
  • Assess site conditions and prepare floor surfaces
  • Adhere to health and safety requirements in the workplace
  • Identify and correctly use floor covering installation equipment
  • Install a range of floor coverings

    Competence in the area of specialisation opted for by the learner in any of the following:
  • Applying elements of floor covering installation which are common to all carpentry functions
  • Install floating wood and laminate floors
  • Install solid fixed wood flooring
  • Install vinyl / linoleum tiles
  • Install vinyl sheeting
  • Install vinyl cladding
  • Install cushion vinyl flooring
  • Install anti static floor covering
  • Install rubber floor covering
  • Install cork floor covering
  • Install needle punch / tufted stick down and semi-loose lay carpet tiles
  • Install tufted / woven stretch carpets. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written assessments, 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 in installation of floor coverings
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained (Portfolio of Evidence)
  • A recognised assessor qualification. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    International Comparability:

    After extensive Internet research and an actual visit the Australian floor covering
    association during September 2002, it would appear that there are no international training and development standards available for the installation of floor coverings.

    The only standards we were referred to were the RSA SABS and UK floor type
    application specifications relating to fitting. This qualification is 100 % in line with the South African SABS requirements. 

    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 estimation, 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.

    Scoping of possible learning progression pathway:
    The following information was scoped to establish whether the floor covering qualification being developed had possibility for progression to other levels on the NQF, and to determine what roles and functions would distinguish a higher level qualification.

    Resilient flooring
    Linoleum
    Level 2. Single colour installation - 100m2
    Level 3. Multiple colour installations and basic pattern work - > 100m2
    Level 4. Intricate and water-jet pattern work > 100m2.
    Vinyl Tiles
    Level 1. Two colour, open areas, basic checkerboard design, up to 200m2.
    Level 2 Intricate pattern work, areas of 200m2 and specialist preparation.
    Vinyl Sheeting / Cladding
    Level 1. Single colour, welded joins, areas of up to 300m2.
    Level 2. Basic pattern work, coving, border work and specialist preparation, areas over
  • 300m2.
    Level 3. Intricate pattern work, project type work.

    Textiles / Carpeting:
    Broadloom
    Level 1. Single colour / patterned carpet - areas up to 100m2 and steps
    Level 2. Multi-colour and intricate pattern work / borders > 100m2 and staircases
    (spiral - advanced staircases).
    Level 3. Specialist pattern-work / Axe-minister - Wilton type > 100m2.

    Tiles:
    Level 1. 1 - 2 colour open areas up to 500m2.
    Level 2. Multi - colour intricate pattern work > 500m2.

    Wooden Flooring
    Floating floors
    Level 1. Plain floor, single colour.
    Level 2. Circular patterns, arcs, borders, stairs, and basic patterns.
    Level 3. Intricate pattern work.
    Solid fixed wood flooring.
    Level 2. Plain open area regardless of size
    Level 3. Level 3 carpentry skills, load bearing, staircases (artisan status qualification) 

  • 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 (Construction) for the installation of floor coverings. 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. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

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

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14897  Adhere to health and safety requirements  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14900  Assess site conditions and preparing floor surfaces  Level 1  NQF Level 01  16 
    Core  15153  Identify and correctly use installation equipment  Level 1  NQF Level 01  16 
    Core  15158  Install floor coverings  Level 1  NQF Level 01  35 
    Core  15151  Read and interpret installation plans and requirements  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  13505  Apply concepts of lines of sight, views and perspectives to make sense of and decisions relative to the world around us  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1 
    Fundamental  14080  Describe routes and locations and draw simple maps  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1 
    Fundamental  7464  Analyse cultural products and processes as representations of shape, space and time  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7463  Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of shape, space, time and motion  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7452  Describe, represent and interpret mathematical models in different contexts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12462  Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12473  Identify and respond to selected literary texts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12469  Read and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7453  Use algebraic notation, conventions and terminology to solve problems  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7461  Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14899  Apply elements of floor covering installation which are common to all carpentry functions  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  15154  Install cork tiles  Level 1  NQF Level 01  15 
    Elective  15157  Install cushion vinyl  Level 1  NQF Level 01  20 
    Elective  14902  Install needle punch/Tufted stick down and semi-loose lay carpet tiles  Level 1  NQF Level 01  15 
    Elective  14904  Install rubber flooring  Level 1  NQF Level 01  15 
    Elective  14906  Install solid or laminated fixed wood floors  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Elective  14954  Install tufted/woven wall-to-wall stretch carpets  Level 1  NQF Level 01  15 
    Elective  14949  Install vinyl sheeting  Level 1  NQF Level 01  20 
    Elective  14951  Install vinyl wall cladding  Level 1  NQF Level 01  20 
    Elective  15155  Install vinyl/linoleum tiles  Level 1  NQF Level 01  15 
    Elective  15152  Install wood/wood-based floating floors  Level 1  NQF Level 01  30 
    Elective  15156  Install anti-static flooring  Level 2  NQF Level 02  25 


    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. Belgotex Floor Coverings Pty Ltd 
    2. Daeraad School of Industries 
    3. Ever Hood Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Moraba Training and Civil Construction (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    6. Van Kervel School of Skills 



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