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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58247||National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation|
|SGB Building Construction|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Building Construction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||129||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
This qualification is used to recognise the competence of learners to perform the installation of ceilings and partitioning in the construction industry. This qualification has been designed as an introduction to the skills required for ceiling and partitioning installation workers.
This competence provides the foundation needed to take responsibility for a significant operation in the industry. It also provides the basis upon which further related learning and career development can take place.
Through the employment of competent ceiling and partitioning installation personnel, employers and in turn the field and sub-field have confidence that work in the industry can be carried out efficiently.
Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient production in the ceiling and partitioning industry. Career development and personal job satisfaction of the ceiling and partitioning installation personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.
Employment of competent ceiling and partitioning installation personnel is essential if this important aspect of construction work is to be efficiently performed within acceptable time/production rates.
Successful completion of this qualification will enhance the earning potential of qualifying learners and create opportunities for them to undertake further learning (particularly in the manufacturing, installation, supervision and advisory aspects of ceiling and partitioning).
Personal career development and job satisfaction, social development and economic transformation not only of persons who are skilled in ceiling and partitioning installation but of their local communities and the national economy, are further benefits to be derived from attainment of this qualification.
Typical learners are drawn from amongst personnel employed in the ceiling and partitioning sector of the construction industry. A community of competent persons proficient in these specific skills is required for employment in production teams who are capable of delivering ceilings and partitions of high quality on construction projects throughout South Africa and beyond this country's borders. The construction industry is well established in South Africa and its success is to a significant degree dependant upon the efficient installation of ceiling and partitioning products.
Competence in the installation of ceilings and partitioning requires appropriate general, ceiling and partitioning specific technical and other knowledge and its application; and expertise in installation on a construction site. This knowledge and expertise can form the basis for further learning, particularly in the manufacturing, installation, supervision and advisory aspects of ceiling and partitioning manufacturing and similar industries in the construction and other sectors.
The learners are expected to benefit by enhanced career opportunities and earning potential that will also benefit the local community and the economy.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that a learner is already competent in the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
Recognition of prior learning must be carried out in accordance with the policy and rules specified and used by the ETQA responsible for evaluation of people seeking RPL for a part or the whole qualification.
Access to this qualification:
Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|In order to be awarded the Qualification, learners have to prove competence in all Fundamental and Core unit standards, plus a minimum of 18 credits from the Elective category of the Qualification.
This qualification is made up as follows:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Plan for the installation of ceilings and partitions.
2. Work according to drawings, specifications and building standards relating to installation of ceiling and partitioning.
3. Install ceilings.
4. Install partitions.
5. Apply safety, health, environmental and quality procedures to installations.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This Qualification addresses the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes. The way in which the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are addressed is presented in detail in the Unit Standards outlined.
Learning programmes directed towards this qualification will also contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large by making individuals aware of the importance of:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Applied competence (foundational, practical and reflective competencies) arising from this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to operate the equipment required for ceiling and partitioning installations within appropriate environments, maintain quality control practices, demonstrate knowledge of installation procedures and interpret building standards.
Appropriate methods and tools must be used to facilitate assessment of practical, foundational and reflective competence of a learner in all exit level outcomes listed above, determine a learner's ability to solve problems, work in a team, organise him/herself, apply scientific and mathematical principles in executing the required tasks and understand the implications of actions and counteractions in the world which functions as a set of related systems.
Such an assessment process is intended to determine the degree of development achieved by a learner as a whole person, as well as the extent to which integration of applied knowledge and skills has been attained by a qualifying learner.
By making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods against the range of Unit Standards comprising this qualification, assessors should develop assessment procedures and conduct assessment sessions in a manner that ensures integrated assessment, Combinations of applied, foundational and reflective competencies, including those related to critical Cross-Field Outcomes, should, wherever possible, also be assessed.
|An extensive international comparability comparison was conducted including the USA, Sweden, Finland, Germany, relevant African countries, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Scotland and Canada.
The Australian and New Zealand qualifications registered on the NZQF and the AQF were seen as the best benchmarking partners. A comparison of the qualifications was undertaken and the best practice points were used in the generation of the South African qualification's unit standards.
The main points of comparison are:
The New Zealand National Certificate in Specialist Interiors (Suspended ceilings installation) (Level 3); and the National Certificate in Specialist Interiors (Proprietary partitions installation) (Level 3) are two separate qualifications which offer learners an opportunity to choose unit standards in domains that are comparable to those required for this South African qualification; e.g. safety, materials handling, and installation skills.
Each of the New Zealand qualifications offers the learner an optional strand in Access Floors Installation, whereas in the proposed South African qualification the two specialisation areas of ceilings and partitions have been combined in one qualification with no optional flooring unit standards included in the qualification.
The Australian Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining includes elements that serve as reference points for this South African qualification. This qualification is preceded by the Certificate I and II in General Construction. The core elements of this qualification include construction and partition unit standards with an elective unit standard covering suspended ceilings.
African countries with manufacturing facilities (including SADC countries) were searched for applicable qualifications or training programmes, but no relevant qualifications are offered in any of these countries. Similar to international companies, the majority of training is provided by equipment suppliers with three to five day short training courses.
A search of the British NVQ identified The UK City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ qualification in Interior Systems which includes compulsory unit standards in safety, quality and materials handling and elective unit standards (of which one must be chosen) on partitions and ceiling fixing.
Research in the Scottish Qualifications Authority showed that although a number of construction qualifications are registered, no specific ceiling or partitioning elements could be identified. A registered module: Ceiling Fixing: Pelmet and Partition Work was identified, but this is regarded as a specialist module and it is not clear to which qualification it is aligned.
A comparison with similar international qualifications indicates that the focus of these qualifications is the same. Both local and international qualifications have a variety of safety, materials handling and hand- and power tools Unit Standards supporting their core, with a wide scope of ceiling and partition Unit Standards to complete the qualifications. The South African qualification includes options to address the training needs required for the installation of specialised ceilings and bulkheads. The National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation compares well with the best international qualifications and training programmes offered. The specialised ceiling and partitioning content incorporated in the qualification will serve to support qualifying learners to make better informed, autonomous decisions within a more compact timeframe than international learners and will increase transportability of the qualification considerably.
It can be concluded therefore that this qualification has aspects of the best in the world but has however been designed to suit the unique South African conditions.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with:
Vertical articulation is possible with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
Range of equipment covered: Basic hand tools and power tools.
This qualification addresses the use and maintenance of basic hand and power tools to install ceiling and partitioning systems.
Technology relating to ceiling and partitioning work includes communication, applied mathematics, applied science, industry-specific technology and information technology.
This qualification may also be applicable to other installation operations, subject to its acceptance by appropriate subject matter experts.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||10255||Select, use and care for power tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||7427||Use and maintain hand tools and equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||243754||Conduct boarding, jointing and skimming of ceilings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||243753||Conduct site-specific planning for the installation of ceilings and partitioning||Level 3||NQF Level 03||14|
|Core||243748||Identify, handle and store ceiling and partitioning products||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||243751||Interpret and apply building standards relevant to ceilings and partitioning||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||243744||Perform cladding, jointing and skimming of partitions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||11|
|Core||243757||Prepare a site for ceiling and partition installation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||13|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|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||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||9976||Apply basic business concepts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||9965||Render basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||243749||Install bulkheads||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||243747||Install specialised ceilings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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