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

Plan and prepare to tile 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10000  Plan and prepare to tile 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-03-12  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-03-12   2013-03-12  

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 unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
261665  Prepare surfaces and apply tiles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable learners to set out their work, prepare all types of surfaces for tiling, and to mix plaster, screeds, adhesives and grout.. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Materials include tiles, adhesives, grout, sand, cementitious materials, lime, bonding agents, additives, water, etc.
2. Surfaces form part of or constitute entire walls, ceilings, floors, beams, columns, door and window openings, etc.
3. Protruding objects or contaminating agents are removed, scraped, chipped, etc.
4. Tools include steel and wood floats, trowels, wheelbarrows, buckets, mortar boards, hammers, spirit levels, plumb bobs, squares, screeding bar, nylon line, dumpy level, mallets, tile cutters and pliers etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Set out work for tiling 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The correct work area is identified according to the drawings 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A work task is communicated and agreed 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Levels are determined and transferred 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare work surfaces for tiling 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Protrusions are removed 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Correct materials, tools and equipment are used 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Levels and lines are corrected to be true and plumb 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Existing surfaces and built-in items are identified and protected against damage 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Dust and dirt are removed 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Mix adhesive and grout 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Adhesive and grout mixes are identified and mixed according to specifications and specific work requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The implications of mixing incorrectly are understood 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Correct materials, tools and equipment are used 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND 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. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1. The purpose of preparing surfaces correctly.
2. The definitions of level, square, and plumb.
3. Types of tiles, adhesives, grout, cements, bonding agents, sand, additives, etc. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1 Set out work for tiling
2 Prepare work surfaces for tiling
3 Mix adhesives and grout

The correct work area is identified according to the drawings
The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications
Levels are determined and transferred
Correct materials, tools and equipment are used
Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected
Existing surfaces and built-in items are identified and protected against damage.
The implications of mixing incorrectly are understood
Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others

1 Set out work for tiling
2 Mix adhesives and grout

A work task is communicated and agreed
Adhesive and grout mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Manage information

1. Set out work for tiling
2. Prepare work surfaces for tiling
3. Mix adhesives and grout

The correct work area is identified according to the drawings
A work task is communicated and agreed
The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications
Levels are determined and transferred
Levels and lines are corrected to be true and plumb
Adhesives and grout mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements
Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively

1. Set out work for tiling

A work task is communicated and agreed 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Understand Contextual world-systems

1 Set out work for tiling

The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications
Levels are determined and transferred 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

1 Set out work for tiling.
2 Mix adhesives and grout

The correct work area is identified according to the drawings
The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications
Levels are determined and transferred
Adhesives and grout mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements
The implications of mixing incorrectly are understood
Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 261665, which is "Prepare surfaces and apply tiles", Level 3, 20 credits. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  22671   National Certificate: Construction Masonry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  20815   National Certificate: Construction Tiling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
2. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
3. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
4. L S Nkosi CC 
5. Leps Training Consultants 
6. Northlink TVET College 
7. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
8. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
9. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
10. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
11. Zama Training & Developments 



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