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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply specialised finishes to concrete 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116559  Apply specialised finishes to concrete 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Preparing shutters for "as struck" finishes and applying the correct textured finishing method to fresh struck and hardened concrete. Learners will also be able to protect and cure concrete in accordance with health and safety legislative requirements, specifications and industry standards.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Concreting practitioners who are able to competently use science and technology when applying specialised finishes to fresh struck and hardened concrete.

The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:

NQF level 3 Language and MathematicsLearners will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of construction drawings and specifications, techniques for calculating construction quantities and developing work plans, setting out work areas and identifying and describing materials used in civil construction. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:

Assessment against this unit standard must be undertaken on site. On site refers to a wide range of building and construction environments within which trade skills are required, and includes concrete production and concrete construction sites.

Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

Apply texturing finish to fresh struck concrete includes but is not limited to:
  • Washing and brushing.

    Apply texturing finish to hardened concrete includes but is not limited to:
  • Tooled finish and abrasive blasting.

    Concrete and concreting method is appropriate for finish includes but is not limited to:
  • 'As Struck' finishes, washing and brushing, tooled finish and abrasive blasting. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare shutters for 'as struck' finishes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required 'as struck' finish is identified in terms of concrete finish specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of attaining a particular finish is explained in terms of shutter requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Shutters are prepared in order to give the required finish in accordance with concrete finish requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Support personnel is utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply texturing finish to fresh struck concrete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required finish is identified in accordance with work place requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concrete face is finished in accordance with work place requirements and specified tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of removing too much concrete fines are explained in terms of quality of product and potential structural decay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of good and poor workmanship are described in terms of the effect on production, cost, safety and quality of finish to product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply texturing finish to hardened concrete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required finish is identified in accordance with work place requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concrete face is finished in accordance with work place requirements and specified tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of removing too much concrete fines are explained in terms of quality of product and potential structural decay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of good and poor workmanship are described in terms of the effect on production, cost, safety and quality of finish to product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure concrete and concreting method is appropriate for finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Method selected for finishing concrete is appropriate for the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment selected are appropriate for the finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concrete materials selected are appropriate for the finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate concreting method is used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Cure and protect concrete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suitable curing method is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Curing of finished concrete is carried out as per prescribed method. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registerd as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that wil enable the achievement of this must accredited as a provider with the relevan ETQA
  • The relevant ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant EQA would be responsible for moderation of a learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods for shutter preparation in relation to the type of concrete finish that is required
  • Type and purpose of tools and equipment used to finish concrete
  • Techniques for the removal of concrete fines in relation to quality of product and potential structural decay
  • Methods for finishing concrete for different types of structural applications
  • Methods for curing finished concrete 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply texturing finish to fresh struck concrete
  • The consequences of removing too much concrete fines are explained in terms of quality of product and potential structural decay. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare shutters for 'as struck' finishes
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply texturing finish to fresh struck concrete
  • The consequences of good and poor workmanship are described in terms of the effect on production, cost, safety and quality of finish to product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Ensure concrete and concreting method is appropriate for finish
  • Concrete materials selected are appropriate for the finish 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare shutters for 'as struck' finishes
  • Support personnel is utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Apply texturing finish to hardened concrete
  • Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose.

    Ensure concrete and concreting method is appropriate for finish
  • Appropriate concreting method is used

    Cure and protect concrete
  • Curing of finished concrete is carried out as per prescribed method. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Prepare shutters for 'as struck' finishes
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    2. LANDAMXO (PTY) LTD 
    3. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 



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