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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply plaster and screeds to surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119065  Apply plaster and screeds to surfaces 
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 2  NQF Level 02  11 
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 
This learner will be able to perform plastering functions listed in this unit standard under supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

Identifying and using plastering / screeding tools, materials and protective equipment, preparing surfaces for plastering, applying plaster to surfaces and applying screeds to concrete floors.

These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in Construction".

This unit standard will contribute to the development of more professional construction workers.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

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

ABET Level 4 or NQF Level 1 English literacy and numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials include but are not limited to: Sand, cementitious materials, lime, bonding agents, additives and water.
  • Surfaces include but are not limited to: Entire walls, floors, beams, columns, door and window openings.
  • Protruding objects or contaminating agents are removed, scraped or chipped.
  • Tools include but are not limited to: Steel, wood floats, trowels, wheelbarrows, buckets, mortar boards, hammers, spirit levels, plumb bobs, squares, screeding bar, and nylon line.
  • Internal and external corners are to be banished with the relevant internal or external corner tools.
  • Walls include but are not limited to: Straight, vertical and inclined surfaces.
  • Columns include only square surfaces.
  • Plastered surfaces are to be wood and steel float finished.
  • All completed surfaces to be straight and even i.e. free of bumps or hollows and free of tool marks.
  • Internal angles to floors and ceilings to be finished off clean and sharp.
  • Plaster finishes include but are not limited to: Smooth, scratch and splatter types.
  • Methods of curing surfaces include but are not limited to: Water or curing membrane.
  • Float finishes include but are not limited to: Steel and wood float finishes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and use plastering / screeding tools, materials and protective equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of plastering / screeding tools are identified and their properties and application described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plastering / screeding tools are used and maintained in accordance with Health and Safety and housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of plastering materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare surfaces for plastering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An appropriate area is identified for batching of plaster, with due regard to proximity and transport to work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protrusions are removed. 

    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 and surfaces are dampened where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Plaster, screeds and grano mixes are batched according to instructions and specific work requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply plaster to surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plaster screed is applied to entire wall and column surfaces, according to line, level and specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horizontal and vertical "V" joints and chamfers are produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plaster cracks are cut out and filled with mortar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged plaster is identified, cut out, removed and repaired with plaster mortar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A roughcast plaster wall is repaired to match existing plaster finish. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply screeds to concrete floors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sand (levelling) screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Grano screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concrete steps are screeded to a granolithic finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The completed surface is cured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Completed surfaces are protected from damage. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose of preparing surfaces correctly.
  • The definitions of level, square and plumb.
  • Types of cements, bonding agents, plaster key, sand and additives.
  • Mix proportions for plaster, screeds and grano.
  • The function, properties and application of screeds and granolithic finishes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Assessment criteria:
  • Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected.
  • Damaged plaster is identified, cut out, removed and repaired with plaster mortar. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Assessment criteria:
  • Dust and dirt are removed and surfaces are dampened where necessary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Assessment criteria:
  • Plaster, screeds and grano mixes are batched according to instructions and specific work requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare surfaces for plastering

    Assessment criteria:
  • Horizontal and vertical "V" joints and chamfers are produced. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    1. Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
    (i) Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
    (ii) GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
    (iii) National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998)
    (iv) South African Bureau of Standards.
    (v) National Building Regulations. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Builders Training Centre 
    6. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    7. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    8. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    10. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    11. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    12. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    13. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    14. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    15. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    16. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    17. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    18. Leps Training Consultants 
    19. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    20. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    21. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    22. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    23. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    24. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    25. OSHIKATI 
    26. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    27. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    28. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    29. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    30. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    31. Vuselela TVET College 



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