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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply industrial protective coatings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14491  Apply industrial protective coatings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 purpose of this unit standard is to enable construction painters to apply industrial protective coatings. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies; Unit Standards 9. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Industrial surface coating system components include pigments, extenders, fillers, binders, thinners, additives and catalysts.
  • Industrial surface coatings include new and previously coated metal surfaces, coatings for pipelines and underground structures, fireproofing for structural steel and equipment supports, and metal spray coating of steel surfaces, and convertible and non-convertible surface coatings.
  • Industrial surface coating properties include opacity, consistency, flow, adhesion, elasticity, drying time, gloss, spreading rate, durability and can stability.
  • Performance characteristics are influenced by atmospheric influences, including temperature, humidity and pollutants, and substrate influences including temperature, composition and reactivity.
  • Industrial surface coating system component performance characteristics include durability, application, and film attribute.
  • Metals include ferrous and non-ferrous metals (iron, steel, aluminium, zinc, copper, lead).
  • Pre-treatments include degreasing agents, etch-primers, and chemical treatments.
  • Preparation includes hand abrasion, electric and pneumatic tool application, and waterblasting.
  • Fireproofing includes liquid coatings and mesh application, including wet film thickness; mesh fibre orientation and overlap, and uniformity of application.
  • Pipeline and underground coatings include petrolatum-impregnated tapes, plastic tapes and epoxy finishes.
  • Metal spray coatings include zinc, aluminium, and zinc/aluminium alloys.
  • Methods of drying include oxidation, evaporation, and polymerisation.
  • Application faults include preparation and dry film thickness.
  • Equipment faults include nozzles, pressure, and turbine speed faults.
  • Can stability defects include skinning, fattening, livering, settling, flocculation, separation and gelling.
  • Component failure effects in industrial surface coatings include bleeding, cracking, crazing, chalking, discoloration, loss of gloss, retarded drying, floating, yellowing, mould, mildew, and blistering.
  • Substrate failure effects include bleeding, saponification, efflorescence, cissing, sinkage, flashing, flaking, rusting, bleaching, adhesion, and blistering. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare industrial surface coating 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components, properties, performance characteristics and possible defects of industrial surface coating systems are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Types of industrial surface coatings are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Potential coating problems are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Surfaces are cleaned and pre-treated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate surface coating systems are selected. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply industrial surface coatings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All coatings are thoroughly mixed before application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All coatings are dried. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All coatings are dried. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct materials, tools and equipment are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remedy failure effects in industrial surface coatings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Remedies for faults in industrial surface coatings are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Application faults are remedied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment faults are remedied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Component failure effects are remedied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Substrate failure effects are remedied. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Process and Moderation:

    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998 b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction painters. 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:
  • Industrial surface coating system types and component functions.
  • Industrial surface coating system component performance characteristics, including durability, application, and film attribute.
  • Metal spray coating.
  • Metal spray unit parts and maintenance.
  • Components, properties, performance characteristics and possible defects of industrial surface coating systems.
  • Types of industrial surface coatings.
  • Manufacturer specifications and requirements.
  • Remedies for faults in industrial surface coatings.
  • Application faults.
  • Equipment faults.
  • Component failure effects.
  • Substrate failure effects. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems - refer to the following:

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Specific Outcome 1 = Prepare industrial surface coatings
  • Specific Outcome 3 = Remedy failure effects in industrial surface coatings

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Components, properties, performance characteristics and possible defects of industrial surface coating systems are described.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • Appropriate surface coating systems are selected.
  • Remedies for faults in industrial surface coatings are identified.
  • Application faults are remedied.
  • Equipment faults are remedied.
  • Component failure effects are remedied.
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - refer to the following:

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Specific Outcome 1 = Prepare industrial surface coatings
  • Specific Outcome 2 = Apply industrial surface coatings
  • Specific Outcome 3 = Remedy failure effects in industrial surface coatings

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Components, properties, performance characteristics and possible defects of industrial surface coating systems are described.
  • Types of industrial surface coatings are identified.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • Appropriate surface coating systems are selected.
  • All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements.
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used.
  • Remedies for failures in industrial surface coatings are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world systems - refer to the following:

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Specific Outcome 1 = Prepare industrial surface coatings
  • Specific Outcome 2 = Apply industrial surface coatings

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Components, properties and possible defects of industrial surface coating systems are described.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements.
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used.
  • Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  20919   National Certificate: Construction Painting  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. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Arehone Consulting 
    5. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Blacken Security Services 
    8. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    11. Eastcape Training Centre 
    12. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    13. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    14. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    15. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    16. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    17. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    18. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    19. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    20. Interlink Technical Training 
    21. Leps Training Consultants 
    22. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    23. Majuba TVET College 
    24. Maluti TVET College 
    25. Mnambithi TVET College 
    26. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    27. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    28. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    29. Motheo TVET College 
    30. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    31. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    32. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    33. MTL Training and Projects 
    34. Ngakatse Trading 
    35. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    36. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    37. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    38. Northlink TVET College 
    39. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    40. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    42. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    43. Sonani Training and Communications 
    44. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    45. Thekweni TVET College 
    46. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    47. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    48. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    49. Umfolozi FET College 
    50. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    51. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    52. WAL TRAINING 
    53. Zama Training & Developments 
    54. Zwide Development 



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