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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply special surface coatings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14493  Apply special surface coatings 
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 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 special surfaces. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Special surface coatings include plastic surface coatings, floor coatings, texture coating systems, waterproofing coatings, and thermal/plaster cladding systems.
  • Components of special surface coating systems include pigments, extenders, fillers, binders, thinners, additives, and catalysts, including durability, application and film attribute.
  • Properties of special surface coatings include opacity, consistency, flow, adhesion, elasticity, drying time, gloss, spreading rate, durability and can stability.
  • New and previously coated special surfaces are prepared.
  • Interior and exterior waterproofing are included.
  • Methods of drying special surface coatings include oxidation, evaporation, and polymerisation.
  • Potential coating problems include non-drying, adhesion, surface disintegration, and can stability defects, including skinning, fattening, livering, settling, flocculation and gelling.
  • Floor coatings include coatings for interior and exterior floors.
  • Texture coating systems include decorative, acoustic and pyrocoustic texture coating systems.
  • Thermal/plaster cladding systems include flashing systems, foam claddings, reinforcement, modified plasters and finishing systems.
  • Special surface coating systems include primers, sealers, undercoats, and finishing coats.
  • Component failure effects 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, rust spotting, bleaching, mould, mildew adhesion, and blistering. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare special surface coatings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Potential coating problems are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Fillers, primers, stoppers and jointing methods are appropriately applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate surface coating systems are selected. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply special surface coatings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ventilation is sufficient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All coatings are thoroughly mixed before application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All coats are applied without runs or misses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All coats are applied with appropriate thickness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All coats are dried. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Correct materials, tools and equipment are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remedy failure effects in special surface coatings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Remedies for failures in special surface coatings are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Component failure effects are remedied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Substrate failure effects are remedied. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation 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 Contstuction 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:
  • Properties of special surface coatings.
  • Methods of drying special surface coatings.
  • Atmospheric influences which affect drying conditions, including temperature, humidity and pollutants.
  • Substrate influences which affect drying conditions, including temperature, composition and reactivity.
  • Reasons for using waterproofing.
  • Hydrostatic pressure.
  • Thermal/plaster cladding types, installation methods and application procedures. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

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

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Components, properties and possible defects of special surface coating systems are described.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • Fillers, primers, stoppers and jointing methods are appropriately applied.
  • Appropriate surface coating systems are selected.
  • Remedies for failures in special surface coatings are identified.
  • Component failure effects are remedied.
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied. 

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

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

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Components, properties and possible defects of special surface coating systems are described.
  • Types of special surface coatings are identified.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance.
  • 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 special surface coatings are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world systems - refer to the following:

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

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Components, properties and possible defects of special surface coating systems are described.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • Ventilation is sufficient.
  • 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. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    17. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    18. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    19. Interlink Technical Training 
    20. L S Nkosi CC 
    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. Mthoms Trading 
    34. MTL Training and Projects 
    35. Ngakatse Trading 
    36. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    37. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    38. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    39. Northlink TVET College 
    40. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    41. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    42. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    44. Sonani Training and Communications 
    45. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    46. Thekweni TVET College 
    47. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    48. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    49. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    50. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    51. Umfolozi FET College 
    52. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    53. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    54. WAL TRAINING 
    55. West Coast TVET College 
    56. Zama Training & Developments 
    57. Zwide Development 



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