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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply wallpaper 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14494  Apply wallpaper 
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 
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 hang wallpaper on surfaces. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies; Unit Standards 1 through 9. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Removal methods include dry stripping, soaking and steam stripping.
  • Existing coats are stripped by applying heat or chemicals, or by sanding or scraping.
  • Smoothness, and lack of tears and dirt marks include areas around doorframes and window reveals.
  • Wallpaper includes plastic and paper, plain, patterned, lined and textured wallpapers.
  • Adhesives include starch, cellulose, and PVA.
  • Pattern arrangements include free match, offset match, straight match and repeatless design.
  • Surfaces include surfaces that are suitable for wallpapering.
  • Imperfections include nail head holes, cracks, crevices, bare areas, etc.
  • Contaminating agents include loose/flaking paint or varnish, loose mortar in joints, shutter release agents, hemp, grease and oil patches, flux, green discoloration (pipes), mortar lumps (floors), debris, rust, old wall paper, glue traces, etc.
  • Protruding objects or contaminating agents are sanded down, removed, scraped, sunk, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare work area 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Spot sheets are placed on the floor along the working area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Wall surface is free of protruding objects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All old wallpaper and adhesive traces are removed using appropriate methods based on type and condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Primer is applied to a uniform thickness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Primer is free of runs and misses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Imperfections are filled with the appropriate filler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. All excess filler is removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Filled areas are sanded and dusted down. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Adhesive is mixed according to manufacturer specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare wall paper 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Paper is cut to required length minimising waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Paper is pasted or wetted and folded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Starting and finishing points are determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Hang wall paper 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Thin coat of adhesive is applied uniformly to the wall. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Pattern arrangements match strip for strip. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Edges are straight and well pasted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Seams are rolled down without shiny streaks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wallpaper is smooth without wrinkles and bubbles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Wallpaper is free of tears or dirt marks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Tools, equipment and work area is cleaned after completion. 


    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:
  • Surfaces that are suitable for wallpapering.
  • The properties of wallpaper adhesive.
  • The properties of wallpaper.
  • Tools, equipment and materials required for wallpapering. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Specific Outcome 1 = Prepare for wall papering
  • Specific Outcome 2 = Hang wall paper

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Spot sheets are placed on the floor along the working area.
  • Primer is applied to a uniform thickness.
  • Primer is free of runs and misses.
  • Imperfections are filled with the appropriate filler.
  • Adhesive is mixed according to manufacturer specification.
  • Thin coat of adhesive is applied uniformly to the wall.
  • Pattern matches strip for strip.
  • Edges are straight and well pasted.
  • Seams are rolled down without shiny streaks.
  • Wallpaper is smooth without wrinkles and bubbles.
  • Wallpaper is free of tears or dirt marks. 

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

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Specific Outcome 1 = Prepare for wall papering
  • Specific Outcome 2 = Hang wall paper

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Spot sheets are placed on the floor along the working area.
  • Tools, equipment and work area is cleaned 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. Arehone Consulting 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Blacken Security Services 
    8. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    11. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    12. Corobrick (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    15. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    16. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    17. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    18. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    19. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    20. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    21. Interlink Technical Training 
    22. Josmap Training Institute 
    23. Jot Tirelo 13 Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    24. L S Nkosi CC 
    25. Leps Training Consultants 
    26. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    27. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    28. Maluti TVET College 
    29. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    30. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    31. Mthoms Trading 
    32. MTL Training and Projects 
    33. Ngakatse Trading 
    34. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    35. Northlink TVET College 
    36. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    37. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    38. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    39. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    40. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    43. Sonani Training and Communications 
    44. Thekweni TVET College 
    45. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    46. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    48. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    49. Umfolozi FET College 
    50. WAL TRAINING 
    51. West Coast TVET College 
    52. Zwide Development 



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