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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Build masonry superstructures using solid units 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14642  Build masonry superstructures using solid units 
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  14 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-03-12  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-03-12   2013-03-12  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
261659  Build masonry superstructures using solid units  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to use brick size and block size solid units to build single leaf, double leaf, collar jointed and cavity walls and prepare walls to receive concrete floors, roof slabs and further surface applications in accordance with the design and construction method specified in working drawings ensuring that National Building and Occupational Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.

This competence complements the other masonry competencies and contributes to the development of a professional community of Masonry practitioners, who are able to use Science & Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality & service delivery in Masonry. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy competencies.
  • Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction masonry site practice.
  • Set out and prepare construction masonry work areas.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Doors and window frames include but are not limited to: steel, aluminium, concrete, timber, plastic (polypropylene, polyurethane).
  • Wall surface finishes include plasterwork, jointing and pointing.
  • Ancillary walls include gable walls, retaining walls, buttress walls, parapet walls, coping walls, curved walls, arches. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the work area and select, use and maintain tools, equipment and materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scaffolding is erected and dismantled in accordance with specified methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up vertical profiles and set out walls 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Vertical profiles are set up to plumb, line and level and are well supported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Profiles are marked off in accordance with predetermined course heights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install damp proof course, set up doorframes and mark position of window frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Doors and window frames are positioned in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Build walls, build in doorframes, install and build in window frames 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Build walls, build in doorframes, install and build in window frames and install above lintel reinforcement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Doors and window frames include but are not limited to: steel, aluminium, concrete, timber, plastic (polypropylene, polyurethane). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Doors and window frames are plumb and level when installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ties from frames of windows/doors are securely embedded in mortar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. DPC is installed and sills are built in. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Future services (i.e. sewerage) are provided for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Walls are laid to plumb, line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Horizontal reinforcement is installed to accommodate specified movement and strength requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Beam filling has been installed to prevent bird and rodent entry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Masonry bonding used is suitable for the type of masonry unit, surface appearance and required strength. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Walls are built to permissible heights and meet the required SABS 0400 standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply wall surface finishes 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Finishes include plasterwork, jointing and pointing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wall surfaces are finished off in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Mark off, position and build in roof anchors (tie downs) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Anchorage materials used and positioned in accordance with specified roof covering and structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Build ancillary walls to complete structure 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ancillary walls include gable walls, retaining walls, buttress walls, parapet walls, coping walls, curved walls, arches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Future services (i.e. sewerage) are provided for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Walls are laid to plumb, line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Horizontal reinforcement is installed to accommodate specified movement and strength requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Beam filling has been installed to prevent bird and rodent entry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Masonry bonding used is suitable for the type of masonry unit, surface appearance and required strength. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Walls are built to permissible heights and meet the required SABS 0400 standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Clean brickwork and clear building site 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Masonry wall surfaces are cleaned in accordance with specified materials and cleaning methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All rubble is removed from the site on completion of building process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety procedures are adhered to. 


    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 "The National Certificate in Construction Masonry".
  • 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 is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Tools, equipment and materials used within the context of this unit standard.
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling scaffolding.
  • Masonry construction terms and the application of construction rules.
  • Techniques for preparing and marking off a gauge rod.
  • Different types of walls (cavity or solid) and construction methods.
  • Different types of ancillary walls and construction methods.
  • Different types of joints.
  • Different types of bonds and techniques for bonding masonry units.
  • Features, textures and applications of the various masonry units.
  • Different types of materials, characteristics and application methods.
  • Different types of wall ties and masonry anchors and installation techniques.
  • Techniques for laying damp proof courses.
  • Movement and control joints.
  • Techniques for laying solid masonry units (wetting clay and using concrete units dry).
  • Methods of cutting masonry units to adjust dimensions.
  • Techniques for reinforcing masonry.
  • Types of lintels and construction methods.
  • Masonry cladding and infill panels.
  • Techniques for constructing holes and chases for the provision of future services.
  • Door frames, window frames and sills: characteristics and construction methods.
  • SABS 0400 standards for the building of walls.
  • Masonry surface finishes.
  • Types of materials and techniques for cleaning visible masonry wall surfaces.
  • Health and safety legislation applicable to the context of this unit standard. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Identify the need for movement joints and determine the position and distance between movement joints prior to installation.
  • Identify the location and appropriate construction methods when making provision for the installation of future services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage your activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that the construction of masonry walls is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Plan work so that all walls are built within the specified deadlines.
  • Check the set up of doors and window frames on a daily basis to ensure that the settings have not been accidentally disturbed by site personnel or people who may have visited the building site in your absence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read and interpret the working drawing carefully and thoroughly so that specified wall dimensions are correctly transferred when setting out the gauge rod. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Confirm your understanding of all specified requirements with the client/architect before commencing with the work at hand so as to minimise future delays that might be caused because this work has to be redone.
  • Communicate in a clear and audible manner when issuing instructions to team members so that all verbal instructions are clearly understood and can be carried out as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Check the safety and security of scaffolding at the beginning of each new work day to minimise accident or injury to yourself and other team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Ensure that materials, tools and equipment used to build walls is safely and securely stored and protected on the building site to minimise the risk of theft, accident or injury to site personnel or visitors to the building site. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Assess the work that you have completed to identify areas that can be improved on when building walls using solid masonry units in the future. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard will be replaced by unit standard 264373, which is "Administer telegraph orders for safe movement on rail", Level 4, 10 credits, as soon as 264373 is registered. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22671   National Certificate: Construction Masonry  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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    5. Builders Training Centre 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    7. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    8. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    9. Corobrick (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    11. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    12. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    13. L S Nkosi CC 
    14. Leps Training Consultants 
    15. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    16. Microzone Training CC 
    17. MTL Training and Projects 
    18. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    19. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    20. Northlink TVET College 
    21. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    22. Othandweni Training Centre 
    23. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    24. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    25. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    27. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    28. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    29. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    30. The Business Zone 352 
    31. Tius Consultants 
    32. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    33. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    35. TSK Projects 
    36. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    37. Zama Training & Developments 



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