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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pave surfaces using flexible segmental paving 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14650  Pave surfaces using flexible segmental paving 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to lay flexible segmented paving for architectural or residential purposes and in areas where light traffic is experienced 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 and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:

    Paving units are confined to the following standard paving units.
  • Burned Clay Pavers - SABS 1575
  • Concrete Pavers - SABS 1058

    Sub-grade materials include: Natural material, natural ground on site.

    Paving units include:
  • Complete geometrical interlock.
  • Partial geometrical interlock.
  • Rectangular (no geometrical interlock)

    Aids include: tapes, lines, survey instruments.

    Range of sub-base materials include: gravel, cement stabilised soil, crushed stone, cemented crushed stone. 

  • 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. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clear site of vegetation, set out levels, falls and extent (geometric configuration) of paving 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Vegetation and existing structures are removed from the area to be paved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Extent (geometric configuration) is set out accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Excavate soil and compact sub-grade and import sub-grade materials (if required), level and compact 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of sub-grade materials: natural material, natural ground on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Water drain-off is provided for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bearing strength of sub-grade is compacted to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Under-paving services are provided for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Materials are used and laid to required thickness, line and level in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Bearing strength of sub-base (compaction) complies with specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The number of sub-base layers and material used complies with specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install edge restraints (kerbs) and channels and import and screed bedding sand to required levels 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Edge restraints (kerbs) and channels are used in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Foreign objects or vegetation present in bedding sand are removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Bedding sand complies with specified grading requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Bedding sand is screeded to the required level (not compacted - only levelled off). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Lay paving units to appropriate pattern and cut and lay infill paving units 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Lay paving units to appropriate pattern and cut and lay infill paving units and install movement joints if specified. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Paving units include:
  • Complete geometrical interlock.
  • Partial geometrical interlock.
  • Rectangular (No geometrical interlock). 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pavers and infill are aligned and laid to specified pattern, line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Movement joints are installed where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Non-paving elements are left uncovered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    (Manhole covers; sewerage access eyes).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Compact paving units and fill joints with sand and finish and clean paving surfaces 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Paving units are compacted on bedding sand at least twice using appropriate equipment (i.e. plate compactor, roller). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Joints are filled with specified sand type, excess joints filling sand is removed and levelled to top of paving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pavers are cleaned. 


    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.
  • Types of aids and methods for setting out geometrical shapes such as curves, segments, circles etc) - range of aids: tapes, lines, survey instruments.
  • Sub base materials: range of materials: gravel, cement stabilised soil, crushed stone, cemented crushed stone or gravel.
  • Sub-base compaction equipment (compacted density - strength).
  • Types of bedding sand and grading for paving and jointing.
  • SABS 1200 MJ - Segmented paving.
  • SABS 1575 - Burnt clay paving units.
  • SABS 1058 - Concrete paving units.
  • SABS 927 - Pre-cast concrete kerbs and channels.
  • Types and grades of bedding sand.
  • SABS 1575 - Burnt clay paving units.
  • SABS 927 - Pre-cast concrete kerbs and channels.
  • Different types of mortar (i.e. class 1, class 2).
  • Class 1 - 1 in 3 mix (1 cement to three parts sand by volume).
  • Methods for removing mortar stains i.e. sponging, water spraying.
  • Health and Safety Legislation applicable within 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 whether a sub base is required prior to laying of the paving units and determine the number of sub-base layers that will be required.
  • 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 paving work is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Plan work so that paving is laid within the specified deadlines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read and interpret the working drawing carefully and thoroughly so that the specified geometric configuration is correctly transferred when setting out paving units. 

  • 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 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 lay paving are 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 laying flexible segmental paving units in the future. 

  • 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  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. Amber Tower Training 
    2. Arehone Consulting 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    6. Builders Training Centre 
    7. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    8. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    11. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    12. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    13. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    14. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    15. Interlink Technical Training 
    16. Leps Training Consultants 
    17. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    18. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    19. Maluti TVET College 
    20. Motheo TVET College 
    21. MTL Training and Projects 
    22. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    23. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    24. Northlink TVET College 
    25. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    26. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    27. Protech Training cc 
    28. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    29. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    30. The Business Zone 352 
    31. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    32. TSK Projects 
    33. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    34. West Coast TVET College 
    35. Zama Training & Developments 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.