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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set out and prepare construction masonry work areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14660  Set out and prepare construction masonry work areas 
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 prepare, lay out and set up work areas for a range of carpentry practices carried out on building sites in accordance with National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and best practice carpentry standards.

This competence supports and enhances the other Masonry competencies. The generic competencies outlined in this unit standard should facilitate portability of masonry skills across different contexts within the construction industry.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Masonry practitioners. 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.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access equipment. 

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

    The learner should be able to determine quantities for the following special materials:
    Corner units, sill blocks and bricks, coping blocks.

    Scaffolding refers to basic scaffolding and ladders used in the masonry trade. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine quantities of materials, including special materials when required 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of special materials: corner units, sill blocks and bricks, coping blocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Material quantities are accurately determined from cutting list. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    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 and functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic scaffolding and ladders used in the masonry trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set up corner profiles, set out buildings and prepare a gauge rod 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Corner profiles and buildings are set out as specified in drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Stack masonry units and store materials and tools 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, equipment and materials are safely and securely stored on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 


    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 
    The learner is able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Estimating quantities and making provision for wastage, under-size units, etc.
  • Application of cost-effective work measures.
  • Tools, equipment and materials used when setting out and preparing work areas.
  • Techniques for planning and setting out building site layouts.
  • Environmental awareness (conservation of vegetation).
  • Application of Pythagoras Theorem (345 method).
  • Marking of foundation and wall width on profiles.
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling basic scaffolding and ladders.
  • Types of concrete, mixing ratios and techniques for placing and curing concrete.
  • Safe-handling and storage of different materials.
  • National Building Regulations applicable to masonry practice.
  • Home Building Manual (NHBRC) applicable to setting out and preparing work areas.
  • SABS 0400 Codes of Practice applicable to setting out and preparing work areas.
  • Health and Safety regulations applicable to setting out and preparing work areas. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Identify and select the correct materials and quantities for the activity at hand so that work is completed in accordance with the specified requirements without any materials being wasted.
  • Evaluating the site on which the building is to be erected (sloping ground, type of soil, rubble, obstructions).
  • Identifying the appropriate scaffolding and ladders to be used that will ensure ease of access to work areas and provide a safe and secure platform on which to carry out work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that all work is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and tidy work area.
  • Plan work so that all activities are completed within the specified time frames and to the satisfaction of the client/architect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Determine the position of the stand where the proposed building is to be erected.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for the work at hand. 

  • 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.
  • Use the specified mortar and ratios to achieve the correct mortar mix. 

  • 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 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.
  • The accurate interpretation of architect/client`s concept and the completion of work within specified time frames results in ongoing business opportunities for the organisation. 

  • 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 setting out and preparing masonry work areas 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
    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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Bhekwell Group 
    3. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    4. Builders Training Centre 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    6. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    7. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    8. Corobrick (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    10. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    11. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    12. L S Nkosi CC 
    13. Leps Training Consultants 
    14. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    15. Microzone Training CC 
    16. MTL Training and Projects 
    17. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    18. Northlink TVET College 
    19. Othandweni Training Centre 
    20. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    21. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    22. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    24. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    25. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    26. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    27. Tius Consultants 
    28. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    29. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    31. TSK Projects 
    32. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    33. 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.