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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction masonry site practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14669  Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction masonry site practice 
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 demonstrate an understanding of the generic elements associated with best masonry practice including the use and maintenance of tools, equipment and the application of materials in accordance with health and safety legislation and regulations for masonry work.

This competence lays the foundation for the development of core masonry competencies and 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. 

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

Masonry tools and equipment include:
Setting-out tools, masonry tools, brick-cutting tools, jointing tools.

Masonry materials include:
Sand, cement and concrete.

The learner should be able to use the following devices to set out and transfer levels:
Water-levelling, spirit level, straight-edge, dumpy levelling, square, plumb bob, boning rods. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Read and interpret working drawings and determine dimensions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Dimension, sizes, positioning of walls and provision for services are interpreted accurately from the plan. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Use and maintain masonry tools and equipment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Setting-out tools, masonry tools, brick-cutting tools, jointing tools. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tools and equipment are correctly identified and used in accordance with safe handling procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tools and equipment are functional. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Housekeeping and safety standards are adhered to. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Select masonry materials and use appropriate application methods 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Sand, cement, concrete. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate materials are selected and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Materials wastage is minimized. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Housekeeping and safety standards are adhered to. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Select and use appropriate devices to set out and transfer levels 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Water-levelling, spirit level, straight-edge, dumpy levelling, square, plumb bob, boning rods. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All debris is cleared and the building site is levelled. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Levels are set out accurately and transferred. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Levelling devices are applied correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Housekeeping and safety standards 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 
  • Terms used in masonry.
  • Masonry tools and equipment.
  • Different materials and mixtures used in the masonry trade, properties and purposes, proportions of ingredients for specific mixtures.
  • Levelling devices and methods of transfer.
  • Working Drawings: scales, graphic symbols, plan elevations, sections and dimensions.
  • Safe handling of masonry tools and equipment.
  • Implications of Health and Safety Regulations for the use and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Use of protective clothing.
  • How to protect work in all stages of construction.
  • Housekeeping principles. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Identify the appropriate levelling device in order to ensure that you are able to reach both points to be levelled.
  • Identify and select the appropriate tools before commencing with the work at hand. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage your activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that masonry work can be carried out effectively and to minimise the high cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read and interpret drawings carefully and thoroughly so that dimensions, sizes, positioning of walls and provision for services are clearly understood before commencing with the setting out of a building. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Confirm your understanding of all the requirements specified in drawings with the client/architect before commencing with the setting out of buildings to minimise future delays that might be caused because work has to be redone. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Select and use the appropriate tools for masonry work.
  • Use a range of levelling devices to accurately set out and transfer levels. 

  • 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.
  • Neat and well-built structures are a trademark to the mason who constantly applies the three golden rules of masonry i.e. square, level and plumb to his craft. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  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. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    2. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. DESTO PTY LTD 
    4. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    5. Keewave Trading 403 
    6. Microzone Training CC 
    7. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    8. Northlink TVET College 
    9. Othandweni Training Centre 
    10. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    11. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    12. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    13. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    14. Tius Consultants 
    15. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 



    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.