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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply screeds to a concrete floor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14882  Apply screeds to a concrete floor 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 2  NQF Level 02  15 
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 apply screeds to concrete floors in accordance with the design and construction methods specified in working drawings for houses of a basic design ensuring that the applicable National Building standards, health and safety regulations and prescribed time frames are adhered to.

The competencies contained in this unit standard complement the other building competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of professional Community House Builders who are able to use science and technology in a responsible and cost effective manner. These competencies should result in improved quality and service delivery in community house building.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between Learners' and new competencies to be achieved.

The successful completion of this unit standard will provide Learners' with access to the National Certificate in Construction Plastering - NQF Level 3. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) Literacy and Numeracy Competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The competencies specified in this unit standard are applicable to the construction of houses that are rectangular in shape and it is within this context that the learner is required to demonstrate competent performance.

Methods for curing surfaces are limited to the application of water or curing membrane.

Float finishes are limited to steel and wood float finishes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare floors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The slab is checked and level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The concrete slab is dampened. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Apply a damp proof course on the concrete slab where required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The damp proof course is spread. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The damp proof course is undamaged. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply screeds to floors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A sand (levelling) screed is mixed and applied to the concrete floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The surface is cured and completed in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Completed surfaces are protected against damage. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply float finish where required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Steel float finish is applied in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Wood float finish is applied in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All surfaces are straight and even when completed i.e. free of bumps or hollows and free of tool marks. 


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 this unit standard.
  • 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 for Learners' who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • The function, properties and application of screed finishes
  • The mix proportions of screeds and the effects of cement/water ratios on strength
  • The methods for achieving a well-compacted substrate layer and the identification and selection of suitable gravel material to produce this layer
  • Requirements of level sub-structures and surface evenness 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • The concrete slab is checked to ensure that it is level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities:
  • The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned;
  • Appropriate measures are applied to ensure that completed surfaces are protected from damage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others:
  • No damage is caused to the damp proof course when this is applied;
  • Completed surfaces are cured in accordance with specified requirements;
  • Steel float finishes are carried out in accordance with specified requirements;
  • Wood float finishes are carried out in accordance with specified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Arehone Consulting 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Bhekwell Group 
    8. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. Builders Training Centre 
    11. Buna Construction And Projects 
    12. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    13. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    14. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    15. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    16. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    17. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    18. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    19. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    20. DESTO PTY LTD 
    21. Eastcape Training Centre 
    22. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    23. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    24. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    25. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    26. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    27. False Bay College 
    28. Forek Institute of Technology 
    29. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    30. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    31. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    32. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    33. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    34. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    35. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    36. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    37. INDUSTRIAL & CONSUMER PLASTIC - New Germany (Legacy) 
    38. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    39. Interlink Technical Training 
    40. Josmap Training Institute 
    41. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    42. L S Nkosi CC 
    43. Leps Training Consultants 
    44. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    45. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    46. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    47. Majuba TVET College 
    48. Maluti TVET College 
    49. Mnambithi TVET College 
    50. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    51. Motheo TVET College 
    52. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    53. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    54. Mthoms Trading 
    55. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    56. Nnite Trading Enterprise 
    57. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    58. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    59. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    60. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    61. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    62. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    63. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    64. Protech Training cc 
    65. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    66. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    67. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    68. SETHIKE TRADING 
    69. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    70. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    71. Somvi General Services 
    72. Sphola Consulting CC 
    73. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    74. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    75. The Business Zone 352 
    76. Tius Consultants 
    77. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    78. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    79. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    80. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    81. TSK Projects 
    82. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    83. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    84. Vuselela TVET College 
    85. West Coast TVET College 
    86. Zama Training & Developments 



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