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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261658  Identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14677  Use drawings and identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of building and civil construction. Learners should be able to identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify, use and maintain a range of hand and power tools, machines and equipment.
  • Use a range of levelling devices to determine and transfer horizontal and vertical levels.
  • Select materials and use appropriate application methods. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:

    Carpentry/form work/manufacturing wood products/roofing:
  • Hand tools: Saws, hammers, set square.
  • Power tools: Drills, cross-cut saws, jigsaws.
  • Machines: Circular saws, radial arm saws, band saws, jig saws, planning, moulding, morticing, tenoning, sanding, wood turning, drilling, cutter, grinding machines and spindles.
  • Levelling devices: Spirit level, water level, dumpy level.
  • Fixing methods include: Adhesives (glue), nails, screws, bolts, staples.

    Painting:
  • Materials: Paints and primers including alkyd, two pack epoxy and polyurethane as well as powdered cementitious coatings, Non-convertible paints which dry by solvent or dilutent evaporation (polyvinyl acetate (PVA), acrylic, shellac, bitumen, hydrocarbon resins).
  • Manual and powered surface preparation tools types of sand paper, water paper, abrasive blocks, types of paint scrapers, surface filler application equipment, sealant guns, Disc, Orbital and Belt sanders, hot air guns, blow torches, angle grinders, high pressure water blasting equipment and abrasive blasting equipment, paint brushes, paint rollers, spray guns.

    Masonry/tiling/plastering:
  • Tools and equipment: Setting-out tools, masonry tools, brick-cutting tools, jointing tools, steel trowels, floats, wheelbarrows, buckets, mortar boards, hammers, mallets, spirit levels, squares, straight edges, nylon lines, dumpy levels, tile cutters and pliers.
  • Materials: Sand, cement and concrete, tiles, adhesives, grout, sand, cementitious materials, lime, bonding agents, additives, water.
  • Devices to set out and transfer levels: Water-levelling, spirit level, straight-edge, dumpy levelling, square, plumb bob, boning rods.
  • Surfaces: Entire walls, ceilings, floors, beams, columns, door and window openings, etc. and include but are not limited to previously coated, absorbent and non-absorbent, rough and smooth, and poor or damaged surfaces, as well as new surfaces. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify, use and maintain a range of hand and power tools, machines and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, machines and equipment are identified and correctly used in accordance with the requirements of the specific task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are maintained and stored to meet the functional requirements of the specific tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Power tool cables are checked for wear and tear (cables and switches) and power tools are used in accordance with safe-handling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machines and equipment are appropriately set up to comply with manufacturers specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use a range of levelling devices to determine and transfer horizontal and vertical levels. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Spirit level, water level and dumpy level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The datum levels are determined utilising existing benchmarks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Levelling devices are correctly used for the transferring of levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Levels are accurately determined and transferred in accordance with construction specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The levelling instrument is calibrated in accordance with maintenance procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select materials and use appropriate application methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate materials are selected and applied for the requirements of a specific task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material wastage is minimised to reduce cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Housekeeping and safety standards are adhered to for the protection of work under construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The application methods utilised are reviewed to determine the impact on the environment. 


    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 relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • Drawing scales, graphic symbols, plan elevations, sections and dimensions.
  • Carpentry hand and power tools, machines and equipment:
    > Use.
    > Care.
    > Maintenance.
    > Sharpening.
    > Manufacturer specifications for safe-handling precautions.
    > Properties, purpose, selection and application of different materials used in the carpentry trade.
    > Levelling devices and methods of transfer.
    > Basic joinery and joining methods.
    > National Building Regulations applicable to the Carpentry Trade.
    > Health and Safety Regulations (Occupational Health and Safety Act, NOSA) applicable to the context of this unit standard.
    > Use of protective clothing.
    > How to protect work in all stages of construction.
    > Housekeeping principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • When setting out and transferring levels so that any unevenness in wood surfaces can be rectified prior to cutting and machining.
  • Determining what fixing methods should be used when joining wood components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Respect the safety and well-being of others in your immediate work environment by ensuring that protective coverings are securely positioned on woodworking machines and that all power supplies and electrical cords are checked for safe use prior to operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Wear protective clothing when operating tools, machines and equipment.
  • Apply safe-handling procedures when using and operating tools, machines and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area during and on completion of carpentry tasks and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • When interpreting symbols and measurements reflected in drawings so that completed products are in accordance with the specified dimensions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Promptly reporting injuries to all persons concerned, and adhering to specified procedures for recording injuries and writing incident reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and good housekeeping practices so that the life-span of tools, machines and equipment can be maximised and cost to company reduced.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with safe-handling procedures so that accidents and injury to yourself and others can be prevented.
  • Power tools: Check all leads and power tool cables are in good repair to prevent accident, injury or electrocution whilst working with these tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Incident reports are drafted in accordance with prescribed procedures and delivered to relevant authorities. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14677, "Use drawings and identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    5. Amber Tower Training 
    6. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    7. Arehone Consulting 
    8. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    9. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    10. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Bhekwell Group 
    12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    14. Builders Training Centre 
    15. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    16. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    17. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    18. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    19. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    20. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    21. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    22. Dego Consultants 
    23. Eastcape Training Centre 
    24. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    25. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    26. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    27. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    28. False Bay College 
    29. Forek Institute of Technology 
    30. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    31. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    32. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    33. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    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. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    41. Josmap Training Institute 
    42. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    43. L S Nkosi CC 
    44. Leps Training Consultants 
    45. Life Long ABET Consulting 
    46. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    47. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    48. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    49. Maluti TVET College 
    50. Microzone Training CC 
    51. Mnambithi TVET College 
    52. Motheo TVET College 
    53. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    54. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    55. Mthoms Trading 
    56. MTL Training and Projects 
    57. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    58. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    59. Nnite Trading Enterprise 
    60. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    61. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    62. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    63. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    64. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    65. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    66. Protech Training cc 
    67. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    68. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    69. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    70. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    71. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    72. The Business Zone 352 
    73. Tius Consultants 
    74. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    75. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    76. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    77. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    78. TSK Projects 
    79. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    80. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    81. West Coast TVET College 



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