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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of a roofing business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263842  Demonstrate an understanding of a roofing business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
People credited with this unit are able to define the design responsibilities of the various role-players within the organization involved in the preparation, submittal, review and approval of each Truss Design Drawing and Estimate.

Competent persons against this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the internal responsibilities within the organisation.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the impact of estimating correctly.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing inefficiencies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the handling of trusses. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Persons who are able to demonstrate workplace experience comparable or equivalent to the competence requirements of the unit standard will be given credit, in line with assessment processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the internal responsibilities within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The company structure is described in terms of the functions of personnel in achieving the purpose of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer requirements are interpreted in accordance with the client's real need and the organisation's ability to meet that need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not complying with relevant Building Regulations are described in terms of safety and liability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply knowledge and understanding of the impact of estimating correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various material quantities needed to build a roof are identified for a given roof design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cost implication of correcting errors is described in terms of delays, delivery fees and standing time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of incorrect estimates is described in terms of customer satisfaction and continued business. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply knowledge and understanding of contractual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential time constraints are described in terms of the impact on the total construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of providing correct delivery details is described in terms of having the correct products available at the correct place at an appropriate time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of correct measurements is explained in terms of maximising efficiency and ordering the required quantities of materials. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of design and manufacturing inefficiencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences of poor design are described in terms of durability and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of roof inspection is described in terms of ensuring compliance to safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of using substandard trusses are described in terms of repair costs and time delays. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate understanding of the handling of trusses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of handling trusses are described for various types and sizes of trusses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety requirements in handling trusses are identified and described for a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of protecting trusses from damage are identified and described for a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Damage to trusses include bending, knocking and cracking.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. This includes:
  • Functions of different people within the organisation.
  • Identifying client needs.
  • Providing a solution to a client's needs.
  • The need for estimating accurately.
  • Contractual requirements.
  • The impact of design efficiencies.
  • The impact of manufacturing inefficiencies.
  • Methods of handling trusses safely. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify the structures, roles and responsibilities of the various persons in an organisation as well as the value they add. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how role players work in an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by estimating correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to ensure that correct details and estimates are given to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills when determining customer requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate understanding of the impact of estimating incorrectly, legal agreements, inefficiencies and loss of business. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    To register as an assessor, an applicant needs:
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant (Portfolio of Evidence).
  • A recognised assessor qualification.

    In particular, assessors should assess that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options by:
  • Measuring the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge.
  • Using methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Maintaining a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification.
  • Taking into account that the relationship between practical and theoretical is not fixed but varies according to the type and level of qualification. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    The Outcomes that Learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved:
  • Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation.
  • Strictly according to the organisation`s work place procedures.

    Values:
  • The use of tasks and materials in the learning event plan should not discriminate against learners on any grounds prescribed in the Bill of Rights and Employment Equity Act and should promote the orientations outlined in the critical cross-field outcomes. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66370   Further Education and Training Certificate: Roof Truss Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Mitek Industries SA ( Pty) Ltd 



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