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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare for plastering 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9969  Prepare for plastering 
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  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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable construction plasterers to set out their work, prepare all types of surfaces for plastering, and to mix plaster, screed and grano. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Materials include sand, cementitious materials, lime, bonding agents, additives, water, etc.

2. Surfaces form part of or constitute entire walls, ceilings, floors, beams, columns, door and window openings, etc.

3. Protruding objects or contaminating agents are removed, scraped, chipped, etc.

4. Tools include steel and wood floats, trowels, wheelbarrows, buckets, mortar boards, hammers, spirit levels, plumb bobs, squares, screeding bar, nylon line, dumpy level, etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Set out work for plastering. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The correct work area is identified according to the drawings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A work task is communicated and agreed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Levels are determined and transferred. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. An appropriate area is identified for batching of plaster, with due regard to proximity and transport to work area. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare work surfaces for plastering. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protrusions are removed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Correct materials, tools and equipment are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected.. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Levels and lines are corrected to be true and plumb. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Existing surfaces and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Dust and dirt are removed and surfaces are dampened, where necessary. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Mix plaster, screed and grano. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plaster, screed and grano mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The implications of mixing incorrectly are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Correct materials, tools and equipment are used. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. The purpose of preparing surfaces correctly.
2. The definitions of level, square, and plumb.
3. Types of cements, bonding agents, (plaster key), sand, additives, etc. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Set out work for plastering.
2. Prepare work surfaces for plastering.
3. Mix plaster, screed and grano.
  • The correct work area is identified according to the drawings.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred.
  • An appropriate area is identified for batching of plaster, with due regard to proximity and transport to work area.
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used.
  • Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected.
  • Existing surfaces and built-in items are identified and protected against damage.
  • The implications of mixing incorrectly are understood.
  • Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    1. Set out work for plastering.
    2. Mix plaster, screed and grano.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed.
  • Plaster, screed and grano mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Set out work for plastering.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Set out work for plastering
    2. Prepare work surfaces for plastering
    3. Mix plaster, screed and grano.
  • The correct work area is identified according to the drawings.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred.
  • An appropriate area is identified for batching of plaster, with due regard to proximity and transport to work area.
  • Levels and lines are corrected to be true and plumb.
  • Plaster, screed and grano mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements.
  • Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Set out work for plastering.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Set out work for plastering.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Set out work for plastering.
    2. Mix plaster, screed and grano.
  • The correct work area is identified according to the drawings.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred.
  • Plaster, screed and grano mixes are identified and batched according to specifications and specific work requirements.
  • The implications of mixing incorrectly are understood.
  • Quantities of batched mixes are correctly estimated and applied, and the consequences of over-batching are understood. 

  • 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  20814   National Certificate: Construction Plastering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  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.
     
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    5. Arehone Consulting 
    6. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    8. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Bhekwell Group 
    10. Big Tree Group 
    11. Blacken Security Services 
    12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    13. Builders Training Centre 
    14. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    15. Centre For Economic Participation 
    16. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    17. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    18. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    19. Corobrick (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Eastcape Training Centre 
    21. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    22. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    23. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    24. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    25. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    26. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    27. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    28. Godisang Development 
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    30. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
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    38. L S Nkosi CC 
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    57. Mthoms Trading 
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    61. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    62. Nnite Trading Enterprise 
    63. No Limits Trading Enterprise 
    64. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    65. NOLOSHA 
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    67. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    68. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    69. Northlink TVET College 
    70. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    71. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    72. Othandweni Training Centre 
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    75. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
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    82. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    83. Sonani Training and Communications 
    84. Sphola Consulting CC 
    85. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    86. The Business Zone 352 
    87. Thekweni TVET College 
    88. Tius Consultants 
    89. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    90. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    91. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    92. TSK Projects 
    93. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    94. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    95. Umfolozi FET College 
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    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.