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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply plaster to surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9970  Apply plaster to surfaces 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-03-12  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-03-12   2013-03-12  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
261657  Plaster surfaces  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Plasterers to apply different plastering to walls, columns, reveals and sills, ceilings, and beams, to construct insitu mouldings, and attach prefabricated plaster units. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Internal and external corners are to be finished with the relevant internal or external corner tools.

2. Walls include straight, vertical, curved, inclined and projecting surfaces.

3. Columns include square and round surfaces.

4. Plastered surfaces to be both wood and steel float finished.

5. Prefabricated mouldings include gypsum plaster, and expanded plastic forms.

6. All completed surfaces to be straight and even i.e. free of bumps or hollows, and free of tool marks.

7. Internal angles to floors and ceilings to be finished off clean and sharp.

8. Plastering of composite board ceilings includes the application of scrim/fibre tape over joints, and the securing of clout nails.

9. Plaster finishes include smooth, scratch and splatter types. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plaster walls and columns. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plaster screed is applied to entire wall and column surfaces, according to line, level and specification thickness tolerances. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Horizontal and vertical "V" joints, and chamfers are produced. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plaster reveals and sills. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plaster screed or skim coat is applied to door and window openings, reveals and sills. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A recessed arch is plastered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Plaster ceilings and beams. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A concrete ceiling and beam is plastered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A skim coat is applied to a concrete ceiling. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A composite board ceiling is plastered, with a base, skim and second coat. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A Plaster coat is applied around a ceiling beam. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. A curved ceiling is plastered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. A recessed arch is plastered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Repair cracked and damaged plaster. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Plaster cracks are cut out and filled with mortar. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Damaged plaster is identified, cut out, removed and repaired with plaster mortar. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A rough cast plaster wall is repaired to match existing plaster finish. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Construct insitu plaster mouldings and attach prefabricated plaster units. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. In situ plaster mouldings are run in accordance with the requirements of drawings and specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Prefabricated mouldings are prepared and fixed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A plaster skirting is formed. 


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. Mix proportions for plaster, skim coats, screeds and grano, and the importance of cement/water ratios on strength of plaster.
2. Relevant sections of the National Building Regulations and SABS 0400. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Plaster walls and columns.
2. Repair cracked and damaged plaster.
  • Completed works are measured and compared with estimated work.
  • Damaged plaster is identified, cut out, removed and repaired with plaster mortar. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Plaster walls and columns.
  • Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Plaster walls and columns.
  • Completed works are measured and compared with estimated work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Plaster walls and columns.
    2. Construct insitu plaster mouldings and attach prefabricated plaster units.
  • Plaster screed is applied to entire wall and column surfaces, according to line, level and specification thickness tolerances.
  • In situ plaster mouldings are run in accordance with the requirements of drawings and specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 261657, which is "Plaster surfaces", Level 3, 12 credits. 

    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  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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    5. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    6. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    7. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    8. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    9. L S Nkosi CC 
    10. Leps Training Consultants 
    11. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    12. Microzone Training CC 
    13. MTL Training and Projects 
    14. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    15. Northlink TVET College 
    16. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    17. Protech Training cc 
    18. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    19. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    20. The Business Zone 352 
    21. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    22. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    23. Zama Training & Developments 



    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.