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

Apply tiles to plastered surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10001  Apply tiles to plastered 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
261665  Prepare surfaces and apply tiles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Tilers to apply different tiles to plastered walls and columns, around attached piers and baths and to screeded floors and concrete steps. 

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 tiled such that they are square and joints are in line and evenly spaced.

2. Tiles include ceramic, glazed and unglazed, concrete, "terrazzo", porcelain, of different sizes, thicknesses, beveled and unbeveled.

3. Tile adhesives and grouts can be cement-based or non-cement-based.

4. SABS Code of Practice for ceramic tiles to be adhered to.

5. Provision is made for expansion and contraction at expansion joints when tiling around a bath. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Tile plastered walls and circular columns. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tiles are cut and applied to plastered walls and columns with tile adhesive, according to line and level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted with tile grout. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Tiled surfaces are cleaned completely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Tile around a bath. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tiles are applied to the surface around a bath using adhesives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tiles to be neatly cut around bath access hole. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Tile around an attached pier. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tiles are applied with tile adhesive to the front projecting surface of a pier and cut to suit the reveal. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted with tile grout. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Tiled surfaces are cleaned completely. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Lay tiles to a screeded floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Floor screeds are prepared and tiles applied with tile adhesive, starting with a full tile at a door threshold. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Cut tiles are spaced equally along the perimeter of the floor. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Lay tiles to concrete steps. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Risers are plastered and treads of steps are screeded prior to tiling. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Bull nose tiles are applied to treads using a slush (cement/water) paste. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Joints between treads and risers are tightly butted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Tread tiles are to overlap riser tiles by the specified distance (10-15 mm). 


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 adhesives, grout, plaster, skim coats, screeds and grano, and the importance of cement/water ratios on strength of plaster, adhesives and grout.
2. Components of steps, including, stringers, risers, treads, landing, and bullnose.
3. Relevant sections of the National Building Regulations and SABS 0400. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Tile plastered walls and circular columns
2. Tile around a bath
3. Tile around an attached pier
4. Lay tiles to a screeded floor
5. Lay tiles to concrete steps.
  • Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted with tile grout.
  • Floor screeds are prepared and tiles applied with tile adhesive, starting with a full tile at a door threshold.
  • Cut tiles are spaced equally along the perimeter of the floor.
  • Risers are plastered and treads of steps are screeded prior to tiling.
  • Bullnose tiles are applied to treads using a slush (cement/water) paste.
  • Joints between treads and risers are tightly butted.
  • Tread tiles are to overlap riser tiles by the specified distance (10-15 mm). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Tile plastered walls and circular columns.
  • Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Tile plastered walls and circular columns
    2. Tile around a bath
    3. Tile around an attached pier
    4. Lay tiles to a screeded floor
    5. Lay tiles to concrete steps
  • Tiles are cut and applied to plastered walls and columns with tile adhesive, according to line and level.
  • Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted with tile grout.
  • Tiled surfaces are cleaned completely.
  • Tiles are applied to the surface around a bath using adhesives.
  • Tiles to be neatly cut around bath access hole.
  • Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted with tile grout.
  • Tiled surfaces are cleaned completely.
  • Tiles are applied with tile adhesive to the front projecting surface of a pier and cut to suit the reveal.
  • Gaps between tiles are uniform and grouted with tile grout.
  • Tiled surfaces are cleaned completely? Floor screeds are prepared and tiles applied with tile adhesive, starting with a full tile at a door threshold.
  • Cut tiles are spaced equally along the perimeter of the floor.
  • Risers are plastered and treads of steps are screeded prior to tiling.
  • Bullnose tiles are applied to treads using a slush (cement/water) paste.
  • Joints between treads and risers are tightly butted.
  • Tread tiles are to overlap riser tiles by the specified distance (10-15 mm). 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 261665, which is "Prepare surfaces and apply tiles", Level 3, 20 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20815   National Certificate: Construction Tiling  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. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    4. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    5. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    7. L S Nkosi CC 
    8. Leps Training Consultants 
    9. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    10. Northlink TVET College 
    11. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    12. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    13. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    15. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    16. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    17. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    18. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    19. Zama Training & Developments 



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