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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plaster walls and screed a floor and steps 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10002  Plaster walls and screed a floor and steps 
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 Tilers to apply screeds to concrete floors and steps, to lay screed to a shower floor, to plaster walls and columns, and to repair cracked and damaged plaster. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. All completed surfaces to be straight and even i.e. free of bumps or hollows, and free of tool marks.

2. Methods of curing surfaces include applying water or curing membrane/compound.

3. Float finishes include steel and wood float finishes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A sand (leveling) screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Concrete steps are screeded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A completed surface is covered or allowed to cure slowly by applying water. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Completed surfaces are protected from damage. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
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. Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Lay screed to a shower floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The outlet is plugged to prevent entry of screed or grout. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The floor is prepared and screed is applied with a fall towards the outlet in accordance with the specifications and drawings. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Repair cracked and damaged plaster. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

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

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


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 function, properties, and application of screeds and granolithic finishes.
2. The mix proportions of screeds and grano, and the effects of cement/water ratios on strength.
3. The methods for achieving a well-compacted substrate layer under paving, and the identification and selection of suitable gravel material to produce this layer. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Repair cracked and damaged plaster.
  • Plaster cracks are identified, cut out and filled with mortar.
  • Damaged plaster is identified, cut out and 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. Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps.
    2. Plaster walls and columns.
    3. Repair cracked and damaged plaster.
  • Completed surfaces are protected from damage.
  • Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works.
  • A rough cast plaster wall is repaired to match existing plaster finish. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps.
    2. Plaster walls and columns.
    3. Lay screed to a shower floor.
    4. Repair cracked and damaged plaster.
  • A sand (leveling) screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor.
  • Concrete steps are screeded.
  • A completed surface is covered or allowed to cure slowly by applying water.
  • Completed surfaces are protected from damage.
  • Plaster screed is applied to entire wall and column surfaces, according to line, level and specification thickness tolerances.
  • Completed works are measured and compared with estimated works.
  • The outlet is plugged to prevent entry of screed or grout.
  • The floor is prepared and screed is applied with a fall towards the outlet in accordance with the specifications and drawings.
  • Plaster cracks are identified, cut out and filled with mortar.
  • Damaged plaster is identified, cut out and removed and repaired with plaster mortar.
  • A rough cast plaster wall is repaired to match existing plaster finish. 

  • 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  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  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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