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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply specialist tiling to surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10003  Apply specialist tiling 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 4  NQF Level 04  18 
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 tilers to apply special tiles to surfaces. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Specialist tiling methods include one or more of: cut and polished stone tiles (granite, marble, travertine, etc), and other specialist cladding systems.

2. New and previously tiled surfaces are prepared.

3. Special tiles include for interior and exterior surfaces. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare surfaces for special tiles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Components, properties and possible defects of special tiling types are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Types of special tiles are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Potential specialist tiling problems are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Appropriate specialist tiles are selected. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Apply special tiles to surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tiles are cut and applied to surfaces with specified 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. All tiles are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Correct materials, tools and equipment are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Remedy failure effects in special tiles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Remedies for failures in special tiles are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Component failure effects are remedied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Substrate failure effects are remedied. 


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 qualification. 

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

1. Properties of special tiling systems, including specified adhesives and grout. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Prepare surfaces for special tiles.
2. Remedy failure effects in special tiles.
  • Potential specialist tiling problems are identified.
  • Remedies for failures in special tiles are identified.
  • Component failure effects are remedied.
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Apply special tiles to surfaces.
  • Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Prepare surfaces for special tiles.
    2. Apply special tiles to surfaces.
    3. Remedy failure effects in special tiles.
  • Components, properties and possible defects of special tiling types are described.
  • Types of special tiles are identified.
  • Potential specialist tiling problems are identified.
  • The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance.
  • Appropriate specialist tiles are selected.
  • Tiles are cut and applied to surfaces with specified adhesive, according to line and level.
  • All tiles are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements.
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used.
  • Remedies for failures in special tiles are identified.
  • Component failure effects are remedied.
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied. 

  • 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
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  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 


    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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