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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect ceilings and timber frame partitions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14675  Erect ceilings and timber frame partitions 
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  10 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to install ceilings and ceiling trimmings, make frames for and fix partitioning materials in accordance with working drawing specifications, National Building Regulations and safety legislation ensuring that client requirements for cost-effective, functional and quality products are met within the prescribed timeframes.

This competence complements the other carpentry competencies and contributes to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners, who are able to use Science and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in Carpentry. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy competencies.
  • Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice.
  • Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Timber ceiling includes V-jointed tongue and groove timber ceiling.
  • Partition cladding includes but is not limited to dry walls, glazed wall panels.
  • Range of ceilings: brandered, suspended and timber ceilings. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret drawings and prepare cutting lists 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cutting lists are accurately drawn up in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the work area and select, use and maintain tools, equipment and materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, machines and equipment are identified and correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Health and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Scaffolding is erected and dismantled in accordance with specified methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Scaffolding is erected and dismantled in accordance with safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Health and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect ceilings 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Brandered, suspended and timber ceilings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ceiling levels are correctly transferred in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Ceiling joists are fitted in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Brandering is spaced and secured in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Boards and join strips are securely fixed and cornices mitred. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Height of erected ceilings is in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Health and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Install insulation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Insulation is neatly installed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Health and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Erect and clad timber frame partitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Partition dimensions are accurately transferred in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Partition walls are plumb and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Finishing items are neatly squared, mitred and correctly fitted (architraves, doors, locks). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Health and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Joint and prepare partition cladding for finishing application 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Dry walls are correctly jointed and sanded down to a smooth finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Health and safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within specified time frames. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA, for "The National Certificate in Construction Carpentry".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Techniques for interpreting working drawings for erecting ceilings and partitions.
  • Different types and uses of tools, materials and fastening devices for ceilings and partitions.
  • Levelling devices.
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling scaffolding.
  • Jointing methods.
  • Methods for mitring corners and angles.
  • Boarding methods (dry and glazed wall panels).
  • Techniques for joisting and brandering (brandered and suspended ceilings).
  • Techniques for securing boards and cornices.
  • Techniques for cutting and fitting scotias, architraves and skirtings.
  • Different types of cornices.
  • Types of mitres, techniques for mitring corners and squaring-off doorframes.
  • Different types of insulation and installation methods.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • National Building Regulations applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • SABS 0400 Codes of practice applicable to the context of this unit standard. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Check electrical equipment and repair any faults that might be identified prior to using equipment.
  • Check all cables before using power tools and equipment to ensure that these are safe and secure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Suggest alternative cost effective methods for the installation of finishing components to client/architect where appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage your activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that the installation of ceilings and partitions is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and tidy work area.
  • Plan work so that ceilings and partitions are installed within the specified time frames and to the satisfaction of the client/architect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for installing ceilings and partitions.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret the installation and finishing requirements of any non-standard products that might be specified by the client/architect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Confirm your understanding of all requirements specified for the installation of ceilings and partitions with the client/architect before commencing with the work at hand so as to minimise future delays that might be caused because this work has to be redone.
  • Communicate in a clear and audible manner when issuing instructions to team members so that all verbal instructions are clearly understood and can be carried out as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Use electric and power tools in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications and relevant safe-handling procedures to prevent accident or injury to yourself or other building site personnel.
  • Check the safety and security of scaffolding at the beginning of each new work day to minimise accident or injury to yourself and other team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Ensure that materials, tools and equipment used to install finishing components is safely and securely stored and protected on the building site to minimise the risk of theft, accident or injury to site personnel or visitors to the building site.
  • The accurate interpretation of architect/client`s concept and the completion of work within specified time frames results in ongoing business opportunities for the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Assess the work that you have completed to identify areas that can be improved on when erecting ceilings and timber frame partitions in the future. 

  • 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  22670   National Certificate: Construction Carpentry  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. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Blacken Security Services 
    3. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    4. DESTO PTY LTD 
    5. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    6. Furniture World Training Centre 
    7. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    8. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    9. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    10. Leps Training Consultants 
    11. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    12. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    13. MTL Training and Projects 
    14. Ngakatse Trading 
    15. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    16. Northlink TVET College 
    17. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    18. Othandweni Training Centre 
    19. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    20. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    22. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    23. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    24. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    25. SJM Squared Construction CC 
    26. Sonani Training and Communications 
    27. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    28. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    29. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    30. TSK Projects 
    31. WAL TRAINING 



    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.