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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14678  Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas 
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 
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 set out and prepare work areas for a range of carpentry practices carried out on building sites in accordance with National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and best practice carpentry standards.

This competence supports and enhances the other Carpentry competencies. The generic competencies outlined in this unit standard should facilitate portability of carpentry skills across different contexts within the construction industry.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners. 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.
  • Erect, use and dismantle access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Scaffolding refers to basic scaffolding and ladders used in the carpentry trade. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret working drawings and prepare cutting lists 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Material quantities are accurately determined from cutting list. 

    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 during all stages of construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. National Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation is adhered to. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out buildings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Building site layout is correctly identified, positioned and set out as specified in working drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained during all stages of construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation is adhered to. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic scaffolding and ladders used in the carpentry trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained during all stages of construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation is adhered to. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Construct templates and jigs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Templates and jigs are correctly constructed and conform to specified measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained during all stages of construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation is adhered to. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Mix, place and cure concrete 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Concrete is mixed in accordance with ratios specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Concrete is level and finished to a smooth surface. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate curing time for concrete is applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Neat and clean work areas are maintained during all stages of construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. National Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation is adhered to. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Stack, store and position materials, tools and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, equipment and materials are safely and securely stored on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Neat and clean work areas are maintained during all stages of construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. National Building Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety legislation is 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 calculating basic quantities and preparing cutting lists.
  • Application of cost-effective work measures.
  • Tools, equipment and materials applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • Techniques for setting out buildings.
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling basic scaffolding and ladders.
  • Techniques for constructing templates and jigs.
  • Types of concrete, mixing ratios and techniques for placing and curing concrete.
  • Methods for the stacking, positioning and storing tools, equipment and materials.
  • National Building Regulations applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation 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.
  • Evaluating the site on which the building is to be erected (sloping ground, type of soil, rubble, obstructions).
  • When measuring up and determining quantities of materials for the work at hand so that wastage is minimised and cost-effective production is achieved.
  • Identifying the appropriate scaffolding and ladders to be used that will ensure ease of access to work areas and provide a safe and secure platform on which to carry out work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that all work 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 all activities are completed within the specified time frames and to the satisfaction of the client/architect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Determining the position of the stand where the proposed building is to be erected.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for the work at hand. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Confirm your understanding of all specified requirements 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.
  • 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 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 setting out and preparing carpentry work areas 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
    Core  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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Amagema Development and Social Consultants 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Builders Training Centre 
    7. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    8. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. DESTO PTY LTD 
    11. Furniture World Training Centre 
    12. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    13. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    14. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    15. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    16. L S Nkosi CC 
    17. Leps Training Consultants 
    18. Microzone Training CC 
    19. MTL Training and Projects 
    20. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    21. Northlink TVET College 
    22. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    23. Othandweni Training Centre 
    24. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    25. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    27. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    28. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    29. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    30. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    31. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    32. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    34. TSK Projects 
    35. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    36. 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.