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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect ceilings and install insulation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14890  Erect ceilings and install insulation 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 erect ceilings and install appropriate insulation where required, in accordance with the design and construction methods specified in working drawings for houses of a basic design ensuring that the applicable National Building standards, health and safety regulations and prescribed time frames are adhered to.

The competencies contained in this unit standard will provide Community House Builders with an area of specialisation that will lead to the development of enhanced skills and knowledge amongst professional Community House Builders who are able to offer alternative construction methods to meet a wider range of needs and purposes of potential home builders within the community. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in community house building.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between Learners' and new competencies to be achieved.

This unit standard will provide Learners' with access to the National Certificate in Construction Carpentry - NQF Level 3. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) Literacy and Numeracy competencies
"Set out and prepare Construction Carpentry work areas"
"Erect, use and dismantle access equipment" 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The competencies specified in this unit standard are applicable to the construction of single storey houses that are rectangular in shape and it is within this context that the learner is required to demonstrate competent performance.

Competence must be demonstrated in the installation of timber ceilings which includes V-jointed tongue and groove timber ceiling for houses of a basic design (rectangular-type). 

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. 

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. The appropriate type of insulation is selected in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Insulation is neatly installed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

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. 


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 this unit standard.
  • 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 for Learners' who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • 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
  • National Building Regulations
  • SABS 0400 Codes of practice 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Artisan Development Academy 
    3. Assured Vocational Skills Institute 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. Better Best Agri Development 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Big Tree Group 
    8. Blacken Security Services 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. Builders Training Centre 
    11. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    12. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    13. Centre For Economic Participation 
    14. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    15. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    16. DESTO PTY LTD 
    17. Eastcape Training Centre 
    18. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    19. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    20. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    21. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    22. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    23. Forek Institute of Technology 
    24. Furniture World Training Centre 
    25. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    26. Goldfields FET College 
    27. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    28. Josmap Training Institute 
    29. KIM People Development 
    30. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    31. L S Nkosi CC 
    32. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    33. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    34. Majuba TVET College 
    35. Mnambithi TVET College 
    36. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    37. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    39. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    40. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    41. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    42. Mthoms Trading 
    43. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    44. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    45. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    46. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    47. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    48. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    49. Northlink TVET College 
    50. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    51. Othandweni Training Centre 
    52. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    53. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    54. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    55. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    56. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Rural Development Trust 
    58. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    59. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    60. SESANA PROJECTS 
    61. SETHIKE TRADING 
    62. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    63. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    64. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    65. Sonani Training and Communications 
    66. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    67. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    68. Thabomeleng 
    69. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    70. Thekweni TVET College 
    71. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    72. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    73. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    74. TSK Projects 
    75. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    76. Umfolozi FET College 
    77. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    78. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation 
    79. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    80. Vuselela TVET College 
    81. WAL TRAINING 
    82. West Coast TVET College 



    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.