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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect roof trusses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14891  Erect roof trusses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  14 
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, brace and erect site made as well as prefabricated roof trusses, in accordance with the design and construction methods specified in roof plan 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 complement the other building competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of professional Community House Builders who are able to use science and technology in a responsible and cost effective manner. These competencies 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.

The successful completion of 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
"Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications"
"Erect, use and dismantle access equipment"
"Set out and prepare carpentry work areas" 

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

Scaffolding is limited to ladders and trestles.
Roof trusses include gable roof trusses and the placing of roof purlins. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Read and interpret roof layout plans. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Specified dimensions are accurately interpreted from roof layout plans. 

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. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

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

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Erect and dismantle scaffolding. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Anchor wall plates, locate and mark-off positions of roof trusses on wall plate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Wall plates are fitted to specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All work is completed within specified time frames. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Set out, position and secure roof trusses. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Trusses are equally spaced in accordance with specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Trusses are straight, plumb, aligned and level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All trusses are securely tied down to wall plates with roof ties. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Trusses are fixed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Overhang at eaves is plumb cut and verges are cut to size. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Permanent bracing is installed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. High risk elements of the roof structure comply with SABS 0243 Code of Practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. National Building Regulations and safety legislation is adhered to. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. 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:
  • Tools, equipment and materials applicable to the context of this unit standard
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling scaffolding
  • Roof layout plans
  • Techniques for erecting roof structures
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
  • Building industry safety standards
  • National Building Regulations - SABS 0400 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    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 the erection of gable roof trusses 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 the roof construction is erected within the specified deadlines 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Read the roof plan drawing carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for setting out and erecting gable roof trusses 

  • 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 erection of gable roof trusses 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:
  • Use levelling devices to ensure that wall plates and gable roof trusses are aligned and levelled
  • 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:
  • Ensure that materials, tools and equipment used to erect roof construction 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 roof structures 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
    Core  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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Artisan Development Academy 
    4. Assured Vocational Skills Institute 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. Better Best Agri Development 
    7. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Blacken Security Services 
    9. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    10. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    11. Border Kei Training Trust 
    12. Builders Training Centre 
    13. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    14. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    15. Centre For Economic Participation 
    16. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    17. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    18. Construction Resource Development College 
    19. DESTO PTY LTD 
    20. Eastcape Training Centre 
    21. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    22. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    23. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    24. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    25. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    26. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    27. Esayidi TVET College 
    28. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    29. Forek Institute of Technology 
    30. Furniture World Training Centre 
    31. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    32. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    33. Goldfields FET College 
    34. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    35. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    36. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    37. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    38. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    39. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    40. Josmap Training Institute 
    41. KIM People Development 
    42. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    43. L S Nkosi CC 
    44. Leps Training Consultants 
    45. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    46. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    47. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    48. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
    49. Majuba TVET College 
    50. Microzone Training CC 
    51. Mnambithi TVET College 
    52. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    53. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    55. Motheo TVET College 
    56. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    57. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    58. Mthoms Trading 
    59. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    60. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    61. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    62. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    63. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    64. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    65. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    66. Northlink TVET College 
    67. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    68. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    69. Othandweni Training Centre 
    70. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    71. Palale Construction and Projects 
    72. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    73. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    74. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    75. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    76. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    77. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    79. RCS Academy 
    80. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Rural Development Trust 
    82. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    83. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    84. SESANA PROJECTS 
    85. SETHIKE TRADING 
    86. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    87. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    88. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    89. Somvi General Services 
    90. Sphola Consulting CC 
    91. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    92. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    93. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    94. Thabomeleng 
    95. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    96. Thekweni TVET College 
    97. Tius Consultants 
    98. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    99. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    100. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    101. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    102. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    103. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    104. TSK Projects 
    105. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    106. Umfolozi FET College 
    107. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    108. Vizz Tech Printers 
    109. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    110. Vuselela TVET College 
    111. WAL TRAINING 
    112. 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.