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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
14894  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 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 set out and prepare carpentry work areas for the limited range of carpentry practices carried out during the construction of 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" 

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.

Erect and dismantle access equipment is limited 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. 

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 
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 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 calculating basic quantities and preparing cutting lists
  • Application of cost-effective work measures
  • Tools, equipment and materials
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling basic scaffolding and ladders
  • Techniques for constructing templates and jigs
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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 

  • 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 Centre 
    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. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    26. Esayidi TVET College 
    27. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    28. Forek Institute of Technology 
    29. Furniture World Training Centre 
    30. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    31. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    32. Godisang Development 
    33. Goldfields FET College 
    34. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    35. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    36. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    37. In Excess Traiding 22 (Pty) ltd 
    38. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    39. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    40. Josmap Training Institute 
    41. Kagano Consulting Services 
    42. KIM People Development 
    43. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    44. L S Nkosi CC 
    45. Leps Training Consultants 
    46. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    47. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    48. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    49. Majuba TVET College 
    50. Mnambithi TVET College 
    51. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    52. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    54. Motheo TVET College 
    55. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    56. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    57. Mthoms Trading 
    58. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    59. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    60. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    61. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    62. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    63. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    64. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    65. Northlink TVET College 
    66. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    67. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    68. Othandweni Training Centre 
    69. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    70. Palale Construction and Projects 
    71. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    72. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    73. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    74. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    75. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    76. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    78. RCS Academy 
    79. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Rural Development Trust 
    81. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    82. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    83. SESANA PROJECTS 
    84. SETHIKE TRADING 
    85. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    86. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    87. Somvi General Services 
    88. Sphola Consulting CC 
    89. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    90. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    91. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    92. Thabomeleng 
    93. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    94. Thekweni TVET College 
    95. Tius Consultants 
    96. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    97. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    98. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    99. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    100. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    101. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    102. TSK Projects 
    103. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    104. Umfolozi FET College 
    105. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    106. Vizz Tech Printers 
    107. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    108. Vuselela TVET College 
    109. WAL TRAINING 
    110. West Coast TVET College 



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