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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply elements of floor covering installation which are common to all carpentry functions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14899  Apply elements of floor covering installation which are common to all carpentry functions 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 working towards this unit standard will be doing so with the intention of reaching the full qualification "National Certificate (Construction) for the installation of floor coverings". Learners will be involved in, or working within a floor covering installation environment.

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be to apply basic carpentry skills with confidence, including -
  • Measuring up and determining quantities of materials
  • Identifying the requirements for protection of all stages of carpentry including good housekeeping? Using carpentry tools as necessary in preparation for floor covering installation
  • Critiquing and assessing completed carpentry work.

    This competence lays the foundation for the development of further floor covering competencies and underpins competencies to be acquired as part of a learning progression pathway. The generic competencies as outlined in this unit standard should facilitate portability of floor covering installation skills across different contexts within the construction industry.

    It contributes to the development of a professional community of floor covering practitioners who understand the challenges and opportunities of the South African construction context. 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 
    ABET Level 3 Literacy and Numeracy competencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who perform floor covering installations by erecting basic wooden constructions:
  • Basic building drawings
  • Assistance of a general worker will be restricted to the physical handling of the material and equipment only on instruction of the candidate
  • A safe working environment must at all times be maintained by the candidate in compliance with legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure up and determine quantities of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Characteristics, properties and purpose of the different materials used in the carpentry trade is identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are measured up according to workplace specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quantities are calculated according to workplace specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the requirements for protection of all stages of carpentry including good housekeeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stacking, storing and positioning of materials, mixtures, ingredients and equipment is explained and pointed out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The latest ISO and National Building Regulations applicable to carpentry in preparation for floor covering installation published in the Government Gazette is described and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use carpentry tools as necessary in preparation for floor covering installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate tools and methods are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The construction of a wooden floor covering installation structure is executed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Critique and assess completed carpentry work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The various floor covering installation needs addressed through carpentry is described and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relevant standard specified by the SABS Code of Practice, ISO standards are adhered to. 


    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 "National Certificate (Construction) for the installation of floor coverings"
  • 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 
  • Basic carpentry skills
  • Basic building drawings
  • General knowledge required for the selection and use of tools and equipment
  • Basic quantity calculations
  • Ratio and materials knowledge
  • Interactive communication techniques between end users
  • Liaison skills with other trades. 

  • 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
  • Critique and assess completed carpentry work ensuring that all deviations are appropriately corrected. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community
  • Respect the safety and well-being of others in your immediate work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively
  • Wear protective clothing when operating tools, machines and equipment
  • Apply safe-handling procedures when using and operating tools, machines and equipment
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area during and on completion of carpentry tasks and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • When interpreting symbols and measurements reflected in drawings so that completed products are in accordance with the specified dimensions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications and good housekeeping practices so that the life-span of tools, machines and equipment can be maximised and cost to company reduced.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with safe-handling procedures so that accidents and injury to yourself and others can be prevented.
  • Power tools - check all leads and power tool cables are in good repair to prevent accident, injury or electrocution whilst working with these tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems
  • Timing of the carpentry activities must coincide with other trades on site. 

  • 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 
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
    Not applicable. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24296   National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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.
     
    NONE 



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