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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install solid or laminated fixed wood floors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14906  Install solid or laminated fixed wood floors 
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 1  NQF Level 01  10 
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 able to install solid or laminated fixed wood floors with confidence, including -
  • Preparing for and installing glued-down parquet flooring
  • Preparing for installation of strip flooring
  • Installing strip flooring
  • Applying good housekeeping practices

    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 
    Types:
  • Swiss parquet
  • Block parquet
  • Strip flooring (Sprung or glued)

    Basic Tools:
  • Squares
  • Scrapers
  • Silicone guns
  • Drills
  • Tapping blocks
  • Hammers
  • Pin punch
  • Pliers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Glue applicator
  • Nozzles
  • Bolsters
  • Wood files
  • Wood hand saw
  • Screw drivers
  • Fish line
  • Crow bar
  • Level
  • Moisture meter (put in vinyls as well)
  • Planer
  • Spacers (in laminates as well)
  • Straps

    Power tools:
  • Cut off saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jig saw
  • Router
  • Table saw
  • Door frame cutter
  • Hand mitre saw
  • Heavy duty table saw
  • Secret nail hammer
  • Glue trowel
  • Rubber mallet

    Accessories:
  • Moisture barrier
  • Transition/expansion
  • Reducing profiles
  • Skirtings
  • Quarter rounds
  • Wood fillers 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for and install glued-down parquet flooring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Every tool necessary at disposal to fit flooring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sub-floor evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Old material is lifted if necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Floor checked for moisture as necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Partial blocks cut by means of a band saw. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for installation of strip flooring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Smoothing / leveling compound correctly mixed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Compound correctly applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools correctly used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install strip flooring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Set square or 3-4-5 method correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Symmetrical setting out if pattern work required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct method demonstrated for achieving a square set out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Chalk lines struck to determine starting line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Adhesive applied to sub-floor according to manufacturer's instructions i.e. notch size. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Applying good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All off cuts and containers/packaging are removed and site is cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tiles cleaned in accordance with adhesive manufacturer's instructions. 


    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 
    I can understand and explain:
  • Good fitting techniques
  • Interactive communication techniques between end users
  • Liaison skills with other trades
  • Inherent properties of materials
  • Product and adhesive behaviour. 

  • 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
  • Problems related to the installation of solid wood or laminated flooring are correctly dealt with. 

  • 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 floor covering installation 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 fitters 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 
    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  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.
     
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