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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install basic grass and reed cladding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14959  Install basic grass and reed cladding 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to install basic grass and reed cladding. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Grass and reed cladding includes that which is commonly referred to as basic thatching.
2. Fixing and securing of components include wiring, nailing and bolting. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Erect pole structure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Poles are marked and cut according to design, using specialised equipment and tools where required 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Formwork is constructed to specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Supporting structures are erected 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Formwork is erected according to specifications 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Position laths. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Laths are fixed securely onto poles using appropriate methods 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prepare and position grass/reed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Grass is combed and bundled 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Grass is stitched to laths until specified thickness of thatch is attained 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation Process and Moderation

Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate for Timber Roof Erecting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. Those assessing the outcomes of this unit standard should be qualified assessors, registered with CETA for assessment of the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1. Building and thatching terminology
2. The relevant SABS code of practice, and safety legislation, including fire safety
3. Properties, maintenance and care of equipment, materials and tools
4. Scale drawings, dimensions and tolerances 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems, relate to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
Poles are marked and cut according to design, using specialised equipment and tools where required
Laths are fixed securely onto poles using appropriate methods
Grass is stitched to laths until specified thickness of thatch is attained 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others, relates to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

All Assessment Criteria 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Employ self management, relates to the following:

All Specific Outcomes

Assessment Criteria:
Poles are marked and cut according to design, using specialised equipment and tools where required
Formwork is constructed to specifications
Formwork is erected according to specifications
Laths are fixed securely onto poles using appropriate methods
Grass is stitched to laths until specified thickness of thatch is attained 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Manage information, relates to:

All Specific Outcomes

All Assessment Criteria 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively, relates to:

All Specific Outcomes

All Assessment Criteria 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence, relate to:

All Specific Outcomes

All Assessment Criteria 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand contextual world-systems, relate to the following:

Specific Outcomes:
Erect pole structure
Prepare and position grass/reed

Assessment Criteria:
Supporting structures are erected
Grass is stitched to laths until specified thickness of thatch is attained 

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  24295   National Certificate: Timber Roof Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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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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.