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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read and interpret installation plans and requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15151  Read and interpret installation plans and requirements 
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 able read and interpret installation plans and requirements with confidence, including -
  • Reviewing installation requirements with estimator
  • Orientating plan to building / site
  • Interpreting drawings and layout

    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 
  • Commercial and residential sites
  • Evidence must include job cards, plan, fitting, installation, workplace procedures 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Review installation requirements with estimator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Requirements for each area of installation is specified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evidence of installation requirements is demonstrated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Physical goods drawn correspond to installation plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Materials are drawn in accordance with workplace procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Orientate plan to building / site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct location is identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Key points on plan to site identified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret drawing and layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Start point is located 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Floor covering / panel / flooring strips is pointed out on the plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Dimensions are confirmed 


    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 understanding of the role of the estimator in relation to reading and interpreting floor covering installation plans > Standard estimating techniques
  • Principles of reading plans
  • Basic estimating skills (half split; quarter split; one-eigth split)
  • Scale rules and scaling-off drawings
  • Assess building in and match plan to physical compass points (i.e. orientating landmarks)
  • Correlate start point on drawing to start point on plan and site
  • Product identification and grain of product
  • Orientation of the material in terms of continuity
  • Need for movement joints and structural joints
  • Necessity for clearance around pipes, fixtures and fittings
  • Total of cuts made
  • Use of manufacturer`s recommendations
  • The role of the learner in sustaining environmental awareness 

  • 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
  • Identify shortcomings in the plan
  • Handle problems related to defects in materials 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team
  • Liase with estimator and client if appropriate 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage your activities responsibly and effectively
  • Understand the need for floor covering installation plans 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Read and interpret all relevant components of the plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes
  • Liase with client, site manager and estimator
  • Apply basic mathematical skills, including working with a tape measure and counting 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others
  • Apply effective measures to preserve and sustain the natural environment when performing all activities within your specific floor covering installation practice 

  • 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
  • Be aware of the practical implications of discrepancies between site, plan and related material 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Explore education and career opportunities
  • Use the understanding you have gained of skills development support structures and initiatives being undertaken by the construction industry to develop an Action Plan that highlights your career and self-development aspirations and which indicates the goals and milestones that you have set in order to achieve these aspirations 

  • 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  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.
     
    1. Belgotex Floor Coverings Pty Ltd 
    2. Daeraad School of Industries 
    3. Ever Hood Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Moraba Training and Civil Construction (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    6. Van Kervel School of Skills 



    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.