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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install under-floor heating 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116602  Install under-floor heating 
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  12 
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 
This Unit Standard is intended for persons working in, or planning entry into, the construction industry. A person accredited with this Unit Standard will be able to install under-floor heating safely, with regard for adjoining structures and in accordance with the industry's set standards.

This Unit Standard will contribute to the development of any learner within the construction industry by providing competence, recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this Unit Standard will aid in the social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent are assumed for a learner embarking on the unit standard:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF level 1
  • Mathematical literacy, NQF level 1
  • Basic Floor Covering, NQF level 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard covers heater cables and cable mat under-floor heating systems 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Estimate material requirements for room. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measure room to establish dimensions, irrespective of shape of room 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Estimate thermodynamics of room to guide heating requirements for the location 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Determine quantity and approximate size of furniture in order to plan the heating requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Estimate under-floor heating material requirements for the job 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for installation of under-floor heating components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Confirm placement of furniture to plan the layout of the under-floor heating 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plan for the placement of controls, thermostat and power connection for the efficient and effective operation of the under-floor heating system 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Substrate is prepared and ready for the installation of under-floor heating 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable primer is applied where required, according to manufacturers specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pre-installation resistance of cabling is assessed and appropriate remedial action is taken where necessary 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install under-floor heating components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cable spacing is marked out on floor to ensure optimal heating 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable mat or cabling is run, adjusted where required and secured to ensure optimal heating 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Post-installation resistance of cabling is assessed and appropriate remedial action is taken where necessary 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cables are covered with levelling screed where appropriate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Electrical components are installed efficiently and effectively 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Temperature sensor wires are optimally placed and connected 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post installation follow up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Under-floor heating system is powered up and functioning of system confirmed to be fully functional, after a suitable period post-installation, to ensure materials are fully matured to withstand power up 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maximum and minimum temperatures are set according to agreement with client 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Client is briefed on operation of system to ensure full comprehension and use of system by client 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any problems are accurately detected and appropriate remedial action is taken 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Accredited learners understand and can explain:
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Under-floor heating materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Properties of concrete and other floor substrates 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems when laying out under-floor heating system and preparing for installation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in teams when assessing readiness of substrate installed by another 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage self, when performing follow up visit to client 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Evaluate information when assessing the functioning of the system 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when briefing client on system functioning 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when installing under-floor heating in general 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the inter-relatedness of systems when evaluating client's under-floor heating needs 

    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  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  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. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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