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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare substrates for the installation of flooring 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116605  Prepare substrates for the installation of flooring 
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 
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 prepare substrates for the installation of various types of flooring, in accordance with the industry's set standards.

This Unit Standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the construction industry by providing 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 
    The range of this Unit Standard is reflected in the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria. Flooring includes: Linoleum, Textiles, Tiles and Wood 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare work area for the removal of old surface and the installation of new floor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and tools required for the removal of old flooring and installation of new flooring is identified and selected correctly and stored safely on site, for future use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Furniture and content is moved carefully, appropriately, responsibly and in a way that is safe to both people and property 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Furniture and content is stored (packed and stacked) carefully, appropriately, responsibly and in a way that is safe to both people and property 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Non-routine aspects of removal of old flooring and installation of new flooring are recognised and planned for, according to set standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work performed by other trades are protected so as to not damage other, recently installed or existing construction features 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The presence of under floor heating is recognised accurately and the implications thereof on the flooring project is accurately assessed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove and dispose of old flooring, as substrate preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loosen/dismantle old flooring according to set standards and using correct equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Remove old flooring appropriately and safely 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Store (pack and stack) for and during transport safely and according to set procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dispose of old flooring safely and with regard for the environment 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair existing substrates in preparation for new flooring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults in existing substrate are identified responsibility and corrected according to set industry standards and code of practice 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faults that can not be repaired are referred to a relevant party 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Screed is evaluated for acceptability/suitability to product 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unsuited screeds are reported to a relevant party 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Screed is assessed for level of tolerance according to set industry standards and code of practice 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate work area for readiness for new floor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surface is re-evaluated for readiness for new floor to ensure that repaired surface is up to industry standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety hazards in the work area are recognised and acted on appropriately and according to job description 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Surface preparation for the new floor is undertaken according to manufacturer instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The presence of under floor heating is recognised accurately and the implications thereof on the flooring project is accurately assessed 


    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:
    Industry Code of Practice
    Fundamentals of devices used in under floor heating
    Industry standards relevant to this Unit Standard
    Properties and uses of relevant building materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems when identifying faults in existing substrate and correcting these 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in teams when recognising the presence of under floor heating and other construction features and the implications thereof on the flooring project 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage self, when faults in existing substrate are identified and corrected 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Evaluate information when re-evaluating the surface for readiness for new floor 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when preparing substrates in general 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when loosening/dismantling old flooring using equipment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the inter-relatedness of systems when recognising the presence of under floor heating and other construction features and the implications thereof on the flooring project. 

    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  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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