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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install coverings to stairwells and staircases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116609  Install coverings to stairwells and staircases 
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  15 
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 fix flooring to stairwells and staircases, 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 
    The range of this Unit Standard is mostly reflected in the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria.
    Flooring includes: Linoleum, Textiles, Tiles and Wood
    The following tools are routinely used and learners should be competent in handling them:
    Squares; Scrapers; Silicone; Hammers; Pin Punch; Pliers; Long Nose Pliers; Measuring Tapes; Bolsters; Trowel Metal File; Screw Driver; Fish line; Tack Lifter; Level; Straight Edge; Moisture Meter; Chalk line; Stretcher; Knee knicker; Hack saw; Hand Mitre Saw; Rubber Mallet; Serrated trowel; Gas torch; Roller; Joining Iron; Tools box; Knapping Scheers; Scissors; Nail driving bar; Pencil; Safety Equipment; Broom
    Vinyland Lino: Welding gun; Spatula; Welding Rod Holder; V-Scraper; Mechanise Route; Small Hand Roller; Scriber; Serrated trowel; Heavy Roller; Gas Torch; File; Scraper; Jigsaw; Circular Saw; Square; Pencil; Broom; Vacuum Cleaner.
    Power Tools: Drill; Generator; Circular Saw. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set out plan and materials in preparation for installing stair covering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scale drawing of the staircase is accurately interpreted 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surface type, quality and shape/design is assessed for suitability to selected covering and special covering requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clients are informed about options, advantages and disadvantages of the covering to specific staircase, in order to ensure the installation is safe, appropriate and functional , and in line with client's application and expectations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are prepared and cut to readiness for the installation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment and tools required for installation of the stair covering are identified and selected correctly and stored safely on site, for future use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install stairwell or staircase covering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surface is prepared and altered, if required, to allow for the covering to be installed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Coverings are installed on the staircase, safely and according to industry standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ventilation of work area is sufficient for the safe use of installation products 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Seams, joins and fills are done in accordance with industry standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Installation anomalies are identified and appropriate and safe plans to overcome these are made, or anomalies are reported according to job description 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply finishing to stairwell or staircase covering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Left over materials are dealt with according to site supervisors instructions, and safely 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Covering is finished using manufacturer prescribed compounds and procedures relevant to the covering of staircases and according to industry standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workmanship is evaluated for aesthetics and, where required remedial action is taken according to industry standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Client is briefed on the maintenance and how to prolong the lifespan of the staircase covering (especially if different to that of new flooring) in accordance with industry standards relating to maintenance, using clear communication 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Initiate clean-up and inspection of stairwell or staircase covering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Off cuts and other remnants/rubble are dealt with ethically, and disposed of safely, according to industry standards and according to site supervisor 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is cleaned to ensure an aesthetically pleasing overall final flooring product, which is optimally presented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Surrounding work area is restored to initial state, showing that no damage was caused to client's property 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supervisor is alerted to the readiness of the job for the final inspection, in a way that promotes efficiency and good communication 


    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
    Basic geometry
    Aesthetics related to flooring
    Equipment and tools relevant to floor covering
    Industry standards relevant to this Unit Standard
    Installation techniques 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems when setting out plans and materials in preparation for covering stairwells 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in teams when cleaning up after an installation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage self, when applying finishings to stairwell coverings 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Evaluate information when planning in preparation for covering stairwells 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when cleaning up after an installation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when covering and applying finishings to stairwell covering 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the inter-relatedness of systems when setting out and cleaning up work area 

    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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