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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic building works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11782  Perform basic building works 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 Plumbers to perform basic building works, including brick masonry, plastering, excavation and backfilling, concrete and benching. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. All basic building works are performed according to the following qualitative specifications:
  • SABS1200 series: A General and AA General (Small Works).
  • SABS 0400: 1990 Code of Practice for the Application of the national Building Regulations.

    2. Brickwork is restricted to vertical only, clay or concrete stock and face bricks.

    3. Compaction of concrete includes both hand ramming and vibrating.

    4. Curing of concrete includes covering with a membrane, moist sand and sheeting

    5. Precast elements includes: precast concrete slabs (including cover slabs for drainage pipes laid at shallow depths), reducer slabs, manhole rings, covers and frames, and complete precast manhole chambers.

    6. Tools include those required for pipefitting, concreting, brickwork and plastering. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Construct brick masonry for manholes and chambers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Brick masonry work is set out according to site requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Mortar is mixed according to the approved mix design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Brickwork is constructed for the sides of chambers according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Brickwork is plastered in accordance with the specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform in-situ concreting and benching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Excavations are trimmed and prepared for concrete according to the drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Concrete is procured or batched according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Concrete is placed, compacted, and cured according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Benching is applied according to requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install Precast elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Structures or excavations are prepared for receiving precast elements according to the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Joining or waterproofing materials are applied according to site requirements and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Precast elements are installed and connected according to site requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 Certificate for Plumbers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

    1. The purpose of preparing excavations for receiving concrete
    2. The definitions of masonry, mortar, benching, precast, compaction, curing, and waterproofing.
    3. Types of precast structures and elements, and their purpose. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Perform in-situ concreting and benching.
  • Concrete is procured or batched according to requirements.
  • Concrete is placed, compacted, and cured according to specifications. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21853   National Certificate: Construction Plumbing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-09-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    5. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    6. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    7. Eastcape Training Centre 
    8. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    9. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    10. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    11. False Bay College 
    12. FAPLA TRAINING 
    13. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    14. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    15. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    16. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    17. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    18. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    19. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    20. L S Nkosi CC 
    21. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    22. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    23. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    24. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    25. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    26. Northlink TVET College 
    27. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    28. OSHIKATI 
    29. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    30. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    31. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    32. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    33. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    34. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    35. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    36. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    37. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    38. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    39. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    40. Zama Training & Developments 



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