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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control masonry activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14420  Organise and control masonry activities 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of masonry activities and coordinate and control these activities in order to ensure that quality, safety and site specifications are adhered to. This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. supervising masonry processes It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF level 3 Language and Mathematics

The following competencies:
1. Reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications
2. Compiling a works programme
3. Setting out work areas 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard is intended for a person supervising masonry and related activities. The learner is required to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding with regard to the processes and requirements involved with the building of foundations, masonry super structures and decorative masonry elements.

The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Work processes should comply with:
    1.Occupational Health and Safety Act, safety plan and company health and safety procedures
    2.Quality procedures and specifications
    3.Site operating procedures and company policies
    4.Manufacturer and supplier specifications
  • Access equipment includes:
    1.System scaffold with ladder access
    2.Trestle scaffold
    3.Extension ladders
    4.Step ladders
    5 Maximum height of scaffolding is 2 meters
  • Foundation walling includes solid and cavity construction in hollow or solid masonry units
  • Ancillary walls include gable walls, retaining walls, buttress walls, parapet walls, coping walls and curved walls
  • Decorative masonry elements include flat, semi-circular and segmented arches, steps, fireplaces, chimneys and decorative screen walls. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Organise and control the setting out and preparation of masonry work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The work area is identified, measured, and set out according to the drawing and specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct materials, tools and equipment are selected and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work that affects other contractors or other trades is identified, communicated and possible conflicts resolved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The appropriate access equipment is identified, procured, and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Access equipment is erected, used and dismantled according to safety procedures and legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise and control the casting of foundations and building of foundation walling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Foundations are set out and excavated in accordance with drawings, specifications and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Concrete strips are cast and foundation walling built in accordance with drawings, specifications and legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise and control the building of masonry superstructures using solid units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Masonry superstructures are completed in accordance with quality and specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Masonry superstructures are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Works are completed within tendered costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organise and control the building of masonry superstructures using hollow units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Masonry superstructures are completed in accordance with quality and specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Masonry superstructures are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Works are completed within tendered costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Organise and control the building of decorative masonry elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Decorative masonry elements are completed in accordance with quality requirements and specification dimensions and surface design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Decorative masonry elements are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates according to project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Works are completed within tendered costs. 


    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 "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Building Construction Processes"
  • 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, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • SABS 0400 - Application of the National Building Regulations and Home Building manual (NHBRC) for foundation design, building procedures and precautionary measures for single storey buildings
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in masonry
  • Types, properties and application of access equipment
  • Features, textures and applications of the various masonry units
  • Different soil types, appropriate foundation construction methods, building precautions and procedures
  • Types of concrete materials and proportions for mixing mortar materials
  • Different types of masonry bond and mortar
  • Types of joint finishes
  • Placement of reinforcement
  • Different types of construction walls and construction methods
  • Different types of ancillary walls and construction methods
  • Construction methods for different decorative masonry elements
  • Different types of wall ties and masonry anchors and installation techniques
  • Construction methods for installation of door frames, window frames and sills
  • Masonry surface finishes
  • Masonry cladding. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relate to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Organise and control the building of masonry superstructures using solid units:
  • Work that affects other contractors or other trades is identified, communicated and possible conflicts resolved. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Masonry superstructures are completed within scheduled time frames and targeted production rates. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    The work area is identified, measured, and set out according to the drawing and specification. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relate to the following assessment criteria:
  • The work area is identified, measured, and set out according to the drawing and specification;
  • Access equipment is erected, used and dismantled according to safety procedures and legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relate to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Organise and control the setting out and preparation of masonry work areas:
  • Work that affects other contractors or other trades is identified, communicated and possible conflicts resolved. 

  • 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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