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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply screeds to a concrete floor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14882  Apply screeds to a concrete floor 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
Learners' who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to apply screeds to concrete floors in accordance with the design and construction methods specified in working drawings for houses of a basic design ensuring that the applicable National Building standards, health and safety regulations and prescribed time frames are adhered to.

The competencies contained in this unit standard complement the other building competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of professional Community House Builders who are able to use science and technology in a responsible and cost effective manner. These competencies should result in improved quality and service delivery in community house building.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between Learners' and new competencies to be achieved.

The successful completion of this unit standard will provide Learners' with access to the National Certificate in Construction Plastering - NQF Level 3. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) Literacy and Numeracy Competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The competencies specified in this unit standard are applicable to the construction of houses that are rectangular in shape and it is within this context that the learner is required to demonstrate competent performance.

Methods for curing surfaces are limited to the application of water or curing membrane.

Float finishes are limited to steel and wood float finishes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare floors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The slab is checked and level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The concrete slab is dampened. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Apply a damp proof course on the concrete slab where required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The damp proof course is spread. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The damp proof course is undamaged. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply screeds to floors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A sand (levelling) screed is mixed and applied to the concrete floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The surface is cured and completed in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Completed surfaces are protected against damage. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply float finish where required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Steel float finish is applied in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Wood float finish is applied in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All surfaces are straight and even when completed i.e. free of bumps or hollows and free of tool marks. 


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 this unit standard.
  • 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 is responsible for moderation of learner achievements for Learners' who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • The function, properties and application of screed finishes
  • The mix proportions of screeds and the effects of cement/water ratios on strength
  • The methods for achieving a well-compacted substrate layer and the identification and selection of suitable gravel material to produce this layer
  • Requirements of level sub-structures and surface evenness 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • The concrete slab is checked to ensure that it is level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities:
  • The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned;
  • Appropriate measures are applied to ensure that completed surfaces are protected from damage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others:
  • No damage is caused to the damp proof course when this is applied;
  • Completed surfaces are cured in accordance with specified requirements;
  • Steel float finishes are carried out in accordance with specified requirements;
  • Wood float finishes are carried out in accordance with specified requirements. 

  • 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  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Arehone Consulting 
    5. Assured Vocational Skills Institute 
    6. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    8. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Bhekwell Group 
    10. Big Tree Group 
    11. Blacken Security Services 
    12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    14. Bright Storm Projects 
    15. Builders Training Centre 
    16. Buna Construction And Projects 
    17. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    18. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    19. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    20. Centre For Economic Participation 
    21. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    22. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    23. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    24. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    25. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    26. DESTO PTY LTD 
    27. Eastcape Training Centre 
    28. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    29. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    30. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    31. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    32. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    33. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    34. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    35. F& O Deliveries 
    36. False Bay College 
    37. Forek Institute of Technology 
    38. Furniture World Training Centre 
    39. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    40. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    41. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    42. Godisang Development 
    43. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    44. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    45. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    46. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    47. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    48. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    49. In Excess Traiding 22 (Pty) ltd 
    50. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    51. INDUSTRIAL & CONSUMER PLASTIC - New Germany (Legacy) 
    52. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    53. Interlink Technical Training 
    54. Josmap Training Institute 
    55. Kabelo & Kagiso and Projects 
    56. Kagano Consulting Services 
    57. Kamofatso Construction and Academy 
    58. Keewave Trading 403 
    59. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    60. KIM People Development 
    61. L S Nkosi CC 
    62. Leps Training Consultants 
    63. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    64. Luzana Training Academy 
    65. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    66. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    67. Majuba TVET College 
    68. Maluti TVET College 
    69. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
    70. Masana Social Consultants cc 
    71. Mnambithi TVET College 
    72. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    73. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    74. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    75. Motheo TVET College 
    76. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    77. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    78. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    79. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    80. Mthoms Trading 
    81. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    82. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    83. Ngakatse Trading 
    84. NIRVANA BUSINESS SOLUTION CONSTRUCTION 
    85. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    86. Nnite Trading Enterprise 
    87. No Limits Trading Enterprise 
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    89. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    90. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    91. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    92. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    93. Northlink TVET College 
    94. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    95. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    96. Othandweni Training Centre 
    97. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    98. Palale Construction and Projects 
    99. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    100. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    101. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    102. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    103. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    104. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    105. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    106. RCS Academy 
    107. Realeboga Training Provider 
    108. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    109. Reflections Development Institute 
    110. Rural Development Trust 
    111. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    112. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    113. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    114. SETHIKE TRADING 
    115. Setlhabi Development 
    116. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    117. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    118. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    119. Somvi General Services 
    120. Sonani Training and Communications 
    121. Sphola Consulting CC 
    122. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    123. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    124. Thabomeleng 
    125. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    126. The Business Zone 352 
    127. Thekweni TVET College 
    128. Thembifundo Ikusasa Lakho 
    129. Tius Consultants 
    130. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    131. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    132. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    133. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    134. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    135. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    136. TSK Projects 
    137. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    138. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    139. Umfolozi FET College 
    140. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    141. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation 
    142. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    143. Vizz Tech Printers 
    144. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    145. Vuselela TVET College 
    146. WAL TRAINING 
    147. West Coast TVET College 
    148. YAHWEH 1 CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS CC 
    149. Zama Training & Developments 
    150. Zwide Development 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.