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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage technical issues in relation to housing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114236  Manage technical issues in relation to housing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 achieve this unit standard are able to understand and to deal with some of the technical issues relating to the physical components of housing. In order to apply this unit standard, it is assumed that learners are able to read and write to a level appropriate for NQF Level 1. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, communications skills and numeracy skills at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify technical components and internal layout of a house. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Demarcated land, foundation, walls, roof, windows and doors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The various components of a house are listed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Their functions are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. An internal sub-division of a house is sketched. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The ability to read a plan is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe the basic dimensions and site of a house. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Site boundaries, minimum sizes in accordance with the norms and standards, community-supporting facilities found in a township (e.g. clinics, schools, public transport etc) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The minimum size of a house is explained in relation to the norms and standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Minimum standards for the basic components of a house i.e. foundation, roof, doors, windows, walls etc are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The utilisation of community-supporting facilities is discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Limitations in relation to municipal building regulations are identified from a site sketch. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify elements that go into a building a good quality house, propose solutions for bad quality. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Quality of material, good workmanship 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Features of poor quality material are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The implications of using different standards of materials are discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Common house defects are identified and solutions proposed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify the basic different types of soil formations. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Sand, clay and loam 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different soil formations are listed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The implications of a particular soil formation on the building process are explained for a specific context. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Describe the different topographical formations affecting housing. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Slopes, flat land, sandy soil, medium dolomite. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The most common topographical formations are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The effects of the most common types of topography on building processes are described for a specific context. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
List the minimum internal services a house should have. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Water, sanitation and electricity 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A description of the minimum services provided to a house is given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The functions of the different types of internal services are listed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The consumer`s responsibility in relation to a particular service is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The service provider`s responsibility in relation to a particular service is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Describe the rights and responsibilities of roleplayers in relation to technical issues. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Housing Consumers, Home Builders, NHBRC. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The rights and responsibilities of providers of technical services in the context of the quality of building, quality of services provision, materials used are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The rights and responsibilities of receivers of technical services are described. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the accredited ETQA.

Moderation Option:
The moderation requirements of the accredited ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Describe the size, area and type of the house.
  • Describe the fittings of the house. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local communities: by being aware of how construction can affect the environment and other householders.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities: by using technical knowledge gained in such opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: through dealing with information and actions relating to the physical aspects of housing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively: through organizing relevant documents dealing with minimum services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information: through finding out and acting upon information relating to technical aspects of housing. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Given that this standard is at NQF Level 1 and could from part of a learner`s General Education and Training Certificate, some of the assessment evidence must be in a form related to competence in reading and writing at this level.
  • Assessment evidence should be gathered in the real-life application of the outcomes in the housing process where possible (e.g. using own housing plans if available). If this is not feasible in terms of the learner`s own involvement, or his/her availability to the assessor over time, simulations, role-plays, interviews, portfolios and tests can be used.
  • Translation and interpreting services should be used if these are needed. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    General
  • The term `technical` is understood as relating to physical aspects connected to housing.
  • Information on technical issues is found in the NHBRC procedures, the Norms and Standards and Municipal Building Regulations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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