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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fabricate, erect and strip timber formwork for straight walls, columns and bases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119045  Fabricate, erect and strip timber formwork for straight walls, columns and bases 
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 
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 qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of formwork and preparing, fabricating, erecting and stripping timber formwork.

    These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in Construction".

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of more professional construction workers.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • ABET Level 4 or NQF Level 1 English literacy and numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Learners will perform the tasks listed in this unit standard under supervision.
  • Formwork includes timber up to a height of 3 meters.
  • Preparation of shutters includes but is not limited to: Cleaning and treating.
  • Faults include but are not limited to: Loose tiles and inadequate cover to reinforcing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and use formwork tools, materials and protective equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of formwork tools are identified and their properties and application described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Formwork tools are used and maintained in accordance with Health and Safety and housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of formwork materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate a knowledge of timber formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of formwork are identified by name. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of fittings are identified by name. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of formwork is identified and applied in specific tasks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of timber formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and ready for use at work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size and position under instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults relating to reinforcing and base are identified and reported to designated personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shuttering materials are identified and selected for the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Shortages and damaged materials are reported to the designated personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Fabricate and erect timber formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The erected formwork is neat, true to line and plumb. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The erected formwork is grout-loss tight and stayed to ensure firmness and stability during pouring of concrete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The erected formwork is checked after completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and ready for use at work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of good and poor workmanship is understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Strip timber formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The formwork is stripped without risk of damage to structure, equipment and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formwork is stripped without risk of injury to self and personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and ready for use at work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are cleaned, oiled and stacked in accordance with housekeeping principles and under instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 


    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 or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level.
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of the properties, use and maintenance of formwork tools, equipment, materials and protective equipment.
  • Timber formwork preparation, erecting and stripping techniques.
  • Knowledge of fittings related to timber formwork.
  • Fault identification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of transport, handling and storage of timber formwork components and tools related to timber formwork.
  • Knowledge of the properties, maintenance and care of timber formwork and its components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Faults relating to reinforcing and base are identified and reported to designated personnel.
  • Shortages and damaged materials are reported to the designated personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The formwork is stripped without risk of injury to self and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The formwork is stripped without risk of injury to self and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size and position under instruction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of timber formwork.
  • Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of timber formwork.
  • Fabricate and erect timber formwork.
  • Strip timber formwork.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Types of formwork tools are identified and their properties and application described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of timber formwork.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Health and safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Materials are cleaned, oiled and stacked in accordance with housekeeping principles and under instruction.
  • The consequences of good and poor workmanship is understood and applied. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
  • National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998).
  • South African Bureau of Standards.
  • National Building Regulations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  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.
     
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    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.