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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Erect ceilings and timber frame partitions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119050  Erect ceilings and timber frame partitions 
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  18 
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 
This learner will be able to perform a limited range of carpentry functions under direct supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and using tools, materials and protective equipment used for ceilings and partitioning, preparing the work area, erecting ceilings as well as erecting, cladding and insulating timber frame partitions.

    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.
  • Timber ceiling includes but is not limited to: V-jointed tongue and groove timber ceilings.
  • Partition frames includes: Timber and metal components.
  • Partition cladding includes but is not limited to: Dry walls and glazed wall panels.
  • Cladding materials include: Pressed fibreboards, composite Gypsum boards, pressed timber wood and soft boards.
  • Range of ceilings include but are not limited to: Brandered, suspended, jointed and timber ceilings.
  • Suspended ceilings include but are not limited to: Open, exposed and concealed tees and bulkheads.
  • Insulation includes but is not limited to: Fibre glass wool, polyester fibre, cellulose fibres and composite materials. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and use tools, materials and protective equipment used for ceilings and partitioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of tools used for ceilings and partitioning are identified and their properties and application described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools used for ceilings and partitioning are used and maintained in accordance with Health and Safety and housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of materials used for ceilings and partitioning are listed and their properties and application described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access equipment is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Housekeeping procedures are adhered to in preparation of work area. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Erect ceilings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ceiling joists are fitted according to instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range of ceilings are installed according to instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Boards and join strips are securely fixed according to instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cornices are mitred according to instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work area is cleaned after erecting has taken place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and safety and housekeeping requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect, clad and insulate timber frame partitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Partitions are accurately erected according to instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cladding is installed and finished according to manufactures specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Insulation is correctly installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work area is cleaned after installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety and housekeeping 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 tools and protective equipment.
  • Methods for erecting and dismantling scaffolding.
  • Range of ceilings.
  • Cladding materials, their properties and application.
  • Jointing methods.
  • Methods for mitring corners and angles.
  • Boarding methods.
  • Basic techniques for joisting and brandering (brandered and suspended ceilings).
  • Basic techniques for securing boards and cornices.
  • Knowledge of different types of cornices.
  • Types of mitres, techniques for mitring corners and squaring off doorframes.
  • Different types of insulation and insulation methods.
  • Health and safety and housekeeping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected.
  • Work area is cleaned after erecting has taken place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and use tools, materials and protective equipment used for ceilings and partitioning.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Types of tools used for ceilings and partitioning are identified and their properties and application described.
  • Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare the work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Cladding is installed and finished according to manufactures specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Health and safety and housekeeping requirements are adhered to. 

  • 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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