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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Build masonry superstructures using solid units 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119067  Build masonry superstructures using solid units 
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  12 
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 masonry functions listed in this unit standard under supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

Identifying and using masonry tools, materials and protective equipment, setting up vertical profiles and building walls within profiles, setting up and installing doorframes and window frames and installing lintels. In addition to the above the qualifying learner will be able to mark off, position and build in roof anchors, build of ancillary walls to complete structure as well as clean brickwork and clear building site.

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
  • Doorframes and window frames include but are not limited to: Steel, aluminium, concrete, timber, plastic (polypropylene, polyurethane).
  • Finishes include but are not limited to: Jointing and pointing.
  • Ancillary walls include but are not limited to: Gable walls, retaining walls, buttress walls, parapet walls, coping walls, curved walls and arches. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Masonry tools 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 masonry materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up vertical profiles and build walls within profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vertical profiles are set up to plumb, line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vertical profiles are well supported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vertical profiles are marked off in accordance with instruction and pre-determined heights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sills are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Damp proof course is installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Walls are built according to plumb line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Surface finishes (jointing) are applied to walls. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up and install doorframes and window frames and install lintels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Doorframes are positioned, set up and installed according to drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Windows are positioned, set up and installed according to drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lintels are positioned and installed according to drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Doorframes and window frames are plumbed and levelled after installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Horizontal reinforcing is installed to accommodate specified movement and strength formats. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Mark off, position and build in roof anchors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roof anchors (tie downs) are marked off and positioned according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roof anchors are built in according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ties from frames of windows / doors are securely embedded in mortar. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Build of ancillary walls to complete structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ancillary equipment is set out according to instruction 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ancillary walls are built. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Clean brickwork and clear building site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Masonry wall surfaces are cleaned with specified materials and cleaning methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rubble is removed from the site on completion of the building process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is completed within timeframes according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    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 
  • Properties, use and maintenance of masonry tools, equipment and protective clothing.
  • Properties and application of masonry materials.
  • Different types and methods of jointing.
  • Knowledge of features and textures of various masonry units.
  • Different types of wall ties and masonry anchors and installation techniques.
  • Techniques for laying solid masonry units.
  • Methodology around cutting masonry units.
  • Types of lintels and construction methods.
  • Types of materials and techniques for cleaning visible masonry wall surface.
  • Types of ancillary walls.
  • Types of door and window frames. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems 

    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

    Specific outcome:
  • Clean brickwork and clear building site

    Assessment criteria:
  • Work is completed within timeframes according to instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • Identify and use masonry tools, materials and protective equipment

    Assessment criteria:
  • Vertical profiles are marked off in accordance with instruction and pre-determined heights. 

  • 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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Vertical profiles are marked off in accordance with instruction and pre-determined heights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Assessment criteria:
  • Health and safety 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:
    (i) Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
    (ii) GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
    (iii) National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998)
    (iv) South African Bureau of Standards.
    (v) 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.