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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and apply tiles to plastered surfaces, and apply plaster and screeds to walls and floors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119070  Prepare and apply tiles to plastered surfaces, and apply plaster and screeds to walls and floors 
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  11 
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 tiling functions listed in this unit standard under supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and using tools, materials and protective equipment for tiling, preparing surfaces for tiling, applying tiles to plastered surfaces and plastering walls and columns. In addition to the above the qualifying learner will be able to prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps as well as repair cracked and damaged plaster.

    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 basic tasks listed in this unit standard under supervision.
  • Materials include but are not limited to: Tiles, adhesives, grout, sand, cementitious materials, lime, bonding agents, additives and water.
  • Surfaces include but are not limited to: Entire walls, ceilings, floors, beams, columns, door and window openings.
  • Internal and external corners are to be tiled such that they are square and joints are in line and evenly spaced.
  • Tiles include but are not limited to: Ceramic, glazed, unglazed, concrete, terrazzo, porcelain, different sizes and thickness, bevelled and unbevelled.
  • Tile adhesives and grouts include but are not limited to: Cement based and non-cement based.
  • Tools include but are not limited to: Steel and wood floats, trowels, wheelbarrows, buckets, mortar boards, hammers, spirit levels, plumb bobs, squares, screeding bards, nylon line, dumpy level, mallets, tile cutters and pliers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tiling 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 tiling materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare surfaces for tiling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An appropriate area is identified for batching of tiles, adhesive and grout with due regard to proximity and transport to work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protrusions are removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Levels and lines are corrected to be true and plumb. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Existing surfaces and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Dust and dirt are removed and surfaces are dampened where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Tiles, adhesives and grout are batched according to instructions and specific work requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply tiles to plastered surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plastered walls and square columns are tiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tiles are applied around the bath using adhesives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tiles are applied to an attached pier using adhesives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tiles are applied to screeded floor using adhesives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tiles are applied to concrete steps using adhesives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tiled surfaces are cleaned. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plaster walls and columns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plaster screed is applied to entire wall surfaces, according to line, level and specification thickness tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plaster screed is applied to column surfaces, according to line, level and specification thickness tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Completed works are measured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concrete steps are screeded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A completed surface is covered or allowed to cure slowly by applying water. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Completed surfaces are protected from damage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Repair cracked and damaged plaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plaster cracks are identified, cut out and filled with mortar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Damaged plaster is identified, cut out and removed and repaired with plaster mortar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A roughcast plaster wall is repaired to match existing plaster finish. 


    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 
  • Basic mixing proportions for adhesives, grout, plaster, skim coats, screeds and grano taking into consideration the importance of cement / water ratios on strength of plaster, adhesives and grout.
  • Knowledge of the basic components of steps, including stringers, risers, treads, landing and bullnose.
  • Basic understanding the definitions of level, square and plumb.
  • Basic knowledge of the types of tiles, adhesives, grout, cements, bonding agents, sand and additives. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Repair cracked and damaged plaster.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Surface defects and cracks are identified and corrected. 

  • 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:
  • Tiles, adhesives and grout are batched according to instructions and specific work requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Tiles, adhesives and grout are batched according to instructions and specific work requirements. 

  • 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:
  • Identify and use tools, materials and protective equipment for tiling.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Levels and lines are corrected to be true and plumb. 

  • 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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