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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare, manufacture and erect roof trusses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119071  Prepare, manufacture and erect roof trusses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  15 
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 roofing tools, materials and protective equipment, preparing timber and manufacturing rafters and trusses from instructions or templates, storing trusses, materials, equipment and tools before installation as well as erecting and bracing trusses.

    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: Timber and fixing components.
  • Trusses include but are not limited to: Howe trusses, gable roof trusses, hip trusses, valley rafters, valley
    jacks and nail plate roof trusses.
  • Materials include but are not limited to: Trusses, rafters, brackets, cleats, barge and facia boards and soffit.
  • Connection materials include but are not limited to: Nails, bolts, washers and nuts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roofing 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 roofing materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare timber and manufacture rafters and trusses from instructions or templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Timber is selected according to provided instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Timber is cut, drilled and machined according to provided instruction or from a template. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trusses and rafter components are assembled according to instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store trusses, materials, equipment and tools before installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage requirements for trusses, materials, equipment and tools are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trusses are stored as per site requirements and instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, equipment and tools are stored correctly based on properties, application, supplier specification and site requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect and brace trusses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Girders are accurately positioned and installed for bearing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trusses are erected and braced accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trusses are tied down with roof tiles. 


    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 knowledge of the properties, use and maintenance of roofing tools and protective equipment.
  • Knowledge of the properties and application of roofing materials.
  • Types of trusses.
  • Types of connection materials.
  • Storage requirements for trusses, materials, equipment and tools.
  • 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.
  • Storage requirements for trusses, materials, equipment and tools are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Store trusses, materials, equipment and tools before installation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials, equipment and tools are stored correctly based on properties, application, supplier specification and site requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and use roofing tools, materials and protective equipment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Types of roofing tools are identified and their properties and application described.
  • Types of roofing materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained.
  • Storage requirements for trusses, materials, equipment and tools are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare timber and manufacture rafters and trusses from instructions or templates.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Girders are accurately positioned and installed for bearing. 

  • 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.