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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, handle and store ceiling and partitioning products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243748  Identify, handle and store ceiling and partitioning products 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 unit standard is intended to help the learners achieve competence to identify, handle and store ceiling and partitioning products.

Qualifying learners should be competent to identify, handle and store products used for ceilings and partitioning, which will contribute towards the overall efficiency of their employer organisations and ensure that breakages and work stoppages are kept to a minimum.

This competence also advances a learner's personal expertise and employability in the construction sector and related fields, for example interior design and refurbishment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify components and explain their application in the installation of ceilings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suspension components and their applications are identified and explained in the installation of ceilings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include galvanized angles, suspension wire, hanger straps and hanger brackets, angle cleats and suspension rods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ceiling boards are identified in terms of their thickness and size and their application explained in the installation of ceilings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of ceiling boards includes plasterboard (defined in terms of thickness and size) and the following ceiling tiles: gypsum vinyl, mineral fibre, Nutec, glass wool, wood fibre and metal pan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cornices are identified and their application explained in the installation of ceilings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of cornices includes moulded plaster, wood mouldings, gypsum, polystyrene and fibrous cornices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Grids used are identified and explained in the installation of ceilings and their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of grids includes exposed grids of 15 mm, 24 mm and 35 mm; trims including Shadow line wall angle, wall angles, plaster trim and ancillaries such as expansion joints, hold-down clips and wedges, screw-up grid (35 mm knurled) and direct-fixed wood and / or steel branding.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify components and explain their application in the installation of partitioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components used are identified in the installation of residential partitioning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes boards (moisture- and fire-rated boards), plasters, jointing tape, drywall screws, tracks, corner beading, studs, doors, doorframes, acoustic barriers, cornices and skirting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of components used are explained in the installation of residential partitioning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes door and / or window frames, doors, skirting, cornices, plasters, jointing tape, drywall screws, tracks, corner beading, studs, boards, acoustic barriers and aluminium components such as termination channels, recess bases, recess heads, head- and wall channels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components used in the installation of commercial drywalls are identified in terms of their type and functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    General de-mountable components include spacers, extension brackets, studs, boards, backed tracks, doors, 90 and 135 steel corners, tracks, round and square corners.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Commercial de-mountable components are identified in terms of their functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Aluminium de-mountable components include batten strips, skirting, angle trims, termination channels and doorframes.
  • Glazing demountable components include double and single glazing sections, glazing beads and glazing gaskets.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain the generic components used in both ceiling and partitioning installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Insulation materials are identified and their function and application correctly explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes acoustic rolls (rock wool, glass wool and polyester fibre) and acoustic batt (rock wool and glass wool).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Acoustic barriers are identified and their function and application explained correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes polyester fibre acoustic rolls, acoustic compounds, acoustic batt and sound seal rubber.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Jointing tapes are identified and their function and application explained correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes wire-scrim, fibre tape and paper tape.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The different types of plasters to be applied to ceilings and partitions are identified and their applications explained correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes skimming plaster, levelling plaster and jointing plaster.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ancillary products used in the ceiling and partitioning industry is identified and their applications explained correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes locks, hinges and the following fixings: anchors, steel pop rivets, Pozidrive, Wafertex, drywall screws, shots and pins, clout nails, double sided tape and Velcro.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Handle material used in the ceiling and partitioning industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Boards are manually handled with care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Boards are handled using a forklift. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Long components are handled with care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are loaded for transportation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Store material in the warehouse and on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable on-site storage area is selected in the best area and of the required size and degree of security. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of correct processes includes taking stack heights, protection of board edges, wooden support (bangalala) spacing and protection from water into account.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Boards are stacked according to type and size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products are identified and sorted before storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Store inventories are maintained according to company standards. 


    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 relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners are competent to:
  • Identify and explain the purpose and application of specific and generic components used in the installation of ceilings and partitioning.

    Understand and can explain how to:
  • Handle material used in the ceiling and partitioning industry safely and correctly.
  • Store material safely and securely in a warehouse and on a site. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by taking responsible decisions, thereby demonstrating critical evaluation and creative thinking, applying knowledge of ceiling and partitioning components to select appropriate products for use in specified situations, using a store inventory correctly and ensuring adherence to best practice industry standards/housekeeping guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as a member of a team for example, by physically handling/fixing/installing large components or long sheets/boards with the assistance of other team members. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their own activities responsibly and effectively by correctly loading materials for transportation and sorting products before storage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by correctly and accurately using a store inventory. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Apply mathematical principles in accurately recording data/maintaining a store inventory.
  • Demonstrate awareness that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by recognising and understanding that the world is a set of inter-related systems and actions of individuals have an effect on the world around them. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to their own full development and the social and economic development of society at large. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58247   National Certificate: Ceiling and Partitioning Installation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. Saint - Gobain Construction Products South Africa 



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