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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Interpret and apply building standards relevant to ceilings and partitioning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243751  Interpret and apply building standards relevant to ceilings and partitioning 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 
Qualifying learners are capable of interpreting and applying building standards related to ceilings and partitioning, thereby contributing towards the overall efficiency of their employer organisations.

These competencies:
  • Capacitate learners to interpret the building standards relevant to ceiling and partitioning.
  • Enable them to apply those standards in the erection of ceilings and partitioning.
  • Enhance 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 Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret building standards relating to materials used in ceiling and partitioning installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The building standard is selected for a given application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Standards include but are not limited to:
  • ASTM - Mineral fibre boards
  • SANS 10266 - Gypsum plaster board
  • SANS 10685 - Fibre cement sheets
  • SANS 1508 - Expanded polystyrene thermal insulation boards
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Some section of the building standard is identified in terms of its relevance to application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SANS 1381 Part I, II, IV and VI - Materials for the thermal insulation of buildings
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Details of the building standards are implemented into the design of the application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • SANS 10637 - Wood-wool panels
  • SANS 1039 - Wooden ceiling and panelling boards
  • SANS 10803 - Fibre cement boards
  • SANS 266 - Plasterboard
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and apply building standards relating to the insulation of ceilings and partitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct building standard is selected in accordance with application procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Insulation building standards include acoustic applications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The section of the building standard relevant to the application is identified from the rest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Details of the building standards are implemented into the design of the application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret building standards relating to safety in the ceiling and partitioning installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct building standard for the application is selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Building standard SANS 1077/1 to 7 (Fire rating) is included.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The section of the building standard relevant to the application is identified from the rest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Details of the building standards are implemented into the design of the application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret and apply building standards relating to construction of ceiling and partitioning installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct building standard for the application is selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • SANS 653 - Softwood rendering and batons
  • SANS 1146 - Softwoods studs for timber frames in buildings
  • SABISA - Ceilings guidelines
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The section of the building standard relevant to the application is identified from the rest. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • SANS 10155 - Accuracy in buildings
  • SANS 622 - Plasterboard cove cornices
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Details of the building standards are implemented into the design of the application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Expansion joints
  • SABISA - Partitioning guidelines
  • Wall heights
  • SANS 10400
     


  • 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 understand/explain how to:
  • Interpret building standards related to:

    > Materials.
    > Safety.
    > Insulation.
    > Construction.
  • Implement building standards relevant to the project design. 

  • 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 in selecting building standards applicable to the project in hand. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by implementing the requirements of building standards applicable to the design of the project in hand. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    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.
  • 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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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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    3. Better Best Agri Development 
    4. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    5. Certified Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Construction Resource Development College 
    7. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    8. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    9. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    10. Goldfields FET College 
    11. Isivuno HR and Solutions 
    12. Leps Training Consultants 
    13. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
    14. Majuba TVET College 
    15. Mnambithi TVET College 
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    17. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
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    19. PIONEER BUSINESS CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    20. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
    21. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    22. RESISA LOGISTICS (Ltd) Pty 
    23. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    24. Sheq and Environmental Projects 
    25. Sonani Training and Communications 
    26. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    27. Tovani Traiding 299 
    28. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    30. Umfolozi FET College 
    31. West Coast TVET College 



    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.