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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct site-specific planning for the installation of ceilings and partitioning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243753  Conduct site-specific planning for the installation of ceilings and partitioning 
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 3  NQF Level 03  14 
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 
Qualifying learners are capable of conducting site specific planning to achieve efficient installation of ceilings and partitioning, which will contribute towards the overall efficiency of their employer organisations, ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and that equipment is used in accordance with best practice/safe work principles.

This competence capacitates learners to:
  • Establish the site pre-requisites.
  • Plan various resource requirements (labour, material, tools and equipment) including Health and Safety aspects.
  • Survey the site.
  • Interpret relevant drawings.
  • Consider environmental factors.

    The competence acquired by qualifying learners will advance their 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 
    Prepare the site for the installation of ceilings and partitioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Access to site is obtained for the installation of ceiling ands and partitioning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Access includes identifying the exact location, arrangements for access and receiving keys.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The building is inspected to verify readiness for ceiling and partitioning installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A safe storage site is arranged for keeping of material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection includes verifying that ducting, external doors, roof, services, external windows and vapour barriers are in place and ready for work.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste management is arranged for the removal of waste. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the labour required for the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The skills required are identified in time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transportation is arranged for all workers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan the material required for the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material quantities are estimated prior to commencement of project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes sub grids, extra high dry walls, niche walls, complex ceilings, doors and windows and bulkheads.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A basic bill of materials for the project is compiled prior to commencement of project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Material is ordered and verified according to their availability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resources are scheduled to ensure continuity of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An appropriate storage area is selected based on the best location, required size and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A suitable vehicle is arranged for bearing in mind road conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials are delivered and received at the worksite. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan safety aspects relating to the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A First Aid Kit with sufficient supplies is made available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work related safety regulations are explained to avoid injury to personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulations include the correct use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Site induction is conducted prior to commencement of project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Site-specific safety procedures are explained to ensure clarity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The site-specific safety procedures include knowing where and who the safety officer is; if there is a site induction course; and what first aid help is available.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Plan the required tools for the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Arrangements are made to have critical hand-tools on site when required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of hand tools includes mitre box, measure tape, laser measure and -level, spirit level, aviation cutter, wood planer, chisel, files, scaffolding, ladders, square, chalk line, builders line, pencil, pliers, bolt cutter, pop riveter, trowel, silicone guns, scraper, hacksaw, Tenon-, polystyrene mitre- and crosscut saw, crimping tools, stilts, hammer, vice grip, craft knife, tin snips, buckets and mixers, 150mm taping knife and screwdrivers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Arrangements are made to have critical electrical tools and consumables on site when required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Electrical tools include drill, dry-wall screw gun and mitre/cut off saw.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Arrangements are made to store tools. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The consumables include drill bits, masking tape and silicone.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate effective site protocol and communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effective communication structures are developed with tenants and other on-site trades. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other trades include electrical and plumbing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Use of site documentation is explained and ensured to be effective and accurate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The documentation includes certificates of compliance, handover certificates, minutes of meetings, quality complaints, variation orders, delivery notes, damage reports, progress reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project planning schedules are adhered to timeously. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Read and interpret relevant drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawings are read and interpreted accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes plan, section and elevation drawings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material quantities are read and interpreted before commencement of work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The information in the title block includes the customer details, contractor details, revision grid, engineer details, site details, architect details and scale of the drawing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Site-survey is performed to verify on-site conditions and drawing details in accordance with project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The on-site layout of the project is performed in accordance with details recorded in drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Consider environmental factors in the planning of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Climatic conditions impacting on the project are considered and appropriate contingency plans are put in place. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes considering the impact of different geographic location and weather conditions on products.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Management of waste is explained to all relevant stakeholders in accordance with best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of the vapour barrier is explained to all relevant persons. 


    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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners are competent to understand and explain how to:
  • Establish site-specific prerequisites.
  • Plan resource requirements (material, labour, tools and electrical equipment), including those related to Health and Safety aspects.
  • Correctly and efficiently survey the site.
  • Correctly read and interpret relevant drawings correctly.
  • Take environmental factors into account during project planning. 

  • 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 when arranging safe and secure storage on site for materials and tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, assemble, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to planning the necessary labour and material resources for the project in hand. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively by applying their linguistic skills in implementing site-specific planning regarding labour/material/tools/equipment allocation and use or applying the terms of safety and environmental management policies.
  • Communicate effectively on site during liaison with other persons (tenants and/or artisans, etc). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Apply mathematical principles to achieve accurate calculation of quantities of materials required for the project in hand.
  • 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  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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