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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare a site for ceiling and partition installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243757  Prepare a site for ceiling and partition installation 
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  13 
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:
  • Preparing a site for partition installation.
  • Construction of:
    > Partition framework.
    > Residential, dry wall and de-mountable partitioning framework.
    > Window and door frames.
  • Applying insulation/acoustic materials.

    These skills will contribute towards the overall efficiency of their employer organisations and ensure that breakages and work stoppages are kept to a minimum and that equipment is used in accordance with best practice and safety procedures.

    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 already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Preparation includes but not limited to a site for:
  • Ceiling installation; framework preparation and insulation or acoustic material installation.
  • Partitioning installation, framework construction and insulation or acoustic material installation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for framework construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Floor protection is installed in accordance with construction procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials and tools are laid out in a logical fashion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Frame locations are accurately measured and correctly marked out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scaffolding and support mechanisms are prepared safely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Construct a suspended ceiling framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The installation of a screw-up suspended ceiling is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The installation of a sub grid suspended ceiling is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The installation of an Exposed Tee suspended ceiling is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The installation of insulation and acoustic/isolation material is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping guidelines as defined by the workplace standards and norms are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Construct a framework for residential partitioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material is accurately measured and cut correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the use of straight sections, ends, corners and studs used in basic partitions and the construction of special partitions such as niche walls and extra high walls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The frame is fixed to supporting structures correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The installation of Nogging is demonstrated following installation procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Nogging is the installation of horizontal support for heavy objects including but not limited to shelves and basins. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The installation of Bracing is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Bracing is the installation of horizontal support for openings including but not limited to serving hatches and large windows. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application of insulation and acoustic material to the framework is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Housekeeping guidelines as defined by the workplace standards and norms are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Construct a dry wall framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material is measured and cut accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the use of straight sections, ends, corners and studs used in basic partitions and the construction of special partitions such as curved walls, extra high walls and cinema walls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The frame is fixed to supporting structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of insulation and acoustic material to partitioning is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping guidelines standards and norms are adhered to as defined by the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Construct a de-mountable framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material is measured and cut correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the use of straight sections, ends, corners and studs used in basic partitions and the construction of special partitions such as curved walls, extra high walls and cinema walls.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The frame is fixed to supporting structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of insulation and acoustic material to the framework is demonstrated correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping guidelines standards and norms are adhered to as defined by the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Construct door and window frames. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range of frames includes aluminium-; wood- and steel frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Door and window frameworks are installed with adequate support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Door and window frameworks are constructed on square and correctly sized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Door/window frames are correctly installed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Construct a direct-fix ceiling framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The installation of a nail up (wood branding) direct fix ceiling is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The installation of steel branding direct fix ceiling is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The installation of insulation and acoustic/isolation material is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping guidelines as defined by the workplace standards and norms are adhered to. 


    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 understand and are competent to explain how to:
  • Prepare for framework construction.
  • Construct:
    > Framework for residential partitioning.
    > Dry wall framework.
    > De-mountable framework.
    > Door and window frames.
  • Apply insulation and acoustic materials to partitioning framework.
  • Adhere to:
    > Prescribed safety procedures.
    > Best practice housekeeping standards and norms. 

  • 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 applying knowledge of a range of partitioning and components, selecting appropriate products for use in specified situations and ensuring adherence to best practice industry/housekeeping standards and norms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as a member of a team for example, by physically handling/constructing/fixing/installing a range of partitioning and components with the assistance of other team members. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their own activities responsibly and effectively when preparing for the construction of a range of partitioning frameworks by working in an organised manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by adhering to prescribed best practice housekeeping standards and norms on the installation site and selecting the correct tools and materials for the project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Apply mathematical principles when measuring frame locations and taking measurements of material before cutting. 

    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  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  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.
     
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    14. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
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