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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply specialist plastering and screeding to surface 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11533  Apply specialist plastering and screeding to surface 
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 4  NQF Level 04  18 
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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable construction plasterers to apply special surface plastering and screeding. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Special surface coatings include one or more of: Barian Plaster, "Gamma-Zenith" coating, and other chemical compound screeds.

2. Components of special surface coating systems include pigments, extenders, fillers, binders, thinners, additives, and catalysts, including durability, application and film attribute.

3. Properties of special surface coatings include opacity, consistency, flow, adhesion, elasticity, drying time, gloss, spreading rate, durability and can stability.

4. New and previously coated special surfaces are prepared.

5. Methods of drying special surface coatings include oxidation, evaporation, and polymerization.

6. Potential coating problems include non-drying, adhesion, surface disintegration, and can stability defects, including skinning, fattening, livering, settling, flocculation and gelling.

7. Floor coatings include coatings for interior and exterior floors.

8. Thermal/plaster cladding systems include flashing systems, foam claddings, reinforcement, modified plasters and finishing systems.

9. Component failure effects include bleeding, cracking, crazing, chalking, discoloration, loss of gloss, retarded drying, floating, yellowing, mould, mildew, and blistering. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare special surface coatings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Components, properties and possible defects of special surface coating systems are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Types of special surface coatings are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Potential coating problems are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Fillers, primers, stoppers and jointing methods are appropriately applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Appropriate surface coating systems are selected. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Apply special surface plaster and screed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Ventilation is sufficient. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All coatings are thoroughly mixed before application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All coats are applied without runs or misses. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All coats are applied with appropriate thickness. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. All coats are dried. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Correct materials, tools and equipment are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Remedy failure effects in special surface coatings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Remedies for failures in special surface coatings are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Component failure effects are remedied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Substrate failure effects are remedied. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. Properties of special surface plasters and screeds.
2. Methods of drying special surface coatings.
3. Atmospheric influences which affect drying conditions, including temperature, humidity and pollutants.
4. Substrate influences which affect drying conditions, including temperature, composition and reactivity.
5. Hydrostatic pressure.
6. Thermal/plaster cladding types, installation methods and application procedures. 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Prepare special surface coatings.
2. Apply special surface plaster and screed.
3. Remedy failure effects in special surface coatings.
  • Types of special surface coatings are identified.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • Fillers, primers, stoppers and jointing methods are appropriately applied.
  • The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance.
  • Appropriate surface coating systems are selected.
  • Ventilation is sufficient.
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used.
  • Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion.
  • Remedies for failures in special surface coatings are identified.
  • Component failure effects are remedied.
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Apply special surface plaster and screed.
  • Ventilation is sufficient.
  • Tools, equipment and work area are clean after completion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Prepare special surface coatings
    2. Apply special surface plaster and screed
    3. Remedy failure effects in special surface coatings
  • Components, properties and possible defects of special surface coating systems are described.
  • Types of special surface coatings are identified.
  • Potential coating problems are identified.
  • Fillers, primers, stoppers and jointing methods are appropriately applied.
  • All coatings are applied in accordance with manufacturer specifications and requirements.
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment are used.
  • The substrate is checked for tolerance and acceptance.
  • Appropriate surface coating systems are selected.
  • Remedies for failures in special surface coatings are identified.
  • Component failure effects are remedied.
  • Substrate failure effects are remedied. 

  • 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
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  20814   National Certificate: Construction Plastering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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