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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and install imprint concrete pavement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14657  Prepare and install imprint concrete pavement 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to prepare and install concrete pavements bearing an imprinted design for architectural or residential purposes in areas where light traffic is experienced in accordance with the design and construction method specified in working drawings ensuring that National Building and Occupational Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.

This competence complements the other masonry competencies and contributes to the development of a professional community of Masonry practitioners, who are able to use Science and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in Masonry. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy competencies.
  • Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction masonry site practice.
  • Set out and prepare Construction Masonry work areas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:

    Tools and methods for levelling include:
    Level and square, dumpy level, spirit level.

    Methods of supporting shuttering include stakes driven in the side and bricks packed behind shuttering.

    Methods for preventing a permanent bond between the cast concrete and shutter surface include:
    Mould oils and release agents.

    Pigments include:
    Yellow oxide, green oxide and black oxide. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the work area and select, use and maintain tools, equipment and materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate tools, equipment and materials are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clear site of vegetation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Area to be paved is cleared of vegetation and foreign objects and prepared for paving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out to plan and levels 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Layout and level are checked against specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect shuttering to line and level 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Line, level and height of shuttering are checked against specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Proposed slab thickness is measured and marked off against inside of shuttering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Cast concrete (coloured if required) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct materials are used and mixed in accordance with specified proportions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Surface is finished and levelled in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Colour of concrete is in accordance with specified colour range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Introduce imprint pattern 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pattern is imprinted onto fresh concrete which has not yet set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Each imprinted pattern is aligned and of similar depth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Finish and cure pavement surface 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Surfaces are finished and cured for a minimum period of three days. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All work is completed within the allocated time frame. 


    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 CETA - ETQA, for "The National Certificate in Construction Masonry".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Tools, equipment and materials applicable within the context of this unit standard.
  • Pythagoras Theorem (3-4-5 method).
  • Tools and methods for levelling (level and square, dumpy level, spirit level).
  • Methods of making provision for water drainage.
  • Methods of supporting shuttering (stakes driven in the side, bricks packed behind shuttering).
  • Methods for preventing a permanent bond between the cast concrete and shutter surface (mould oils, release agents).
  • Oxides and mixing proportions.
  • Methods for curing concrete.
  • Workability of concrete and the use of templates (metal pattern imprint grid).
  • Pigments (yellow oxide green oxide, black oxide).
  • Health and Safety Legislation applicable within the context of this unit standard. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Identify whether reinforcement is required and determine the appropriate type of reinforcement to be used i.e. reinforcement grid, steel rods woven together.
  • Determine the mix of percentage ratios of pigments to cement to deliver the specified finish colour for the concrete. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage your activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that imprinted pavement work is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Plan work so that the pavement is laid within the specified deadlines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read and interpret the working drawing carefully and thoroughly so that the specified imprint pattern is correctly transferred to the concrete pavement slabs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Confirm your understanding of all specified requirements with the client/architect before commencing with the work at hand so as to minimise future delays that might be caused because this work has to be redone.
  • Communicate in a clear and audible manner when issuing instructions to team members so that all verbal instructions are clearly understood and can be carried out as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Identify the appropriate method for placing the concrete and determine the curing time.
  • Determine the mould oils and release agents to be used. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Ensure that materials, tools and equipment used to lay imprinted pavements is safely and securely stored and protected on the building site to minimise the risk of theft, accident or injury to site personnel or visitors to the building site. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Assess the work that you have completed to identify areas that can be improved on when laying imprint concrete pavements in the future. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    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  22671   National Certificate: Construction Masonry  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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    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.