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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations and build foundation walling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14662  Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations and build foundation walling 
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 set out, excavate and cast concrete strip foundations and build foundation walls 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:
  • Foundation walling includes solid and cavity construction in hollow or solid masonry units. 

  • 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. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site and set out building foundations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All debris is cleared and the building site is levelled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Foundation lines are accurately transferred to the ground. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate foundation trenches, evaluate and report on soil conditions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trenches are excavated in accordance with specified dimensions and building regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Precautions are taken for soft and hard spots and trenches are free of surface water. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install level pegs for top of concrete foundations including step foundations where required 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Difference in levels in step foundation is equal to number of courses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Pegs are installed level and to the correct height. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Mix, cast and level concrete and introduce steps 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct masonry bond and mortar ratios are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Concrete is levelled to the tops of the level pegs and reinforcement is installed where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Build and finish foundation walls up to damp proof course using supplied masonry units 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Build and finish foundation walls up to damp proof course using supplied masonry units and mortar materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Foundation walling includes solid and cavity construction in hollow or solid masonry units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Joints are grouted where specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Future services are provided for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Foundation wall is built on centre of strip footing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cavity/cores are filled to DPC level for foundation walling of cavity construction where specified and where hollow masonry units are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Height and thickness of foundation walls complies to SABS 0400 standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Fill is placed and compacted in layers not exceeding 200mm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Fill and consolidate and install under floor DPC and cast ground floor concrete slabs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. DPC membrane is installed in accordance with specified requirements (under slab and on top of foundation walling). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work is completed within the allocated time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety procedures 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 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. 


  • 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
    Core  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 
    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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