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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply paint by spray 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261660  Apply paint by spray 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14496  Paint surfaces  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of building and civil construction. Learners should be able to perform duties by applying paint by spray.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare materials, tools and equipment for spray painting in accordance with best practice.
  • Prime surfaces for spray painting according to specification.
  • Spray surfaces with paint according to specification.
  • Implement prescribed emergency safety procedures when required. 

  • 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 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:
  • Thickness of coat application is to be in accordance with the manufacturer's specification. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare materials, tools and equipment for spray painting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials, tools and equipment are selected as appropriate to specified tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Spray paints are thoroughly for application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ventilation is secured for specific work areas for the use of specified materials and to meet health and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Spot sheets are placed where required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prime surfaces for spray painting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials, tools and equipment are correctly selected/used as appropriate to specified tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All imperfections are filled and surfaces are free of protruding objects or contaminating agents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sequence of filling and applying primer is ensured to be correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All primers are applied without runs or misses and with appropriate thickness according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Masks are worn according to specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Spray surfaces with paint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All materials tools and equipment are used as appropriate to specified tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All coats are applied without runs or misses and with appropriate thickness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All coats are allowed to dry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All undercoats are prepared according to specification, to receive application of final coats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools, equipment and work areas are cleaned after completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Final coats are applied so that there is even coverage over any undercoats. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement emergency safety procedures where relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed procedures are followed/implemented for the correct and prompt identification of emergencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Injuries are reported promptly to all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adherence to prescribed procedures for reporting and recording injuries is adhered to for all incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed procedures are followed during an injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Incident reports are written and delivered to relevant authorities, in accordance with prescribed procedures. 


    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 can explain:

  • The sequence of coats based on the drying times of coatings in the paint system.
  • Ventilation.
  • Sanding.
  • Convertible paints and primers which dry by chemically curing.
  • Range: Paints and primers can include but are not limited to alkyd, two pack epoxy and polyurethane as well as powdered cementitious coatings, etc.
  • Non-convertible paints which dry by solvent or dilutent evaporation.
  • Range: Non-convertible paints can include polyvinyl acetate (PVA), acrylic, shellac, bitumen, hydrocarbon resins, etc.
  • Components of paint.
  • Range: Components of paint include but are not limited to vehicles, pigments, extenders, solvents or diluents and additives.
  • Types of surface finish.
  • Range: Types of surface finish include but are not limited to glossy, eggshell, matt, stippled and flecked.
  • Quality and surface finish of different types of paint and their suitability for specific contexts.
  • Range: Suitability refers to suitability for, for example, exterior exposure, ease of cleaning, durability in exposure conditions, etc.
  • Viscosity of paints and its effect on application.
  • Paint systems.
  • Range: Paint systems include primers, undercoats and finish or top coats.
  • The uses of manual and powered surface preparation tools, their purpose and application.
  • Range: Manual and powered surface preparation tools include types of sand paper, water paper, abrasive blocks, types of paint scrapers, surface filler application equipment, sealant guns, disc, orbital and belt sanders, hot air guns, blow torches, angle grinders, high pressure water blasting equipment and abrasive blasting equipment, etc.
  • The correct use and method of application of crack fillers, sealants, patching compounds and polymer modified cementitious compounds.
  • The construction and uses of paint brushes, paint rollers, spray guns etc.
  • Statutory requirements regarding occupational health, safety and environments.
  • Workman's compensation procedures.
  • Relevant national building regulations and SABS Codes.
  • Health, safety and environment regulations and planning, including the concepts of hazards, hazardous substances, risk and safe as described in relevant legislation, and the inter-relatedness of the foregoing.
  • The implications of non-compliance with prescribed procedures applying to illness or injury in the work area.
  • The use of protective clothing.
  • The use of fire extinguishers.
  • Procedures for incident reporting and recording.
  • Spray painting compressor units, spray guns and airless spray units, their selection, use, components, operation and maintenance.
  • Causes of air-pressure drop during spray painting.
  • Principles, advantages and disadvantages of airless spray.
  • Spraying technique or equipment faults ad remedies.
  • Range: Technique faults include spray fog, overspray, runs, sags, orange peel, uneven application, etc., equipment faults include tip leakage, fluttering spray, air cap leakage, trigger leakage, oil in line, etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Making responsible decisions within prescribed procedures for correct identification/prompt action related to:
    > Emergencies.
    > Potential hazards.
    > Selecting and using protective equipment/clothing requirements.
    > Complying with all prescribed Health and Safety/legal requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Performing tasks related to spray painting of surfaces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Ensuring that all prescribed legal, Health and Safety requirements are adhered to, tools and equipment are cleaned and maintained in accordance with best practice, work areas are clean after completion of tasks and best practice housekeeping principles are applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Assessing:
    > Task performance.
    > Quality of workmanship.
    > Use and maintenance of tools/equipment.
    > Cleaning of work areas after completion of painting work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Prescribed procedures for prompt reporting to all persons concerned and recording details of injuries writing and delivering incident reports to relevant authorities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Ensuring sufficient ventilation of premises/work areas with particular attention to the type of working environment/materials being used correct selection, use and maintenance of tools/equipment all in accordance with best practice and prescribed Health and Safety Regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Correct materials, tools and equipment must be selected to suit/used for each specified task.
  • Health and Safety Regulations apply to every on- and off-site situation. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14496, "Paint surfaces", Level 3, 15 credits. 

    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 


    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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    5. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
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    8. Blacken Security Services 
    9. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    10. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
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    12. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    13. Centre For Economic Participation 
    14. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
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    19. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    20. Goldfields FET College 
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