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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prime and apply paint to surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261666  Prime and apply paint to surfaces 
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  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 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 in priming and apply paint to surfaces.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Preparing materials, tools and equipment for applying primer and paint.
  • Prime surfaces for painting.
  • Coat surfaces with paint.
  • Demonstrate a responsibility toward the safety of self, others and the environment. 

  • 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:
  • Coatings include but are not limited to paint and varnish.
  • Finishing includes but is not limited to polishing and the use of lime wash, polyurethane, cellulose, two-pack epoxy materials, etc.
  • Thickness of coat application is in accordance with the manufacturer's specification.
  • Tools include but are not limited to spray, roller, brushes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare materials, tools and equipment for applying primer and paint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials, tools and equipment are selected for specific work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Primers and paint are thoroughly mixed before application. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Spot sheets are placed where required and ajoining surfaces are protected to achieve quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All relevant legal, health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prime surfaces for painting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials, tools and equipment are used and maintained according to specifications. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sequence of filling and primer application is done in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Primers are allowed to dry as per the manufacturing recommendations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Coat surfaces with paint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All coats are applied without runs or misses and with appropriate thickness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All coats are allowed to dry as per the manufacturing recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All undercoats are prepared before final coats are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final coats are covered evenly over any undercoats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials, tools and equipment are used and maintained according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools, equipment and work areas are cleaned and fittings replaced after completion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate a responsibility toward the safety of self, others and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Flammable equipment and materials are handled and stored in accordance with supplier specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazardous substances and materials are handled and stored in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Paint fumes and dust are managed in accordance with health and safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste are removed and disposed of in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The environment and public are protected through specific forms of communication. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific forms of communication include but are not limited to signage, notices, announcements, warnings.
     


    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:
  • Various types of paint and their characteristics.
  • Structures and components of structures.
  • Imperfections in surfaces; Rusted surfaces, Suface characteristics, Etching and priming.
  • The function, properties, and application of primers, primer coats and spot primers, and fillers.
  • Contaminating agents and their properties.
  • Convertible paints and primers which dry by chemically curing.
  • Paints and primers: Alkyd, two pack epoxy and polyurethane as well as powdered cementitious coatings, etc.
  • Non-convertible paints which dry by solvent or dilutent evaporation.
  • Non-convertible paints: polyvinyl acetate (PVA), acrylic, shellac, bitumen, hydrocarbon resins, etc.
  • Components of paint.
  • Components of paint include vehicles, pigments, extenders, solvents or dilutents and additives.
  • Types of surface finish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paint systems include primers, undercoats and finish or top coats.
  • The uses of manual and powered surface preparation tools, their purpose and application.
  • 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.
  • Estimation of quantities and costs based on surface characteristics, of surface preparation/materials/labour/paint required, and application tools/equipment required, to prepare surfaces and apply paint systems.
  • Statutory requirements regarding Occupational Health and Safety and protection of the environment.
  • Relevant National Building Regulations and SABS Codes.
  • Health/safety/environment/planning regulations, including those related to hazards, hazardous substances, risk and safety precautions prescribed in relevant legislation, and the relationships existing amongst all the foregoing issues.
  • Implications of non-compliance with the following, as they apply to illness or injury in the work area:
    > Selection and use of protective clothing/equipment.
    > Selectio and implementation of health and safety procedures.
    > Application of basic First Aid measures. 

  • 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 the priming and painting of surfaces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Applying paint systems. 

  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • 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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