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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and lay precast block paving 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261717  Prepare and lay precast block paving 
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  10 
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
9974  Prepare and lay precast block paving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12   

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 preparing and lay precast block paving.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Select materials, tools and equipment to perform specified precast block paving work.
  • Cut edges of precast block paving according to specification.
  • Mix filler, substrate layer and bedding materials for precast block paving.
  • Lay precast block paving according to specification.
  • Implement 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:
  • Gravel materials: Natural gravels and in-situ materials.
  • Bedding materials: Commercial graded sands, and washed river aggregates.
  • Compaction of substrate must include cement stabilisation.
  • Precast pavers: Clay and concrete pavers in various thicknesses and shapes, including interlocking, square, and rectangular units.
  • Cutting of edges: Various/different methods of cutting, grinding, and guillotining.
  • Gap filling: Concrete, mortar, fine sand with or without cement.
  • Compaction of paving: Use of vibrating plate or drum rollers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select materials, tools and equipment to perform specified precast block paving work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Materials, tools and equipment include but are not limited to precast block pavers, cutting equipment and tools, gravel materials, fillers, substrate layers and bedding materials, compacting equipment, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Properties, purposes and applications of materials, tools and equipment are described accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials, tools and equipment are selected to be fit-for-purpose and suitable for specified tasks/applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, tools and equipment are checked against specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The estimation of material quantities is done correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Cut edges of precast block paving according to specification. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Cutting of edges includes but is not limited to cutting, grinding, and guillotining methods/techniques.
  • Objects include but are not limited to trees and flower beds. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Edge block pavers are cut (or broken) to specification and in accordance with specific work plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cuts around objects are cleaned for neatness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Mix filler, substrate layer and bedding materials for precast block paving. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Bedding material can include commercial graded sands and washed river aggregates, fillers include concrete, mortar and fine sand with and/or without cement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fillers, substrate layers and bedding materials are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fillers, substrate layers and bedding materials are chosen to meet the requirements of prescribed tasks and specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Lay precast block paving. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Compaction of substrate includes cement stabilisation and use of vibrating plate or drum rollers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Substrate layers are watered and compacted according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surfaces are levelled and beddings are placed to required levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Joints and gaps are filled with correct filling materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Paving is compacted according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials, tools and equipment are used and maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and industry best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement emergency safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed procedures during emergencies are promptly followed when required. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adherence to specified procedures for reporting and recording injuries is demonstrated during an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specified procedures to be followed during an emergency are demonstrated to avoid injuries that may lead to a claim in terms of the Workmen's Compensation Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Incident reports are written and delivered to relevant authorities in accordance with specified 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:
  • Types and properties of gravel layer materials and their compaction.
  • Stabilisation of gravel with cement.
  • Properties, purposes, uses and application of materials, tools and equipment.
  • Line, level and spacing.
  • Relevant sections of the National Building Regulations and SABS Codes.
  • Procedures for implementing emergency safety measures and incident reporting/recording.
  • All relevant legal requirements, Health and Safety Regulations and manufacturers' specifications. 

  • 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:
  • Correctly identifying emergencies and promptly acting in accordance with specified procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Completing precast block paving tasks/contracts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Corrective action regarding defective or faulty materials, tools and equipment has to be taken to ensure that those items meet specified requirements in terms of relevant legal/Health and Safety/manufacturers' standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Materials, tools and equipment are checked against manufacturer's specifications and criteria prescribed in work plans. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • selecting and using materials, tools and equipment for specified tasks. 

  • 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:
  • Incident reports are drafted in accordance with prescribed procedures and delivered to relevant authorities. 

  • 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 9974, "Prepare and lay precast block paving", Level 3, 12 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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
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    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
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    17. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
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