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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply screeds to a concrete floor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9971  Apply screeds to a concrete floor 
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  15 
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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Plasterers to apply screeds to concrete floors and steps, lay insitu concrete paving, and to repair granolithic floors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. All completed surfaces to be straight and even i.e. free of bumps or hollows, and free of tool marks.

2. Methods of curing surfaces include applying water or curing membrane.

3. Float finishes include steel and wood float finishes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A sand (leveling) screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A grano screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Concrete steps are screeded to a granolithic finish. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A completed surface is cured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Completed surfaces are protected from damage. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Lay insitu concrete paving. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. PVC sheeting is placed over cleared and compacted area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Formwork is erected to receive the concrete. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Concrete is mixed and placed in the form to a specified level and fall. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. "V" joints and expansion joints are formed as indicated on drawings. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Repair granolithic floors. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The extent of damaged screed is determined, marked and loose grano is removed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All rubble and loose dirt is removed, and protrusions from the concrete surface are removed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Cut area is ensured to be free from grease, oil, or material which caused or will cause damage to the floor screed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. New grano is mixed, applied and float finished. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. The function, properties, and application of screeds and granolithic finishes.
2. The mix proportions of screeds and grano, and the effects of cement/water ratios on strength.
3. The methods for achieving a well-compacted substrate layer under paving, and the identification and selection of suitable gravel material to produce this layer. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Repair granolithic floors.
  • The extent of damaged screed is determined, marked and loose grano is removed.
  • Cut area is ensured to be free from grease, oil, or material which caused or will cause damage to the floor screed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps.
  • Completed surfaces are protected from damage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Prepare floors and apply screeds to floors and steps.
    2. Lay insitu concrete paving.
    3. Repair granolithic floors.
  • A sand (leveling) screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor.
  • A grano screed is mixed and applied to a concrete floor.
  • Concrete steps are screeded to a granolithic finish.
  • Formwork is erected to receive the concrete.
  • Concrete is mixed and placed in the form to a specified level and fall.
  • "V" joints and expansion joints are formed as indicated on drawings.
  • New grano is mixed, applied and float finished. 

  • 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  20814   National Certificate: Construction Plastering  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.
     
    1. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Arehone Consulting 
    5. Artisan Development Academy 
    6. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    8. Better Best Agri Development 
    9. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bhekwell Group 
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    12. Blacken Security Services 
    13. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    14. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    15. Border Kei Training Trust 
    16. Bright Storm Projects 
    17. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    18. Centre For Economic Participation 
    19. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    20. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    21. Construction Resource Development College 
    22. CSTA Training Academy 
    23. Eastcape Training Centre 
    24. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    25. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    26. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    27. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    28. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    29. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    30. Godisang Development 
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    33. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    34. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
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    38. Josmap Training Institute 
    39. Kabelo & Kagiso and Projects 
    40. Kagano Consulting Services 
    41. Kamofatso Construction and Academy 
    42. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    43. L S Nkosi CC 
    44. Leps Training Consultants 
    45. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    46. Luzana Training Academy 
    47. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    48. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    49. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    50. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
    51. Majoncor Projects and Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Majuba TVET College 
    53. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    54. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
    55. Masana Social Consultants cc 
    56. Mnambithi TVET College 
    57. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    58. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    59. Motheo TVET College 
    60. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    61. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    62. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    63. Mthoms Trading 
    64. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    65. Ngakatse Trading 
    66. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    67. Nnite Trading Enterprise 
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    69. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    70. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    71. Northlink TVET College 
    72. Novi General Services 
    73. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    74. Ntwani Funi Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    76. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    77. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
    78. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    79. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    81. RESISA LOGISTICS (Ltd) Pty 
    82. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    83. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    84. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    85. Setlhabi Development 
    86. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    87. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    88. SJM Squared Construction CC 
    89. Sonani Training and Communications 
    90. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    91. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    92. Thekweni TVET College 
    93. Tius Consultants 
    94. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    95. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    96. Tovani Traiding 299 
    97. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
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    99. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
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    102. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    103. WAL TRAINING 
    104. West Coast TVET College 
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