National Certificate: Community House Building NQF 2


National Certificate: Community House Building

  • Qualification Title: National Certificate: Community House Building
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 24273
  • Minimum Credits: 124
  • NQF Level: 2
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners` as well as providers of education and training with national standards that represent the competencies required to meet the challenges of participating effectively in the building construction industry as a multi-skilled practitioner.
This qualification is run over 12 months.
  • Numeracy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
  • English (verbal & written communication skills) at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
This qualification is made up of fundamental, core and elective unit standards and a minimum of 124 credits is required to complete the qualification:
  • Core unit standards totalling 80 units are compulsory
  • Fundamental standards totalling 45 credits are compulsory
  • Elective unit standards are optional and not required as the core and fundamental unit standards equate to the minimum credit required for the qualification
Fundamental and Core exit outcomes:
  • Demonstrate competent performance against the criteria contained in the fundamental unit standards selected for the Numeracy and Literacy competencies that are required of multi-skilled practitioners in the construction industry
  • Apply energy efficient environmental principles that result in the construction of buildings that are environmentally sound
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry, stakeholders, relevant regulations, legislation and skills development initiatives
  • Prepare basic sketches and drawings as well as read and interpret basic construction drawings and specifications
  • Apply health and safety legislation when carrying out the range of activities associated with the building of community houses
  • Render basic first aid when minor injuries are sustained to self or personnel engaged in building activities on the site
  • Erect, use and dismantle basic access equipment
  • Set out, excavate and cast concrete strip foundations and build foundation walling onto which a concrete slab is cast
  • Set out and prepare carpentry work areas for the limited range of carpentry practices carried out during the construction of houses of a basic design
  • Use brick size and block size units to build walls, including the building of bricks into pre-erected light steel framed walls
  • Set out, brace and erect site made roof trusses and including pre-fabricated roof trusses where these have been specified
  • Apply screeds to concrete floors
  • Measure, cut and fit glass into wood and steel frames in accordance with specified dimensions
  • Prepare, prime and paint internal and external surfaces
Electives Outcomes (depending on which electives are chosen):
  • Construct on-site sanitation facilities on sites where houses of a basic design are being built for the community
  • Measure and order building materials and identify, select and maintain required tools and equipment
  • Manage labour, plant, equipment and material resources on construction projects
  • Cluster 1 - ( 45 credits)
  • Cluster 2:
    • Generic ( 15 credits)
    • Bricklayer / Plaster / Tiler ( 37 credits)
    • Carpenter( 20 credits)
    • Generic ( 38 credits)
  • Cluster 3 (Optional) - ( 28 credits)
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