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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of components of housing in the context of property maintenance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262964  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of components of housing in the context of property maintenance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This unit standard is for persons who must provide housing information to housing consumers on the benefits of maintaining their homes. Learners acquiring this unit will be able to complete a conditional inspection, assessment, prognosis and specification for remedial works to a domestic property and empower housing consumers/occupants to meet their property maintenance requirements.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Identifying and applying property maintenance strategies to ensure that the asset perform effectively and efficiently throughout its service life.
  • Inspecting the condition of a property.
  • Organising the maintenance and repair of a property.
  • Illustrating minor maintenance and repairs procedures on a property. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Property maintenance refers to minor:
  • Maintenance.
  • Alterations.
  • Refurbishment.

    Property refers to a house, flat, or other residential building. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and apply property maintenance strategies to ensure that the asset perform effectively and efficiently throughout its service life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term of 'home ownership' is explained within context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of a property as an economic asset is explained from an investment perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for protecting a property through maintenance are explained within the context of property lifespan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of property maintenance is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to ensure that the property is kept in a safe and tidy condition is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Strategies to maintain a property are identified and selected in order to meet maintenance requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies include but are not limited to preventive maintenance, statutory maintenance, corrective maintenance and backlog maintenance.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect the condition of a property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for conducting inspections on the condition of a property is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazardous materials are identified and assessed in order to take appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The results of the inspection are recorded and assessed in order to take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inspections are carried out in terms with the plan to identify problems with the condition of the property. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise the maintenance and repair of a property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature and scale of maintenance and repair work to be done is explained within context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety and security issues are discussed within the context of maintenance work to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance and repairs system is developed in order to monitor the frequency of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs and costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Illustrate minor repairs procedures on a property. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Repairs include but are not limited to fitting taps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods for maintaining a property and its components are identified and discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of planning for property maintenance is explained in order to prevent possible problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools and instruments necessary for property maintenance are identified and explained in terms of their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for maintaining a property in different areas of maintenance are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of wearing protective clothing when maintaining a property is explained in the context of preventing unseen hazards and ensure health, safety and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication and facilitation skills are applied in order to empower housing consumers/occupants on property maintenance. 


    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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by 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 standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Maintenance tools and instruments.
  • Techniques for maintenance and repairs.
  • Action Planning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to property maintenance and personal risks by applying relevant procedures and guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to obtain information relating to property maintenance and repairs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to perform step-by-step maintenance work to prevent hazards in terms of health and safety of oneself and those of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to procedures on how to perform maintenance and repair work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral or written to inform relevant individuals or stakeholders affected by the maintenance and repair work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by using the internet to obtain current and relevant information. 

    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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation.
  • Simulation.
  • Role-plays.
  • Project, etc. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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