National Certificate: Community House Building



  • Accredited – Duration 12 Months

Entry Requirements

  • NQF Level 1 or Grade 9 with English and Mathematics or equivalent

Composition of the Skills Programme

Core Modules

The core module of 1 credit must be achieved.

Module : Safe Practices

  • Apply health and safety to a work area
  • Render basic first aid
  • Erect, use and dismantle access equipment
Module : Masonry

  • Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations, build foundation walling and cast concrete slabs
  • Build masonry superstructures using solid and hollow units
Module : Tiling

  • Apply screeds to a concrete floor
  • Apply tiles to plastered surfaces
Module : Painting

  • Install glazing
  • Paint internal and external surfaces
Module : Carpentry

  • Erect roof trusses
  • Clad roof structures
  • Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas

Elective Modules

  • Build steel frame walls
  • Build timber frame walls
  • Construct on-site sanitation facilities
  • Erect ceilings and install insulation
  • Manage construction resources
  • Procure materials, tools and equipment

Electives: A minimum of 10 elective credits from the list of electives (per specialization) must be achieved

Fundamental Modules

Module: Verbal Communication Skills

  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programs
  • Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace
Module: Written Communication Skills

  • Write for a defined context
  • Access and use information from texts
Module: Building Construction Management

  • Describe the composition, role-players and the role of the construction industry in the South African economy
  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts
  • Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems
  • Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life
  • Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems
  • Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems