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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|65949||Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes|
|SGB Civil Engineering Construction|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Physical Planning, Design and Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||181||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
Learners found competent against this Qualification will be able to execute the supervision of construction processes in a specific civil engineering context.
For those with extensive experience in the workplace, this Qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.
For the new entrant, this Qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.
For education and training providers, this Qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment documentation.
For employers, this Qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved.
This Qualification has been developed to provide flexibility and mobility/portability across the construction industry. This will allow for future career advancement across the various learnerships in the supervision of construction processes.
Qualifying learners will be capable of:
This unit-standards based qualification has been generated to provide further education, training and development for learners who have successfully achieved the competencies to perform one or more of the various specialised functions involved in civil engineering construction (NQF Levels 2 and 3).
These specialised functions include sub-disciplines of building construction, road works, water and waste water, earthworks, labour intensive construction and other civil engineering construction contexts. This qualification will therefore serve to develop learners who have already acquired the necessary skills to perform civil engineering construction functions and wish to develop the required supervision skills. It may also serve learners who wish to enter the civil engineering construction industry at supervisory level and for those wishing to have their supervisory experience recognised via the process of recognition of prior learning.
While this NQF Level 4 qualification is intended to build upon previous learning, it is also intended to provide a foundation for further learning in civil engineering construction management. This Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC) in Construction Processes Supervision will serve to develop a professional pool of first line managers who perform supervisory functions in one or more civil engineering contexts. Typical job roles related to this qualification include foreman, supervisor, section manager and superintendent, depending on the type and size of the construction organisation. The qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required to be an effective supervisor in the Construction Industry in micro, small, medium or large operations.
The qualification consists of generic supervisory competencies, generic technical competencies, as well as "supervisory technical expertise" required in a specific context. The latter reflects the technical working knowledge and skills required to supervise a specific area of activity. The various areas of supervision are reflected in the elective component of the qualification.
The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification.
Previously disadvantaged individuals with this qualification can take a supervisory role in Industry: a process that will accelerate economic transformation and provide economic empowerment.
The benefits to the economy is that quality supervision in the Construction Industry will result in improved productivity, quality, safety and cost efficiency - thus improving service delivery of infrastructure.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is recommended that learners wishing to access this qualification will be competent in the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
This qualification may be obtained in part or as a whole through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Learners who have met the requirements of any Unit Standard in this Qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard/s.
Access to the Qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|In order to be awarded the Qualification, the learner has to prove competence in the entire Fundamental and Core Unit Standards, as well as a minimum of 10 credits from the elective list.
Minimum total: 181 Credits.
The minimum of 10 credits to achieve from the elective component should represent at least one of the following areas of civil engineering construction supervision:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Apply occupational health, safety and environmental legislation and procedures in construction supervision.
2. Apply information from contract documentation, drawings and specifications to set out a construction site.
3. Supervise construction activities.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Health, safety and preventative measures for hazards are explained in relation to a construction site.
1.2 A health and safety site plan, systems and procedures are developed, implemented and monitored according to legislation, regulations, by-laws and organizational procedures.
1.3 Environmental management initiatives are implemented during the pre-construction, construction and post-construction phases of a project according to relevant legislation and organizational procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 The scope, structure and scope of the construction industry is analysed in terms of its activities and impact on the South African economy.
2.2 The interface between drawings, specifications, the bill of quantities and general conditions of contract is explained in terms of the contract/project documentation.
2.3 Information from construction drawings and specifications are extracted and applied to set out a construction site and supervise construction activities.
2.4 Construction work areas are set out using measuring tape, spirit level and theodolite according to drawings and construction project requirements.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 The planning, implementation and monitoring of a project quality plan are supervised according to the criteria in the project quality plan and organizational procedures.
3.2 Construction teams are recruited and developed according to Human Resource procedures and policies and supervised according to organizational procedures.
3.3 Human, materials and equipment resources are calculated, coordinated and monitored in relation to a civil engineering construction project requirements.
3.4 The requisition, receipt, storage and use of construction materials are supervised according to safety requirements and specifications.
3.5 Team activity production outputs are measured, recorded and productivity improvement measures are implemented according to organizational procedures.
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, principles and practice across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcomes as described in the exit level outcomes.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed. The ratio between action and knowledge is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the particular exit level outcome of the qualification.
While the generic components of this qualification at NQF Level 4 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to Construction Processes, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are portable. The primary aim of this qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound general foundation to prepare them for further learning towards a specialised role in their chosen career path. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.
|While the approach to education and training in construction supervision varies across many countries, the nature and extent of required competencies does compare favourably. The depth of study varies as is illustrated by the mode and duration or learning time. There are offering for full-time students and part-time students as well as on-line and distance learning. Courses include certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, awards and short courses/programmes.
Qualifications that offered a holistic approach for construction supervision from the following countries were evaluated as the approach and purpose compared closely:
No equivalent qualifications were found to be offered by African countries as illustrated by the searches conducted at the following Authorities:
The National Certificate in Civil Construction Supervision (Level 4) for 188 credits compares closely with the South African equivalent FET Certificate in Construction Supervision as the level of complexity is the same; the purpose, duration of study and elective contexts are very similar. These industry sectors include Earthworks, Civil Plant Management, Road Construction and Road Maintenance.
The following detailed comparison between the outcomes of the qualification excludes the fundamental component of the South African qualification. The following core unit standards of the New Zealand qualification compares closely with this qualification:
The competencies described in the following unit standards are not evident in the core of the South African qualification:
The Level 3 NVQ in Construction Site Supervision (500/3765/1) represents an equivalence with the South African qualification in terms of purpose, level, duration and elective contexts. This qualification has been designed for those working in Construction Site Supervision.
To achieve the award candidates must follow one of five optional routes which cover Building and Civil Engineering; Highways Maintenance & Repair, Residential Development, Conservation or Demolition. The units for all five routes cover areas such as working relationships, implementation of health and safety systems, controlling quality, progress and cost, work methods and use of resources.
The following six mandatory units all compare with the South African qualification at the level of unit standards, specific outcomes or assessment criteria:
The following mandatory units also correspond with some of the competencies described in the core and elective South African unit standards:
United States of America:
The construction supervision certificate offered by Cumberland County College, New Jersey prepares students for entry-level supervisory positions with all types of construction companies. These positions require a working knowledge in many areas including finance, marketing and sales, management, estimating, scheduling, cost control and monitoring safety programs. This program is designed to develop supervisors, not technicians.
The program requirements describe the achievement of 67 credits of which the following core component represents 45 credits. The following core components compare favourably with the South African qualification:
The competencies of the following unit titles are not catered for in the South African qualification:
It is evident from the forgoing comparison that the FET Certificate in Construction Supervision generated for the South African context compares closely with the above examples. The close similarity in the core component of the qualifications is detailed above. The approach to the electives is also similar with clusters of units that must be achieved for any one of the range of civil engineering contexts of the learner's choice.
|Vertical articulation is possible with the following:
Horizontal articulation is possible with the following:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||263267||Analyse the nature and scope of the construction industry||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||263264||Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114218||Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||262826||Implement a quality management system on a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Core||262844||Monitor and control cost and productivity of a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||263265||Perform site administration functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||116692||Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of access scaffolding||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||262864||Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||263266||Set out construction work areas||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||262845||Supervise construction teams||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||262884||Supervise health and safety on a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||263284||Supervise the use and storage of construction materials||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||15137||Apply contract documentation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||7484||Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119461||Make and motivate judgements on selected literary texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||115862||Administer the hire contract||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||8000||Apply basic business principles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Elective||115873||Clean and maintain stock||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||123259||Convey dangerous goods by road||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||115872||Demonstrate an understanding of and apply security measures and maintain work area||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||115860||Demonstrate an understanding of product and / or service details and information||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||9532||Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||259879||Describe the interaction with internal departments and external sales support structures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||263245||Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||262591||Finish off steel structure and explain hand over procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||115831||Foster and maintain customer service levels and relations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||262592||Guide the lifting and positioning of loads||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||115880||Interact with customer to provide a complete hire service||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||115878||Load and deliver stock||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||8016||Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||115876||Monitor, control and co-ordinate the flow of stock||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13936||Outline the legal environment of a selected industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||116940||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||114977||Use a spreadsheet package to produce and manage business documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||259898||Advise customers to optimise choice and benefits||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||229994||Assess a worksite for work at height and prepare a fall protection plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||116574||Assess appearance, durability and strength of precast elements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||246740||Care for customers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||116571||Carry out routine tests on raw materials for concrete production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||244558||Comply with organisational ethics in a project environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116680||Conduct specialist sealing and repairs to concrete||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||116572||Control concrete material quality||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116591||Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116575||Demonstrate an understanding of and apply hiring business practices||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116563||Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||15183||Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||120384||Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116594||Function in a team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||259878||Handover a serviced vehicle||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||15168||Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||263205||Inspect access scaffolding||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116556||Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15172||Interpret test/lab results in civil construction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||262587||Interpret, read and use reinforcing drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||15180||Organise and control the installation of jacked pipes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||15185||Organise and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15187||Organize and control general road maintenance activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||15189||Organize and control road rehabilitation by milling||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||15169||Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||15170||Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||116564||Oversee concrete production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116561||Oversee instantly de-moulded pre cast concrete element production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116558||Oversee pre cast concrete production - wet mix||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116580||Oversee spun pre cast concrete element production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116583||Perform tandem lifting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||116615||Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||15195||Plan organize and control the installation of drainage structures for stormwater flow||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||116686||Plan, organise and control piling operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||116689||Plan, organise and control pre - cast concrete manufacturing processes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||15175||Plan, organise and control the construction of stabilized and unstabilized pavement layers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||116691||Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of load bearing scaffolding||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||116690||Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of suspended scaffolding||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||116685||Plan, organise and control the fabrication and erection of formwork||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||15177||Plan, organise and control the installation of Armco pipes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||15184||Plan, organise and control the installation of pressure and gravity drainage pipes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116688||Plan, organise and control the jacking of concrete structures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||116683||Plan, organise and control the maintanance of steel structures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||15186||Plan, organise and control the maintenance of gravity drainage structures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15188||Plan, organise and control the maintenance of pressure pipelines||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116693||Plan, organize and control reinforcing site activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||25|
|Elective||116694||Plan, organize and control reinforcing workshop activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||242811||Prioritise time and work for self and team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116579||Supervise the installation of precast concrete elements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116581||Supervise under water concreting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116592||Tension bonded tendons||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||116593||Tension unbonded tendons||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||243954||Understand the need for cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||15165||Use labour intensive construction methods to construct and maintain roads and stormwater drainage||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||15159||Use labour intensive construction methods to construct and maintain water and sanitation services||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||15166||Use labour intensive construction methods to construct, repair and maintain structures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||15161||Initiate testing and interpret test/lab results in civil construction||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15181||Organise and control a binder manufacturing process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||15178||Organise and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||15190||Plan, organise and control asphalt paving construction||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||15192||Plan, organise and control bituminous surfacing seal construction||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS)|
|3.||Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd|
|5.||Eastcape Training Centre|
|6.||Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD|
|7.||IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY|
|8.||In Touch Community Development & Project Managers|
|9.||Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP)|
|11.||MTL Training and Projects|
|12.||Ntongenhle Construction Force|
|13.||Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD|
|14.||Scaffold Training Group|
|15.||Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD|
|16.||Skills Resource Group (Pty) Ltd|
|17.||THE TRAINING ACADEMY|
|18.||Topfix Scaffolding (Pty) Ltd|
|19.||Training Force (Pty) Ltd|
|21.||TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING|
|22.||UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT|
|23.||WACO Africa (Pty) Ltd|
|24.||Zwartkop Training Centre|