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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use labour intensive construction methods to construct, repair and maintain structures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114930  Use labour intensive construction methods to construct, repair and maintain structures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this Unit Standard will be able to plan and set out for labour intensive construction (LIC) structural works, understand and explain basic LIC methods, perform labour intensive structural, and appurtenant works, and perform LIC structural repair and maintenance works.

The Unit Standard contributes to the development of a professional community of Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Labour Intensive Construction is a mechanism for the provision of work and for the entry of unemployed labour into the industry It also contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
NQF level 1/ABET level 3 Numeracy and Literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learning outcomes in this unit standard will enable a learner to supervise a labour intensive team/single activity, within one field or area of works
1. Structures that may be constructed using Labour Intensive Methods include:
  • Dams and weirs, including earthfill, stone masonry and rollcrete dams
  • Low level bridges and causeways
  • Arch bridges
  • Culverts

    2. Structural Labour Intensive Construction activities include:
  • Stone masonry (random rubble masonry)
  • Reinforced concrete including shuttering and formwork
  • Pipework
  • Stone pitching (grouted and ungrouted)
  • Rip rap
  • Precast concrete elements
  • "Armco" portal culverts
  • a range of general activities involving the excavating of trenches in a variety of materials, loading, handling, hauling, unloading, spreading, placing, mixing, levelling, and compacting of various natural and manufactured construction materials.

    3. Setting out for structural works using LIC methods includes:
  • Straight lines
  • Reference pegs
  • Offsets Horizontal curves
  • Height and level
  • Slope and gradient
  • Vertical curves, and
  • Measurement

    4. Basic LIC methods include:
  • Clearing and grubbing
  • Stripping topsoil
  • Excavation and trenching
  • Shoring and bracing
  • Steelfixing
  • Shuttering
  • Batching, transporting, placing, compacting, and curing of concrete
  • Selection and transporting of rock
  • Random rubble masonry walls and abutments
  • Transportation of construction materials
  • Placing of bedding and backfilling (around pipes as well as bulk backfilling)
  • Laying and jointing of culverts
  • Watering, mixing, spreading and levelling of materials
  • Compaction
  • Measurement and
  • Implementation of quality process and acceptance control principles and methods

    5. Maintenance includes: routine, periodic, and preventative, as well as unscheduled and emergency maintenance. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and set out for LIC structural works. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is extracted accurately from drawings, specifications and instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preplanning of activities is performed according to LIC procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A works programme is developed for a LIC structural project 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Levels and profiles are set out in accordance with survey information, drawings and LIC procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and explain basic LIC methods used in structural activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    LIC principles for structural activities are described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods used in structural activities are described according to established LI construction norms 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles and characteristics of natural materials used in structures are explained according to construction and testing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    LIC quality control procedures are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform Labour intensive structural activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    LIC principles and methods are incorporated in the activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labour teams and tasks are applied according to established task norms 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Productivity of activities are measured and improved according to LIC and construction methods 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quantities are measured for completed works and tasks according to LIC procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality control LIC procedures are implemented according to project specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform Labour intensive structural appurtenant works. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appurtenant works activities are identified timeously and implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    LIC principles and methods are incorporated in the appurtenant works 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Productivity of activities are measured and improved according to LIC and construction methods 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quantities are measured for completed works and tasks according to LIC procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality control LIC procedures are implemented according to project specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform Labour intensive structural repair and maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance interventions to structural works are identified and described according to LIC principles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The recommendations of a maintenance management system are implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Productivity of maintenance activities are measured and improved according to LIC and construction methods 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quantities are measured for completed maintenance activities and tasks according to LIC procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality control LIC procedures are implemented for maintenance activities according to project specifications 


    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 for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Leve
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the the relevant ETQA
  • The relevant ETQA, or any other appropriate ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Labour Intensive Construction Principles, and methods pertaining to construction, repair, and maintenance of structural elements
  • Terms and words used in structural works
  • The concept of tasks and task norms
  • LIC Compaction techniques and backfilling methods
  • Measurement and payment of structural and appurtenant works according to specifications and pay items.
  • Temporary works involved in deviating or containing flows in rivers for dams and bridge construction 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works
  • Perform Labour intensitive structural activities


    Assessment criteria
  • Preplanning of activities is performed according to LIC procedures
  • Productivity of activities are measured and improved according to LIC and construction methods 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works
  • Perform Labour intensitive structural activities


    Assessment criteria
  • Preplanning of activities is performed according to LIC procedures
  • LIC principles and methods are incorporated in the works
  • Labour teams and tasks are applied according to established task norms 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works
  • Perform Labour intensitive structural activities


    Assessment criteria
  • Preplanning of activities is performed according to LIC procedures
  • LIC principles and methods are incorporated in the works
  • Labour teams and tasks are applied according to established task norms
  • Productivity of activities are measured and improved according to LIC and construction methods
  • Quantities are measured for completed activities and tasks according to LIC procedures
  • Quality control LIC procedures are implemented according to project specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works

    Assessment criteria
  • Information is extracted accurately from drawings, specifications and instructions
  • Preplanning of activities is performed according to LIC procedures
  • A works programme is developed for a LIC structural project
  • Levels and profiles are set out in accordance with survey information, drawings and LIC procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works
  • Perform Labour intensitive appurtenant works


    Assessment criteria
  • Levels and profiles are set out in accordance with survey information, drawings and LIC procedures
  • Quality control LIC procedures are implemented according to project specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learner and societal development 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works
  • Perform Labour intensitive appurtenant works


    Assessment criteria
  • Levels and profiles are set out in accordance with survey information, drawings and LIC procedures
  • Quality control LIC procedures are implemented according to project specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific outcome(s)
  • Plan and set out LIC structural works
  • Perform Labour intensitive appurtenant works


    Assessment criteria
  • Preplanning of activities is performed according to LIC procedures
  • Finishing activities are identified timeously and implemented 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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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    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    5. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. FAPLA TRAINING 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    10. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    11. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    12. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    13. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    14. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    15. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    16. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    17. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    18. OSHIKATI 
    19. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    20. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    21. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    22. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    23. TAG TEC TRAINING 



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