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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Oversee concrete production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116564  Oversee concrete production 
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 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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Supervising concrete production and related operations ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, specifications and industry standards
The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of construction concreting practitioners within the Civil Engineering sector who are able to supervise concrete production activities ensuring all resources are effectively utilised and optimal productivity requirements are achieved.

The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
NQF level 2 Language and Mathematics

Learners will have demonstrated a knowledge and understanding of construction drawings and specifications, techniques for calculating construction quantities and developing work plans, setting out work areas and identifying and describing materials used in civil construction 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
Assessment against this unit standard must be undertaken on site. On site refers to a wide range of building and construction environments within which trade skills are required, and includes concrete production and concrete construction sites.

Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

Concrete Properties and Production includes but is not limited to: Fresh concrete, Green concrete and Hardened concrete 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of concrete properties and production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The properties of concrete at all stages, in terms of strengths and weaknesses, is described 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The uses of concrete, in terms of its structural applications, is explained 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Structural applications include: In-situ concrete, reinforced and mass concrete
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Factors' affecting the strength of concrete, in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Optimum durability of concrete, in terms of quality and costs, is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Appearance of concrete, in terms of colour, texture and time-related changes, is described 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The consequences of insufficient compaction, in terms of appearance and strength of finished product, are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate the identification and effective utilisation of resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Support personnel are identified and utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Materials, plant and equipment required for the task are identified, requisitioned, received, prepared for use and stored for safe and efficient use at the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified, ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Plan and prepare to produce concrete. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Includes, but is not limited to, interpreting drawings and specifications, selecting and ordering materials, plant and equipment, assembling and managing an appropriate construction team
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The plan describes all requirements to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Requirements refer to, but are not limited to, the type and quantities of materials, tools and equipment; plant; personnel; the work sequence; time frames; concrete production; handling arrangements and transporting, placing, compaction, finishing, protection and curing methods.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in accordance with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes: timely elimination and/or reporting of all hazards and potential hazards.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Support work, access, formwork and reinforcing are checked to be in accordance with specifications for line and level, foundation conditions, strength, stability and fitness for purpose. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
May only include a superficial inspection of formwork design, specification and erection, since there is a separate set of unit standards for false work.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Faults found are reported to the appropriate personnel for corrective action in accordance with work place requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size, position and safety, in accordance with the OHS Act. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Supervise production of concrete. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Concrete is produced in accordance with the mix design and the specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Representative samples of fresh concrete are taken and tested, and results reported in accordance with concrete testing requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The concrete mix is adjusted appropriately if the raw materials change or if test results indicate that the quality of the concrete is not satisfactory. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Requirements include but are not limited to, the properties of fresh and hardened concrete as specified or required for the effective construction of the structure.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Supervise concreting operations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Concrete is transported and placed in accordance with industry standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Compaction and finishing complies with standards and specification 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Concrete is protected and cured in accordance with industry standards. 


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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Properties of concrete and factors affecting the strength of concrete
  • Use of concrete in terms of structural applications
  • Optimum durability of concrete in relation to quality and cost
  • Appearance of concrete in relation to colour, texture and time-related changes
  • Workplace safety requirements and the hazards associated with concrete production
  • Resources used in concrete production and techniques for using resources effectively
  • Techniques for planning and preparing for concrete production
  • Mix design and specifications used to produce concrete
  • Techniques for testing the quality of concrete during the production process
  • Methods for transporting concrete
  • Methods for protecting and curing concrete 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate knowledge of concrete properties and production
  • The properties of concrete at all stages, in terms of strengths and weaknesses, is described

    Plan and prepare to produce concrete
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in accordance with worksite housekeeping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate the identification and effective utilisation of resources
  • Support personnel are identified and utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work

    Plan and prepare to produce concrete
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate the identification and effective utilisation of resources
  • Materials, plant and equipment required for the task are identified, requisitioned, received, prepared for use and stored for safe and efficient use at the work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Plan and prepare to produce concrete
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate the identification and effective utilisation of resources
  • Support personnel are identified and utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate knowledge of concrete properties and production
  • The properties of concrete at all stages, in terms of strengths and weaknesses, is described
  • The uses of concrete, in terms of its structural applications, is explained

    Plan and prepare to produce concrete
  • Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size, position and safety, in accordance with the OHS Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate knowledge of concrete properties and production
  • The consequences of insufficient compaction, in terms of appearance and strength of finished product, are explained.

    Plan and prepare to produce concrete
  • Support work, access, formwork and reinforcing are checked to be in accordance with specifications for line and level, foundation conditions, strength, stability and fitness for purpose. 

  • 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
    Core  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    6. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    7. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    8. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    9. Kagano Consulting Services 
    10. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    11. LANDAMXO (PTY) LTD 
    12. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    13. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    14. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    15. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    16. NOLOSHA 
    17. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    18. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    19. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    20. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    21. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    22. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    23. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    24. Thabomeleng 
    25. The Business Zone 352 
    26. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Trans Africa Projects 
    28. Ubucubu Home Industries 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.