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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out routine tests on raw materials for concrete production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116571  Carry out routine tests on raw materials for 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  10 
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:

Selecting and testing sample portions of fine aggregates in fresh concrete. Identification of hazards, safety precautions, sampling and testing equipments and methods used.


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 Civil Engineering Construction Concreting practitioners who are able to competently use science and technology when carrying out routine tests on raw materials for the production of concrete.

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 
NQF level 3 Language and MathematicsThe following competencies:Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specificationsIdentify and describe 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.

Fine aggregates include but are not limited to: grade, density, shape, texture and water content. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare equipment for test. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
All equipment is cleaned in accordance with good housekeeping principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
All tools, test equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The type of test to be performed is ascertained in accordance with given instructions and concrete design requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The purpose for conducting the particular test is explained in terms of concrete mix design requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Collect material samples for tests. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Sample portions of aggregate to be tested are selected in accordance with representative sampling methods. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Samples are collected in the prescribed methods 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Type of aggregate is identified in terms of origin and composition. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Test materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The type of test to be performed is ascertained in accordance with given instructions and concrete design requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The purpose for conducting the particular test is explained in terms of concrete mix design requirements. 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Relative density of aggregate is determined in accordance with SABS standard method 844. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Water content of fine aggregate is determined in accordance with industry accepted testing methods. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Aggregate is tested for contamination by organic materials in accordance with industry accepted testing methods 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Report test results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The results of the test are recorded and reported in accordance with work place requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The consequences of not reporting test results timeously are explained in terms of effect on work procedure and end product. 


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 CETA - 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 CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Origin, composition and density of fine aggregates
  • Purpose and methods used for testing fine aggregate samples
  • Tools, test equipment and personal protective equipment for testing fine aggregate samples
  • Techniques for recording and reporting test results. 

  • 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:
  • Prepare equipment for test

    Assessment criteria:
  • All tools, test equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Test materials

    Assessment criteria:
  • The type of test to be performed is ascertained in accordance with given instructions and concrete design requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Collect material samples for tests.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Samples are collected in the prescribed methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • Collect material samples for tests

    Assessment criteria:
  • Sample portions of aggregate to be tested are selected in accordance with representative sampling methods.
  • Samples are collected in the prescribed methodsType of aggregate is identified in terms of origin and composition. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Report Test Results

    Assessment criteria:
  • The results of the test are recorded and reported in accordance with work place requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific and technical competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Test materials

    Assessment criteria:
  • All tools, test equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Assessment criteria:
  • All tools, test equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

  • 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. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    3. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    7. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    8. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    9. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    10. Kagano Consulting Services 
    11. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    12. LANDAMXO (PTY) LTD 
    13. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    14. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    15. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    16. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    17. NOLOSHA 
    18. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    19. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    20. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    21. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    22. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    23. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    24. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    25. Thabomeleng 
    26. The Business Zone 352 
    27. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Trans Africa Projects 
    29. 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.