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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control concrete material quality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116572  Control concrete material quality 
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:

Compiling schedules for testing the quality of different types of concrete materials and correcting non-compliances identified during testing processes. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant SABS testing methods, causes of contamination and consequences of using contaminated materials.

Learners will be able to protect concrete material quality from contamination and maintain records of material quality test results.

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 to control the quality of concrete materials.

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 3 Language and Mathematics

Learners will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of construction drawings and specifications 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. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Test concrete material quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Schedules for testing are composed and adhered to in accordance with the use of different materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The differences between tests are explained in terms of required results and timing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Testing is carried out strictly in terms of the relevant SABS test method or such other test method as may be required by the specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Test results are checked for compliance with the specification and good concreting practice and properly and systematically recorded and reported in accordance with work place requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and correct non compliance of concrete material quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Corrective action is taken in the event of materials or concrete not complying with the specification and good concreting practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The consequences of not taking sufficient and correct samples are explained in terms of the results of the tests. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Protect concrete material quality from contamination. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Site layout and storage design is ensured to provide minimal opportunities for contamination. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Potential causes of contamination are identified and preventative measures given in accordance with work place requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Contaminated materials are identified and corrective action taken in accordance with work place requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The consequences of using contaminated materials in concrete are explained in terms of quality and durability of concrete. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Record concrete material quality test results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Documentation for different tests is designed to be user friendly and in accordance with work place requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Results of tests are recorded in accordance with work place requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Records of test results are filed and stored in accordance with work place requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The consequences of not securely storing test results are explained in terms of potential legal action should concrete not comply with the designed criteria. 


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 
  • Techniques for composing testing schedules and user-friendly testing schedule formats
  • SABS testing methods
  • Test results are checked for compliance with the specification and good concreting practice and properly and systematically recorded and reported in accordance with work place requirements.
  • The consequences of taking insufficient and incorrect samples
  • Site layout and storage design techniques to minimise contamination of concrete material
  • Causes of contamination and appropriate preventative measures
  • Consequences of using contaminated materials in concrete and the impact on quality and durability of concrete
  • Best practice industry standards for filing and storage of test records 

  • 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:
  • Test concrete material quality
  • Identify and correct non compliance of concrete material quality

    Assessment criteria:
  • Schedules for testing are composed and adhered to in accordance with the use of different materials.
  • Corrective action is taken in the event of materials or concrete not complying with the specification and good concreting practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Test concrete material quality
  • Record concrete material quality test results

    Assessment criteria:
  • Schedules for testing are composed and adhered to in accordance with the use of different materials.
  • Documentation for different tests is designed to be user friendly and in accordance with work place requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Test concrete material quality

    Assessment criteria:
  • Schedules for testing are composed and adhered to in accordance with the use of different materials.
  • Testing is carried out strictly in terms of the relevant SABS test method or such other test method as may be required by the specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific outcome:
  • Test concrete material quality
  • Protect concrete material quality from contamination.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Schedules for testing are composed and adhered to in accordance with the use of different materials.
  • Potential causes of contamination are identified and preventative measures given in accordance with work place requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Test concrete material quality
  • Record concrete material quality test results

    Assessment criteria:
  • Test results are checked for compliance with the specification and good concreting practice and properly and systematically recorded and reported in accordance with work place requirements.
  • Results of tests are recorded in accordance with work place requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Test concrete material quality
  • Identify and correct non compliance of concrete material quality

    Assessment criteria:
  • Schedules for testing are composed and adhered to in accordance with the use of different materials.
  • Testing is carried out strictly in terms of the relevant SABS test method or such other test method as may be required by the specification.
  • Corrective action is taken in the event of materials or concrete not complying with the specification and good concreting practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Specific outcome:
  • Test concrete material quality
  • Record concrete material quality test results

    Assessment criteria:
  • Testing is carried out strictly in terms of the relevant SABS test method or such other test method as may be required by the specification.
  • Documentation for different tests is designed to be user friendly and in accordance with work place requirements. 

  • 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  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. 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. 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.