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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Tension bonded tendons 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116592  Tension bonded tendons 
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:
Tensioning bonded tensions to within specified tolerances and carrying out post-tensioning operations in accordance with safety legislation and workplace requirements. Demonstrate techniques for casting dead end lock plates into concrete, cutting, sealing and grouting tendons, grouting ducts and sealing end lock plates into concrete.
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to work on a construction site and are required to tension bonded tendons. In addition to the above learners will be able to prepare to tension, tension tendons and conduct post tensioning operations.

It contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners will be able to undergo RPL assessment and receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this unit standard. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
NQF Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy

The ability to read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation and operate small items of plant and equipment 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • 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 
    Implement occupational health and safety measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with work place housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Eliminating and/or reporting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment and clothing are identified and their use demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training programs are put in place to sensitise unskilled workers with respect to hazards and the use of protective clothing 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to tension tendons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All tools and equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permission to stress tendons is obtained in accordance with work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pressure to which tendons must be stressed is confirmed in accordance with work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dead end lock plates are ensured to be firmly cast into the concrete in accordance with work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Other related work activities are communicated with in order to maintain productive work flow in compliance with given schedules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Bundling
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of interruptions to workflow. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Tension tendons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tendons are tensioned to within specified tolerances in accordance with work place procedures and manufacturer's operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Checks are conducted to confirm the stress on each tendon in accordance with work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of over or under stressing tendons are explained in terms of potential impact to strength of the structure and costs to rectify. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tendons are checked for wedge slip and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Eliminating and/or reporting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Consequences of not rectifying wedge slip are explained in terms of potential impact to strength of the structure and costs to rectify. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    All relevant documentation is completed and processed in accordance with work place requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post tensioning operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permission to cut, seal and grout tendons is obtained in accordance with work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tendons are cut and sealed in accordance with work place requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ducts are prepared for grouting in accordance with work place requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    End lock plates are sealed into concrete in accordance with work place requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All relevant documentation is completed, processed and filed in accordance with work place requirements. 


    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 
  • Types and use of tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required tensioning bonded tensions
  • Procedures to be followed when tendons are to be stressed and for determining the pressure to which tendons must be stressed
  • Techniques for casting dead end lock plates into concrete
  • Tolerances for tensioning tendons
  • Techniques for checking and correcting wedge slip of tendons and procedures to be followed for obtaining permission to correct wedge slip
  • Techniques for cutting, sealing and grouting tendons and procedures to be followed for obtaining permission to cut and seal tendons
  • Techniques for grouting ducts
  • Techniques for sealing end lock plates into concrete 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
    Implement occupational health and safety measures.
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with work place housekeeping procedures.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Eliminating and/or reporting

    Tension tendons
  • Tendons are tensioned to within specified tolerances in accordance with work place procedures and manufacturer's operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Prepare to tension tendons
  • Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of interruptions to workflow.

    Tension tendons
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Prepare to tension tendons
  • Permission to stress tendons is obtained in accordance with work place procedures

    Conduct post tensioning operations
  • Permission to cut, seal and grout tendons is obtained in accordance with work place procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Prepare to tension tendons
  • Pressure to which tendons must be stressed is confirmed in accordance with work place procedures.

    Tension tendons
  • Tendons are tensioned to within specified tolerances in accordance with work place procedures and manufacturer's operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Prepare to tension tendons
  • Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of interruptions to workflow.

    Tension tendons
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Tension tendons
  • Checks are conducted to confirm the stress on each tendon in accordance with work place procedures.

    Conduct post tensioning operations
  • Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Prepare to tension tendons
  • Other related work activities are communicated with in order to maintain productive work flow in compliance with given schedules.
    Range of work contexts include but are not limited to: Bundling

    Tension tendons
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:
    The following Acts and regulations are relevant:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations: 2003
  • National Building regulations.
  • SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  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. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    9. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    10. Kagano Consulting Services 
    11. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    12. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    13. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    14. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    15. NOLOSHA 
    16. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    17. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    18. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    19. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    20. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    21. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    22. Thabomeleng 
    23. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    24. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    25. 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.