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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, organize and control reinforcing site activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116693  Plan, organize and control reinforcing site activities 
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  25 
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:

Integrating knowledge and understanding of safety legislation, types of reinforcing and associated tolerances, reinforcing drawings and reinforcing materials documentation with skills for planning, organising and controlling a range of activities associated with reinforcing operations carried out on Civil Engineering construction sites.

The competencies contained in this unit standard form part of the Elective learning of this qualification and extend beyond the mechanical completion of tasks associated with piling operations and contribute towards the professional development of the learner by equipping him/her with enhanced knowledge and skills for the effective supervision of reinforcing operations that are carried out in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations and industry requirements for cost-effective and quality workmanship completed within prescribed deadlines.

This unit standard further contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and receive recognition for previous learning and experience, thereby enhancing the employability and career prospects of learners within the Civil Engineering Construction field. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies will support the learner in the achievement of this unit standard:
  • Language and Communication in an official language at NQF Level 4
  • Language and Communication in a second official language at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 2
  • The ability to read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Assessment against this unit standard must include shape codes and bending schedules
  • Assessment against this unit standard must include reinforcing drawings and bending schedules

    Project requirements include:
  • Extent and nature of work
  • Types and quantities of materials
  • Openings and lifts
  • Dimensions and shapes
  • Skills and knowledge required for the project

    Preparation of reinforcing materials includes cleaning and bundling 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types and features of reinforcing drawings are identified and described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans are used to locate features and structures on site 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project requirements are determined in terms of project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work sequences are planned 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reinforcing documentation is identified and the function and intended use described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Abbreviations and symbols are identified in accordance with project requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key users of the documents are identified in terms of work responsibilities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Project requirements are interpreted from reinforcing documentation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise and control the assembly and tying of cages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types and uses of reinforcing are described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation is done for the fixing of reinforcing steel 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reinforcing is fixed in accordance with workplace safety requirements and project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The erection of reinforcing is completed according to work schedules and project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The erected reinforcing is in accordance with SABS tolerances and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organise and control the tensioning of bonded tendons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation is done for the tensioning process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tensioning is conducted in accordance with workplace safety requirements, manufacturer's operating procedures, workplace procedures and within specified tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stress on each tendon is in accordance with workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wedge slips are rectified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Post tensioning operations are performed in accordance with workplace safety requirements and work site requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Organise and control the tensioning of unbonded tendons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation is done for the tensioning process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tensioning is conducted in accordance with workplace safety requirements, manufacturer's operating procedures, workplace procedures and within specified tolerances 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stress on each tendon is in accordance with workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wedge slips are rectified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Post tensioning operations are performed in accordance with workplace safety requirements and work site 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 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 
  • Types and features of reinforcing drawings
  • Functions, the intended use and key users of reinforcing materials documents
  • Abbreviations and symbols used on reinforcing materials documents
  • Types and uses of reinforcing
  • SABS tolerances for reinforcing
  • Safety, manufacturer, worksite and tolerance requirements for the tensioning of bonded and unbonded tendons 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Organise and control the tensioning of bonded tendons
  • Wedge slips are rectified

    Organise and control the tensioning of unbonded tendons 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the specific outcomes:
  • Organise and control the assembly and tying of cages
  • Organise and control the tensioning of bonded tendons
  • Organise and control the tensioning of unbonded tendons

    Relates to the following assessment criteria
  • Key users of the documents are identified in terms of work responsibilities
  • Work sequences are planned 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Organise and control the tensioning of bonded tendons
  • Preparation is done for the tensioning process
  • Organise and control the tensioning of unbonded tendons 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings

    Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation
  • Project requirements are interpreted from reinforcing documentation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings
  • Types and features of reinforcing drawings are identified and described

    Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation
  • Reinforcing documentation is identified and the function and intended use described 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Organise and control the assembly and tying of cages
  • The types and uses of reinforcing are described

    Organise and control the tensioning of bonded tendons
    Organise and control the tensioning of unbonded tendons

    Assessment criteria:
  • The erected reinforcing is in accordance with SABS tolerances and matches all design specifications in accordance with given instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation
  • The stress on each tendon is in accordance with workplace procedures 

  • 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  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. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    7. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    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. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    20. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    21. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    22. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    23. Thabomeleng 
    24. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Ubucubu Home Industries 



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