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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Set out construction work areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14428  Set out construction work areas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263266  Set out construction work areas  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand and apply basic setting out of works in the building construction industry using basic survey equipment such as measuring tapes, ranging rods, levels and a theodolite.

This competence complements the other core supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Setting out principles include the setting out of squares, curves, elevations, slopes, distances, vertical and horizontal surfaces.
  • Reference and survey control systems include setting out points (SOP), benchmarks, grids, centre and staked lines, as well as all survey control work.
  • Setting out by theodolite is limited to, setting up an instrument, setting out straight lines, setting out horizontal angles and distances.
  • Levelling and the transfer of levels include vertical measurement (heights, elevations and levels), the use of an automatic level and levelling staff, reading, booking and reducing of levels.
  • Reducing of levels includes both Collimation and Rise and Fall methods. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Setting out principles are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reference and survey control systems are established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The techniques for setting out positions, levels (elevations) and slopes from established points are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying is extracted from drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Survey errors are identified and eliminated in accordance with surveying principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Works are set out using only measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out and check levels and profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Levels are set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Profiles are established for construction works in accordance with drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set out work using a theodolite. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A theodolite is used to set out works in accordance with drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All surveying and setting out activities are checked to ensure compliance with survey information and drawings. 


    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 "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Building Construction Processes".
  • 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 
    I can understand and explain:
  • Surveying principles, including linear and angular units of measure?
  • Scales, maps and plans, drawing views, sections, grades and slopes
  • Reference and survey control systems
  • Techniques for using a theodolite to set out lines and horizontal angles
  • Principles of levelling and related terminology 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles.
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level.
  • Set out and check levels and profiles.
  • Set out work using a theodolite.

    Assessment Outcomes:
  • Survey errors are identified and eliminated through the correct application of surveying principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Employ self management.

    Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level
  • Set out and check levels and profiles
  • Set out work using a theodolite

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Set out work 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level
  • Set out and check levels and profiles
  • Set out work using a theodolite

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying is accurately extracted from drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles .
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level
  • Set out and check levels and profiles
  • Set out work using a theodolite

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Survey principles are correctly applied during the setting out of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply surveying techniques and principles
  • Set out works using only measuring tapes and a spirit level
  • Set out and check levels and profiles
  • Set out work using a theodolite

    Assessment Criteria:
  • All surveying and setting out activities are checked to ensure compliance with survey information and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263266, which is "Set out construction work areas", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Buna Construction And Projects 
    5. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    7. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    8. Dego Consultants 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    11. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    12. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    13. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    14. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    15. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    16. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    17. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    18. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    19. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    21. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    22. Zama Training & Developments 



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