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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply productivity principles on a construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14556  Apply productivity principles on a construction site 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to measure & report on production and implement productivity improvement measures for basic construction activities.This competence complements the other generic team leader supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET Level 4 in Literacy and ABET Level 3 in Numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Production improvements are limited to basic construction activities at NQF Level 2 and lower. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Measure and record production 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All resources are allocated to the relevant activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Team activity production outputs are measured and recorded. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Compile production activity report 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Production rates are calculated from recorded information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Information from report is utilized for decision making according to company procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Implement productivity improvement measures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with line management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Implement productivity cycle 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A productivity improvement cycle is implemented in consultation with line management. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction Workers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.

A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • The concept of productivity.
  • The importance of productivity.
  • The recording of productivity data from site activities.
  • The setting of productivity targets in consultation with senior management.
  • The implementation of productivity improvements.
  • The implementation of a productivity cycle. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Compile production activity report.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Production rates are calculated from recorded information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement productivity improvement measures.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Compile production activity report.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Production rates are calculated from recorded information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement productivity improvement measures.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Compile production activity report.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Production rates are calculated from recorded information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Measure and record production.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • All resources are allocated to the relevant activities.
  • Team activity production outputs are measured and recorded.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement productivity improvement measures.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management and industry norms. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Amber Tower Training 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. Barloworld Equipment 
    6. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    7. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    8. Builders Training Centre 
    9. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    10. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    11. Dego Consultants 
    12. DR Fire and Hazmat Training and Consulting 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    15. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    16. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    17. HUMAN RESOURCE 2000 CC 
    18. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    19. Interlink Technical Training 
    20. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    21. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    22. Microzone Training CC 
    23. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    24. Scaffold Training Group 
    25. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    26. Success in Action cc 
    27. THE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    28. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    29. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    30. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    31. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    32. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    33. WAL TRAINING 



    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.