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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15169  Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks 
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  12 
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 plan and program the construction of bulk earthworks in a safe and cost effective manner.This competence complements the other core supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering 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. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 1 numeracy and literacy

The following competencies: Implement Road Side Safety Procedures; Use and Maintain Small Plant and Equipment on a Construction Site; Transport personnel, material and equipment using a light delivery vehicle; Read, interpret and use construction drawings and Specifications; Identify and describe different materials used in civil construction; Maintain records for Civil Construction Sites; Supervise Health and Safety on a construction project; Replace batter poles/boards, profiles and layer work pegs from given survey data; Setting out pipes, culverts and transferring levels; Determination of field density of soils and gravel; Interpret tests/laboratory results in Civil Construction; Maintain records for Civil Construction Sites; Establish and maintain the Health and Safety of a Work Site; Install storm water drainage systems. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials include, but are not limited to: rock, clay, sandy, alluvium, in-situ, imported, crushed, natural and modified? > Terrains include but are not limited to: Mountainous, flat, under traffic, high water table, desert and high rainfall terrains, 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and procure resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The characteristics and locality of material to be worked, in-situ, in borrow pits and from commercial sources is understood as detailed in the project specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Plant types are identified appropriate to the type of material to be processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The number of plant is identified and procured in terms of the quantity and distances of the different material types to be processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The number and class of plant operators are identified and secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Fuel supply and maintenance activities are planned 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare a program to execute the earthworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Production rates are set / determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A critical path analysis or work program is prepared to determine the sequence and timing of bulk earthwork and drainage activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The earthworks are executed in terms of project specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and implement Quality Control process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Control laboratory tests and frequency are determined in terms of the project specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Staff and laboratory equipment are identified and procured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tests are executed in terms of project specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Survey control tests are identified and executed to ensure compliance to project specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Training needs are identified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and implement production control process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Productivity targets are set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Productivity is measured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Remedial actions are taken 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Achievement is rewarded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Training needs are identified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A safety plan is prepared for the site in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All hazards relative to plant use, fuel storage, slope stability, drainage, working in confined spaces are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A traffic control plan is prepared and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Trained staff, protective clothing and signboards are identified and put in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Special precautionary measures are put in place for blasting operations 


    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 Civil Engineering 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 
  • Programming techniques including: critical path, float time, linked activities, allocation of resources, earliest start and end dates, time scales, and activity sequencing.
  • Quality management
  • Productivity management
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • The technologies and techniques involved in the execution of bulk earthworks 

  • 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:
  • Identify and procure resources
  • Prepare a program to execute the earthworks
  • Prepare and implement Quality Control process
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Accurate assessment of materials is made, taking into account plant manufacturer specifications, material properties and work size 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Secific Outcome:
  • Prepare and implement Quality Control process
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Feasible work plans / programs are developed and implemented 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:

    Prepare a program to execute the earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:

    Feasible work plan / programs are developed 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure resources
  • Prepare a program to execute the earthworks
  • Prepare and implement Quality Control process
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Translate information into control processes and plans / programs 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare and implement Quality Control process
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Communicate quality, productivity and safety to staff 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure resources
  • Prepare a program to execute the earthworks
  • Prepare and implement Quality Control process
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Effective plans / programs / control measures developed 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure resources
  • Prepare a program to execute the earthworks
  • Prepare and implement Quality Control process
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements for bulk earthworks

    Assessment Criteria:
  • A feasible work plan is developed.
  • Services are suggested that meet project specification 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
    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 
    Elective  49017   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  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  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 
    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. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    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. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    11. Kagano Consulting Services 
    12. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (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. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    21. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    22. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    23. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    24. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Thabomeleng 
    26. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    28. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    29. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.