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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, organise and control the installation of Armco pipes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15177  Plan, organise and control the installation of Armco pipes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 prepare to install Armco pipes, and organise and control the installation and installation finishing of Armco pipes.

This competence complements the generic management competencies and forms part of the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of 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 
ABET level 4 Literacy
ABET level 3 Numeracy 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Requirements to be outlined in the installation plan includes:
    1. Types and quantities of materials
    2. Tools and equipment
    3. Plan
    4. Personnel
    5. Work sequence and time frames
  • Corrective action with regard to hazards includes the timeous elimination and/or reporting of all hazards and potential hazards
  • Pipeline testing should include visual alignment
  • Finishing should include the removal of all excess materials 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The technology of installing Armco pipes is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The technology of backfilling the trench after the pipe has been installed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare to install Armco pipes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An installation plan, outlining all requirements to maintain productive work flow, is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The installation plan ensures compliance with given specifications and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The appropriate materials, tools, plant and equipment are identified requisitioned, received and prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is checked for hazards and corrective action is taken, where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The excavated trench, bedding and work area is neat and free of obstructions, water and loose material within specification tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The excavated trench, bedding and work area adhere to all the design specifications in accordance with given instructions and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The area is set out to line and level to receive the pipes in accordance with contract requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise and control the installation of Armco pipes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pipes are laid neat and true to line and level within specification tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Pipes adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation is carried out in accordance with workplace and legislative safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pipes are installed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control the finishing of Armco pipe installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The pipeline is cleaned and disinfected according to contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work is measured for payment according to industry prescribed methods and pay-items in the contract schedule of quantities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pipeline is tested in accordance with the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The pipe laying operation is finished off in accordance with contract 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 "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes - Water and Waste Water".
  • 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:
  • How to prepare an area to receive Armco pipes.
  • Installation of Armco pipes to project specifications.
  • Precautions to be taken when working in confined areas.
  • Identification and use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Industry time frames for the installation of Armco pipes.
  • Working to lines and levels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Assessment Criteria
    All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Assessment Criteria
  • An installation plan, outlining all requirements to maintain productive work flow, is compiled
  • The installation plan ensures compliance with given specifications and drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Assessment Criteria
    All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Assessment Criteria
  • Plan and prepare to install Armco pipes
  • Organise and control the installation of Armco pipes
  • Control the finishing of Armco pipe installation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Assessment Criteria
  • An installation plan, outlining all requirements to maintain productive work flow, is compiled
  • The installation plan ensures compliance with given specifications and drawings 

  • 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  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  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. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    2. Dego Consultants 
    3. Eastcape Training Centre 
    4. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    5. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    6. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Kagano Consulting Services 
    9. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    10. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    11. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    12. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    13. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    14. NOLOSHA 
    15. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    16. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    17. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    18. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    19. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    20. Thabomeleng 
    21. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    22. 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.