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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15178  Organise and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 are able to; demonstrate an understanding of the raw materials used in the manufacturing process, organise the components and operating processes and the scheduling necessary for manufacturing, demonstrate an understanding of asphalt mixes and describe the components and processes of asphalt manufacturing.This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. organising and controlling a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process in a civil engineering construction context.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 
FETC level 4 Mother tongue literacy and FETC level 3 English as well as FETC level 4 mathematics. Knowledge of the dangers of bitumen and chemicals, the handling thereof, and the need for safety. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials include bitumen products, additives and aggregates
  • Economics are for materials, mixes, plant and personnel
  • Work sequences include scope of work, breakdown of activity and prioritizing
  • Reporting includes costing, submission of manufacturing programme and the monitoring of progress.
  • Scheduling includes - receipting, processing of orders, stock levels, output and dispatching
  • Hot mix asphalt classification: courses - refer to levelling, structural and wearing
  • Mixes refer to - Open graded, continuous graded, gap graded
  • Specifications include mix type, temperature requirements
  • Resource requirements include personnel numbers, materials, plant and equipment 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe the raw materials used in asphalt production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Types of raw materials are identified as per workplace procedure 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Raw materials are described as to their application and suitability for asphalt manufacturing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Storage and handling of raw materials is explained 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of hot mix asphalt mixes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Dense hot mix asphalt is classified in accordance with manufacturing specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Porous asphalt is classified in accordance with manufacturing specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Asphalt mixes are described in terms of their uses in base course, wearing course, shape correction, surface smoothing and waterproofing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The grading of asphalt mixes are described in terms of mix grading and aggregate size 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The properties of bitumen materials are described in terms of their origin, manufacture, grade, and applicability to asphalt mixes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The properties of aggregates used in asphalt mixes are described in terms of their source, supply and grading 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The sampling and testing of bitumen materials and aggregates are described in accordance with contract specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and explain the components and processes of asphalt production plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Continuous mix and batch mix plants are describe in terms of their layout and components 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Continuous mix and batch mix plants are described in terms of their processes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The operation of asphalt production plants are described in terms of their process controls 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Programme and control production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Resource requirements are identified in accordance with contract specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work sequences and reporting procedures are planned, programmed and communicated in accordance with company procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Record keeping is described and applied as per company procedure 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The scheduling of production is set out as per workplace procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The manufacturing programme is evaluated 


    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 
  • The asphalt manufacturing process
  • Economics of asphalt manufacturing
  • Hot mix asphalt classification
  • Relevant and current codes of practice specifications
  • Hot mix asphalt materials and their properties, requirements and applications
  • Planning and programming techniques 

  • 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:
  • Understand and explain the components and processes of asphalt production plants
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hot mix asphalt mixes

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The operation of asphalt production plants are described in terms of their process controls
  • The sampling and testing of bitumen materials and aggregates are described in accordance with contract specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Sspecific Outcome:
  • Programme and production control

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work sequences and reporting procedures are planned, programmed and communicated in accordance with company procedure 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:
  • Programme and production control

    Assessment Criteria:

    The manufacturing programme is evaluated 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
  • Programme and production control

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Record keeping is described and applied as per company procedure 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome:
  • Programme and production control

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work sequences and reporting procedures are planned, programmed and communicated in accordance with company procedure 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:

    All specific outcomes 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems

    Specific Outcome:
  • Programme and production control

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work sequences and reporting procedures are planned, programmed and communicated in accordance with company procedure 

  • 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  24194   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  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  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. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    2. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    6. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    7. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    8. Kagano Consulting Services 
    9. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    10. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    11. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    12. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    13. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    14. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    15. NOLOSHA 
    16. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    17. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    18. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    19. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    20. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    21. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    22. Thabomeleng 
    23. Thela Developments 
    24. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    25. 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.