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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install manholes and chambers on a civil construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15182  Install manholes and chambers on a civil 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 prepare a base, construct and complete a chamber or manhole.

This competence complements the other 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:
  • Manholes and chambers are constructed from bricks and pre-cast units
  • Concrete manholes cast in-situ
  • Design specifications include but are not limited to dimensions and concrete strength
  • Corrective action with regard to hazards includes the timeous elimination and/or reporting of all hazards and potential hazards
  • Brick bonds include, but are not limited to English bond and water bond
  • In-situ items include but are not limited to step irons, reducing slabs, end rings and pipes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The technology of installing manholes and chambers is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The cost benefits of using different types of materials / procedures for manhole construction is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bricks, pre-cast units, cast in-situ.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare base for manhole or chamber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Foundations are neat and true within SABS tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Foundations match all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Chamber or manhole dimensions are marked in accordance with contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Foundations are prepared to receive the chamber or manhole in terms of contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The appropriate materials, tools, plant and equipment are identified, requisitioned, received and prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is checked for hazards and corrective action is taken, where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Work is carried out in accordance with workplace and legislative safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Construct chamber or manhole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work is carried out in accordance with workplace and legislative safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work is completed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Bricks are laid in accordance with specified brick bonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Precast units are jointed in accordance with contract specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. In-situ items are installed in accordance with contract specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The chamber or manhole is neat and true within SABS tolerances, and in accordance with design specifications and given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Transitions between brickwork and precast units are neat and true within SABS tolerances, and in accordance with design specifications and given instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete chamber or manhole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The chamber or manhole is checked on completion to ensure compliance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Benching is neat and true within SABS tolerances, and in accordance with design specifications and given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Manhole covers are neat and true within SABS tolerances, and in accordance with design specifications and given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The chamber or manhole is backfilled 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:
  • Constructing manholes and chambers to specification
  • Safety measures for working in confined spaces
  • The installation of finishes to manholes and chambers - covers, steps and irons 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Assessment Criteria:
    Work area is checked for hazards and corrective action is taken, where necessary 

    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

    Assessment Criteria
  • Work is carried out in accordance with workplace and legislative safety requirements
  • Work is completed within industry acceptable time frames 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Assessment Criteria
  • Foundations match all design specifications in accordance with given instructions
  • Chamber or manhole dimensions are marked in accordance with contract requirements 

  • 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

    Specific Outcome
  • Prepare base for manhole or chamber
  • Construct manhole or chamber
  • Complete manhole or chamber 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome
    Complete chamber or manhole 

    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  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 


    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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Builders Training Centre 
    6. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    7. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    8. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    9. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    10. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    11. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    12. Leps Training Consultants 
    13. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    14. Microzone Training CC 
    15. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    16. Mthoms Trading 
    17. MTL Training and Projects 
    18. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    19. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    20. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    21. The Business Zone 352 
    22. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    23. TSK Projects 
    24. 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.