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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret relevant documentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230063  Interpret relevant documentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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 interpret documents, which in turn will contribute towards the overall efficiency of the organisation. This competence will enable the learner to interpret a range of drawings as well as specifications and building regulations pertaining to aluminium work. This will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with safe work practices. This competence will advance the learner's own expertise and employability in both the construction sector and other related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard assumes that a learner is already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    These are stated with the relevant specific outcomes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret relevant drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elevation drawings are read and interpreted in terms of their layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plan drawings are read and interpreted in terms of their specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Section drawings are read and interpreted in terms of their layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Details recorded on drawings are read and interpreted in the context of building construction processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Window and door schedules are read and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The title block recorded on drawings is read and interpreted accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details recorded on drawings include customer details, contractor's details, revision grid, engineer's details, site details, architect details and scale.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read and interpret relevant specifications accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    System specific specifications are read and interpreted accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A bill of quantities is read and interpreted as it relates to construction processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply relevant building regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wind load regulations are known and applied in accordance with building requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glass regulations are known and applied in accordance with building requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA), or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA), or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA), or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Unit standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain how to read and interpret:
  • Elevation drawings.
  • Plan drawings.
  • Section drawings.
  • Details recorded on drawings.
  • Window and door schedules.
  • The title block recorded on drawings.
  • System specific specifications.
  • A bill of quantities.

    Qualifying learners understand and can explain how to:
  • Apply wind load regulations.
  • Apply glass regulations.
  • Adhere to proper safety procedures.
  • Adhere to proper housekeeping guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way by interpreting symbols and signs on elevation, plan and section drawings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when reading and interpreting system specific specifications, a bill of quantities and relevant building regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the Aluminium Worker industry does not exist in isolation and is regulated by building regulations, wind load regulations and glass regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    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  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.