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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate Knowledge of Backfilling and Compaction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254059  Demonstrate Knowledge of Backfilling and Compaction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
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 
This unit standard forms a part of the core of the qualification, National Certificate in Water and Waste Water Reticulation Services. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for development within the water reticulation sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and describing backfill materials and compaction.
  • Preparing for compacting operations.
  • Accepting and placing materials.
  • Assisting with compaction of materials. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in communicating verbally and in writing at Level 1 on the NQF or equivalent. There is open access to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range of this unit standard:
  • Backfilling, compacting.
  • Materials to conform to relevant and applicable SABS/SANS standards. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe backfill materials and compaction equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of backfilling materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifies and describes types of aggregates, durability, grade, and cleanliness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Compaction equipment are described in accordance with job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plate compactor, roller, tamper.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for compacting operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are confirmed with supervisor. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Location and extent of works, material type, depth of fill, compaction requirements, techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are selected in accordance with supervisor's instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to hand shovels, rake, broom, wheelbarrow, screed, tamper.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Accept and place materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Delivered material is accepted in accordance with contract specifications for grade and quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are placed in accordance with supervisor's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist with compaction of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material is placed in layers for compacting in accordance with specifications and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water is added to assist compaction in accordance with job requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed, (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Contract specifications.
  • Filling materials specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking when selecting materials for filling and compaction. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when performing as a member of a team doing compacting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and ones activities when preparing for compacting jobs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when perusing contract specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and responsibly when communicating with the team of workers doing compacting job. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when distinguishing between different grades of filling materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when assuring the proper specifications for compacting jobs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when working with workers from different geographical locations. 

    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  60169   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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.
     
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