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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262724  Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116162  Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities, describe quality assurance of civil construction activities and describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of construction plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining construction processes and sequences.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of civil construction plant and equipment.
  • Describing effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners entering into a study of this unit standard will prove competence in the following to enable the achievement of this unit standard:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain civil construction processes and sequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Civil construction activities are described in relation to their purpose and processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of activities includes, but are not limited to:
  • Demolition, site clearing, earthworks, site preparation, excavation, foundations, erection and construction of structures, services, pavements and surfacing, road marking and erection of signs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Civil construction activities are explained in relation to their sequences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Large civil construction plant are identified and explained in terms of their uses and standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of plant includes, but is not limited to:
  • Bulldozer, excavator, backhoe, wheeled loader, scraper, grader, self-propelled roller and dump truck.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Civil construction equipment is identified and explained in terms of their uses and standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Lifting gear and attachments, scaffolding, wheelbarrows, picks and shovels, ladders, safety barricade, compressed air power tools, electric power tools, leads, transformers, safety equipment and adjustable props.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Survey and set out equipment is described in terms of locating control marks for civil construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effects of machinery operations are explained in relation to the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Vibration, noise and visual pollution.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effect of adverse weather is explained in relation to construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effect of adverse weather is explained in relation to work area and surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effect of wind, dust, heat and ice is explained in relation to machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Down-stream effects of further machine usage, wear and tear and cost.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effect of adverse weather is explained in relation to construction site environments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Pollution of watercourses, dust nuisance, slips.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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) Body, 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) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Civil construction activities and processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • The importance of control marks to civil construction activities.
  • Uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Effects of machinery operations on the environment.
  • Uses of large civil construction plant.
  • The concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements in terms of quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Effects of adverse weather on construction materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the sequencing of plant operations in relation to construction processes and activities to minimize delays in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a plant operation team to minimize the effects of adverse weather conditions on productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the provision of Computer Aided Design services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about drawings in order to apply Computer Aided Design practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to achieve plant operation activities within specified time frame. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116162, "Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works", Level 2, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  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.
     
    1. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. Barloworld Equipment 
    3. DiphitlheleloTechnical Services 
    4. Diversity Technology Training Institute 
    5. DR Fire and Hazmat Training and Consulting 
    6. Driven Machinery Training Services cc 
    7. Eastcape Training Centre 
    8. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    9. HUMAN RESOURCE 2000 CC 
    10. KHULA MINI CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    11. Learning Exchange (PTY) Ltd 
    12. Othandweni Training Centre 
    13. PROEARTH Pty Ltd 
    14. Scaffold Training Group 
    15. Success in Action cc 
    16. TEC HRD CONSULTANTS 
    17. THE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    18. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    19. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    20. Transvaal Training 
    21. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    22. Valley Junction Training Academy 
    23. WAL TRAINING 



    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.