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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a basic understanding of the mechanics of plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262726  Demonstrate a basic understanding of the mechanics of plant 
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
116152  Demonstrate mechanical awareness and plant appreciation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Qualifying learners will acquire the principles of leverage to demonstrate mechanical awareness and appreciation of civil construction plant and applying pre-operational and post-operational checks. 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:
  • Describing functions of major components and systems.
  • Describing functions of instruments and controls.
  • Inspecting and recording operational fitness of all plant components.
  • Applying principles of leverage. 

  • 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 
    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major components and attachments of construction plant are identified and described in relation to their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hydraulic systems and types of functions for construction plant are identified and described in relation to their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Drive Train system of construction plant is identified and described in relation to their functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Construction plant instrumentation is identified and described in relation to their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Construction plant controls are identified and described in relation to their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Warning indicators and gauges are identified and explained according to types and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety features and warning devices are identified and explained in terms of their purposes according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Corrective measures executed by operator are explained in relation to warning signals according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and record operational fitness of all plant components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre and post operational checks are conducted according to manufacturer's operating manual and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inspection checklist is completed and corrective action taken according to worksite procedures manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational fitness is recorded and reported according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply principles of leverage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles of leverage are explained in relation to engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Load capacity is explained in relation to the load radius, height, stability, stability on slopes and operational area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plant for particular applications and methods of operation is selected in terms of safe operating procedures. 


    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:
  • Functions of major components and systems.
  • Functions of instruments and controls.
  • Methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components.
  • Principles of leverage.
  • Recording and reporting of machine fitness. 

  • 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 determining the condition of plant used in earthworks by understanding the components, systems and controls 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 maintain the optimal performance of plant used in earthworks. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the components and systems of the relevant plant to determine the fitness for use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use knowledge of science and technology to understand the function and operation of various plant components, systems, instruments and controls to determine its fitness for use. 

    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 116152, "Demonstrate mechanical awareness and plant appreciation", 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. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    9. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    10. HUMAN RESOURCE 2000 CC 
    11. KHULA MINI CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    12. Learning Exchange (PTY) Ltd 
    13. Othandweni Training Centre 
    14. PROEARTH Pty Ltd 
    15. Scaffold Training Group 
    16. Success in Action cc 
    17. TEC HRD CONSULTANTS 
    18. THE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    19. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    20. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    21. Transvaal Training 
    22. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    23. Valley Junction Training Academy 
    24. 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.