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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Grade to final levels using a motor grader 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262728  Grade to final levels using a motor grader 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03  16 
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
116992  Conduct advanced grader operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  26  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to operate a grader to achieve final levels by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. 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:
  • Appling concepts for grading final levels.
  • Coordinating final level operations.
  • Leading a final level operations team.
  • Grading to final levels using a grader. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply concepts for grading final levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Road construction stages are identified and described in terms of standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Road sections are identified and described in terms of standard industry practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Road sections include, but is not limited to:
  • Straight sections, curves, over bridges and shoulders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Provisions for drainage are described according to drainage infrastructure requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques for grading to final level are explained according to the engineer's design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Final level tolerances are explained according to standard industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Co-ordinate final level operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Human resources required for final levelling is coordinated according to the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plant and equipment resources required for final levelling is coordinated according to the operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plant includes, but is not limited to:
  • Roller, water cart and grader.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials resources required for final levelling are coordinated according to the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sequencing of the final levelling process is explained in relation to the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Final level operation work flow is coordinated in relation to other activities on site. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lead a final level operations team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A team is led to prepare/mix materials according to the operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A team is led to wet the surface according to the operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A team is led to compact according to the operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A ground support team is led according to operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Grade to final levels using a grader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sub-soil/gravel is spread according to required tolerances and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fill is prepared according to required tolerances and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub-base is prepared and completed according to required tolerances and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Base course (crusher run) is laid according to required tolerances and operational requirements. 


    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:
  • The Grader's operation procedures and main functions of all major components.
  • The maximum operating capacities of the designed Grader capabilities.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation.
  • Worksite procedures for leading a final level grading team.
  • Final level grading concepts related to road construction.
  • Materials and their tolerances related to road construction. 

  • 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 monitoring the performance of a final level grader during operations in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as a member of a plant operation team with a civil construction team to achieve final level grading targets to required standard and within specified time frame. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in maintaining and monitoring the optimal performance and functionality of the grader to perform final level grading. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the functionality and performance of the grader in relation to the final level grading task to plan work activities and prepare work area. 

    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 plan work activity, prepare work area and complete final level grading task according to safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to maintain and operate a grader in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and instructions in order to successfully complete a specific final level grading task. 

    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 116992, "Conduct advanced grader operations", Level 3, 26 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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.
     
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