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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116578  Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-05-13  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262587  Interpret, read and use reinforcing drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Identifying and describing various aspects of reinforcing documentation and interpreting requirements from reinforcing documentation

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to work on a construction site and are required to read and interpret reinforcing documentation. In addition to the above learners will be able to identify and describe reinforcing documentation and interpret their requirements.

It contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners will be able to undergo RPL assessment and receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this unit standard 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
NQF Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy

Knowledge of the composition, role-players, processes and role of the construction industry. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • The learner must prove to be competent in reading and interpreting shape codes and bending schedules.
  • Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of drawings in relation to project specifications, contract documentation, quantities and construction is explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of specifications in relation to quantities, quality of work, contract documentation and payment to contractors is explained 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe various aspects of reinforcing documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Abbreviations and symbols are identified in accordance with project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key users of the documents are identified in terms of work responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Descriptions on drawings and in specifications are related to the intended purpose of the documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret requirements from reinforcing documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Extent and nature of work are confirmed from reinforcing drawings in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All applicable tolerances are identified in accordance with SABS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is extracted from the documents in terms of material requirements on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dimensions and shape of reinforcing bars are identified in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Types and quantities of materials are identified from reinforcing documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of drawing and revision numbers is explained in terms of utilisation of the correct drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of using the wrong drawing are explained in terms of the potential hazardous results on the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Drawings are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant - ETQA for "The National Certificates in Construction Materials Testing. ".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant - ETQA
  • The relevant - ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant -ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Shape codes and bending schedules
  • Abbreviations and symbols used in reinforcing documentation
  • Key users of reinforcing documentation
  • SABS tolerances
  • Dimensions and shape of reinforcing bars 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Interpret requirements from reinforcing documentation
  • Extent and nature of work are confirmed from reinforcing drawings in accordance with company requirements
  • Types and quantities of materials are identified from reinforcing documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings
  • Drawings are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe various aspects of reinforcing documentation
  • Key users of the documents are identified in terms of work responsibilities.

    Interpret requirements from reinforcing documentation
  • All applicable tolerances are identified in accordance with SABS. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe various aspects of reinforcing documentation
  • Abbreviations and symbols are identified in accordance with project requirements.
  • Key users of the documents are identified in terms of work responsibilities.

    Interpret requirements from reinforcing documentation
  • Types and quantities of materials are identified from reinforcing documentation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings
  • Drawings are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe various aspects of reinforcing documentation
  • Abbreviations and symbols are identified in accordance with project requirements.
  • Descriptions relate to the intended purpose of the documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Interpret requirements from reinforcing documentation
  • All applicable tolerances are identified in accordance with SABS. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262587, which is "Interpret, read and use reinforcing drawings", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49602   National Certificate: Construction: Geotechnical  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  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. Arehone Consulting 
    2. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    3. Builders Training Centre 
    4. Construction Resource Development College 
    5. Dego Consultants 
    6. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Leps Training Consultants 
    9. M Tech Training Consultants 
    10. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    12. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    13. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    14. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    15. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    16. TSK Projects 
    17. Zama Training & Developments 



    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.