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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and control cost and production of a construction work activity and implement productivity improvements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119063  Monitor and control cost and production of a construction work activity and implement productivity improvements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 
The purpose of the learning is:

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to measure and record construction activity production and resource cost and implement productivity improvement measures on a construction activity.

This competence contributes to the development of a professional community of Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby 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 1/ABET level 4 Numeracy and Literacy 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Activity recording includes hourly, daily and weekly reporting, depending on the cost of resources
  • Resources include:
    1. Labour
    2. Materials
    3. Tools and equipment and plant/machinery
    4. Fuels
    5. Consumables 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure activity production and resource costs for a construction activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All construction resources used are allocated to the activity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actual usage cost of resources are allocated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Team activity production outputs are measured 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Record production and costs of activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Costs of resources used are recorded 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actual unit costs are calculated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Allowed total cost is calculated from actual productions and tendered allowable unit costs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activity profit/loss is calculated by comparing actual total cost with allowed total cost 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control cost of construction activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual unit cost for an activity is compared with allowable unit cost 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input is given towards the review of team cost and production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to control costs and increase production are implemented according to company procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement productivity improvement measures on a construction activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Input is provided for the establishment of productivity targets 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input is provided for the identification of measures to improve productivity and these measures are implemented timeously 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored and reported on 


    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 CETA - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The concept of production
  • The concept of productivity
  • Methods to measure and record activity production and resource costs
  • Concepts of "actual" vs. "allowable" unit and total costs and how to calculate these
  • Calculating profit/loss
  • Examples of factors that might impact on productivity on a construction activity 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcome:
  • Control cost of construction activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • Measures to control costs and increase production are implemented according to company procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Control cost of construction activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • Input is provided for the establishment of productivity targets
  • Input is provided for the identification of measures to improve productivity and these measures are implemented timeously
  • The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored and reported on 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Control cost of construction activity
  • Implement productivity improvement measures on a construction activity 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • Measure activity production and resource costs for a construction activity
  • Record production and costs of activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • Costs of resources used are recorded
  • Actual unit costs are calculated
  • Allowed total cost is calculated from actual productions and tendered allowable unit costs
  • Activity profit/loss is calculated by comparing actual total cost with allowed total cost 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Control cost of construction activity
  • Implement productivity improvement measures on a construction activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored and reported on 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Implement productivity improvement measures on a construction activity
  • Measure activity production and resource costs for a construction activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • Team activity production outputs are measured 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific outcome:
  • Control cost of construction activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • All construction resources used are allocated to the activity
  • Actual usage cost of resources are allocated 

  • 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
    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.
     
    NONE 



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