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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain vegetation and minor structures within the road reserve 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12901  Maintain vegetation and minor structures within the road reserve 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to maintain vegetation and minor structures within the road reserve. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 3 Numeracy and ABET 3 Literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. All classes of roads and road types are included.
2. Road reserve maintenance activities include: grass cutting by hand and brush cutter, cutting of shrubs and trees, eradication of weeds by removal or application of weed killer, road cleaning, removal of debris, dead animals and litter, repair and maintenance to pipe culverts, inlets and outlet structures, drains, and cut-off banks and dykes, repairs to fencing, cleaning and repairs to road signs etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of technology to maintain vegetation and minor structures in the road reserve. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The technologies of cutting grass by hand and power hand tools are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The technologies of cleaning pipes and roads by hand and mechanical means are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare resources and plan for maintenance activities 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tools and minor plant and equipment types are identified and selected according to site activity requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Fuel supply and consumables are planned according to activity requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Protective clothing and a first aid kit are identified and selected to comply with the OHS Act requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Temporary accommodation of traffic road signs and traffic control devices are identified and selected to comply with working safely in a road environment under traffic. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Traffic is accommodated according to safety and contract requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Grass and vegetation are maintained according to project requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Defective minor structures and components are identified according to site instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Structures are repaired and components replaced according to instructions and specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Execute the maintenance works in a cost effective and safe manner 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Production targets are identified and achieved according to activity requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Deficiencies are identified in terms of production targets and reported according to project requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Records of labour, material and plant used are captured on a daily basis according to site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Maintenance works are performed safely and with due regard to the environment according to OHS and project requirements. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction (level 1). CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
1. The selection of tools and minor mechanical plant for cutting grass, cleaning pipes, repairing drainage and other minor road structures.
2. The selection and application of protective clothing.
3. The selection and application of road safety measures relevant to the activity.
4. The concept of productivity and methods of how to improve productivity. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems. Correct identification of plant, tools and protective measures. This is relevant to:

Demonstrate knowledge of technology to maintain vegetation and minor structures in the road reserve.
Prepare resources and plan for maintenance activities
Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others. Control of productivity and safety. This relates to:

Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Employ self management. Identification of problems and reporting these, wich is relevant to:

Prepare resources and plan for maintenance activities.

Manage information. Production targets identified and managed. This relates to:

Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively. Communicate quality, productivity and safety. This relates to:

Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence. Identification of plant / tools / protective clothing.
Control of Productivity. All this relates to:

Demonstrate knowledge of technology to maintain vegetation and minor structures in the road reserve.
Prepare resources and plan for maintenance activities.
Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Understand Contextual world-systems. Safety and productivity. This relates to:

Construction methods are applied to maintain vegetation and repair minor structures. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  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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