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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and interpret the composition, roleplayers, processes and role of the construction industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13971  Describe and interpret the composition, roleplayers, processes and role of the construction industry 
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 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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry, its stakeholders, and communication techniques used in the construction industry. 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.The learner will further be able to identify how these concepts impact on his/her role as an employee within the industry and how the different elements are to be applied in his/her specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1 Industry role-players include: suppliers; sub-contractors; consultants; clients; contractors; legislated bodies; collective worker forums; associations, federations, professional bodies, and CETA.
2 Role-players in the learning environment include: training providers, training practitioners, learners, employers, mentors, assessors, mediators, and verifiers. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the structures and role-players in the construction industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Organisational Structures are identified according to their role in the construction industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Communication methods with industry role-players are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The role of the Construction industry in the National Economy and the effect of productivity on that role are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The impact of these industry stakeholders in the context of the learner is described from the learner's perspective. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe the functions of role-players in the construction industry 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The functions of role-players are explained in terms of their impact in the industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The authority of role-players is explained in terms of relevant legislation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Business Principles and Processes within the Construction environment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Methods of work procurement are identified according to industry systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The areas of funding for construction projects are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All role-players in the execution of construction projects are identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify and practice the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify and practice the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed within the Construction Industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The mechanisms for access to information in the sector are understood and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The role of the NQF and SAQA in the development of personnel is understood according to SAQA legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Access to learning within the sector is demonstrated according to legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The role of CETA in learner development in the sector is explained according to legislation. 


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 in Construction (level 1). CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
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 must understand and explain:

1. Construction industry stakeholders, structures and roles within the industry.
2. The impact of industry stakeholder in the context of the learner
3. Application of communication techniques in the construction industry.
4. Procurement of work mechanisms in the construction sector.
5. The structure and roles of the NQF and SAQA
6. The functions of the CETA. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others. Access to learning within the sector is demonstrated according to legislation. The role of CETA in learner development in the sector is explained according to legislation. This all relates to:

Business Principles and Processes within the Construction environment 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Employ self management. The mechanisms for access to information in the sector are understood and applied and relates to:

Business Principles and Processes within the Construction environment.

Manage information. The mechanisms for access to information in the sector are understood and applied. Communication methods with industry role-players are identified. This relates to:

Identify the structures and role-players in the construction industry.
Business Principles and Processes within the Construction environment. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively. The mechanisms for access to information in the sector are understood and applied. Communication methods with industry role-players are identified. This relates to:

Identify the structures and role-players in the construction industry.
Business Principles and Processes within the Construction environment. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence. The role of the Construction industry in the National Economy and the effect of productivity on that role are identified. This relates to:

Identify the structures and role-players in the construction industry. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Understand Contextual world-systems. The impact of these industry stakeholders in the context of the learner is described from the learner`s perspective. The role of the Construction industry in the National Economy and the effect of productivity on that role are identified. Access to learning within the sector is demonstrated according to legislation. This relates to:

Identify the structures and role-players in the construction industry.
Business Principles and Processes within the Construction environment. 

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
Core  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 
Core  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Core  49080   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Crane Operations  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 


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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
5. Amber Tower Training 
6. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
7. Arehone Consulting 
8. Artisan Development Academy 
9. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
10. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
11. Blacken Security Services 
12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
13. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
14. Border Kei Training Trust 
15. Bright Storm Projects 
16. Builders Training Centre 
17. Construction Resource Development Centre 
18. CSTA Training Academy 
19. Dego Consultants 
20. Eastcape Training Centre 
21. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
22. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
23. EFS Skilled Labour Training (BRITS) (TP) 
24. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
25. eminence 
26. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
27. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
28. Forek Institute of Technology 
29. Goldfields FET College 
30. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
31. HWM Consultancy 
32. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
33. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
34. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
35. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
36. Itemba Development Consultants 
37. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
38. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
39. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
40. Leps Training Consultants 
41. M Tech Training Consultants 
42. M3 Construction Projects (pty) Ltd 
43. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
44. Masima Training Sa Cc 
45. Microzone Training CC 
46. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
47. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
48. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
49. Mthoms Trading 
50. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
51. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
52. National African Federated Building Industry 
53. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
54. Nkqubela Community Developers 
55. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
56. NOLOSHA 
57. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
58. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
59. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
60. Othandweni Training Centre 
61. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
62. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
63. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
64. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
65. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
66. Sejamo Construction and Training 
67. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
68. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
69. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
70. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
71. The Skills Matrix cc 
72. Thela Developments 
73. Tius Consultants 
74. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
75. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
76. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
77. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
78. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
79. TSK Projects 
80. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
81. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
82. WAL TRAINING 
83. Zama Training & Developments 
84. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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