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

Construct water reticulation concrete work and brick masonry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14031  Construct water reticulation concrete work and brick masonry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
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" 
2005-02-09  2008-02-09  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-09   2012-02-09  

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 qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to build simple concrete and brickwork constructions including brick masonry, plastering, excavation and backfilling, concrete and benching as per specification on an engineering drawing. This competence will contribute towards overall work efficiency. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and action, and better understand the broader context of own work. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the employability of the qualifying learner in the water sector and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 1; Numeracy NQF level 1; Interpret maps and engineering drawings. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Simple concrete and brickwork: Manhole using bricks or a frame; thrust blocks.

Tools for bricklaying: Shovel, pick, rake, wheelbarrow, square, spirit level, fish line, floater and trowel, measuring tape. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Mark out the foundation for simple concrete and brickwork 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Mark out the foundation for simple concrete and brickwork in accordance with the engineering drawing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The foundation is laid out in accordance with the specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Measurements and angles are accurate. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Dig foundation in accordance with the specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Depth of foundation is dug in accordance with the specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Width of foundation is dug in accordance with the specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Foundation is boxed as per specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Tools and equipment are used safely. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Mix concrete in accordance with specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Building materials are checked. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Building materials are mixed in accordance with specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Problems with concrete are identified and solutions are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Concrete is poured into foundation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Build simple brickwork in accordance with specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Building sand, cement and water are mixed correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Bricks are laid in accordance with specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Bricks are level and square. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Tools are used correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Bricks are grooved or plastered. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Complete concrete structure or brickwork in accordance with specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Anchoring block is constructed in accordance with code of practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Top of structure is covered in accordance with specification. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Construct alternative manhole using concrete rings as per specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Concrete rings are checked for size and quantity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Concrete rings are stacked correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The fittings of concrete rings are checked. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The lid is fitted in accordance with specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Tidy work site after completion of construction in accordance with work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Area is backfilled and restored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tools are cleaned and all cement is removed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Tools are checked and returned to store. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Left over materials are returned to store. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Waste materials are disposed of in appropriate place. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. 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.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
1 Alternative simple concrete constructions using the boxing method.
2 The process for casting a thrust block
3 The use of thrust blocks.
4 The use of anchor blocks.
5 Care of cement
6 Safety procedures when working with cement.
7 The importance of cleaning and maintaining tools. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. This relates to:
  • Mix concrete in accordance with specification.
  • Build simple brickwork in accordance with specification.
  • Complete concrete structure or brickwork in accordance with specification.
  • Construct alternative manhole using concrete rings as per specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to:
  • Mark out the foundation for simple concrete and brickwork in accordance with the engineering drawing.
  • Dig foundation in accordance with the specification.
  • Tidy work site after completion of construction in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:
  • Mark out the foundation for simple concrete and brickwork in accordance with the engineering drawing.
  • Mix concrete in accordance with specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. This relates to;
  • Mark out the foundation for simple concrete and brickwork in accordance with the engineering drawing.
  • Dig foundation in accordance with the specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    ASSESSMENT OPTION
    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
    Oral or written questions
    Direct observation
    Simulation 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23475   National Certificate: Water Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    2. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
    3. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    4. DONNYBROOK EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE 
    5. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
    6. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    7. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    8. MULES CONSULTING 
    9. PIONEER BUSINESS CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    10. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    11. UMPHA DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 



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