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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a moving tractor: boom, rotary slasher 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14563  Operate a moving tractor: boom, rotary slasher 
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
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 for people who work in the construction and maintenance of roads. People credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to operate a moving tractor.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 Level 3 in Literacy and Numeracy.

Implement road side safety procedures, identify and use protective clothing in general construction. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Operating on verges of all classes of public and private roads.
  • Operating on open areas. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Inspect area to be moved and execute remedial action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hazards identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and protective clothing identified to remove hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Hazards removed to ensure safety during moving. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Protective clothing and first aid kit identified and procured that will comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Road signs and traffic control devices identified and procured that will comply with working safely in a road environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute pre-start up of tractor and inspection of attachments 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pre-start up check executed in terms of manual/organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Attachments inspected to ensure safety and compliance to manual/organizational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Maintenance requirements identified. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Program of work is prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Records of labour, material, fuel and plant used captured on a daily basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality control of work is executed to ensure work complies to project specification/organizational manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Productivity control is executed to ensure compliance to targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Deficiencies identified in terms of meeting program. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Remedial action recommended to supervisor. 


    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 Workers. 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:
  • Identify protective clothing and equipment for staff assisting the moving operation.
  • Operate safely in a traffic environment.
  • Operate cost effectively by meeting industry norms of production.
  • Identify maintenance requirement of tractor and attachments.
  • Control fuel consumption.
  • Execute moving to project specifications. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Road signs and traffic control devices identified and procured that will comply with working safely in a road environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Productivity control is executed to ensure compliance to targets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute pre-start up of tractor and inspection of attachments.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Attachments inspected to ensure safety and compliance to manual/organizational specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a const effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Records of labour, material, fuel and plant used captured on a daily basis.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area to be moved and execute remedial action.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • All hazards are identified that could effect work. 

  • 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  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Amagema Development and Social Consultants 
    3. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Blacken Security Services 
    5. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    6. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    7. Goldfields FET College 
    8. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    9. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    10. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    11. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    12. Microzone Training CC 
    13. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    14. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    15. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    16. NOLOSHA 
    17. Nthacom Holdings 
    18. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    19. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    21. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    22. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    23. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    24. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    25. Thela Developments 
    26. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    27. Tovani Traiding 299 
    28. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.