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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage construction project administration 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263007  Manage construction project administration 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
15146  Manage construction project administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to develop and implement project, personnel and reporting administration. These competencies complement the other core management competencies and contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Managers.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Developing and implementing reporting systems on a construction project.
  • Monitoring implementation of project record keeping and personnel administration.
  • Measuring and calculating quantities and produce payment certificates.
  • Preparing and conducting meetings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop and implement reporting systems on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reporting systems are developed in accordance with company procedures and in conjunction with senior management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data for reports are sourced and verified in accordance with project requirements and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are compiled in accordance with the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are submitted in accordance with prescribed deadlines and organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor implementation of project record keeping and personnel administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records are maintained in accordance with site procedures and quality management systems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Site records include, but are not limited to:
  • Instructions and variation orders, site diary, correspondence and confirmation of verbal instructions, contract documents and drawings, drawing control system, personnel records, Health and Safety records, plant, equipment, tools and materials records, quality records, activity reports and environmental records.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is retrieved and provided in the form and manner appropriate to the needs of recipients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel administration is implemented in accordance with site, quality and H.R. procedures and requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personnel administration includes, but is not limited to:
  • Time log sheets, wage registers and payment, disciplinary and grievance procedural documentation, training records and documentation, contract of employment, including termination of employment contract, personnel files, e.g. leave documentation, allocation of personal and safety equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure and calculate quantities and produce payment certificates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual quantities of work completed and accepted are calculated according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurements and calculations of quantities are made and reflected according to quantity surveying techniques and format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Payment certificates and invoices are produced according to company procedures and client requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and conduct meetings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Notification, agenda and information for meetings are timeously produced and distributed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Meetings are conducted and minuted in accordance with accepted meeting procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Meetings include, but is not limited to:
  • Meetings with client/architect/engineer, project staff and team meetings, quality, safety, productivity and in-company meetings, including meetings with senior management.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback from meetings are given to team members and other relevant parties according to meeting outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Follow up actions subsequent to meetings are implemented according to meeting outcomes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Site procedures with regard to record keeping and personnel administration.
  • Reporting procedures.
  • Quality management systems.
  • Measurement and quantity surveying techniques.
  • Invoicing procedures.
  • Purpose of various meetings and the role- players involved in these.
  • Format of minutes and agendas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to developing and implementing administration systems on a civil engineering construction project in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a construction team to plan, implement and monitor civil engineering construction project administration. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the management of civil engineering construction administration. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about civil engineering construction to manage the administration of the project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all civil engineering construction team members and management to develop, implement and monitor administration of a project. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15146, "Manage construction project administration", Level 5, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
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