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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction Contracting 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20813  National Certificate: Construction Contracting 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Building Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  190  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Qualifying learners are able to start and manage their own construction contracting business. In addition, the qualifying learner will demonstrate competence in 1 of the 3 areas of specialisation. The qualified learner is able to competently fulfil small construction contracts safely and in a professional manner, to ensure that industry standards are maintained.

This qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the building industry. This will allow persons to register as a Construction Contractor and lay a foundation for future career advancement across similar SMME programmes in other sectors as well as to supervisory and management qualifications within the construction sector.

Rationale of the qualification:

As a result of past legacies many practitioners within the building construction sector were denied career advancement and possible recognition as qualified Contractors. This was as a direct result of poor educational opportunities at some schools, leading to a lack of entry to formal training institutions. The introduction of a National Certificate in Construction Contracting based on unit standards will allow learners to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming an impassable barrier and in addition, allow for the recognition of prior learning.

The Sector Skills Plan developed by the CETA showed a definite need for entrepreneurial and management personnel in the SMME arena in order to develop smaller construction contracting businesses. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have acquired the competencies of NQF Level 1 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, especially numeracy and literacy competencies, prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard/s. If a candidate is successful in all the unit standards, a whole qualification will be obtained. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Rules of Combination

The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components: Fundamental - 36 credits and 144 Core credits.

In order to be awarded the Qualification, the learner has to prove competence on all the Fundamental and Core unit standards, as well as a minimum of 10 credits from the Elective list contained in the qualification. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
On achieving this qualification a learner will be able to:
  • Apply basic business principles to sell services, manage payment processing and conduct business in an ethical, professional manner.
  • Discuss entrepreneurship; identify and describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur; identify, assess and improve learners' individual entrepreneurial characteristics and discuss business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Identify business ideas, eliminate inappropriate business ideas and select viable business ideas.
  • Describe and analyse the different components of a typical business plan and design a business plan relevant to a selected business idea.
  • Start, run and expand a business.
  • Understand the external construction environment; identify the structures within the Construction Industry, the business Principles and Processes, and the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed for the Industry.
  • Establish and manage a construction contracting business; understand and apply Business Principles, market contracting services, and apply Industrial Relations procedures.
  • Apply Construction Contract documents, apply the legal aspects of disputes, and apply tender and construction drawings.
  • Procure, prepare and submit a tender for a construction project.
  • Comply with the legal requirements of a construction contract.
  • Apply basic health and safety legislation in the form of standards and procedures governing health and safety in the workplace, to ensure that they contribute to a safe, healthy environment for themselves and others.
  • Manage labour, plant end equipment, and materials resources on a construction project.
  • Plan and program, coordinate project activities and implement costing and reporting procedures on a construction project.
  • Manage quality, and to apply specifications on a construction project.
  • Implement site administrative systems and procedures on a construction project. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    In particular assessors should check that the learner must demonstrate an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
  • Measure the quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it.
  • Use methods that are varied to allow the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Maintain a balance between practical performance and theoretical assessment methods to ensure each is measured in accordance with the level of the qualification.
  • The relationship between practical and theoretical is not fixed but varies according to the type and level of qualification.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Before qualifying, the learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical scenario (simulation) that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards. In addition, during the learning process for each Unit Standard, learners will be expected to write tests to assess underpinning knowledge, and demonstrate their skills in terms of specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard in assignments and practical exams.

    Integrated assessment provides learners with an opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Very few qualifications or standards internationally demonstrated the depth and detail that has been incorporated for the South African level 2 Construction Contractor, which is targeted essentially for the SMME and Entrepreneurs of the sector. However the New Zealand unit standards for small business and management procedures (2554 and 2548) did compare well with this qualification, in terms of generic management and business competencies.

    Entrepreneurship competencies were similar in the NZ standards 7365, and 6156, although the emphasis of the former standard was on accounting and financial skills.

    Specific qualifications with which this qualification has been compared include:

    Code, Qualification/Unit standard & Country:
  • 7365 - Accounting: Explain the financial entrepreneurial skills and factors in operating a small business - New Zealand.
  • 6156 - Small Business Management: Develop strategies to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for small business enterprises - New Zealand.
  • BCG20198 - Certificate II in General Construction - Australia.
  • 2543, 2556, 2552, 2550, 2412, 598, 9184, 2558, 17515, 2557, 2555, 2551, 17516,2546, 604, and 2549 - Construction Trades/Core construction unit standards - 16 x generic construction - New Zealand. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been developed for mobility across similar SMME qualifications in other sectors, and is intended to allow for further learning towards supervisory and management qualifications within this and other sectors.

    This qualification builds on other certificates from a range of sub-sectors and will provide articulation with a range of qualifications in both technical and management areas. 

    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 Contracting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.

    Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor 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 ETQA.

    Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.

    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.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years' practical, relevant occupational experience in the construction industry.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of Evidence).
  • A recognised assessor qualification. 

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

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14444  Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  10006  Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  10009  Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  9976  Apply basic business concepts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9980  Apply construction contract documentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
    Core  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9986  Apply quality principles on a construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  9982  Comply with legal requirements for a construction contract  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9978  Describe the construction industry composition its work procurement systems and communication techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9985  Implement construction site management procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02  18 
    Core  9987  Implement site administration procedures on a construction project  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  9984  Manage construction resources  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Core  11553  Setup and manage a construction contracting business  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  9981  Tender for construction contracts  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9973  Apply basic business concepts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9988  Apply surveying techniques on a construction contract  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  9989  Understand and apply business finances  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    9. Border Kei Training Trust 
    10. Buna Construction And Projects 
    11. Buyisiwe Management Services 
    12. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    13. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    14. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    15. Dego Consultants 
    16. Eastcape Training Centre 
    17. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    18. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    19. In Touch Comm Develop & 
    20. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    21. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    22. Leps Training Consultants 
    23. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    24. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    25. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    26. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    27. Microzone Training CC 
    28. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    29. Motheo TVET College 
    30. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    31. Mthoms Trading 
    32. NHBRC 
    33. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    34. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    35. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    36. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    37. Northlink TVET College 
    38. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    39. Nthacom Holdings 
    40. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    41. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    42. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    43. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    44. Protech Training cc 
    45. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    47. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    48. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    49. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    50. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    51. Somvi General Services 
    52. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Sphola Consulting CC 
    54. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    55. The Business Zone 352 
    56. Tius Consultants 
    57. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    58. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    59. TSK Projects 
    60. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    61. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    62. WAL TRAINING 
    63. Zama Training & Developments 
    64. Zama Zama Training Centre 



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