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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23683  National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering 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 Diploma  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  271  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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   2028-06-30  

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 
For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.

For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment documentation.

For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved.

This qualification has been developed to assist with portability across the construction industry. This will allow for future career advancement across the various fields of specialization

Rationale for the qualification

The rationale for the introduction of a unit standard based - "National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes" is to provide a qualification for persons managing civil engineering construction resources and civil engineering construction work processes. Typical job roles would include Site Manager, Plant Manager, District Manager and Contract Manager

The "National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes" reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be an effective manager in the Civil Engineering Construction Industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

The qualification consists of generic management competencies, as well as generic technical competencies. The field of specialisation is reflected in the Elective Component of the qualification.

The learning pathway for Civil Engineering Construction Management, consists of the following qualifications:

NQF level 2: National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes.
NQF level 4: National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes.
NQF level 5: National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes.
NQF level 6/7:National Degree in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Physics and Chemistry at NQF Level 4.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The qualification may be obtained through the process of 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 or compile a portfolio of evidence. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, Core and Elective Components.

    To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 271 Credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standard in Communication and Mathematical Literacy to the value of 46 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Components consists of Unit Standards to the value of 169 credits are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standard to the value of at least 56 credits so as to attain a minimum of 271 credits for the qualification. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Demonstrate the following generic management competencies:
  • Prepare for a construction project.
  • Manage construction resources.
  • Manage financial aspects of a construction project.
  • Manage Human Resources on a construction project.
  • Apply contract documentation.
  • Manage construction project administration.
  • Develop and manage quality systems and procedures on a construction project.
  • Manage Health and Safety on a construction project.
  • Manage productivity on a construction project.
  • Tender for construction projects.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with construction role players.
  • Apply environmental principles.

    Demonstrate the following technical competencies:
  • Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings.
  • Develop and produce computer aided drawings.
  • Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan.
  • Survey and set out construction work areas.
  • Understand and apply structural principles.
  • Initiate testing and interpret test/laboratory results in Civil Construction.
  • Organise and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction.
  • Identify, describe and use civil engineering construction materials.

    Demonstrate the following specialized technical competencies:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of road construction methods.
  • Manage road construction activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of structural construction methods.
  • Manage structural construction activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drainage construction methods.
  • Manage drainage construction activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of rail construction methods.
  • Manage rail construction activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of geo-technical construction methods.
  • Manage geo-technical construction activities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of refractory construction methods.
  • Manage refractory construction activities.
  • Manage labour intensive construction activities.

    Demonstrate the ability to integrate the following critical cross-field competencies when applying the technical and management competencies outlined above:
  • Identify and solve problems experienced with resources, systems and stakeholders.
  • Work effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Employ self-management and reflect on own performance and areas for improvement.
  • Manage information effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate scientific and technological competence within the various disciplines of Civil Engineering.
  • Understand contextual world systems and the impact of civil engineering projects on stakeholders and the environment. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Exit level outcomes will be judged by the following criteria:
  • Tender and estimating documentation is accurately analysed and appropriate programmes, budgets, strategies, facilities and information systems are established in preparation for a project.
  • Materials, labour, plant, equipment and tools are procured and utilized in accordance with project requirements and site procedures.
  • Project costing and reporting systems are established in accordance with company procedures and accepted financial principles.
  • The financial status of a project is reviewed and appropriate financial improvement strategies are timely implemented in conjunction with senior management.
  • The recruitment, selection, induction, performance, development and industrial relations of Human Resources are managed in accordance with site, H.R. and legislative requirements.
  • A range of contract documentation, Codes of Practice and professional ethics are interpreted and applied correctly.
  • Record keeping, site administration and reporting systems are in accordance with site procedures and quality management systems.
  • Payment certificates and invoices are produced according to company procedures and client requirements.
  • Quality management system and quality improvement processes are established and implemented according to quality principles and company procedures.
  • A Health & Safety plan is established, implemented and monitored in accordance with site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Production and resource measuring and recording systems, production and cost activity reporting systems and productivity improvement measures are established and implemented, in accordance with company procedures and policies.
  • Tenders are prepared, estimated, compiled and submitted in accordance with tender conditions and specifications.
  • Contracting services are promoted and new business opportunities identified by maintaining relationships with construction role-players.
  • Engineering drawings are correctly interpreted and applied in construction activities.
  • Computer aided drawings are developed and produced to comply with the Codes of Practice for Engineering Drawing and to meet job requirements.
  • Quantities are accurately calculated and a work plan developed in order to compute resources required and complete a job cost effectively.
  • Surveying techniques and principles, including tachometric principles are explained.
  • Works are surveyed and set out in accordance with drawings and specifications.
  • Laws pertaining to structures, the behaviour of structures and structural elements are explained.
  • Appropriate solutions to structural problems are generated and implemented.
  • Tests required are accurately identified from project specifications or organizational standards.
  • The ability to interpret test/lab results is demonstrated and appropriate action is taken, following the interpretation of tests/lab results.
  • Plant and equipment are utilized safely, cost-effectively and in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
  • Civil engineering construction materials are accurately identified, described and appropriately used.
  • An understanding is demonstrated of the Civil Engineering Construction activities being managed by the learner.
  • Civil Engineering Construction activities is managed ensuring adherence to project specifications and completion of works in a cost-effective and safe manner.

    Learners could also opt to work towards the "National Certificate in the Management of Building Construction Processes", NQF level 5, as the Fundamental and most of the Core unit standards in this qualification is similar to these in the Civil Management qualification.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written tests, demonstrations and a number of self-assessments. The purpose of formative assessment is to diagnose learner strengths and weaknesses and to determine readiness for summative assessment.

    Summative assessment would consist of written tests coupled with assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations. Summative assessments would only be conducted once the learner has indicated that he/she is ready to undergo summative assessment.

    Before qualifying, the learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical situation that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards.

    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.

    In particular assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
  • The quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it.
  • The different methods that can be used by the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Reflexive competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

    The corresponding qualification registered on the NZQF is a "National Diploma in Construction Management" at NZQF level 5.

    Elements of similarity between the NZQF and proposed level 5 qualification includes:
  • Applying Quality Assurance, as well as Health and Safety on a construction site.
  • Construction methodology.
  • Construction planning.
  • Surveying and setting out.
  • Cost estimating and tendering for contracts.
  • Contract administration.
  • Provision of Services.
  • Environmental impacts.

    The NZQF qualification does not include any unit standards around the management of Human Resources and Contract Finances, as proposed in the South African equivalent.

    Chartered Institute of Building - U.K.

    The "Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes" has been benchmarked against the BTEC - NVQ Building Site Management qualification, level 4. This NVQ qualification was utilized as a source document in the development of this qualification. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been developed for mobility across the fields of Civil and Building Construction Management and is intended to allow for further learning towards the higher-level construction management qualifications.

    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL. 

    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 National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes. CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA - ETQA, is responsible for the 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 policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA 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 recognized assessor qualification.
  • Compliance with the relevant ETQA requirements for assessor registration.
  • Subject matter expertise in the unit standard/s for which assessor registration is sought, as well as an understanding of the context of the qualification in order to enable integrated assessment. 

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

    NOTES 
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    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13972  Identify describe and use materials in civil engineering construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14414  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14473  Develop and produce computer aided drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  15170  Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  14426  Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  15137  Apply contract documentation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  15144  Develop and manage quality systems and procedures on a construction project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  15142  Establish and maintain relationships with construction role players  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15161  Initiate testing and interpret test/lab results in civil construction  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15146  Manage construction project administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15141  Manage construction resources  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  15148  Manage financial aspects of a construction project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15136  Manage health and safety on a construction project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15143  Manage human resources on a construction project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  15139  Manage productivity on a construction project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  15145  Prepare for a construction project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Core  15149  Survey and set out construction work areas  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Core  15147  Tender for construction projects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  15138  Understand and apply structural principles  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  7576  Demonstrate the ability to use a database for business purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7567  Produce and use spreadsheets for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7575  Produce presentation documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7484  Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7470  Work with a wide range of patterns and inverses of functions and solve related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15160  Demonstrate an understanding of road construction methods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  113972  Manage drainage construction activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  113973  Manage geo-technical construction activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  15162  Manage labour intensive construction projects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  113971  Manage railway construction activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  15163  Manage road construction activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  113975  Manage structural construction activities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  113978  Understand and apply drainage construction methods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  113977  Understand and apply geo-technical construction methods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  113976  Understand and apply railway construction methods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  113974  Understand and apply structural construction methods  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  114913  Develop and promote labour intensive construction strategies  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  20 


    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. Academic Institute of Excellence 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. MTL Training and Projects 
    5. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    7. WHSE Training College 



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