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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24133  National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks 
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 Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  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 
This qualification is for persons who work or intend to work within a construction context on a site, and who seek recognition for essential skills in construction operations in roadworks.

People credited with this qualification must know and are able to:
  • Communicate in a Road construction environment (verbally, writing, signs)
  • Use mathematics in a Road construction environment (calculate quantities, set out work)
  • Perform team leader supervisory functions (when such unit standards are elected)
  • Conduct general construction activities (use and maintain small plant)
  • Conduct roadworks construction activities (as reflected in unit standard elected)
  • Perform supplementary roadworks construction activities

    Recipients of this qualification will have the knowledge and skills to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe work in roadworks.

    The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible so that people are able to demonstrate the competencies required to work safely in construction generally and more specifically in roadworks.

    Rationale:

    The introduction of a National Certificate in Construction at level 2, based on unit standards will allow learners to develop skills required in the Construction Industry. The stream or context in which the learner will apply the generic construction competence forms part of the qualification title - in this case - Roadworks - indicating the area of specialization at this level. Some elective unit standards allow learners to develop team leader competence.

    Typical job roles would include Roadworker, roadwork team leader.

    The qualification will give them the opportunity to balance their practical skills with the essential knowledge needed to earn a formal qualification in construction without formal education becoming an impassable barrier.

    There is also a critical need in the industry to identify people who are able to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe construction work in at least one of the construction areas of roadworks, structures or drainage and services. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication and Language at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Credits and rules of combination:

    Fundamental:
  • 43 Communications credits from the list specified
  • 16 Mathematics credits from the list specified
    Total: 59 Fundamental

    Core:
  • All 38 credits from the list of standards generic to construction

    Elective:
  • A minimum of 23 credits of the candidate`s choice from the list of unit standards

    Motivation for allocation of credits:

    As this qualification leads a person towards being able to communicate in various ways on a construction site, including written communication, candidates are required to obtain forty-three credits in communication - twenty in mother tongue at the level of the qualification and twenty-three in English at level one. As Construction work is practical in nature the balance of credits have been assigned to the practical application of skill and knowledge within the construction industry, and particularly in roadworks. Candidates may select 23 Credits from the list of elective unit standards to total 120 Credits for the qualification. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Exit level outcomes:

    On completion of this qualification, learners are able to:

    Fundamental exit level outcomes:
  • Show a critical awareness of language usage
  • Analyse and present information
  • Communicate appropriately to the purpose and situation
  • Use mathematics in the construction industry
  • Apply mathematical methods for different contexts
  • Apply algebraic notation and terminology appropriately
  • Read and use maps to enhance communication methods
  • Analyse cultural products in terms of shape, space and time
  • Calculate quantities

    Core exit level outcomes:
  • Identify and explain the role of different role players in the industry
  • Extract information from drawings and calculate quantities
  • Apply safety in all work processes
  • Records and maintain records all construction activities on site
  • Conduct general construction activities
  • Identify describe and use materials in Civil Engineering Construction
  • Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site
  • Handle, transport and utilize hazardous materials on a Civil Construction Site
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Implement roadside safety procedures

    Elective exit level outcomes:
  • Apply hot mix asphalt
  • Apply productivity principles on a construction site
  • Batch and mix concrete by volume
  • Conduct a bituminous seal operation
  • Conduct routine site tests to fresh and hardened concrete
  • Control vegetation by use of herbicides
  • Erec directional signs overhead < 10m2
  • Erect anti-dazzle screen
  • Erect fencing
  • Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a construction site
  • Implement road side safety
  • Install road markers
  • Install road studs
  • Mix and apply slurry (mixer)
  • Operate a mechanical core drill
  • Operate a moving trac tor: boom, rotary slasher
  • Paint road symbols by spray gun
  • Protect banks
  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Repair concrete and segmented concrete road surfaces
  • Replace batter poles/boards, profiles and layer works pegs from given survey data
  • Set out control point for centre line and edge line marking for road marking
  • Use a concrete dumper to haul and dump material
  • Use a sideboom to lift, lower and carry material
  • Use a small self propelled compactor to compact material
  • Use a tractor to tow various construction implements and attachments 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated exit level assessment criteria:

    Exit level outcomes will be judged by the following criteria:
  • The ability to read, understand and communicate technical information, specifications and drawings in a Road Construction environment.
  • The ability to execute basic calculations required in a Road Construction environment.
  • The ability to execute specific Road Construction activities as reflected in the various elective unit standards in a cost effective and safe manner to Industry norms and project specification requirements.
  • The ability to perform Team Leader functions when elective unit standards are chosen with supervisory elements contained. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification and the component unit standards have been compared with similar qualifications from the following countries:
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Scotland

    The closest match to this qualification is found in New Zealand: a National certificate in road construction - level 2, consisting of a total of 50 credits, made up as follows:
  • 6 level 2 unit standards, totalling 21 credits = (9 Credits compulsory)
  • 8 level 3 unit standards, totalling 56 credits = (16 Credits compulsory)
  • 1 level 4 unit standard with 8 credits = (Compulsory)

    In New Zealand qualifications where developed specifically for Civil Engineering, Civil Plant Operation & Management, Civil Works & Services, Engineering, Highway Construction & Maintenance, Pavement Surfacing. All these qualifications contain unit standards relevant to the South African Construction Industry.

    The formatting of these qualifications differs from the South African Qualifications Criteria for qualification compilation. Small qualifications with a total of 50 credits are allowed. Fundamental unit standards are not specified, as is the case in South Africa. 

  • 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`s 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`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 
    N/A 

    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  13971  Describe and interpret the composition, roleplayers, processes and role of the construction industry  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  9966  Establish and prepare a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14560  Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a civil construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13972  Identify describe and use materials in civil engineering construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14561  Implement roadside safety procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14336  Maintain records on a constuction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14054  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12875  Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  15034  Work in confined spaces on construction sites  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12462  Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12473  Identify and respond to selected literary texts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12469  Read and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    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 
    Elective  12916  Batch and mix concrete by volume  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10567  Transport personnel, material and equipment using Light Delivery Vehicle  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14554  Apply hot mix asphalt  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14556  Apply productivity principles on a construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9986  Apply quality principles on a construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  14555  Conduct a bituminous seal operation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14557  Conduct routine site tests to fresh and hardened concrete  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12918  Control vegetation by use of herbicides  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114219  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction activity  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12900  Erect and maintain guardrails on a road construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12911  Erect Anti-Dazzle screen  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12899  Install and maintain road furniture  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12909  Install road studs  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13958  Maintain and repair bituminous road surfaces  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  119715  Maintain and repair un-surfaced road shoulders  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12913  Mix and apply slurry (By mixer)  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12912  Operate a mechanical core drill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14563  Operate a moving tractor: boom, rotary slasher  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12905  Paint road symbols by spray gun  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12907  Protect banks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14564  Repair concrete and segmented concrete (block) road surface  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12914  Replace batter poles/boards, profiles and layer works pegs from given survey data  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12908  Set out control point for centre line and edge line marking for road marking  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14565  Use a concrete dumper to haul and dump material  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14566  Use a sideboom to lift, lower and carry material  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14567  Use a small self propelled compactor to compact material  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14568  Use a tractor to tow various construction implements and attachments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14575  Construct precast kerbs and concrete channels on a roadworks construction site  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14576  Erect directional signs (Range > 10 m2)  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14558  Erect directional signs overhead < 10 m2  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12910  Erect fencing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14578  Erect palisade fencing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14562  Install road markers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14579  Operate mechanical painting machine for remarking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  14581  Repair/replace minor structures  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 


    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.
     
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    7. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
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    20. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    22. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    23. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
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    25. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
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