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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24173  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  155  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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)
  • 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 3, 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.

    Typical job roles would include Road Worker, Road Construction Worker. Roadwork Artisan.

    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.

    This qualification forms part of a set of three qualifications namely National Certificate in Construction - Roadworks - NQF Levels 1 to 3 and the selection of unit standards at the various levels must be done in such a way that the learner achieves the required level of specialization as required by the Industry in which the learner operates. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that candidates embarking on learning towards this qualification are already competent in the following areas:
  • General communication skills should be at a higher level or equal to NQF level 2
  • English skills should be at a higher or equal to NQF Level 1
  • Mathematical literacy should be equal to NQF Level 2
  • Basic knowledge of construction works
  • Safe work practices on a construction site
  • Work effectively as part of a team

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out.

    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.

    All such evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment described in the note to assessors. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Credits and rules of combination:

    Fundamental:
  • 40 Communications credits from the list specified
  • 16 Mathematics credits from the list specified
    Total: 56 Fundamental

    Core:
  • All 64 credits from the list of standards generic to construction

    Elective:
  • A minimum of 35 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 credits in communication - twenty in mother tongue at the level of the qualification and twenty 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 any 35 credits from the list of elective unit standards to total 155 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 in the road construction environment
  • Analyse and present information in a road construction environment
  • Communicate appropriately in a road construction environment
  • Use mathematics in the road construction industry. (calculate quantities, set out work)
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor financial aspects of personal and business issues
  • Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities - in a road construction environment

    Core exit level outcomes:
  • Establish health and safety to a work area in a road construction environment
  • Establish and prepare a work area in a road construction environment
  • Maintain records for civil construction sites in a road construction environment
  • Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan for road construction
  • Render basic first aid in a construction site
  • Procure materials, tools and equipment in a road construction environment
  • Read and interpret construction drawing and specifications in a road construction environment
  • Interpret the composition, construction sequence and processes of the construction industry
  • Apply process control testing procedures in a road construction environment
  • Handle, transport, store, utilise hazardous materials on a civil construction site
  • Work in confined spaces on a construction site (roadwork environment)
  • Identify, describe and use material in civil engineering construction
  • Implement roadside safety procedures

    Elective exit level outcomes:
  • Set out control point for marking barrier lines and islands
  • Set out control points for marking symbols
  • Set out control point for centre line and edge line marking for road marking
  • Setting out pipes, culverts and transferring levels
  • Organize and control the compaction of hot mix asphalt
  • Conduct a bituminous seal operation
  • Install road studs
  • Construct pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels on a roadworks construction site
  • Develop and use keyboard skills to enter data
  • Erect and maintain guardrails
  • Install pre-cast concrete pipes
  • Maintain and repair bituminous road surfaces
  • Install manhole chambers on a civil construction site
  • Erect Directional Signs - Overhead < 10 m2
  • Erect Directional Signs - Ground < 10 m2
  • Organize the erection of sign posts
  • Erect fencing
  • Erect palisade fencing
  • Install road markers
  • Operate a personal computer system
  • Operate mechanical painting machine for remarking
  • Organise the erection of signposts
  • Repair/replace minor structures
  • Organize and control the spray of bitumen on road surfaces 

  • 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 (quantities and setting out details)
  • 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.

    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 
    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 and 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. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Learning pathway: This indicates the vertical movement the learner will follow.

    The learning pathway for the Road Worker is the following:
  • National Certificate in Construction - Roadworks - NQF Level 1
  • National Certificate in Construction - Roadworks - NQF Level 2
  • National Certificate in Construction - Roadworks - NQF Level 3 - this qualification
  • National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes - Roadworks - NQF Level 4
  • National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes - NQF Level 5 (the other streams at this level is Building, Mechanical and Electrical Construction)
  • National Degree in the Management of Construction Processes - NQF Level 6

    Graphical representation of the Qualification:

    This qualification is based on the contextual model. The context in which the learner applies his generic competence is indicated - that is Roadworks - in this case.

    This facilitates horizontal movement at this level since the fundamentals; generic core and generic electives are the same for all construction qualifications at this level. 

  • 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. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A recognised assessor qualification
  • Compliance with the relevant ETQA`s requirements for assessor registration
  • Subject matter expertise in the unit standard/s for which assessor registration is sought, as well as 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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    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  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  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  15034  Work in confined spaces on construction sites  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9962  Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  110095  Interpret the composition, construction sequence and processes of the construction industry  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9968  Procure materials, tools and equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14580  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14555  Conduct a bituminous seal operation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12900  Erect and maintain guardrails on a road construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  15182  Install manholes and chambers on a civil construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12903  Install precast concrete pipes  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  7547  Operate a personal computer system  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  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  14571  Organise and control the compaction of hot mix asphalt  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14570  Organise the erection of signposts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  119716  Plan to conduct, repair and maintain work on un-surfaced road shoulders  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14581  Repair/replace minor structures  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  14572  Set out control points for marking barrier lines and islands  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14573  Set out control points for marking symbols  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14574  Set out pipes, culverts and transfer levels  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114218  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15185  Organise and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. Agisanang SA Training 
    4. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    5. Arehone Consulting 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    8. Capricon Training Consultants cc 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. Dego Consultants 
    11. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    12. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    13. In Touch Comm Develop & 
    14. Josmap Training Institute 
    15. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    16. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    17. Masana Social Consultants cc 
    18. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    19. Microzone Training CC 
    20. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Mthoms Trading 
    22. MTL Training and Projects 
    23. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    24. NSINGWENI CONSULTING 
    25. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    26. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    27. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    28. Protech Training cc 
    29. Qualfurn Furniture Manufacture cc 
    30. S.A.G Training 
    31. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    32. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Sphola Consulting CC 
    34. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    35. Tius Consultants 
    36. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    37. Topoclass Trading Enterprise 
    38. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 



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