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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48940  National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations 
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  133  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0480/09  2009-07-01  2012-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
65789  National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is intended to assist all relevant stakeholders and role-players:
  • Civil & Building Construction companies
  • Plant Hire
  • Forestry
  • Material Handling
  • Mining
  • Plant manufacturers

    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 participate effectively 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 the advancement of the learner across the Civil Engineering and Construction Industry and is aimed at Construction Plant Operations practitioners in the Industry, ensuring the upliftment of standards in general.

    The combination of learning outcomes will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of Construction Plant Operations in the Civil Engineering and Construction environment. It will also equip learners with a foundation for further intellectual development, opportunities for gainful employment and reward for contributions to society.

    This Qualification will provide the Industry with qualified Construction Plant Operations practitioners, thereby facilitating social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment in the Industry and country in general.

    The relationship between this Qualification and the principles of the NQF is outlined in the following:

    NQF Principle - National Certificate in Plant Operations - NQF level 2
  • Recognition of Prior learning - Allows for Recognition of Prior Learning, especially as a means of career advancement
  • Credibility - Learning Outcomes are a result of consensus by the Industry
  • Relevance - Consulting workshops indicated a demand for a unit standard based Qualification in Construction Plant Operations
  • Access - Removes traditional barriers to Higher Education
  • Articulation / Progression - Forms part of a Learning Pathway for Construction Plant Operations, spanning NQF Levels 1 - 4

    Rationale for the Qualification:

    This Qualification has been developed for the Construction Plant occupational area within the Civil Engineering and Construction Industry.

    The rationale for the introduction of a NQF Level 2 unit standards based Qualification in Construction Operations is to provide a Qualification for persons who perform construction plant activities on Civil Engineering and Construction sites, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

    In the past many practitioners in the Civil Engineering and Construction area were denied career advancement and possible professional registration. The introduction of a unit standards based National Certificate in Construction: Plant Operations will allow learners, both unemployed and employed, to reach their full potential of advancement and will allow for Recognition of Prior Learning.

    This Qualification will facilitate the development of a professional community of Construction Plant Operators.

    The competencies contained in this Qualification are essential for social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment within the construction plant operations environment, whilst simultaneously improving the skills base of the country.

    The combination of learning outcomes will provide qualifying learners with applied competence in the integration of general construction sitework and technical competencies, areas of specialisation in construction plant operations.

    This Qualification lays the basis for further learning towards the National Certificate in Construction: Advanced Plant Operations - NQF Level 3

    The learning pathway for Construction Plant Operations, consists of the following Qualifications:

    NQF Level 1 - National Certificate in Construction: Small Plant Operations
    NQF Level 2 - National Certificate in Construction: Plant Operations
    NQF Level 3 - National Certificate in Construction: Advanced Plant Operations
    NQF Level 4 - National Certificate in Construction : Plant Supervision

    Key Work Areas
  • Earthworks
  • Roads
  • Open Cast Mining
  • Hiring / Services Industry 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this Qualification has successfully completed a Further Education and Training Certificate including, Communication and Mathematics at NQF Level 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The Qualification may be obtained in part or in whole through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning. Learners who successfully meet the requirements of any Unit Standard in this Qualification may apply to the relevant body for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment. RPL candidates will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes contained in the relevant Unit Standard/s. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Rules of commbination:

    The Qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

    Fundamental: 36 credits
    Core: 85 credits
    Elective: 12 (Minimum) credits
    Credit total: Minimum of 133 credits

    In order to be awarded the Qualification, the learner has to prove competence in all of the Fundamental and Core Unit Standards, as well as at least 12 credits from Elective Unit Standards of the learner's choice.

    Stakeholders decided that 560 notional hours of fundamental learning in Communications and Mathematics at NQF Levels 2 - 3 would be required in support of the Core outcomes.

    The bulk of the total credit value 85 is made up of the Core learning. This is due to the following:
  • General and basic technical skills are combined in the Qualification
  • A working knowledge of general sitework and roadworks construction practices is compulsory in order for learners to exit as competent Construction Plant Operators who have acquired competencies in various areas of technical specialisation.

    Additional Elective Unit Standards could be added to the Qualification over time. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On completion of this Qualification learners are able to:

    Core exit level outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment and activities
    3. Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities
    4. Describe effects of adverse weather on Construction environments and activities
    5. Describe different soil types
    6. Demonstrate knowledge of bulk excavation
    7. Describe dumping and spreading operations
    8. Describe erosion control on earthworks
    9. Describe compaction of earthworks
    10. Identify and describe the functions of major components and systems
    11. Identify and describe the functions of instruments and controls
    12. Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components
    13. Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
    14. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
    15. Demonstrate an understanding of NOSA requirements and organisational policies
    16. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant code of practice
    17. Controlling hazardous/dangerous goods/materials

    Elective exit level outcomes

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the respective plant types
    2. Operate plant
    3. Document plant use

    Demonstrate the ability to integrate the following critical cross-field competencies when applying the general, specialist and basic computer literacy competencies outlined above:

    Identify and solve problems
  • Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received

    Work effectively with others
  • Plant maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements.

    Employ self-management
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Plant performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Manage information
  • Plant hours are documented in accordance with company requirements.

    Communicate effectively
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Plant maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements.

    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • The main functions of relevant plant are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.

    Understand contextual world-systems
  • Hazards specific to operating plant and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    On completion of this Qualification learners are able to:

    Core assessment criteria:
    1. > Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
    Range: May include - demolition, site clearing, earthworks, site preparation, excavation, foundations, erection and construction of structures, services, pavements and surfacing, road marking, erection of signs.
  • Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences.
    Range: Demolition, site clearing, earthworks, site preparation, excavation, foundations, erection and construction of structures, services, pavements and surfacing, road marking, erection of signs

    2. > Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant.
    Range: Bulldozer, excavator, backhoe, wheeled loader, scraper, grader, self-propelled roller and dump truck
  • Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment.
    Range: Lifting gear and attachments, scaffolding, wheelbarrows, picks and shovel's, ladders, safety barricade, compressed air power tools, electric power tools, leads, transformers, safety equipment and adjustable props
  • Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment.
    Range: Includes but is not restricted to - vibration, noise, visual pollution

    3.> Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation.
  • Description identifies key principles of planning needs
  • Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks.
  • Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts

    4.> Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces
  • Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation.
    Range: Down-stream effects of further machine usage, wear and tear, cost Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments.
    Includes but is not restricted to - pollution of watercourses, dust nuisance, slips

    5.> Cohesive and non-cohesive soils are identified and described in terms of their structure.
  • Cohesive and non-cohesive soils are identified and described in terms of their moisture content.
  • Cohesive and non-cohesive soils are described in relation to machinery suitable for cutting, hauling, dumping, spreading and compacting
  • Description identifies methods of drying cohesive and non-cohesive soils to achieve specified strength
  • Description identifies methods of wetting cohesive and non-cohesive soils to achieve specified strength

    6.> Types of cutting operations are identified and related to different soil types. Range: cut-to-waste, cut-to-fill, cut-to stockpile, strip-to stockpile.
  • Cut-to-fill materials are identified and action to be taken at cut area is described in terms of requirements for cohesive and non-cohesive soil types
  • Principles of undercutting are described in relation to cohesive and non-cohesive soil types.
  • Cut-to-waste operations are described in relation to the selection of disposal areas for reject materials, and alternative uses for reconditioned cut-to-waste material

    7.> Principles of layering are described in relation to soil type. Range: straights, curves, rock sub-grade, thickness of layers, optimum moisture content.
  • Technical procedures for borrow areas are identified in accordance with company requirements. Range: restricted sites, drainage, sequence, re-instatement of site

    8.> Means of controlling surface erosion on earthworks are identified. Range: includes but is not restricted to - bench, batter, drainage
  • Shaping and re-vegetating earthworks are described in relation to slope of terrain, availability of topsoil, re-grassing methods, and rolling
  • Procedures for ceasing operations to avoid erosion are described in accordance with company requirements

    9.> Means of compaction of earthworks are identified.
    Range: includes but is not restricted to - steel-wheeled roller, pneumatic-tyre roller, impact roller, grid roller, vibratory roller, kneading compactor roller
  • Methods of compacting for different types of soil/materials is identified

    10.> Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Transmission systems are identified and described according to functions

    11.> Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described
  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

    12.> Pre-operational and Post-operational checks are carried out according to Manufacturer's operation manual
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications

    13.> An understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts is demonstrated
  • An understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, and stability, structural and operational area is demonstrated
  • Most suitable plant for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures is selected

    14.> Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant sections of the Occupational Health and safety Act is demonstrated
  • An understanding of what constitutes health, safety and environment appreciation in the broader working environment is demonstrated and applied
  • Relevant health and safety legislation is applied to ensure compliance with national and international requirements and environmental standards
  • The application of appropriate reporting mechanisms for unsafe working practice and conditions are selected, demonstrated and described.

    15.> An understanding of an integrated occupational safety programme is demonstrated and applied.
  • An understanding of and apply integrated occupational health programme is demonstrated and applied.
  • An understanding of an integrated environmental management programme is demonstrated and applied.
  • Good housekeeping practices (e.g. preparing dunnage, stacking within demarcated areas) are selected, explained and demonstrated

    16.> Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Code of Practice is demonstrated
  • The requirements of the relevant Code of Practice are applied
  • The application of appropriate reporting mechanisms in terms of the relevant Code of Practice are selected, demonstrated and described

    17.> Knowledge of Control measures for Hazardous/Dangerous Goods/Materials is demonstrated
  • Control measures for Hazardous/Dangerous Goods/Materials are applied

    Elective assessment criteria:

    1.> The main functions of the plant are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.
  • The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions
  • All safety features and warning devices on the plants are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications
  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed plant capabilities.
  • Warnings from plant indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications
  • Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received

    2.> The purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use
  • Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Controls are used to effectively manoeuvre the plant within manufacturer's specifications
  • Plant is parked according to manufacturer's and company requirements
  • Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements
  • Plant performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Plant is operated without risk of damage or loss to machine or property, or injury to people.
  • Hazards specific to operating plant and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people

    3.> Plant hours are documented in accordance with company requirements
  • Plant maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company 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 and accompanying 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, 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 National Certificate in Construction: Plant Operations was benchmarked against the following Qualifications:
  • New Zealand - National Certificate in Civil Plant Operation Skilled, Multi-skilled
  • Australia - Certificate III in Civil Construction (Plant).

    In the New Zealand Qualification, the National Certificate in Civil Plant Operation, the certificate is awarded to those people who have been credited with the core compulsory units, and who have met the requirements for one of the strands.

    Core Compulsory Unit Standards in the skilled strand account for 27 credits towards the Qualification.

    These unit standards are:
  • Inspect civil construction plant and equipment
  • Apply working drawings and specifications to civil construction tasks
  • Locate and identify services on civil construction works
  • Apply quality and testing requirements on civil construction works
  • Set up and work safely at roadwork sites

    Skilled Strand
    A minimum of one unit standard from list A, and a minimum of 40 credits from the unit standards in list B are required.
    List A

    Description-Credit
    Meet driver licensing requirements for endorsement W (special-type vehicles on wheels) - 8
    Meet driver licensing requirements for endorsement R (special-type vehicles on rollers) - 8
    Meet driver licensing requirements for endorsement T (special-type vehicles on self-laying tracks) - 8

    List B
    Description - Credit
    Convey civil construction plant by transporter - 20
    Operate a mechanical rockbreaker - 10
    Operate a wheeled loader on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a hydraulic excavator on civil construction sites - 25
    Operate a motor grader for earthworks - 30
    Operate a motor grader for road maintenance - 30
    Operate a motor grader for road construction - 30
    Operate a motor scraper on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a self-propelled roller on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a bulldozer on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate an articulated dump truck on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a winch with civil plant - 15
    Transport aggregates by truck - 3

    Multi-Skilled Strand
    All the unit standards listed in the strand compulsory are required, and minimum of 80 credits is required from the unit standards listed in the strand elective.

    Compulsory Units

    Description-Credit
    Meet driver licensing requirements for endorsement W (special-type vehicles on wheels) - 8
    Meet driver licensing requirements for endorsement R (special-type vehicles on rollers) - 8
    Meet driver licensing requirements for endorsement T (special-type vehicles on self-laying tracks) - 8

    Elective Units
    Description - Credit

    Convey civil construction plant by transporter - 20
    Operate a mechanical rockbreaker - 10
    Deliver, stockpile, and spread aggregates with truck and trailer - 12
    Operate a wheeled loader on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a hydraulic excavator on civil construction sites - 25
    Operate a motor grader for earthworks - 30
    Operate a motor grader for road maintenance - 30
    Operate a motor grader for road construction - 30
    Operate a motor scraper on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a self-propelled roller on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a bulldozer on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate an articulated dump truck on civil construction sites - 20
    Operate a winch with civil plant - 15
    Drive heavy rigid commercial goods service vehicles - 12
    Carry out start up and shut down procedures on a commercial vehicle - 4
    Drive prime mover with single or multiple trailers-15
    Transport aggregates by truck - 3
    Deliver base-course aggregates by truck - 2
    Transport over dimension or overweight loads by road - 15
    Pilot overweight and over dimension load - 6

    Other New Zealand Civil Contracting National Certificates are:
  • Civil Construction Works - Introductory Skills
  • Civil Works and Services
  • Road Construction
  • Roading Maintenance
  • Civil Plant Management
  • Civil Plant Operation Forestry Earthworks
    National Training Information Service - Australia

    A Certificate III in Civil Construction (Plant) is listed. Details on this Qualification are listed below.

    To obtain this Qualification all core competencies plus a minimum of three electives from the 1000 and 2000 series must be achieved. One competency standard from Group A and two competency standards from Group B must also be achieved.

    Core Unit Title - Nominal Funding Hours
    Carry out interactive workplace communication - 20
    Carry out OH&S requirements - 40
    Plan and organise work - 20
    Site drainage/dewatering - 12
    Carry out measurements and calculations - 20
    Use hand and power tools - 80
    Use small plant and equipment - 16
    Use simple levelling devices - 8
    Carry out manual excavation - 8
    Carry out concreting to simple forms - 40
    Handle construction materials and safe disposal of waste - 16
    Spread and compact materials manually - 12
    Monitor machine operations - 8
    BCC10Unit Standards A -Control construction traffic - 4
    BCC2000A -Read and interpret plans - 40
    Assist with excavation and support installation - 8
    Repair pavements - 16
    Carry out concrete work - 120

    Total Core Hours -

    Three electives must be achieved from the following list.
    Elective Unit Title - Nominal Funding Hours
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding - 32
    Carry out basic site survey - 24
    Oxy/LPG acetylene cutting - 20
    Lay pipes - 40
    Erect/dismantle fencing and gates - 40
    Operate elevating work platforms - 8
    Use explosive power tools - 16

    One competency standard must be achieved from the following list. (Group A.)

    Group A Elective Unit Title - Nominal Funding Hours

    Conduct backhoe/loader operations - 200
    Conduct dozer operations - 240
    Conduct excavator operations - 200
    Conduct front end loader operations - 160
    Conduct grader operations - 240
    Conduct scraper operations - 180
    Conduct skid skeer loader operations - 160
    Unit Standards A - Conduct pipelayer operations - 80
    Conduct recycler operations - 80

    Two competency standards must be achieved from the following list.

    (Group B.)
    Group B Elective Unit Title - Nominal Funding Hours

    Conduct tractor operations - 60
    Conduct tip truck operations - 60
    Conduct roller operations - 80
    Conduct water cart operations - 40
    Conduct continuous bucket trencher operations - 40
    Conduct dump truck operations - 60
    Conduct forklift operations - 32
    Conduct soil and landfill compactor operations - 40
    Conduct telescopic materials handler operations - 80
    Conduct materials spreader operations - 80
    Conduct profile planer operations - 80
    Maximum Funded Hours - 1,008

    Scottish Qualifications Authority

    No match was found for Level 2 qualifications listed in the Construction and Civil Engineering Services domain.

    Irish Qualifications Authority

    No match was found for Level 3 Qualifications listed in the Construction and Civil Engineering Services domain.

    African Qualification Authorities -TEVETA (Malawi) & VETA (Zambia)
    No Qualification was found for Level 2 Qualifications listed in the Construction and Civil Engineering Services domain. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification will allow learners access to a National Certificate in Construction : Advanced Plant Operation.

    Learners who have successfully demonstrated applied competence in this Qualification will be equipped with a foundation for further intellectual development, opportunities for gainful employment and reward for contributions to society. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant body (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate in Construction: Plant Operations - NQF Level 2.

    The relevant ETQA, or other ETQAs that have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, are responsible for the moderation of learner achievements for those 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 
    Person's who apply to register as an Assessor for this Qualification, must meet the following criteria:
  • A recognized assessor Qualification
  • Compliance with the relevant ETQA's requirements for assessor registration
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, subject matter expertise as well as experience gained (Portfolio of Evidence)
  • A minimum of three years practical relevant occupational experience at NQF level 3 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by ID 65789, which is the National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations, NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  110075  Apply basic fire fighting techniques  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14656  Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14556  Apply productivity principles on a construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9986  Apply quality principles on a construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  114219  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction activity  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116051  Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of earthworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116154  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply regulatory requirements pertaining to plant operation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116162  Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116152  Demonstrate mechanical awareness and plant appreciation  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  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  14336  Maintain records on a constuction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  110078  Plan, organise and manage oneself in the organisation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14633  Adhere to disciplinary code  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14636  Follow grievance procedure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  113847  Foster and maintain customer relations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    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  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  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  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  116130  Operate a dragline  Level 2  NQF Level 02  24 
    Elective  116078  Operate a grader  Level 2  NQF Level 02  26 
    Elective  253975  Operate a heavy on-track maintenance machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02  17 
    Elective  116146  Operate a hot mix asphalt paving machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116142  Operate a milling machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116140  Operate a paving screed  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116097  Operate a rigid body dump truck  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  116089  Operate a roller  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116071  Operate a scraper  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116075  Operate a sideboom  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116210  Operate a Skid Steer Loader  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  116067  Operate a tip truck  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116058  Operate a tracked dozer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  24 
    Elective  116177  Operate a tractor  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116330  Operate articulated dump truck  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  116333  Operate backhoe/loader  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116135  Operate bitumen spray bitumen spray equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116132  Operate continuous bucket trencher  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116047  Operate excavator  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116054  Operate face shovel  Level 2  NQF Level 02  24 
    Elective  116102  Operate front end loader  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  116085  Operate service truck  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  116073  Operate water cart  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116045  Operate wheeled dozer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
    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. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Barloworld Equipment 
    5. Champion Training & Development 
    6. NORTH WEST COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS NETWORK 
    7. Occupation-Defined Learning 
    8. The Skills Matrix cc 
    9. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    10. Transvaal Training 
    11. WAL TRAINING 
    12. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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