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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operations 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48961  National Certificate: Construction: Crane 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  121  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 intended to assist all relevant stakeholders and role-players.

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 Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane 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 Crane Operations
Access - Removes traditional barriers to Higher Education
Articulation/Progression - Forms part of a Learning Pathway for Construction Crane Operations, spanning NQF Levels 2 - 4

Rationale for the Qualification:

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

The rationale for the introduction of a unit standards based Qualification in Construction Operations is to provide a qualification for persons who perform construction crane 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: Crane 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 Crane Operators.

The competencies contained in this Qualification are essential for social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment within the construction crane 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 Crane Operations - NQF Level 3

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

NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Construction: Crane Operations
NQF Level 3 National Certificate in Construction: Advanced Crane 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 General 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 
    The Qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

    Credits
  • Fundamental: 36
  • Core 72
  • Elective 13 (Minimum)

    Credit total:
  • Minimum of 121 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 13 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 1-2 would be required in support of the core outcomes.

    The bulk of the total credit value 72 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 construction practices are compulsory in order for learners to exit as competent Construction Crane Operators who have acquired competencies in various areas of technical specialisation. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Core exit level outcomes

    On completion of this Qualification learners are able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of NOSA requirements and organisational policies
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant code of practice
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply control measures for hazardous/dangerous goods/materials
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of the main types and categories of cranes
    6. Demonstrate knowledge of safe practices in crane operations
    7. Demonstrate knowledge of daily checks and servicing of cranes and associated equipment.
    8. Demonstrate knowledge of the documentation for crane operations and equipment maintenance requests
    9. Identify Types of lifting equipment
    10. Inspect and evaluate lifting gear
    11. Prepare and sling regular loads
    12. Communicate during crane operations
    13. Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
    14. Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
    15. Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all crane components
    16. Demonstrate an understanding of leverage application

    Elective exit level outcomes

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements to deliver and move mobile cranes and equipment to and from site
    2. Confirm site arrangements
    3. Arrange and confirm resources
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory requirements in terms of obtaining permits to move a mobile crane to and from site
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of either mobile crane, a Tower Crane, a Cab Controlled Overhead Crane and a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane, or a Truck Mounted Loader Crane
    6. Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane
    7. Operate either a Mobile Crane, a Tower Crane, a Cab Controlled Overhead Crane, a Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane, or a Truck Mounted Loader Crane
    8. Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of cranes
    9. Identify the safety and suitability of a particular crane.
    10. Apply the recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the crane

    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
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications

    Employ self management
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and record keeping using a logbook

    Manage information
  • Warnings from crane indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications.

    Communicate effectively
  • Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified

    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Demonstrate ability to assess operational capability of lifting equipment (e.g. correct SWL of slings etc).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a Crane in compliance with statutory regulations.

    Understand contextual world-systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a Crane in compliance with statutory regulations 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Core exit associated assessment criteria:

    1. > 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.

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

    3. > 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 is selected, demonstrated and described

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

    5. > The different categories, types, and safe working loads of cranes, as used in the crane industry are identified
  • Crane descriptions, configurations, recommended uses, capabilities, and performance ratings are stated in accordance with crane manufacturers' specifications

    6. > Safe crane practices for crane operations are stated in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety legislation, Codes of Practice, Company procedures, and Manufactures Manual
  • Crane manufacturers' crane rating charts and range diagrams are described for crane use according to crane manufacturers' requirements and in accordance with Codes of Practice.
    Range: Load charts, range diagrams, crane capacities, safe load indicators

    7. > Checks and servicing are stated in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions and enterprise procedures
  • Pre-start checks are stated in accordance with equipment manufacturers' instructions and company procedures
    Matters requiring expertise beyond that of the operator are recorded and forwarded on to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures.
    Range: Cranes, chassis, power source, lifting equipment

    8. > Documentation of crane operations and equipment maintenance requests is described in accordance with enterprise procedures.
    Range: Includes but is not limited to - log books, records, job sheets, crane equipment inventories, equipment maintenance requests.

    9. > Types of lifting equipment are described in relation to their purpose and use. Weights of various regular loads are calculated, lifting equipment selected, and applicable sling and lifting gear applied to the load in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures.
    Range: Ropes, chains, web slings, lifting beams, spreader bars, slings, shackles, eye bolts, lifting devices
  • Packing and dunnage are selected and applied to crane lift situations, in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures

    10. > Lifting gear is inspected and evaluated in accordance with relevant Codes of Practice and Company procedures.
    Range: May include, but is not limited to - lifting beams, spreader bars, slings, shackles, eye bolts, natural, synthetic and wire ropes, chains and web slings.

    11. > Regular loads are prepared and slung in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice
  • Tie appropriate knots in natural or synthetic ropes.
    Range: bowline, clove hitch, sheet bend

    12. > Hand signals for cranes and lifting appliances are in accordance with recognised practice
  • Audible communication is done in accordance with the relevant Codes of Practice, and company procedures.
    Range: May include but is not limited to radio telephone, other electrical devices, verbal

    13. > Major components of construction Cranes are identified and their functions described

    14. > Construction Crane instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction Crane 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

    15.> 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

    16. > An understanding 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, stability, structural and operational area is demonstrated.
  • Crane most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures is selected

    Elective associated assessment criteria:

    1. > Work instructions are identified and confirmed to contract and/or company requirements.
  • Documentation for the delivery is interpreted in accordance with company procedures and legislative requirements.
    Range: Verbal, written, and telephone communication; health and safety

    2. > Contract and/or company liaison and on site assessment is carried out in accordance with enterprise procedures
  • Company procedures, Statutory requirements, Provincial regulations, and any other special requirements are understood
  • Personnel involved and/or affected by the delivery are notified in accordance with company procedures.
    Range: Personnel - people inside and outside the organisation who may be involved or have an influence;
  • Hazards are identified in accordance with company risk assessmet procedures
  • Contingency plans are in accordance with company safety policy procedures and statutory requirements are understood
    Range: insecure and/or unstable and/or hazardous load, stability of crane, failure of lifting device

    3. > Equipment best suited to meet the delivery needs is selected and confirmed in accordance with company procedures and checked to equipment manufacturers' specifications
  • Resources required to assist with the project are arranged and confirmed and notified in accordance with company procedures and in accordance with job specifications.
    Range: Personnel - pilot, dogger, riggers; equipment - type and capacity of crane, types and safe working load capacities of lifting equipment, cones, chocks, blocking, pads.

    4. > Regulatory permits are obtained in accordance with statutory requirements pertaining to plan, task, site, and navigation routes assessment.
  • Routes are mapped out and followed to relevant authority requirements
  • Rules of the road for the particular crane are followed to traffic control requirements and crane and equipment are moved from depot to site in accordance with company procedures and manufacturers' operations manual.
    Range: Crane characteristics - hydraulic suspension, stability, brake fade; traffic control - roads, speed limits, lanes, overtaking restrictions, giving way to other traffic, pilot requirements
  • Access and exit to and from site are followed as per instructions.
    Range: Hydraulic suspension, stability, obstructions, underground services, pot holes, overhead power lines.

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

    6. > Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and record keeping using a logbook
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified

    7. > Controls are used to effectively manoeuvre the crane within manufacturer's specifications
  • Crane is operated without risk of damage or loss to machine or property, or injury to people.
  • Crane performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's manual.
  • Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications
  • Hazards specific to operating Mobile Crane's and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people.
  • Machine is parked according to manufacturer's and company requirements
  • Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's manual
  • The purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use.

    9.> An understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a crane in compliance with statutory regulations is demonstrated.
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and record keeping using a logbook
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified.
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and record keeping using a logbook
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified

    10. > The ability to identify the suitability of the crane prior to utilisation is demonstrated
  • The ability to assess operational capability of lifting equipment (e.g. correct SWL of slings etc) is demonstrated.
  • An understanding of the influence of load/range characteristics, manufacturers' requirements and environmental conditions is demonstrated
  • An understanding of what constitutes safety in the broader working environment, and when operating a Crane in compliance with statutory regulations is demonstrated.

    11. > Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and record keeping using a logbook
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Appropriate measures used to rectify and/or prevent basic faults and defects in the mechanical function of the crane are identified

    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: Crane Operations was benchmarked against the following New Zealand Qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Crane Operations with strands in Mobile, Overhead and Tower
  • Holders of this qualification are able to operate a mobile, overhead, or tower crane efficiently and safely in a dynamic working environment. They are able to determine the nature of each lift, stabilise loads, and place loads to requirements, in a manner that ensures the safety of all people and property. They are also able to carry out in-service maintenance of their equipment to a safe operational standard.

    There is available an additional qualification, the National Certificate in Cranes (Advanced Mobile Crane Operation) [Ref: 0117], for the advanced operation of very large and sophisticated mobile cranes lifting complex loads. This certificate, with the mobile strand, leads into the advanced certificate.

    There is also available a National Certificate in Cranes (Tower Crane Supervision) [Ref: 0120].

    Core
    All the unit standards listed below are required.

    Field : Health
    Sub-field: Health Studies
    Domain: Core health

    Unit Standard Title - Level - Credit
    Manage first aid in emergency situations - 3 - 2
    Provide first aid - 2 - 1
    Provide resuscitation level 2 - 1 - 1

    Sub-field: Occupational Health and Safety
    Domain: Occupational health and safety practice

    Unit Standard Title - Level-Credit
    Protect health and safety in the work place - 1 - 1

    Field: Humanities
    Sub-field: Communication Skills
    Domain: Interpersonal communications

    Unit Standard Title - Level - Credit
    Communicate information in a specified workplace - 2 - 3

    Field: service sector
    Sub-field: Cranes
    Domain: Crane Operation

    Unit Standard Title - Level - Credit
    Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to cranes - 2 - 4
    Demonstrate knowledge of skills required in the crane industry - 3 - 8
    Sling and communicate during crane operations - 3 - 22

    Mobile Strand Compulsory
    All the unit standards listed below are required.

    Field: Service Sector
    Sub-field: Cranes
    Domain: Crane operation
    Unit No.-Unit Standard Title-Level-Credit
    3792-Arrange delivery and move mobile crane and equipment to and from site-4-22
    3795-Configure mobile crane and lift and place loads-4-22

    Overhead Strand Compulsory
    All the unit standards listed below are required.

    Field: service sector
    Sub-field: Cranes
    Domain: Crane maintenance and servicing

    Unit Standard Title - Level - Credit
    Carry out periodic maintenance checks and servicing for overhead cranes - 3 - 15

    Domain: Crane operation

    Unit Standard Title - Level - Credit
    Operate a cab controlled overhead crane and lift and place loads - 3 - 12

    Tower Strand Compulsory
    All the unit standards listed below are required.

    Field: Service sector
    Sub-field: Cranes
    Domain: Crane maintenance and servicing
    Unit Standard Title - Level - Credit
    Carry out periodic maintenance checks and servicing for tower cranes - 3 - 15

    Domain: Crane operation
    Unit Standard Title-Level - Credit
    Lift and place loads with tower crane - 3 - 15

    National Training Information Service - Australia

    No National Certificate in Crane Operations were found in Australia, only courses in the various types of crane operations.

    These courses are:
  • (13551QLD) Course in Crane Operation
  • (12446SA) Course in Mobile Crane Operation
  • (12432SA) Course in Tower Crane Operation
  • (12433SA) Course in Gantry Crane Operation

    No Units of Competency were available related to this course. Refer to Training Provider for information on course modules

    Scottish Qualifications Authority

    No match was found for Level 3 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 3 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 Crane Operations

    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: Crane Operations - NQF Level 2.

    The relevant ETQA or other appropriate ETQA's who 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 
    Persons who apply to register as an Assessor for this Qualification, must meet the following criteria:
  • A minimum of three years practical relevant occupational experience at NQF level 3 Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, subject matter expertise as well as experience gained (Portfolio of Evidence)
  • A recognized assessor Qualification
  • Compliance with the relevant ETQA's requirements for assessor registration 

  • 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  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  116283  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply regulatory requirements pertaining to crane operation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116227  Demonstrate mechanical awareness and crane appreciation  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  116256  Sling and communicate during crane operations  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  115900  Demonstrate knowledge of skills required in the crane industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  115903  Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for mobile crane delivery  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116231  Operate a cab controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116254  Operate a mobile crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116235  Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116255  Operate a tower crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116253  Operate a truck mounted loader crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. INTOKOZO TRAINING 
    3. NORTH WEST COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS NETWORK 
    4. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    5. TRANSVAAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 
    6. Transvaal Training 



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