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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction: Concreting 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49016  National Certificate: Construction: Concreting 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Civil Engineering Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY 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  152  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Learners found competent against this qualification will be able to mix and place concrete in a safe, cost effective manner and in compliance with project specifications.

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 Concreting 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 Concreting 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 Concreting 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 table:

NQF Principle-National Certificate in Construction concreting - NQF Level 3
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 Concreting at NQF Level 3
Access-Removes traditional barriers to Higher Education
Articulation/Progression-Forms part of a Learning Pathway for Construction Concreting practitioners, spanning NQF Levels 1 - 7

Rationale for the Qualification:

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

The rationale for the introduction of a unit standards based Qualification in Construction Concreting is to provide a qualification for persons who perform construction concreting 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: Concreting, 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 Concreting practitioners.

The competencies contained in this Qualification are essential for social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment within the construction concreting 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 site-work and technical competencies, areas of specialisation in construction concreting, first level supervision of construction concreting activities and basic computer literacy.

This Qualification lays the basis for further learning towards the National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes: - NQF Level 4.

Job Role-Purpose
Concrete Technologist-To design and quality assure concrete to ensure that contractors' requirements for optimization and economy are met
Site Planner-Design and plan site, equipment and resources to ensure cost-effectiveness of operations and activities
Buyer-To procure materials in accordance with specified requirements (economy, time and quality)
Site Establisher-Establish site to ensure optimal concreting operations
Storeman-Receive, check, control, store and issue material, stock and equipment and control losses to ensure ready availability of material
Batcher Person (this could be a Concrete Technician who is computer literate, or a labourer)-Measure correct quantities according to instructions
Scraper Operator-Contribute to batching by supplying aggregate from stock pile to weigh batcher
Mixer Operator-Operate mixing equipment to produce concrete
Driver/Operator-Move concrete from mixer to designated points of placing
Supervisor-Ensure concreting operations take place according to plan
Concrete Hand-Place compact, cure and protect concrete
Finishing Hand-Screed, float, trowel and texture surface to required finish
Quality Controller-Sample and test materials (aggregates, cement extenders, ad-mixtures, pigments, water hardeners, release agents) to establish quality, make recommendations (reporting)

Key Work Areas
  • Concrete Production
  • Concrete Construction
  • Concrete Maintenance
  • Quality Control 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should have acquired the language competencies of NQF level 2 and mathematical literacy competencies of NQF Level 2, prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The qualification may be obtained through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body ( ETQA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant unit standard/s. ETQA bodies are responsible to facilitate the implementation of the RPL. The ETQA body registers trained assessors against specific unit standards. Learners are prepared for assessment and assessed against the unit standard by these registered assessors. Moderation and also an appeals process are in place. Learners declared competent against a specific unit standard, receives an ETQA certificate indicating this achievement. This information is also recorded on the National Record Learner Database. ( NLRD ) 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component totaling 152 credits made up as follows:
  • The Fundamental Component consists of unit standards totaling 36 credits all of which are compulsory.
  • The Core Component consists of unit standards totaling 112 credits all of which are compulsory.
  • The Elective Component consists of a number of unit standards from which learners should choose sufficient to make up a minimum of 4 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Core
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Construction Industry and its processes
    2. Identify, describe and use concrete and other related material in Civil Engineering Construction.
    3. Interpret construction drawings and specifications and calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan
    4. Apply productivity and quality principles on a construction site.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology and basic concrete construction practise when apply concrete materials technology.
    6. The properties and characteristics of fresh and hardened concrete, concrete materials and their application in concrete mix design are described.
    7. Carry out routine and site tests on raw materials, fresh and hardened concrete and oversee concrete production.

    Elective
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design.
    2. Supervise the installation of pre-cast concrete elements.
    3. Oversee pre-cast concrete production - wet mix.
    4. Apply specialised finishes to concrete.
    5. Assess appearance, durability and strength of pre-cast elements.
    6. Control concrete material quality.
    7. Supervise the batching and mixing of concrete by mass using a concrete mixer.
    8. Oversee instantly de-moulded pre-cast concrete element production.
    9. Supervise underwater concrete
    10. Oversee spun pre-cast concrete element production.
    11. Operate a personal computer system. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Core

    1
  • The composition, role-players, processes and legislation governing the construction industry's impact on an employee's role as an employee within the industry and how these different elements are to be applied in his/her specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development are identified.
  • Health and safety hazards are identified regarding how they contribute to a safe and healthy work environment for self and others
  • Measures to mitigate these hazards are identified
  • Basic First Aid assistance is rendered to fellow workers in the event of an emergency

    2.
  • A range of materials used in Civil Engineering Construction are identified.
  • The correct methods for selecting and rejecting materials is applied
  • The use of these materials in Civil Engineering Construction is demonstrated
  • Materials are measured and ordered according to organizational procedures
  • Required tools and equipment are identified, selected and maintained
  • Work site infrastructures and work areas are set out to meet job requirements and using basic survey equipment.

    3.
  • Information contained in drawings and specifications is interpreted and applied to construction activities
  • Material quantities are calculated for job costings and these calculations are used to develop work plans.

    4.
  • Activity production and resource costs are measured and reported on and decisions regarding the implementation of productivity improvement measures are made
  • Quality management systems and quality improvement processes are implemented.
  • Project quality plans are monitored
  • Appropriate measures are identified to reduce deviations in accordance with quality improvement processes

    5.
  • The properties of concrete and the methods used to produce and install concrete in general and specialised structural applications are described

    6.
    Mathematical practices for sampling and testing the quality of concrete are applyied..
  • The characteristics of concrete materials and their affect on the workability and durability of concrete mix are explained.
  • Graphic representations of test results are assessed, plotted and produced in accordance with mathematical practices

    7.
  • Sample portions of fine aggregates in fresh concrete are selected and tested.
  • Post-cutting activities are conducted and joints are sealed to prevent ingress of contaminating substances.
  • Concrete production and related operations are supervised to ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, specifications and industry standards.
  • The purpose and procedures for conducting concrete tests are explained,
  • Samples of fresh concrete (slump) and concrete cubes are prepared for testing purposes.
  • Time and log sheets are maintained and records are completed related to construction processes in accordance with site requirements.

    Elective

    1.
  • The clients brief / specification for the concrete is understood
  • The critical criteria for the specification of the concrete is understood and explained in terms of quality of product and cost
  • The suitable available concreting materials are identified, and physical properties are obtained or tested to determine suitability

    2.
  • The planning, preparation, installation and post-installation of re-cast concrete elements Supervising ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, specifications and industry standards

    3.
  • Elements to produce wet mix precast concrete are planned and prepared, the quality of wet mix precast concrete production elements are supervised and monitored and reports are written up

    4.
  • Shutters for "as struck" finishes are prepared, and the correct textured finishing method to fresh struck and hardened concrete is applied.
  • Concrete is protected and cured in accordance with health and safety legislative requirements, specifications and industry standards

    5.
  • Visual tests are conducted to pre-cast concrete elements and non-conformances is rectifyed in accordance with work place policy

    6.
  • Appropriate methods for testing pre-cast concrete elements to loading requirements are selected in accordance with testing schedules and/or legislative requirements.
  • Schedules for testing the quality of different types of concrete materials are compiled, and non-compliances identified during testing processes is corrected.
  • concrete material quality is protected from contamination and records of material quality test results are maintained

    7.
  • Scales are calibrated and set in accordance with known masses and manufacturer's specifications,
  • The batching of materials, the mixing and discharging of concrete and post-mixing operations are supervised to ensure all work is completed in accordance with safety legislation requirements and good housekeeping practices

    8.
  • to Instantly de-moulded precast concrete production elements are planned and prepared.
  • The quality of spun precast concrete production elements are supervised and monitoring and reports are written up.

    9.
  • The preparing, placing and finishing of concrete placed under water is supervised ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with safety legislative requirements and completed to the required dimensions.

    10.
  • The The production of spun precast concrete elements is s planned and prepared.
  • The quality of spun precast concrete production elements are supervised and monitored and reports are written up.

    11.
  • Personal computer hardware and software is operated in accordance with software instructions and manufacturer's specifications

    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: Concreting was benchmarked against the following New Zealand Qualifications:
  • Concrete Construction with strands in Sitework, Pre-Cast Concrete and Placing and Finishing at Levels 2 or 3 and,
  • Concrete Construction (Specialist) with strands in Sitework and Pre-Cast Concrete.

    The NZ Qualification, Concrete Construction with strands in Sitework, Pre-Cast Concrete and Placing and Finishing at Levels 2 or 3 has been designed with a core compulsory section, which recognises the core skills and knowledge required by industry for concrete construction workers.

    This same principle has been applied in the structuring of the Core category of the National Certificate in Construction: Concreting.

    The New Zealand qualification has three strands that recognise the specialised concrete skills in sitework, pre-cast concrete and placing and finishing activities.

    This same principle has been applied in the structuring of the Elective category of the National Certificate in Construction: Concreting.

    The NZ Qualification, Concrete Construction (Specialist) with strands in Sitework and Pre-Cast Concrete, Level 3 is for people wishing to specialise in the concrete construction industry in either sitework or pre-cast concrete construction activities.

    The unit standards contained in the Elective category of the National Certificate in Construction: Concreting include competencies for specialisation in sitework or pre-cast construction activities. In addition, this Qualification includes unit standards for the development of First Line Supervisory skills and basic computer literacy.

    This approach has not been incorporated in the design of the New Zealand Level 3 qualifications.

    National Training Information Service - Australia

    A Certificate III in General Construction (Concreting/Steelfixing) is listed. This Certificate is not based on unit standards and is offered as a training course only. Information on course content is accessible if purchased from training providers accredited by the Australian Qualifications Authority.

    Scottish Qualifications Authority

    No match 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 the Supervision of Construction Processes: Structures.

    The learning pathway for Construction Concreting practitioners, consists of the following Qualifications:

    NQF Level 1 National Certificate in Construction:
    NQF Level 2 National Certificate in Construction:
    NQF Level 3 National Certificate in Construction: Concreting
    NQF Level 4 National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes:
    NQF Level 5 National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes
    NQF Level 6 National First Degree in Construction Management
    NQF Level 7 Professional Degree in Construction Management

    Horizontal articulation is possible to the following qualifications at NQF Level 3 since the fundamentals and a large portion of the core is common:
  • National Certificate in Construction : Structural Steel Erecting
  • National Certificate in Construction : Concrete Reinforcing 

  • 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: Concreting - NQF Level 3.

    The relevant ETQA, or other ETQAs 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 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); and
  • A minimum of three years practical relevant occupational experience at NQF level 3 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    Demonstrate the ability to integrate the following critical cross-field competencies when applying the general, specialist and basic computer competencies:

    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Contributing to a safe and healthy work environment for self and others and rendering basic First Aid assistance to fellow workers in the event of an emergency
  • Identifying a range of materials used in Civil Engineering Construction and applying the correct methods for selecting and rejecting materials
  • Measuring and ordering materials, identifying, selecting and maintaining required tools and equipment
  • Working in confined spaces on construction sites and ensuring that all necessary precautions as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the protection of the public and safety of construction workers are adhered to
  • Implementing quality management systems and quality improvement processes, implementing and monitoring project quality plans and identifying appropriate measures to reduce deviations in accordance with quality improvement processes
  • Applying mathematical practices for sampling and testing the quality of concrete
  • Assessing, plotting and producing graphic representations of test results in accordance with mathematical practices
  • Selecting and testing sample portions of fine aggregates in fresh concrete
  • Supervising concrete production and related operations ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, specifications and industry standards
  • Supervising the planning, preparation, installation and post-installation of pre-cast concrete elements ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation, specifications and industry standards
  • Planning and preparing to produce wet mix precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of wet mix precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Conducting visual tests to pre-cast concrete elements and rectifying non-conformances in accordance with work place policy. Selecting appropriate methods for testing pre-cast concrete elements to load requirements in accordance with testing schedules and/or legislative requirements
  • Calibrating and setting scales in accordance with known masses and manufacturer's specifications, supervising the batching of materials, the mixing and discharging of concrete and post-mixing operations ensuring all work is completed in accordance with safety legislation requirements and good housekeeping practices
  • Planning and preparing to produce instantly de-moulded precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce spun precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Supervising the preparing, placing and finishing of concrete placed under water ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with safety legislative requirements and completed to the required dimensions

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Contributing to a safe and healthy work environment for self and others and rendering basic First Aid assistance to fellow workers in the event of an emergency
  • Working in confined spaces on construction sites ensuring that all necessary precautions as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the protection of the public and safety of construction workers are adhered to
  • Measuring and reporting on activity production and resource costs and making decisions regarding the implementation of productivity improvement measures
  • Planning and preparing to produce wet mix precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of wet mix precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce instantly de-moulded precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce spun precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Calibrating and setting scales in accordance with known masses and manufacturer's specifications, supervising the batching of materials, the mixing and discharging of concrete and post-mixing operations ensuring all work is completed in accordance with safety legislation requirements and good housekeeping practices
  • Supervising the preparing, placing and finishing of concrete placed under water ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with safety legislative requirements and completed to the required dimensions

    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Identifying how the composition, role-players, processes and legislation governing the construction industry impact on your role as an employee within the industry and how these different elements are to be applied in your specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development
  • Maintaining time and log sheets and completing records related to construction processes in accordance with site requirements
  • Measuring and reporting on activity production and resource costs and making decisions regarding the implementation of productivity improvement measures
  • Planning and preparing to produce wet mix precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of wet mix precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce instantly de-moulded precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce spun precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports

    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information by:
  • Accessing, interpreting and using information from texts to communicate in writing for defined contexts
  • Maintaining time and log sheets and completing records related to construction processes in accordance with site requirements
  • Calculating material quantities for job costings and using these calculations for developing work plans
  • Interpreting and applying information contained in drawings and specifications to construction activities
  • Describing the properties of concrete and the methods used to produce and install concrete in general and specialised structural applications
  • Describing the properties and characteristics of fresh and hardened concrete; concrete materials and their application in concrete mix design. Applying mathematical practices for sampling and testing the quality of concrete
  • Explaining the characteristics of concrete materials and their affect on the workability and durability of concrete mix. Assessing, plotting and producing graphic representations of test results in accordance with mathematical practices
  • Compiling schedules for testing the quality of different types of concrete materials, correcting non-compliances identified during testing processes
  • Explaining the purpose and procedures for conducting concrete tests, preparing samples of fresh concrete (slump) and concrete cubes for testing purposes
  • Applying keyboard skills accurately entering data for electronic storage and retrieval

    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion by:
  • Using, adapting and maintaining oral communication to accommodate audience needs for a range of communicative contexts
  • Accessing, interpreting and using information from texts to communicate in writing for defined contexts
  • Measuring and reporting on activity production and resource costs and making decisions regarding the implementation of productivity improvement measures
  • Implementing quality management systems and quality improvement processes, implementing and monitoring project quality plans and identifying appropriate measures to reduce deviations in accordance with quality improvement processes

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Setting up work site infrastructures that meet job requirements and setting out work areas using basic survey equipment
  • Selecting and testing sample portions of fine aggregates in fresh concrete. Conducting post-cutting activities and sealing joints to prevent ingress of contaminating substances
  • Preparing shutters for "as struck" finishes, and applying the correct textured finishing method to fresh struck and hardened concrete. Protecting and curing concrete in accordance with health and safety legislative requirements, specifications and industry standards
  • Conducting visual tests to pre-cast concrete elements and rectifying non-conformances in accordance with work place policy. Selecting appropriate methods for testing pre-cast concrete elements to load requirements in accordance with testing schedules and/or legislative requirements
  • Compiling schedules for testing the quality of different types of concrete materials, correcting non-compliances identified during testing processes. Protecting concrete material quality from contamination and maintaining records of material quality test results
  • Planning and preparing to produce wet mix precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of wet mix precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce instantly de-moulded precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Planning and preparing to produce spun precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of spun precast concrete elements and writing up reports
  • Calibrating and setting scales in accordance with known masses and manufacturer's specifications, supervising the batching of materials, the mixing and discharging of concrete and post-mixing operations ensuring all work is completed in accordance with safety legislation requirements and good housekeeping practices
  • Operating personal computer hardware and software in accordance with software instructions and manufacturer's specifications

    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Identifying how the composition, role-players, processes and legislation governing the construction industry impact on your role as an employee within the industry and how these different elements are to be applied in your specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development. 

  • 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  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  14557  Conduct routine site tests to fresh and hardened concrete  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9966  Establish and prepare a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13972  Identify describe and use materials in civil engineering construction  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  9962  Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116562  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply basic concrete construction practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    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 
    Core  116571  Carry out routine tests on raw materials for concrete production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116563  Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  15183  Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116564  Oversee concrete production  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  15034  Work in confined spaces on construction sites  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116559  Apply specialised finishes to concrete  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116582  Supervise the batching and mixing of concrete by mass using a concrete mixer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116574  Assess appearance, durability and strength of precast elements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116572  Control concrete material quality  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116591  Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116561  Oversee instantly de-moulded pre cast concrete element production  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116558  Oversee pre cast concrete production - wet mix  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116580  Oversee spun pre cast concrete element production  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14428  Set out construction work areas  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116579  Supervise the installation of precast concrete elements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116581  Supervise under water concreting  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 



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