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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49053  National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Civil Engineering Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  176  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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
2017-06-30   2020-06-30  

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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
23673  National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  241  Complete 
23674  National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  261  Complete 
23682  National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  233  Complete 
23895  National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  198  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Learners found competent against this Qualification will be able to execute the supervision of construction processes, with specialisation in a specific context.

For those with extensive experience in the workplace, 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 effectively participate 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 provide flexibility and mobility / portability across the construction industry. This will allow for future career advancement across the various learnerships in the supervision of construction processes.

Rationale for the qualification

The rationale for the introduction of a Unit Standard based Qualification - "National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes -NQF Level 4 ", is to provide a qualification for persons supervising the use of construction resources and construction work processes. Typical job roles would include foreman, general foreman, and superintendent.

The Qualification reflects the skills, knowledge, and understanding required to be an effective supervisor in the Construction Industry, whether in micro, small, medium, or large operations.

The Qualification consists of generic supervisory competencies, generic technical competencies, as well as "supervisory technical expertise" required in a specific context. The latter reflects the technical working knowledge and skills required to supervise a specific area of activity. The various areas of supervision are reflected in the Elective component of the qualification.

The meaningful grouping of electives as proposed in annexure C - rules of combination - implemented via proposed fields of learning - will give the learner contextualised expertise in a specific area of specialisation as indicated in the fields of learning.

The Qualification will serve as a basis for learning towards the National Diploma in the Management of Construction Processes - NQF Level 5.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this Qualification.

Previously disadvantaged individuals with this Qualification can take a supervisory role in Industry - a process that will accelerate economic transformation and give economic empowerment.

The benefits to the economy is that quality supervision in the Construction Industry will result in improved productivity, quality, safety and cost efficiency - thus improving service delivery of infrastructure. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have acquired the language competencies of NQF level 3 and mathematical literacy competencies of NQF Level 3, 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 is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components: Fundamental - 62 credits. Core - 102 credits.

In order to be awarded the Qualification, the learner has to prove competence on all the Fundamental and Core Unit Standards, as well as a minimum of 12 credits from the elective list contained in Annexure C.

In order to cluster the elective learning in meaningful combinations that will assist learners to attain marketable skills in a specific direction and facilitate career development / career paths, the following are proposed learnerships.

General Civil Engineering Construction Supervision Field of Learning:

Fundamental: 62 credits
Core: 102 credits
Elective: 18 credits
Total: 182 credits
  • Set out construction work areas- NQF Level 4
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials -NQF Level 2
  • Initiate testing and interpret test / lab results in Civil Engineering Construction - NQF Level 5

    General Structures Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 80 credits
    Total: 256 credits
  • Set out construction work areas - NQF Level 4
  • Carry out routine test on raw material for concrete work - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology - NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology - NQF Level 4
  • Interpret and apply reinforcing drawing - NQF Level 4
  • Organise and control concreting activities - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Access scaffolding. - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Load bearing scaffolding. - NQF Level 4
  • Supervise the installation of pre-cast concrete elements.

    General Concreting Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 40 credits
    Total: 204 credits
  • Carry out routine test on raw material for concrete work -NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology - NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology - NQF Level 4
  • Oversee concrete production - NQF Level 4

    Specialised Concreting Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 54 credits
    Total: 218 credits
  • Carry out routine test on raw material for concrete work -NQF Level 4
  • Conduct specialized sealing and repairs to concrete - NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology - NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology - NQF Level 4
  • Oversee concrete production - NQF Level 4
  • Supervise underwater concreting - NQF Level 4

    Pre-cast Concreting Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 103 credits
    Total: 267 credits
  • Assess appearance, durability, and strength of pre-cast concrete elements.
  • Carry out routine test on raw material for concrete work -NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology - NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology - NQF Level 4
  • Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control concreting activities - NQF Level 4
  • Oversee concrete production - NQF Level 4
  • Oversee instantly de-moulded pre-cast concrete element production - NQF Level 4
  • Oversee pre-cast concrete production - wet mix -NQF Level 4
  • Oversee spun pre-cast concrete element production -NQF Level 4
  • Supervise the installation of pre-cast concrete elements - NQF Level 4

    Concrete reinforcing Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 55 credits
    Total: 219 credits
  • Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control reinforcing workshop activities - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control reinforcing site activities - NQF Level 4

    Specialized Concrete reinforcing Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 70 credits
    Total: 234 credits
  • Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control reinforcing workshop activities - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control reinforcing site activities - NQF Level 4
  • Tension bonded tendons -NQF Level 4
  • Tension un-bonded tendons -NQF Level 4

    Access scaffolding Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 12 credits
    Total: 176 credits
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Access scaffolding. - NQF Level 4

    Load bearing scaffolding Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 12 credits
    Total: 176 credits
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Load bearing scaffolding. - NQF Level 4

    Suspended scaffolding Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 18 credits
    Total: 182 credits
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Suspended scaffolding. - NQF Level 4

    Formwork Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 44 credits
    Total: 208 credits
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Load bearing scaffolding. - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Access scaffolding. - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organise, and control the fabrication and erection of formwork.

    Jacking Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 38 credits
    Total: 202 credits
  • Plan, organize and control the jacking of concrete structures - NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas - NQF Level 4
  • Organise and control the installation of jacked pipes - NQF Level 4

    Structural Steel Erection Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 62 credits
    Total: 226 credits
  • Finish and hand over structural steel works - NQF Level 4
  • Lift and position loads - NQF Level 4
  • Perform tandem lifting -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the erection of structural steel work -NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas - NQF Level 4

    Structural Steel Maintenance Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 38 credits
    Total: 202 credits
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Suspended scaffolding. - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the erection, alteration / repositioning and dismantling of Access scaffolding. - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the maintenance of structural steel structures - NQF Level 4

    Piling Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 50 credits
    Total: 214 credits
  • Organize and control concreting activities - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control pilling operations - NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas - NQF Level 4

    Road and Rail Formation Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 84 credits
    Total: 248 credits
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials - NQF Level 2
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control concreting activities -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the construction of stabilized and un-stabilized pavement layers - NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the installation of drainage structures for storm-water flow- NQF Level 4

    Bulk Earthworks Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 38 credits
    Total: 202 credits
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction -NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4

    Surface Drainage Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 64 credits
    Total: 228 credits
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the installation of drainage structures for storm-water flow- NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control concreting activities -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the installation of Armco pipes - NQF Level 4

    Layer-works Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 42 credits
    Total: 206 credits
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials - NQF Level 2
  • Plan, organize and control the construction of stabilized and un-stabilized pavement layers - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction -NQF Level 4

    Labour Intensive Roads and Storm-water Construction Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 30 credits
    Total: 194 credits
  • Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques - NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Use labour intensive construction methods to construct and maintain roads and storm-water drainage - NQF Level 4

    Labour Intensive Water and Sanitation Construction Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 30 credits
    Total: 194 credits
  • Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques - NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Use labour intensive construction methods to construct and maintain water and sanitation services - NQF Level 4.

    Labour Intensive Structures Construction Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 30 credits
    Total: 194 credits
  • Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques - NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Use labour intensive construction methods to construct, repair and maintain structures - NQF Level 4

    Road-works -Bituminous Construction Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 89 credits
    Total: 253 credits
  • Organize and control a binder manufacturing process - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control general road finishing activities - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control bituminous seal surfacing construction -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control an asphalt paving construction -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the installation of drainage structures for storm-water flow- NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials - NQF Level 2
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4

    Road-works -Cementitious Construction Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 109 credits
    Total: 273 credits
  • Carry out routine test on raw materials for concrete production - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and adjust concrete mix design - NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology - NQF Level 4.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology - NQF Level 4
  • Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control concreting activities - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control general road finishing activities - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the construction of concrete pave wearing courses - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks - NQF Level 5
  • Plan, organize and control the installation of drainage structures for storm-water flow- NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials - NQF Level 2
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4

    Road-works -Maintenance Field of Learning:

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 108 credits
    Total: 272 credits
  • Organize and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control general road finishing activities - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control bituminous seal surfacing construction -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control an asphalt paving construction -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the installation of drainage structures for storm-water flow- NQF Level 4
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control concreting activities - NQF Level 4
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials - NQF Level 2
  • Interpret test / laboratory results in Civil Engineering Construction -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control road rehabilitation by Milling - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks -NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control general road maintenance activities -NQF Level 4

    Water and Waste Water construction Field of Learning.

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 31 credits
    Total: 195 credits
  • Set out construction work areas -NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the maintenance of gravity drainage structures - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organize and control the maintenance of pressure pipelines - NQF Level 4
  • Plan, organise, and control the installation of pressure and gravity drainage pipes. - NQF Level 4

    Building Construction Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 35 credits
    Total: 199 credits
  • Organize and control tiling and plastering - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control plumbing activities - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control masonry activities - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control paving activities - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control roof carpentry activities - NQF Level 4
  • Organize and control finishing carpentry activities -NQF Level 4

    Plant Operator Field of Learning

    Fundamental: 62 credits
    Core: 102 credits
    Elective: 16 credits
    Total: 180 credits
  • Identify, describe and use Civil Engineering Construction Materials - NQF Level 2
  • Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction -NQF Level 4 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On completion of this Qualification learners are able to demonstrate and apply the following generic competences:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge and application of occupational health and safety specifically applicable to construction supervision.
    2. Knowledge of construction material procurement.
    3. Show knowledge of environmental protection.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of quality control and improvements in a construction environment.
    5. Calculate quantities to develop a work plan.
    6. Display knowledge of productivity control and improvements.
    7. Display team leadership.
    8. Read and interpret drawings according to project specifications and Industry norms.


    Elective exit level outcomes and assessment criteria for the different proposed fields of learning are as follows:

    1. General Supervision - Civil Engineering
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise general Civil Engineering Construction Works

    2. General Structures Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise general structural construction processes.

    3. Concreting Specialised Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise specialised concreting.

    4. Concreting Pre-cast Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise Pre-cast concreting.

    5. Concrete reinforcing Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise general concrete reinforcing.

    6. Access Scaffolding Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise access scaffolding:

    7. Load Bearing Scaffolding Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise Load Bearing scaffolding:

    8. Suspended Scaffolding Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise suspended scaffolding:

    9.Formwork Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the fabrication and erection of formwork.

    10. Jacking Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise jacking operations.

    11. Structural steel erecting Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise structural steel erecting.

    12. Structural Steel Maintenance Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise structural steel maintenance.

    13. Piling Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise piling operations.

    14. Road and Rail Formation Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of rail formation.

    15. Bulk Earthworks Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of bulk Earthworks.

    16. Surface Drainage Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of surface drainage structures.

    17. Layer-works Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of layer-works.

    18. Labour Intensive Roads and Storm water Construction Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of roads and storm water with labour intensive techniques.

    19. Labour Intensive Water and Sanitation construction Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of water and sanitation services with labour intensive construction techniques.

    20. Labour Intensive Structural construction, repair, and maintenance Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of structures, repair work, and maintenance with labour intensive techniques.

    21. Roadworks- Bituminous Construction: Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of road works with a bituminous surface.

    22. Roadworks - Cementitious Construction Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of road works with a cementitous surface.

    23. Roadworks - Maintenance Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the maintenance of roads.

    24. Water and Waste Water Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of water and waist water services including maintenance.

    25. Building Construction Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the construction of buildings.

    26. Plant Operator Learning Field:
  • Demonstrate the competence to supervise the use of plant in Civil Engineering construction processes. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    On completion of this Qualification learners are able to demonstrate and apply the following generic competences:

    1. Occupational health and safety issues are discussed and evaluated according to industry norms and specifications.

    2. Industry and organisational procurement policies and norms are used to evaluate and prepare a procurement document.

    3. Environmental legislation and norms to be used to evaluate environmental impact are identified.

    4. Quality control and improvements in the construction environment is conducted according to industry norms and specifications.

    5. A work plan is evaluated to comply with organisational and industry norms .

    6. Productivity control and improvements is shown in accordance with industry norms and specifications.

    7. Organisational norms, Human Resource legislation are observed.

    8. Drawings are read, interpreted and evaluated using specifications and Industry norms.


    Elective exit level outcomes and assessment criteria for the different proposed fields of learning are as follows:

    1. General Supervision - Civil Engineering
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: Initiating quality control via laboratory testing, identifying appropriate civil construction materials, and controlling the setting out of work.

    2. General Structures Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: the identification of raw materials for concrete production, adjusting mix designs when required, knowledge of concrete construction and concrete materials technology.

    3. Concreting Specialised Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: Under water concrete technology, specialised sealing, and repairs to concrete.

    4. Concreting Pre-cast Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: knowledge of the various pre-cast concreting technologies.

    5. Concrete reinforcing Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: knowledge of site and workshop reinforcing technologies.

    6. Access Scaffolding Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: knowledge of access scaffolding technology.

    7. Load Bearing Scaffolding Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: knowledge of Load Bearing scaffolding technology.

    8. Suspended Scaffolding Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: knowledge of suspended scaffolding technology.

    9. Formwork Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed when the learner demonstrates: knowledge of: erection of scaffolding required for formwork, identifying and use of materials, tools and equipment for the fabrication and erection process, safety issues and stripping the formwork on completion.

    10. Jacking Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating: knowledge of jacking procedures.

    11. Structural steel erecting Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of : lifting and positioning of loads, erection technology, and finishing structural steel work.

    12. Structural Steel Maintenance Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: access and suspended scaffolding work, structural steel maintenance technology.

    13. Piling Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of pilling technology.

    14. Road and Rail Formation Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: bulk earthworks construction technology, surface drainage construction, and layer-work construction technologies.

    15. Bulk Earthworks Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of material properties, plant usage and earthworks construction techniques.

    16. Surface Drainage Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of setting out of structures, concrete technology, laying of pipes and structures, safety.

    17. Layer-works Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: identification of plant and equipment required, materials properties, laboratory control processes.

    18. Labour Intensive Roads and Storm water Construction Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: general labour intensive techniques, specific labour intensive techniques for roads and storm water.

    19. Labour Intensive Water and Sanitation construction Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: general labour intensive techniques, specific labour intensive techniques for water and sanitation services.

    20. Labour Intensive Structural construction, repair, and maintenance Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: general labour intensive techniques, specific labour intensive techniques for structural construction, repair, and maintenance.

    21. Roadworks- Bituminous Construction: Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: asphalt technology, surfacing processes, setting out of works, installation of surface drainage and cross-drainage structures, finishing of road works.

    22. Roadworks - Cementitious Construction Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: concrete technology, concrete payment technology, setting out of works, installation of surface drainage and cross-drainage structures, finishing of road works.

    23. Roadworks - Maintenance Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: road surfacing, road rehabilitation, road finishing, setting out of works, installation of drainage and cross-drainage structures.

    24. Water and Waste Water Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: pipe-laying techniques, bedding of pipes, safety, maintenance procedures, and materials usage.

    25. Building Construction Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: tiling and plastering techniques, masonry techniques, timber roofing techniques, timber finishing techniques, plumbing techniques, glazing techniques.

    26. Plant Operator Learning Field:
  • This outcome is assessed by demonstrating knowledge of: Identification of plant, maintenance, productivity control, safety, properties of material processed by the plant.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written tests, demonstrations and a number of self-assessments. The purpose of formative assessment is to diagnose learner strengths and weaknesses and to determine readiness for summative assessment.

    Summative assessment would consist of written tests coupled with assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations. Summative assessments would only be conducted once the learner has indicated that he/she is ready to undergo summative assessment.

    Before qualifying, the learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical situation that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all Unit Standards.

    Integrated assessment provides learners with an opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across Unit Standards in order 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 
    The Fields of Learning model for the Qualification " National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes - NQF 4 is unique to South Africa.

    In New Zealand Qualifications where developed specifically for Building Construction, Civil Engineering Construction, Civil Plant Operation and Management, Civil Works and Services, Engineering, Highway Construction and Maintenance, Pavement Surfacing. All these Qualifications contain Unit Standards relevant to the South African Construction Industry.

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

    The closest New Zealand Qualifications can be compared to the Leanership model, is that they refer to "strand " - which is similar in concept to our "learnerships" In one Qualifications they specified the following "strand" options: Demolition strand, drainage strand and Earthworks strand. In this particular Qualification, the core component was 182 credits - ranging from level 1 to 5 with the bulk at level 4. Depending on the " strand" selected - the total Qualification credits came to a maximum of 223 credits for this level 4 Qualification.

    This implies that a Qualification with a high number of credits at some of the lower NQF levels is not uncommon.

    The large number of credits for Fundamentals 62 combined with the fact that management/supervisory competencies are combined with technical competencies - 102 credits in core, resulted in a large Qualification. Even so the number of credits compare favourably with similar Qualifications in New Zealand. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification has been developed for mobility across various fields of learning in Construction Supervision.

    Horizontal articulation is possible because the fundamental learning and the core units are the same for all the various fields of learning.

    Refer to annexure C elective Unit Standards - rules of combination - where different combinations of electives together with Fundamental and Core learning - formatted in learnerships- on completion will result in the same generic National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes - NQF Level 4.

    Articulation with the National Certificates in Construction Materials Testing - NQF Levels 2 and 4 is also possible since the interpretation of and execution of laboratory test / sampling is part of the quality control and construction process contained in this Supervisory Qualification.

    Vertical articulation is also possible.
    Learners can progress from level 1 to level 7 in the various fields of learning.

    The following Qualifications provide a learning pathway for the Construction worker.

    NQF Level 1
  • National Certificate in Construction

    NQF Level 2:
  • National Certificate in Construction

    NQF Level 3
  • National Certificate in Construction

    NQF level 4:
  • National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes

    NQF level 5:
  • National Diploma in the Management of Construction Processes

    NQF level 6
  • National Degree in Construction Management

    NQF Level 7
  • National Professional Degree in Construction Management 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificates in Construction Materials Testing. The relevant ETQA, or other appropriate ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, is responsible for the moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Qualification.

    Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.

    Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • The assessor should have acquired the Unit Standard/s being assessed or have one a level higher, and should have at least one year subject matter expertise or work experience;
  • A broad understanding of the context of the Qualification in order to promote integrated assessment;
  • A recognized assessor course; and
  • To comply with the relevant ETQA's requirements for assessor registration. 

  • 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.
    This qualification replaces four qualifications: 23674, 23682, 23673 and 23895. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9982  Comply with legal requirements for a construction contract  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14414  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114218  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14415  Describe and interpret the composition, role-players, processes and role of the construction industry  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14416  Implement a quality management system, project quality plan and a quality improvement process on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  14417  Lead and supervise construction teams  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14418  Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  14425  Perform site administration functions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  14426  Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  14429  Supervise health and safety on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14430  Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  15137  Apply contract documentation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Fundamental  7572  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7568  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13972  Identify describe and use materials in civil engineering construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116577  Finish off and hand over structural works  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  116622  Lift and position loads  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  116574  Assess appearance, durability and strength of precast elements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116571  Carry out routine tests on raw materials for concrete production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116680  Conduct specialist sealing and repairs to concrete  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    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  116563  Demonstrate knowledge and apply concrete materials technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  15183  Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  15168  Implement labour intensive construction systems and techniques  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  263205  Inspect access scaffolding  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116556  Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15172  Interpret test/lab results in civil construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14419  Organise and control finishing carpentry activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15171  Organise and control general road finishing activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14420  Organise and control masonry activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14421  Organise and control paving activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14422  Organise and control plumbing activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14423  Organise and control roof carpentry activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15174  Organise and control the construction of concrete pave wearing courses  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15179  Organise and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15180  Organise and control the installation of jacked pipes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15185  Organise and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14424  Organise and control tiling and plastering activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15167  Organize and control concreting activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  15187  Organize and control general road maintenance activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  15189  Organize and control road rehabilitation by milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15169  Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  15170  Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  116564  Oversee concrete production  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  116583  Perform tandem lifting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  116615  Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  15195  Plan organize and control the installation of drainage structures for stormwater flow  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116686  Plan, organise and control piling operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  116689  Plan, organise and control pre - cast concrete manufacturing processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  15175  Plan, organise and control the construction of stabilized and unstabilized pavement layers  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  116692  Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of access scaffolding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  116691  Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of load bearing scaffolding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  116690  Plan, organise and control the erection, alteration/repositioning and dismantling of suspended scaffolding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18 
    Elective  116685  Plan, organise and control the fabrication and erection of formwork  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  15177  Plan, organise and control the installation of Armco pipes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15184  Plan, organise and control the installation of pressure and gravity drainage pipes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116688  Plan, organise and control the jacking of concrete structures  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  116683  Plan, organise and control the maintanance of steel structures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15186  Plan, organise and control the maintenance of gravity drainage structures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15188  Plan, organise and control the maintenance of pressure pipelines  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116693  Plan, organize and control reinforcing site activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  25 
    Elective  116694  Plan, organize and control reinforcing workshop activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    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 
    Elective  116592  Tension bonded tendons  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116593  Tension unbonded tendons  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  15165  Use labour intensive construction methods to construct and maintain roads and stormwater drainage  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15159  Use labour intensive construction methods to construct and maintain water and sanitation services  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15166  Use labour intensive construction methods to construct, repair and maintain structures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15161  Initiate testing and interpret test/lab results in civil construction  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15181  Organise and control a binder manufacturing process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  15178  Organise and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  15190  Plan, organise and control asphalt paving construction  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  15192  Plan, organise and control bituminous surfacing seal construction  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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    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) 
    2. BNZN Social Development and General Services 
    3. Buna Construction And Projects 
    4. Catagrict Impremere 
    5. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. Dego Consultants 
    7. Eastcape Training Centre 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    9. LG Project Management 
    10. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    11. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    12. Matlakwano Maintance &Suppliers 
    13. Move-On-Up 246 Pty Ltd 
    14. Novi General Services 
    15. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    16. Tovani Traiding 299 
    17. Tshwane South College-atteridgeville Campus 
    18. TSK Projects 
    19. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    20. Waco Africa Ltd 



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