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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret the composition, construction sequence and processes of the construction industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110095  Interpret the composition, construction sequence and processes of the construction industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry, its stakeholders, relevant regulations and legislation, and communication techniques used in the construction industry.The learner will further be able to identify how these concepts impact on his/her role as an employee within the industry and how the different elements are to be applied in his/her specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country.. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1 Industry role-players include: suppliers; sub-contractors; consultants; clients; contractors; legislated bodies; collective worker forums; CETA
2 Legislation and regulations include: National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, relevant SABS codes, workmen`s compensation, environmental legislation.
3 Communication include: hand signals, drawings, verbal communication, faxes, written instructions, e-mails, radio 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the role of the construction industry and its impact on the South African Economy 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 The importance of the construction industry in terms of the national economy is explained
2 Current industry trends that impact on the context of the learner are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Design and technology, Heath and Safety, Employment, productivity, quality
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify role-players and describe their Positions and Duties. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Role-players in the industry are defined in terms of category of work
2 The duties of role-players are explained in terms of contractual obligations
3 The authority of role-players is explained in terms of relevant legislation
4 The impact of these industry stakeholders in the context of the learner is described from the learner`s perspective. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Dev and understanding of the impact of legislation, regulations codes of practice across construct 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Current legislation and codes of practice applicable to the construction industry are identified in terms of their purpose as well as how they relate to the learner`s context. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify and describe educ training development initiatives and opportunities in the const industry 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 The National Qualification Framework is explained in terms of how this effects the learner
2 Employment opportunities is explained in terms of the learner`s perspective. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Apply communication techniques 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 An appropriate form of communication is chosen in terms of site conditions and information to be conveyed
2 Information is conveyed clearly in terms of understanding and unambiguity
3 Communication is confirmed to be understood in terms of original meaning
4 Communication is acted upon in terms of desired outcomes. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate in Construction Contracting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understands and can explain:

1. Overview of the construction industry: Past, present and future focus.
2. Local trends versus international trends. Trends include: Design and technology, codes of practice, health and safety, employment, productivity.
3. The impact of the construction industry on sustainable growth.
4. Construction industry stakeholders, structures and roles within the industry.
5. The impact of industry stakeholder in the context of the learner
6. Legislation, regulations, codes of practice governing the construction industry - a basic awareness of the titles and purpose of the acts/ regulations/ codes of practice is required.
7. The major provisions of the Skills Development Legislation.
8. Support structures available in the construction industry
9. Current skills development initiatives and projects being undertaken by the construction industry.
10. Qualifications, Learnerships and career and learning pathways for designated trades.
11. Basic awareness of the possible impact of the construction industry on the environment.
12. The role of the learner in sustaining environmental awareness.
13. Application of communication techniques in the construction industry. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes
Specific Outcomes
Specific Outcome 4: Identify and describe education, training and development initiatives and opportunities in the construction industry.

Assessment Criteria
Identify the qualifications, learnerships and RPL processes that have a direct impact on the learner and determine which of these will assist the learner in achieving his/her future career aspirations in the construction industry. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
Work effectively with others

Specific outcome 2:
Identify role-players and describe their positions and duties.

Assessment Criteria
The impact of these industry stakeholders on the learner is explained. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes
Employ self management

Specific Outcomes
Specific outcome 6: Apply communication techniques

Assessment Criteria
Appropriate forms of communication is applied 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes
Manage information

Specific Outcomes
Impact of legislation, regulations and codes of practice across construction Specific outcome 3: Develop and understanding of the practices

Assessment Criteria
Current legislation and codes of practice applicable to the construction industry are identified. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes
Communicate effectively

Specific Outcomes
Specific Outcome 6. Apply communication techniques:

Assessment Criteria
Appropriate forms of communication is chosen 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes
Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

Specific Outcomes
N/A

Assessment Criteria
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Critical Cross-field Outcomes
Understand Contextual world-systems

Specific Outcomes
Specific outcome no 2: Identify role-players and describe their positions and duties

Assessment Criteria
Role-players and their roles / duties are identified. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
N/A 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
N/A 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Core  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Core  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
3. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
4. Arehone Consulting 
5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
7. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
8. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
9. Dego Consultants 
10. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
11. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
12. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
13. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
14. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
15. Interlink Technical Training 
16. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
17. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
18. Josmap Training Institute 
19. Macsen Construction & Projects 
20. Microzone Training CC 
21. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
22. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
23. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
24. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
25. Protech Training cc 
26. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
27. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
28. Sphola Consulting CC 
29. The Business Zone 352 
30. Tius Consultants 
31. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
32. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
33. Ubucubu Home Industries 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.