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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage drainage construction activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113972  Manage drainage construction activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 manage drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities in a safe, cost effective manner while complying to project specifications.

This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of management, i.e. managing drainage construction activities in a civil engineering construction context. It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Managers. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

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. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 4 Mathematical Science and NQF Level 4 Literacy NQF Level 4 unit standards in the planning, organisation and controlling of water and waste water construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
All classes of water and waste water reticulation.The jacking of pipes used for water and waste water reticulation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Implement Occupational Health and Safety measures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and regulations pertaining to drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Protective clothing and equipment is identified and their use demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The implications is working in confined spaces at below ground level is explained and required precautions demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The implementation of traffic control and road side safety is demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice or organizational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Training programmes to sensitize and train unskilled workers on safety measures are implemented. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Protective clothing, HIV / AIDs, TB, malaria, confined spaces below ground level.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan the execution of drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Resources are determined from quantities computed from drawings and project specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A critical path analysis is determined for the execution of the drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A plan is prepared which includes the protection of the environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Manage the procurement of resources, transported and storage as determined from the construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance plans. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Set out the works. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Drawings and specifications are interpreted and setting out information obtained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Survey controls are put in place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The work is set out in accordance to project specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Execute the drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The work is executed in terms of project specifications or organisational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Production targets are set and monitored to comply with industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality control measures are implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Prepare as build drawings and materials report. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. As build drawings are prepared from surveyed information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Materials report is prepared from construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities and laboratory control testing reports. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Implement environmental principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. An environmental implementation plan is prepared and implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The construction site is cleaned and all spoil transported to approved dumpsites. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Transport routes and camp sites where the environment was damaged, are rehabilitated. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for "The National Certificate in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety legislation, regulations and measures:

    Range:
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Protective clothing and equipment requirements.
  • HIV/ AIDS / TB and Malaria safety requirements.
  • The working in confined spaces during drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities?
  • The interpretation of laboratory results associated with quality control during drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • The setting of appropriate production targets in terms of industry norms.
  • The management of quality during drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • The management of resources during drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • The management of productivity during drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • The preparation of a critical path analysis during the planning phase of the construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • Survey control and setting out of drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • The management of cost during drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Plan the execution of drainage construction activities
  • A critical path analysis is determined for the execution of the drainage construction , upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety measures.
  • Training programmes to sensitize and train unskilled workers are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.
  • Execute the drainage construction work.
  • Production targets are set and monitored to comply with industry norms.
  • Quality control measures are set in place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.
  • Plan the execution of drainage construction activities.
  • Resources are determined from quantities computed from drawings and project specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Execute the drainage construction work.
  • Production targets are set and monitored to comply with industry norms.
  • Quality control measures are set in place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
  • Plan the execution of drainage construction activities.
  • A critical path analysis is determined for the execution of the drainage construction , upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.
  • Rehabilitate the environment.
  • The construction site is cleaned and all spoil transported to approved dump sites. 

  • 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
    Elective  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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.
     
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    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.