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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage geo-technical construction activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113973  Manage geo-technical 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  20 
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 geo-technical construction 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 geo-technical construction activities in a construction context.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of 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 in Numeracy and Literacy.
  • Relevant Unit standards at NQF Level 4 in Geo-Technical Construction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Piling includes augered, bored, driven, CFA, sheet, tube, micro.
  • Ground improvement includes dynamic compaction, fibro floatation, jet-grouting, stabilization.
  • Lateral support includes rock anchors, soil nails, soldier piles, sheet piles, gunnite, rock bolts and lacing, diaphragm walling.
  • Environmental rehabilitation by geo-technical processes. 

  • 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 geo-technical construction are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machinery`s Act dealing with lifting and placing materials. Working in deep confined spaces.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous material used in construction is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Protective clothing and equipment is identified and their use demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Training programmes to sensitize and train unskilled workers are implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the execution of geo-technical construction 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 road construction activities. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Resources are procured, transported and stored as determined from the construction plan. 

    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 geo-techincal construction work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality control measures are set in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cost control measure are set in place. 

    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 and laboratory control testing reports. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Rehabilitate the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The construction site is cleaned and all spoil transported to approved dumpsites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. 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 Certificates in Construction Materials Testing.
  • 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 ETQA`s 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 
  • The implications of Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations pertaining to a geo-technical construction activity. Range: Machinery`s act dealing with lifting and placing. Working in deep confined spaces.
  • The handling, transport, storage and utilization of hazardous materials used in construction.
  • The identification and use of protective clothing and equipment required in geo-technical construction activities.
  • The working in confined spaces and elevated locations during geo-technical construction.
  • The interpretation of laboratory results associated with quality control during geo-technical construction activities.
  • The setting of appropriate production targets in terms of industry norms.
  • The management of quality during road construction activities.
  • The management of resources during geo-technical construction activities.
  • The management of productivity during geo-technical construction activities.
  • The preparation of a critical path analysis during the planning phase of the construction activities.
  • Survey control and setting out of geo-technical construction.
  • The management of cost during geo-technical construction 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.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan the execution of geo-technical construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • A critical path analysis is determined for the execution of the geo-technical construction activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety measures.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Training programmes to sensitise and train unskilled workers are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Execute the geo-technical construction work.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Production targets are set and monitored to comply with industry norms.
  • Quality control measures are set in place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan the execution ofgeo-technical construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Resources are determined from quantities computed from drawings and project specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the geo-technical construction work.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Production targets are set and monitored to comply with industry norms.
  • Quality control measures are set in place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan the execution of geo-technical construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • A critical path analysis is determined for the execution of the geo-technical construction activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Rehabilitate the environment.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • 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: 
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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.