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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114218  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand and implement environmental initiatives during all phases of the construction process.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of construction supervisors.

The skills, knowledge, competencies and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential in order to sustain the physical environment and natural resources. It will also ensure that the social-cultural interests of all communities are considered and promoted. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
Language & Communication & Mathematical literacy at NQF level 3 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements:The typical scope of this unit standard:
"Environmental management" relates to the management of the interaction between the holistic construction process and the environment. The "environment" includes the physical environment and natural resources, as well as social-cultural issues and the interaction of the afore mentioned with economic systems

Pollution includes:
  • Noise
  • Waste
  • Hazardous/toxic materials 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the value of environmental management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The benefits and importance of environmentally orientated construction activities are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The purpose of the environmental impact assessment, as well as the environmental management plan is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The value of upgrading as opposed to renewing is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The value of historical building substance is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The importance of material sustainability is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Socio-cultural values and perceptions with regard to construction materials; energy; and construction methods are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The costs and benefits of traditional and indigenous building methodologies and materials are compared with current technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Local resources (including skills) are identified and considered in the construction planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Means of community participation, as well as awareness programmes are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Construction based pollution reduction measures are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Disease prevention and hygiene measures are implemented during construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Measures to conserve water and energy are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Construction activities are executed in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and relevant regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Adherence to the environmental management plan is ensured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Maintenance schedules are executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The construction site is rehabilitated and dumping of waste is monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resource recycling is maximised. 


    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 relevant - ETQA or any relevant ETQA which has signed an MoU with the relevant ETQA .
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant - ETQA or any ETQA which has signed an MoU with the relevant ETQA .
  • The relevant - ETQA or other ETQAs, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant - ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The value/benefit of environmental management initiatives
  • The purpose of the environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan
  • Carbon/water/food/air cycle
  • Impact of carbon obnoxious gases on the micro and macro environment
  • Climatic conditions and energy zones in RSA
  • The cost impact of environmentally orientated construction methods
  • Traditional and indigenous building methodologies and materials
  • The importance of material sustainability
  • Socio-cultural values and perceptions with regard to construction materials, energy and construction methods
  • Water and energy conservation methods
  • Construction based pollution reduction measures
  • Relevant environmental regulations and legislation
  • Resource recycling 

  • 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:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The construction site is rehabilitated and dumping of waste is monitored 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Means of community participation, as well as awareness programmes are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The costs and benefits of traditional and indigenous building methodologies and materials are compared with current technologies 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Means of community participation, as well as awareness programmes are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of environmental management.
    2. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Resource recycling is maximised
  • Measures to conserve water and energy are implemented
  • The importance of material sustainability is explained 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities
    2. Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Construction activities are executed in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and relevant regulations 

  • 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  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Buna Construction And Projects 
    7. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    8. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    11. Dego Consultants 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    14. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    15. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    16. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    17. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    18. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    19. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    20. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    21. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    22. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    23. Josmap Training Institute 
    24. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    25. Leps Training Consultants 
    26. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    27. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    28. Microzone Training CC 
    29. Mthoms Trading 
    30. MTL Training and Projects 
    31. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    32. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    33. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    34. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    35. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    36. Scaffold Training Group 
    37. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    38. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    39. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Sphola Consulting CC 
    41. The Business Zone 352 
    42. Tius Consultants 
    43. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    44. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    45. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    46. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    47. TSK Projects 
    48. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    49. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    50. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.