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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and promote labour intensive construction strategies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114913  Develop and promote labour intensive construction strategies 
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 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  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 
This Unit Standard is for persons involved in the development and implementation of Labour Intensive Construction systems, procedures and guidelines

A person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to : Understand and Apply the philosophy, principles and concepts of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC), Develop policies and procedures for Labour Intensive Construction Projects, Develop Labour Intensive Construction documentation, and Promote the use of Labour Intensive Construction methods.

This Unit Standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of Construction Project Managers in the Labour Intensive Construction environment.The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
The proven ability to manage Labour Intensive Construction Projects at NQF Level 5

Labour Intensive Construction is a mechanism for the provision of work and for the entry of unemployed labour into the industry. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Building and Civil Engineering Works that incorporate the Labour Intensive Construction philosophy, systems and techniques.
  • The development of policies / procedures and guidelines includes the application to suit specific needs of an organisation.
  • The principles of LIC include :
    - The use of proper engineering, socio-economic objectives, and employment generation.
    - Appropriate employment intensive methods.
    - Use of detailed technical analysis.
    - Appropriate designs, specifications, documentation and tender procedures.
    - Work based on individual or group tasks.
    - Preparatory work to include work studies.
    - Appropriate conditions of employment.
    - "a fair day's wage for a fair day's work" principle.
    - Compliance with health and safety issues, including Workmen's Compensation.
    - Labour uses own transport to work site.
    - Appropriate tools and equipment to be used.
    - Extensive on-site training. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply the philosophy, principles and concepts of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The LIC philosophy is understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles and concepts of LI Construction and maintenance are explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The origin and accepted international concepts of LIC are understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conceptual framework of LIC is explained and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop and implement policies and procedures for Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) Projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    LIC administrative systems and procedures are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training systems and methods are developed for LIC projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    LIC implementation procedures are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Organisational policies for LIC are developed and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Integrated environmental management systems are developed and implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Forms of Contract are applied that are relevant to LIC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Project and Method Specifications are developed for LIC contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The philosophy and principles of Labour Intensive Construction are incorporated in documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Developmental needs and capacity building of role players in the LIC environment is addressed in LIC documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role and participation of local communities is enhanced in the development of documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Promote the use of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Projects are unbundled to incorporate the philosophy of LIC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate Contracts and Sections of Works documentation are identified for LIC implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contract configurations are adapted for incorporation of LIC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    LIC principles and ideology are promoted to specifiers and contract decision-makers. 


    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 for this unit standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA or any appropriate ETQA's, 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 
  • Design Guidelines on Labour Intensive Construction documentation.
  • Labour Intensive Construction Principles, techniques and systems.
  • The Labour Intensive philosophy, including the need for using LIC methods in South Africa, and the social consequences thereof.
  • The implementation of Integrated Environmental Management principles as they relate to LIC.
  • Legal and statutory requirements pertaining to Labour Intensive Construction projects, including but not limited to:
    - The draft Agreement for Labour Intensive Construction (Draft 10)
    - The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R63, (or as amended), including the Ministerial Determination No 3 : Special Works Programmes
    - The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R64, (or as amended), including the Code of Good Practice for employment and conditions of work for Special Public Works Programmes
    - Interim Guidelines for Labour-based Construction Projects (Construction and Development Series, No 2 - DBSA
    - The Occupational Health and Safety Act, pertaining to labour intensive works. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Develop policies and procedures for Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) Projects.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • LIC administrative systems and procedures are developed.
  • LIC implementation procedures are developed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Promote the use of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) methods.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • LIC principles and ideology are promoted to specifiers and contract decision-makers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Develop policies and procedures for Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) Projects.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • LIC administrative systems and procedures are developed.
  • LIC implementation procedures are developed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Develop Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) documentation.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • Project and Method Specifications are developed for LIC contracts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Promote the use of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) methods.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • LIC principles and ideology are promoted to specifiers and contract decision-makers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Develop policies and procedures for Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) Projects.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • LIC administrative systems and procedures are developed.
  • LIC implementation procedures are developed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Promote the use of Labour Intensive Construction (LIC) methods.

    Evident in Assessment Criteria:
  • Projects are unbundled to incorporate the philosophy of LIC. 

  • 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  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    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.
     
    1. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    2. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 



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