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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Setup and manage a construction contracting business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11553  Setup and manage a construction contracting business 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Construction Contractors to establish and manage a construction contracting business. Learners acquiring competency with this unit standard are able to: understand and apply Business Principles, market contracting services, and apply Industrial Relations procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Unit Standards 4 to 7: (Existing standards SMME 001 to 004). 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Types of companies include: sole proprietorship, close corporation, private and public company, trust, partnership, and a cooperative.

2. Compulsory payments and levies include: Regional Services Council levies, UIF, Skills Development levies, PAYE, SITE, company tax, VAT, and WCA. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand and apply business principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. General business definitions are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Business principles are applied to set up business management systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Banking forms are completed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Types of companies are identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Start a Construction Contracting Business. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A contracting business plan is drawn up. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The legal requirements of business types are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The legal requirements of company registrations are completed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Legal compulsory payments and levies are met. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Market Contracting services. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The target market is defined in terms of the business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Prospecting procedures are applied in procuring work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Company services are established in the market niche defined in the Business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Elements of competition are defined and used in the marketing strategy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. A marketing and action plan is setup and implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply Industrial Relations procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Disciplinary procedures are established. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Grievance procedures are established. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Recruitment and retrenchment procedures are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The role of employees, trade unions, and employers in the workplace is understood. 


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. 

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

1. General business definitions, principles and processes.
2. Marketing principles, advertising, competition, niche markets, market share, prospecting methods, networking, and SWOT analysis. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Market Contracting services.
  • Elements of competition are defined and used in the marketing strategy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Market Contracting services.
    2. Apply Industrial Relations procedures.
  • Prospecting procedures are applied in procuring work.
  • A marketing and action plan is setup and implemented.
  • Disciplinary procedures are established.
  • Grievance procedures are established.
  • Recruitment and retrenchment procedures are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Apply Industrial Relations procedures.
  • Disciplinary procedures are established.
  • Grievance procedures are established.
  • Recruitment and retrenchment procedures are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Apply Industrial Relations procedures.
  • The role of employees, trade unions, and employers in the workplace is understood. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    5. Amber Tower Training 
    6. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    8. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Buna Construction And Projects 
    10. Buyisiwe Management Services 
    11. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    12. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    13. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    14. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    15. Dego Consultants 
    16. Eastcape Training Centre 
    17. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    18. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    19. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    20. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    21. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    22. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    23. Microzone Training CC 
    24. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    25. Mthoms Trading 
    26. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    27. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    28. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    29. Northlink TVET College 
    30. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    31. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    32. Protech Training cc 
    33. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    34. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    35. Somvi General Services 
    36. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Sphola Consulting CC 
    38. The Business Zone 352 
    39. Tius Consultants 
    40. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    41. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    42. TSK Projects 
    43. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    44. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    45. Zama Training & Developments 



    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.