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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate mechanical awareness and plant appreciation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116152  Demonstrate mechanical awareness and plant appreciation 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-30  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262726  Demonstrate a basic understanding of the mechanics of plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

This unit standard will be useful to people who operate construction plant
Demonstrating mechanical awareness and appreciation of civil construction plant, identifying and applying pre-operational and post-operational checks.

Demonstrating an understanding of, and applying the principles of leverage

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniquesThe contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
Learning assumed to be in place
ABET 3 Numeracy and ABET 3 Literacy 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Stability
  • Suitability
  • State of repair
  • Proximity of other machines and workers

    Major components include:
  • Engine
  • Fuel system
  • Hydraulic system
  • Electrical system
  • Braking system
  • Transmission
  • Cooling system
  • Torque Convertors
  • Differentials
  • Final drives

    Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following:
  • Manufacturer's checklist
  • Pre-operational checklist
  • Site-specific checklist
  • Daily checklist
  • Weekly checklist
  • Site-specific checklist

    Worksite procedures include manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements, or similar procedures
  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting
  • Controls include levers, switches, adjusting wheels, joy sticks and pedals where applicable
  • Forwards, reverse, left, right, gear selection, braking
  • All implement and attachment movements
  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transmission systems 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational and post-operational checks are carried out according to manufacturer's operation manual 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts is demonstrated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plant most suitable for a particular application and method of operation is selected to ensure safe operating procedures 


    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
  • 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 
  • Functions of major components and systems
  • Functions of instruments and controls
  • Methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components
  • Principles of leverage 

  • 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 the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
  • Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Transmission system

    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
  • Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described
  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components
  • Pre-operational and post-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications.

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area.
  • Select plant most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
  • Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions described

    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
  • Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described
  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities.
  • Pre-operational and post-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications.

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area.
  • Select plant most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
  • Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions describe
  • Transmission system

    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
  • Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described
  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components
  • Pre-operational and post-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area.
  • Select plant most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
  • Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Transmission system

    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
  • Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described
  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components
  • Pre-operational and post-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications.

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area.
  • Select plant most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Identify and describe functions of major components and systems
  • Major components of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Hydraulic systems of construction plant are identified and their functions described
  • Transmission system

    Identify and describe functions of instruments and controls
  • Construction plant instrumentation is identified and their functions described
  • Construction plant controls are identified and their functions described
  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • All safety features and warning devices on the machine are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

    Apply recognised methods for inspection and recording operational fitness of all plant components
  • Pre-operational and post-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist.
  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, ensuring compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications.

    Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply principles of leverage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles of leverage in relation to the load and capacity charts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes the load rating in relation to the load radius, height, stability, structural and operational area.
  • Select plant most suitable for a particular application and method of operation to ensure safe operating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262726, which is "Demonstrate a basic understanding of the mechanics of plant", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  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. Arehone Consulting 
    2. Builders Training Centre 
    3. PROEARTH Pty Ltd 
    4. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    6. WAL TRAINING 
    7. 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.