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

Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116162  Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works 
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
262724  Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who operate construction plant

Demonstrating knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities; describe quality assurance of civil construction activities; and describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities.

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 2 Numeracy and ABET 2 Literacy 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
May include - demolition, site clearing, earthworks, site preparation, excavation, foundations, erection and construction of structures, services, pavements and surfacing, road marking, erection of signs.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Demolition, site clearing, earthworks, site preparation, excavation, foundations, erection and construction of structures, services, pavements and surfacing, road marking, erection of signs.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Bulldozer, excavator, backhoe, wheeled loader, scraper, grader, self-propelled roller and dump truck
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Lifting gear and attachments, scaffolding, wheelbarrows, picks and shovel's, ladders, safety barricade, compressed air power tools, electric power tools, leads, transformers, safety equipment and adjustable props
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Includes but is not restricted to - vibration, noise, visual pollution
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Description identifies key principles of planning needs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Down-stream effects of further machine usage, wear and tear, cost.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Includes but is not restricted to - pollution of watercourses, dust nuisance, slips
 


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 
  • Civil construction activities and processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • The importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Effects of machinery operations on the environment.
  • Uses of large civil construction plant.
  • The concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements in terms of quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Effects of adverse weather on construction materials. 

  • 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:

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences
  • Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences.

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities
  • Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant.
  • Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment.

    Describe dumping and spreading operations.
  • Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation.
  • Description identifies key principles of planning needs
  • Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks.
  • Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts.

    Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces.
  • Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences
  • Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences.

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities
  • Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant.
  • Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment.

    Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities.
  • Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation.
  • Description identifies key principles of planning needs
  • Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks.
  • Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts.

    Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces.
  • Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences
  • Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences.

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities.
  • Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant.
  • Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment.

    Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities.
  • Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation.
  • Description identifies key principles of planning needs
  • Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks.
  • Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts.

    Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces.
  • Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences
  • Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences.

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities
  • Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant.
  • Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment.

    Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities.
  • Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation.
  • Description identifies key principles of planning needs
  • Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks.
  • Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts.

    Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces.
  • Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction processes and sequences
  • Explanation of civil construction activities identifies and describes their processes and complexity, and the planning process required.
  • Description of civil construction activities explains construction sequences.

    Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities
  • Description identifies potential uses of large civil construction plant.
  • Description identifies potential uses of civil construction equipment.
  • Description identifies survey and set out equipment and the importance of control marks to civil construction activities
  • Description explains effect of machinery operations on the environment.

    Describe quality assurance of civil construction activities.
  • Description of the concept of supplying a product or service to meet specified requirements identifies and explains quality, timing, and level of service.
  • Description explains impact of individual performance on own and company's professional reputation.
  • Description identifies key principles of planning needs
  • Description identifies and explains procedures for detecting and reporting defects in plant, materials, and tasks.
  • Description of customer relationships identifies effects of customer satisfaction on potential contracts.

    Describe effects of adverse weather on construction environments and activities.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction materials.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on work area including road surfaces.
  • Description explains effect of wind, dust, heat, and ice on machine operation.
  • Description explains effect of adverse weather on construction environments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262724, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of civil construction works", Level 2, 3 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 


    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. M Tech Training Consultants 
    2. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    3. PROEARTH Pty Ltd 
    4. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    6. 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.