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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Oversee pre cast concrete production - wet mix 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116558  Oversee pre cast concrete production - wet mix 
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 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 
Planning and preparing to produce wet mix precast concrete elements, supervising production and monitoring the quality of wet mix precast concrete elements and writing up reports. Demonstrate techniques for adjusting the concrete mix and for repairing concrete.

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 Concrete personnel who are able to supervise precast concreting activities ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation and completed in accordance with specifications and industry standards.The 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:
NQF level 3 Language and Mathematics

Learners will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of construction drawings and specifications, techniques for calculating construction quantities and developing work plans, setting out work areas and identifying and describing materials used in civil construction 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:

Assessment against this unit standard must be undertaken on site. On site refers to a wide range of building and construction environments within which trade skills are required, and includes concrete production and concrete construction sites.

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 
Plan and prepare to produce precast concrete elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Includes, but is not limited to, interpreting drawings and specifications, selecting and ordering materials, plant and equipment, assembling and managing an appropriate construction team.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The plan describes all requirements to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Requirements refer to the type and quantities of materials, tools & equipment; plant; personnel; the work sequence; time frames; concrete production; handling arrangements and transporting, placing, compaction, finishing, protection and curing methods.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Materials, plant and equipment required for the task are identified, requisitioned, received, prepared for use and stored for safe and efficient use at the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in accordance with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes: timely elimination and/or reporting of all hazards and potential hazards.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified, ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Communications with other related work activities ensure productive workflow in compliance with given schedules. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Related activities include: preparing, mixing, curing and storing.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of production schedules. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Supervise production of precast concrete elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Checks are conducted routinely to ensure that tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose and that personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Steps are taken to address incorrect usage of tools and safety equipment in accordance with workplace requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Addressing includes teaching/coaching and disciplining.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Concrete elements are produced in accordance with the specified schedules in terms of dimensions, strength and production. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Concrete is transported, placed, compacted, protected and cured in accordance with specifications and good concrete practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Production schedules are set and maintained in terms of minimal time wastage due to poor workmanship and/or poor timing of work activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Support personnel are utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Monitor quality of precast concrete elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Representative samples of fresh concrete are taken and tested, and results reported in accordance with concrete testing requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The concrete mix is adjusted appropriately if the raw materials change or if test results indicate that the quality of the concrete is not satisfactory. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Requirements include, but are not limited to the properties of fresh and hardened concrete as specified or required for the effective construction of the structure.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Representative samples of precast elements are selected and checked for compliance with specifications. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Specifications include, but are not limited to, dimensions, appearance and durability
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The test results are interpreted in terms of quality of product and potential weaknesses identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Steps are taken to minimise potential weaknesses in the finished product and the relevant work process is ensured to comply with specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Repairs are undertaken where appropriate and does not compromise the strength or appearance of the end product. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Write up reports. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Reports on repairs undertaken are submitted to management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
All paperwork is complete and accurate in accordance with work place requirements. 


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 or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • 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 other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant -ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Worksite housekeeping procedures for corrective action when hazards are identified
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements and worksite procedures for conducting routine checks on tools and equipment
  • Techniques for adjusting the concrete mix if the raw materials change or if test results indicate that the quality of the concrete is not satisfactory
  • Techniques for repairing concrete
  • Worksite procedures for the completion of paperwork in relation to precast concreting work 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings

    Supervise production of pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Steps are taken to address incorrect usage of tools and safety equipment in accordance with workplace requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings

    Supervise production of pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Support personnel are utilised effectively, in line with their expertise. Instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures effective work 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings.

    Supervise production of pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Checks are conducted routinely to ensure that tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose and that personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings.

    Supervise production of pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Production schedules are set and maintained in terms of minimal time wastage due to poor workmanship and/or poor timing of work activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Consequences of not communicating with related work activities are explained in terms of production schedules.

    Write up reports
  • Reports on repairs undertaken are submitted to management 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and ensure compliance with given specifications and drawings.

    Monitor quality of pre cast concrete production - wet mix
  • Representative samples of fresh concrete are taken and tested, and results reported in accordance with concrete testing requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias

    Plan and prepare to produce pre cast concrete - wet mix
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in accordance with production plant housekeeping procedures.
  • All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified, ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

  • 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
    Elective  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  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 


    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.
     
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    2. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    6. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    7. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    8. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    9. Kagano Consulting Services 
    10. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    11. LANDAMXO (PTY) LTD 
    12. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    13. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    14. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    15. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    16. NOLOSHA 
    17. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    18. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    19. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    20. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    21. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    22. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    23. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    24. Thabomeleng 
    25. The Business Zone 352 
    26. The Royal Dish CC 
    27. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Ubucubu Home Industries 



    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.