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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess appearance, durability and strength of precast elements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116574  Assess appearance, durability and strength of precast elements 
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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Conducting visual tests to pre-cast concrete elements and rectifying non-conformances in accordance with work place policy. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate testing methods, types of irreparable defects and possible causes of defects.

Learners will be able to select appropriate methods for testing pre-cast concrete elements to load requirements in accordance with testing schedules and/or legislative requirements.

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 Concreting practitioners who are able to competently use science and technology when assessing the appearance, durability and strength of precast elements.

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.

Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements includes but is not limited to: Appearance of end product, including after repairs have been conducted 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Precast elements are checked for compliance to work place specifications. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Texture, dimensions, shape, edges, colour
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Defects are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place policy. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes: rectifying and/or reporting
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Possible causes of defects are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place policy. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes: rectifying and/or reporting
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The importance of the final appearance is explained in terms of potential impact on customer demand and profitability to the company. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Irreparable defects are identified and steps are taken to ensure that the defective element is dealt with according to work place policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Documentation is complete and accurate and meets with work place requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan and prepare to load test precast elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Tools, equipment and protective clothing is identified and procured in terms of organisational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Precast concrete elements are selected for testing in accordance with work place and legislative requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Precast elements are transported to test area in a safe manner. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Load test precast concrete elements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The test method selected is appropriate to the type of element being tested and the results required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Elements are tested to the load requirements stipulated in testing schedules and/or legislation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Tested elements are dealt with in accordance with work place requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate the ability to interpret test results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Test criteria in project documentation is identified - (including drawings) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Test / laboratory results are compared to the project specification 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Record information and communicate test results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Documentation is complete and accurate and captures all the information required from the specific test. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Test results are communicated to management. 


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 
  • Possible causes of defects found in precast concrete elements
  • Types of irreparable defects and standard worksite practices for handling irreparable defects
  • Procedures for completion of documentation in relation to the assessment of the appearance, durability and strength of precast elements
  • The types of tools and equipment and how they are used when assessing appearance, durability and strength of precast elements
  • Safety legislative requirements for personal protective equipment to be used when assessing appearance, durability and strength of precast elements
  • Legislative and workplace requirements for testing precast concrete elements
  • Appropriate testing methods for different types of precast elements
  • Load requirements stipulated in testing schedules and/or legislation 

  • 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:

    Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements
  • Precast elements are checked for compliance to work place specifications.
    Range:
    Texture, dimensions, shape, edges, colour
  • Defects are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place policy.
    Range:
    Corrective action includes: rectifying and/or reporting 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Record information and communicate test results
  • Test results are communicated to management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements
  • Irreparable defects are identified and steps are taken to ensure that the defective element is dealt with according to work place policy.
  • Documentation is complete and accurate and meets with work place requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements
  • Defects are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place policy.
    Range:
    Corrective action includes: rectifying and/or reporting
  • Possible causes of defects are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place policy.
    Range:Corrective action includes: rectifying and/or reporting 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Record information and communicate test results
  • Test results are communicated to management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements
  • Possible causes of defects are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with work place policy.
    Range:
    Corrective action includes: rectifying and/or reporting
  • Irreparable defects are identified and steps are taken to ensure that the defective element is dealt with according to work place policy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Conduct visual tests to precast concrete elements
  • The importance of the final appearance is explained in terms of potential impact on customer demand and profitability to the company.

    Load test precast concrete elements
  • Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

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



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