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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the batching and mixing of concrete by mass using a concrete mixer 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116582  Supervise the batching and mixing of concrete by mass using a concrete mixer 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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:
Calibrating and setting scales in accordance with known masses and manufacturer's specifications, supervising the batching of materials, the mixing and discharging of concrete and post-mixing operations ensuring all work is completed in accordance with safety legislation requirements and good housekeeping practices. Demonstrate knowledge of methods used to calibrate scales, techniques for batching materials, techniques for assessing concrete consistency, methods for weighing and adding materials, worksite procedures for disposing of excess 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 Concreting practitioners who are able to supervise work crews responsible for the batching and mixing of concrete by mass using a concrete mixer.

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.

Supervise Post mixing operations includes but is not limited to: End of procedure and shift 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Calibrate and set scales. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Batch plant is checked to ensure all mechanisms are in good working order. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Check scales using known masses. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Calibrate scales in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Supervise the batching of materials within tolerances. 

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 
Materials are identified and selected from stockpiles in terms of requirements for the given mix design. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The materials are weighed and added to the mixer in accordance with the mix design and company procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Wastage of materials is kept to within industry accepted levels 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The batch plant and mixer are operated in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The consequences of incorrect batching of materials are explained in terms of cost, safety and quality of product. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Mix and discharge the concrete. 

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 
Water and admixtures are added to the mix in accordance with the mix design and company procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The consistency of the concrete is assessed in terms of the workability and placing requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Problems are identified and corrective action taken in terms of workflow and production. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Problems include: poor workability with all the water added and high slump with remaining water.
Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Concrete is discharged from the mixer in accordance with work place procedures and principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Wastage of materials is kept to within industry-accepted levels. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
he consequences of good and poor workmanship are described in terms of production, cost, safety and quality of product. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Supervise post mixing operations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The mixer is shut down in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The mixer is cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The consequences of not thoroughly cleaning all concrete equipment are explained in terms of concrete build-up and productivity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Unused materials are cleared, piled and grouped in accordance with good housekeeping principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Excess concrete is disposed of in accordance with work site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
All documentation is completed in accordance with work site 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
  • 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 
  • Methods used to calibrate scales
  • Methods for weighing and adding materials to the mixer
  • Manufacturers specifications for operating, shutting down and cleaning batch plant and mixer
  • Techniques for batching materials
  • Techniques for assessing concrete consistency
  • Good housekeeping principles for clearing, piling and grouping unused materials
  • Worksite procedures for disposing of excess concrete
  • Worksite procedures for the completion of documentation in relation to batching and mixing concrete 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria:
    Calibrate and set scales
  • Batch plant is checked to ensure all mechanisms are in good working order.

    Mix and discharge the concrete
  • Problems are identified and corrective action taken in terms of workflow and production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Supervise the batching of materials within tolerances

    Assessment criteria:
  • Wastage of materials is kept to within industry accepted levels
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Supervise the batching of materials within tolerances

    Assessment criteria:
  • Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the relevant safety legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Supervise the batching of materials within tolerances
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow.

    Supervise post mixing operations
  • All documentation is completed in accordance with work site requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Supervise the batching of materials within tolerances
  • Communication is maintained in such a way that promotes good working relationships and ensures uninterrupted workflow.

    Mix and discharge the concrete
  • Problems are identified and corrective action taken in terms of workflow and production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological

    Specific outcome:
  • Calibrate and set scales

    Assessment criteria:
  • Batch plant is checked to ensure all mechanisms are in good working order. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Supervise the batching of materials within tolerances
  • The consequences of incorrect batching of materials are explained in terms of cost, safety and quality of product.

    Supervise post mixing operations
  • The consequences of not thoroughly cleaning all concrete equipment are explained in terms of concrete build-up and productivity. 

  • 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 


    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. LANDAMXO (PTY) LTD 
    2. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 



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