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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan to conduct, repair and maintain work on un-surfaced road shoulders 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119716  Plan to conduct, repair and maintain work on un-surfaced road shoulders 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this Unit Standard will be able to effectively and safely maintain un-surfaced road shoulders under supervision.

Competence in this Unit Standard will enable learners:
  • To identify and protective measures during the maintenance activity.
  • To explain the characteristics of effective road shoulders.
  • Explain and apply practical planning techniques required for maintenance.
  • The impact of planning on productivity during the maintenance activity.
  • The techniques of repairing gravel shoulders.

    The Unit Standard contributes to the overall competence required of the construction and maintenance road worker.

    Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning experience. This Unit Standard can therefore enhance the employability and career prospects of learners. Previously disadvantaged individuals can also progress to start their own maintenance firms specialising in the maintenance of roads. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2
  • Communication at NQF Level 2

    Unit Standards:
  • "Identify and use protective clothing in general construction"
  • "Use and maintain hand tools on a construction on a site"
  • "Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site"
  • "Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan"
  • "Implement road side safety procedures" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Slope (camber), drainage, vegetation control, excavation, backfilling, compaction critical cross-field outcomes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the characteristics and benefits of well maintained gravel road shoulders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply knowledge of the requirements for un-surfaced road shoulders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan to conduct, repair or maintenance work on an un-surfaced road shoulder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conduct task evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Draw up a work plan including the following requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personnel; Plant and equipment; Personnel safety equipment; Roadside safety equipment; Material quantities; Schedule of activity; Hazard identification.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conduct procurement and storage according to company policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Put temporary traffic control devices in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Take safety measures with regard to identified hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assign personnel to specific tasks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct the shoulder repair task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Excavate, backfill and compact according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Utilize plant and material in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adhere to safety measures at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adhere to time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Keep records of all activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ensure that finished tasks conforms to standards and specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Clear the worksite on completion of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Remove excess material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Remove temporary traffic control signs in the correct sequence. 


    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.
  • Relevant ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a memorandum of understanding with relevant ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievement of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The characteristics of effective road shoulders.
  • Practical planning techniques for maintenance.
  • The impact of planning on productivity during the maintenance activity.
  • The technique of repairing gravel shoulders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Plan to conduct repair or maintenance on an unsurfaced road shoulder.
    > Task evaluation is done a work plan is drawn up. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Temporary traffic control devices are put in place.
    > Personnel are assigned to specific tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Safety measures are taken with regard to identified hazards.
    > Time frames are adhered to. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:
  • Explain the characteristics and benefits of well maintained gravel shoulder.
    > Task evaluation is done.
    > A work plan is drawn up. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Personnel are assigned to specific tasks specified in the work plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:
  • Conduct the shoulder repair task.
    > Plant and equipment are utilised in the competence prescribed manner.
    > Finished task conforms to quality standards and specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems:
  • Plan to conduct repair or maintenance work on an unsurfaced road shoulder.
    > Work plan includes safety and productivity requirements. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:

    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this Unit Standard:
  • Occupational Health And Safety Act 1993
  • Gnr 1010 Of 18 July 2003:Construction Regulations 2003
  • National Environment Management Act (No.107 Of 1998)
  • South African Bureau Of Standards

    Project Specification includes but not limited to:
  • Committee Of Transport Officials (Coto) Standard
  • Specification And General Conditions Of Contract Documentation 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    3. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    4. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    5. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    6. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    7. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    8. Josmap Training Institute 
    9. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    10. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    11. The Business Zone 352 
    12. Ubucubu Home Industries 



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