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

Read, interpret and produce working civil construction drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120213  Read, interpret and produce working civil construction drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-02-09  2009-02-09  SAQA 0264/06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-09   2013-02-09  

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
262985  Read, interpret and produce working architectural drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are entering the field of civil construction draughting or working within an engineering and/or draughting environment require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners will be capable of reading, interpreting and producing drawings for the civil construction field. This will include understanding the drawings and symbols used in working civil construction drawings, interpreting drawings for waterproofing, using drawings to interpret the structure of a building, ad producing civil construction drawings. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Civil construction terms include reinforcement, co-ordinates, levels, compressive and tensile strengths.
  • Waterproofing includes waterproofing materials and techniques.
  • Retaining walls include brick and mortar solid and with cavity.
  • Basements include reinforced strip foundations or raft foundations.
  • Theory is interpreted through 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Drawings are limited to first and third angle orthographic projection, isometric and oblique, including hidden detail and sectional views. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read drawings and symbols used in working civil construction drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Symbols, dimensions and abbreviations are interpreted in terms of their functions and meanings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Schedules and materials lists are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specialised drawings are identified and interpreted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret drawings for waterproofing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawings are detailed according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sectional views are drawn through the walls of basement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A basement with brick and mortar is drawn to show reinforcement and waterproofing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use drawings to interpret the structure of a building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Multi level floor layouts are drawn showing beam positioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Column positioning is identified on multi level buildings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Retaining wall is drawn showing the foundation, reinforcement, and level differential. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reinforcement in tension and compression are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Causes for cracking in concrete structure are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The different grades are described for reinforcement steel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The compressive strength of concrete at a specified period is read and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce civil construction drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Floor layouts are drawn for multi level buildings according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sectional views of multi level buildings and retaining walls are drawn in accordance with the relevant code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3D detail drawings are produced for civil construction. 


    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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An all round understanding of civil construction drawings.
  • A general understanding of civil construction concepts.
  • A general understanding of waterproofing buildings.
  • A general understanding of building structure.
  • A thorough understanding of civil construction drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Work as part of a team discussing, evaluating, questioning and solving problems and statements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Plan and exercise time planning to perform the task of drawing a component to specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Use the information to plan a drawing process to optimise time spent on drawing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate an understanding that a drawing is a communication tool to communicate an important technical data to the end users. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to see the relationship between computer aided drawing and the actual design of objects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262985, which is "Read, interpret and produce working architectural drawings", Level 4, 18 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50022   National Certificate: General Draughting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was 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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