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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install precast concrete pipes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12903  Install precast concrete pipes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare and place precast concrete culverts. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 4 in Literacy and numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Materials include precast concrete pipes, and box culverts,
2. Precast concrete pipes include spigot and socket, in-the wall, and ogee type joints, with and without rubber rings,
3. Pipes are to include for water, sewer and sleeves for other services,
4. Methods of laying include manual and plant assisted
5. Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting
6. Offloading should include both manual methods and with the use of plant.
7. Testing should include visual alignment, and water and air pressure tests.
8. Finishing should include the removal of all excess materials. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of technology to install pre-cast concrete pipes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The technologies of installing pre-cast concrete pipes are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The cost and socio-economic benefits of more labour intensive pipe installation technologies are explained and compared to plant intensive procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare the work area before installing culvert. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 All legislated safety precautions are adhered to in terms of work carried out below ground level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 The excavated trench, bedding, and work area is neat, free of obstructions, water, and loose material within specification tolerances, and adheres to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions and drawings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 The area is set out to line and level to receive the pipes in accordance with contract requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6 Precast concrete units are offloaded and stacked or placed along the trench (stringing) according to site standard operating procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Offloading should include both manual methods and with the use of plant.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Install precast concrete units. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Materials include precast concrete pipes, and box culverts,
  • Precast concrete pipes include spigot and socket, in-the wall, and ogee type joints, with and without rubber rings,
  • Pipes are to include for water, sewer and sleeves for other services, Methods of laying include manual and plant assisted 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Concrete units and fittings are laid neat and true to line and level within specification tolerances, and adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The precast units are installed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Assistants are used effectively and instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finishing the installation of concrete culverts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The pipeline is cleaned and disinfected according to contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work is measured for payment according to industry-prescribed methods, and pay items in the contract schedule of quantities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pipeline is tested in accordance with the specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing should include visual alignment, and water and air pressure tests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The pipe laying operation is finished-off to contract requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Finishing should include the removal of all excess materials.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction (level 2). CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
    A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

    1. The preparation of the work area before pipe installation.
    2. The pipe installation process.
    3. Finishing the installed pipes.
    4. Measure for payment / record purposes. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. Hazards are determined and corrective action taken.
    Tools are selected.
    Pipes installed within tolerances. All this relates to:

    Demonstrate knowledge of technology to install pre-cast concrete pipes.
    Prepare the work area before installing culvert. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. Assistants are used effectively and instruction given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. This relates to:

    Prepare the work area before installing culvert. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management. Processes are organized and relates to:

    Demonstrate knowledge of technology to install pre-cast concrete pipes.
    Prepare the work area before installing culvert.
    Install precast concrete units.

    Manage information. Work must be to specifications, which relates to:

    Demonstrate knowledge of technology to install pre-cast concrete pipes.
    Prepare the work area before installing culvert.
    Install precast concrete units. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. Communication with assistants during the execution of the work to be effective. This relates to:

    Demonstrate knowledge of technology to install pre-cast concrete pipes.
    Prepare the work area before installing culvert.
    Install precast concrete units. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence. Hazards are determined and corrective action taken.
    Work is set out. This is related to:

    Demonstrate knowledge of technology to install pre-cast concrete pipes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems. Work must be acceptable to the client.
    Measuring for payment purposes is done. This relates to:

    Install precast concrete units. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    5. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Arehone Consulting 
    7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    8. Bright Storm Projects 
    9. Builders Training Centre 
    10. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    11. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    12. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    13. Dego Consultants 
    14. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    15. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    16. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    17. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    18. FAPLA TRAINING 
    19. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    20. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    21. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    22. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    23. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    24. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    25. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    26. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    27. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    28. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    29. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    30. Leps Training Consultants 
    31. M Tech Training Consultants 
    32. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    33. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    34. Marung T 
    35. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    36. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    38. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    39. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    40. Mthoms Trading 
    41. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    42. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    43. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    44. NOLOSHA 
    45. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    46. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    47. OSHIKATI 
    48. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    49. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    50. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    52. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    53. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    54. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    55. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    56. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    57. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    58. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    59. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    60. Thabomeleng 
    61. The Business Zone 352 
    62. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    63. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    65. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.