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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a mechanical core drill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12912  Operate a mechanical core drill 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Building Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 operated a mechanical core drill in a safe and cost effective manner. 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 3 Numeracy and ABET 3 Literacy.

Identify and use protective clothing in general construction, use and maintain hand tools on a construction site, implement road side safety procedures, transport personnel, material and equipment using light delivery vehicle. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Pin, stick on and embedded types. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Inspect area where drilling is to take place and identify hazards 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Hazards identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Hazards reported and removed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protective clothing and first aid kit identified and procured that will comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Road signs and traffic control devices identified and procured that will comply with working safely in a road environment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Execute pre-use check of mechanical core drill 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Pre-use check executed in terms of manual/organizational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Attachments inspected to ensure safety and compliance to manual/organizational specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Maintenance requirements identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Program of work is prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Maintenance requirements of drill is identified and implemented in terms of manufacture's specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality control of work is executed to ensure work complies to project specification/organizational manuals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Productivity control is executed to ensure compliance to targets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Deficiencies identified in terms of meeting program. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Remedial action recommended to supervisor. 


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 in Construction Contracting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.

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 understands and can explain:
  • The identification of hazards and their elimination before drilling.
  • Pre-use check of mechanical core drill.
  • Identifying and implementing maintenance requirements of the drill.
  • The selection and application of protective clothing/safety procedures.
  • The selection and application of road safety measures relevant to the activity.
  • Planning the drilling activity.
  • Quality and productivity control of the drilling activity. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area where drilling is to take place and identify hazards.
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit.
  • Execute pre-use check of mechanical core drill.
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Correct identification of tools, protective measures, execute quality and productivity control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Control of productivity, quality and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area where drilling is to take place and identify hazards.
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit.
  • Execute pre-use check of mechanical core drill.
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Correct identification of tools and protective measures.
  • Pre-start up check.
  • Prepare program. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Communicate quality, productivity and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Inspect area where drilling is to take place and identify hazards.
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices, first aid kit.
  • Execute pre-use check of mechanical core drill.
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Identification of tools/materials/protective clothing/traffic control measures.
  • Control of productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work program is prepared.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Execute the work in a cost effective and safe manner.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Safety, quality, impact on public. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-12-04  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Abc Developers 
    2. AGR National Training cc 
    3. CIETS 
    4. Goldfields FET College 
    5. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    6. LSA School of Technology 
    7. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    9. Tovani Traiding 299 
    10. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 



    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.