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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and repair bituminous road surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13958  Maintain and repair bituminous road surfaces 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard are able to: use and maintain basic hand tools, maintain and repair a bituminous road surface.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 
FETC level 2 Mother tongue literacy and FETC level 2 English as well as FETC level 2 mathematics. Knowledge of the dangers of bitumen and chemicals, the handling thereof, and the need for safety. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Surface repairs are - potholes, patches, edge breaks and crack sealing. Materials include bitumen products, additives and aggregates. Construction plan include surface preparation and repairs, application of materials, worksite control, environmental issues, public safety, access. Work plan is for a one day operation. Specifications include surface design and layer thickness and compaction requirements. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of technology of maintaining and repairing bituminous road surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.1 The technologies of maintaining bituminous road surfaces are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
potholes, patches, edge breaks and crack sealing:

The cost benefits of timely bituminous road surface maintenance are explained.

The impact on road safety of timely road maintenance is explained.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work details and specification requirements are obtained from immediate supervisor 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The type of bituminous surface repair is identified 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications?
The plan describes the type and quantities of materials, tools and equipment, plant, personnel, the work sequence, time frame and handling arrangements to maintain productive workflow and to minimize waste 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Work area is checked for hazards, all hazards are identified and corrective action taken in accordance to workplace procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional and are ready for use at the worksite 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Personal protective equipment is fitted and worn in accordance to instructions and specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Signs are erected and the worksite is secured in accordance to instructions and specifications 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Repair bituminous surface 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The affected area is demarcated and prepared as per specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The pavement layers are shaped and compacted to the required specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Joints between existing surface and repair are cut, lean and bonded according to specifications and in accordance with given instructions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Cracks are cleaned and sealed according to specifications 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Tools and equipment are used in accordance to their design purpose 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Work is carried out according to work place safety requirements 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Clear the worksite on completion of work 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Surplus and loose material is removed from site

2. Road furniture protection material is disposed of in an environmentally safe manner as per company policy

3. Safety barricades are uplifted and temporary traffic control signs are removed in a safe manner 


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 CETA-ETQA

Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA

CETA-ETQA 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 
  • The bituminous surfacing repair processes
  • Relevant and current application methods
  • Surfacing seal repair materials and their properties, requirements and applications
  • Planning and programming techniques 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Relevant to:
    Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface.
    Clear the worksite on completion of work.

    Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications
    Work area is checked for hazards, all hazards are identified and corrective action taken
    Road furniture protection material is disposed of in an environmentally safe manner as per company policy 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others relates to:

    Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface.
    Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management relates to:

    Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface.
    Personal protective equipment is fitted and worn in accordance to company procedure.

    Manage information relates to:

    Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface.
    Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively relates to:

    Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface
    Clear the worksite on completion of work

    Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications.
    Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor.
    Safety barricades are uplifted and temporary traffic control signs are removed in a safe manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence relates to:

    Repair bituminous surface
    The area is demarcated to indicate the working area 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world systems relates to:

    Prepare to repair a bituminous road surface
    Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications
    Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor 

    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  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    7. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    8. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    12. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    13. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    14. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    15. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    16. Interlink Technical Training 
    17. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    18. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    19. Josmap Training Institute 
    20. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    21. Microzone Training CC 
    22. Mthoms Trading 
    23. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    24. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    25. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    26. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    27. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    28. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    29. The Business Zone 352 
    30. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    31. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    32. TSK Projects 
    33. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    34. 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.