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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14054  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry.People credited with this unit standard are able to read and interpret elementary construction drawings and specificationsPreviously 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 NQF Level 1 Literacy and ABET Level 3 Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Drawings include but are not limited to: plans, sections, elevations, work sketches. Limited to NQF Level 2 construction activities.
  • Terms include but are not limited to metric dimension, metric areas, metric volumes, temperature, pressure, density, and elevation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of drawings and specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of drawings in relation to project specifications, contract documentation, quantities and construction is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of specifications in relation to quantities, quality of work, contract documentation and payment to contractors is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify drawings and symbols used on a construction 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drawings are identified in terms of type and application for a construction process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Key functions of the drawing are explained in terms of the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Key users of the drawing are identified in terms of work responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Symbols and abbreviations are interpreted in terms of their functions and meanings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The layout is interpreted in terms of the different views shown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The purpose of each view is explained in terms of the result of the end product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of drawing and revision numbers is explained in terms of utilisation of the correct drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Consequences of using the wrong drawing are explained in terms of the potential hazardous results on the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Drawings are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply information from drawings in construction activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drawings are oriented in terms of site landmarks and the north indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is extracted from the drawings in terms of the setting out requirements on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Scales are interpreted and measurements converted in terms of actual dimensions required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Dimensions are interpreted from the drawings in terms of site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information supplied in the notes section is interpreted in terms of the engineer's designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Materials are identified in terms of ordering requirements. 


    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 understand and can explain:
  • Application and key functions of drawings.
  • Safeguarding, storage and issue of drawings.
  • Application of information from drawings in construction activities.
  • Interpretation of specifications. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply information from drawings in construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting out information is extracted.
  • Material types are identified for construction purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Safeguard, store and issue of drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The issue of drawings to others must comply with company procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply information from drawings in construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information is extracted from drawings and used for setting out purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Latest amendments of drawings are issued to the relevant people in accordance to company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify drawings and symbols.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify drawings and symbols on a construction site.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Interpretations of different views are done.
  • Key uses of drawings are identified. 

  • 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
    Core  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    4. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    5. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    6. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    7. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    8. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    9. Amber Tower Training 
    10. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    11. Arehone Consulting 
    12. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    13. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    14. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    16. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    17. Builders Training Centre 
    18. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    19. Buna Construction And Projects 
    20. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    21. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    22. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    23. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    24. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    25. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    26. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    27. Dego Consultants 
    28. DESTO PTY LTD 
    29. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    30. Eastcape Training Centre 
    31. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    32. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    33. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    34. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    35. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    36. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    37. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    38. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    39. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    40. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    41. False Bay College 
    42. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    43. Forek Institute of Technology 
    44. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    45. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    46. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    47. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    48. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    49. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    50. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    51. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    52. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    53. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    54. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    55. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    56. Interlink Technical Training 
    57. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    58. IQHINA CONSULTING ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS MANAGERS 
    59. ISAZI TRAINING 
    60. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    61. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    62. Josmap Training Institute 
    63. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    64. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    65. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    66. L S Nkosi CC 
    67. Learn A Trade 
    68. Leps Training Consultants 
    69. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    70. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    71. Majuba TVET College 
    72. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    73. Microzone Training CC 
    74. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    75. Mnambithi TVET College 
    76. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    77. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    78. Motheo TVET College 
    79. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    80. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    81. MSOGWABA YOUTH SKILLS AND TRAINING DEVELOP 
    82. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    83. Mthoms Trading 
    84. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    85. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    86. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    87. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    88. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    89. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    90. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    91. OSHIKATI 
    92. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    93. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
    94. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    95. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    96. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    97. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    98. Protech Training cc 
    99. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    100. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    101. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    102. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    103. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    104. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    105. SETHIKE TRADING 
    106. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    107. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    108. Somvi General Services 
    109. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    110. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    111. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    112. Sphola Consulting CC 
    113. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    114. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    115. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    116. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    117. The Business Zone 352 
    118. Tius Consultants 
    119. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    120. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    121. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    122. Tourism & Business Institute of Southern Africa 
    123. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    124. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    125. TSK Projects 
    126. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    127. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    128. Vuselela TVET College 
    129. West Coast TVET College 
    130. Zama Training & Developments 
    131. 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.