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

Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14414  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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
263264  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to calculate quantities for the purpose of computing quantities of materials required to complete a job cost effectively, identify plant and human resource required and use these calculations to develop a work plan.

This competence complements the other core supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 3 Language and Mathematics 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
SABS 1200 specifications include but are not limited to:Work plan components including scope of work, resources, start date to earliest finish date. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Interpret the project documentation with reference to quantities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Drawings are interpreted in terms of project documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Bills of quantities, where applicable, are interpreted in terms of project documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Project specifications are integrated with drawings, bills of quantities and general conditions of contract. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Calculate the required material quantities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct units of measurement are identified for the different types of material specified in terms of the project specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Accurate calculations of required materials are made, taking into account material manufacturer specifications, material properties and work area size. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Estimate the required human and equipment resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Production rates for human and equipment resources are selected/determined for the activities and quantities involved. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Human resource requirements are computed from quantities calculated and project specifications/time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Equipment resource requirements are computed from quantities calculated and project specifications/time frames. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Prepare a work plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Time durations for work activities are calculated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A feasible work plan is developed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work plan is communicated to management. 


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 for "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Building Construction Processes".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA`s who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • The integration of project documents and how this relates to the calculation of quantities
  • The calculation of material quantities
  • The estimation of human and equipment resources relative to the calculated quantities
  • Preparation of a work plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Estimate the required human and equipment resources:
  • Production rates for resources are determined.
  • Resources are determined from quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • Work plan is communicated to management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Interpret project documentation:
  • Drawings, bills and specifications are interpreted as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • From the quantities and resources requirement, a work plan is produced. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • Work plan is communicated to management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Calculate material quantities:
  • Correct units of measurement are identified for the different types of material specified in terms of the project specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • Time durations for work activities are calculated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263264, which is "Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    5. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
    8. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
    9. Buna Construction And Projects 
    10. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    11. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    12. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    13. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    14. Dego Consultants 
    15. Eastcape Training Centre 
    16. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    17. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    18. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    19. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    20. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    21. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    22. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    23. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    24. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    25. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    26. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    27. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    28. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
    29. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    30. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    31. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    32. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    33. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    34. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    35. Learn A Trade 
    36. Leps Training Consultants 
    37. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    38. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    39. Microzone Training CC 
    40. Milnex - Brakpan 
    41. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    42. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    43. Mthoms Trading 
    44. MTL Training and Projects 
    45. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    46. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
    47. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    48. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    49. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    50. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
    51. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    52. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    53. ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 
    54. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    55. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    56. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    57. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
    58. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    59. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    60. Sphola Consulting CC 
    61. Tius Consultants 
    62. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    63. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    64. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    65. TSK Projects 
    66. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    67. Zama Training & Developments 
    68. 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.