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

Describe and interpret the composition, role-players, processes and role of the construction industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14415  Describe and interpret the composition, role-players, processes and role of the construction industry 
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" 
2007-05-15  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
263267  Analyse the nature and scope of the construction industry  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 demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry, its stakeholders, relevant regulations and legislation, and communication techniques used in the construction industry.

The learner will further be able to identify how these concepts impact on his/her role as an employee within the industry and how the different elements are to be applied in his/her specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development.

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 
GETC - NQF Level 1 literacy and numeracy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Industry role-players include but are not limited to: suppliers; sub-contractors; consultants; clients; contractors; legislated bodies; collective worker forums; CETA
  • Legislation and regulations include: National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, relevant SABS codes, workmen`s compensation, environmental legislation.
  • Major construction activities include: Earthworks, road and rail construction, concrete and steel structures, drainage and services, mechanical and electrical installations, buildings, and tunnels.
  • Communication includes: hand signals, drawings, verbal communication, faxes, written instructions, e-mails, radio, contract documentation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the role of the construction industry and its impact on the South African Economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of the construction industry in terms of the national economy is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Current industry trends that impact on the context of the learner are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Design and technology, Heath and Safety, Employment, productivity, quality.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify role-players and describe their positions and duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Role-players in the industry are defined in terms of category of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The duties of role-players are explained in terms of contractual obligations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The authority of role-players is explained in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The impact of these industry stakeholders in the context of the learner is described from the learner's perspective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop an understanding of the impact of legislation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop an understanding of the impact of legislation, regulations and codes of practice across construction practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Current legislation and codes of practice applicable to the construction industry are identified in terms of their purpose as well as how they relate to the learner's context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and describe education, training and development initiatives. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify and describe education, training and development initiatives and opportunities in the construction industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The National Qualification Framework is explained in terms of how this affects the learner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Employment opportunities are explained in terms of the learner's perspective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify major construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Major construction activities are identified in terms of their processes and complexity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Major construction activities are identified in terms of their construction sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Construction activities are identified in terms of their value to a contract. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply communication techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An appropriate form of communication is chosen in terms of site conditions and information to be conveyed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is conveyed clearly in terms of understanding and unambiguity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Communication is confirmed to be understood in terms of original meaning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Communication is acted upon in terms of desired outcomes. 


    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:
  • Overview of the construction industry: Past, present and future focus.
  • Local trends versus international trends. Trends include: Design and technology, codes of practice, health and safety, employment, productivity.
  • The impact of the construction industry on sustainable growth.
  • Construction industry stakeholders, structures and roles within the industry.
  • The impact of industry stakeholder in the context of the learner
  • Legislation, regulations, codes of practice governing the construction industry - a basic awareness of the titles and purpose of the acts/ regulations/ codes of practice is required.
  • The major provisions of the Skills Development Legislation.
  • Support structures available in the construction industry
  • Current skills development initiatives and projects being undertaken by the construction industry.
  • Qualifications, Learnerships and career and learning pathways for designated trades.
  • Basic awareness of the possible impact of the construction industry on the environment.
  • The role of the learner in sustaining environmental awareness.
  • Describe major construction activities
  • Application of communication techniques in the construction industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relate to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Identify role-players and describe their positions and duties
  • The impact of these industry stakeholders on the learner is explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management - relate to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Apply communication techniques
  • Appropriate forms of communication are applied 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relate to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Develop an understanding of the impact of legislation, regulations and codes of practice across construction practices.
  • Current legislation and codes of practice applicable to the construction industry are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - relate to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Apply communication techniques
  • Appropriate forms of communication is chosen 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relate to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Identify major construction activities
  • Major construction activities are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relate to the following Specific Outcome and Assessment Criteria:

    Role-players and their roles/duties are identified
  • Identify role-players and describe their positions and duties
  • Role-players and their roles/duties are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by ID 263267, which is "Analyse the nature and scope of the construction industry", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 
    Elective  49107   National Certificate: Inspection and Enforcement Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Buna Construction And Projects 
    5. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    6. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    8. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    12. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    13. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    14. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    15. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    16. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    17. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    18. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    19. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    20. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    21. Leps Training Consultants 
    22. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    23. Microzone Training CC 
    24. Mthoms Trading 
    25. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    26. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    27. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    28. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    29. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    30. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Sphola Consulting CC 
    32. Tius Consultants 
    33. TSK Projects 
    34. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    35. Zama Training & Developments 
    36. 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.