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

Implement a quality management system, project quality plan and a quality improvement process on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14416  Implement a quality management system, project quality plan and a quality improvement process on a construction project 
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  10 
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
262826  Implement a quality management system on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to implement a quality management system, assist in establishing and implementing a quality improvement process, assist in establishing and implementing a construction project quality plan, and implement a process control quality system and conform to quality acceptance control requirements

This competence complements the other generic management 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 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Implementation of quality improvement processes is limited to those activities within the Learner`s context of supervision.
    Conformance to requirements as a definition of quality includes requirements of:
    1. Specifications and drawings
    2. Site instructions and variation orders
    3. Conditions of contract
    4. Statutory, legislation and bylaws
    5. Company policies and procedures and,
    6. Standard operating procedures
  • The quality system of prevention involves the implementation of planning, analysis of processes and application of quality in the method of construction in order to ensure conformance to requirements
  • The quality performance standard is defined as zero defect

    Measurement of quality includes for
    1. The Price of Non-conformance (PONC), and
    2. The Price of Conformance (POC), to quality requirements

    Quality organisational structure includes:
    1. Quality improvement teams
    2. Quality councils
    3. Management/Supervisory/Steering co-ordinators of quality

    Quality improvement process steps include:
    1. Management commitment
    2. Establishing quality improvement teams
    3. Measurement of PONC and POC
    4. Reporting measurement and Cost of Quality
    5. Quality awareness
    6. Implementing a corrective action system, understanding the root cause of non-conformances and eliminating them
    7. Education of team members in quality goal setting
    8. Error cause removal
    9. Recognition of quality achievement
    10. Quality councils
    11. Repetition of quality steps
  • Quality Acceptance control procedures are according to specifications and clients` specific requirements. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement a quality management system on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of conformance to requirements is understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A quality system of prevention is applied according to quality principles and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality performance standards are implemented according to quality principles and company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Measurement of quality performance is performed according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist in establishing and implement a quality improvement process on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A quality improvement organisational structure is established in conjunction with the construction manager according to company quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality improvement process steps are established in conjunction with the construction manager according to company quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality improvement process steps are implemented according to established quality procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish and implement a project quality plan on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assistance is given in establishing a project quality plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work methods are planned and implemented according to the criteria in the project quality plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Deviations from the project quality plan are identified, measured and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Deviations from the requirements of the project quality plan are reduced according to the quality improvement process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement a process control quality system and conform to quality acceptance control requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assistance is given in establishing a process control quality system according to company and industry testing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Process control procedures are planned and implemented according to process control systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality is embedded in construction methods to ensure compliance with quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality Acceptance control procedures are complied with according to clients systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Corrective action is taken timeously to comply with quality acceptance requirements. 


    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 concept of conformance to requirements
  • The concept of zero defect
  • The concept of price of non-conformance and price of conformance, as the cost of quality
  • The concept of prevention as a system to ensure quality of work processes
  • Process control testing procedures and systems
  • Quality acceptance control procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Deviations from the project quality plan are identified, measured and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Assistance is given in establishing a project quality plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Quality performance standards are implemented according to quality principles and company procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Work methods are planned and implemented according to the criteria in the project quality plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262826, which is "Implement a quality management system on a construction project", Level 4, 16 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49012   National Certificate: Construction: Concrete Reinforcing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    14. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    15. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    16. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    17. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    18. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    19. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    20. Leps Training Consultants 
    21. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    22. Microzone Training CC 
    23. Mthoms Trading 
    24. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    25. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    26. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    27. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    28. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    29. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Sphola Consulting CC 
    31. Tius Consultants 
    32. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    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.