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

Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14418  Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements 
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  12 
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 
262844  Monitor and control cost and productivity of a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to measure and report on construction activity production and resource cost and decide on and implement productivity improvement measures on a construction project.

This competence complements the other generic 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 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Activity reports could entail hourly, daily, weekly and/or monthly reporting, depending on the cost of resources.

    Resources include:
    1. Labour
    2. Materials
    3. Tools and equipment and plant/machinery
    4. Fuels
    5. Consumables 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure and record activity production and resource costs on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All construction resources are allocated to the relevant activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Actual usage cost of resources are allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Team activity production outputs are measured and recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile a production and cost activity report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Actual total costs of resources are calculated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Actual unit costs are calculated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Allowed total cost is calculated from actual productions and tendered allowable unit costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Activity profit/loss is calculated by comparing actual total cost with allowed total cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information from report is utilized for decision making according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control cost of construction activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Actual unit cost for an activity is compared with allowable unit cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Resource team cost and production is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Measures to control costs and increase production are implemented according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement productivity improvement measures on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored. 


    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 production
  • The concept of productivity
  • Methods to measure and record activity production and resource costs
  • Concepts of "actual" vs. "allowable" unit and total costs and how to calculate these
  • Calculating profit/loss
  • Examples of factors that might impact on productivity on a construction project. 

  • 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:
  • Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relate to the following assessment criteria:
  • Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report;
  • The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relate to the following assessment criteria:

    Information from report is utilized for decision-making according to company procedures. 

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

    Measure and record activity production and resource costs:
  • Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relate to the following specific outcome:

    Measure and record activity production and resource costs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relate to the following specific outcome:

    Implement productivity improvement measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by the following unit standards:
  • ID 262826: Implement a quality management system on a construction project, NQF Level 4, 16 credits.
  • ID 262844: Monitor and control cost and productivity of a construction project, NQF Level 4, 12 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  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  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 


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