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

Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14426  Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications 
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" 
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
262864  Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.

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:
  • Drawings include but are not limited to: Plans, Sections, Elevations, Work sketches
  • Terms include but are not limited to Metric dimension, metric areas, metric volumes, temperature, pressure, density, elevation
  • Specifications include but are not limited to General Conditions of Contract SABS 1200 Specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify drawings and symbols used on a construction project. 

    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 2 
    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, in terms of the potential hazardous results on the finished product, are explained. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Latest amendments of drawings are issued to the relevant people in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A drawing register is maintained in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    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, in terms of the setting out requirements on site, is extracted from the drawings. 

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

    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, in terms of the Engineer's designed purpose, is interpreted. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Limiting and/or guiding criteria are obtained from stated specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the role of drawings and specifications. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate the role of drawings and specifications in terms of Contract/Project documentation/administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The legal roles of drawings and specifications, in terms of the contract documentation, are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The interface between drawings, specifications, the bill of quantities and general conditions of contract, in terms of the contract/project documentation, is explained. 


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

  • 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 specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Apply information from drawings in construction activities:
  • Information, in terms of the setting out requirements on site, is extracted from the drawings;
  • Materials are identified in terms of ordering requirements. 

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

    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings:
  • Latest amendments of drawings are issued to the relevant people in accordance with company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management - relate to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Identify drawings and symbols used on a construction project:
  • The layout is interpreted in terms of the different views shown;
  • Key users of the drawing are identified in terms of work responsibilities. 

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

    Apply information from drawings in construction activities:
  • Information, in terms of the setting out requirements on site, is extracted from the drawings. 

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

    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings:
  • Latest amendments of drawings are issued to the relevant people in accordance with company procedures. 

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

    Identify drawings and symbols used on a construction project:
  • Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

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

    Demonstrate the role of drawings and specifications in terms of Contract/Project documentation/administration:
  • The interface between drawings, specifications, the bill of quantities and general conditions of contract, in terms of the contract/project documentation, is explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by 262864: Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications, NQF Level 4, 10 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 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48700   Bachelor of Construction Management: Built Environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61709   Further Education and Training Certificate: Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Control Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  48910   Further Education and Training Certificate: Water Purification Processes  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. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    4. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. Buna Construction And Projects 
    8. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    9. Classy Training and Development (PTY) Ltd 
    10. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    12. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    13. Dego Consultants 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    16. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    17. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    18. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    19. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    20. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    21. GLERE SKILLS CONSULTANT 
    22. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    23. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
    24. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    25. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    26. INFINITE DIMENSION CONSULTING 
    27. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    28. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
    29. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    30. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    31. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    32. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    33. Jot Tirelo 13 Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    34. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    35. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    36. Learn A Trade 
    37. Leps Training Consultants 
    38. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    39. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    40. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    41. MARULENG TRAINING ACADEMY 
    42. Microzone Training CC 
    43. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    44. MMTI 
    45. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    46. MPUMELELO CONSULTANCY CC 
    47. Mthoms Trading 
    48. MTL Training and Projects 
    49. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    50. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
    51. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
    52. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    53. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    54. NOLOSHA 
    55. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    56. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    57. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    58. Othandweni Training Centre 
    59. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    60. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    61. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
    62. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    63. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    64. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    65. PTDEV (PTY) LTD 
    66. Qualitas Training cc 
    67. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    68. Realeboga Training Provider 
    69. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
    70. ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 
    71. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    72. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    73. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    74. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    75. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    76. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    77. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    78. Sphola Consulting CC 
    79. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    80. The Royal Dish CC 
    81. Thela Developments 
    82. Tius Consultants 
    83. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    84. TSK Projects 
    85. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    86. YN2 TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    87. Zama Training & Developments 
    88. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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