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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a bituminous seal operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14555  Conduct a bituminous seal operation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the learning is to:

Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard are able to; use and maintain basic hand tools, prepare a road surface and apply a bituminous seal. Previously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC Level 2 Mother Tongue Literacy and FETC Level 1 English as well as FETC Level 1 Mathematics. Knowledge of the dangers of bitumen and chemicals, the handling thereof, and the need for safety. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Preparations include - base repairs, patches, edge breaks, crack sealing, brooming, cleaning and application of prime or tack coat.
  • Seals include - single seal, double seal and sand seals.
  • Seals includes seals on newly constructed pavement layers and overlays to existing surfaced roads.
  • Rolling includes the use of pedestrian rollers and or ride on rollers.
  • Rollers include steel drum and pneumatic type.
  • Materials include, bitumen products, additives and aggregates.
  • Construction plan include surface preparation and repairs, application of materials, worksite control, environmental issues, public safety, access.
  • Work plan is for a one day operation.
  • Specifications include seal design and layer thickness and compaction requirements. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of bituminous seal surfacing operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The technology of bituminous seal surfacing is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The need for timely re-sealing of existing roads is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The difference between this technology and slurry seal technology is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare a road surface to receive a bituminous seal 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work details and specification requirements are obtained from immediate supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The plan describes the type and quantities of materials, tools and equipment, plant, personnel, the work sequence, time frame and handling arrangements to maintain productive workflow and to minimize waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The existing layer is marked out in accordance with contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The existing layer is prepared to receive the seal as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is checked for hazards, all hazards are identified and corrective action taken in accordance to workplace procedures.s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional and are ready for use at the worksite. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Personal protective equipment is fitted and worn in accordance to instructions and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Signs are erected and the worksite is secured in accordance to instructions and specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply a bituminous seal 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work is carried out according to work place safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The seal layer is laid in accordance with instructions and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Joints between sections and lanes are cleaned and adhere to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pre-coated chips are spread evenly, and back chipping is controlled according to specific spread rates in the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Rolling of stone chips is controlled to comply with the requirements of the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Brooming of the stone chips is controlled to achieve an even spread according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The work task is completed in industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Assistants are utilized effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way as to promote good working relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Personal protective equipment is used as required with the OHS act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete a bituminous seal operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work is carried out in accordance with work place safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment is are used in accordance with their design method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Surplus and loose material is removed from work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety barricades are uplifted and temporary traffic control signs are removed in a safe manner.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The edges are cut in accordance with contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work is measured and recorded as far as production output is concern as per company procedure. 


    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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
  • A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The bituminous seal surfacing process.
  • Relevant and current application methods.
  • Bituminous seal.
  • Seal materials and their properties, requirements and applications.
  • Planning and programming techniques. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a road layer to receive bituminous seal.
  • Complete a bituminous seal operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Work area is checked for hazards, all hazards are identified and corrective action taken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a road layer to receive bituminous seal.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a road layer to receive bituminous seal.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a road layer to receive bituminous seal.
  • Complete a bituminous seal operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor.
  • Safety barricades are uplifted and temporary traffic control signs are removed in a safe manner.
  • Assistants are utilized effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way as to promote good working relations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Complete a bituminous seal operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The area is demarcated to indicate the working area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a road layer to receive bituminous seal.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Personal protective equipment is fitted and worn in accordance to company procedure.

    Understand contextual world systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare a road layer to receive bituminous seal.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned to maintain a productive workflow and to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Work details and specifications requirements are obtained from supervisor. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Amber Tower Training 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Blacken Security Services 
    7. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    8. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    12. eminence 
    13. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    14. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    15. HWM Consultancy 
    16. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    17. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    18. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
    19. Interlink Technical Training 
    20. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    21. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    22. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    23. M Tech Training Consultants 
    24. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    25. Microzone Training CC 
    26. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    28. Mthoms Trading 
    29. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    30. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    31. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    32. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    33. No Limits Trading Enterprise 
    34. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    35. NOLOSHA 
    36. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    37. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    38. Nsukay Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    40. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    41. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    42. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    44. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    45. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    46. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    47. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    48. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    49. The Business Zone 352 
    50. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    51. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    52. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    53. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    54. TSK Projects 
    55. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    56. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    57. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    58. 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.