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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a small self propelled compactor to compact material 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14567  Use a small self propelled compactor to compact material 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
This unit standard will be useful for people who work in the construction and maintenance of roads. People credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a small self propelled compactor to compact material. 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 
ABET 4 in Literacy and ABET 3 in Numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Self-propelled and ride-on.
  • Vibrating and static. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of technology to use a small self propelled compactor to compact material 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The technology of using a small self propelled compactor is explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of optimum moisture content is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The concept of density is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of testing density by sand replacement and hydro-density meter is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan work activity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All tools and attachments required for the work activity are selected and checked to be functional and ready for use according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machine attachments are limited to all permanent and removable standard components.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The purpose of selecting specific tools and attachments is explained in terms of their designed use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative/complimentary equipment includes all equipment that could be used to perform the same or similar tasks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Appropriate pre-operational machine checklist is acquired according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following: manufacturer's checklist, pre-operational checklist, daily checklist, site-specific checklist.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The purpose of checklists is explained in terms of the work procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. All Personal Protective Equipment required for the work activity is selected and checked to be adequate for the task according to statutory and job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to. OHS Act, Environmental legislation,Local Provincial authority requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The importance of checking Personal Protective Equipment is explained in terms of safety to the worker and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Affected parties are informed and liased with according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The consequences of not liasing with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare work area 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparation of worksite includes but is not limited to levelling ground, checking soil conditions, establishing positions of existing services and checking marks depicting lateral, vertical and horizontal boundaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reasons for inspections and preparation are defined in terms of safety and work flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The consequences of not correctly using Personal Protective Equipment are explained in terms of potential danger to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compact material 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machine is moved to required work area according to site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Machine is positioned for specific operation according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Consequences of incorrectly positioning machine are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and safety hazards to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Activities are performed according to manufacturer's operating procedures and job requirements in order to maximise the life span of components, within industry accepted timeframes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways to maximise life-span of components includes inspecting, maintaining, correcting and reacting to warning systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Unexpected circumstances are dealt with according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Unexpected circumstances are when the specific machine is no longer suitable for the required task or can no longer operate efficiently and safely.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Safe working procedures are followed according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to, OHS Act, Environmental legislation, Local Provincial authority requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction Contractors. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
    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 
    Qualifying learners understands and can explain:
  • The technology of compacting material with a small self propelling compactor.
  • Optimum moisture content.
  • Density.
  • The concept of determining density by sand replacement or hydro- density meter.
  • The identification and use of protective clothing.
  • The identification of hazards in the work environment.
  • The purpose of checklists.
  • The application of pre-operational machine checklist and manufacturer`s checklist.
  • The preparation of the area and material to be compacted.
  • Operator`s manual and operational requirements. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Affected parties are informed and liased with according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.


    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Affected parties are informed and liased with according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan work activity.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Spwecific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Compact material.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

  • 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  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    3. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    4. Interlink Technical Training 
    5. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    6. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    7. Microzone Training CC 
    8. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    9. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    10. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    11. The Business Zone 352 
    12. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    13. TSK Projects 
    14. 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.