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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use a tractor to tow various construction implements and attachments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14568  Use a tractor to tow various construction implements and attachments 
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 use of a tractor to tow various construction instruments and attachments. 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 
Code 8 drivers license.
ABET 4 in Literacy and ABET 3 in Numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Towing of construction implements and attachments include but not limited to: trailer, tiller, plow, ripper, mover, grid-roller, vibrating roller, water tank. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
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 2 
Prepare work area 

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. Safety of working area is ensured 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 4 
4. 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 5 
5. Personal Protective Equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The consequences of not correctly using Personal Protective Equipment are explained in terms of potential danger to self and others. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Tow various construction implements and attachments 

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. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Report and communicate information 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Specified reporting and recording requirements are complied with. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Reporting to supervisor. Submitting reports. Logbook entries.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to tractor, construction implements and attachment conditions, environmental hazards and sub-standards in terms of specified requirements. 


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 technique of towing construction implements and attachments with a tractor.
  • The identification of hazards in the work environment.
  • The purpose of checklists.
  • The application of pre-operational tractor, construction implement and attachment checklist and manufacturer`s checklist.
  • 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:
  • Report and communicate information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to tractor, construction implements and attachment conditions, environmental hazards and sub-standards in terms of specified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare work area.

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Report and communicate information.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Feedback is provided to the in-coming shift with regard to tractor, construction implements and attachment conditions, environmental hazards and sub-standards in terms of specified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Tow various construction implements and attachments.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Machine is positioned for specific operation according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Tow various construction implements and attachments.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Machine is moved to required work area according to site requirements.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Tow various construction implements and attachments.

    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  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    3. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    5. Interlink Technical Training 
    6. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    8. Microzone Training CC 
    9. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    10. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    11. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    12. The Business Zone 352 
    13. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    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.