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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control the compaction of hot mix asphalt 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14571  Organise and control the compaction of hot mix asphalt 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to plan and program the cost effective and safe use of plant and equipment necessary to compact hot mix asphalt.

This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. supervising the organising and controlling of the compaction of hot mix asphalt in a civil engineering construction context.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering 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 1 Numeracy and Literacy.

The following competencies:

Implement road side safety procedures; use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site; transport personnel, material and equipment using light delivery vehicle; read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications; maintain records for civil construction sites; spervise health and safety on a construction project. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Types of compaction equipment includes but is not restricted to hand compactors, pedestrian steel drum rollers and the following self propelled rollers (static steel, pneumatic rubber tyred, and vibrating steel drum).

Maintenance requirements - water systems, scraper operations and cleaning of rollers.

Rolling operation - number of passes, sequence of rollers, finish and breakdown contingencies.

Joints - transverse and longitudinal. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare to compact hot mox asphalt 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work activities are planned to maintain productive workflow and to ensure compliance with given specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The plan describes the personnel, the work sequence, time frames and handling arrangements, to maintain productive workflow, minimize waste and to ensure compliance with specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work area is checked for all hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. 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 work area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Personal and protective equipment is fitted and worn in accordance with manufacturers recommendations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. A traffic control plan is prepared and implemented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate knowledge of compaction equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Compaction equipment is described in terms of its type. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Compaction equipment is described in terms of its functions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Compaction equipment is described according to its mass and loading characteristics. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Compaction equipment is described in terms of the particular maintenance requirement of equipment used for asphalt paving construction. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Vibrating rollers are explained in terms of amplitude and frequency. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate knowledge of the particular requirements & techniques for compaction of hot mix asphalt 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate knowledge of the particular requirements of and techniques for the compaction of hot mix asphalt. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The requirements for effective compaction are described in terms of the influence of densification on durability, impermeability and resistance to deformation and cohesion of the mat. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Effective compaction is described in terms of the influence of the mat temperature at the time of rolling. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Temperature range in which to achieve compaction for different mat thickness are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The rolling operation is described in terms of its sequence and pattern and number of passes of each roller. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Compaction is described in terms of the techniques for jointing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The compaction operation is described in terms of how to achieve the density, mat uniformity, surface finish and readability and uniformity of joints. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The compaction operation is described in terms of how to avoid pick-up, deformation, over rolling and cracking of the mat. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Implement the compaction operation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Rolling sequences and passes are set and communicated to roller operators. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The condition of the mat is observed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The condition of the joints are observed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The density of the mat is obtained in the compaction window time. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Remedial actions are taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Training needs are identified. 


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 Civil Engineering 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:
  • Asphalt compaction techniques.
  • Compaction windows of different mat thickness.
  • Productivity management.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management.
  • The selection, use and maintenance of plant and equipment for asphalt paving compaction. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare to compact hot mix asphalt.
  • Implement the compaction operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned to maintain productive workflow and to ensure compliance with given specifications.
  • The plan describes the personnel, the work sequence, time frames and handling arrangements, to maintain productive workflow, minimize waste and to ensure compliance with specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare to compact hot mix asphalt.
  • Implement the compaction operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Personal and protective equipment is fitted and worn in accordance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Remedial actions are taken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare to compact hot mix asphalt.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned to maintain productive workflow and to ensure compliance with given specifications.
  • The plan describes the personnel, the work sequence, time frames and handling arrangements, to maintain productive workflow, minimize waste and to ensure compliance with specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement the compaction operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Rolling sequences and passes are set and communicated to roller operators. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare to compact hot mix asphalt.
  • Implement the compaction operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Effective plans/programs/control measures developed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Implement the compaction operation.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Remedial actions are taken.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare to compact hot mix asphalt.
  • Implement the compaction operation. 

  • 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  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Arehone Consulting 
    3. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    4. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    5. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    6. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    7. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    8. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    9. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    10. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    11. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    12. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    13. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    14. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    15. No Limits Trading Enterprise 
    16. NOLOSHA 
    17. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    18. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    19. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    21. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    22. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    23. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    24. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    25. The Business Zone 352 
    26. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    27. Ubucubu Home Industries 



    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.