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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set out pipes, culverts and transfer levels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14574  Set out pipes, culverts and transfer levels 
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 
A person who has successfully completed this unit standard is able to replace set out pipes, culverts and transfer levels in any civil engineering construction work environment. 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 
NQF Level 2 in Literacy and NQF Level 1 in Numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Setting out of pipes and culverts.
  • Transferring of levels. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting out pipes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Determine the position of a pipe using given data, drawings and a spirit level. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No positioning of pipes by co-ordinates is required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Determine the gradient and length of the pipe from levels and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Set out gradients and levels using a spirit level and boning rod. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting out culverts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Determine and set out the position of a culvert including a skew culvert, from known points, given data and scaled distances off a plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No positioning of culverts by co-ordinates is required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding on checking the lineal and vertical setting out data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding on using profiles to construct a culvert. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of transferring levels for setting out pipes and culverts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting up and checking a spirit level. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The physical adjustment of instruments is not required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the consequences of using a defective spirit level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of checking and adjusting level control points. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Local adjustments (not more than three pegs) are only required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of calculating levels, including profile levels. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rise and fall and collimation method.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the work sequence 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A complete understanding on the importance and the consequences of not completing the work sequence is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Communicate information to construction team. 


    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 Workers (level 1). 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 understand and can explain:
  • Extra information from drawings for setting out purposes.
  • Set out pipes and culverts.
  • Transferring levels.
  • The importance of correct positioning and setting out of pipes and culverts in the construction process.
  • A complete understanding on the importance and the consequences of not completing the work sequence is demonstrated. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting out culverts.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Determine and set out the position of a culvert including a skew culvert, from known points, given data and scaled distances off a plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Communicate information to construction team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting out culverts.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Determine and set out the position of a culvert including a skew culvert, from known points, given data and scaled distances off a plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Communicate information to construction team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting out culverts.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of setting up and checking a spirit level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of calculating levels, including profile levels.

    Understand contextual world-systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • A complete understanding on the importance and the consequences of not completing the work sequence is demonstrated. 

  • 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 
    Elective  20486   National Certificate: Surveying  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    5. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    6. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    7. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    9. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    10. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    11. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    12. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    13. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    14. Microzone Training CC 
    15. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    16. Mthoms Trading 
    17. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    18. No Limits Trading Enterprise 
    19. NOLOSHA 
    20. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    21. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    22. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    24. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    25. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    26. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    27. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    28. The Business Zone 352 
    29. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    30. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    31. 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.