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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct precast kerbs and concrete channels on a roadworks construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14575  Construct precast kerbs and concrete channels on a roadworks construction site 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the civil construction industry.People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare bedding, lay precast kerbs and in-situ concrete channels 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 Literacy and ABET 3 in Numeracy.

Identify and use protective clothing in general construction, use and maintain hand tools on a construction site, use and maintain power hand tools on a construction site, calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan, 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 and interpret construction drawing and specifications. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • On new projects and existing roads.
  • During traffic conditions and non-traffic conditions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of technology of constructing pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The technology of constructing pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. This technology is compared with the technology of in-situ casting of concrete kerbs by hand and machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relative benefits of the different technologies are compared. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare bedding to receive kerbs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Foundation is prepared in accordance with work requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    True to line, gradient and specified dimensions. Material and compaction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The consequences of laying kerbs on an inadequate foundation are explained in terms of the effect of subsidence on the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Alignment markers are noted and protected according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The consequences of not protecting alignment markers are explained in terms of the effect on the alignment of the finished product and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lay pre-cast concrete kerbs 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Barrier and mountable with transition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The kerb is neat and true within SABS tolerances, and matches all design specifications In accordance with given instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    True to line, plumb and specified dimensions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The kerb joints are spaced evenly and filled with mortar in accordance with contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The kerbs are backfilled in terms of contract specifications, without causing movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The transition is neat and true within SABS tolerances, and matches all design specifications In accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The kerb is completed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The kerb is checked on completion to ensure compliance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Assistants are utilised effectively, instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Lay in-situ concrete channels 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Concrete is placed and finished in accordance with site requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dimensions, gradient and surface texture.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Excess concrete is cleaned from the kerbs in accordance with industry accepted procedures, ensuring the kerbs are not damaged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Personal protective equipment is used as required in accordance with the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The channel is completed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Assistants are used effectively and instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relationships. 


    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 understand and can explain:
  • The technique of constructing pre-cast kerbing and concrete channels.
  • The preparation of bedding to receive kerbs.
  • The laying of concrete kerbs.
  • The construction of in-situ concrete channels.
  • Quality and production control for constructing pre-cast concrete kerbs and channels.
  • Controlling traffic during construction activities. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology of constructing pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Prepare bedding to receive kerbs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare bedding to receive kerbs.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Assistants are utilized effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology of constructing pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels.
  • Prepare bedding to receive kerbs.
  • Lay pre-cast concrete kerbs.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work to specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare bedding to receive kerbs.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Instruction given to assistance are clear and in such a way that promotes working relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology of constructing pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels.
  • Prepare bedding to receive kerbs.
  • Lay pre-cast concrete kerbs.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work to specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology of constructing pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels.
  • Prepare bedding to receive kerbs.
  • Lay pre-cast concrete kerbs.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work to specifications. 

  • 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  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. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. Amber Tower Training 
    5. Arehone Consulting 
    6. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Blacken Security Services 
    9. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    10. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    11. Dego Consultants 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    14. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    15. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    16. Forek Institute of Technology 
    17. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    18. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    19. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    20. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
    21. Interlink Technical Training 
    22. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    23. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    24. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    25. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    26. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    27. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    28. Microzone Training CC 
    29. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    31. Mthoms Trading 
    32. MTL Training and Projects 
    33. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    34. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    35. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    36. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    37. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    38. NOLOSHA 
    39. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    40. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    41. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    42. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    43. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    44. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    46. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
    47. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    48. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    49. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    50. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    51. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    52. The Business Zone 352 
    53. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    54. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    55. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    56. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    57. TSK Projects 
    58. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    59. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    60. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    61. 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.