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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply contract documentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15137  Apply contract documentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 interpret and apply a range of contract documentation, Codes of Practice and professional Ethics.

This competence complements the other generic management competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Managers. 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 
FETC 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Contract documentation includes:
    1. General conditions of contract (Contract Law)
    2. Standard specifications
    3. Tender and project documentation
    4. Tender and construction drawings
  • Conditions of contract include both general conditions of contract and special conditions of contract 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply general conditions of contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Principles of Law of Contract are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different general conditions of contract documents are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant sections of the documents are accessed and information is extracted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relevant clauses are interpreted and applied correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Disputes and claims are lodged and resolved in accordance with the relevant clauses of the General Conditions of Contract. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of & apply Codes of Practice & Ethics relevant to contract management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose and importance of Codes of Practice and ethics are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant Codes of Practice are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret and apply standardised and project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specifications are understood and explained in the context of quality control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant sections of the documents are accessed and information is extracted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant clauses are interpreted and applied correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret and apply tender and construction drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of tender and construction drawings as part of contract documentation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is extracted and applied from drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The interface between drawings, specifications, the bill of quantities and general conditions of contract is explained in terms of the contract/project documentation. 


    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 Diploma/Certificate in the Management of Building 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:
  • General and specific conditions of contract
  • Principles of Law of contract
  • Handling of disputes and claims
  • The purpose and importance of applicable Codes of Practice and Ethics
  • Role of specifications in the context of quality control
  • The role of tender and construction drawings as part of contract documentation
  • The interface between drawings, specifications, the bill of quantities and general conditions of contract 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific Outcome:
    Understand and apply general conditions of contract

    Assessment Criteria:
    Disputes and claims are lodged and resolved in accordance with the relevant clauses of the General Conditions of Contract 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome:
    Demonstrate an understanding of and apply Codes of Practice and Ethics relevant to contract management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:
    Interpret and apply standardised and project specifications

    Assessment Criteria:
    The purpose and importance of Codes of Practice and ethics are explained 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply general conditions of contract

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Relevant sections of the documents are accessed and information is extracted correctly
  • Relevant clauses are interpreted and applied correctly 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply Codes of Practice and Ethics relevant to contract management

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The role of tender and construction drawings as part of contract documentation is explained
  • Information is extracted and applied from drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
  • Interpret and apply standardised and project specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply Codes of Practice and Ethics relevant to contract management

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The interface between drawings, specifications, the bill of quantities and general conditions of contract is explained in terms of the contract/project documentation 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48700   Bachelor of Construction Management: Built Environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  80686   National Diploma: Supply Chain Management: Sensitive Consumer Products  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Buna Construction And Projects 
    5. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    6. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    8. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    9. Dego Consultants 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    12. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    13. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    14. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    15. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    16. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    17. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    18. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    19. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    20. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    21. Leps Training Consultants 
    22. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    23. Makwedeng Training 
    24. Microzone Training CC 
    25. Mthoms Trading 
    26. MTL Training and Projects 
    27. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    28. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    29. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    30. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    31. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    32. Scaffold Training Group 
    33. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    34. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    35. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Sphola Consulting CC 
    37. Tius Consultants 
    38. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    39. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    40. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    41. TSK Projects 
    42. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    43. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    44. Zama Training & Developments 
    45. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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