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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage productivity on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15139  Manage productivity on a construction project 
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  12 
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 establish and implement project organisation and communication systems, coordinate work control arrangements, monitor and control work progress, establish and implement production and resource measuring and recording systems, implement production and cost activity reporting systems, as well as productivity improvement measures 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 achievedIts 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 
  • Project organisation and communication includes: site management, head office interface, contract administration and resource providers
  • Activity reports could entail hourly, daily, weekly and/or monthly reporting, depending on the cost of resources and project and company requirements
  • Reporting systems include the design, implementation and use of variance reports
  • Resources include:
    1. Labour
    2. Materials
    3. Tools and equipment and plant/machinery
    4. Fuels
    5. Consumables 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Establish and implement project organisation and communication systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Project organisation and communication needs and systems are identified and implemented according to company procedures and client and project requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate information about individual roles and accountability within the project and organisational structure is unambiguous and made available to all relevant parties 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Methods of communicating, reporting and recording information are implemented and monitored regularly for effectiveness 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Breakdowns in communication are identified, causes investigated and appropriate action is taken to restore effective communication processes 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Co-ordinate work control arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant information is acquired, reviewed, clarified and updated for production planning purposes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Contractual information is identified and adequate notice is given to all interested parties, according to legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Program and work methods are agreed with and communicated to interested parties timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Design and other information requirements are identified, requested and obtained timeously according to project requirements and the program. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Sufficient and appropriate resources are planned, procured and located to meet project outcomes and timescales 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Sub-contracts are managed according to contractual agreements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Supply of resources to site are monitored and recorded accurately according to company procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control project progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Systems to monitor and record progress against agreed programs are implemented and data is collected regularly and summarised accurately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Incorrect resources are identified and appropriate action taken to replace according to project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Variances from planned progress are identified, investigated, and appropriate corrective action implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Actual and anticipated variances that could disrupt the program are investigated and quantified accurately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Realistic actions, which are most likely to minimise cost and time and optimise progress, are discussed, agreed and implemented according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Establish and implement production and resource measuring and recording systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Contract/project production and costing systems comply with company systems and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All resources are allocated to the relevant activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Actual usage cost of resources are allocated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Team activity production outputs are measured and recorded 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Establish and implement production and cost activity reporting systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Reporting systems comply with company systems and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Actual total costs of resources are calculated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Actual unit costs are calculated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Allowed total cost is calculated from actual productions and tendered allowable unit costs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Activity profit/loss is calculated by comparing actual total cost with allowed total cost 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Information from report is utilized for decision making according to company procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Design and implement productivity improvement measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Productivity targets are established and reviewed according to company systems and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored and corrective action identified and implemented where required 


    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 
  • The concept of production
  • The concept of productivity
  • Methods to measure and record activity production and resource costs
  • Concepts of "actual" vs. "allowable" unit and total costs and how to calculate these
  • Calculating profit/loss
  • Examples of factors that might impact on productivity
  • Company systems and procedures 

  • 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:
    Design and implement productivity improvement measures

    Assessment Criteria:
    Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome:
  • Establish and implement production and cost activity reporting systems
  • Co-ordinate work control arrangements

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented timeously and in accordance with the activity report > The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored and corrective action identified and implemented where required 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:
    Establish and implement production and cost activity reporting systems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
    Establish and implement production and cost activity reporting systems

    Assessment Criteria:
    Information from report is utilized for decision making according to company procedures 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome:
    Establish and implement project organisation and communication systems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
    Design and implement productivity improvement measures 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
    Monitor and control project progress

    Assessment Criteria:
    Activity profit/loss is calculated by comparing actual total cost with allowed total cost 

    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  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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 


    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. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. MTL Training and Projects 
    5. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    6. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    8. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 



    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.