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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage construction resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15141  Manage construction resources 
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 manage the procurement and utilisation of materials, labour, plant, equipment and tools, as well as sub-contractors.

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 
  • Resources include:
    1. Materials
    2. Plant, Equipment and tools
    3. Labour
    4. Sub-contractors
  • Procurement includes hiring and purchasing of plant, equipment and tools
  • Maintenance of plant and equipment includes preventative, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance procedures
  • Sub-contractors include selected and nominated sub-contractors
  • Sub-contractor conditions include:
    1. Quality control systems
    2 Scheduling and programming constraints
    3. General and special conditions of contract
    4. Specifications and drawings
    5. Measurements and payment
  • Materials include:
    1. Naturally occurring materials, e.g. sand, gravel
    2. Processed natural materials, e.g. crushed aggregates
    3. Manufactured permanent built-in items
    4. Temporary materials and consumables
    5. Fuels and Lubricants
  • Materials estimates are produced from construction drawings, standard and project specifications, site instructions and variation orders
  • Procurement, use and storage of materials are in accordance with company procedures, Site Operating procedures, internal quality management systems and company loss control measures
  • Materials are procured according to legislated and company policies regarding preferential procurement
  • Specification information is sourced from:
    1. Project related specifications
    2. Standardized specifications
    3. Drawings
    4. Instructions and variations 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage the procurement and use of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relationships are established with materials suppliers in order to negotiate lowest possible prices and ensure optimum service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials usage is estimated, planned and materials are procured according to the resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lead-In time is allowed for according to material and project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Delivery of materials is arranged to meet project program requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Variations in availability, delivery, quantity and quality are identified, monitored and investigated to improve supplier performance and recorded for evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Discrepancies to delivery schedule are identified timeously and corrective action taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Quality of materials is in accordance with specifications, drawings and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Materials costs are compared with tendered allowables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Loss control measures are implemented according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Materials are utilised optimally and according to manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Company procedures with regard to the transport, storage, placement, use and record keeping of materials are implemented taking cognisance of project constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    12. An awareness of current and future trends in construction materials is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage the procurement and utilisation of Labour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Labour usage is planned and categories of labour are procured according to the resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The appropriate skills are secured in accordance with resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Labour costs are compared with tendered allowables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Labour utilisation is optimised within legislative parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The management of labour resources are in accordance with H.R. policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Procure and manage the use and maintenance of plant, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relationships are established with suppliers in order to negotiate lowest possible rates and ensure optimum service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Plant, equipment and tools usage is planned and procured according to the resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lead-In time is allowed for. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Plant, equipment and tools are in accordance with activity and project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Plant, equipment and tool costs are compared with tendered allowables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Loss control measures are implemented according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Company systems for the management of the utilisation and availability of plant are implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Plant, equipment and tools are utilised optimally and according to manufacturer and safety specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Company procedures with regard to transport, storage, use, maintenance and record keeping, are implemented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. An awareness of current and future types, components and application of plant, equipment and tools is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Procure sub-contracting services and manage relationships with sub-contractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relationships are established with sub-contracting entities in order to negotiate lowest possible prices and ensure optimum service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sub-contracting is planned and services procured according to the resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sub-contractor contracts and conditions are agreed in line with main contract conditions of contract, project specifications and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sub-contractor costs are compared with tendered allowable. 


    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 
  • Types of construction materials, plant, equipment and tools and their properties and purposes
  • Material, plant, equipment and tool costs and possible suppliers
  • Concept of "tendered allowables"
  • Concept of preferential procurement
  • Concept of `lead-In time"
  • Factors to consider and sources of information when estimating/planning materials, plant, equipment, tools and labour
  • Site quality management system and quality requirements for materials, plant, equipment and tools
  • Site procedures and safety and manufacturers specifications with regard to the transport, storage, placement, use and record keeping of materials, plant, equipment and tools
  • Loss control measures for materials, plant, equipment and tools
  • Current and future trends in construction materials, plant, equipment and tools
  • Soil types and characteristics and basic earthmoving and compaction techniques, including:
    1. Natural soils and gravels
    2. Manufactured soils and aggregates
    3. Excavation
    4. Loading
    5. Transporting/Hauling
    6. Mixing and blending
    7. Placing
    8. Compacting
  • Maintenance procedures for plant, equipment and tools
  • Labour legislation and the implications for labour utilisation and planning
  • H.R. policies and procedures
  • Sub-contractor conditions and average costs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Loss control measures are implemented according to company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome:
  • Manage the procurement and utilisation of Labour.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Relationships are established with materials suppliers in order to negotiate lowest possible prices and ensure optimum service. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Plant, equipment and tools are in accordance with activity and project requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials usage is estimated, planned and materials are procured according to the resource schedule. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Company systems for the management of the utilisation and availability of plant are implemented.
  • Relationships are established with materials suppliers in order to negotiate lowest possible prices and ensure optimum service. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
  • Procure and manage the use and maintenance of plant, equipment and tools.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Plant, equipment and tools are utilised optimally and according to manufacturer and safety specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
  • Procure sub-contracting services and manage relationships with sub-contractors.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Company procedures with regard to the transport, storage, placement, use and record keeping of materials are implemented taking cognisance of project constraints.
  • An awareness of current and future trends in construction materials is demonstrated. 

  • 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 
    Elective  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    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 


    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 



    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.