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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage human resources on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15143  Manage human resources 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 
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 recruitment, performance, development and industrial relations of human resources on a construction project.

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 
  • Human Resources are managed across different teams
  • "Induction" refers to an introductory course provided to new employees regarding the nature of the organisation, systems, policies and procedures
  • Performance Management systems include:

    1. Setting performance standards
    2. Measuring performance
    3. Providing feedback to employees
    4. Taking appropriate corrective action. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage the recruitment, selection and induction of employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Site and H.R. procedures and policies are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Selection criteria are developed in line with project requirements and avoid partiality or bias. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Legislative requirements with regard to selection and recruitment practices are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All new employees are inducted, including general organisational information and job specific training. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage performance on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A positive and challenging working climate is maintained within teams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Performance management systems are established and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Conflict within and between teams and individuals is timeously and constructively resolved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Diversity is acknowledged and appropriately managed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the development of employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Employees have the appropriate skills and tools in order to perform their jobs competently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Workplace learning and assessment is facilitated in accordance with the requirements of the learner and the applicable Legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Developmental needs and career aspirations of employees are established and addressed appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement Industrial Relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Labour Legislation is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Site and H.R. procedures and policies are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Disciplinary and grievance procedures are implemented according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A stable Industrial relations climate is maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Constructive relationships are maintained with unions, labour forums and employee representatives. 


    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 
  • Interview and screening techniques
  • Understanding of applicable current labour legislation
  • H.R. policies and procedures.
  • Site procedures
  • The importance of diversity awareness and management
  • Basic conflict handling techniques
  • Basic performance management techniques
  • Coaching skills
  • Feedback skills
  • Communication principles
  • Motivational principles and theories
  • Leadership principles
  • Agreements and conditions with regard to union relationships
  • Implications of the Skills Development Framework for employee development
  • The framework for the provision of Learnerships and Skills Programmes
  • The principles of workplace assessment. 

  • 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:
    Implement Industrial Relations.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Conflict within and between teams and individuals is timeously and constructively resolved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
    Manage the recruitment, selection and induction of employees.

    Assessment Criteria:
    A positive and challenging working climate is maintained within teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Assessment Criteria:
    Developmental needs and career aspirations of employees are established and addressed appropriately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
    Manage performance on a construction project.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Developmental needs and career aspirations of employees are established and addressed appropriately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
    Implement Industrial Relations.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Diversity is acknowledged and appropriately managed.
  • A positive and challenging working climate is maintained within teams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Performance management systems are established and implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
    Implement Industrial Relations.

    Assessment Criteria:
    Legislative requirements with regard to selection and recruitment practices are adhered to. 

    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 



    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.