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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and manage quality systems and procedures on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15144  Develop and manage quality systems and procedures 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 quality management systems, establish and manage quality improvement processes, develop and manage quality processes and acceptance control systems on a project and establish and apply a project quality plan.

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 Supervisors. 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:
  • The development and management of all quality systems and procedures includes all activities and processes involved in a construction project.
  • Conformance to requirements as a definition of quality includes requirements of:
    1. Specifications and drawings
    2. Site instructions and variation orders
    3. Conditions of contract
    4. Statutory, legislation and bylaws
    5. Company policies and procedures
    6. Standard operating procedures
  • The quality system of prevention involves the implementation of planning, analysis of processes and application of quality in the method of construction in order to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • The quality performance standard is defined as zero defect
  • Measurement of quality includes for:
    1. The Price of Non-conformance (PONC)
    2. The Price of Conformance (POC), to quality requirements
  • Quality organisational structure includes:
    1. Quality improvement teams
    2. Quality councils
    3. Management/Supervisory/Steering co-ordinators of quality
  • Quality improvement process steps include:
    1. Management commitment
    2. Establishing quality improvement teams
    3. Measurement of PONC and POC
    4. Reporting measurement and Cost of Quality
    5. Quality awareness
    6. Implementing a corrective action system, understanding the root cause of non-conformances and eliminating them
    7. Education of team members in quality goal setting
    8. Error cause removal
    9. Recognition of quality achievement
    10. Quality councils
    11. Repetition of quality steps
  • Quality acceptance control procedures are according to specifications and client's specific requirements 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Establish and manage a quality management system on an construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of conformance to requirements is understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A quality system of prevention is established and applied according to quality principles and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality performance standards are established and applied according to quality principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Measurement of quality performance is managed according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish and manage quality improvement processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A quality improvement organisational structure is established according to company quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality improvement processes are established according to quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality improvement processes are managed according to quality procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish and apply a construction project quality plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A project quality plan is developed according to quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A project quality plan is applied and managed according to quality principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work methods are planned and managed according to the criteria in the project quality plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Deviations from the project quality plan are identified, measured and corrective actions implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Deviations from the requirements of the project quality plan are reduced according to the quality improvement process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and manage quality process and acceptance control systems on a project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A Process control quality system is established according to industry testing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Process control procedures are planned and managed according to process control systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality is embedded in construction methods to ensure compliance with quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality acceptance control procedures are complied with in accordance with client's systems. 


    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 Certificate in the Supervision 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:
  • The concept of conformance to requirements
  • The concept of zero defect
  • The concept of price of non-conformance and price of conformance, as the cost of quality
  • The concept of prevention as a system to ensure quality of work processes
  • Process control testing procedures and systems
  • Quality acceptance control 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:
  • Establish and manage quality improvement processes
  • Develop and manage quality process and acceptance control systems on a project

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Deviations from the project quality plan are identified, measured and reported 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome:
  • Establish and apply a project quality plan

    Assessment Criteria:
    Assistance is given in establishing a project quality plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:
  • Establish and manage quality improvement processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome:
  • Establish and apply a project quality plan

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Quality performance standards are implemented according to quality principles and company procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
  • Develop and manage quality process and acceptance control systems on a project

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work methods are planned and implemented according to the criteria in the project quality plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
    Establish and manage quality management system 

    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  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 


    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. MTL Training and Projects 
    4. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    5. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    7. 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.