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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Prepare for a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15145  Prepare for 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  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263005  Prepare to initiate a civil engineering construction project  Level 5  New Level Assignment Pend.  15  This is only acceptable as a replacement if 15145 has the following statuses: Pending; Never Was Offered; Inactive. Please check that this is the case, and inform the Data Quality Coordinator if not. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to analyse tender and estimate documentation in order to establish programmes, budgets, strategies, facilities and information systems in preparation for a projectThis 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 
  • Revised allowable unit costs include revised resource costs and established production rates
  • Work methods include: sequencing of work, organisation of resources, construction and installation techniques and temporary works
  • Work methods are evaluated according to selection criteria such as: cost benefit conformity to statutory requirements, clients and user needs, ease of construction, usage of available resources, contract requirements, safety and local environmental considerations
  • Lead - in time for procurement of materials includes allowance for:
    1. Information from Employer/Engineer/Architect
    2. Design
    3. Planning
    4. Requisitioning and ordering
    5. Procurement of raw materials by manufacturer
    6. Manufacturing
    7. Transport and Delivery
  • Preliminary and general items include establishment, time related cost, project overheads and any other items not included as work items?
  • Resource schedules include materials, plant and equipment, labour and sub-contractors?
  • Information on actual contract conditions to be gathered include:
    1. Local sources and costs of materials, plant and equipment and alternative sources of natural materials
    2. Cost and availability of skilled labour
    3. In-situ soil conditions and availability of construction water, materials sampling and testing
    4. General site variables (e.g. slopes, drainage, existing services, etc.)
    5. Availability and cost of sub-contractors?
  • Risk management strategy is compiled in conjunction with senior management?
  • Site facilities include:
    1. Offices
    2. Storage facilities
    3. Workshops
    4. Laboratories
    5. Facilities for Client/Engineer/Employer representatives?
  • Planning and implementation of project establishment includes the de-establishment and removal of all facilities upon completion of the project
  • Management information systems include:
    1. Administrative systems (Including drawing control systems)
    2. Resource management systems
    3. Financial systems
    4. Costing and budgeting systems
    5. Scheduling systems
    6. Reporting systems
    7. Quality Control and Quality Management systems
    8. Production Control systems 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Revise and analyse tender and estimating documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information regarding actual contract conditions is gathered to enable decisions on work methods to be made 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Where available project data is insufficient, additional relevant information is obtained from alternative sources 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work methods which optimise the economical use of resources are identified, evaluated, recommended, agreed and applied 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Method statements for revised and critical work activities are produced according to company requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Tendered allowable unit costs for work items are analysed and revised 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Preliminary and general allowables are analysed and revised 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Initial tender assumptions are verified and the appropriate adjustments are made 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a works programme and resource schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Contractual programme is in accordance with the general conditions of contract and client requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Construction programme includes actual resource teams and production rates 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources schedules are in accordance with the construction programmes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Resource schedules are levelled in order to obtain an even distribution of resources 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Lead-In time is indicated in resource schedule 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish a contract budget and cash flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Resources are allocated accurately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Budget is in accordance with revised resource cost and the prescribed format 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cash flow is developed in accordance with programmed income and projected project costs 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist with the development of a risk management strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Risks and opportunities are analysed, qualified and quantified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Strategies to maximise opportunities are developed and communicated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Strategies to minimise risks are based on management decisions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Accepted risks are included in the project plan 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Plan and establish site facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An organisation chart for the project is agreed utilising available personnel 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Existing services are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Camp site services are established in accordance with the relevant utility authorities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Communication is established with the relevant authorities and role-players 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Site facilities are established in accordance with the pre-plan and contract budget 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Set up management information systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Planning information is incorporated into management information systems 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information systems are adapted to suit project requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Management information systems are introduced on site 


    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 following concepts:
    1. Tendered allowable unit cost
    2. Preliminary and general allowables
    3. Lead-In time
  • Information to be gathered on actual contract conditions in preparation for a project
  • General conditions of contract
  • Factors to consider when developing a works programme and resource schedule
  • Format and requirements for a contract budget and cash flow
  • Examples of project risks and risk management strategies
  • Regulations and requirements of utility authorities
  • Role-players with whom communication should be established when establishing a site
  • Types of facilities to be established on site
  • Types and application of management information systems 

  • 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:
    Assist with the development of a risk management strategy

    Assessment Criteria:
    Risks and opportunities are analysed, qualified and quantified 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome:
    Set up management information systems

    Assessment Criteria:
    An organisation chart for the project is agreed utilising available personnel 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:
    Develop a works programme and resource schedules

    Assessment Criteria:
    Site facilities are established in accordance with the pre-plan and contract budget 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
    Revise and analyse tender and estimating documentation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Assessment Criteria:
    Communication is established with the relevant authorities and role-players 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
    Assist with the development of a risk management strategy 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
    Assist with the development of a risk management strategy

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Lead-In time is indicated in resource schedule
  • Camp site services are established in accordance with the relevant utility authorities 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263005, which is "Prepare to initiate a civil engineering construction project", Level 5, 10 credits. 

    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. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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