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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage labour intensive construction projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15162  Manage labour intensive construction projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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 understand and explain LIC documentation, apply LIC systems, apply resource management techniques for LIC projects, provide project team member training in LIC methods, and develop and implement LIC administrative systems for projects.

These competencies complement the generic technical and management competencies and forms part of the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of 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 
1. Labour Intensive works include :
  • Roadworks and appurtenant works
  • Water, sanitation and appurtenant works
  • Structures including, low level bridges, arch bridges, dams, weirs, and culverts

    2. Pre-planning a LIC contract includes the establishment of LIC procedures and systems, management information systems, and the development of an appropriate and resourced time schedule (barchart) programme.

    3. Project-specific systems are those incorporated in the project specifications, such as specific measurement and recording proformas. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Labour Intensive Construction documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. LIC contract documents are explained in relation to LIC principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. LIC project documents and project-specific systems are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The role and participation of local communities is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply Labour Intensive Construction Systems in projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. LIC activities are identified for a project according to LIC principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A site is established incorporating the LIC principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Systems for the measurement and recording of completed work tasks are applied according to LIC methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Labour requirements for LIC activities are estimated accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Labour selection, recruitment and induction procedures are applied to projects according to LIC principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Individual and group tasks are agreed according to LIC procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Appropriate plant, equipment and tools are applied according to LIC principles and activity requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Material resources are identified and procured timeously according to the requirements of the programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Train, coach and develop project team members in LIC methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. LIC supervisors have access to the appropriate skills & tools in order to perform their jobs competently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to project team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are addressed and communicated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and implement LIC administrative systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Records are kept in accordance with LIC project procedures and quality management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personnel administration is implemented in accordance with LIC project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reporting systems are developed, and applied to projects in accordance with LIC procedures. 


    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 Management of Construction Processes - Labour Intensive".
  • 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 
  • Labour Intensive Construction Principles, techniques and systems.
  • The Labour Intensive philosophy, including the need for using LIC methods in South Africa, and the social consequences thereof.
  • The implementation of Integrated Environmental Management principles as they relate to LIC
  • Legal and statutory requirements pertaining to Labour Intensive Construction projects, including but not limited to :
  • The draft Agreement for Labour Intensive Construction (Draft 10)
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R63, (or as amended), including the Ministerial Determination No 3 : Special Works Programmes
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R64, (or as amended), including the Code of Good Practice for employment and conditions of work for Special Public Works Programmes
  • Interim Guidelines for Labour-based Construction Projects (Construction and Development Series, No 2 - DBSA
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, pertaining to labour intensive works.The concept of tasks, task norms, and their establishment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
    LIC is used as abbreviation for "Labour Intensive Construction". 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    4. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    5. Dego Consultants 
    6. Elata Management Consultants 
    7. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    8. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    9. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    10. NOLOSHA 
    11. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    12. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    13. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    14. 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.