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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15170  Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 demonstrate the ability to plan and program the cost effective and safe use of plant and equipment on a civil construction site.This competence complements the other core supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering 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 
NQF level 1 numeracy and literacy.

The following competencies:

Implement Road Side Safety Procedures; Use and Maintain Small Plant and Equipment on a Construction Site; Transport personnel, material and equipment using Light Delivery vehicle; Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications; Identify and describe materials used in civil construction; Maintain records for Civil Construction Sites; Supervise Health and Safety on a construction project. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
All types of plant and equipment used in the Civil Engineering Construction Industry. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and procure the number and type of plant required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The characteristics and locality of material to be worked, in-situ, in borrow pits and from commercial sources is understood as per the detail in the project specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate plant types are identified for the type of material to be processed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate plant types are identified for the type of process to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The required number of plant is correctly identified and procured in terms of the quantity and distances of the different material types to be processed and the type of process to be performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The required number and class of plant operators are identified and secured. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan and secure the supply of fuel. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The quantity of fuel required for the various plant items is calculated in terms of plant specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Logistical requirements are taken into consideration when the storage and supply of fuel is planned for. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Monitor and control plant fuel consumption. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Fuel consumption is monitored against plant specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate remedial action is taken to ensure fuel consumption corresponds with plant specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate security measures are identified and the risk of fuel pilferage is minimised. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Maintenance schedules are determined for the various plant and equipment items. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Maintenance services are procured. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Prepare and implement production control process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Productivity targets are set. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Productivity is measured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Remedial actions are taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Training needs are identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A safety plan is prepared for the site in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All hazards relative to plant use, fuel storage, slope stability, drainage and working in confined spaces are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A traffic control plan is prepared and implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Trained staff, protective clothing and signboards are identified and implemented. 


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 Civil Engineering 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 
  • Programming techniques including: critical path, float time, linked activities, allocation of resources, earliest start and end dates, time scales, and activity sequencing.
  • Maintenance management
  • Productivity management
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • The selection, use and maintenance of plant and equipment for the Civil Engineering Construction Industry. 

  • 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:
  • Identify and procure the number and type of plant required
  • Plan and secure the supply of fuel
  • Monitor and control plant fuel consumption
  • Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Prepare and implement production control process

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Accurate assessment of plant and equipment type is made, taking into account plant manufacturer specifications, material properties, work size and process to be performed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome:
  • Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Implementation of maintenance, productivity and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome:

    Plan and secure the supply of fuel

    Assessment Criteria:
    Control of the process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure the number and type of plant required
  • Plan and secure the supply of fuel
  • Monitor and control plant fuel consumption
  • Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Prepare and implement production control process

    Asssessment Criteria:
  • Translate information into control processes and plans/programs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome:
  • Monitor and control plant fuel consumption
  • Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Communicate quality, productivity and safety to staff. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure the number and type of plant required
  • Plan and secure the supply of fuel
  • Monitor and control plant fuel consumption
  • Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Effective plans/programs/control measures developed 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify and procure the number and type of plant required
  • Plan and secure the supply of fuel
  • Monitor and control plant fuel consumption
  • Plan and secure the maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Prepare and implement production control process
  • Identify the relevant Occupational Health and Safety requirements

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Accurate assessment of plant and equipment type is made, taking into account plant manufacturer specifications, material properties, work size and process to be performed
  • Implementation of maintenance, productivity and safety
  • Control of the process
  • Translate information into control processes and plans/programs
  • Communicate quality, productivity and safety to staff
  • Effective plans/programs/control measures developed 

  • 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  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA 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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    4. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    5. Dego Consultants 
    6. Eastcape Training Centre 
    7. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    9. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    10. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    11. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    12. MTL Training and Projects 
    13. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    14. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    15. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    17. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Ubucubu Home Industries 



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