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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Organise and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15185  Organise and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces 
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 
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 plan, prepare for and spray bituminous products.

This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of supervision, i.e. organising and controlling the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces in a civil engineering construction context.

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 
The following competencies: Use and Maintain hand tools; Read and Interpret Construction Drawings. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare to spray a bituminous product. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Prime, emulsion, penetration grade bitumen and dust palliative. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work activities are planned to make provision for other co-related activities to maintain productive work flow and to ensure compliance with given specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The plan describes all requirements to maintain productive workflow and to ensure compliance with given specifications. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Requirements refer to type and quantities of materials, tools and equipment, plant, personnel, the work sequence, time frames, handling arrangements and methods.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work area is checked for hazards; all hazards are identified and corrective action taken in line with work site housekeeping procedures. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Corrective action includes eliminating and/or reporting.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at the work area. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare base surface for spraying of bituminous product. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Bituminous product can refer to prime or tack coat, base can refer to gravel, sub base or base course. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The length and area of the surface to be sprayed is calculated as per company procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The area is swept to remove all loose and foreign material according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The area to be sprayed is demarcated to the correct position and dimensions as per drawings. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Access is required to construction drawings of the relevant area.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Protect kerbs and other roadside furniture. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Kerbs, catch pits, road signs and manhole covers, parked and passing cars. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All objects to be protected are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Protection is given to kerbs and other identified objects by the use of appropriate materials. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Appropriate materials include paper, plastic, movable side plates soil and mud.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The protective covering is removed and disposed of in an environmentally sound method when spraying is completed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Spray bituminous products. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Prime, emulsion, penetrating grade bitumen and dust palliative. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The work area is inspected to ensure that the base is prepared and any damage to the road surface is repaired. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All road side furniture is inspected to ensure that it is properly protected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The base is watered to facilitate the penetration of prime. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Pre-start checks are carried out on the gas system to ensure that they are functional. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The bituminous product in the holding tank is heated to the required temperature. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Minimum and maximum are those supplied by the manufacturer.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The bituminous product in the spray tanker is inspected to ensure there is sufficient product to complete the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The spray tanker and spray bars/lance are properly prepared. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Spray tanker, spray bars and hand lance.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Bituminous product is applied using acceptable procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. The spray rate and calibration of the equipment is checked to ensure compliance with specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
10. Assistants are used effectively and instructions are given clearly and in such a way that promotes good working relations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
11. Area is cleaned and tidied as per supervisors instructions. 


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 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes where demonstrate knowledge and understanding is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    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
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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  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 
    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. Arehone Consulting 
    4. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    5. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    6. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    7. Dego Consultants 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    11. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    12. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    13. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    14. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    15. Kagano Consulting Services 
    16. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    17. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    18. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    19. Montana Skills Development Agency 
    20. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    21. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    22. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    23. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    24. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    25. NOLOSHA 
    26. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    27. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    28. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    29. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    30. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    32. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    33. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    34. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    35. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    36. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Thabomeleng 
    38. The Business Zone 352 
    39. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    41. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 



    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.