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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Procure resources for construction works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244493  Procure resources for construction works 
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 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 
This unit standard will enable plumbers and related role-players to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to procure resources for construction works.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand the principles and processes in the procurement of resources.
  • Procure labour resources.
  • Procure material resources.
  • Procure plant, equipment and tools.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the plumbing discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the plumbing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Resources include but are not limited to: labour, materials, tools, equipment, and plant.
  • Works information includes: specifications, information contained on drawings, and instructions from clients.
  • Induction of labour includes but is not limited to: safety and health issues, the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, conditions of employment and remuneration, level of service expected, company policies and rules, grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Supplier selection criteria includes: price, service, product availability, and expertise. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the principles and processes in the procurement of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources used in construction works are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between resource requirements and the works schedule is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resource specifications and requirements are provided to suppliers in accordance with the works information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procured resources meet the specified requirements and delivery schedules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Procure labour resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Labour and skills are identified and selected according to work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labour is recruited according to resource requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labour is inducted according to legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conditions of employment are agreed and recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Procure material resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A list of materials required is drawn up according to specifications and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quantities of materials are accurately estimated in accordance with the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suppliers of materials are identified and selected According to selection criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The terms and conditions of supply are agreed with the supplier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A purchase order is prepared in accordance with the specifications and the works schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The correct materials are purchased and delivered timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Incorrect deliveries of materials are replaced according to the purchase order. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Procure plant, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate plant, equipment and tools required are identified and selected according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Providers of plant, equipment and tools are identified and selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The terms and conditions of purchase or hire are agreed with the supplier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate plant, equipment and tools are purchased or hired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selected plant, equipment and tools are supplied and received according to order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools and equipment are checked for defects prior to being used, according to safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Plant, tools and equipment are maintained in good condition, and repaired or replaced when defective or faulty. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
  • The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:

    > Internal moderation.
    > External moderation.
    > An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
    > Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with SAQA requirements.
    > All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    > Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
    > Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
    > Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
    > Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Legislation pertaining to the employment of labour.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act as it relates to the induction of labour and the use of plant, equipment and tools.
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing requirements to be procured for construction works.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Principles and Processes in the Procurement of Resources.
  • Procuring Labour Resources.
  • Procuring Material Resources.
  • Procuring Plant, Equipment and Tools.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Items delivered incorrectly.
  • Faulty plant equipment.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Items ordered incorrectly.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Punctuality and a sense of urgency.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Related Legislation pertaining to the employment of labour.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act as it relates to the induction of labour and the use of plant, equipment and tools.

    Theory-rules, laws, principles:
  • Purchasing procedures.
  • Ordering procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Recognising and reporting to the client problems relating to the procurement of specified materials.
  • Obtaining information from the client in instances where instructions or information on drawings is insufficient.
  • Identifying and pro-actively correcting issues of non-availability of resources i.e labour, plant and materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Working and establishing relationships with suppliers.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Performing procurement activities in accordance with accepted supply chain management standards.
  • Procuring resources in accordance with the requirements of the work.
  • Maintaining minimum quantities of plumbing materials in accordance with work requirements.
  • Safety equipment and clothing is procured in accordance with legislative requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Procuring resources according to written and/or verbal site instructions issued by the Client.
  • Correctly interpreting information contained in drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Issuing clear written instructions to suppliers.
  • Actively listening to feedback received from suppliers and clients.
  • Reporting procurement problem situations to the Client.
  • Relaying supply and delivery problems to suppliers timeously. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Applying the appropriate specifications and information in procuring resources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • The inter-relatedness of procurement of resources to the works program and timeous completion of the job. 

  • 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:

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • At this level some errors are to be expected. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  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.
     
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    2. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    3. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    4. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    5. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    6. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    7. Builders Training Centre 
    8. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    9. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    11. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    12. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    13. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    16. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    17. False Bay College 
    18. Forek Institute of Technology 
    19. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    20. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    21. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    22. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    23. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    24. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    25. Interlink Technical Training 
    26. Josmap Training Institute 
    27. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    28. L S Nkosi CC 
    29. Leps Training Consultants 
    30. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    31. Majuba TVET College 
    32. Microzone Training CC 
    33. Mnambithi TVET College 
    34. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    36. Mthoms Trading 
    37. MTL Training and Projects 
    38. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    39. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    40. PCD College cc 
    41. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    42. Protech Training cc 
    43. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    44. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    45. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    46. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    47. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    48. Somvi General Services 
    49. Sphola Consulting CC 
    50. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    51. Tius Consultants 
    52. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    53. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    54. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    55. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    56. West Coast TVET College 



    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.