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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop construction work plans 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261661  Develop construction work plans 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9962  Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of building and civil construction. Learners should be able to perform duties in procuring construction work plans.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify given specifications for construction assignments.
  • Determine construction work requirements based on given specifications.
  • Develop work plans that meet statutory requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:
  • Materials, tools and equipment required for specific assignments include surface preparation tools, equipment and materials and application tools and equipment.
  • Construction materials include coatings such as paint, varnish, stain, etc. and filling materials, stopping materials, sealing materials, etc.
  • Work plan components include scope of work, resources required, start date to earliest finish date, responsibilities, costs and quotations.
  • Costs include materials and labour.
  • Quotations include contingencies and profit. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify given specifications for construction assignments. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Given specifications can include any given requirements of relevant persons such as supervisors, customers, contractors, etc. for specific construction assignments.
  • Communication can be written or verbal, in various formats (e.g. in person, via telephone, etc). 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Given specifications are clarified, where relevant, with all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Given specifications are agreed upon with relevant persons before plan development commences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine construction work requirements based on given specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Given specifications can include any given requirements of relevant persons such as supervisors, customers, contractors, etc. for specific construction assignments, construction work requirements include materials, tools and equipment, including surface preparation tools, equipment and materials and application tools and equipment; Plans, finishing schedule, Bill of Quantities, architect instructions and manufacturers specifications.
  • Quantities required take into account availability, material properties, material manufacturer specifications, surface area and its condition, etc.; calculations include multiplication and division, with numbers of up to three digits, and percentages. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Given specifications are described in terms of their implications for types of materials, tools and equipment required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Linear, volume and areas to be measured meet specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant calculations of material quantities required are performed based on surface area measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommended materials, tools and equipment are determined to meet the requirements of specific context and given specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop work plans that meet statutory requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Work plans include but not limited to resources (e.g. time, materials, people, etc) required, as well as the sequence and scheduling of proposed activities.
  • Statutory requirements include occupational health, safety and environment, and national, regional and municipal building regulations. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The job is set out based on scale drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area assessments are made to meet specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production rates are estimated for work activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Duration of time is calculated for work activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work plans are structured comprehensively and accurately to ensure that they meet given requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feasible work plans are produced to provide specific context requirements and other components of the construction process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant statutory requirements are adhered to as required by the required by the legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check and present work plans for construction work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quotations are double-checked for accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Services included are ensured to address all requirements of given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Format and presentation of quotations are ensured to meet specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant legal requirements for tender are adhered to as plans are presented. 


    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 relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • Scale drawing, surface area measurement and volumes of materials required.
  • Symbols used in specifications and on drawings.
  • Types and uses of working drawings.
  • Work plan components and structure.
  • Production-rate estimation and calculation of time duration for work activities.
  • Format and delivery of quotations and relevant legal requirements for tender.
  • Types of materials, their characteristics and their components.
  • Quality finish of different types of materials and their suitability for specific contexts.
  • The uses of manual and powered surface preparation tools, their purpose and application.
  • The correct use and method of application.
  • Estimation of quantity of surface preparation materials, labour required, materials tools, and equipment quantities required, and costs.
  • Statutory requirements regarding Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and environmental considerations/planning including the concepts of hazards, hazardous substances, risk and safe as described in relevant legislation, and the relationship between the concepts.
  • Workmen's Compensation Act and reporting procedures.
  • National Building Regulations and SABS Codes.
  • Implications of non-compliance with procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
  • Use of protective clothing.
  • Use of fire extinguishers.
  • Procedures for incident reporting and recording.
  • Identify given specifications for construction assignments.
  • Describe construction work requirements based on given specifications.
  • Base proposed work plans on given specifications.
  • Identify required resources (materials, tools, equipment, human resources, time, etc).
  • Calculate quantities of materials required to complete specified construction assignments.
  • Develop and propose relevant, cost-effective work plans for construction work that meet specified requirements.
  • Present quotations for construction work that meet specified requirements.
  • Deliver improved customer service. 

  • 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:
  • Making responsible decisions in developing work plans which are feasible relative to given/specific contextual requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Conformance with given specifications agreed upon before plan development commences. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Meeting agreed deadlines for submission of quotations, complying with relevant legal requirements for tenders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Develop work plans that meet specific contextual requirements following identification of all given specifications for specific construction assignments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Presentations related to specific requirements/situations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Preparing for or executing construction work requirements based on given specifications. 

  • 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:
  • Specifications should be correctly interpreted, for example, those related to the use of various types of construction materials, tools and equipment which could have an impact on the health and safety of other persons and the environment. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9962, "Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan", Level 3, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    5. Amber Tower Training 
    6. Arehone Consulting 
    7. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    8. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    9. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bhekwell Group 
    11. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    12. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    13. Builders Training Centre 
    14. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    15. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    16. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    17. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    18. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    19. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    20. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    21. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    22. Dego Consultants 
    23. Eastcape Training Centre 
    24. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    25. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    26. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    27. False Bay College 
    28. Forek Institute of Technology 
    29. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    30. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    31. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    32. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    33. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    34. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    35. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    36. INDUSTRIAL & CONSUMER PLASTIC - New Germany (Legacy) 
    37. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    38. Interlink Technical Training 
    39. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    40. Josmap Training Institute 
    41. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    42. L S Nkosi CC 
    43. Leps Training Consultants 
    44. Life Long ABET Consulting 
    45. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    46. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    47. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    48. Maluti TVET College 
    49. Microzone Training CC 
    50. Mnambithi TVET College 
    51. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    52. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    53. Mthoms Trading 
    54. MTL Training and Projects 
    55. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    56. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    57. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    58. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    59. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    60. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    61. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    62. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    63. Protech Training cc 
    64. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    65. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    66. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    67. The Business Zone 352 
    68. Tius Consultants 
    69. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    70. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    71. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    72. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    73. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    74. TSK Projects 
    75. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    76. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    77. West Coast TVET College 



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