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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Procure building and civil construction materials, tools and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261737  Procure building and civil construction materials, tools and equipment 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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 building and civil construction materials, tools and equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Specify and select building and civil construction materials, tools and equipment in accordance with plans and project specifications.
  • Procure material, tool and equipment in accordance with all relevant procedures for procurement and storage specific to task.
  • Receive materials, tools and equipment for specific building and civil construction activity according to specified procedures. 

  • 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 include but are not limited to tiles, adhesives, grout, sand, cementitious materials, lime, bonding agents, additives, water, etc.
  • Materials for painting includes but are not limited to paint, varnish, stain, and filling materials, stopping materials, sealing materials.
  • Materials for plastering includes but are not limited to plastering sand, cement, additives, plaster keys, rhinolite.
  • Materials for masonry includes but are not limited to bricks, cement, mortar mixes, concrete, building sand, river sand.
  • Materials for joinery includes but are not limited to types of wood, glues, fittings, sanding materials.
  • Materials for carpentry includes but are not limited to different types of wood, nails, glues, covering materials, roofing tiles, corrugated iron sheeting.
  • Materials roofing includes but are not limited to covering materials, roofing tiles, corrugated iron sheeting.
  • Surfaces for the specific context.
  • Tools for the specific context. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Specify and select building and civil construction materials, tools and equipment in accordance with plans and project specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Materials specific to the context.
  • Tools and equipment specific to the context.
  • Specification of requirements can include but are not limited to requests for quotes, order lists, etc.
  • Prescribed specifications for building and civil construction activities.
  • Supplier selection criteria can include but are not limited to price, service, product availability, expertise, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quantities of materials, tools and equipment are estimated accurately in accordance with task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specifications of requirements are prepared based on prescribed specifications for construction activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types and characteristics of materials, tools and equipment are identified accurately in accordance with specific task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials, tools and equipment specified are checked to be appropriate in terms of specific properties and quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Suppliers are chosen based on their ability to supply required resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All prescribed procurement procedures are adhered to as required by appropriate legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Procure material, tool and equipment in accordance with all relevant procedures for procurement and storage specific to task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Procurement includes but is not limited to purchasing, receipt and distribution of materials, tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purchases are conducted to meet specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct quantities of materials, tools and equipment are purchased as per order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The price paid for materials is within the limits of the procurement policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Purchase materials, tools and equipment for tiling. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Receive materials, tools and equipment for specific building and civil construction activity according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are received by adhering to the prescribed organisational procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All differences between materials, tools and equipment ordered and received are identified, discussed and resolved with suppliers according to correct procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, tools and equipment are sorted according to prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant documentation is completed according to prescribed 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 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:
  • The purpose of construction activity.
  • Materials, tools and equipment types and characteristics.
  • Properties, quality, definitions, purposes, and application of materials, tools and equipment.
  • Specification of requirements.
  • Budget and contractual requirements.
  • Procurement, purchasing, receipt and distribution procedures.
  • The uses of manual and powered tools, their purpose and application.
  • Manual and powered tools for specific context.
  • The correct use and method of application for specific context.
  • Estimation of quantity of materials, labour required, tile quantities required, and tools and equipment required and costs. 

  • 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 regarding the correctness of materials, tools and equipment received relative to what was ordered/invoiced/and resolving any differences/errors according to specified procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Making responsible decisions regarding the correctness of materials, tools and equipment received relative to what was ordered/invoiced/and resolving any differences/errors according to specified procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Checking that estimates of quantities of materials, tools and equipment are accurate or that suppliers have provided value for money. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Presentations and ensuring that documentation is completed as required. 

  • 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:
  • All plastering applications idemonstrating that tiling materials, tools and equipment as specified are:
    > Fit for purpose.
    > In accordance with industry best practice standards.
    > Meet all technical requirements, for example quality and coverage. 

  • 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  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.
     
    1. 17 Shaft Training 
    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. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    15. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    16. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    17. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    18. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    19. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    20. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    21. Dego Consultants 
    22. Eastcape Training Centre 
    23. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    24. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    25. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    26. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    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. LNT Trading Enterprise 
    46. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    47. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    48. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    49. Maluti TVET College 
    50. Microzone Training CC 
    51. Mnambithi TVET College 
    52. Motheo TVET College 
    53. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    54. Mthoms Trading 
    55. MTL Training and Projects 
    56. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    57. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    58. Nnite Trading Enterprise 
    59. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    60. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    61. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    62. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    63. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    64. Protech Training cc 
    65. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    66. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    67. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    68. Sphola Consulting CC 
    69. The Business Zone 352 
    70. Tius Consultants 
    71. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    72. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    73. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    74. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    75. TSK Projects 
    76. UKHONKOLO CONCRETE PRODUCTS 
    77. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    78. 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.