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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a tracked dozer 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262729  Operate a tracked dozer 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Civil Engineering Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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
116058  Operate a tracked dozer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  24  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to operate a tracked dozer by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a tracked dozer.
  • Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • Starting and shutting down tracked dozer.
  • Operating tracked dozer.
  • Transporting tracked dozer to and from site. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners entering into a study of this unit standard will prove competence in the following to enable the achievement of this unit standard:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a tracked dozer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main functions of a tracked dozer are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The applications of a tracked dozer are described in terms of earthmoving activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All safety features and warning devices on the tracked dozer are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed tracked dozer capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Warnings from tracked dozer indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan for work activities and prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sequence of operations is determined according to site operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required equipment to perform the work activity is selected according to site operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Machine attachments, personal protective equipment and safety signs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to site operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Start and shut down tracked dozer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tracked dozer is parked according to manufacturer's and worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tracked dozer hours are documented in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tracked dozer maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate tracked dozer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Temporary safety signs are explained in relation to their use and placement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tracked dozer performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tracked dozer is operated according to safe working procedures, manufacturer's specifications and earthmoving activity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Transport tracked dozer to and from site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of loading a tracked dozer for transport are explained according to safety requirements, manufacturer's instructions and transport configuration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of securing a tracked dozer for transport are explained and demonstrated in relation to lashing points and safety requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • The Tracked dozer's operation procedures and main functions of all major components.
  • The maximum operating capacities of the designed Tracked dozer capabilities.
  • Statutory requirements including the Relevant Code of practice and Safety, Health & Environmental legislation.
  • Worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to monitoring the performance of a tracked dozer during operations in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as a member of a plant operation team with a civil construction team to achieve earthworks targets to required standard and within specified time frame. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in maintaining and monitoring the optimal performance and functionality of the tracked dozer. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the functionality and performance of the tracked dozer in relation to the earthworks task to plan work activities and prepare work area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to plan work activity, prepare work area and complete earthmoving task according to safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to maintain and operate a tracked dozer in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and instructions in order to successfully complete a specific earthworks task. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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