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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement a quality management system on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262826  Implement a quality management system on a construction project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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
14416  Implement a quality management system, project quality plan and a quality improvement process on a construction project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 
14418  Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to implement a quality management system, assist in establishing and implementing a quality improvement process, assist in establishing and implementing a construction project quality plan, and implement a process control quality system and conform to quality acceptance control requirements. These competencies complement the other core supervisory competencies and contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Planning a quality management system on a construction project.
  • Implementing a quality management system on a construction project.
  • Calculating production and resources costs.
  • Implementing productivity improvement measures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan a quality management system on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of conformance to requirements is explained in relation to a construction project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conformance requirements as a definition of quality includes, but is not limited to:
  • Specifications and drawings, Site instructions and variation orders, Conditions of contract, Statutory, legislation and bylaws, Company policies and procedures and Standard operating procedures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A quality system of production is planned according to quality principles, construction code of practice and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement of performance is planned according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Performance measurements includes, but is not limited to:
  • The Price of Non-conformance (PONC) and The Price of Conformance (POC).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A quality improvement organizational structure is established in conjunction with the construction manager according to organizational quality procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Structures includes, but are not limited to:
  • Quality improvement teams, Quality councils and Management/Supervisory/Steering coordinators of quality.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality improvement process steps are planned in conjunction with the construction manager according to organizational quality procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality improvement process steps include, but are not limited to:
  • Management commitment, Establishing quality improvement teams, Measurement of PONC and POC, Reporting measurement and Cost of Quality, Quality awareness, Implementing a corrective action system, understanding the root cause of non-conformances and eliminating them, Education of team members in quality goal setting, Error cause removal, Recognition of quality achievement, Quality councils and Repetition of quality steps.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement a quality improvement process on a construction project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implementation of a project quality plan is supervised according to the criteria in the project quality plan and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work methods are implemented according to the criteria in the project quality plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from the project quality plan are identified, measured and reported according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations from the requirements of the project quality plan are addressed according to the quality improvement process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality improvement process steps are implemented according to established quality procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Calculate production and resources costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual costs for completed units of work are calculated according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team activity production outputs are measured and recorded according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actual total production and resources costs are calculated according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources includes, but is not limited to:
  • Materials and equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Budgeted expenditure is calculated in terms of actual productions and tendered unit costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Activity profit/loss is calculated in relation to actual total cost and budgeted cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Production and resources costs information is applied to decision making according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement productivity improvement measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented in accordance with the activity report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored in terms of the targeted productivity levels. 


    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:
  • Construction project production and quality conformance.
  • Quality management on a construction project.
  • Quality and productivity improvement measures on a construction project.
  • Price of non-conformance and price of conformance, as the cost of quality.
  • The concept of prevention as a system to ensure quality of work processes.
  • Process control testing procedures and systems.
  • Quality acceptance control 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 conforming to quality acceptance control requirements in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a construction quality team to implement a quality improvement process on a construction project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the establishment and implementation of a quality plan for a construction project. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about construction processes, procedures and functions in order to plan a quality improvement plan. 

    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 conform to quality acceptance control requirements. 

    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 the following unit standards:
  • ID 14416: Implement a quality management system, project quality plan and a quality improvement process on a construction project, NQF Level 2, 10 Credits.
  • ID 14418: Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements, NQF Level 2, 12 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. Dego Consultants 
    2. Eastcape Training Centre 
    3. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    4. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    5. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    6. Scaffold Training Group 
    7. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    8. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    9. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 



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