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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the construction industry composition its work procurement systems and communication techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9978  Describe the construction industry composition its work procurement systems and communication techniques 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Construction Contractors to understand the external construction environment. Learners competent with this unit standard are able to identify the structures within the Construction Industry, the business Principles and Processes, and the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed for the Industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Organisational structures include government and non-government, private organisations, communities, trade unions, collective bodies, federations and professional bodies. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the Structures within the Construction Industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Organisational Structures are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Communication skills with industry role-players are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The role of the Construction industry in the National Economy and the effect of productivity on that role is identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify the Business Principles and Processes within the Contracting environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Methods of work procurement are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The areas of funding for construction projects are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All role-players in the execution of construction projects are identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify and practice the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify and practice the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed within the Construction Industry. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The mechanisms for access to information in the sector are understood and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The role of the NQF and SAQA in the development of personnel is understood. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate in Construction Contracting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. The structure and roles of the NQF and SAQA. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others

1. Identify the Structures within the Construction Industry.
  • Communication skills with industry role-players are demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Identify and practice the Educational and Life Skills Principles needed within the Construction Industry.
  • The mechanisms for access to information in the sector are understood and applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Identify the Structures within the Construction Industry.
  • Communication skills with industry role-players are demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Identify the Structures within the Construction Industry.
  • The role of the Construction industry in the National Economy and the effect of productivity on that role is identified. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  20813   National Certificate: Construction Contracting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48940   National Certificate: Construction: Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CETA 
    Core  22991   National Certificate: Refractories Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    3. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. Buna Construction And Projects 
    6. Buyisiwe Management Services 
    7. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    8. Dego Consultants 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    11. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    12. In Touch Comm Develop & 
    13. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    14. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    15. Microzone Training CC 
    16. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    17. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    18. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    19. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    20. Northlink TVET College 
    21. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    22. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    23. Protech Training cc 
    24. Somvi General Services 
    25. Sphola Consulting CC 
    26. TSK Projects 
    27. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    28. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    29. Zama Training & Developments 



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