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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply quality principles on a construction site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9986  Apply quality principles on a construction site 
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  12 
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 manage quality, and to apply specifications on a construction project. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Quality improvement principles include: the cost of non- conformance, the establishment of acceptable quality targets, conformance to requirements, and the reduction in defects.
2. Specifications include Standard and Project Specifications, including any corrections and amendments to the Standard Specifications.
3. Documents that contain specification information and quality requirements include: The standard specifications, project document, drawings, and information from the Client / Clients Representative. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Implement a Quality Improvement process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Quality improvement principles are applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Work methods include quality specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Implement a Quality Control System. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Inspection procedures are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Testing and sampling procedures are established. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Process control testing procedures are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Acceptance control testing is complied with. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply specifications on a project. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Specifications are applied in the method of all work activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Information in the specification documents are accessed correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Resource procurement is performed according to specifications. 


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. Contract documents that contain quality and specification information.
2. Procedures in complying with "end-product" acceptance control testing.
3. The implications of non-compliance with quality requirements.
4. Procedures in establishing process control systems. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Implement a Quality Improvement process.
  • Quality improvement principles are applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    1. Implement a Quality Control System.
  • Inspection procedures are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Implement a Quality Improvement process.
  • Quality improvement principles are applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Implement a Quality Control System.
    2. Apply specifications on a project.
  • Inspection procedures are implemented.
  • Testing and sampling procedures are established.
  • Process control testing procedures are implemented.
  • Acceptance control testing is complied with.
  • Information in the specification documents are accessed correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Implement a Quality Control System.
  • Inspection procedures are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Implement a Quality Improvement process.
  • Quality improvement principles are applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Implement a Quality Improvement process.
    2. Implement a Quality Control System.
    3. Apply specifications on a project.
  • Quality improvement principles are applied.
  • Acceptance control testing is complied with.
  • Specifications are applied in the method of all work activities.
  • Information in the specification documents are accessed correctly. 

  • 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  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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  48961   National Certificate: Construction: Crane 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  49016   National Certificate: Construction: Concreting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49602   National Certificate: Construction: Geotechnical  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    2. ALMEL TRAINING 
    3. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    5. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
    6. CHIPPA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    8. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    9. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    10. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    11. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    12. FAPLA TRAINING 
    13. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    14. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    15. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    16. ISAZI TRAINING 
    17. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    18. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    19. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    20. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    21. Learn A Trade 
    22. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    23. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    24. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    25. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    26. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    27. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    28. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    29. OSHIKATI 
    30. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
    31. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    32. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    33. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    34. SEDIBENG MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    35. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    36. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
    37. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    38. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    39. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 



    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.