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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct advanced face shovel operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117019  Conduct advanced face shovel operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  24 
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 qualifying learner is capable of:

Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of face shovels; planning and preparing for on-site operations; manoeuvring and controlling face shovels on site; excavating and loading materials using face shovels and moving face shovel from site to site

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Plant operators who are able to competently use science and technology when applying operation techniques
The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
Learning assumed to be in place
NQF level 2 Numeracy and NQF level 2 Literacy

Prerequisite Unit Standards: Operate Face Shovel NQF Level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Preparation of worksite includes but is not limited to:
Levelling ground, checking soil conditions, establishing positions of existing services and checking marks depicting lateral, vertical and horizontal boundaries

Face Shovel is controlled in different site conditions including:
  • Steep slopes , Wet ground , Slippery ground

    In the following conditions - by Excavating works in the Following Materials:
  • Water
  • Loose chippings
  • Grass
  • Clay
  • Gravel
  • Loose rock
  • Solid rock
  • Loose materials

    Face Shovel Operation Includes but is not Limited to:
  • Excavating Materials
  • Loading Materials
  • Spreading of Materials
  • Trimming of Materials

    Further Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans are developed to eliminate, avoid/neutralise all identified risks in accordance with safety regulations, legislation and site specific instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools and attachments required for the work activity are selected and checked to be functional and ready for use according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Machine attachments are limited to all permanent and removable standard components
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative or complementary equipment is identified in terms of the required task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative/complimentary equipment includes all equipment that could be used to perform the same or similar tasks
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Affected parties are informed and liaised with according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to worksite procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to manufacturer's procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for inspections and preparation are defined in terms of safety and work flow 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
    i. Ohs act,
    ii. Environmental legislation,
    iii. Local provincial authority requirements
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of working area is ensured according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment is used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not correctly using personal protective equipment are explained in terms of potential danger to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct face shovel operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Face shovel is moved to required work area according to site requirements and is positioned for specific operation according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of incorrectly positioning machine are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and safety hazards to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities are performed according to manufacturer's operating procedures and job requirements in order to maximise the life-span of components, within industry accepted timeframes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways to maximise life-span of components includes inspecting, maintaining, correcting and reacting to warning systems
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and work schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Unexpected circumstances are dealt with according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Unexpected circumstances are when the specific machine is no longer suitable for the required task or can no longer operate efficiently and safely
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safe working procedures are followed according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to
    i. Ohs act,
    ii. Environmental legislation,
    iii. Local provincial authority requirements
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Move face shove from site to site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Face shovel is driven off-road in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and operator's safety manual 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Face shovel is loaded and unloaded on transporters in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and company requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positioning of shovel blade, parking machine
     


    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 CETA-ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Face Shovel operation procedures and main functions of all major components
  • Maximum operating capacities of the designed Face shovel 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

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan work activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • Plans are developed to eliminate, avoid/neutralise all identified risks in accordance with safety regulations, legislation and site specific instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan work activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained in terms of disruption to work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Conduct face shovel operations

    Assessment criteria:
  • Consequences of unsafe acts are explained in terms of the potential effect on the safety of self and others and penalties imposed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare work area

    Assessment criteria
  • Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan work activity

    Assessment criteria:
  • Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Conduct face shovel operations

    Assessment criteria:
  • Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained in terms of potential damage to face shovel and work schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare work area

    Assessment criteria:
  • Descriptions of the procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described in terms of the elimination of potential hazards. 

  • 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
    Elective  49081   National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Plant Operations  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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. Barloworld Equipment 
    3. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



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