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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks construction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117040  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks construction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  10 
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 understanding of resource procurement; programming processes; quality control process implementation and the implementation of production control processes applying to bulk earthworks construction.

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 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All types of material and terrain are catered for in this Unit Standard for bulk earthworks. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks resource procurement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics and locality of material to be worked, in-situ, in borrow pits and from commercial sources is understood as detailed in the project specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plant types are identified appropriate to the type of material to be processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The number of plant is identified in terms of the quantity and distances of the different material types to be processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process for identifying number and class of plant operators is understood 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fuel supply and maintenance activities requirements are understood 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks programming processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The setting and determining of production rates is understood 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of a critical path analysis or work program to determine the sequence and timing of bulk earthwork and drainage activities is understood 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The execution of earthworks is understood in terms of project specifications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks quality control process implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Control laboratory tests and frequency are determined in terms of the project specification 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify required staff and laboratory equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identify tests to be executed in terms of project specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identify survey control tests required to ensure compliance to project specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks production control process implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of productivity target setting processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding productivity measurement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of requirements for taking remedial action. 


    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 
  • Programming techniques including: critical path, float time, linked activities, allocation of resources, earliest start and end dates, time scales, and activity sequencing.
  • Quality management
  • Productivity management
  • The techniques to process stabilized and un-stabilized layer works 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the implementation principles of layer works production control processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of requirements for taking remedial action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of quality control process implementation
  • Identify required staff and laboratory equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of bulk earthworks programming processes
  • The use of a critical path analysis or work program to determine the sequence and timing of bulk earthwork and drainage activities is understood 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of quality control process implementation
  • Identify survey control tests required to ensure compliance to project specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of resource procurement.
  • The process for identifying number and class of plant operators is understood 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of resource procurement.
  • The number of plant is identified in terms of the quantity and distances of the different material types to be processed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Relates to the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of resource procurement.
  • The characteristics and locality of material to be worked, in-situ, in borrow pits and from commercial sources is understood as detailed in the project specification. 

  • 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
    Core  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. DiphitlheleloTechnical Services 
    2. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    3. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    4. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    5. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    6. TOP PERFORMERS FOR AFRICA CC 
    7. Transvaal 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.