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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14054  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry.People credited with this unit standard are able to read and interpret elementary construction drawings and specificationsPreviously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 1 Literacy and ABET Level 3 Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Drawings include but are not limited to: plans, sections, elevations, work sketches. Limited to NQF Level 2 construction activities.
  • Terms include but are not limited to metric dimension, metric areas, metric volumes, temperature, pressure, density, and elevation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of drawings and specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of drawings in relation to project specifications, contract documentation, quantities and construction is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of specifications in relation to quantities, quality of work, contract documentation and payment to contractors is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify drawings and symbols used on a construction 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drawings are identified in terms of type and application for a construction process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Key functions of the drawing are explained in terms of the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Key users of the drawing are identified in terms of work responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Symbols and abbreviations are interpreted in terms of their functions and meanings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The layout is interpreted in terms of the different views shown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The purpose of each view is explained in terms of the result of the end product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of drawing and revision numbers is explained in terms of utilisation of the correct drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Consequences of using the wrong drawing are explained in terms of the potential hazardous results on the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Drawings are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply information from drawings in construction activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drawings are oriented in terms of site landmarks and the north indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is extracted from the drawings in terms of the setting out requirements on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Scales are interpreted and measurements converted in terms of actual dimensions required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Dimensions are interpreted from the drawings in terms of site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information supplied in the notes section is interpreted in terms of the engineer's designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Materials are identified in terms of ordering requirements. 


    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. A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • Application and key functions of drawings.
  • Safeguarding, storage and issue of drawings.
  • Application of information from drawings in construction activities.
  • Interpretation of specifications. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply information from drawings in construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting out information is extracted.
  • Material types are identified for construction purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Safeguard, store and issue of drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The issue of drawings to others must comply with company procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply information from drawings in construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information is extracted from drawings and used for setting out purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Latest amendments of drawings are issued to the relevant people in accordance to company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify drawings and symbols.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify drawings and symbols on a construction site.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Interpretations of different views are done.
  • Key uses of drawings are 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  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    3. ALL CONNECTIONS TRAINING AND CONSTRUCTION (PTY) LTD 
    4. Artisan Development Academy 
    5. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    6. Better Best Agri Development 
    7. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Big Tree Group 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. Border Kei Training Trust 
    11. Bright Storm Projects 
    12. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    13. CBM Training 
    14. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    15. Construction Resource Development College 
    16. Dego Consultants 
    17. Double ST Training and Skills Development 
    18. Eastcape Training Centre 
    19. Edu House South Africa 
    20. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    21. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    22. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    23. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    24. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    25. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    26. Esayidi TVET College 
    27. ESKOM GENERATION - PALMIET PUMP STORAGE GRABOUW 
    28. ESKOM KOEBERG - EE - GENERATION & TRADE TEST CENTRE 
    29. ESKOM KOEBERG POWER STATION - MC&I TRADE TEST CENTRE 
    30. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    31. FRANKLIN GLOBAL RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    32. Furniture World Training Centre 
    33. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    34. GG SQUARED PROJECTS 
    35. Godisang Development 
    36. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    37. Goldfields FET College 
    38. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    39. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    40. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    41. Josmap Training Institute 
    42. Kamofatso Construction and Academy 
    43. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    44. L S Nkosi CC 
    45. Leps Training Consultants 
    46. Madzahisi College 
    47. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
    48. Majoncor Projects and Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Majuba TVET College 
    50. MARULENG TRAINING ACADEMY 
    51. Mavco Engineering 
    52. Microzone Training CC 
    53. Milzet Holdings 
    54. Mnambithi TVET College 
    55. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    56. Motheo Academy PTY LTD 
    57. Motheo TVET College 
    58. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    59. Mthoms Trading 
    60. MTL Training and Projects 
    61. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    62. National African Federated Building Industry 
    63. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    64. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    65. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    66. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    67. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    68. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    69. Northlink TVET College 
    70. NTANDOKAZI HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    71. NTLEMO PROJECTS 
    72. POWER SYSTEMS TRAINING, CAPE TOWN 
    73. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
    74. Pro Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    78. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    79. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    80. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    81. Somvi General Services 
    82. Sonani Training and Communications 
    83. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    84. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    85. Stefanutti Stocks Holding Limited 
    86. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    87. Striving Mind Academy & Consultancy 
    88. TECHNICAL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    89. Thabomeleng 
    90. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    91. Tovani Traiding 299 
    92. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    93. TSHWANE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY (PREMOS) 
    94. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    95. TSK Projects 
    96. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    97. Vuselela TVET College 
    98. Zama Training & Developments 



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