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

Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14414  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263264  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to calculate quantities for the purpose of computing quantities of materials required to complete a job cost effectively, identify plant and human resource required and use these calculations to develop a work plan.

This competence complements the other core supervisory competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 3 Language and Mathematics 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
SABS 1200 specifications include but are not limited to:Work plan components including scope of work, resources, start date to earliest finish date. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Interpret the project documentation with reference to quantities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Drawings are interpreted in terms of project documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Bills of quantities, where applicable, are interpreted in terms of project documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Project specifications are integrated with drawings, bills of quantities and general conditions of contract. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Calculate the required material quantities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct units of measurement are identified for the different types of material specified in terms of the project specification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Accurate calculations of required materials are made, taking into account material manufacturer specifications, material properties and work area size. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Estimate the required human and equipment resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Production rates for human and equipment resources are selected/determined for the activities and quantities involved. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Human resource requirements are computed from quantities calculated and project specifications/time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Equipment resource requirements are computed from quantities calculated and project specifications/time frames. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Prepare a work plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Time durations for work activities are calculated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A feasible work plan is developed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work plan is communicated to management. 


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 for "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Building Construction Processes".
  • 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 
    Understand and explain:
  • The integration of project documents and how this relates to the calculation of quantities
  • The calculation of material quantities
  • The estimation of human and equipment resources relative to the calculated quantities
  • Preparation of a work plan. 

  • 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 Assessments:

    Estimate the required human and equipment resources:
  • Production rates for resources are determined.
  • Resources are determined from quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • Work plan is communicated to management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Interpret project documentation:
  • Drawings, bills and specifications are interpreted as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • From the quantities and resources requirement, a work plan is produced. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • Work plan is communicated to management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Calculate material quantities:
  • Correct units of measurement are identified for the different types of material specified in terms of the project specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems - relates to the following Specific Outcome and Assessments:

    Prepare a work plan:
  • Time durations for work activities are calculated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263264, which is "Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23895   National Certificate: Supervision of Building Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. AVUXENI COMPUTER ACADEMY KZN 
    3. Big Tree Group 
    4. Border Kei Training Trust 
    5. Bright Storm Projects 
    6. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    7. CHILUTSI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    8. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. Construction Resource Development College 
    10. Dego Consultants 
    11. Eastcape Training Centre 
    12. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    13. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    14. ESKOM GENERATION - PALMIET PUMP STORAGE GRABOUW 
    15. HAZYVIEW WATER SKILLS ACADEMY 
    16. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    17. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    18. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    19. Leps Training Consultants 
    20. Microzone Training CC 
    21. Mthoms Trading 
    22. MTL Training and Projects 
    23. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    24. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    25. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    26. POWER SYSTEMS TRAINING, CAPE TOWN 
    27. PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 
    28. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    29. SEANEGO INTERGRATED NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
    30. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    31. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    32. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    33. THOBOLOGO TRAINING & EDUCATION GROUP 
    34. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    35. TSK Projects 
    36. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    37. Zama Training & Developments 



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