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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret, read and use reinforcing drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262587  Interpret, read and use reinforcing drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116556  Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
116578  Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to work on a construction site installing reinforcing. This will entail identifying and describing different types and features of reinforcing drawings to locate structures on-site, determine requirements and plan work sequences.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying and describing features of reinforcing drawings.
  • Using key drawings to locate structures on site.
  • Determining requirements for structures.
  • Planning work sequences.
  • Control the use of construction documentation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe features of reinforcing drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Intended use of reinforcing drawings is identified in relation to other construction drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Abbreviations, symbols and terms are identified and explained in accordance with project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information given on scale drawings is interpreted to full-size layout of structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reference lines and services are identified and described in accordance with the drawings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Services include, but is not limited to:
  • Electrical, plumbing, communication and air Conditioning.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Key users of the drawings are identified in terms of work responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Users include, but is not limited to:
  • Rebar installer, supervisor, contractor and engineer.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Special design features are identified and described in terms of action required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use key drawings to locate structures on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Structures are located on site in accordance with plans, elevations and sections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reference lines and services are located on the drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine requirements for structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Nature and extent of work are confirmed from specifications, drawings and schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types and quantities of materials are determined and calculated from working drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Openings/voids are identified and confirmed in accordance with drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan work sequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are ordered in terms of sequence requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Delivery of materials is co-ordinated according to contractual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sequence of work is planned in accordance with contractual requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Human resource requirements are determined and planned according to the nature of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Control the use of construction documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of using the wrong drawing are explained in terms of the potential risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Drawings and documentation are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes, but is not limited to:
  • Delivery notes, pre-concrete check sheets, variation orders and site instructions.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Techniques for interpreting and applying reinforcing drawings and bending schedules.
  • Techniques for determining types of materials and calculating quantities of materials from working drawings and specifications.
  • Techniques for producing a cutting list from the Bending Schedule. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to locating structures on site and determining material requirements for the structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a reinforcing team to interpret reinforcing drawing and planning to execute the reinforcing task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the control and safekeeping of the latest revision of the reinforcing drawing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information on reinforcing drawing in order to plan for the reinforcing task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all internal and external role-players to ensure that the correct version of the reinforcing drawing is used at all times and its safekeeping. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • 116556, "Interpret and apply reinforcing drawings", Level 4, 5 credits.
  • 116578, "Read and interpret reinforcing materials documentation", Level 2, 3 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65709   National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    3. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    4. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    5. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    6. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    7. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    8. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 



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