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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and control cost and productivity of a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262844  Monitor and control cost and productivity of a construction project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  12 
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
14418  Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to measure and report on construction activity production and resource cost and decide on and implement productivity improvement measures on a construction project. These competencies complement the other core supervisory competencies and contribute to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Supervisors.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Measure and record activity production and resource costs.
  • Compile a production and cost activity report.
  • Control cost of construction activity.
  • Implement productivity improvement measures. 

  • 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 
    Measure and record activity production and resource costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Construction resources are allocated to the relevant activities according to organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actual usage cost of resources is allocated according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Team activity production outputs are measured and recorded according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile a production and cost activity report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual total costs of resources are calculated according to specifications and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actual unit costs are calculated according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Allowed total cost is calculated in terms of actual productions and tendered allowable unit costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activity profit/loss is calculated in relation to actual total cost and allowed total cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Report Information is applied to decision making according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control cost of construction activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual unit cost for an activity is compared in relation to allowable unit cost. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resource team cost and production is analysed in relation to outputs according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to control costs and increase production are implemented according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement productivity improvement measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Productivity targets are established and reviewed in conjunction with senior management according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures to improve productivity are identified and implemented in accordance with the activity report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of productivity improvement measures is monitored in terms of the targeted productivity levels. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • The concept of production.
  • The concept of productivity.
  • Methods to measure and record activity production and resource costs.
  • Concepts of "actual" vs. "allowable" unit and total costs and how to calculate these.
  • Calculating profit/loss.
  • Examples of factors that might impact on productivity on a construction project. 

  • 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 supervising cost and productivity in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a construction team to measure productivity levels of work teams and to identify and implement productivity improvement strategies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to establish team and productivity costs in order to control construction costs within budget. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to compile a production and cost activity report on construction activities. 

    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 achieve agreed cost and productivity targets. 

    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 unit standard 14418, "Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements", Level 4, 12 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  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    3. D AND J STRATEGIC PROJECTS 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    7. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    8. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    9. Kagano Consulting Services 
    10. Liviero Building (Pty) Ltd 
    11. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    12. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    13. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    14. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    15. National African Federated Building Industry 
    16. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    17. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    18. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    19. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Scaffold Training Group 
    21. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    22. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    23. Thabomeleng 
    24. The Skills Matrix cc 
    25. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    26. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    27. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 



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