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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise construction teams 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262845  Supervise construction teams 
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 
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
14417  Lead and supervise construction teams  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to procure labour, monitor the performance of team members and provide on-job training and coaching. These competencies complement the other core supervisory competencies and contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying labour requirements.
  • Recruiting, selecting and inducting team members.
  • Supervising work team and monitoring performance.
  • Training, coaching and developing team members. 

  • 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 
    Construction teams include, but are not limited to:
  • Concreting, masonry, plumbing, carpentry, tiling, plastering, general road finishing and paving teams. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify labour requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Labour resource schedule is developed in accordance with works programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labour requirements are estimated and planned according to the resource schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labour costs are contained within tendered budgets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Labour requirements and costs are communicated to HR according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Recruit, select and induct team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selection criteria are developed in line with project requirements, organizational and H.R procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team members are recruited according to project requirements and H.R. procedures and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contractual obligations are explained to the new recruit according to relevant labour legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    New team members are inducted in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise work team and monitor performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A professional workplace environment is explained in terms of a simulation and/or case study to maximizing productivity, maintaining comfort and minimizing risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance of team members are monitored and corrective action is taken in terms of a simulation and/or case study. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes, but is not limited to:
  • Counseling, Initiation of disciplinary action and Referral of the problem to immediate manager.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback to team members is provided in terms of workplace performance according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Team conflict and grievances are addressed and/or reported according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Train, coach and develop team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Workplace skills of team members are evaluated to identify knowledge and skills gaps according to specific trade requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    On-job training and coaching schedule is compiled in terms of identified re-skilling and up skilling requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mentoring is conducted in terms of re-skilling and up-skilling requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Skills development of team members are monitored according to the re-skilling and up-skilling requirements. 


    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:
  • Interviewing and screening techniques.
  • Principles of planning, organizing and motivating labour.
  • Estimate labour costs.
  • Current labour legislation.
  • H.R. policies and procedures.
  • Site procedures.
  • Conflict handling techniques.
  • Coaching techniques.
  • Feedback techniques.
  • Motivational principles and theories.
  • Construction processes. 

  • 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 recruiting, inducting, coaching and supervising construction teams 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 ensure the completion of construction activities within budget and to the required quality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the supervision of construction teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information from drawings and client requirements in order to supervise construction teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all construction team members and management to complete the construction project within budget and to the required quality. 

    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 14417, "Lead and supervise construction teams", 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  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 J STRATEGIC PROJECTS 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    6. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    7. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    8. Kagano Consulting Services 
    9. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    10. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    11. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    12. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    13. National African Federated Building Industry 
    14. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    15. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    16. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    17. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Scaffold Training Group 
    19. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    20. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    21. Thabomeleng 
    22. The Skills Matrix cc 
    23. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    24. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    25. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    26. WHSE Training College 
    27. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    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.