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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263264  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
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 
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
14414  Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan  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 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. 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:
  • Analysing project documentation to establish quantities.
  • Calculating the required material quantities.
  • Estimating the required human and equipment resources.
  • Preparing a work plan. 

  • 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 
    Analyse project documentation to establish quantities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawings are interpreted in relation to contract/project documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bills of Quantities are interpreted in relation to contract/project documentation. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate the required material quantities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quantities of required materials are calculated 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 
    Production rates for human and equipment resources are determined for the activities and quantities involved according to organizational procedures. 

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare a work plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Time frames for work activities are calculated according to project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A work plan is developed according to the project specifications and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work plan is communicated to management according to organizational procedures. 


    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 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 related to the analysis of project documentation and specifications to calculate quantities 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 develop and implement a work plan of activities to successfully complete a project within budget and time frames. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in calculating quantities of materials and equipment to be available for use in time for planned work processes and in the correct quantities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in drawings, specifications and bills of quantity in order to establish and order the correct quantities of materials according to work plan. 

    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 14414, "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  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. Abc Training Solutions 
    3. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    4. D AND J STRATEGIC PROJECTS 
    5. Dego Consultants 
    6. Eastcape Training Centre 
    7. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    9. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    10. Kagano Consulting Services 
    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 
    28. 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.