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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the use and storage of construction materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263284  Supervise the use and storage of construction materials 
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
14430  Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to procure, receive, use and store materials in accordance with site procedures, safety and manufacturer specifications.

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:
  • Requisitioning construction materials.
  • Receiving and verifying quantity and quality of construction materials.
  • Storing construction materials.
  • Issuing and reconciling construction materials.
  • Supervising the use of materials. 

  • 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 
    Requisition construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of construction materials are described in terms of properties and application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials include, but are not limited to:
  • Naturally occurring materials e.g. sand, ravel; processed natural materials e.g. crushed aggregates, manufactured permanent built-in items; temporary materials and consumables, fuels and lubricants.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials resource schedule is developed according to the works programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lead-in times for all materials are allowed for according to availability and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Construction materials are requisitioned in accordance with materials schedule, quality and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Construction materials costs are limited to within tender parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Receive and verify quantity and quality of construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are received and recorded according to the delivery notes and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials quality and quantity is verified in accordance with the specification delivery notes and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Variances in quality and quantity are reported in accordance with organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage areas and facilities are prepared in accordance with site procedures, safety and manufacturers specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storage facilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Containers, sheds, silos, bins and hoppers.

    Storage preparation includes, but is not limited to:
  • Isolate distribution box, preparing open areas on site, access provision to stores, drainage, safety and security measures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are stored and requisitioned in accordance with construction sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock levels of materials are monitored and reported according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Minimum stock levels are maintained for high priority materials according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Issue and reconcile construction materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The issuing of materials is recorded in accordance with organisational procedures and site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are allocated to work teams according to work schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock levels for each material are balanced and reconciled in accordance with site operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Supervise the use of materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are utilized according to agreed construction methods, safety requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wastage of materials is monitored and controlled according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are handled and transported in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are protected and secured according to their properties and manufacturer's instructions. 


    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:
  • Types of construction materials and their properties and purposes.
  • Material costs.
  • Concept of "tender parameters".
  • Concept of preferential procurement.
  • Concept of lead-in time.
  • Sources of information in order to prepare material estimates.
  • Site quality management system and quality requirements for materials.
  • Site procedures and record keeping requirements with regard to the procurement, receipt, issuing, storage and reconciliation of materials.
  • Reporting procedures.
  • Site procedures, safety and manufacturers specifications with regard to the storage, handling, transportation and protection of materials.
  • Types of storage facilities and the preparation thereof.
  • Storage methods.
  • Examples of high priority materials and materials with a limited shelf life and implications for storage and stock levels. 

  • 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 receipt and verification of quality and quantity of construction materials 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 monitor and control the supply and use of construction materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to maintain stock balances of specific construction material to maintain optimal production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about construction materials levels of stock and the use of materials in compliance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    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 availability, quality and quantity of construction materials. 

    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 14430, "Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials", Level 4, 10 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. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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