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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply labour intensive construction systems and techniques to work activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114921  Apply labour intensive construction systems and techniques to work activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this Unit Standard will be able to understand and explain labour intensive construction (LIC) documentation, implement LIC systems, implement resource management techniques for LIC projects, and provide on-job training and coaching for team members in LIC methods.

These competencies complement the required generic technical and supervisory competencies and also underpins the other core learning ones.

The Unit Standard contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Labour Intensive Construction is a mechanism for the provision of work and for the entry of unemployed labour into the industry It also contributes to socio-economic transformation in that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF level 1 communication and mathematics literacy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:

1. Pre-planning a LIC activity includes the establishment of LIC procedures and systems, supervisory information systems, and the development of an appropriate and resourced time schedule (barchart) programme.
2. Project-specific systems are those incorporated in the project specifications, such as specific measurement and recording proformas. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand and explain the Labour Intensive Construction philosophy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
LIC project project-specific systems are implemented according to LIC principles 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The role and participation of local communities is explained 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of activities, according to LIC procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A work activity area is established incorporating the LIC principles 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Labour selection, recruitment and induction is performed according to LIC procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Appropriate plant, equipment and tools are selected and utilised according to LIC principles and activity requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Material resources are identified and requested timeously according to the requirements of the programme 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Task workers have the appropriate skills & tools in order to perform their jobs competently 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to team members 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Implement LIC administrative systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Records are kept in accordance with LIC site procedures and quality management systems 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Labour administration is implemented in accordance with LIC activity requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • The relevant ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    I can understand and explain:
  • Labour Intensive Construction Principles, techniques and systems.
  • The Labour Intensive philosophy, including the need for using LIC methods in South Africa, and the social consequences thereof.
  • Legal and statutory requirements pertaining to Labour Intensive Construction projects, including but not limited to :
  • The draft Agreement for Labour Intensive Construction (Draft 10)
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R63, (or as amended), including the Ministerial Determination
    No 3 : Special Works Programmes
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 No. R64, (or as amended), including the Code of Good Practice for employment and conditions of work for Special Public Works Programmes
  • Interim Guidelines for Labour-based Construction Projects (Construction and Development Series, No 2 - DBSA
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, pertaining to labour intensive works.
  • The concept of tasks, task norms, and their establishment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Understand and explain the Labour Intensive Construction philosophy
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems

    Assement criteria
  • The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained
  • LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Understand and explain the Labour Intensive Construction philosophy
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods

    Assement criteria
  • The role and participation of local communities is explained
  • LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures
  • Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities
  • Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures
  • On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to team members
  • Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects

    Assement criteria
  • LIC pre-planning is performed prior to commencement of works, according to LIC procedures
  • A site is established incorporating the LIC principles
  • Task norms are established and agreed for LIC project activities
  • LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented
  • Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods
  • Records are kept in accordance with LIC site procedures and quality management systems
  • Personnel administration is implemented in accordance with LIC site requirements
  • Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods
  • Implement LIC administrative systems

    Assement criteria
  • Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods
  • Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures
  • Records are kept in accordance with LIC site procedures and quality management systems
  • Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods
  • Implement LIC administrative systems

    Assement criteria
  • Measurement and recording of completed work tasks is performed according to LIC methods
  • Individual and group tasks are allocated, measured and recorded according to LIC procedures
  • Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager
  • Reports are written, and submitted in accordance with LIC procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Understand and explain the Labour Intensive Construction philosophy
  • Implement Labour Intensive Construction Systems

    Assement criteria
  • The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained
  • The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained
  • LIC setting out and survey techniques are implemented 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Understand and explain the Labour Intensive Construction philosophy

    Assement criteria
  • The philosophy of Labour Intensive Construction is explained
  • LIC contract documents are explained in relation to LIC principles
  • LIC project documents and project-specific systems are implemented
  • The role and participation of local communities is explained
  • The concept and implementation of integrated environmental management is explained 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Specific outcome
  • Implement resource management techniques for Labour Intensive Construction projects
  • Train, coach and develop team members in LIC methods

    Assement criteria
  • Labour selection, recruitment and induction is performed according to LIC procedures
  • On-job training and coaching in LIC methods is provided to team members
  • Developmental needs and career aspirations of team members are communicated to immediate manager 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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