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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|23674||National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works|
|SGB Civil Engineering Construction|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Physical Planning, Design and Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||261||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|49053||National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes||Level 4||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4||176|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.
For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.
For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment documentation.
For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved.
This qualification has been developed to assist with portability across the construction industry. This will allow for future career advancement across the various streams of supervision.
The learning pathway for Civil Engineering Construction Management, consists of the following qualifications:
NQF level 2:
National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction processes.
NQF level 4:
National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction processes.
NQF level 5:
National Diploma in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction processes.
NQF level 6/7:
National Degree in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction processes.
Rationale for the qualification
The rationale for the introduction of a unit standard based - "National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes is to provide a qualification for persons supervising civil engineering construction resources and construction work processes. Typical job roles would include foreman, general foreman and road superintendent.
The "National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes" reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be an effective supervisor in the Civil Engineering Construction Industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.
The qualification consists of generic supervisory competencies, generic technical competencies, as well as "managerial technical expertise" required in a specific context. The latter reflects the technical working knowledge and skills required to supervise a specific area of activity. The various areas of supervision are reflected in the Elective component of the qualification.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners should have acquired the language competencies of NQF level 2 and mathematical competencies of NQF Level 1, prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning
The qualification may be obtained through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning. Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant unit standard/s.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|On completion of this qualification learners are able to:
Demonstrate the following generic supervisory competencies:
Demonstrate the following generic technical competencies:
Demonstrate the ability to apply the generic supervisory and technical competencies in order to supervise activities in his/her context, which could include the following:
Civil Engineering Construction:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Learners who have completed this qualification would be able to progress to the "National Diploma in the Management of Civil Construction Processes", NQF Level 5. Learners could also opt to work towards the "National Certificate in the Supervision of Building Construction Processes", as the Fundamental and most of the Core unit standards in this qualification are similar to these in the Civil Supervision qualification
Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written tests, demonstrations and a number of self-assessments. The purpose of formative assessment is to diagnose learner strengths and weaknesses and to determine readiness for summative assessment.
Summative assessment would consist of written tests coupled with assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations. Summative assessments would only be conducted once the learner has indicated that he/she is ready to undergo summative assessment.
Before qualifying, the learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical situation that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards.
Integrated assessment provides learners with an opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification.
In particular assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
|The contextual model for the qualifications " National Certificate in Construction (Stream) - NQF levels 1 to 5 is unique to South Africa.
In New Zealand qualifications were developed specifically for Civil Engineering, Civil Plant Operation and Management, Civil Works and Services, Engineering, Highway Construction and Maintenance, Pavement Surfacing. All these qualifications contain unit standards relevant to the South African Construction Industry.
The formatting of these qualifications differs from the South African Qualifications Criteria for qualification compilation. Small qualifications with a total of 50 credits are allowed. Fundamental unit standards are not specified, as is the case in South Africa.
The closest New Zealand qualifications can be compared to the contextual model, is that they refer to "strand " - which is similar in concept to our "stream concept" In one qualifications they specified the following "strand" options: Demolition strand, drainage strand and Earthworks strand. In this particular qualification, the core component was 182 credits - ranging from level 1 to 5 with the bulk at level 4. Depending on the " strand" selected - the total qualification credits came to a maximum of 223 credits for this level 4 qualification.
This implies that a qualification with a high number of credits at some of the lower NQF levels is not uncommon.
The large number of credits for Fundamentals (62 and 46 respectively for levels 4 & 5), combined with the fact that management/supervisory competencies are combined with technical competencies, resulted in large qualifications of approximately 240 credits. Even so the number of credits compare favourably with similar qualifications in New Zealand.
|This qualification has been developed for mobility across various streams of supervision within the civil engineering construction industry and is intended to allow for further learning towards the civil engineering construction management qualifications.
The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL.
|Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate in the Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes. CETA- ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA - ETQA, is responsible for the moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.
Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor 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 ETQA.
Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|This qualification has been replaced by 49053, which is "National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes", Level 4, Minimum Credits 176.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||10567||Transport personnel, material and equipment using Light Delivery Vehicle||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||9980||Apply construction contract documentation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Core||9982||Comply with legal requirements for a construction contract||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||13972||Identify describe and use materials in civil engineering construction||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||14414||Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114218||Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||14415||Describe and interpret the composition, role-players, processes and role of the construction industry||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||14416||Implement a quality management system, project quality plan and a quality improvement process on a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||15172||Interpret test/lab results in civil construction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||14417||Lead and supervise construction teams||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||14418||Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||15169||Organize and control the construction of bulk earthworks||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||15170||Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||14425||Perform site administration functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||15175||Plan, organise and control the construction of stabilized and unstabilized pavement layers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||14426||Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||14428||Set out construction work areas||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||14429||Supervise health and safety on a construction project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||14430||Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Fundamental||7572||Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7568||Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||12417||Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15183||Demonstrate knowledge of concrete construction technology||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||15171||Organise and control general road finishing activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||15174||Organise and control the construction of concrete pave wearing courses||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15179||Organise and control the installation of concrete segmented paving blocks||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15185||Organise and control the spraying of bitumen on road surfaces||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||15167||Organize and control concreting activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||15187||Organize and control general road maintenance activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||15189||Organize and control road rehabilitation by milling||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||15181||Organise and control a binder manufacturing process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||15178||Organise and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||15190||Plan, organise and control asphalt paving construction||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||15192||Plan, organise and control bituminous surfacing seal construction||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.