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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Bachelor of Construction Management: Built Environment|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48700||Bachelor of Construction Management: Built Environment|
|SGB Building Construction|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National First Degree||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Physical Planning, Design and Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||360||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The principal purposes of the Qualification are to:
This Qualification will provide the construction management and related professions in South Africa with graduates who possess contextually specific fundamental skills, thereby facilitating upliftment, empowerment and transformation.
The relation between this Qualification and the principles of the National Qualifications framework (NQF) is indicated in the following:
NQF Principles relating to the Bachelor Degree in Construction Management:
Rationale for the qualification:
This Qualification denotes competence in the application of fundamental expertise in the theory and practice of construction management relating to the management of the construction production process on one or more construction sites incorporating different construction disciplines
The Bachelor Degree in Construction Management is for persons who:
This Qualification is intended to assist all relevant stakeholders and role-players, such as potential employers operating in the Built Environment or other fields related to physical planning and construction, curriculum developers and providers of learning programmes, all education and training bodies and relevant moderators as well as learners and their parents, to understand the criteria determining the level and the outcomes associated with the Bachelor Degree in Construction Management.
This qualification is bound by fundamental, discipline-specific knowledge and has been developed by consensus on the complexity of learning and competencies to be acquired by learners undertaking the programme of study, who will be empowered to build learning programmes with a view to articulate towards other Qualifications associated with the Built Environment
The Bachelor Degree in Construction Management can serve as the prerequisite Qualification needed for entry to the programme leading to the award of the Honours Degree in Construction Management at NQF level 7 and contributes towards meeting the requirements for professional registration.
The learning pathway for Construction Management, consists of the following Qualifications:
This Qualification will contribute towards the development of a community of competent Construction Managers and is essential for social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment within the context of the Built Environment.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Persons desiring entrance to the programme leading to this Qualification are:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Level, Credits and Learning Components assigned to Qualification:
There will be a minimum of 360 credits awarded for the qualification.
It is required that students must satisfy minimum standards in core skills including: scientific reasoning; communication skills in the context of a science discipline or sub-field; numeracy; and computer skills. These competencies are fundamental to achieving the purpose of this Qualification. In addition, for programmes of learning for this Qualification, due consideration should be given to the learner's depth and breadth of knowledge. It is important that breadth is achieved through the appreciation of a scientific discipline different in content and method from the one in which the learner will specialise.
The exit level outcomes have been grouped into Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components.
The credit allocation is according to the following:
Knowledge area & Minimum Credits:
In order to be awarded the Qualification, the learner has to prove competence on all the Fundamental & Core learning outcomes, as well as Elective learning outcomes from at least two Construction Technology Domains and any other Electives of the learner's choice in order to ensure a minimum of 360 credits.
It will be the prerogative of the educational institution to determine whether a Bachelors Degree or/and Bachelors of Science Degree will be offered and to tailor make learning provision accordingly.
The qualification can either be offered as a whole qualification and/or as a unit standard based qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Typically, a programme leading to the award of the Bachelor Degree in Construction Management aims to develop graduates who will posses fundamental, demonstrable and context specific skills and competencies.
Exit level outcomes are linked to the award of the Qualification following successful completion of the full programme (taking into account that core knowledge related to construction management is appropriately represented in the learning programme). However, learners are awarded credits for each individual programme component, which on completion, meets the stated assessment criteria. These credits support learners' portability, mobility and articulation.
Bachelor of Construction Management qualifying learners are competent to:
(i) Demonstrate familiarity with and display knowledge and understanding of the content, theory and scholarly positions related to construction management practice and procedure at a fundamental level.
(ii) Demonstrate systematic, well-rounded knowledge and an ability to question basic assumptions related to core theory, practice and basic methodology used in construction management and other disciplines operating in the Built Environment
(iii) Display competence in fundamental modes of inquiry employed in the practise of construction management and other disciplines operating in the Built Environment, in response to well defined and frequently encountered problems
(iv) Analyse and locate the principles and performance of own work within current practice related to the Built Environment professions and the construction industry
(v) Interpret a wide range of domain-related, well-defined and frequently encountered issues by applying various systems of enquiry appropriate to the discipline of construction management and its allied professions
(vi) Construct debate and argument around well-defined and frequently encountered information and situations, to demonstrate competence in interpretation and explanation of such information, etc
(vii) Prepare written reports in response to well-defined briefs and within specific fundamental parameters.
(viii) Tender, schedule and manage construction projects according to industry norms.
(a) Exit level outcomes relating to Fundamental learning:
On completion of this Qualification learners will be capable of:
(i) Communicate effectively with Built Environment audiences and the community at large using both oral and written skills.
(ii) Display critical awareness of the impact of Built Environment activity on society and the environment and the skill to exercise appropriate judgement in the provision of professional services
(iii) Demonstrate competence in working effectively as individuals and in teams in construction project environments by showing leadership potential and performing critical support functions.
(iv) Display awareness of the need to
(v) Demonstrate competence in the implementation of quantitative methods, finance, technology, management and law, from first principles, to solving well-defined and frequently encountered problems within the context of the Built Environment.
(vi) Demonstrate competence in the implementation of procedural analysis of well-defined and frequently encountered problems occurring within the Built Environment related to systems, products or processes.
(vii) Demonstrate competence in undertaking and completing investigations and data analysis in the construction sector.
(viii) Demonstrate competence in the use and application of appropriate problem-solving methods, skills and tools (which include the use of computer packages) for computation, analysis and handling of information in the Built Environment.
(b) Exit level outcomes relating to Core learning:
Learners will be capable of performing specific construction management functions related to:
(ix) Manage tender and contractual documents for construction projects.
(x) Implement construction management of construction.
(xi) Prepare and conducted construction project cost estimates according to scheduled resource requirements.
(xii) Execute and manage construction project financial resources according to project requirements.
(xiii) Implement and manage construction processes in building projects and associated infrastructure according to project plan.
(xiv) Implement health and safety matters according to work procedures.
(xv) Communicate production problems, financial and contractual matters, as well as construction assembly with construction and property professionals according to sector norms.
(c) Exit level outcomes relating to Elective learning:
The Elective learning component would be determined by the learner's chosen area of specialization and the chosen institution. Such areas of specialization might, for example, include any of the following: mining, low-income housing, mechanical and electrical services, and civil engineering.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Exit level Outcomes will be judged by the following associated assessment criteria:
(a) Assessment criteria relating to Fundamental learning:
Outcomes will be judged by the following criteria:
(i) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate competence in the following skills:
(ii) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate competence in the following:
(iii) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate competence in implementing solutions to well defined and frequently encountered problems in the Built Environment, supported by demonstration of:
(iv) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate competence in exercising:
(v) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate competence in the implementation of
solutions to a variety of well defined and frequently encountered problems within the context of the Built Environment
(vi) Qualifying learners will be required to implement solutions to well defined and frequently encountered problems within the context of the Built Environment, which are successful in terms of being:
(vii) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate competence in translating well defined and frequently encountered problems within the context of the Built Environment into well-planned solutions devised to provide data that are
and that are capable of being analysed to provide solutions.
(viii) Qualifying learners will be required to demonstrate a
(b) Assessment criteria relating to Core learning:
Outcomes will be judged by the following criteria:
Learners will be required to demonstrate fundamental competence in dealing with issues and problems related to the following aspects of the construction sector:
(c) Assessment criteria relating to Elective learning:
Outcomes will be judged by learners' ability to apply the core construction management learning in the chosen area(s) of specialization, examples of which are provided in category (c) of the Exit Level Outcomes.
Learning and assessment are integrated throughout the programme. Continuous formative assessment is applied to ensure that learners receive feedback on their progress towards the achievement of specific learning outcomes. Summative assessment concerned with the evaluation of the learning achievements relative to the exit-level outcomes of the qualification includes "overall integrated assessment" which evaluates the learner's ability to combine the various components and modules of the broader scope of knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes represented by the exit-level outcomes, as a whole or as individual component-processes of the overall learning experience leading to the Qualification
(i) A variety of assessment methods are combined to collect evidence of
(ii) The combination of assessment methods may include
|The quality of this Qualification is subject to a 5-yearly process of international accreditation and is ranked amongst similar, sought-after Qualifications within the context of the Built Environment (certificates/diplomas/degrees) awarded by tertiary institutions e.g. Australia, Hong Kong, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Chartered Institute of Building - U.K.
The "Bachelors Degree in Construction Management" has been benchmarked against the BTEC - NVQ "Construction Contracts Management" Qualification, level 4. Benchmarking was done at Qualification and Unit Standard level. Benchmarking at Unit Standard level was done parallel with the development of the individual Unit Standards in the South African Qualification. The Chartered Institute of Building recognises the NVQ level 4 qualification as an entry-level qualification for membership at Incorporated member status.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
The "Bachelors Degree in Construction Management" was benchmarked against the "National Diploma in Construction Management" at NZQF level 5.
The NZQF Qualification also includes two domains, i.e. construction management and construction technology.
The NZQF Qualification however only relates to the Building Construction discipline, where as the South African Qualification is aimed at equipping the learner to manage multi-disciplinary projects.
|This Qualification provides career-path advancement articulation options leading to the award of a variety of Honours Qualifications within the context of the Built Environment.
Learners will also have career path articulation options, leading to a variety of other Degrees in fields such as Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Housing Development, Information Technology.
|Moderation and accreditation options include:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Examiners/assessors are appointed in a manner which is consistent with the quality assurance system of the institution.|
Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
Act 1:The Project and Construction Management Professions Act 2000 (No 48 of 2000)
Act 2: The Council for the Built Environment Act 2000 (No 43 of 2000)
Act 3: The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993 (No 85 of 1993)
Act 4: The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 1993 (No 130 of 1993)
Act 5: South African Qualifications Authority Act 1995 (No 58 of 1995)
Act 6: The Skills Development Act 1998 (No 97 of 1998)
Act 7: Natural Scientific Professions Act (No 27 of 2003)
Act 8: Natural Environment Management Protected Areas Act (No 57 of 2003)
Act 9: Environmental Conservation Act (no 73 of 1989)
Occupational Health & Safety Act: Construction Regulations published in Government Gazette No 25207, Regulation Gazette 7721, 18 July 2003.
Specifications, agreements and policies and procedures: South African Bureau of Standards Specifications as applicable.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14473||Develop and produce computer aided drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||14426||Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||15137||Apply contract documentation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||15144||Develop and manage quality systems and procedures on a construction project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||15142||Establish and maintain relationships with construction role players||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Core||15161||Initiate testing and interpret test/lab results in civil construction||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||15146||Manage construction project administration||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||15141||Manage construction resources||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||15148||Manage financial aspects of a construction project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||15136||Manage health and safety on a construction project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||15143||Manage human resources on a construction project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Core||15162||Manage labour intensive construction projects||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||15139||Manage productivity on a construction project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||15145||Prepare for a construction project||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Core||15149||Survey and set out construction work areas||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Core||15147||Tender for construction projects||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||15138||Understand and apply structural principles||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Core||115199||Administer construction projects||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||5|
|Core||115196||Establish, implement and control procurement processes||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||12|
|Core||115445||Interpret and implement contracts||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||7|
|Core||115444||Manage construction organizational assets||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||5|
|Core||115449||Manage construction projects||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||12|
|Core||114656||Manage environment initiatives on a construction project||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||6|
|Core||115443||Measure construction quantities||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||16|
|Fundamental||115453||Understand and apply mathematical systems for commercial applications||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||18|
|Fundamental||115448||Understand and apply statistical techniques for business and research applications||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||18|
|Fundamental||115198||Understand and implement construction information technology systems||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||9|
|Elective||12996||Record, analyse and prepare cost information||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||115446||Develop a business vision and strategy||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||20|
|Elective||115442||Understand and apply building construction technology||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||20|
|Elective||115454||Understand and apply Civil Engineering construction technology||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||30|
|Elective||115456||Understand and apply electrical construction technology||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||30|
|Elective||115447||Understand and apply mechanical construction technology||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||30|
|Elective||115451||Demonstrate an understanding of the management of construction projects in an international environment||Level 7||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7||15|
|Elective||115455||Understand and apply property development principles||Level 7||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7||9|
|Elective||115452||Understand and apply Tunnelling technology and limited Mining operations techniques||Level 7||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7||20|
|Elective||115450||Understand and integrate construction project management principles||Level 7||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7||20|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.