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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49015||National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting|
|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||Civil Engineering Construction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||153||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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 is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|65709||National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork||Level 3||NQF Level 03||120|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|Learners found competent against this qualification will be able to erect structural steel in a safe, cost effective manner and in compliance with project specifications.
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 participate effectively 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 the advancement of the learner across the Civil Engineering and Construction industry and is aimed at Construction Structural Steel Erecting practitioners in the industry, ensuring the upliftment of standards in general.
The combination of learning outcomes will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of Structural Steel Erecting in the Civil Engineering and Construction environment. It will also equip learners with a foundation for further intellectual development, opportunities for gainful employment and reward for contributions to society.
This Qualification will provide the industry with qualified Construction Structural Steel Erecting practitioners, thereby facilitating social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment in the Industry and country in general.
The relationship between this Qualification and the principles of the NQF is outlined in the following table:
NQF Principle-national certificate in construction concreting - nqf level 3
Recognition of Prior learning-Allows for Recognition of Prior Learning, especially as a means of career advancement
Credibility-Learning Outcomes are a result of consensus by the Industry
Relevance-Consulting workshops indicated a demand for a unit standard based Qualification in Construction Structural Steel Erecting at NQF Level 3
Access-Removes traditional barriers to Higher Education
Articulation/Progression-Forms part of a Learning Pathway for Construction Structural Steel Erecting practitioners, spanning NQF Levels 1 - 7
Rationale for the Qualification:
This Qualification has been developed for the Construction Structural Steel Erecting occupational area within the Civil Engineering and Construction Industry.
The rationale for the introduction of a unit standards based Qualification in Construction Structural Steel Erecting is to provide a qualification for persons who perform structural steel erecting activities on Civil Engineering and Construction sites, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.
In the past many practitioners in the Civil Engineering and Construction area were denied career advancement and possible professional registration. The introduction of a unit standards based National Certificate in Construction: Structural Steel Erecting, will allow learners, both unemployed and employed, to reach their full potential of advancement and will allow for Recognition of Prior Learning.
This qualification will facilitate the development of a professional community of Construction Structural Steel Erecting practitioners.
The competencies contained in this Qualification are essential for social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment within the Construction Structural Steel Erecting environment, whilst simultaneously improving the skills base of the country.
The combination of learning outcomes will provide qualifying learners with applied competence in the integration of general construction site-work and technical competencies, first level supervisory and basic computer literacy skills.
This Qualification lays the basis for further learning towards the National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes: - NQF Level 4.
Typical job roles and purpose
Construction Supervisor-The construction supervisor is responsible for overseeing the entire structural steel erecting operation
Steel Erector-The steel erector oversees all tasks and activities carried out by the Ground, Connecting and Fixing crews
Yardman-The Yardman receives components and consumable items into the yard. He is responsible for laying out components and selecting the correct components when these are required at the job site
Slinger-Assembles structural steel components into larger units for lifting and erecting
Connector-Receives structural steel components at heights above ground level and secures these components into the building to a stage where they are safe and secure and ready for permanent fastening by means of bolting or welding.
Fixer-The fixer is responsible for checking the alignment of the building and completes the permanent fastening to structural steel components by way of bolting and welding applications.
Rigger-The rigger is responsible for setting up specialised lifting equipment for abnormal loads i.e. loads that are too large, or too heavy to be lifted by means of conventional lifting equipment
Key Work Areas
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners should have acquired the language competencies of NQF level 2 and mathematical literacy competencies of NQF Level 2, 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 (RPL). Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body ( ETQA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant unit standard/s. ETQA bodies are responsible to facilitate the implementation of the RPL. The ETQA body registers trained assessors against specific unit standards. Learners are prepared for assessment and assessed against the unit standard by these registered assessors. Moderation and also an appeals process are in place. Learners declared competent against a specific unit standard, receives an ETQA certificate indicating this achievement. This information is also recorded on the National Record Learner Database. (NLRD)
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|All the unit standards from the Fundamental (36 credits) and Core (106 credits) categories must be taken plus a minimum of 11 credits from the Elective list of unit standards in order to obtain 153 credits - the minimum for this qualification.
1. Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this qualification:
COTO Standard specifications (Committee of Transport officials)
National Department of Public Works.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|On completion of this Qualification learners are able to:
Perform a range of general construction sitework and structural steel erecting activities in the Civil Engineering and Construction context by:
1. Describe and interpret the composition, role-players, processes, and role of the construction Industry.
2. Supervise Health and Safety and render basic first aid on a construction site.
3. Establish, set out and prepare a work area
4. Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications, and procure materials, tools and equipment.
5. Monitor and control cost and production, and apply quality principles on a construction project.
6. Plan and prepare the erection of structural steelwork
7. Lift and position loads
8. Finish off and hand over structural works
Elective Competence related to area of specialization.
1. Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan.
2. Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials.
3. Lead and supervise construction teams.
4. Work in confined spaces on a construction site.
5. Perform tandem lifting.
6. Supervise the installation of pre-cast concrete elements.
7. Operate a personal computer system.
Demonstrate the ability to integrate the following critical cross-field competencies when performing a range of general construction sitework and structural steel erecting activities in the Civil Engineering and Construction context by:
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information by:
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion by:
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The composition, role-players, processes and legislation governing the construction industry impact on his/her role as an employee within the industry and how these different elements are to be applied in his/her specific work context to enhance performance and promote career development are identified.
Elective Competence related to area of specialization.
All necessary precautions as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the protection of the public and safety of construction workers are adhered to.
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 and accompanying 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, 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:
|Scottish Qualifications Framework:
The qualification has been benchmarked against the SVQ qualification, Construction: Access Operation and Rigging, Level 3. Of the competencies contained in the international qualification, the following similar competencies are incorporated in the National Certificate in Construction: Structural Steel Erecting, NQF Level 3:
|This Qualification will allow learners access to a National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes|
|Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant body (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate in Construction: Structural Steel Erecting - NQF Level 3.
The relevant ETQA, or other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant - ETQA, are responsible for the moderation of learner achievements for those 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|
|Persons who apply to register as an Assessor for this Qualification, must meet the following criteria:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65709, which is "National Certificate: Construction: Steelwork", Level 3, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||9986||Apply quality principles on a construction site||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Core||9966||Establish and prepare a work area||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||9965||Render basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||116577||Finish off and hand over structural works||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||110095||Interpret the composition, construction sequence and processes of the construction industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||116622||Lift and position loads||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||9968||Procure materials, tools and equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||14580||Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||14418||Monitor and control cost and production of construction work activities and implement productivity improvements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||116615||Plan and prepare for the erection of structural steelwork||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|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|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||7547||Operate a personal computer system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||12463||Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||15034||Work in confined spaces on construction sites||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9962||Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||14417||Lead and supervise construction teams||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116583||Perform tandem lifting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||116579||Supervise the installation of precast concrete elements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||14430||Supervise the procurement, use and storage of construction materials||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|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.