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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114218  Demonstrate an understanding and implement environmental initiatives on a construction project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to understand and implement environmental initiatives during all phases of the construction process.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of construction supervisors.

The skills, knowledge, competencies and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential in order to sustain the physical environment and natural resources. It will also ensure that the social-cultural interests of all communities are considered and promoted. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
Language & Communication & Mathematical literacy at NQF level 3 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements:The typical scope of this unit standard:
"Environmental management" relates to the management of the interaction between the holistic construction process and the environment. The "environment" includes the physical environment and natural resources, as well as social-cultural issues and the interaction of the afore mentioned with economic systems

Pollution includes:
  • Noise
  • Waste
  • Hazardous/toxic materials 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the value of environmental management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The benefits and importance of environmentally orientated construction activities are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The purpose of the environmental impact assessment, as well as the environmental management plan is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The value of upgrading as opposed to renewing is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The value of historical building substance is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The importance of material sustainability is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Socio-cultural values and perceptions with regard to construction materials; energy; and construction methods are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The costs and benefits of traditional and indigenous building methodologies and materials are compared with current technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Local resources (including skills) are identified and considered in the construction planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Means of community participation, as well as awareness programmes are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Construction based pollution reduction measures are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Disease prevention and hygiene measures are implemented during construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Measures to conserve water and energy are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Construction activities are executed in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and relevant regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Adherence to the environmental management plan is ensured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Maintenance schedules are executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The construction site is rehabilitated and dumping of waste is monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resource recycling is maximised. 


    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 or any relevant ETQA which has signed an MoU with the relevant ETQA .
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant - ETQA or any ETQA which has signed an MoU with the relevant ETQA .
  • The relevant - ETQA or other ETQAs, 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 
  • The value/benefit of environmental management initiatives
  • The purpose of the environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan
  • Carbon/water/food/air cycle
  • Impact of carbon obnoxious gases on the micro and macro environment
  • Climatic conditions and energy zones in RSA
  • The cost impact of environmentally orientated construction methods
  • Traditional and indigenous building methodologies and materials
  • The importance of material sustainability
  • Socio-cultural values and perceptions with regard to construction materials, energy and construction methods
  • Water and energy conservation methods
  • Construction based pollution reduction measures
  • Relevant environmental regulations and legislation
  • Resource recycling 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The construction site is rehabilitated and dumping of waste is monitored 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Means of community participation, as well as awareness programmes are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The costs and benefits of traditional and indigenous building methodologies and materials are compared with current technologies 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
    Assessment Criteria:
  • Means of community participation, as well as awareness programmes are identified 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of environmental management.
    2. Implement environmental management initiatives during pre-construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Resource recycling is maximised
  • Measures to conserve water and energy are implemented
  • The importance of material sustainability is explained 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems
    Specific Outcome:
    1. Implement environmental management initiatives during construction activities
    2. Implement environmental management initiatives during post- construction activities

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Construction activities are executed in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and relevant regulations 

  • 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
    Core  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23682   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Labour Intensive Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23674   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Road Works  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24173   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Agisanang SA Training 
    4. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    5. Arehone Consulting 
    6. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    7. AVUXENI COMPUTER ACADEMY KZN 
    8. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Big Tree Group 
    10. Border Kei Training Trust 
    11. Buna Construction And Projects 
    12. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    13. Classy Training and Development (PTY) Ltd 
    14. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    15. Construction Resource Development College 
    16. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    17. D AND J STRATEGIC PROJECTS 
    18. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    19. Dego Consultants 
    20. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES BRANDVLEI TRAINING CENTRE 
    21. Dreyer and Dreyer Risk Solutions 
    22. Eastcape Training Centre 
    23. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    24. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    25. Elata Management Consultants 
    26. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    27. Emcare 
    28. eminence 
    29. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    30. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    31. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    32. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    33. HWM Consultancy 
    34. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    36. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    37. imithetho labour law 
    38. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    39. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    40. Itemba Development Consultants 
    41. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    42. Jefferson Skills Academy 
    43. Josmap Training Institute 
    44. Jot Tirelo 13 Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Kagano Consulting Services 
    46. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    47. Lamus Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    48. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    49. Leps Training Consultants 
    50. Lerumo La Setshaba 
    51. Liviero Building (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    53. Magnacorp Project Managers 
    54. Mahish 
    55. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
    56. Makhonya Training & Development Services 
    57. Mapotomane Trading and Projects 
    58. Marung T 
    59. Masana Social Consultants cc 
    60. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    61. Mavco Engineering 
    62. MCS Training Solutions 
    63. Microzone Training CC 
    64. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    65. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    66. Motheo Academy PTY LTD 
    67. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    68. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    69. Mthoms Trading 
    70. MTL Training and Projects 
    71. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    72. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    73. National African Federated Building Industry 
    74. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    75. NIRVANA BUSINESS SOLUTION CONSTRUCTION 
    76. No Limits Trading Enterprise 
    77. NOLOSHA 
    78. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    79. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    80. Novi General Services 
    81. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    82. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    83. Ntwani Funi Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    84. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    85. Othandweni Training Centre 
    86. P.MAB MANAGERS AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    87. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    88. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    89. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    90. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    92. Realeboga Training Provider 
    93. Reflections Development Institute 
    94. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
    95. RESISA LOGISTICS (Ltd) Pty 
    96. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    97. Scaffold Training Group 
    98. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    99. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    100. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    101. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    102. Sithemba Construction 
    103. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Sphola Consulting CC 
    105. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    106. TECHNICAL ROPE ACCESS 
    107. Thabomeleng 
    108. The Royal Dish CC 
    109. The Skills Matrix cc 
    110. Thela Developments 
    111. Thembifundo Ikusasa Lakho 
    112. Tius Consultants 
    113. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    114. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    115. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    116. Tovani Traiding 299 
    117. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    118. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    119. TSK Projects 
    120. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    121. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    122. Zama Training & Developments 
    123. Zibuyile Consulting and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Zwartkop Training Centre 



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