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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and repair un-surfaced road shoulders 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119715  Maintain and repair un-surfaced road shoulders 
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 
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 effectively and safely maintain un-surfaced road shoulders under supervision.

Competence in this Unit Standard will enable learners :
  • To identify hazards and protective measures during the maintenance activity
  • To explain the characteristics of effective road shoulders
  • The techniques of repairing gravel shoulders

    The Unit Standard contributes to the overall competence required of the construction and maintenance worker.
    Its contribution to socio -economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL assessement and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this Unit Standard. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Communication at NQF Level1.
  • Identifying and using protective clothing in general construction.
  • The use and maintenance of hand tools on construction site.
  • To use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site.
  • Implementation of road side safety measures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
    Slope (camber) Drainage, Vegetation control, Excavating, Backfilling, Compaction 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply knowledge of the characteristics and benefits of well maintained road shoulders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply knowledge of the requirements for un-surfaced road shoulders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Slope; drainage; vegetation control; impact on road safety; impact on cost.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Put temporary traffic control in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Take safety measures with regards to identified hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assign personnel to specific tasks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct the shoulder repair task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Excavate, backfill and compact according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Utilize plant and equipment in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adhere to safety measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adhere to time frame measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Keep records of all activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ensure that finished tasks conforms to standards and specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Clear worksite on completion of the work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Remove excess material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Remove temporary traffic control measures in the correct sequence. 


    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 will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Relevant ETQA, or other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant ETQA, would be responsible for the moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The characteristics of effective road shoulders.
  • The techniques of repairing gravel road shoulders.
  • Identify hazards and protective measures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Safety measures are adhered to. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Temporary traffic control devices are put in place.
    > Personnel are assigned to specific tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Safety measures are taken with regard to identified hazards.
    >Time frames are adhered to. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:
  • Explain the characteristics and benefits of well maintained gravel road shoulders.
    > Task evaluation is done. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Prepare the work area.
    > Personnel are assigned to specific tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Apply scientific and technological competence:
  • Conduct the shoulder repair task.
    > Plant and equipment are utilized in the prescribed manner.
    > Finished tasks conforms to quality standards and specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world systems:
  • Explain the characteristics and benefits of well-maintained gravel road shoulders.
    > Knowledge is explained and applied of the requirements for un -surfaced road shoulders. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information
  • Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this Unit Standard:
    > Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
    > GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
    > National Environment Management Act (No.107 of 1998).
    > South African Bureau of Standards.
    > Project Specification includes but not limited to:
    > Committee of Transport Officials (COTO) Standard Specifications and General Conditions of Contract Documetation. 

  • 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  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Amber Tower Training 
    3. Arehone Consulting 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Blacken Security Services 
    7. Construction Resource Development College 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    10. eminence 
    11. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    12. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    13. Goldfields FET College 
    14. HWM Consultancy 
    15. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    16. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
    17. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    18. Itemba Development Consultants 
    19. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    20. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    21. M Tech Training Consultants 
    22. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
    23. Marung T 
    24. Microzone Training CC 
    25. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    26. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    27. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    28. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    29. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    30. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    31. NOLOSHA 
    32. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    33. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    34. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    35. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    37. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
    38. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    39. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    40. Sithemba Construction 
    41. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    42. The Skills Matrix cc 
    43. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    44. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    45. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    46. TSK Projects 
    47. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    48. Zwartkop Training Centre 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.