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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14054  Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the construction industry.People credited with this unit standard are able to read and interpret elementary construction drawings and specificationsPreviously disadvantaged persons who through recognition of prior learning will be able to be accessed against this standard and receive National recognition for their competence. This will enhance their employability and career advancement and contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 1 Literacy and ABET Level 3 Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Drawings include but are not limited to: plans, sections, elevations, work sketches. Limited to NQF Level 2 construction activities.
  • Terms include but are not limited to metric dimension, metric areas, metric volumes, temperature, pressure, density, and elevation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of drawings and specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role of drawings in relation to project specifications, contract documentation, quantities and construction is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of specifications in relation to quantities, quality of work, contract documentation and payment to contractors is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify drawings and symbols used on a construction 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drawings are identified in terms of type and application for a construction process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Key functions of the drawing are explained in terms of the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Key users of the drawing are identified in terms of work responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Symbols and abbreviations are interpreted in terms of their functions and meanings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The layout is interpreted in terms of the different views shown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The purpose of each view is explained in terms of the result of the end product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of drawing and revision numbers is explained in terms of utilisation of the correct drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Consequences of using the wrong drawing are explained in terms of the potential hazardous results on the finished product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Drawings are stored in a secure place in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply information from drawings in construction activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drawings are oriented in terms of site landmarks and the north indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is extracted from the drawings in terms of the setting out requirements on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Scales are interpreted and measurements converted in terms of actual dimensions required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Dimensions are interpreted from the drawings in terms of site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information supplied in the notes section is interpreted in terms of the engineer's designed purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Materials are identified in terms of ordering requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 Certificate in Construction Contracting. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. A memorandum of understanding with other ETQA bodies need to be signed when training providers working in other Sectors, requires assessment of learner achievements to take place against this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • Application and key functions of drawings.
  • Safeguarding, storage and issue of drawings.
  • Application of information from drawings in construction activities.
  • Interpretation of specifications. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply information from drawings in construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Setting out information is extracted.
  • Material types are identified for construction purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Safeguard, store and issue of drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The issue of drawings to others must comply with company procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Apply information from drawings in construction activities.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Information is extracted from drawings and used for setting out purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Safeguard, store and issue construction drawings.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Latest amendments of drawings are issued to the relevant people in accordance to company procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify drawings and symbols.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Specifications and notes are explained in terms of work requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Employ self management.

    Specific Outcome:
  • Identify drawings and symbols on a construction site.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Interpretations of different views are done.
  • Key uses of drawings are identified. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Abasizi Contractor Development Services Pty Ltd 
    4. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    5. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    6. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    7. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    8. ALL CONNECTIONS TRAINING AND CONSTRUCTION (PTY) LTD 
    9. ALMEL TRAINING 
    10. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    11. Amber Tower Training 
    12. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    13. Arehone Consulting 
    14. Artisan Development Academy 
    15. Assured Vocational Skills Institute 
    16. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    17. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    18. Better Best Agri Development 
    19. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Big Tree Group 
    21. Blacken Security Services 
    22. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    23. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    24. Border Kei Training Trust 
    25. Bright Storm Projects 
    26. Builders Training Centre 
    27. Buna Construction And Projects 
    28. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    29. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    30. Centre For Economic Participation 
    31. CHIPPA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    32. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    33. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    34. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    35. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    36. CSTA Training Academy 
    37. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    38. Dego Consultants 
    39. DESTO PTY LTD 
    40. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    41. Eastcape Training Centre 
    42. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    43. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    44. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    45. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    46. EFS Skilled Labour Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    47. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    48. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    49. Elata Management Consultants 
    50. Elite Operator and Skills Training 
    51. eminence 
    52. Emthonjeni Wolwazi Trading 
    53. Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    55. Esayidi TVET College 
    56. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    57. ETHEKWININ MUNICIPALITY- SEACOW LAKE 
    58. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    59. F& O Deliveries 
    60. False Bay College 
    61. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    62. FAPLA TRAINING 
    63. Forek Institute of Technology 
    64. Furniture World Training Centre 
    65. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    66. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    67. GLERE SKILLS CONSULTANT 
    68. Godisang Development 
    69. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    70. Goldfields FET College 
    71. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    72. HIGHVELD BOTTLING (Legacy) 
    73. HWM Consultancy 
    74. Ifodo Skills Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    76. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    77. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    78. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    79. In Excess Traiding 22 (Pty) ltd 
    80. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    81. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    82. INFINITY SERVICES INK 
    83. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    84. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    85. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    86. ISAZI TRAINING 
    87. Itemba Development Consultants 
    88. ITS Evula Pty Ltd 
    89. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    90. Josmap Training Institute 
    91. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    92. Kagano Consulting Services 
    93. Kamofatso Construction and Academy 
    94. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
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    96. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    97. KIM People Development 
    98. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    99. KNK Largesuccess Construction 
    100. L S Nkosi CC 
    101. Laydena (PTY) LTD 
    102. Learn A Trade 
    103. Leps Training Consultants 
    104. Lira Electrical Training Services cc 
    105. M Tech Training Consultants 
    106. M3 Construction Projects (pty) Ltd 
    107. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    108. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    109. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    110. Majuba TVET College 
    111. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
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    114. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    115. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    116. Mnambithi TVET College 
    117. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    118. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    119. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    120. Motheo TVET College 
    121. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    122. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    123. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    124. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    125. Mthoms Trading 
    126. MUDITAMBI HOLDINGS 
    127. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    128. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    129. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    130. National African Federated Building Industry 
    131. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    132. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    133. New Hope Revival Organisation NPC 
    134. NIRVANA BUSINESS SOLUTION CONSTRUCTION 
    135. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    136. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    137. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    138. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    139. NOLOSHA 
    140. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    141. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    142. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    143. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    144. Northlink TVET College 
    145. Novi General Services 
    146. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    147. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    148. ONE4ALL TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    149. Othandweni Training Centre 
    150. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    151. Palale Construction and Projects 
    152. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    153. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    154. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
    155. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    156. POINT COACH WORKS T/A SUPERTECHNIK (Durban) 
    157. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    158. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    159. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    160. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    161. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    162. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    163. RCS Academy 
    164. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Reflections Development Institute 
    166. Regen Technical Institute Pty Ltd 
    167. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    168. Rural Development Trust 
    169. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    170. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    171. SEDIBENG MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    172. Sejamo Construction and Training 
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    174. SETHIKE TRADING 
    175. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    176. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    177. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    178. Somvi General Services 
    179. Sonani Training and Communications 
    180. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    181. Sphola Consulting CC 
    182. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    183. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    184. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    185. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    186. Thabomeleng 
    187. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    188. The Skills Matrix cc 
    189. Thekweni TVET College 
    190. Thela Developments 
    191. Thembifundo Ikusasa Lakho 
    192. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
    193. Tius Consultants 
    194. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    195. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    196. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    197. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
    198. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    199. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    200. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    201. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    202. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 
    203. TSHWANE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY (PREMOS) 
    204. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    205. TSK Projects 
    206. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    207. Umfolozi FET College 
    208. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    209. UNIQUE SOLUTIONS/EAGLES GUESTHOUSE 
    210. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    211. Vizz Tech Printers 
    212. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    213. Vuselela TVET College 
    214. WAL TRAINING 
    215. West Coast TVET College 
    216. Zama Training & Developments 
    217. 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.