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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake elementary descriptive quantification 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244490  Undertake elementary descriptive quantification 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Quantity Surveying 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding the format and uses of price determination documents as a procurement model tool and project administration document. A person credited with this unit standard will be able to assist in the compilation of price determination documents and in project administrative applications of their use.
  • Successful completion of this unit standard will contribute towards the full development of a professional community of Quantity Surveyors. The skills, knowledge and understanding to be demonstrated by qualifying learners are essential for economic transformation and social upliftment within environments related to construction and property development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard is related to the performance of work typically undertaken by Quantity Surveyors and which newly-qualified persons are expected to demonstrate in their places of employment, including the ability to:
  • Understand the format of typical price determination documents.
  • Establish the correctness of priced price determination documents.
  • Understand standard terminology used in documents.
  • Describe uses of price determination documents.
  • Check the adequacy of descriptions in the document.
  • Use price determination documents for a range of procurement and administrative activities.
  • Understand and demonstrate formula usage for mensuration.
  • Combine facts, ideas and proposals into a complex whole.

    Forms of price determination documents are to include typical formats of Bills of Quantities used in the South African construction sector. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the format of typical price determination documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Format of price determination documents are demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Order of items within Trades is understood and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inter-dependancy of priced items within price determination documents are and demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand standard terminology used in price determination documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Standard terminology is understood and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and describe uses of price determination documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Uses of price determination documents understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand and describe the processes adopted in compiling price determination documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bill production process using the Southern (London) system of measurement understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bill production process using the Northern (Scottish) system of measurement understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Understand and demonstrate formula usage for mensuration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The conventions followed and processes involved in the booking and checking of dimensions are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Usage of formulas in measuring irregular shapes is demostrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Application of formula-based dimensions on dimension paper is demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Both formative (evaluation/feedback) and summative assessment methods incorporating a variety of evaluation techniques to adequately and appropriately achieve the objectives of this Unit Standard, are applied.

    Summative assessments include integrated assessment to evaluate the learner's ability to combine various knowledge and skills competencies in such a way that:
  • Respective specific outcomes are adequately met.
  • Learning achievements relative to the specific outcomes of this Unit Standard are competently demonstrated.
  • Embedded/underlying knowledge is applied insofar as it relates to specific outcomes.
  • Domain knowledge is displayed.
  • 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • 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 Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to specific outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

    The specific outcomes of this Unit Standard relate to fields of economic activity other than Quantity Surveying, thereby providing career-path options leading to a variety of employment opportunities, for example in:
  • Banking.
  • Capital allowances and tax advice.
  • Construction management.
  • Contract surveying.
  • Education and training.
  • Environmental management.
  • Equipping/refurbishment/management. e.g commercial/retail enterprises and hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Facilities management.
  • Housing.
  • Information technology.
  • Mining.
  • Project management.
  • Property brokerage.
  • Property development.
  • Property valuation.
  • Real estate management.
  • Shipbuilding and maintenance.
  • Specification writing.
  • Urban and regional planning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 
    Refer to foregoing range statements. Qualifying learners are expected to demonstrate their skills (in terms of Assessment Criteria) within time limits which are acceptable to Assessors/Moderators, relative to the scope of task/assignment production and overall quality of performance. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58780   Further Education and Training Certificate: Quantity Surveying  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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