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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set out construction work areas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263266  Set out construction work areas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14428  Set out construction work areas  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of surveying techniques and principles as used in the construction industry. They will be able to use a measuring tape, spirit level and theodolite to set out construction work areas. These competencies complement the other core supervisory competencies and contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Supervisors.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Understanding surveying techniques and principles.
  • Setting out works using measuring tapes and a spirit level.
  • Setting out and checking levels and profiles.
  • Setting out work areas using a theodolite. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand surveying techniques and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surveying techniques and principles are explained in relation to setting out and international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reference and survey control systems are explained in relation to setting out and international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of control systems include, but is not limited to:
  • Co-ordinate stations, benchmarks, grid lines, centre lines, reference points, boundary pegs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques for setting out positions, levels (elevations) and slopes from established points are explained according to established code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific information regarding dimensions and positions for surveying captured from drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Survey errors are identified and explained in accordance with surveying principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set out works using measuring tapes and a spirit level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information from plans is confirmed for accuracy in relation to the site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control points are located and confirmed according to reference points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Works are set out using measuring tapes and spirit level in accordance with drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set out and check levels and profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vertical control points are located and checked according to reference points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Levels are set out and transferred in accordance with survey information and drawings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of methods include, but are not limited to:
  • Rise and fall and height of collimation methods.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Profiles boards are established for construction works in accordance with organizational procedures and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Setting out data is transferred onto profiles in accordance with drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All surveying and setting out activities are checked to comply with survey information and drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set out work using a theodolite. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information from plans are examined and conformed for accuracy relating to the setting out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horizontal control points are located and confirmed according to reference points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Works are set out in accordance with drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All surveying and setting out activities are checked to ensure compliance with survey information and drawings. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:
  • Surveying principles, including linear and angular units of measure.
  • Scales, maps and plans, drawing views, sections, grades and slopes.
  • Reference and survey control systems.
  • Techniques for using a theodolite to set out lines and horizontal angles.
  • Principles of leveling and related terminology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to interpreting drawings and using relevant tools to set out a construction work area in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a construction team by understanding one's role and responsibilities and conducting oneself productively to set out a construction work area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in fulfilling one's role and performing one's functions to required quality and within given time frames in the construction industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about legislation, regulation and code of practice to interpret the implications for one's behaviour and functions in the construction industry. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standard:
  • ID 14428: "Set out construction work areas", Level 4,10 credits. 

  • 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 
    Core  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  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.
     
    1. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    3. D AND J STRATEGIC PROJECTS 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    7. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    8. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    9. Kagano Consulting Services 
    10. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    12. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    13. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    14. National African Federated Building Industry 
    15. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    16. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    17. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    18. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Scaffold Training Group 
    20. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    21. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    22. Thabomeleng 
    23. The Skills Matrix cc 
    24. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    25. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    26. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 
    27. 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.