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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the nature and scope of the construction industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263267  Analyse the nature and scope of the construction industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14415  Describe and interpret the composition, role-players, processes and role of the construction industry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the construction industry, its stakeholders, relevant regulations and legislation, and communication techniques used in the construction industry. 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:
  • Analysing the nature and impact of the construction industry.
  • Analysing the structure of the construction industry.
  • Interpreting the implications of legislation, regulations and code of practice.
  • Explaining major construction activities. 

  • 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 
    Analyse the nature and impact of the construction industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the construction industry is described in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of the construction industry is analysed in terms of its activities and social impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Current trends that impact on the construction industry are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of the construction industry is analysed in relation to the South African economy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the structure of the construction industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Role-players in the industry are defined in terms of their purpose and functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of Industry role-players include, but are not limited to:
  • Suppliers; sub-contractors; consultants; clients; contractors; legislated bodies; collective worker forums and CETA.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The authority of role-players is analysed in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nature of interaction with industry stakeholders is explained in the context of the learner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role, functions and responsibilities of the learner is explained in the context of the workplace organogram and job description. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret the implications of legislation, regulations and code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of current legislation and regulations are explained in terms of the construction industry in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of legislation and regulations include, but are not limited to:
  • National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Workmen's compensation, Environmental legislation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current South African National Standards (SANS) codes of practice are interpreted in relation to construction industry activities in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of current legislation, regulations and codes of practice are analysed in relation to the learner's workplace context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain major construction activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major construction activities are identified in terms of their purpose and processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of major construction activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Earthworks, Road and rail construction, Concrete and Steel structures, Drainage and services, Mechanical and Electrical installations, buildings and tunnels.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major construction activities are explained in terms of their construction sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Construction activities are described in terms of their value to a contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The learner's role and responsibilities are explained in terms of major construction activities within workplace scope of practice. 


    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:
  • Nature and scope of the construction industry.
  • Local and international trends in the construction industry.
  • Construction industry stakeholders, structures and roles within the industry.
  • Legislation, regulations, codes of practice governing the construction industry.
  • Major provisions of the Skills Development Legislation.
  • Support structures available in the construction industry.
  • Impact of construction on the environment.
  • Major construction activities. 

  • 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 the interpretation of construction industry related legislation, regulation and code of practice 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. 

    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 
    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  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. Edu-Wise Group (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Enhance Strategies International (PTY) LTD 
    8. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    9. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    10. Kagano Consulting Services 
    11. MOKWEDI CIVIL AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    12. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    13. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    14. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    15. National African Federated Building Industry 
    16. Ntongenhle Construction Force 
    17. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    18. Powerpro Technologies and Training Facility (PTY) LTD 
    19. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Scaffold Training Group 
    21. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    22. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    23. Thabomeleng 
    24. The Skills Matrix cc 
    25. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    26. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    27. UTHUNGULU HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 



    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.