National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction NQF 3

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Typically, qualifying learners are employed in the construction sector as painters, tilers, plasterers, masons, joiners, carpenters, roofers, or are self-employed as micro-enterprise owners who provide services to construction contractors and members of the public (e.g. private households). Consequently, this employment sector consists of many small and micro-enterprises.

Qualifying learners will be able to:

  • Plan construction activities using mathematical principles.
  • Communicate with relevant persons
  • Plan construction activity
  • Establish work area
  • Execute construction activity
TITLE : National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction NQF 3
SAQA ID : 65409
ACCREDITING AUTHORITY : CETA – Construction Education and Training Authority
PROGRAMME DURATION : 1 400 Hours (30% theory 70% work based practical learning)
CREDITS 140

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

  1. Plan construction activities using mathematical principles.
  2. Communicate with relevant persons.
  3. Plan construction activity.
  4. Establish work area.
  5. Execute construction activity.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. – Candidates must be between 18 – 35 years of age
  2. – Minimum passed Grade 12 with Pure Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy and Physical Science with minimum 40 % pass mark

 

UNIT STANDARDS:

 

ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 259604 Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Core 14672 Describe the composition, roleplayers and the role of the construction industry in the South African economy Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Core 261661 Develop construction work plans Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Core 261664 Erect, use and dismantle access equipment for construction work Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Core 261658 Identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Core 261737 Procure building and civil construction materials, tools and equipment Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Core 254220 Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Core 14580 Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications Level 3 NQF Level 03 10
Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 9010 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations Level 3 NQF Level 03 2
Fundamental 9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 7469 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Elective 9971 Apply screeds to a concrete floor Level 3 NQF Level 03 15
Elective 261663 Build masonry superstructures using concrete hollow units Level 3 NQF Level 03 10
Elective 261659 Build masonry superstructures using solid units Level 3 NQF Level 03 20
Elective 14674 Clad roof structures Level 3 NQF Level 03 16
Elective 14676 Erect roof trusses Level 3 NQF Level 03 16
Elective 14673 Install finishing components Level 3 NQF Level 03 16
Elective 9969 Prepare for plastering Level 3 NQF Level 03 15
Elective 261665 Prepare surfaces and apply tiles Level 3 NQF Level 03 20
Elective 261657 Plaster surfaces Level 3 NQF Level 03 12
Elective 14662 Set out, excavate, cast concrete strip foundations and build foundation walling Level 3 NQF Level 03 6