National Certificate: Construction Road Works NQF 3


National Certificate: Construction Road Works ( NQF 3)

  • Qualification Title: National Certificate: Construction Road Works
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 24173
  • Minimum Credits: 155
  • NQF Level: 3
This qualification is for persons who work or intend to work within a construction context on a site, and who seek recognition for essential skills in construction operations in roadworks.
This qualification is run over 12 months.
  • General communication skills should be at a higher level or equal to Grade 10
  • English skills should be at a higher or equal to Grade 9
  • Mathematical literacy should be equal to Grade 10
  • Basic knowledge of construction works
  • Safe work practices on a construction site
  • Work effectively as part of a team
This qualification is made up of Fundamental, Core and Elective unit standards and a minimum of 155 credits is required to complete the qualification
  • Core unit standards totaling 64 credits are compulsory.
  • Fundamental unit standards totaling 56 credits are compulsory.
  • Elective unit standards totaling a minimum of 35 credits.
Core exit level outcomes:
  • Establish health and safety to a work area in a road construction environment
  • Establish and prepare a work area in a road construction environment
  • Maintain records for civil construction sites in a road construction environment
  • Calculate construction quantities to develop a work plan for road construction
  • Render basic first aid in a construction site
  • Procure materials, tools and equipment in a road construction environment
  • Read and interpret construction drawing and specifications in a road construction environment
  • Interpret the composition, construction sequence and processes of the construction industry
  • Apply process control testing procedures in a road construction environment
  • Handle, transport, store, utilise hazardous materials on a civil construction site
  • Work in confined spaces on a construction site (roadwork environment)
  • Identify, describe and use material in civil engineering construction
  • Implement roadside safety procedures
Fundamental exit level outcomes:
  • Show a critical awareness of language usage in the road construction environment
  • Analyse and present information in a road construction environment
  • Communicate appropriately in a road construction environment
  • Use mathematics in the road construction industry. (calculate quantities, set out work)
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor financial aspects of personal and business issues
  • Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities - in a road construction environment
Elective exit level outcomes:
  • Set out control point for marking barrier lines and islands
  • Set out control points for marking symbols
  • Set out control point for centre line and edge line marking for road marking
  • Setting out pipes, culverts and transferring levels
  • Organise and control the compaction of hot mix asphalt
  • Conduct a bituminous seal operation
  • Install road studs
  • Construct pre-cast kerbs and concrete channels on a roadworks construction site
  • Develop and use keyboard skills to enter data
  • Erect and maintain guardrails
  • Install pre-cast concrete pipes
  • Maintain and repair bituminous road surfaces
  • Install manhole chambers on a civil construction site
  • Erect Directional Signs - Overhead < 10 m2
  • Erect Directional Signs - Ground < 10 m2
  • Organize the erection of sign posts
  • Erect fencing
  • Erect palisade fencing
  • Install road markers
  • Operate a personal computer system
  • Operate mechanical painting machine for remarking
  • Organise the erection of signposts
  • Repair/replace minor structures
  • Organise and control the spray of bitumen on road surfaces
  • Cluster 1 - ( 64 credits)
  • Cluster 2 - ( 56 credits)
  • Cluster 3 - ( 35 credits)
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South Africa suffers from a limited supply of certified tradesmen and hence has identified these as some of their scarce skills. Our Construction division offers learnerships, apprenticeships, skills programmes and short courses to assist companies’ to upskill, ‘gap’ train or fully qualify their staff.

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