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Qualification: Low-rise construction worker (no legal status)

Low-rise construction worker (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Learning outcomes Candidates will be able to:

  • receive daily instructions for work from a superior and plan their work by phases accordingly,
  • ensure the quality and at the same time the financial efficiency of their work and products while observing the principles of rational use of energy, time and material,
  • work in such a way as not to endanger themselves or others in their working environment or pollute the environment,
  • in communication with the various stakeholders they encounter in their work, observe business ethics,
  • read plans and technical drawings for bricklaying work,
  • operate light construction machinery in the course of their work, observing health and environmental protection rules,
  • make pavements and arrange areas around buildings, carry out structural repairs and maintenance and regulate riverbanks and water infrastructure according to instructions and supervision and within the planned period, 
  • install elements of sewerage systems and conduits in accordance with instructions and within the planned period. 

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  • Incomplete elementary education (SQF level 1), demonstrated by a certificate of completion of year 7 or 8 of elementary school and
  • a medical certificate with an assessment of the candidate's medical fitness for work in the construction sector, issued by a doctor specialising in occupational medicine, which may not be more than two years old and
  • one year's work experience in the construction sector.

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VALIDATION

During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio, which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify the occupational standard in full.

VERIFICATION

  • Candidates complete a practical assignment to demonstrate their mastery of the required vocational competences according to the requirements of the occupational standard and technical documentation.
  • The completion of the practical assignment may be accompanied by an oral presentation.

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Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

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Providers of procedures for identifying and validating NVQs are entered in a register of providers maintained in the collection of the national information centre for vocational qualifications. These are: vocational schools, businesses, B2B training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.

NQF Level: 
3
Access requirements: 
  • Incomplete elementary education (SQF level 1), demonstrated by a certificate of completion of year 7 or 8 of elementary school and
  • a medical certificate with an assessment of the candidate's medical fitness for work in the construction sector, issued by a doctor specialising in occupational medicine, which may not be more than two years old and
  • one year's work experience in the construction sector.
Ways to acquire: 

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.