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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Control Supervision 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
61709  Further Education and Training Certificate: Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Control Supervision 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Water Sector   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  166  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
22672  National Certificate: Wastewater Process Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  145  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification is intended for people who are responsible for supervising the operation of individual processes on a water and wastewater works and who are at the same time responsible for coordinating all processes on the works during a shift to ensure that it functions as an integrated whole. This qualification will prepare learners to function independently and in a supervisory capacity to ensure that workers work in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations and relevant legislation. A person acquiring this qualification will be able to operate and control a water-works or/and wastewater works within the context of legislation and work policies and procedures. This qualification forms the foundation for advancement to within the water sector thus providing the learner with core competencies necessary to progress to a higher level. Learners acquiring this qualification will be able to issue instructions on the operations of the works. This qualification focuses on the full development of the learner and further mobility and transportability within the water sector.

This qualification will expand the skills base of the qualifying learner and make the person more effective in his/her tasks and more employable and will open up job opportunities in related fields.

People credited with this qualification will be able to:
  • Operate the works.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulics, valves, pumps and motors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant national laws, regulations and guidelines as they apply to water or wastewater treatment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and lead a team.
  • Produce water or final effluent in compliance with the required standards.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and investigative skills.

    Rationale:

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of water and wastewater process operators working in the water sector as expressed by employers and employees. This is one of the qualification that will allow water and wastewater process controllers to meet legal requirements for training stipulated in the regulations for the Water Services Act No. 108 of 1997. This qualification provides the learner with a career path and progression from process operations to process control within the water sector. The qualification also provides the flexibility within the range of electives that will allow the individual to pursue different careers within the water sector. This qualification will enhance productivity within the water sector and contribute towards the ecological sustainability and improvement of the water environment. The individual will have the capacity to advance and gain skills and self-respect and make a meaningful contribution to water treatment.

    This qualification will prepare learners to function independently on water or wastewater treatment works. A person acquiring this qualification will be able to operate and control specific processes at water or wastewater treatment works within the context of legislation and work policies and procedures. This qualification is aimed at people who are expected to make decisions relating to the amount of chemicals dosed, volumes of water treated and pumped. The qualification will provide learners with knowledge and skills to be able to lead a small team or group on a plant as well as to conduct administrative tasks in order to meet organizational objectives.

    This qualification forms the foundation for progression to higher-level qualifications at NQF Level 5 in the learning pathway. This qualification focuses on the full development of the learner and further mobility and transportability within the water sector. This qualification will provide learners with key competencies in interpersonal communications skills, measurement skills and quality management skills at a lower level including those required at this level.

    This qualification will expand the skills base of the qualifying learner and make the person more effective in his/her tasks and more employable as it opens job opportunities in related fields. This qualification will enhance productivity within the water sector and contribute towards the ecological sustainability and improvement of the water environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Knowledge of sampling and jar testing at NQF Level 3.

    Access to the Qualification:
  • Open. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 166 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component comprising 56 credits are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 90 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of three clusters, namely water cluster, wastewater cluster which are areas of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards including the generic cluster in which learners could opt for such ones to fulfill the requirements of the qualification. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of 20 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Operate the works.

    2. Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulics, valves, pumps and motors.

    3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant national laws, regulations and guidelines as they apply to water or wastewater treatment.

    4. Demonstrate an ability to supervise and lead a team.

    5. Produce water or final effluent in compliance with the required standards.
  • Range: Required standards refer to SANS 241 and regulations and permit conditions stipulated by Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.

    6. Demonstrate problem solving and investigative skills.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes (CCFOs):

    The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify and solve problems relating to water and wastewater on a plant in the form of overloading or under-loading and/or overdosing and under-dosing of chemicals by adding or reducing units in operation or adjusting of chemical dosing rate.
  • Work effectively with others as a leader by allocating tasks to each member of the team and resolving conflict that may exist by applying conflict resolution skills.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly by planning his own tasks and those of the team to improve productivity.
  • Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relating to the quality and quantity of water and wastewater received as well as the water and wastewater effluent and sludge.
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate verbal and nonverbal skills including graphical representations to present reports to superiors in relation to work progress and water effluent quality as well as to instruct and train subordinates.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognizing that a link exists between the water and wastewater environment and efficiency of producing water and wastewater in accordance with the required standards.
  • Use science and technology by applying chemical and biological principles making use of mechanical and electrical technology to produce quality water and wastewater treatment on a plant. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Water and wastewater unit processes are controlled according to works procedures.
  • Final water/final effluent meets the prescribed standard in terms of legal and organizational operational standards.
  • Volumes of water or wastewater treated comply with customer demand or released by the customer.
  • Maintenance is planned and coordinated with the relevant section.
  • Reporting procedures for the maintenance of plant and electronic equipment are identified and explained in order to minimise down time.
  • Sample collection and delivery to the laboratory is performed in accordance with works procedures.
  • Laboratory results and on-site tests are interpreted in order to make process changes in accordance with operating guidelines.
  • The importance of keeping records is explained in terms of works procedures.
    > Range: Records refer to but are not limited to maintenance records, staff records, electricity use and water or effluent quality records.
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and other methods of remote control are utilised in water and wastewater operations.
  • Potential faults occurring in plant and electronic equipment are identified and described for purposes of repair.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Hydraulic principles are explained in terms of operation of water and wastewater works.
  • Simple calculations are performed in order to determine flow rates to provide accurate flow data.
  • Various pumps and valves used for water and wastewater treatment are identified and described in terms of their structure and operational characteristics.
    > Range: Various pumps include but are not limited to rota dynamic and positive displacement pumps. Valves include but are not limited to isolating valves (gate valves and ball valves), non-return valves, butterfly valves and Saunders valves.
  • Methods of corrosion control are identified and explained in order to protect plant and equipment.
    > Range: Methods include but are not limited to painting, galvanizing, epoxy coating and electrolytic methods.
  • Various means of measuring flows are explained using diagrams.
    > Range: Means of measuring flows refer to but are not limited to open channel and piped flows.
  • Routine as well as emergency procedures for the starting and stopping of pumps are explained in accordance with working procedures.
  • Methods of checking flow meters are explained for accuracy purposes.
  • Use of flow measuring devices are discussed in terms of their operation in the works.
    > Range: Operation of the works refers to but is not limited to inflow measurement, final discharge measurement and within the works flow measurement, liquid, sludge and gas.
  • Maintenance programmes are followed for flow measurement devices.
    > Range: Maintenance programme include but are not limited to scum, algae, sludge and grease removal.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Relevant sections of the National Water Act are discussed as they apply to wastewater.
  • Relevant sections of the National Water Act and Water Services Act are discussed as they apply to the abstraction from a source and the supply of water to the consumer.
  • SANS 241; Specification for potable water is discussed as it applies to the treatment and sampling of potable water.
  • Requirements of the license conditions issued in terms of the National Water Act are identified to ensure discharge of acceptable effluent and sludge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental legal requirements for safety on a water and wastewater treatment works.
  • Unsafe conditions and acts on a water or wastewater plant are identified and explained in order to prevent exposure by taking the necessary precautions to protect workers health and safety.
    > Range: Unsafe conditions include but are not limited to exposure to pathogens such as hepatitis, cholera, typhoid; toxic materials (including gas and chemicals), inadequate guards on moving machinery and inadequate hand railings. Precautions refer to active and passive safety precautions on own works.
  • Emergency procedures on own works are explained with simulations.
  • Personal protective equipment is selected for use and maintained to ensure continued efficient protection.
  • Good housekeeping practice is maintained in order to avoid potential dangers.
    > Range: Good housekeeping includes but is not limited to cleaning sludge and chemical spills, cutting grass, replacing manhole covers, proper storage of chemicals and keeping walkways clear of obstructions, adequate lighting (test and replace light bulbs).
  • The value of records as a tool for safety planning and operating in a water or wastewater treatment plant is explained with examples.
    > Range: Records refer to but are not limited to equipment check registers and minutes of safety meetings.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members are identified and explained in terms of work allocation.
  • Monitoring of allocated tasks is conducted in order to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
  • Conflicts are identified and resolved using conflict resolution strategies.
  • Supervisory principles are applied in order to direct and guide staff to perform their duties in accordance with the work allocation.
  • Staff reports are completed in accordance with organizational requirements.
    > Range: Staff reports refer to reports on request for discipline and training requirements.
  • On-the job coaching of subordinates is performed in order to reinforce good work ethic and performance.
  • Effective communication skills are applied in dealing with junior and senior staff for problem analysis and solving purposes.
  • Drawings are read, interpreted and used to obtain information on the works.
  • The application of administrative skills to manage a shift in the context of the stock levels, time sheets, shift logs, rosters and time-tables as well as reasons for maintaining records at a treatment plant are discussed in terms of the information and type of record to be kept.
    > Range: Information and type of record to be kept include but are not limited to shift log book, water and wastewater flows (maximum, minimum, average), weather conditions, plant units in operation, work in progress, work completed, breakdowns, access control, important communications received and sent and plant units out of service.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • Knowledge of standards applicable to water and wastewater effluent is demonstrated with examples.
  • Water and wastewater effluent is monitored through the use of the relevant on-site tests.
    > Range: Relevant on-site tests include but is not limited to pH, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Jar Testing, Suspended solids and Residual Chlorine.
  • Laboratory results from different unit processes are interpreted in order to optimise plant performance.
  • Sludge is produced in compliance with specifications and guidelines.
    Associated Unit Standards:
    > "Operate telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation", ID 12066.
    > "Demonstrate knowledge of activated sludge processes in wastewater treatment".

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
  • Water or effluent is monitored through observation and the use of the relevant instrumentation.
  • Records and graphical representations are kept for future reference.
  • The reasons and procedures for performing on site tests are explained in order to optimize the operation of the works.
    > Range: On-site tests include but are not limited to jar tests, settling tests, dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, residual chlorine and ammonia.
  • Volumes, flows, dosages and retention times are calculated according to formulae in order to assess plant efficiency and performance.
  • Potential problems relating to water and wastewater treatment works are identified and explained in order to determine corrective action.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment at the level of Qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across Unit Standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the Qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome.

    Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed, and the nature and level of the Qualification. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the Qualification.

    While the generic component (literacy, communication and life skills) of this Qualification at NQF Level 4 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to water purification care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are truly portable. The primary aim of this Qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound base of general education to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills such as language, computation and learning skills etc across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.

    A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. Unit Standards in the Qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification and component unit standards have been compared with similar qualifications including short courses and/or training programmes from various countries which include, Australia, New Zealand, France and United Kingdom. Other countries searched include Scotland, United States of America and Canada. The countries were chosen specifically on their bases of their approach in water and wastewater treatment processes or control processes to produce clean water that is essential for good health and safe to drink, treat wastewater both from domestic and industrial so that it is safe to return to the environment. Best practices have been considered in relation to education and training in water and wastewater related qualifications/courses in the study. Another reason for the choice of the countries was to find out as close as possible, countries whose water and wastewater process control systems including climate conditions are similar to the South African context. New Zealand was the mostly preferred country as having a best practice in water and wastewater treatment processes are advanced but having more or less similar to South Africa although the use a slightly different approach that may not necessarily suit our context due the different plants they operate. Given the fact that the qualification is more focused on water and wastewater plant operators at Level 3, qualifications and the relevant awarding bodies accredited to provide a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications including short courses in this field were searched.

    New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA):
  • National Certificate in Wastewater Treatment (Site Operator), Level 3.

    This qualification was chosen as it is comprised of unit standards that are mostly covered in our qualification although it is pegged at NQF Level 3. It is designed to recognise the core knowledge and skills associated with treatment process management systems, legislation relating to water and wastewater treatment and other competencies relating specifically to wastewater treatment which are similar to the our qualification in that such skills are packaged for wastewater plant operator in the wastewater cluster. The qualification has a water component that is treated as generic unit standards that form part of the qualification:
  • Carry out safe practices when working in water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Undertake sampling and testing procedures for wastewater treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of process control and monitoring in water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of oxidation pond and aerated lagoon processes in wastewater treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of activated sludge processes in wastewater treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of primary processes in wastewater treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge o preliminary processes in wastewater treatment.
  • Operate and monitor a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pumping systems in wastewater treatment.

    It must be mentioned however, that some of the competencies in both qualification may be expressed either in a form of unit standard or specific outcomes which shows a slight difference between the two qualification. In addition, it must be born in mind that the South African qualification recognises the commonalities of competencies to be addressed for both water and wastewater plant operations hence these competencies have been reflected in the core component of the qualification since it has been merged into one qualification. New Zealand Water and Environment Training Academy (NZWETA), which is a joint venture between the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association and Opus International Consultants, provides education and training for all sectors of the broader water and wastes industry also offer this qualification. The New Zealand Water and Environment Training Academy's courses have been specially developed to meet the needs of the broader water and wastes industry. The qualifications offered by NZWETA are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and are recognised by the industry both nationally and internationally.

    The core and elective components have been developed taking into account South Africa's unique context, but also looking at international best practice. Benchmarking was done against Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations from Australia. The Australian qualification has no fundamental unit standards. The core consists of two unit standards Health and Safety and Environmental Plans and Procedures. The South African qualification has an equivalent for Health and Safety but no equivalent for Environmental Plans. The Australian qualification has electives that cover all fields of water whereas the South African qualification is specific to water operators. Similarities were found in content, level and degree of complexity with the four unit standards that relate to water operators. The Australian qualification is at a slightly higher level and has a greater emphasis on management. Management will be accommodated at level five in the South African context. The fundamental components, reflecting foundational learning and generic skills and knowledge have been derived from registered, local adult education Unit Standards.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):

    NWP30101 Water Industry:
  • Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations.

    The Australian level descriptors are very similar to the South African descriptors. The following unit standards compare well and covered by the qualification at Level 4:
  • Dissolved Air Flotation.
  • Activated sludge.
  • Trickling filters.
  • Introduction to chlorination.
  • Customers and Clients.
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Team Building.

    United Kingdom (QCA):
  • City and Guilds Level 3 VQR in Water Engineering.

    The City and Guilds is offering this qualification at an Apprenticeship level. The qualification provides learners with skills that will make them qualify in a number of pathways, namely, water networks, in constructions operations, leakage, distribution control and water supply and waster operations. Although the qualification does not compare fully with the South African qualification, the competencies covered to fulfil the requirements of the latter learning pathways, some of competencies compare well with the South African qualification. The competencies covered are as follows:
  • Water treatment processes.
  • Carry out testing process.
  • Carry out sampling process.
  • Carry out mains disinfection.
  • Carry out and record meter readings.
  • Monitor water system leakage.
  • Wastewater activated sludge.
  • Wastewater biological treatment.
  • Wastewater preliminary and primary treatment.
  • Wastewater operations foundation knowledge.
  • Sludge treatment and disposal from water and wastewater.

    CABWI Awarding Body:

    CABWI is an accredited NVQ awarding body. Its training focuses principally on people working in the water and utilities industries. Unfortunately details of the units contained in this qualification could not be obtained hence it is difficult to establish whether the qualifications compare favourably or not.
  • Controlling Water Operations (Process) Level 3.
  • Maintain Water Supply (Network) Level 3.
  • Leakage Control Level 3.

    Department for Employment and Learning.

    The Department for Employment and Learning offers qualifications on Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework that has been agreed between the Department and Energy and Utility Skills Limited. The following qualification that compares with the South African qualification is as follows:
  • Operate Process Plant Water Wastewater and Sludge.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):

    NWP01 Water Industry:
  • Certificate Course in Water and Wastewater.

    The Water Industry Training Centre:
  • UTW40198 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations.

    Cuyamaca College: Water and Wastewater Technology:

    The Water and Wastewater Technology Program offers short courses that are designed to prepare students for success in entering, and advancing within, the industry. The courses offered that compare well with this qualification are as follows:
  • Advanced plant operations: Water Treatment.
  • Advanced plant operations: Wastewater Treatment.
  • Calculations in Water/Wastewater Technology.
  • Introduction to electrical and Instrumentation Processes.
  • Fundamentals of Water/Wastewater Technology.
  • Laboratory analysis for Water/Wastewater.
  • Mechanical maintenance.

    Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SQA):
  • SVQ Level 3 in Water Industry Operations:

    SADC Region:

    Searches have been conducted in the SADC region and there were no qualifications found that could compare with this qualification.

    Conclusion concerning comparability:

    The search has indicated that the South African qualification compares well in that a substantial degree of similarity was found in most of the qualifications examined in terms of the occupational profiles and training standards of other countries that have been investigated. Although the South African qualification combines both water and wastewater process operations due to the similarities found in the core components of both qualifications, the revised qualification provides a mix of mandatory unit standards to cover both water and wastewater core competencies and electives as optional units that enable learners to choose from to address their particular roles in their respective areas of specialization.

    Hence the South African qualification and its associated unit standards is generally comparable to the Scottish, Australian, New Zealand in terms of levels, scope and range of competencies covered and slightly with the United Kingdom qualification as well although the titles of the qualifications differ. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification has been developed for mobility across similar trades within the industry and is intended to allow for further learning towards management certificates or diplomas within this sector or other sectors on NQF Level 5 or 6. This Qualification will provide articulation with a range of Qualifications in both technical and management areas. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against these standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these Unit Standards or will assess these Unit Standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Therefore 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 or by any other ETQA that has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of five years practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the generic assessor standard, and certificated by the relevant ETQA or by any other ETQA that has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational Qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence).
  • Able to demonstrate competence in relation to these specified standards and Qualifications, at or above, the level of the Qualifications in question.
  • Meet any other additional requirements laid down by their constituent ETQA.
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • The status of registered assessors can be checked on the appropriate ETQA database or website. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    This qualification replaces qualification 22672, "National Certificate: Wastewater Process Control", Level 4, 145 credits.

    A note on the compilation of standards in this qualification in line with the SAQA principle of avoiding duplication, existing registered standards were used where possible. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  254121  Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water flow  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  255981  Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of water hydraulics  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13945  Describe and apply the management of stock and fixed assets in a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  242810  Manage Expenditure against a budget  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  255976  Supervise and optimise the operation of separation processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  254099  Supervise personal safety practices in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  255983  Supervise the operation of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  255978  Take non-routine investigative samples for monitoring process in water and wastewater works  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  255979  Thicken and dewater sludge  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  255987  Demonstrate knowledge of water related legislation and the responsibilities of management in terms of the acts  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  14609  Participate in management of conflict  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  255975  Supervise the various disinfection and oxidation processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119471  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  255985  Operate an anaerobic wastewater sludge digester  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  255982  Control water abstraction structures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  255986  Demonstrate knowledge of advanced treatment of wastewater process  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  255977  Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and application of potable water science  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  254115  Demonstrate sound environmental practices in wastewater operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14417  Lead and supervise construction teams  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  255984  Operate and control activated sludge process  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  255980  Operate electronic equipment for water and wastewater process control  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14426  Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  254118  Apply water loss control principles  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  7818  Conduct on-the-job coaching  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  117003  Demonstrate understanding of sections of the occupational health and safety act (act 85 of 1993) applicable to the water sector  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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