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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain a below ground drainage system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119059  Install and maintain a below ground drainage system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This learner will be able to perform plumbing functions listed in this unit standard under supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Installing, inspecting and maintaining below ground drainage systems, building, inspecting and maintaining drainage access structures and installing on-site sanitation systems.

    These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in Construction".

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of more professional construction workers.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • ABET Level 4 or NQF Level 1 English literacy and numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • The installation, repair and maintenance of below ground drainage systems are according to the following qualitative specifications:
    > SABS 0252: 1994 Water supply and drainage for Buildings
    > Part 2: Drainage Installations for Buildings
    > SABS 0400: 1990 Code of Practice for the Application of the National Building Regulations, Part P: Drainage
    > SABS 1200 series, including LB: Bedding (Pipes) and LD: Sewers
  • Sewer and drainpipes include: uPVC, HDPE, reinforced concrete, earthenware (Vitrified clay), and fibre reinforced cement.
  • Trench excavations include for battering of side slopes in non-cohesive soils, and for shoring.
  • Cleaning of sewer and drainpipes includes rodding, and jetting.
  • Manholes include the use of concrete cast in-situ and precast, brick masonry, precast concrete rings, and prefabricated manholes.
  • Sewer and drain fittings include: Bends, junctions, couplings, level invert tapers, adaptors, rodding eyes, access fittings, gulley traps, channel fittings, overflow gulley heads and grease traps. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe a below ground drainage system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drainage systems are described and their components are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drainage system components are identified on drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The uses and applications of drainage components are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install, inspect and maintain below ground drainage systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trenches are excavated to line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drainpipes are bedded, joined and laid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Excavations are backfilled and compacted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Drainpipes are inspected and blockages are cleared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Drainpipes are tested. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Build, inspect and maintain drainage access structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manholes are built. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manhole channels are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Benching is constructed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rodding eyes, access fittings and inspection pipes are installed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install on-site sanitation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    VIP toilet structures are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conservancy tanks are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Septic tanks and French Drains are installed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA.
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose of preparing excavations to line and level and the compaction of bedding and backfilling of soil to specifications.
  • Selection of soil for bedding and backfilling.
  • The definitions of septic tanks, French Drains, Ventilated Improved Pit Sanitation (VIPS), jetting and rodding techniques, rodding and inspection eyes, and compaction specification terminology.
  • The purpose and function of benching and how to install benching in manholes.
  • Permeability of soil types for application of on-site sanitation systems.
  • Drainage regulations and Local Authority bylaws. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Drainpipes are tested. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Trenches are excavated to line and level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Install on-site sanitation systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The uses and applications of drainage components are described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Trenches are excavated to line and level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Describe a below ground drainage system.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Rodding eyes, access fittings and inspection pipes are installed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Drainpipes are tested. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
  • National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998).
  • South African Bureau of Standards.
  • National Building Regulations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    2. ALMEL TRAINING 
    3. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    5. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
    6. CHIPPA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    8. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    9. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    10. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    11. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    12. FAPLA TRAINING 
    13. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    14. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    15. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    16. ISAZI TRAINING 
    17. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    18. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    19. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    20. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    21. Learn A Trade 
    22. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    23. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    24. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    25. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    26. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    27. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    28. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    29. OSHIKATI 
    30. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
    31. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    32. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    33. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    34. SEDIBENG MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    35. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    36. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
    37. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    38. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    39. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 



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