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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|60169||National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services|
|SGB Water Sector|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Civil Engineering Construction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||124||Level 2||NQF Level 02||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
|48907||National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services||Level 2||NQF Level 02||128|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills in water and wastewater reticulation services, enabling the learner to participate as a member team, attending to the operation, maintenance and construction of reticulation systems.
Qualifying learners are able to:
The SGB has established that there is a need for this Qualifications throughout the water services sector. The qualification, in addition, will satisfy the needs of both small and large water services providers. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to enter, or further their career in the water and/or wastewater reticulation services industry, and at learners who have gained experience in related industry sub fields and now wish to receive formal recognition for their experience and knowledge. This qualification serves as a basis for the development of competence in the individual streams of water and wastewater reticulation and in a combination thereof.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This Qualification may be achieved in part through skills programmes or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without attending further training or education. The assessor and learner will decide together on the most appropriate assessment route to be taken.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of Fundamental credits totalling 36, Core credits totalling 68, all of which are compulsory. The qualification also has Electives totalling 68.
Learners have to choose a minimum of 20 credits from the Electives to be awarded the qualification. Total credits for this qualification will therefore be 124.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate interactive and communication skills.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
3. Work in a team operating and maintaining water and waste water reticulation systems.
4. Work in a team constructing water and waste water reticulation systems.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
The learner is able to:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, within the indicated context of the associated Exit Level Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made:
> Evident in Exit Level Outcomes 3 and 4.
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
> Evident in Assessment Criteria 3.2 and 4.2 and the executing of tasks with and through a team.
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
> Evident in Exit Assessment Criteria 3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2.
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:
> Evident in Exit Assessment Criteria 2.3,3.3,4.3.
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral/written persuasion:
> Evident in Exit Level Outcomes 1.
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
> Evident in Exit Level Assessment Criteria 2.2, 3.1,4.1.
Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
> Evident in Exit Level Assessment Criteria 2.3,3.2 ,4.2.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Information to be accessed and used in the context of workplace tasks and activities.
1.2 Oral communication is conducted in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
1.3 Written communication is defined to specific contexts within the water and waste water industry.
1.4 Language and communication is used for accessing and navigating learning programmes.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Personal safety practices on a waste water and water reticulation system are applied in accordance with Health and Safety policies and procedures.
2.2 Tools and equipment is used in accordance with Health and Safety policies and Workplace procedures.
2.3 Task and activities are carried out in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Knowledge of equipment and tools used for the maintenance of waste water and water reticulation systems are demonstrated in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
3.2 Tasks and processes involved in the maintenance of waste water and water reticulation systems are executed in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
3.3 The use of materials, pipes and fittings in the maintenance and operation of reticulation systems are compliant with national industry and manufacturer's specifications and codes of practice.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Knowledge of equipment, tools for the construction of waste water and water reticulation systems are demonstrated in accordance with workplace specifications, policies and procedures.
4.2 Tasks and processes involved in the construction of waste water and water reticulation systems and sub systems are executed in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
4.3 The use of parts, components and materials in the construction of reticulation systems are compliant with national industry and, manufacturer's specifications and codes of practices.
|International qualifications were examined to ensure that the qualification model and associated unit standards proposed are comparable in terms of qualification levels, scope and competencies covered. However, the core and elective components have been developed and/or revised taking into account South Africa's unique context, but also looking at international best practice.
Qualifications form the following countries were examined:
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SQA):
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA):
United Kingdom (QCA):
United States of America:
Findings concerning comparability:
A substantial degree of similarity was found in most of the qualifications examined. Although the South African qualification combines both water and wastewater reticulation services 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 work areas and specialization.
The South African qualification and its associated unit standards is generally comparable to the Scottish, Australian, New Zealand in terms of degree of complexity, scope and range of competencies covered but are offered and structured differently with the United Kingdom qualification. The UK refers to reticulation as distribution and the implementation of training takes place differently to the system employed by South Africa.
New Zealand being an OECD country, offered many similarities to the environment and structure of the South African Industry and the way their courses and curricular is structured. Unit standard content would often combine concepts differently to the what is done locally and the analysis of these often provided new insight into best practice.
|This is the first qualification in a series from NQF Level 2 through to NQF Level 5. This series of qualifications can articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in the Water and Waste Water Reticulation sub fields. It has entrepreneurial unit standards, as an elective choice at this level and at progressive levels, to accommodate for this type of learning and progression. It also opens the possibility for further learning in the sub-field of Civil Engineering Construction.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|All assessors need to be Subject Matter Experts, qualified one level higher and registered with relevant ETQA.|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 48907, "National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services", Level 2, 128 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||246459||Apply personal safety practices in the water sector||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||254055||Construct water reticulation concrete work and brick masonry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||13222||Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||8494||Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||254059||Demonstrate Knowledge of Backfilling and Compaction||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||254063||Demonstrate knowledge of pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters used in water and wastewater reticulation systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||246463||Demonstrate knowledge of water cycle, water and wastewater systems and processes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||254061||Excavate a trench and install shoring||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||10252||Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||254060||Operate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||12484||Perform basic fire fighting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||12481||Sling loads||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||9322||Work in a team||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||12444||Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119460||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||254056||Assist in the operation and maintenance of Canals||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||254058||Assist in the operation and maintenance of dams||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||254054||Demonstrate knowledge of wastewater pipe unblocking and maintenance||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||254057||Demonstrate knowledge of water meters and reading techniques, and identify faults in meters||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||254062||Demonstrate knowledge of water reticulation systems and the cleaning and disinfection thereof||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||9973||Apply basic business concepts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||11783||Install and maintain a water supply system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||11784||Install and maintain drainage systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|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.
|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 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.
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