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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48906  Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  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  149  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-05-15  2008-02-19 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-19   2012-02-19  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
60189  Further Education and Training Certificate: Wastewater and Water Reticulation Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  135  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The National Certificate in Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations (NQF level 4) will prepare learners to function independently in a supervisory capacity. This Qualification focuses on the full development of the learner and further mobility and transportability within the water sector. The Qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to supervise a wastewater reticulation services department attending to the construction and operations of a wastewater reticulation system. Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Supervise teams of people;
  • Supervise health and safety practices in the workplace;
  • Plan, organise and supervise the implementation of work tasks on a wastewater reticulation system;
  • Complete administrative tasks;
  • Handle a range of customer complaints; and
  • Monitor the departmental budget.

    This Qualification forms the foundation for advancement to management Qualifications within the sector and will also lay the foundation for future career advancement across similar trades. For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this Qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning to recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.

    This Qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the wastewater reticulation industry. The individual will have the capacity to advance and gain skills and self-respect, as the qualified learner will be able to work in a professional manner, to ensure that industry standards are maintained.


    Rationale of the Qualification

    This Qualification reflects the needs of the wastewater reticulation sector, both now and in the future, for a general skills pool. This Qualification is intended for a supervisor and will include working as a leader and supervising several wastewater reticulation teams including resources and equipment. Once having gained this competence, learners may choose to develop further management competences or specialise in water specific Qualifications.

    This Qualification is intended for those with prior work experience or the NQF3 Qualification in wastewater reticulation or an equivalent. The prospective candidate for this Qualification may be a person who is entering the work place or who has been working in the workplace with limited formal wastewater reticulation supervisory competence.

    The Qualification gives accessibility and flexibility to the learner and to the employed. The level of flexibility reflects the multiple job roles, organisational requirements and changing technological nature of the industry and at the same time it allows the individual to work towards a nationally recognised Qualification. This will enable learners to pursue different careers within the water sector, enhance productivity and employability 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 
    A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematics at NQF level 3. Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in all the core Unit Standards described in the National Certificate For Wastewater Reticulation Services at NQF level 3.

    Recognition of prior learning

    This Qualification may be achieved in part 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? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Compulsory Fundamental total: 70 credits
    Compulsory Core total: 69 credits
    Select a minimum of 10 Elective credits 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving this Qualification the qualifying learner will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate supervisory skills.
    2. Demonstrate administrative skills required on a wastewater treatment works.
    3. Demonstrate planning and organising skills.
    4. Implement and control construction, operation and maintenance tasks.
    5. Demonstrate financial control within own department.
    6. Manage customer complaints within own scope of responsibility. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Staff are supervised and developed within own scope of responsibility.
  • Staff are supervised to achieve work objectives.
  • Interaction with staff, work colleagues, customers and management is satisfactory.
  • Conflict within own scope of responsibility is managed effectively.
  • Technology is used appropriately to achieve objectives.

    2.
  • Skills relevant to a wastewater reticulation context appropriately are applied.
  • Administrative skills required in the workplace are demonstrated.
  • An ability to prioritise administrative tasks to facilitate an efficient flow of documentation is demonstrated.

    3.
  • Knowledge of the development and review of action plans and year plans is demonstrated.
  • Staff development plans are implemented and monitored.
  • Reports and forms required in the workplace are completed within the agreed time frames.

    4.
  • Teams are briefed on tasks and the availability of the required resources is ensured.
  • Construction, operation and maintenance tasks are supervised in accordance with legislation and work policies and procedures.
  • Completion of construction, operation and maintenance tasks is checked .
  • The implementation of health and safety practices in accordance with legislation is monitored.

    5.
  • Analyse and prioritise cash flow needs of different disciplines to determine budget percentage allocation.
  • Allocate available budget based on identified needs.
  • Monitor the budget by checking income and expenditure at regular and appropriate intervals.
  • Maintain effective and accurate records of financial expenditure in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • Obtain authorisation for any modifications to agreed budgets during the accounting period.
  • Provide feedback regularly to relevant role players.

    6.
  • Customers complaints are identified and responded to in an appropriate manner.
  • Appropriate solutions to customers' problems are planned, organised and provided.
  • Effectively communication with all relevant stakeholders with regard to customer problems is maintained.
  • Practical business solutions to customer problems are provided.


    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 explain 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 wastewater reticulation, 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 
    The core and elective components have been developed taking into account South Africa's unique context. The working group has been unable to find any international wastewater reticulation Qualifications in America, Australia, Britain or Scotland against which to benchmark the Unit Standards. The working group did find a water Qualification in New Zealand, but it is combined Water and Wastewater and is therefore not comparable. The fundamental components, reflecting foundational learning and generic skills and knowledge have been derived from registered, local adult education Unit Standards. 

    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 two 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 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 60189, which is "National Certificate: Wastewater and Water Reticulation Services", Level 4, 135 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.

    A note on the definition of wastewater reticulation
  • Wastewater reticulation in this context refers to the entire pipe network. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13941  Apply the budget function in a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12058  Demonstrate knowledge and operation of mechanical and electrical sytems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12059  Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of hydraulics  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10025  Handle a range of customer complaints  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14025  Implement and control construction operation and maintenance tasks on a water reticulation system  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  14417  Lead and supervise construction teams  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14425  Perform site administration functions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  115967  Plan and organise construction, operation and maintenance of a wastewater reticulation system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12061  Supervise personal safety practices on a wastewater treatment works  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14053  Demonstrate knowledge of corrosion control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  7572  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write 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  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  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  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115881  Conduct CCTV pipe inspections  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115893  Demonstrate sound environmental practices in wastewater operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12066  Operate telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  115940  Demonstrate basic knowledge of different types of trenchless technologies in water and wastewater environments  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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