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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Wastewater and Water Reticulation Services|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|60189||Further Education and Training Certificate: Wastewater and Water 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|
|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||135||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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|
|23476||National Certificate: Supervision of Water Reticulation Operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||136||Complete|
|48906||Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||149||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The Qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to work in a water and wastewater reticulation services department. The competencies developed through this qualification will enable the learner lead a team in the maintenance, operation and construction of water and wastewater reticulation systems. The core and elective sections of this qualification accommodates for learners to specialise in water or wastewater reticulation services or both.
Qualifying learners are able to:
The SGB has established that there is a need for these 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 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 also serves as a basis for post certification development and more particularly to progress to the NQF Level 5 Certificate in Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services.
|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.
Access to the Qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of Fundamental credits totalling 56, Core credits totalling 60, all of which are compulsory. The qualification also has Electives totalling 72.
Learners have to choose a minimum of 19 credits from the Electives to be awarded the qualification. Total credits for this qualification will therefore be 135.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate communication skills at supervisory level.
2. Implement and assure health, safety and environmental systems.
3. Lead a team in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater reticulation systems.
4. Lead a team in the construction of water and wastewater 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 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 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 2.3,3.2,3.3,4.2,4.3.
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral/written persuasion:
> Evident in Exit Level Outcome 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 is to be accessed and used in the context of team leader tasks and activities.
1.2 Interpret and communicate workplace policies and procedures for the reticulation industry.
1.3 Language and communication to be used for accessing and navigating learning programmes.
1.4 Liaise with contractors and members of the public regarding water and wastewater reticulation issues.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Ensure the implementation of the most update personal safety, health and environmental management systems and legislative requirements on a wastewater and water reticulation system.
2.2 Act proactively to prevent incidents by ensuring compliance with safety, health and environmental policies and procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 The team tasks and activities are done in accordance with sound team leader practices.
3.2 Tasks and processes involved in leading a team maintenance of wastewater and water reticulation systems are executed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
3.3 Equipment and materials are confirmed to comply with national specifications and codes of practices.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Tasks and activities involved in the construction are lead in accordance with sound supervisory practices.
4.2 Tasks and processes involved in the leading a team of the construction of wastewater and water reticulation systems are executed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
4.3 Equipment and materials used for construction comply with national specifications and Codes of practices.
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts. Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance.
Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not.
Since this is one of a series of qualifications in a framework, it is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment is to also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge has been achieved, by assessing through integrated assessment.
|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):
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA):
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SQA):
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 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 wastewater sector. 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 the relevant ETQA.|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 23476, "National Certificate: Supervision of Water Reticulation Operations", Level 4, 136 credits.
This qualification replaces qualification 48906, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations", Level 4, 149 credits.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||254096||Demonstrate knowledge of corrosion control||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||254121||Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water flow||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||14417||Lead and supervise construction teams||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||14425||Perform site administration functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||254119||Plan and organize maintenance and construction tasks for water and wastewater reticulation services||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||254099||Supervise personal safety practices in the workplace||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||254098||Supervise the procurement, use and storage of equipment and materials for construction and maintenance||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||254124||Plan team work functions and complete reports||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||254102||Demonstrate basic knowledge of different types of trenchless technologies in water and wastewater environments||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||254122||Demonstrate knowledge of leak detection and leak detection programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||254104||Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and maintenance of flow control and air valves in pipelines||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||254100||Demonstrate knowledge of wastewater composition, odours, and odour control||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||254115||Demonstrate sound environmental practices in wastewater operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||254095||Maintain water quality in water supply reticulation systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||254094||Manage water resources||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||254120||Prepare and set up Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) for the inspection of a pipeline||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||254118||Apply water loss control principles||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||115753||Conduct outcomes-based assessment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|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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