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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand and apply drainage construction methods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113978  Understand and apply drainage construction methods 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will understand the drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance process, understand the principles and construction methods related to trench excavations, backfilling, blasting, using pneumatic tools, bedding, pipe laying, manhole construction, valve installation, anchor blocks, and jacking of pipes.

This competence forms part of the Elective learning and represents a specific context of management, i.e. understanding drainage construction methods in a civil engineering construction context.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Managers. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 4 Mathematical Science and NQF Level 4 LiteracyNQF Level 4 unit standards in the planning, orginisation, delegation and controlling of water and waist water construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance activities. The jacking of pipes and concrete technology. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Trench excavation in all classes of materials, in urban and rural areas.
  • Blasting of hard material in urban and rural areas.
  • Using pneumatic tools at depth and in confined areas.
  • All classes of bedding used for water and waist water reticulation.
  • All classes of pipes used for water and waist water reticulation.
  • All classes of valves and fittings used for water and waist water reticulation
  • Jacking of pipes used for water and waist water reticulation.
  • All classes of manholes and chambers used for water and waist water reticulation.
  • Internal inspection and lining of waist water main lines to prevent corrosion.
  • Internal inspection and lining of water reticulation main lines.
  • Routine maintenance of water and waist water reticulation.
  • Relocation of water and waist water lines.
  • Replacement of water and waist water lines. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the drainage construction process and associated technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The drainage construction process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The function of drainage construction, elements are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate drainage construction, technologies are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Economic factors that impact on the drainage construction processes are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Environmental factors in construction, are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Methods of environmental control are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and apply the various drainage construction elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trench excavation is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The bedding of pipes is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice and in compliance with project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The laying and testing of pipes is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice and in compliance with project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The installation of valve and fittings is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice and in compliance with project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The construction of manholes and valve chambers is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice and in compliance with project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The backfilling and compaction of trenches is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice and in compliance with project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The technology of jacking pipes used for drainage purposes is explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice and in compliance with project specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and apply concrete technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Temporary support work, formwork and shuttering for concrete works are designed and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reinforcing steel detail is extracted from drawings and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The principles, properties and use of concrete are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The properties and application of concrete materials are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Concrete materials are applied to design concrete mixes in accordance with specifications and job requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand and apply drainage upgrading, rehabilitation and drainage maintenance work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of water mains are explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of waist water mains are explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Economic factors that impact on the drainage rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance processes are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Environmental factors in rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of drainage works are identified and explained. 


    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 "The National Certificate in the Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes".
  • 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 drainage construction process
  • The function of drainage construction elements
  • Drainage Construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance technologies.
  • Economic factors that impact on the drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance process
  • Environmental problems in drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance
  • Methods of environmental control
  • Trench excavation and backfilling technologies.
  • Bedding technologies.
  • Pipe laying technologies.
  • Pipe jacking technology.
  • Manhole and chamber construction technology.
  • Valve and fittings installation technologies.
  • Properties of concrete and the use of concrete in drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance.
  • Workability and segregation in concrete
  • Concrete materials and their properties, requirements and application
  • The processes and principles involved with the mixing, transporting, placing and compacting, curing, testing and finishing of concrete
  • Relevant and current Codes of Practice and specification for drainage construction, upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drainage construction process and associated technologies.

    Assesment Criteria:
  • Economic factors that impact on the drainage construction process are identified and explained.
  • Environmental problems in construction are identified and explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drainage construction process and associated technologies.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Economic factors that impact on the drainage construction process are identified and explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply concrete technology.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Reinforcing steel detail is extracted from drawings and applied.
  • Concrete materials are applied to design concrete mixes in accordance with specifications and job requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and apply drainage rehabilitation, upgrading and drainage maintenance work.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of water mains are explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice.
  • Rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of waist water mains are explained and demonstrated in terms of Industry best practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drainage construction process and associated technologies.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Environmental problems in drainage construction are identified and explained.
  • Methods of environmental control are identified and explained. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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