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

Connect a customer sewerage system to a public wastewater system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115882  Connect a customer sewerage system to a public wastewater system 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Water Sector   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2008-02-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-19   2012-02-29  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
254072  Connect a customer drainage system to a public wastewater system  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to plan and connect a customer sewerage system to a public wastewater system. This competence will enable the learner to establish levels, select route of connection, excavate, and install as well as check connections installed by other service providers. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and assist with maintaining good customer relations. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the employability of the qualifying learner in the water sector and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Mathematical calculations, communication and reading skills at NQF level 2, knowledge of personal safety practices. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Problems
  • Unavailability of wastewater reticulation, incorrect levels, incomplete internal drainage, obstructions, incorrect drainage size or unfavourable ground conditions.

    Appropriate method
  • Spirit level and dumpy level. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work and prepare work site for wastewater connection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The worksite and existing reticulation is identified on a plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work site is checked to determine the position and diameter of sewer connection points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preliminary levels are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soil conditions are checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Potential route is checked and verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems are identified and appropriate action is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials required are identified, quantified correctly and ordered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set out work site and excavate to required levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Connection points are excavated and levels are verified against specifications using appropriate method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Levels and alignment are set out in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trench is excavated to required alignment and levels in accordance with work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lay and joint pipes and connect to sewer connecting points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bedding, laying and jointing of pipe is carried out in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Connection to internal drainage is carried out if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Flow in live sewer is controlled in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Connection to sewer main is completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sewer flow is reinstated in sewer main in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Connection is checked for leaks, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Trench is back filled and area is re-instated in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Report and site sketch indicating dimensions is completed and submitted to relevant person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect connection laid by others to ensure compliance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Both connection points are checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Connection to domestic sewer drainage is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials used are verified for compliance with work procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Levels are verified for compliance with code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Connection to mains is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems are identified and reported in accordance with work procedures. 


    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 relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Work policies and procedures.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Internal sewer layout.
  • Safe excavation and trenching including relevant sections of the OHS Act.
  • Conditions where excavated sand may be used for bedding purposes.
  • Line and level.
  • Laying and jointing pipes.
  • Connections to live sewers.
  • Measurement of site details.
  • Site sketches. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is described.
  • Connection is checked for leaks, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • Problems are identified and reported in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan work and prepare work site for wastewater connection. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan work and prepare work site for wastewater connection.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Connection is checked for leaks, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • Problems are identified and reported in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  48905   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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