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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out activities that support the implementation phase of a community sanitation improvement project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115943  Carry out activities that support the implementation phase of a community sanitation improvement project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to facilitate, provide appropriate support and assist with the various project implementation requirements. This skill will enable the learner to act as the primary social facilitator and intermediary between community members and other project role-players using participatory methods where relevant. While at this level the person will work to a large extent on his or her own, it is likely that this work will be done under the supervision of a project coordinator. This will contribute towards effective sanitation project implementation and delivery of sustainable sanitation interventions to people. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the efficiency of the qualifying learner and advance his / her own expertise and employability in sanitation and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 2 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard should have sound knowledge of the construction of all elements of a Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet (VIP) and Urinary Diversion Systems (UDS) and should be able to monitor the construction of these facilities to the extent that he or she would be able to identify problems and take appropriate action, including reporting to higher authority if necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Facilitate household or public participation in the implementation phase. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Households are registered as participants in sanitation improvement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Local residents are hired to undertake project tasks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Training needs to equip local residents to undertake project tasks are identified, as required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Local residents are trained to undertake these tasks, as required. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Support construction of toilet and hand washing facilities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Construction of demonstration toilets by project team members and builders is facilitated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Additional information and problem-solving support around construction of toilet and hand washing facilities is provided to households. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Reinforcement information linking toilet and hand washing facilities. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Undertake activities to promote sustainability of sanitation promotion interventions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Information on how to keep toilets and hand washing facilities usable is provided to households. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Reinforcement health and hygiene education is provided to households. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Roles and responsibilities relating to long term toilet maintenance are clarified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Community members are assisted in developing a long-term aftercare management plan. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Undertake project completion and handover activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Quality assurance data is validated with relevant role-players. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Completion and acceptance certificates are signed by each participating household. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Committee and project team members are assisted with project completion and handover procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
A final monitoring and evaluation audit is completed within agreed time frames. 


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 
  • Community dynamics and role-players in a community.
  • Participatory methodologies.
  • Community-level sanitation committee functions and responsibilities.
  • Facilitation skills and processes.
  • All aspects of dry on-site toilet and hand washing facility construction so that advice and troubleshooting support can be given.
  • How a Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet (VIP) toilet works, operating requirements (close the seat lid, don't put cleaning chemicals in the pit, how to optimise the life of a pit, replacing the fly screen when necessary etc).
  • Stages and sequences of a sanitation improvement project.
  • Project-specific completion requirements and procedures.
  • Issues affecting the ongoing effective use of toilet facilities and an ability to communicate this information to householders. 

  • 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:
  • Training needs to equip local residents to undertake project tasks are identified, as required.
  • Additional information and problem-solving support around construction of toilet and hand washing facilities is provided to households. 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Training needs to equip local residents to undertake project tasks are identified, as required.
  • Local residents are trained to undertake these tasks, as required. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Additional information and problem-solving support around construction of toilet and hand washing facilities is provided to households.
  • Quality assurance data is validated with relevant role-players. 

  • 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 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessment Option

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions
  • Observation
  • Evaluation 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  48909   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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 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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