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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out activities that support the preparation phase of a community sanitation improvement project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115944  Carry out activities that support the preparation 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  12 
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 or assist with the various project preparation requirements including working with relevant community role-players using participatory methods. Learners accessing this standard will be working in sanitation project teams under the supervision of a project coordinator. This will contribute towards effective sanitation project planning and preparation and the 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 and communication skills NQF level 3 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 the project initiation phase. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Key leaders in the community are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
An introductory community meeting is facilitated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Project sanitation committee functions and responsibilities are explained accurately to relevant role-players. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
A committee election is facilitated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Project team members are given appropriate support to assess training needs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Support is provided for the co-ordination of the training of the committee. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Facilitate the baseline survey process using participatory methods and tools as appropriate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Support is provided to the committee to inform the community and gain support for the baseline survey. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Employment and training of suitable fieldworkers is facilitated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Sufficient survey documents are available and distributed to fieldworkers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Survey process is monitored and appropriate action is taken where the need arises. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Survey forms are collected and handed in to project team within agreed time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Survey data and implications are presented in a logical and clear format to the committee. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Facilitate public decision-making process to select project options using participatory methods. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Facilitate public decision-making process to select project options using participatory methods and tools as appropriate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Meeting with community members is held. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Desired project outcomes are discussed and appropriate decisions are taken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Appropriate improvements options and their implications are discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Relevant activities to achieve sanitation improvements are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Relevant project roles and responsibilities are discussed and allocated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Project time frames and stages are discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Clear communication to avoid potential misunderstanding or conflict is promoted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Communicate, liaise and report project progress and problems to relevant project role-players. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The information needs of different project role-players are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Formats for reporting to the different project role-players are developed and communicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The flow of information to project role-players is communicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Project progress is communicated in accordance with deadlines to project team members and relevant stakeholders. 


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
  • Awareness of traditional knowledge and practices that could impact on project outcomes
  • Participatory methodologies
  • Requirements of and stages in setting up a sanitation improvement project
  • Committee procedures, including elections
  • Community-level sanitation committee functions and responsibilities
  • Facilitation skills and processes
  • The value and use of community profiling and data gathering in planning sanitation improvement projects
  • Basic project planning procedures and steps 

  • 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:
  • Desired project outcomes are discussed and appropriate decisions are taken.
  • Appropriate improvements options and their implications are discussed. 

  • 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:
  • Facilitate the project initiation phase.
  • Facilitate the baseline survey process using participatory methods and tools as appropriate. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Survey process is monitored and appropriate action is taken where the need arises.
  • Survey forms are collected and handed in to project team within agreed time frames.
  • Survey data and implications are presented in a logical and clear format to the committee.
  • Desired project outcomes are discussed and appropriate decisions are taken.
  • Appropriate improvements options and their implications are discussed.
  • Relevant activities to achieve sanitation improvements are identified. 

  • 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 
    Integrated Assessment

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    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 


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