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

Operate, maintain and provide technical support for on site sanitation systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115965  Operate, maintain and provide technical support for on site sanitation systems 
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  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-28  

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
260201  Operate, maintain and provide technical support for on site sanitation systems  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 identify and explain the working principles of various on site sanitation systems (conservancy tank, septic tank, ventilated improved pit latrine (VIP), chemical toilet, pit latrine, bucket system) and their application. The learner will also be able to provide on site sanitation maintenance services and technical support to customers. This competence will enable the learner to advise customers on the most appropriate sanitation system based on site conditions, cost, operation and maintenance requirements. This will contribute towards the sustainability of on site sanitation systems. 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 
  • Communication and reading skills NQF 2
  • Knowledge of Wastewater Reticulation Systems, and basic brickwork, mathematical calculations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    On-site sanitation systems
  • Conservancy tank, septic tanks, ventilated improved pit latrine (VIP), chemical toilet, pit latrine, bucket system

    Site conditions
  • Soil type, slope, size of available area, accessibility, access to water borne sewerage, water table, service levels of potable water supply, volume and nature of effluent

    Problems
  • Collapsed tank, ingress of water, inappropriate water service level, use of incorrect chemicals, soakpit failure, foreign objects, water table, soil conditions 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain different on site sanitation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    On site sanitation systems are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitability of on site sanitation systems relative to site conditions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational costs of each type of sanitation system are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advantages and disadvantages of each sanitation system are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Elementary biological/ chemical processes related to each on site sanitation system are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Advise community member/s on application of new on site sanitation system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Site conditions are assessed and recommendations are forwarded to relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advice is provided to owner or user on most suitable position, resources, materials, operation, maintenance and costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the construction of on site sanitation system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The construction of the bottom structure is monitored and quality indicators are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The construction of the top structure is monitored and quality indicators are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The pedestal, seat and floor are checked, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Structural faults are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The construction of hand washing facilities and drainage are monitored, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate and maintain on site sanitation system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources and equipment are organised based on information detailed in request. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communication with user is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Type of system is identified and problem is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate remedial action is explained and taken in accordance with work procedures is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Customers are given appropriate advice to assist with the operation and maintenance of the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Site is cleaned and reinstated, if required, 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 
  • On site sanitation systems including conservancy tank, septic tanks, ventilated improved pit latrine (VIP), chemical toilet, pit latrine, bucket system.
  • Operation and maintenance costs and requirements of each on site sanitation system.
  • Chemical and biological processes of on site sanitation systems.
  • Read and interpret site drawings.
  • Evaluation of site conditions including soil type, slope, size of available area, accessibility, access to water borne sewerage, water table, service levels of potable water supply, volume and nature of effluent.
  • Quality indicators for the construction of on site sanitation systems.
  • Appropriate chemicals for each system.
  • Operation and maintenance problems including collapsed tank, ingress of water, inappropriate water service level, use of incorrect chemicals, soakpit failure, foreign objects, water table, soil conditions 

  • 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:
  • Site conditions are assessed and recommendations are forwarded to relevant person.
  • The pedestal, seat and floor are checked, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • Type of system is identified and problem is evaluated. 

  • 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:
  • Resources and equipment are organised based on information detailed in request. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Site conditions are assessed and recommendations are forwarded to relevant person.
  • Advice is provided to owner or user on most suitable position, resources, materials, operation, maintenance and costs.
  • The pedestal, seat and floor are checked, problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • Type of system is identified and problem is evaluated. 

  • 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 
    Elective  60155   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 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.
     
    1. ALL CONNECTIONS 
    2. AURECON TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. Community Water Supply & Sanitation Unit 
    4. ERGO WATER WORKS CC 
    5. IN TOUCH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    7. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING (PTY)LTD 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.