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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and prepare to perform plumbing works 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11781  Plan and prepare to perform plumbing works 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building 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
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 purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Plumbers to set out their work, procure the necessary resources, and prepare a work area to do plumbing work. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Materials include: pipes, fittings, consumables, built-in items, sanitary ware, etc.

2. Tools and equipment include: vehicles, hand tools, threading machine, power tools, generators, etc.

3. Existing services include: plumbing, electrical, gas reticulation, fittings, drains, and telephone cables. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Set out work for plumbing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The correct work area is identified according to the drawings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A work task is communicated and agreed according to work site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Levels are determined and transferred according to work site procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Procure resources for plumbing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct tools and equipment are procured according to site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quantities of materials are calculated, ordered and prepared according to site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Labour is recruited according to the job requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prepare work areas for plumbing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work that affects other Contractors or Artisans is identified and communicated according to work site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Correct materials, tools and equipment are selected and used according to best site practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety equipment and clothing are selected and prepared according to the OHS Act and site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage according to site procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. The purpose of planning and preparing a work area prior to commencing with plumbing works.
2. The definitions of symbols and words used on drawings and in specifications, in order to interpret information for use in setting out plumbing work.
3. Types of materials, fittings and built-in items according to specifications.
4. The importance of scheduling work to meet the requirements of other trades on the same job, and the possible negative impact that this could cause. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems

1. Prepare work areas for plumbing.
  • Work that affects other Contractors or Artisans is identified and communicated.
  • Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    1. Set out work for plumbing.
    2. Prepare work areas for plumbing.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed.
  • Work that affects other Contractors or Artisans is identified and communicated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Set out work for plumbing.
    2. Procure resources for plumbing.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Quantities of materials are calculated, ordered and prepared. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Set out work for plumbing.
    2. Procure resources for plumbing.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred.
  • Quantities of materials are calculated, ordered and prepared. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    1. Set out work for plumbing.
    2. Prepare work areas for plumbing.
  • A work task is communicated and agreed.
  • Work that affects other Contractors or Artisans is identified and communicated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    1. Set out work for plumbing.
    2. Prepare work areas for plumbing.
  • The correct work area is identified according to the drawings.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred.
  • Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Set out work for plumbing.
    2. Procure resources for plumbing.
  • The work area is measured and set out according to the drawings and specifications.
  • Levels are determined and transferred.
  • Quantities of materials are calculated, ordered and prepared. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21853   National Certificate: Construction Plumbing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-09-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    2. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    3. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. False Bay College 
    6. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    8. L S Nkosi CC 
    9. Leps Training Consultants 
    10. Northlink TVET College 
    11. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    12. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    13. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    14. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    15. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    16. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    17. Zama Training & Developments 



    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.