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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and maintain above ground drainage systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119057  Install, test and maintain above ground drainage systems 
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 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 
This learner will be able to perform plumbing functions listed in this unit standard under supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Installing a One Pipe above ground drainage system, a Single Stack above ground drainage system, sanitary fittings as well as testing and maintaining above Ground Drainage Systems.

    These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in Construction".

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of more professional construction workers.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • ABET Level 4 or NQF Level 1 English literacy and numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • The installation, testing and maintenance of above ground drainage systems and sanitary fixtures are according to the following qualitative specifications:
    > SABS 0252: 1994 Water supply and drainage for Buildings
    > Part 2: Drainage Installations for Buildings
    > SABS 0400: 1990 Code of Practice for the Application of the National Building Regulations, Part P: Drainage
  • Soil and waste and vent pipes include: uPVC, galvanised mild steel (GMS), cast iron, HDPE.
  • Vertical pipes are fitted plumb, horizontal pipes are installed to specified falls. Pipes are secured and supported using holder bats.
  • Soil, waste and vent fittings include: holder bats, reducers, junctions, bends, couplings, adaptors, vent cowls, vent valves etc.
  • Sanitary fixtures include: water closet pans (wall-hung and pedestal), urinals (stall and wall-hung), sinks, baths, jetted baths (spa baths), bidets, wash-hand basins, showers, wash troughs and salad preparation bowls.
  • Above ground drainage fittings include: floor drains and food waste disposers.
  • Tests for discharge pipes and ventilation pipes shall be done according to the requirements of SABS 0400. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Install a One Pipe above ground drainage system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work activities are planned according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes and fittings are installed according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soil pipes are tested according to specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install a Single Stack above ground drainage system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work site activities are planned according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes and fittings are installed according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes are tested according to specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install sanitary fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sanitary fittings are installed according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste traps, WC Pan connectors as relevant are fitted to sanitary fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sanitary fittings are connected to above ground drainage pipework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sanitary fittings are tested according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to during installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test and Maintain above Ground Drainage Systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and material for testing and maintenance is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed drainage installation is tested according to building regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Leaks are located and repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Blockages are located and cleared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to during installation. 


    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 CETA - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA.
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose of maintaining vertical pipes plumb and horizontal pipes installed so that gradients are within specified limits.
  • The definitions of soil, waste and vent pipe systems.
  • Types of soil, waste and vent fittings, as well their functions and methods of installation.
  • Types sanitary fittings, as well as their functions and methods of installation.
  • Plumbing materials and tools and their applications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Test and Maintain Above Ground Drainage System.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Leaks are located and repaired. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned according to site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Test and Maintain above Ground Drainage Systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned according to site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Install a One Pipe above ground drainage system.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Waste traps, WC Pan connectors as relevant are fitted to sanitary fittings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Health and safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to during installation. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
  • National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998).
  • South African Bureau of Standards.
  • National Building Regulations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    3. Almel Training 
    4. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    5. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Arehone Consulting 
    7. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    8. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
    9. Bright Storm Projects 
    10. Builders Training Centre 
    11. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    12. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    13. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    14. Dego Consultants 
    15. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    16. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    17. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    18. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    19. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    20. FAPLA TRAINING 
    21. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    22. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    23. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    24. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    25. ISAZI TRAINING 
    26. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    27. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    28. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    29. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    30. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    31. Learn A Trade 
    32. Leps Training Consultants 
    33. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    34. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    35. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    36. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    37. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    38. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    40. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    41. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    42. MSOGWABA YOUTH SKILLS AND TRAINING DEVELOP 
    43. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    44. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    45. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    46. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    47. OSHIKATI 
    48. PCD College cc 
    49. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
    50. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    51. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    52. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    53. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    54. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    55. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    56. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    57. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    58. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    59. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    60. Tourism & Business Institute of Southern Africa 
    61. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    62. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    63. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    64. TSHIKAMOTHO TRADING & TRAINING 



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