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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain a water supply system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119062  Install and maintain a water supply system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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:
  • Describing hot and cold water pipe systems, installing and maintaining cold water pipes and fittings and hot water systems as well as describing basic plumbing faults and repair water supply 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, repair and maintenance of hot and cold water systems are according to the following qualitative specifications:
    > SABS 0254: 2000 The Installation, maintenance and repair of fixed electric storage water heating systems
    > SABS 0252: 1994 Water supply and drainage for Buildings
    > Part 1: Water Supply installations for Buildings
  • Pipes include but are not limited to: galvanised mild steel (GMS), unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), copper, and polypropylene.
  • Cold-water pressure pipe systems, include but are not limited to, the installation of fire protection sprayers, and fire hose reels.
  • Hot and cold water supply systems include but are not limited to: direct, indirect and balanced systems for domestic supply.
  • Joining of pipes includes but is not limited to: the cutting and threading of galvanised pipes, the joining of similar pipes such as copper, PVC, and the joining of dissimilar pipe types.
  • Installation of pipes includes but is not limited to: both above and below ground installation, lagging, and the provision of hose reels.
  • Fittings include: cocks, valves, taps, full way valves, house water stations, thermostatic valves, flushing valves, control valves, pressure reducing valves, mixers, water meters, expansion relief valves, vacuum breakers etc.
  • Types of geysers include: combination geysers, push through type, and high-pressure geysers.
  • Installation of geysers includes but is not limited to: the drip tray, valves, overflow, thermostats, etc.
  • Water mains installation includes but is not limited to: anchor and thrust blocks. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe hot and cold water pipe systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cold water pipe systems are described and their components are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hot water pipe systems are described and their components are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hot and cold water components are identified on drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The uses and applications of components are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install and maintain cold water pipes and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pipes are joined and assembled using pipe fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cold water pipe systems are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pipe systems are pressure tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terminal fittings are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cold water pipe systems are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install and maintain hot water systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hot water pipe systems are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Geysers are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hot water system is inspected and tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hot water system is maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe basic plumbing faults and repair water supply systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic plumbing faults in hot and cold water systems are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cold water pipes are repaired and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hot water pipes are repaired and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Taps and mixers are repaired. 


    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 and use of the different types of pipes and pipe materials, including consumables used.
  • Types of valves and fittings as listed and their purpose.
  • The different methods used in joining similar and dissimilar pipe types.
  • The different regulations and purpose pertaining to the preservation of water quality, prevention of backflow, and the disinfecting of domestic installations, including the implications of potable water contamination.
  • The health implications of working on water supply mains.
  • Installation of pipes includes bracketing and support of pipes within specified tolerances.
  • The purpose and use of the different types of geysers. 

  • 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:
  • Describe basic plumbing faults and repair water supply systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Basic plumbing faults in hot and cold water systems are described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The uses and applications of components are described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The uses and applications of components are described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Describe hot and cold water pipe systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Cold water pipe systems are described and their components are listed. 

  • 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 


    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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    5. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. FAPLA TRAINING 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    10. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    11. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    12. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    13. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    14. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    15. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    16. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    17. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    18. OSHIKATI 
    19. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    20. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    21. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    22. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    23. TAG TEC TRAINING 



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