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

Demonstrate knowledge of wastewater related legislation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12057  Demonstrate knowledge of wastewater related legislation 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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 explain compliance issues and the consequences of non-compliance with water related legislation. This competence will enable the learner to explain discharge requirements and disposal options for treated wastewater and sludge in the context of national and regional legislation. The unit standard will expand the skills base of the qualifying learner and make the person more effective in his/her tasks and more employable and will open up job opportunities in related fields. This competence will contribute towards the protection of the environment in accordance with legislative and environmental requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 4;
Numeracy level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Disposal options:
Water resource, irrigation, cooling, re-use.

Sludge:
Raw, anaerobic digested, aerobic digested, waste activated sludge from extended aeration, and conventional aeration, humus sludge.

Inflow characteristics:
Average dry weather flow, peak dry weather flow, peak wet weather flow, treatment works flow capacities, typical out range of expected chemical analysis. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain discharge requirements in accordance with relevant legislation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. National standards are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Permits/licenses are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Waste minimisation is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The effects of waste minimisation on sewage quality are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain disposal options for treated wastewater 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Types of disposal options are explained and the advantage/disadvantage of each option is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quality requirements of each disposal option are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Implications of non-compliance when disposing of treated wastewater are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain typical wastewater flows and characteristics 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Wastewater inflow patterns and impact are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Implications of typical wastewater inflow characteristics are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The chemical composition of the inflow is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Actions based on by-laws or license conditions are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain disposal options of sludge 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Characteristics of sludge are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Guideline types of sludge are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Disposal options of sludge are explained and the advantage/disadvantage of each option is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Implications of non-compliance when disposing of sludge are explained. 


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 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • National Water Act in terms of Licensing, By-Laws, Environment Conservation Act, Sludge Guidelines, Guidelines For Irrigation Of Treated Wastewater, Natural Environmental Management Act and the Water Services Act
  • The importance of compliance with sludge guideline.
  • Health regulations for treated wastewater and sludge
  • The effects of storm water by-pass
  • Local by-laws and the value of local by-laws 


  • 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:
  • Types of disposal options are explained and the advantage/disadvantage of each option is described.
  • Quality requirements of each disposal option are explained.
  • The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained.
  • Implications of typical wastewater inflow characteristics are described.
  • Actions based on by-laws of license conditions are explained.
  • Disposal options of sludge are explained and the advantage/disadvantage of each option is described.
  • The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained.
  • Implications of non-compliance when disposing of sludge are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria
  • None. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Assessment criteria:
  • None. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Types of disposal options are explained and the advantage/disadvantage of each option is described.
  • Quality requirements of each disposal option are explained.
  • The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained.
  • Implications of typical wastewater inflow characteristics are described.
  • Actions based on by-laws or license conditions are explained.
  • Disposal options of sludge are explained and the advantage/disadvantage of each option is described.
  • The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained.
  • Implications of non-compliance when disposing of sludge are explained. 

  • 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:
  • Quality requirements of each disposal option are explained.
  • The impact on the environment of each disposal option is explained. 

  • 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 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 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  77163   National Certificate: Industrial Water Treatment Support System Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  22672   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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