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

Promote Water Quality To Community Members 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12347  Promote Water Quality To Community Members 
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 water quality, identify possible sources of water pollution and suggest appropriate remedies. This competence will enable the learner to facilitate water quality management processes in communities using participatory methodologies. This will contribute towards improved health amongst community members by ensuring better quality water. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the employability of the qualifying learner in water and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF 2, Facilitate Community Participation Processes NQF level 4, Demonstrate Knowledge of Water Cycle, Water and Waste Water Systems NQF level 2, Numeracy NQF 2 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain factors that impact on water quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All possible pollutants of surface water are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All possible pollutants of ground water are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate remedy for each pollutant is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All symptoms related to use of polluted water are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain community water quality control systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Community water quality control systems are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Results are communicated in an appropriate manner to community members. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Records are accurate and up to date. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Records are filed and accessible. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Monitor community behaviour that impacts on water quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Sanitation practices are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Agriculture and livestock are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Recreational activities are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Personal hygiene practices are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Water collection and storage is monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Cultural activities that may impact on water quality are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Review community behaviour related to water quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Problem behaviour is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate solutions are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Information is reported to relevant person. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Promote an awareness of water quality amongst community members of water quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Protocol to be followed when communicating water quality issues to community members is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Participatory sessions are planned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Processes are outlined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Agreement is reached using participatory methodologies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Community specific water quality solutions are identified and an action plan is developed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Indicators for monitoring implementation of the action plan are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Indicators and action plan are recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Appropriate language is used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Level of language is appropriate. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Implement the action plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Key role players are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Roles and responsibilities of role players are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Own roles and responsibilities are explained and implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Indicators to monitor the implementation of the action plan are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Sources of information are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Frequency of data collection & format for recording progress against indicators is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Possible solutions if indicators are not achieved are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Monitor the implementation of the action plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Intervention is implemented in accordance with action plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Deviations from plan are identified, recorded and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Corrective action is explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. 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.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. 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 
1. The importance of promoting water quality to community members.
2. The link between water quality and community health.
3. The importance of good hygiene practices. 


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. This relates to:

All possible pollutants of surface water are explained.
All possible pollutants of ground water are explained.
Problems are identified and appropriate corrective action is explained.
Problem behaviour is identified.
Appropriate solutions are explained. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to:

Explain community water quality control systems.
Monitor community behaviour that impacts on water quality.
Promote an awareness of water quality amongst community members of water quality. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to:

Protocol to be followed when communicating water quality issues to community members is explained. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:

Monitor community behaviour that impacts on water quality.
Problem behaviour is identified.
Processes are outlined. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. This relates to:

2.4 Records are accurate and up to date.
5.6 Indicators for monitoring implementation of the action plan are identified. 

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. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
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
Observation
Product sample reports and action plans 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  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.
 
1. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
2. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
3. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
4. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
5. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
6. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
7. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
8. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
9. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
10. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
11. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
12. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
13. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
14. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
15. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
16. Learn A Trade 
17. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
18. Milnex - Brakpan 
19. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
20. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
21. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
22. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
23. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
24. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
25. Phathutshedzo Connsulting Training Provider 
26. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
27. ROCKWELL AUTOMATION 
28. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
29. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
30. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
31. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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