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

Demonstrate knowledge of institutional frameworks for integrated water resource management and water services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14016  Demonstrate knowledge of institutional frameworks for integrated water resource management and water services 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 will be able to describe institutional frameworks for integrated resource management and water services, explain the links between the frameworks, communicate and interact with water related institutions and explain the process to set up catchment management agencies and participatory bodies. This competence will enable the learner to work effectively within a community. The application of this knowledge will contribute towards improved communication and the implementation of sustainable interventions within a community that will impact positively on the environment and the ecology. This competence will equip the learner with knowledge that contributes to the learner's personal development, which will enhance employability of the qualifying learner in both the water sector and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF 3 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the institutional framework for integrated water resource management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Rationale for a catchment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Different water institutions within a catchment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The roles and responsibilities of government bodies are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The role and function of water management institutions are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The role and function of a catchment management agency is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The role and function of non-statutory bodies and committees are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The role of Non Governmental Organisations is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the institutional framework for water services. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The roles and responsibilities of water services authorities are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The roles and responsibilities of water service providers are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The roles and functions of Ward Committees are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The roles and functions of Community Based Organisations and Non Governmental Organisations in water services are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain the relationship between institutions related to integrated water resource management. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the relationship between institutions related to integrated water resource management and water services. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Link between water resources and water services is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The relationship between each institution is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A flow diagram of the institutions, including all the links, is drawn. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate interaction and communication skills with water related institutions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Communications strategy with different institutions is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Communication with institutions is clear and understandable. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. An ability to report verbally to institutions is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Reports for water related institutions are complete and comprehensive. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reports are presented to relevant persons within agreed time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Presentations for water related institutions are prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Presentations for water related institutions are delivered in a clear and logical manner. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain the process to set up a catchment management agency. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The catchment management agency establishment process is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The development of a catchment strategy is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The development of a business plan for a catchment management agency is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The administrative system for a catchment management agency is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Explain the process to set up participatory bodies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Participatory bodies are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The role and responsibility of a catchment forum is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The process for establishing a catchment forum is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The administrative system for a forum 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 need for integrated water resource management.
2. Relevant acts and policies (e.g. Water Services Act, National Water Act, Water Services White Paper and the White Paper on Sanitation)
3. Principles of co-operative governance. 


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. 

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

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

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

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

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. 

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 
Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
Oral or written questions
Observation 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  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 
Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. 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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