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

Control canal water supply 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14030  Control canal water supply 
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  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2008-02-09  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-09   2012-02-09  

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 supervise and organise the safe operation of a canal water supply system and monitor the water supply to customers. This competence will ensure efficient water supplies within the area and will enable the learner to work effectively with relevant stakeholders. This will contribute towards improved communication and the effective operation of the canal water supply system. This competence will equip the learner with specialised knowledge that will enhance the employability of the learner within the water sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 1, Numeracy NQF level 2.
Apply Personal Safety Practices NQF level 2 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Communicate effectively with role-players and sub-ordinates 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Clear and comprehensive instructions are provided to subordinates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Consumers and other role-players are provided with relevant information and feedback. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Canal usage and safety procedures are clearly communicated to consumers. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Ensure the canal is being operated safely in accordance with legislation and work procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Works system is inspected and problems are identified and assessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Appropriate action is explained and problems outside own scope of responsibility are reported to relevant persons for action. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Action taken in response to reported problems is checked for compliance to code of practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Operating procedures are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Correct safety procedures, in terms of legislation and work procedures are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Supervise operation of canal system 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Water demand requests are received and processed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Meter readings are received and processed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Status of balancing dams is monitored and adjustments to levels are planned and organised, if required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Subordinates are monitored to ensure that they comply with safety procedures in accordance with legislation and work procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Monitor water supply to consumers 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Water balance calculations from water demand requests are accurate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Daily release instructions are issued to water control aides. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Processed release instructions are received from control aids and checked. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Reported supply problems are rectified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5.Levels at balancing dams are determined and water requirements are calculated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6.Additional water to top-up balancing dams is requested from relevant person. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Maintain canal system in accordance with own scope of responsibility 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Fencing repair tasks are carried out in accordance with work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Weirs and sluices/sieves are kept clear of weeds and other obstructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Major obstructions of weirs and sluices/sieves are reported to relevant people. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Complete administration in accordance with work procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.Written reports and standard forms are completed accurately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.Written reports and standard forms are submitted to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3.Verbal reports/feedback are provided to relevant people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4.Administration tasks are complete and up to date. 


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's 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 
Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

1.The importance of effective interactive and communication skills.
2.Communication skills.
3.Operating procedures.
4.Safety procedures.
5.The importance of effective problem solving skills.
6.The importance of effective supervision.
7.The importance of accurate calculations.
8.Map reading. 


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:

2.1.Works system is inspected and problems are identified and assessed.
2.2.Appropriate action is explained and problems outside own scope of responsibility are reported to relevant persons for action.
2.3.Action taken in response to reported problems is checked for compliance to code of practice.
2.5.Correct safety procedures, in terms of legislation and work procedures are explained.
4.4.Reported supply problems are rectified. 

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

Refer to all assessment 

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

1.1 Clear and comprehensive instructions are provided to subordinates.
1.2 Consumers and other role-players are provided with relevant information and feedback.

3.Supervise operation of canal system.
4.Monitor water supply to consumers. 

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

2.1 Works system is inspected and problems are identified and assessed.
2.2 Appropriate action is explained and problems outside own scope of responsibility are reported to relevant persons for action.
2.3 Action taken in response to reported problems is checked for compliance to code of practice.
2.5 Correct safety procedures, in terms of legislation and work procedures are explained.
4.4 Reported supply problems are rectified. 

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

Refer to all assessment 

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

3.Supervise operation of canal system.
4.Monitor water supply to consumers. 

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.

Refer to all assessment 

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
Observation
Product sample reports and calculations 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  23475   National Certificate: Water Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. 4CUS TRADING AND PROJECTS 
2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
3. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
4. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
5. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
6. DONNYBROOK EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE 
7. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
8. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
9. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
10. NTLEMO PROJECTS 
11. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
12. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
13. UGUDA TRAINING SERVICES 
14. WARTHOG ENGINEERING PROJECTS 



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