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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct on-site sanitation facilities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14888  Construct on-site sanitation facilities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners' who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to construct on site sanitation facilities on sites where houses are being built for the community in accordance with the applicable National Building standards and health and safety regulations ensuring that prescribed time frames are adhered to.

The competencies contained in this unit standard will provide Community House Builders with an area of specialisation that will lead to the development of enhanced skills and knowledge amongst professional Community House Builders who are able to protect the environment surrounding the building site and promote good health and well-being amongst building site personnel through the provision of adequate on-site sanitation facilities.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between Learners' and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET Level 4 Numeracy and Literacy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The competencies specified in this unit standard are applicable to building sites where houses of a basic design are in the process of being constructed and it is within this context that the learner is required to demonstrate competent performance.

The learner must demonstrate competence in installing basic on-site sanitation facilities. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Install VIP toilet structures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. VIP toilet structures are installed and connected to the drain. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Install conservancy tanks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Conservancy tanks are installed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Install septic tanks and French drains. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Septic tanks are installed and checked for leakages. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. French Drains are installed to the required pitch. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Care and maintenance of on-site sanitation facilities is carried out in accordance with specified requirements. 


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.
  • 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 is responsible for moderation of learner achievements for Learners' who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • Different types of sanitation and installation methods
  • Techniques for determining and calculating required drainage pitch
  • Maintenance of on-site sanitation facilities 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • Ensure that on-site sanitation facilities are suitably placed in accordance with site conditions i.e. out of the way of building works etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • On-site sanitation facilities are used and maintained in accordance with good hygiene principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Communicate the location and purpose of on-site sanitation facilities to building site personnel so that these are clearly understood and facilities are used in accordance with good hygiene principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others:
  • Ensure that septic tanks are correctly installed, water-tight and fully functional
  • Ensure that French Drains are constructed to the correct pitch to allow for effluent flow and that they are adequately protected against damage 

  • 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:
  • Create awareness of how on site sanitation facilities contribute to a sustainable environment and good health 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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  64589   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    3. Amber Tower Training 
    4. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    7. Builders Training Centre 
    8. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    9. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    10. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    11. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    12. DESTO PTY LTD 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    15. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    16. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    17. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    18. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    19. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    20. False Bay College 
    21. Forek Institute of Technology 
    22. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    23. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    24. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    25. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    26. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    27. Josmap Training Institute 
    28. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    29. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    30. L S Nkosi CC 
    31. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    32. Microzone Training CC 
    33. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    34. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    35. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    36. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    37. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    38. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    39. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    40. OSHIKATI 
    41. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    42. Protech Training cc 
    43. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    44. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    45. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    46. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    47. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    48. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    49. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    50. The Business Zone 352 
    51. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    52. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    53. TSK Projects 
    54. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    55. Vuselela TVET College 
    56. West Coast TVET College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.