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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, maintain and repair sanitaryware appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244492  Install, maintain and repair sanitaryware appliances 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This unit standard will enable plumbers and related role-players to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to install, maintain and repair sanitary appliances.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Plan and prepare to install sanitaryware appliances.
  • Install sanitaryware appliances.
  • Fit sanitaryware appliances to hot and cold water supply systems.
  • Fit sanitaryware sppliances to soil and waste water systems.
  • Maintain and repair sanitaryware appliances.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the plumbing discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the plumbing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Sanitaryware appliances include but are not limited to: baths, jetted baths and spa baths, bidets, wash basins, wash troughs, showers, food preparation bowls, floor drains and food waste disposers, water closet pans (wall hung and pedestal), urinals (stall and wall hung), cisterns.
  • Sanitaryware appliance fittings include but are not limited to: hot and cold water taps, mixers, flush valves, bath spouts, shower heads.
  • Fittings for connecting sanitaryware appliances to waste and soil pipes include but are not limited to: waste traps, pan connectors.
  • Inspections of sanitaryware appliances includes but are not limited to: the functioning of hot and cold water taps, mixers, flush valves; and connections to the waste and soil systems.
  • Fault finding and repairs include but are not limited to: damaged sanitaryware, leaking connections and supply, blockages, supply failure, WC cisterns and cistern components.
  • Maintenance and repair of sanitaryware appliances includes but is not limited to: repairs to faulty water supply or waste discharge connections to the sanitaryware appliance and repair or replacement of the appliance or any of its components.
  • Assessment of the learner is to include: Installation, maintenance and repair of pre-fabricated shower appliance units.
  • Plumbing tools include but are not limited to: hand tools (measuring instruments, marking tools, holding tools, cutting tools, fastening, and cleaning tools), power tools (threading).
  • Materials include but are not limited to: pipes, fitting, consumables, built-in items, sanitaryware. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to install sanitaryware appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sanitaryware appliances are identified and selected according to instruction and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, equipment and materials are selected in readiness to perform sanitaryware appliance installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sanitaryware appliances are handled, transported and placed in position in accordance with manufacturers requirements and instructions received. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sanitaryware appliances are handled, transported and carefully placed to prevent damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Connections and fittings for sanitaryware appliances are identified and acquired in accordance with instructions received and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Built-in items and finishes are protected from possible damage during installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install sanitaryware appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    System components for sanitaryware appliances are assembled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sanitaryware appliances are installed in accordance with regulations and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety precautions for the installation of sanitaryware appliances are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installed sanitary fittings are checked to be level, plumb, secure and sealed where required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fit sanitaryware appliances to hot and cold water supply systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate fittings are used to connect sanitaryware appliances to cold water supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate fittings are used to connect sanitaryware appliances to hot water supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Connections to hot and cold water supply systems are in accordance with regulations and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sanitaryware appliance fittings are placed and connected in accordance with regulations and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Hot and cold water supply system connections to sanitaryware appliances are tested for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety precautions for the fitting of sanitaryware appliances to hot and cold water supply systems are applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Fit sanitaryware appliances to soil and waste water systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate fittings are used to connect sanitaryware appliances to soil and waste systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sanitaryware appliance fittings are placed and connected in accordance with regulations and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil and waste water system connections to sanitaryware appliances are tested for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions are applied when fitting sanitaryware appliances to soil and waste systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain and repair sanitaryware appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sanitaryware appliances, fittings and their connections are inspected for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faults and their causes are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repairs or replacements to sanitaryware appliances, fittings and their connections are carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sanitaryware appliances, fittings and their connections are inspected for functionality after repairs or replacements have been carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Repairs to sanitaryware appliances, fittings and their connections are in accordance with regulations and manufacturers specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
  • The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:
    > Internal moderation.
    > External moderation.
    > An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
    > Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with SAQA requirements.
    > All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    > Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
    > Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
    > Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
    > Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing requirements to be used when installing, maintaining and repairing sanitaryware appliances.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Types of sanitary fixtures and fittings, as well as their functions and methods of installation.
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in the installation, maintenance and repair of sanitaryware appliances and manufacturers specifications for maintenance of tools and equipment and storage of materials.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of sanitaryware appliance installation, maintenance repair.
  • Procedures and techniques.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • National Building Regulations, SANS Code of Practice and relevant local by-laws.
  • Water Services Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Specifications and Codes of Practice - SABS 0400, SABS 0252 Part 2, and applicable materials specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Recognising and reporting to the client problems relating to fault finding and repairs to sanitaryware appliances.
  • Obtaining information from the client in instances where instructions or information on drawings is insufficient.
  • Identifying and pro-actively correcting issues of non-availability of resources i.e labour, plant and materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Working in unison with co-workers and other trades on site.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Setting out the work area and preparing to carry out the installation, maintenance and repair of sanitaryware appliances.
  • Performing activities in accordance with industry standards.
  • Selecting plumbing tools and equipment in accordance with the requirements of the task.
  • Ensuring tools, equipment and plumbing materials are securely stored.
  • Maintaining minimum quantities of plumbing materials in accordance with task requirements.
  • Safety equipment and clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Carrying out written and/or verbal site instructions issued by the Client, correctly and efficiently.
  • Correctly interpreting information contained in drawings.
  • Setting out work areas from provided control positions and levels in accordance with instructions and drawings.
  • Complying with the instructions issued by the Client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Issuing clear verbal instructions to team members.
  • Actively listening to feedback received from team members.
  • Reporting problem situations to the Client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • By applying the appropriate tools and materials for the installation, maintenance and repair of sanitaryware appliances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • The inter-relatedness of sanitaryware appliances with water supply and soil and waste systems.
  • The role of sanitaryware appliances in maintaining adequate levels of health and hygiene amongst communities. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • At this level some errors are to be expected. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  CETA 


    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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    4. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    5. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    8. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    9. Builders Training Centre 
    10. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    11. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    12. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    13. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    14. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    15. Eastcape Training Centre 
    16. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    17. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    18. False Bay College 
    19. Forek Institute of Technology 
    20. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    21. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    22. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    23. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    24. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    25. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    26. Interlink Technical Training 
    27. Josmap Training Institute 
    28. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    29. L S Nkosi CC 
    30. Leps Training Consultants 
    31. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    32. Majuba TVET College 
    33. Microzone Training CC 
    34. Mnambithi TVET College 
    35. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    36. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    37. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    38. Mthoms Trading 
    39. MTL Training and Projects 
    40. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    41. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    42. PCD College cc 
    43. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    44. Protech Training cc 
    45. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    46. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    47. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    48. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    49. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    50. Somvi General Services 
    51. Sphola Consulting CC 
    52. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    53. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    54. Tius Consultants 
    55. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    56. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    57. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    58. TSK Projects 
    59. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    60. West Coast TVET College 



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