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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244502  Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems 
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  12 
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 and maintain soil, waste and vent systems.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Plan and Prepare To Install And Maintain Soil, Waste And Vent Pipe Systems.
  • Install a One-Pipe Soil Pipe System.
  • Install a Single Stack Soil Pipe System.
  • Maintain and Repair Above Ground Soil, Waste and Vent Systems.

    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 
  • Soil and waste water pipes commonly used include but are not limited to: uPVC, galvanized (GMS), cast iron and high density polyethylene (HDPE).
  • Vertical pipes are fitted plumb, horizontal pipes are installed to specified falls.
  • Soil pipe systems include but are not limited to: One pipe soil systems and single stack soil systems.
  • Pipe fittings include but are not limited to: holder bats, reducers, tees, bends etc.
  • Waste water fixtures include but are not limited to: wash troughs, food preparation bowls, floor drains and food waste disposers.
  • Installations of soil, waste and vent systems includes: new buildings and alterations or additions to existing buildings.
  • Inspections of soil, waste and vent systems include: compliance with regulations, routine preventive maintenance programmes or troubleshooting of faulty systems
  • Fault finding includes but is not limited to: damaged, blocked or leaking soil, waste and vent system components,
  • Maintenance and repair of soil, waste and vent systems includes but is not limited to: damaged, blocked or leaking soil, waste and vent system components.
  • Plumbing tools include but are not limited to: hand tools (measuring instruments, marking tools, holding tools, cutting tools, fastening, bending and cleaning tools), power tools (grinding, threading, cutting tools).
  • Materials include but are not limited to: pipes, fitting, consumables, built-in items.
  • Existing services and built-in items that are to be identified and protected include but are not limited to: other plumbing pipes and fittings, fire protection systems, electrical cables, ducts and units, air-conditioning installations, communication ducts or cables, fixtures and fittings. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, equipment and materials are selected in readiness to install and maintain above ground soil, waste and vent pipe systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is set out in accordance with control positions and levels indicated in drawings or instructions received from the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and protective clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturers specifications and scheduled maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Minimum quantities of plumbing materials are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the task at hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install a one-pipe soil pipe system vents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The one-pipe soil pipe system work area is planned and set out in accordance with control positions and levels indicated in drawings or instructions received from the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials, labour and tools for soil pipe installation are selected in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes are joined in accordance with recommended installation procedures and industry regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jointing of the soil pipe system components is in accordance with the material type in use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The support of pipe work is in accordance with standards appropriate to the pipe type and size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Adequate arrangements are made for the control of thermal movement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install a single stack soil pipe system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The single stack soil pipe system work area is planned and set out in accordance with control positions and levels indicated in drawings or instructions received from the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials, labour and tools for soil pipe installation are selected in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes are joined in accordance with recommended installation procedures and industry regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jointing of the soil pipe system components is in accordance with the material type in use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The support of pipe work is in accordance with standards appropriate to the pipe type and size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Adequate arrangements are made for the control of thermal movement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain and repair above ground soil, waste and vent systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Above ground soil, waste and vent systems are visually inspected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faults and their causes in soil, waste and vent systems and their components are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repairs or replacements to soil, waste and vent systems and their components are carried out to industry standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Completed repairs or replacements are inspected for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Functionality is confirmed through testing in accordance with industry standards. 


    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:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of soil, waste and vent pipe installation and maintenance.
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing requirements to be used when installing and maintaining soil, waste and vent pipe systems.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Soil, waste and vent pipe systems.
  • The purpose The definitions of soil, waste and vent pipe systems.
  • Types of soil and vent fittings as well as their functions and methods of installation.
  • Types of waste water fittings as well as their functions and methods of installation.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in the installation of soil, waste and vent pipe systems and manufacturers specifications for maintenance of tools and equipment and storage of materials.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Installing vertical pipes plumb and horizontal pipes to correct falls (gradients).

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of soil, waste and vent pipe installation and maintenance.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of soil, waste and vent pipe installation and maintenance.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Specifications and Codes of Practice - SANS 10400, SANS 10252 Part 2, and applicable material specifications.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of soil, waste and vent pipe installation and maintenance.
  • Specifications and Codes of Practice - SANS 10400, SANS 10252 Part 2, and applicable material specification. 

  • 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 soil, waste water and vent pipe systems.
  • Obtaining information from the client in instances where instructions or information on drawings is insufficient.
  • Identifying and pro-actively correcting issued of non-availability of resources and materials 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:
  • The Working in unison with co-workers and other trades on site.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from client process of identifying vulnerabilities. 

  • 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 and maintenance of soil, waste and vent pipe systems.
  • 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 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 soil, waste and vent systems. 

  • 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 soil, waste and vent systems within the total drainage plan (above and below ground drainage systems). 

  • 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. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    15. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    16. Eastcape Training Centre 
    17. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    18. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    19. False Bay College 
    20. Forek Institute of Technology 
    21. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    22. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    23. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    24. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    25. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    26. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    27. Interlink Technical Training 
    28. Josmap Training Institute 
    29. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    30. L S Nkosi CC 
    31. Leps Training Consultants 
    32. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    33. Majuba TVET College 
    34. Microzone Training CC 
    35. Mnambithi TVET College 
    36. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    37. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    38. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    39. Mthoms Trading 
    40. MTL Training and Projects 
    41. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    42. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    43. PCD College cc 
    44. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    45. Protech Training cc 
    46. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    47. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    48. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    49. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    50. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    51. Somvi General Services 
    52. Sphola Consulting CC 
    53. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    54. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    55. Tius Consultants 
    56. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    57. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    58. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    59. TSK Projects 
    60. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    61. West Coast TVET College 



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