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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate basic knowledge of different types of trenchless technologies in water and wastewater environments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254102  Demonstrate basic knowledge of different types of trenchless technologies in water and wastewater environments 
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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
115940  Demonstrate basic knowledge of different types of trenchless technologies in water and wastewater environments  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to explain the purpose of trenchless technologies, the different types and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. This competence will enable the learner to make recommendations when trenchless technologies would be appropriate based on calculations, evaluations and analysis of data. This competence will enable the learner to monitor contractors more effectively thus ensuring minimal disruptions to customers. Achieving this unit standard will form the foundation for specialising in trenchless technologies and will enhance the employability of the qualifying learner. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Knowledge of wastewater reticulation systems and engineering drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Types of trenchless technologies:
  • Pipe jacking, drilling, in situ lining, pipe cracking, slip lining, CCTV.

    Site preparation:
  • Services, site, extent of work.

    Planning:
  • Resources (human & physical), layout, flow control, pipe sizes and pipe types.

    Problems:
  • Obstructing services, soil conditions, change in pipe types, equipment failure, temporary deviation of services, roots, ground subsidence and connections.

    Factors:
  • Time, disruption to services, availability of technology, inconvenience to customers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain trenchless technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trenchless technology is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of trenchless technology is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of trenchless technologies are explained, including the advantages and disadvantages of each type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The application and cost implications of each type are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the preparation for the execution of trenchless technologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and resources required are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of ground conditions on the choice of trenchless technology is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of requirements on the choice of trenchless technology is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Site preparation and planning steps are recorded and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify potential problems that may occur during execution and recommend solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential problems are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate solutions are described and reasons for choice are given. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate and recommend the optimal solution for a specific application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cost of open trench method is calculated accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cost of alternative trenchless methods are calculated accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Other factors influencing choice are identified, evaluated and prioritised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is analysed and recommendations are made based on available information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reports are comprehensive and submitted within agreed time frames. 


    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 relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • 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 
  • Different types of trenchless technologies (pipe jacking, drilling, in situ lining, pipe cracking, slip lining and CCTV) including advantages and disadvantages of each type.
  • The purpose of trenchless technology.
  • Calculations, measurements and accurate records.
  • Analysis of data.
  • Factors that influence choice of technology and optimal solution.
  • Ways to do a cost comparison.
  • Ground conditions and the impact on choice.
  • Planning stages.
  • Preparation phases.
  • Potential problems associated with trenchless technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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.
  • Potential problems are identified and explained. 

  • 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.
  • Evaluate and recommend the optimal solution for a specific application. 

  • 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 Specific Outcomes. 

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

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    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.

    Specific outcome:
  • Identify potential problems that may occur during execution and recommend solutions. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 115940, "Demonstrate basic knowledge of different types of trenchless technologies in water and wastewater environments", Level 5, 8 credits.

    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.
  • Evaluation of calculations and recommendations.
  • Case studies. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  60189   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wastewater and Water Reticulation Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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