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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Join pipe fittings and other pipeline devices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254194  Join pipe fittings and other pipeline devices 
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 3  NQF Level 03  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14017  Join pipes fittings and other pipeline devices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with will be able to link pipes, pipefittings and pipelines devices in accordance with industry code of practice This competence will enhance the ability of learners to contribute to ensuring that teamwork is more effective in workplaces, as well as contribute to transforming workplaces into sites of learning. This competence will minimise water losses and disruptions on reticulation systems through leaks and other faults and will contribute towards the effective and efficient operations of sustainable water services to communities. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge of pipes, assocciated fittings, valves and meters. Read and interpret maps and engineering drawings. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Pipes of dissimilar and similar specifications (material and size).
  • Pipes HDPE, Fibre Cement, uPVC, steel, stainless steel, cast iron, galvanised iron, copper, concrete, GRP, mPVC, Polypropylene.
  • Associated fittings Bends, elbows, Tee pieces, Y pieces, all valves, meters, hydrants, jointing fittings, repair couplings.
  • Valves: Flow control valves, pressure sustaining valves, air-relief valves, pressure relief valves, pressure reducing valves, back-flow preventers, non-return valves, reflux valves.
  • Water meters: Combination water meter, spiral, turbine, magnetic, electro-magnetic, piston, jet, psm, ultra-sonic.
  • Safety equipment: Gloves, goggles, overalls, boots, mask, earplugs, helmet, torch, breathing aids, gum boots.
  • Tools and equipment: All prescribed tools associated with tasks.
  • Legislation: Current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Records/Reports: Time sheets, log books, accident reports, injury reports, incident reports, daily meter reading data, job cards.
  • Work procedures: Best operating procedures as laid down in terms of organisational policies. Legislation includes but is not limited to Occupational, Health and Safety Act no 85 of 1993.
  • Standards: To reference the latest relevant South African national Standards/SABS. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Join water and wastewater pipes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pipes are checked, differences are identified and appropriate action is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Classes of pipes are checked for compliance with specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pipe fittings are selected in accordance job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Seals in fittings are correctly seated and checked for defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems are identified and corrective action is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Alignment of pipes is checked before joining pipes according to work place standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Different pipe types are joined as per material supplier specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Join associated fittings and other pipeline devices as per material supplier specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different jointing ends are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Associated fitting ends and pipe ends are matched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Seals and packing in associated fittings are correctly seated and checked for defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems are identified and corrective action is explained according to work place standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Bolts and nuts are checked as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Valves and water meters are connected as per specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of pipe jointing methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of rubber ring joints and jointing procedures in accordance with material specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of solvent cement joints and jointing procedures in accordance with material specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical joints, and repairs to pipelines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flanged method, threaded joints, flexible joints, pressure and non-pressure repairs, compression joints.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of tapping systems according to work place standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tapping saddles, direct tapping, self-tapping ferrule, live tapping, dry tapping.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete reports and records in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports and records are maintained or completed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports and records are handed to appropriate persons according to work place standard operating procedures. 


    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 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 
    Learners are to have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Work procedures.
  • Codes of practice. 

  • 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. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to:
  • Use and care for tools and equipment in accordance with work procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:
  • Identify safety risks and implement safety procedures in accordance with legislation and work procedures.
  • Identify problems and implement corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. This relates to:
  • Join similar pipes types in accordance with engineering drawings.
  • Join different pipe types in accordance with engineering drawings.
  • Join associated fittings and other pipeline devices as per code of practice.
  • Identify safety risks and implement safety procedures in accordance with legislation and work procedures.
  • Identify problems and implement corrective action. 

  • 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. This relates to:
  • Identify safety risks and implement safety procedures in accordance with legislation and work procedures.
  • Identify problems and implement corrective action. 

  • 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 14017, "Join pipes fittings and other pipeline devices", Level 3, 7 credits.

    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.
  • Direct observation.
  • Simulation.
  • Product sample reports. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60155   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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    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.
     
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