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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine water and sanitation requirements for a community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260198  Determine water and sanitation requirements for a community 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
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
12348  Demonstrate Knowledge Of Water Users and Water Users' Needs  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to identify water uses, sanitation services and water resources within a community and explain their needs and requirements. This competence will enable the learner to advise community members on the use of water and sanitation resources and solve conflict related to water uses and water users. This will contribute to the sustainable use of water National Water Act No 36 of 1998
resources and an improved understanding of different water and sanitation users` needs. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and action, and better understand the broader context of own work.

The learner will be able to:
  • Identify water uses in terms of the National Water Act.
  • Identify needs of water users.
  • Identify available water resources.
  • Identify and solve water related conflict.
  • Identify sanitation services delivery requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Knowledge of The Water Cycle.
  • Water and Wastewater Systems at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Legislation:
  • National Water Act No 36 of 1998.
  • National Sanitation Policy: October 1996.
  • National Sanitation White Paper: November 1995.
  • Strategic Framework for Water Services.
  • Water Services Act 108 of 1997. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify water uses in terms of the National Water Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water uses are identified and classified in accordance with relevant Water and Sanitation legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Uses refer to, but are not limited to industrial, domestic and recreational uses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water uses are explained in terms of the classification of the use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Explanations include water as a basic right and a scarce resource.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal requirements are identified for water uses in accordance with the National Water Act and the Sanitation Policy Framework. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify needs of water users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water users are identified as per Water and Sanitation Legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Other relevant stakeholders are identified with reference to the National Water Act and Sanitation Policy Framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water users` needs are identified in terms of quantity and quality of water. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify available water resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available water resources are determined from a geographical analysis of existing water and property ownership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The status of water resources are described in terms of suitability for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods for determining suitability of use of water resources are described in accordance with statistical models and analysis methods used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and solve water related conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential conflicting water users are identified from given information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible solutions are proposed that are in accordance with the provisions of Water and Sanitation Legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify sanitation services delivery requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need to build and upgrade toilet facilities is described according to the Sanitation Policy Framework guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal, family and cultural hygiene practices and habits are identified and classified in terms of water requirements, health and hygiene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sanitation needs are identified in accordance with the National Sanitation White Paper and Policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of inadequate sanitation facilities on health, economy and the environment is explained in accordance with the Water and Sanitation legislative guidelines. 


    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 ETQAs 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 completing this unit standard will have knowledge and understanding of:
  • Relevant sections of the National Water Act (1998).
  • The rights of water users.
  • Water uses.
  • The concepts and principles of health and hygiene.
  • Simple water balance.
  • The importance of resolving conflicts.
  • How to resolve conflict.
  • National Sanitation Policy - October 1996.
  • National Sanitation White Paper - November 1995.
  • Strategic Framework for Water Services. 

  • 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:
  • Conflicting water users are identified.
  • Possible solutions are explained and demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to:
  • Conflicting water and sanitation users are identified.
  • Possible solutions are explained and demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to:
  • Water users are identified.
  • Other stakeholders are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:
  • Other relevant stakeholders are identified.
  • Health and hygiene practices and impacts are identified.
  • Water resource data is interpreted accurately and explained. 

  • 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 assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. This relates to:
  • Health and hygiene practices and impacts are identified.
  • Water resource data is interpreted accurately and explained. 

  • 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:
  • Sanitation services delivery is accurately explained.
  • Water users` needs are accurately identified.
  • Available water resources are identified.
  • Water resource data is interpreted accurately and explained. 

  • 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 12348, "Demonstrate Knowledge Of Water Users and Water Users' Needs", Level 3, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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: 
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