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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|60155||National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services|
|SGB Water Sector|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Civil Engineering Construction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||124||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|48905||National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services||Level 3||NQF Level 03||120||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The Qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to work in a water and wastewater reticulation services department. The competencies developed through this qualification will enable the learner to attend to the maintenance, operation and construction of water and wastewater reticulation systems. The core and elective sections of this qualification accommodates for learners to specialise in water and/or wastewater reticulation services.
Qualifying learners are able to:
The SGB has established that there is a need for this Qualifications throughout the water services sector. The qualification, in addition, will satisfy the needs of both small and large water services providers. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to further their career in the water and/or wastewater reticulation services industry and at learners who have gained experience in related industry sub fields and now wish to receive formal recognition for their experience and knowledge. This qualification also serves as a basis for post certification development and more particularly to progress to the NQF Level 4 Certificate in Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This Qualification may be achieved in part through skills programmes or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without attending further training or education. The assessor and learner will decide together on the most appropriate assessment route to be taken.
Access to the Qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of Fundamental credits totalling 36, Core credits totalling 64, all of which are compulsory. The qualification also has Electives totalling 82.
Learners have to choose a minimum of 24 credits from the Electives to be awarded the qualification. Total credits for this qualification will therefore be 124.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate in a wastewater and water context.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant legislative requirements in a water and wastewater context.
3. Operate and maintain water and waste water reticulation systems.
4. Construct water and waste water reticulation systems.
Associated Critical Cross Field Outcomes:
The learner is able to:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, within the indicated context of the associated Exit Level Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made:
> Evident in Exit Level Outcomes 3 and 4.
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community:
> Evident in Assessment Criteria 3.2 and 4.2 and the executing of tasks with and through a team.
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
> Evident in Exit Assessment Criteria 3.1,3.2, 4.1,4.2.
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:
> Evident in Exit Assessment Criteria 2.3,3.2,3.3,4.2,4.3.
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral/written persuasion:
> Evident in Exit Level Outcomes 1.
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
> Evident in Exit Level Assessment Criteria 2.2, 3.1,4.1.
Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
> Evident in Exit Level Assessment Criteria 2.3,3.2 ,4.2.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Information is accessed and used in the context of workplace tasks and activities.
1.2 Oral communication is used in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
1.3 Written communication is defined to specific contexts within the water and wastewater industry.
1.4 Language and communication is used for accessing and navigating learning programmes.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Activities and tasks considered comply with national legislative requirements.
2.2 Activities and tasks considered comply with municipal bylaws.
2.3 Policies and procedures are complied with in accordance with organisational requirements.
Operate and maintain water and waste water reticulation systems.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Knowledge of equipment and tools for the maintenance and operation of wastewater and water reticulation systems are demonstrated in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
3.2 Tasks and processes involved in the maintenance and operation of wastewater and water reticulation systems are executed efficiently and within best practice codes.
3.3 Parts and materials used for the maintenance and operation of water and wastewater reticulation systems comply with national industry standards.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Knowledge of equipment and tools for the construction of water and wastewater reticulation systems are demonstrated in accordance with workplace policies and procedures.
4.2 Tasks and processes involved in the construction of wastewater and water reticulation systems and sub systems are executed efficiently and within a framework of best practice.
4.3 Parts and materials used for the maintenance and operation of water and wastewater reticulation systems comply with national industry standards.
|International qualifications were examined to ensure that the qualification model and associated unit standards proposed are comparable in terms of qualification levels, scope and competencies covered. However, the core and elective components have been developed and/or revised taking into account South Africa's unique context, but also looking at international best practice.
Qualifications form the following countries were examined:
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SQA):
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA):
United Kingdom (QCA):
United States of America:
Findings concerning comparability:
A substantial degree of similarity was found in most of the qualifications examined. Although the South African qualification combines both water and wastewater reticulation services due to the similarities found in the core components of both qualifications, the revised qualification provides a mix of mandatory unit standards to cover both water and wastewater core competencies and electives as optional units that enable learners to choose from to address their particular roles in their respective work areas and specialization.
The South African qualification and its associated unit standards is generally comparable to the Scottish, Australian, New Zealand in terms of degree of complexity, scope and range of competencies covered but are offered and structured differently with the United Kingdom qualification. The UK refers to reticulation as distribution and the implementation of training takes place differently to the system employed by South Africa.
New Zealand being an OECD country, offered many similarities to the environment and structure of the South African Industry and the way their courses and curricular is structured. Unit standard content would often combine concepts differently to what is done locally and the analysis of these often provided new insight into best practice.
|Horizontal Articulation is possible with the possible:
Vertical Articulation is possible with the following:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|All assessors need to be subject matter experts, with a qualification one level higher and registered with the relevant ETQA.|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 48905, "National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services", Level 3, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||254076||Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulics and flow measurement in water and wastewater systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||254069||Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||254064||Enter, work in, and exit a confined space in the water industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||254194||Join pipe fittings and other pipeline devices||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||254070||Lay pipes for water and wastewater reticulation systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||254066||Operate a reticulation pump station||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||254075||Read and interpret maps and engineering drawings of water and wastewater reticulation systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||254072||Connect a customer drainage system to a public wastewater system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||254067||Connect a customer to a water reticulation system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||254073||Demonstrate knowledge of pressure zones and backflow prevention in water reticulation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||254074||Investigate problems in a wastewater reticulation system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||115907||Operate and maintain a wastewater reticulation system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Elective||254071||Operate and maintain canals||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||254065||Operate and maintain dams||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||12340||Operate and Maintain Water Reticulation System||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||115965||Operate, maintain and provide technical support for on site sanitation systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||254077||Provide water services support for rural communities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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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