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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|61689||National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion|
|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||127||Level 2||NQF Level 02||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|
|23473||National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion||Level 2||NQF Level 02||120||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
A learner assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to:
The learning pathway starts with the General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services, National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion: NQF Level 2, the National Certificate: Monitoring of Community, Water, Health and Sanitation at NQF Level 3 as well as the Further Education and Training Certificate: Facilitation of Community Water, Sanitation and Health. The learner will have the capacity to advance and gain skills and self-respect as the qualified learner will be able to competently promote community water, health and sanitation in a professional manner, to ensure community needs are met and the environment is ecologically sustained. This qualification has been developed to enhance the sustainability of community water and sanitation supply systems, which will contribute towards improved health and hygiene of community members.
This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of promoters of community water, health and sanitation working in the water sector that are expressed by communities through its stakeholders, both now and for the future. The National Certificate: Promotion of Community Water, Health and Sanitation based on unit standards will allow learners the opportunity to reach their full potential of advancement and will also allow for the recognition of prior learning. This qualification provides the learner with a career path and entry into the water sector. The qualification also provides the flexibility to pursue different careers within the water sector. The level of flexibility will allow learners to progress to the National Certificate in Community Water, Health and Sanitation Monitoring on NQF Level 3, the Further Education and Training Certificate in Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation at NQF Level 4 and as well as to the National Certificate in Sanitation Project Co-ordination at NQF Level 5. Other qualifications that a learner can access are integrated water resource management or other water, sanitation and health qualifications. This will enable learners to pursue different careers within the water sector and other related sectors and enhances productivity and employability within the water sector as well as contribute towards the ecological sustainability, infrastructure development and improvement of the water environment.
|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 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.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
All such evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment described in the note to assessors below.
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|The qualifying learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of relevant water regulations, policies and legislation.
2. Communicate in verbal and/or written forms with peers, community and supervisors.
3. Demonstrate understanding of community water, hygiene and sanitation.
4. Demonstrate understanding of environmental issues.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the community culture, dynamics and development.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/Aids and contextualize the effects.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification promotes, in particular, the following critical cross-field outcomes:
> Identifying and developing component shapes for community water, health and sanitation promotion activity.
> Obtaining information where instructions or information on drawings is insufficient.
> Identifying and pro-actively reporting on non-availability of resources and materials.
> Activities involving clients, co-workers and other trades on site.
> Communicating and receiving advice from supervisor.
> Setting out the work area and preparing to fabricate and install components.
> Performing activities in accordance with industry standards.
> Selecting community water, health and sanitation promotion activity tools and equipment in accordance with the requirements of the task.
> Ensuring tools, equipment and community water, health and sanitation promotion activity materials are securely stored.
> Maintaining minimum quantities of community water, health and sanitation promotion activity materials in accordance with task requirements.
> Safety equipment and clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements.
> Carrying out written site instructions issued by the client, 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.
> Issuing clear verbal instructions to team members.
> Actively listening to feedback received from team members.
> Evaluating and reporting problem situations to the client.
> Applying the appropriate tools and materials for different community water, health and sanitation promotion activities.
> The inter-relatedness of the fabrication and installation of components to community water, health and sanitation promotion systems.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts. This qualification provides for this by, for example, assessing mathematics with applied calculations, surfacing in unit standards from the core section of this qualification as the assessment criteria overlaps and specific outcomes dissects across the sections of the qualification matrix. Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance.
Most assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. Since this is one of a series of qualifications in a framework, it is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment also ensures that all the critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge of associated unit standards has been achieved, by assessing through integrated assessment.
|International Comparability was conducted with countries in Africa and in Europe. The following countries were chosen simply because that is where best practice is.
These countries are:
In the current South African context of bucket eradication challenges and municipalities, mandated not only with basic services but only with job-creation to their communities, the integration of water, health and sanitation provides an excellence model in integrating training and capacity building around the development initiatives of our nation, however the qualification mix of combining the promotion of community water, health and sanitation in one qualification presented challenges with benchmarking internationally.
At an NQF Level 2, the worldwide historical model is to include water, sanitation and health education as extra-curricular secondary school or college programmes that are intended to mould learner behaviour in the applicable community. As a result, no wholly comparative qualification was found to be comparative with this qualification at this level. Part comparability was therefore researched and as such, courses mentioned in this report are comparative to exit level outcomes or relevant unit standards.
International Training Network (ITN) Africa dominates training and capacity building initiatives in Central and Sub-Sahara Africa. This is a network of African resource centres for capacity building in water and sanitation. ITN Africa is part of the International Training Network for Water and Waste Management originally established under a UNDP-World Bank water and sanitation program in the mid- eighties.
ITN Africa Network was founded in 1997 by five African ITN centres with NWTI and CEPAS joining at a later stage.
These are some of the courses which could in part be comparative to this qualification:
School Sanitation and Hygiene Education: Promoting sustainable approaches.
Presented over a duration of two weeks, this course offers sanitation and hygiene knowledge. Although recommended for staff who supervise hygiene promotion & environmental sanitation programme; Staff from education agencies, public health and school heads responsible for hygiene and environmental sanitation; the core context of this course is promotion of sanitation and hygiene and is aimed at school level which compares to this Level 2 qualification. Its course objectives are comparable to this qualification's exit level outcomes and include:
Scaling Up Community Management for Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programmes: from systems to service.
This course is presented over one week and in outlining its objectives and outcomes, it was found that it compares with this qualification in encouraging community participation, establishing common understanding of definitions, concepts and current approaches in community management of water and environmental sanitation. On the developmental infrastructure component, with particular focus on the chosen electives and corresponding unit standards, this course aims to enhance participant's knowledge and skills in management and technical aspects and use of participatory methodologies necessary for working with communities.
Linking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to HIV/AIDs: effective home-based care approaches.
Promotion of health, sanitation and community water cannot happen outside the context of factoring the impact of HIV/AIDS in the livelihood of South African communities. With the Level 2 qualification having an exit level outcome which is understanding HIV/AIDS, this course which is presented over 2 weeks compares in part with the unit standard which is proposed for HIV/AIDS education in the qualification. Also in its objectives, this course similarly aims at highlighting the value of integration of HIV/AIDS in hygiene, water and sanitation development. It also seeks to encourage and promote the incorporation of water, sanitation and hygiene components in strategies for combating HIV/AIDS.
Community Led Total Sanitation: Towards Sustainable hygiene and sanitation behaviour changes.
Presented in one week over 40 hours, this short course seeks to introduce the concept of Community Led Total Sanitation approach, which recognizes that sanitation is both a public and a private good, and that individual hygiene behaviour can affect the whole community. It establishes that as one of its outcomes, that the learner will learn how to motivate people to change their hygiene behaviour and to ensure design and construction of facilities that allow for hygienic use. This compares to at least to unit standards of this Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promoter qualification. Of its recommended target markets are tutors responsible for hygiene, environmental sanitation education and promotion in their institutions or communities. On exit level outcomes comparability, one this course's objectives is to improve participants' awareness and use of the various participatory methods and tools that are used and have been proven effective in hygiene and environmental sanitation promotion.
IWSD: The Institute for Water and Sanitation Development is located in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Institute aims to assist in the achievement of sustainable development of water resources and waste management through the provision of support to development agencies in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa region through training, research, advisory services and information dissemination. IWSD offers short courses in other areas of water and water resource management and a level comparative is the National Certificate in Water and Waste Management, which unfortunately does not cover sanitation or hygiene promotion.
CFPAS: Centro de Formação Profissional de Águas e Saneamento is located in Maputo, Mozambique. CFPAS is a training centre for water for water and sanitation primarily offering its training courses in Portuguese. The institute caters well for Portuguese speaking African countries. Presumably its programmes may compare in content, the language barrier does not allow comparability at this stage.
Netherlands: International Water and Sanitation Center (IRC).
Since the formation of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), Netherlands has become a hub of best practice in water and sanitation research, capacity building and training activities. Since its foundation in 1968, the IRC has facilitated the sharing, promotion and use of knowledge so that governments, professionals and organisations particularly in developing countries can make better use of training initiatives to obtain water and sanitation services they will use and maintain.
The overall objective of IRC training activities is to provide through training of trainer courses to Water Services Sector (WSS) sector staff with the opportunity to update and supplement their knowledge on sector issues, and to improve their skills to plan, implement and manage projects. The training methodology is based on the conviction that the sharing of knowledge and experience is a valuable learning tool and essential in adult learning. IRC has a number of educational programs that it runs with partners such as ITN Africa in this context. To mention a few best practice models in school education about the promotion of community water, health and sanitation can be listed as the joint School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) programmes which it initiated and launched in 1999 with UNICEF. The SSHE programme is the former Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) which is based in Switzerland, has a special interest in sanitation and hygiene and emphasizes the need to view Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as an inseparable trinity for development. Though this council is not actively involved in classroom or direct training provision of formalized qualifications, its interest as stated above and its links to the United Nations makes it a key influence to training qualifications of this nature. This qualification is aligned with the programmes of the WSSCC in addressing water, sanitation and health promotion challenges as experienced worldwide.
Whilst there exists a considerable amount of training programmes and short courses that are partly comparative to this qualification, no formalized qualification and unit standards that are directly comparable to this qualification and the component unit standards have been identified internationally. The international comparative search conducted to date for an NQF Level 2 qualification in promotion of water, health and sanitation programmes has revealed that only short courses and school education courses exist in the international arena. One of the differentiating factors of the short courses highlighted in the report is the inclusion of the practical component in their method of delivery, where learners are exposed to community sanitation by visiting relevant applicable community contexts where field or practical training is then carried out.
The core and elective components have been developed taking into account South Africa's unique context.
|Vertical articulation is possible with:
Horizontal Articulation is possible:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 23473, "National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion", Level 2, 120 credits.
Notes for Assessors:
Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
Principles of Assessment:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14051||Collect and record data||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||12351||Demonstrate An Ability To Work With Local Communities||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Core||117894||Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment to raise awareness and promote change||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||14042||Demonstrate knowledge of environmental health and community hygiene practices||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||12352||Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a community committee||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||246463||Demonstrate knowledge of water cycle, water and wastewater systems and processes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||14911||Participate in formal meetings||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||12463||Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||14050||Care for customers in a community environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||14034||Demonstrate knowledge of community sanitation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||244584||Investigate ways of contributing towards community development||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||12444||Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119460||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||110471||Apply basic micro-biological principles in cleaning||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||9964||Apply health and safety to a work area||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119065||Apply plaster and screeds to surfaces||Level 2||NQF Level 02||11|
|Elective||9986||Apply quality principles on a construction site||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||9988||Apply surveying techniques on a construction contract||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||9982||Comply with legal requirements for a construction contract||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||14888||Construct on-site sanitation facilities||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119049||Demonstrate and apply knowledge of pipes, associated fittings and valves||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||120309||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||120312||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the support structures that reinforce human rights in South Africa||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119059||Install and maintain a below ground drainage system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||119062||Install and maintain a water supply system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||12903||Install precast concrete pipes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119057||Install, test and maintain above ground drainage systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||116993||Promote awareness of rights and responsibilities||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||14054||Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9965||Render basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119075||Understand and describe basic plumbing principles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||114930||Use labour intensive construction methods to construct, repair and maintain structures||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||242860||Apply the Batho Pele principles to own work role and context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13929||Co-ordinate meetings, minor events and travel arrangements||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||9532||Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||11782||Perform basic building works||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|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:|
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