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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement and co-ordinate a sanitation project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115895  Implement and co-ordinate a sanitation project 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to co-ordinate the implementation of a sanitation project on the basis of a comprehensive quality management system. Learners accessing this standard will be involved in developing and maintaining the quality management system over the life cycle of a sanitation improvement project. This will contribute towards effective sanitation project management. The unit standard will expand the skills base of the qualifying learner and make the person more effective in his/her tasks and will open up job opportunities in related fields. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Mathematics and communication skills at NQF level 4 or equivalent, project planning skills. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard should be able to co-ordinate implementation of a sanitation project. They should be able to use quality management systems, monitoring and evaluation tools, and reporting procedures appropriate to the requirements of a sanitation project and set up systems at this level for the use of these tools and procedures so that fieldworkers they a working with are also able to contribute to quality management, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

Role players in the sanitation project environment could include municipal representatives and officials, government department representatives, funders, project manager, project team members, community members, householders, project steering committee, ward committee, municipal officials and representatives, project employees, sub-contractors and other providers of goods and services.

Marginalised groups could include the disabled, the aged, children, the sick, people living with HIV/AIDS, etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Develop a quality management system for a sanitation improvement project. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
A project-based quality management system is documented and approved. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The approved quality management system is communicated with the project team. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Develop contracts for sanitation projects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Contracts required in a project-level sanitation project are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Contracts for role players such as a community based organisation (CBO), sanitation project committee and sub-contractors are developed in accordance with current best practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Conditions of contracts, including addendum contracts are noted and communicated to contractors. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prepare effective supporting documents for monitoring and evaluation of the project. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Health and hygiene monitoring tools are prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Construction monitoring tools are prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Toilet acceptance certificates are prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
A financial monitoring checklist is developed and communicated to role players. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Set up a reporting system within overall programme requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The information needs of different role-players are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Monitoring and evaluation forms and checklists are developed, explained and made available to role-players. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
A reporting format for project team members is developed and communicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The flow of information to all stakeholders is planned. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Implement activities in accordance with the project implementation plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Project activities within scope of responsibility are undertaken. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Householders are involved in planning, decision-making, implementation and operating and maintaining sanitation facilities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Practical strategies are followed to ensure that women and other marginalised groups are included throughout the project cycle. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Project activities by role-players within scope of responsibility are co-ordinated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Internal project liaison and information dissemination is undertaken. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Monitor project progress in relation to own and project plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Monitor project progress and compare with own and project plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Problems and variances are identified and corrective measures are implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Problems and variances outside own scope of responsibility are identified and reported to higher project authority. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Changes to own and project plan are documented and communicated to relevant stakeholders. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Ways to ensure project is kept on track are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The overall impact of the project is assessed at project completion. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Report on project progress. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Reports are completed within agreed time frames and comply with reporting systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Project progress and assessment of overall project impact at completion are communicated in accordance with deadlines to the project team members and relevant stakeholders. 


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 
  • The objectives, outputs and components of a sanitation project.
  • The range and sequence of project activities.
  • The life cycle approach in the implementation and management of projects.
  • The principles and processes of quality management, reporting and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as well as knowledge of tools representing current best practice in these fields as relevant to the context.
  • Financial administration requirements.
  • Government and local government policies and legislation related to service delivery.
  • Procurement procedures for goods and services.
  • Procedures for variation orders.
  • Implementation procedures.
  • The contents of a project completion report. 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Monitor project progress and compare with own and project plan.
  • Problems and variances are identified and corrective measures are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare effective supporting documents for monitoring and evaluation of the project.
  • Set up a reporting system within overall programme requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific outcome:
  • Monitor project progress in relation to own and project plan. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • 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 
    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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48908   National Certificate: Sanitation Project Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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