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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and organise construction, operation and maintenance of a wastewater reticulation system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115967  Plan and organise construction, operation and maintenance of a wastewater reticulation system 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 plan and organise the requirements for the construction, operation and maintenance of a wastewater reticulation system. This competence will enable the learner to develop action plans and years plans and communicate effectively with stakeholders which will assist in the efficient operation of the wastewater reticulation system. This competence will contribute towards the efficient maintenance of wastewater systems and effective removal of wastewater from customers. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the efficiency of the qualifying learner as a supervisor in wastewater reticulation and advance his / her own expertise and employability in the water sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Supervisory skills, understanding of maps and engineering drawings, report writing skills, mathematical calculations. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Action plan
  • Activities, time, manpower, costs, safety and resources

    Resources
  • Manpower, transport, plant and equipment, materials, safety equipment.

    Stakeholders
  • Service providers (telecommunication, electrical, gas, water, rail and road), national, provincial and local regulatory bodies

    Critical contributors
  • Twenty four hour operations, wet industries, large volume contributors

    Scheduled tasks
  • Sump and pipe cleaning, maintenance and replacements of valves and plant and equipment, tunnel, bridge and pipe inspections 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and review action plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tasks are listed on action plan and ranked in priority order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Action plan is reviewed to meet the requirements of emergencies as and when emergencies occur. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required resources are identified, quantified and recorded onto action plan/job card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resources are selected on a cost efficient basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Critical contributors that may be affected by an interruption are identified and recorded on the action plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The availability of resources is checked and the choice of resources is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and review year plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Future human resource requirements are reviewed and recommendations submitted to relevant people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Future requirements for consumables are reviewed and recommendations submitted to relevant people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Future transport, plant and equipment requirements are evaluated and recommendations communicated to relevant people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scheduled tasks are documented accurately on year plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate with relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Accurate written or oral information is provided to other service providers in accordance with works procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advanced liaison and negotiation with critical stakeholders is held in accordance with works procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative or back-up wastewater flow accommodation is organised in accordance with works procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken based on situational factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Customer relations' requirements are identified, implemented and maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Brief work teams on daily tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Team briefing is prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tasks are allocated in accordance with action plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Teams are briefed and provided with all relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Discussion and interaction among team members is facilitated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work task allocations are finalised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reports from work teams are collated and compared with action plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken based on situational circumstances. 


    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 
  • Action plans and year plans.
  • Purpose and importance of planning for present and future requirements.
  • The importance of scheduling work to meet the requirements of other services on the same work site, and the implications and possible dangers of ignoring this.
  • The value of effective communications with stakeholders and staff.
  • The importance of good customer relations.
  • The importance of keeping up-to-date with technology.
  • Administrative procedures.
  • Work policies and procedures
  • Disciplinary procedures.
  • Induction procedures for new staff
  • Effective communications and team building. 

  • 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.

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare and review action plans.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken based on situational factors.
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken based on situational circumstances. 

  • 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 outcomes:
  • Prepare and review action plans.
  • Prepare and review year plan.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Team briefing is prepared. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • 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.

    Assessment Option

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions
  • Direct observation
  • Evaluation of reports/ action plan / year plan 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48906   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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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