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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain drainage systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11784  Install and maintain drainage systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Plumbers to install and maintain a belowground drainage system, build drainage system structures, and install on-site sanitation systems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The installation, maintenance and repair of drainage systems are according to the following qualitative specifications:
  • SABS 0252: 1994 Water supply and drainage for Buildings:
  • Part 2: Drainage Installations for Buildings
  • SABS 0400: 1990 Code of Practice for the Application of the National Building Regulations, Part P: Drainage
  • SABS 1200 series, including LB: Bedding (Pipes) and LD : Sewers

    2. Sewer and drainpipes include: uPVC, HDPE, reinforced concrete, earthenware (Vitrified clay), and fibre reinforced cement.

    3. Trench excavations include for battering of side slopes in non-cohesive soils, and for shoring.

    4. Cleaning of sewer and drainpipes includes rodding, and jetting.

    5. Manholes include the use of concrete cast in-situ and precast, brick masonry, precast concrete rings, and prefabricated manholes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Install, inspect and maintain a drainage system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trenches are set out and excavated to line and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Drainpipes are bedded, joined and laid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Excavations are backfilled and compacted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Drain pipes are inspected and blockages are cleared. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Build, inspect and maintain drainage systems structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Manholes are built. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Manhole channels are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Benching is constructed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Rodding eyes, Inspection eyes, and gulleys are installed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install on-site sanitation systems 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. VIP toilet structures are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Conservancy tanks are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Septic tanks and French Drains are installed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Plumbers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

    1. The purpose of preparing excavations to line and level and the compaction of bedding and backfilling of soil to specifications.
    2. Selection of soil for bedding and backfilling.
    3. The definitions of septic tanks, French Drains, jetting and rodding techniques, rodding and inspection eyes, and compaction specification terminology
    4. The purpose and function of benching and how to install benching in manholes.
    5. Permeability of soil types for application of on-site sanitation systems.
    6. Drainage regulations and codes SABS 0400, SABS 0252 Part 2, and Local Authority bylaws. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    1. Install, inspect and maintain a drainage system.
  • Drain pipes are inspected and blockages are cleared. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Install, inspect and maintain a drainage system.
  • Trenches are set out and excavated to line and level.
  • Drain pipes are inspected and blockages are cleared. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Install, inspect and maintain a drainage system.
  • Trenches are set out and excavated to line and level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Install, inspect and maintain a drainage system.
    2. Install on-site sanitation systems.
  • Trenches are set out and excavated to line and level.
  • Conservancy tanks are installed.
  • Septic tanks and French Drains are installed. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21853   National Certificate: Construction Plumbing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-09-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  60169   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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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