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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain soil, wastewater and vent systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11793  Install and maintain soil, wastewater and vent 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 soil, wastewater and vent 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, repair and maintenance of hot and cold water 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

    2. Soil and waste water pipes include: uPVC, galvanised (GMS), cast iron.

    3. Vertical pipes are fitted plumb, horizontal pipes are installed to specified falls.

    4. Pipes include built-in, and suspended pipes and are secured using holder bats.

    5. Fittings include: holder bats, reducers, tees, bends, etc

    6. Waste water fixtures include: sinks, baths, jetted baths (spa baths), bidets, wash-hand basins, showers, wash troughs, salad bowls, grease traps, floor drains, and food waste disposers.

    7. Sanitary fittings include: water closet pans (wall-hung and pedestal), urinals (stall and wall-hung). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Install and maintain a one pipe soil pipe system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials, labour and tools and procured according to work site requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work area is planned and set out according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Soil, waste and vent pipes are fitted according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pipes are tested according to specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install and maintain a single stack soil pipe system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials, labour and tools and procured according to work site requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work area is planned and set out according to work site requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Soil and Waste water pipes are fitted according to the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pipes are tested according to the specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install soil and waste water fixtures and fittings, and sanitary fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Install soil and waste water fixtures according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Test soil and waste water fixtures according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Install sanitary fittings according to requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sanitary fittings are tested according to specification. 


    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 maintaining plumb, straight and pipes fitted to correct falls.
    2. The definitions of soil, vent and waste pipe systems.
    3. Types of soil and vent fittings, as well their functions and methods of installation.
    4. Types of waste water fixtures and sanitary fittings, as well their functions and methods of installation.
    5. Specifications and Codes of Practice - SABS 0400, SABS 0252 Part 2, and applicable materials specifications. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Install and maintain a one pipe soil pipe system.
  • Work area is planned and set out. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Install and maintain a single stack soil pipe system.
  • Materials, labour and tools and procured. 

  • 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 and maintain a one pipe soil pipe system.
    2. Install and maintain a single stack soil pipe system.
    3. Install soil and waste water fixtures and fittings, and sanitary fittings.
  • Work area is planned and set out.
  • Pipes are tested.
  • Test soil and waste water fixtures.
  • Sanitary fittings are tested. 

  • 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 


    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.
     
    1. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    2. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. Eastcape Training Centre 
    4. False Bay College 
    5. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    7. L S Nkosi CC 
    8. Leps Training Consultants 
    9. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    10. Northlink TVET College 
    11. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    12. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    13. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    14. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    15. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    16. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    17. Umgungundlovu FET College 



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