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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain rainwater systems and fabricate sheet metal components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11794  Install and maintain rainwater systems and fabricate sheet metal components 
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 Rainwater Systems, and to fabricate sheet metal components. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Materials include GMS sheet metal, solder, flux, Tinmans rivets, pop rivets, holder bats, gutter brackets, etc.
2. Patterns to be cut out using appropriate snips.
3. Setting-out lines are to be left visible.
4. Patterns and holes are to be set out according to the drawings and specifications.
5. Straight and curved cuts are to be smooth, square, straight, free of overruns, and free of file and tool marks.
6. Joints are correctly lapped, flat, tight, waterproof, and free of excess flux.
7. Rainwater systems are limited to single and multi-storey domestic and commercial buildings.
8. Gutters and pipes are fitted plumb, parallel to walls, and to minimum specified falls.
9. Rainwater goods include: pipes, gutters, stop ends, shoes, outlets, offsets, external and internal corners, hoppers (collector boxes), etc.
10. The installation of Gutters and rainwater pipes and fittings include GMS, PVC, fibre cement, and aluminium materials, and round and square sections.
11. Vent pipe flashings include the use of GMS, lead, and copper materials. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Mark out, cut and fold sheet metal. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Sheet metal components are identified according to drawings and site requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Materials and tools are selected and prepared according to work site procedures and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Sheet metal is set out leaving visible lines according to accepted practice and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Patterns and holes are cut out according to specification. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Make sheet metal joints. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Joints are marked out and prepared according to the drawings. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Joints are lapped and riveted according to work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Joints and rivets are soldered according to specification. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Fabricate sheet metal components. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Rainwater gutters and collector boxes are fabricated according to job requirements and the specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Rainwater pipes and fittings are fabricated according to the requirements and specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Vent pipe, abutment and chimney flashings are fabricated according to the specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Install and maintain Rainwater systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Rainwater gutters and collector boxes are installed according to site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Rainwater pipes and fittings are installed according to site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Vent pipe, abutment and chimney flashings are installed according to specification and site requirements. 


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 fabricating sheet metal components for use in rainwater systems.
2. The definitions of rainwater systems and rainwater goods.
3. Types of Rainwater fittings and their purpose. 


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. Mark out, cut and fold sheet metal.
  • Sheet metal components are identified.
  • Materials and tools are selected and prepared. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    1. Mark out, cut and fold sheet metal.
  • Joints are marked out and prepared. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence. 

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



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.