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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Orientate self in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12036  Orientate self in the workplace 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2007-11-28  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
246449  Orientate self in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to explain the layout of own works and works policies and procedures relating to own job. This competence will enable the learner to work effectively and efficiently. This competence will enhance the ability of learners to contribute to ensuring that teamwork is more effective in workplaces, as well as contribute to transforming workplaces into sites of learning. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 1;
Apply personal safety practices in the water sector NQF level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Work policies and procedures:
Best operating procedures.

Personal protective equipment:
Overalls, gloves, gumboots, safety shoes, mask, helmet.

Reports:
Maintenance, faults, irregularities, power failures, mechanical breakdowns, and emergency. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the health and safety procedures relating to own job 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective equipment is identified and use of personal protective equipment is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Procedures for replacing damaged personal protective equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safety hazards in own works are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safety signs are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Hygiene procedures at own works are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Procedures for replacing damaged personal protective equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Safety officer is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. First aid officer is identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain reporting procedures at own works 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Reporting procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Accountability and responsibilities are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The results of non-compliance with reporting procedures are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain security procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Security procedures for personnel are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Security procedures for tools, equipment and vehicles are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The results of non-compliance with security procedures are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain organisational structure for own works 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Organogram is drawn accurately and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reporting structure in own works is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Own position in organogram is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The consequences of non-compliance with reporting procedures are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain layout of own works 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Layout of own works is drawn. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Own work area is identified on drawing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Storage area is identified on drawing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Smoking and eating areas are identified on drawing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The consequences of non-compliance with signs on own works are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Explain key performance areas of own job 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Key performance areas are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Own job, including responsibilities and scope of decision making, is described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Explain work policies and procedures relating to own job 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Own work procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Work procedures relating to care, maintenance and replacement of tools is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work procedures relating to emergency situations are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Ways to prioritise tasks is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Completion and submission of reports is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Consequences of not completing own job in accordance with work policies and procedures on colleagues and treatment works are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Smoking or eating areas are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Hygiene procedures are explained. 


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 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Relevant sections of Legislation: OHS Act, National Water Act, local by-laws
  • The appropriate use of gumboots and safety shoes
  • The impact of non-performance on self, work colleagues and own works
  • The importance of teamwork
  • The importance of communication with colleagues and management
  • Knowledge of disciplinary procedures
  • Knowledge of conditions of employment
  • Precautions to safeguard own health and health of colleagues 


  • 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:
  • Procedures for replacing damaged personal protective equipment are explained.
  • Hygiene procedures at own works are explained.
  • The results of non-compliance with reporting procedures are explained.
  • The results of non-compliance with security procedures are explained.
  • Own job, including responsibilities and scope of decision making, is described.
  • Ways to prioritise tasks is explained.
  • Consequences of not completing own job in accordance with work policies and procedures on colleagues and treatment works are explained. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Consequences of not completing own job in accordance with work policies and procedures on colleagues and treatment works are explained. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Ways to prioritise tasks is explained. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Personal protective equipment is identified and use of personal protective equipment is demonstrated.
  • Safety hazards in own works are identified.
  • Accountability and responsibilities are explained.
  • Organogram is drawn accurately and explained.
  • Reporting structure in own works is explained.
  • Own position in organogram is identified.
  • Layout of own works is drawn.
  • Own work area is identified on drawing.
  • Storage area is identified on drawing.
  • Smoking and eating areas are identified on drawing.
  • Own job, including responsibilities and scope of decision making, is described.
  • Own work procedures are explained.
  • Work procedures relating to care, maintenance and replacement of tools is explained. 

  • 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:
  • Personal protective equipment is identified and use of personal protective equipment is demonstrated.
  • Procedures for replacing damaged personal protective equipment are explained.
  • Safety signs are identified and explained.
  • Smoking and eating areas are identified on drawing.
  • Work procedures relating to emergency situations are explained. 

  • 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:
  • Own job, including responsibilities and scope of decision making, is described.
  • Consequences of not completing own job in accordance with work policies and procedures on colleagues and treatment works are explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 246449, which is "Orientate self in the workplace", Level 2, 6 credits.

    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
    Observation
    Simulation 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49605   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22673   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48907   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-06-09  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24193   National Certificate: Water Purification Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23475   National Certificate: Water 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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    3. Agisanang SA Training 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    7. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    8. AZIFANI PROJECTS AND TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. Big Start Training and Development 
    12. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    14. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    15. BUSINESS CIRCLE CONSULTATION 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. College of Production Technology 
    18. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    19. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    20. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    22. DONNYBROOK EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE 
    23. Edutraining Business College 
    24. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    25. ENVOY PLANET CONSULTING AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    26. eThekwini Municipality - Durban 
    27. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    28. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    29. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    30. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Growth Management Consulting 
    32. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
    33. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    34. Icando 
    35. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    36. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    37. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    38. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    39. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    40. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    41. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    42. Jobafrik Consulting 
    43. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    44. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    45. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    46. Kgolo Institute 
    47. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    48. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION 
    49. Kokilesedi Trading 
    50. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    51. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    52. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    53. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    54. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    55. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    56. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    57. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    58. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
    59. Mbinga Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    60. Mcebo Technologies 
    61. Miczo's Enterprise 
    62. Mind Magic Consulting 
    63. Mission Point Consulting 
    64. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    65. MULES CONSULTING 
    66. NEDTEX73 
    67. Networx for Career Development 
    68. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    69. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    70. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    71. NS Global Academy 
    72. Ntsime Financial Consulting 
    73. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    74. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    75. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    76. Outlearning Pty Ltd 
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    78. PIONEER BUSINESS CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    79. PKM Skills and Career Development 
    80. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    81. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    82. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    83. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    84. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    85. Production Management Institute 
    86. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    87. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    88. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    89. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    90. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    91. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    92. Quick Leap Investment 
    93. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    94. Sabela Learning Academy 
    95. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    96. Senelo Trading CC 
    97. Siljeur Training Academy 
    98. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    99. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    100. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
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    102. Thando Consulting Services 
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    112. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    113. UGUDA TRAINING SERVICES 
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    115. UMPHA DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
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    119. XL AT Consulting CC 
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