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

Operate and maintain a motorised water pump 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123138  Operate and maintain a motorised water pump 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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" 
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 
This unit standard is for people involved in suppressing a wildfire using a water pump.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Operate and refuel a water pump.
  • Maintain water pumps according to manufacturers specifications.
  • Refill water from a reserve supply according to manufacturer's operating procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Operate and refuel a water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Start and stop procedures; refuel procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water pump is operated according to manufacturer's operating specifications/procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fuel level; fuel switch - open and closed; on/off button/switch; choke and accelerator adjustment; open/close valve directions and settings; priming.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water pump is refueled according to manufacturer's operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Correct fuel type; fuel - uncontaminated and correct mixture; relevant valves are operated in accordance manufacturer's operating procedures.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain water pumps, nozzles and hoses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The water pump is checked for serviceability in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checklists; Report faults to relevant authorities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hoses are laid out, inspected and stored in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cracks, leaks; couplings and sealing rings; percolated and lined hose; mildew; seals in couplings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Refill water from reserve supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water tank is refilled by suction in accordance with manufacturer's operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Suction sieve placement; position of valves.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water tank is refilled by gravity feed in accordance with standard operating procedure. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Show responsibility towards the environment, health and safety of others. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. AFRICAN MULTISKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING 
    2. AMOS / KGAPHAMADI COMMUNITY ORGANISATION 
    3. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    4. ASSURED VOCATIONAL SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    5. EKURHULENI ARTISANS & SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    6. ENB TRAINING SERVICEPTYLTD 
    7. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    8. GNBR SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    9. INTUTHUKO YESIZWE COMMUNITY ORGANISATION NPO 
    10. INYAPA VHUSIKU CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    11. ITHEMBA LOMPHAKATHI COMMUNITY ORGANISATION 
    12. KWAMAHLATI TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    13. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    14. Longata Consultant 
    15. LOTTENBURG EDU-FARM 
    16. MALITINNE PTY LTD 
    17. MUKWEVHO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    18. NOKUSHOM CONSULTANCY & TRADING PTY LTD 
    19. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Optimi Workplace 
    22. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Phambile Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    24. PINUS TECH TECHNOLOGIES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    25. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    27. South African Forestry Training College 
    28. SPLS CONSULTANTS PTY LTD 
    29. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    30. TAMASA TRAINING PTY LTD 
    31. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    32. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    33. UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES 
    34. UMGANO FOUNDATION NPC 
    35. VCK TRAINING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    36. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    37. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    38. WORKPLACE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TALENT SOLUTIONS 
    39. Yangantle Trading 



    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.