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

Demonstrate knowledge of pipes associated fittings valves and meters used in water reticulation systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12337  Demonstrate knowledge of pipes associated fittings valves and meters used in water reticulation systems 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2008-02-09  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-09   2012-02-09  

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
254063  Demonstrate knowledge of pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters used in water and wastewater reticulation systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to differentiate between different sizes, classes and types of pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters used in water reticulation systems including safe storage and the maintenance of valves. This competence will provide the learner with the foundational knowledge required to be able to operate effectively when performing maintenance or construction tasks on a water reticulation system or in other related sectors. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and action, and better understand the broader context of own work. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy NQF level 1; Literacy NQF level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner must cover all of the range.

Pipes: HDPE, Fibre Cement, uPVC, steel, stainless steel, cast iron, galvanised iron, copper, concrete, GRP, mPVC, Polypropylene.

Measuring devices: Steel ruler, tape, and callipers

Measurements: Inside diameter, outside diameter, length, wall thickness, ovality.

Valves: Flow control valves, pressure sustaining valves, air-relief valves, pressure relief valves, pressure reducing valves, back-flow preventers, non-return valves, reflux valves.

Components of valves: Valve body/casing, valve stem / spindle, gear box, gate, packing, packing gland,

Meters: Combination meter, spiral, turbine, magnetic, electro-magnetic, piston, jet, psm, ultra-sonic. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and explain different pipe sizes, classes and types. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Measuring device is used correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Pipe sizes are measured accurately to specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Pipe lengths are measured accurately and visually identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Different types of pipes are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Different classes of pipes are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Pipe ends are differentiated and explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and explain the characteristics of associated fittings in water reticulation systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Associated fittings are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The operational functions and purposes of associated fittings are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Associated fittings are measured accurately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Associated fittings are matched to relevant pipe size, type and class. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used on reticulation systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Valves are measured accurately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
All types of valves are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Water works pattern is demonstrated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The purposes of the different valves are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The operational functions of different valves are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The components of valves are identified and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Various types of actuators are described and their operation is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Operational procedures for valves in the water reticulation system are explained and demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain the maintenance procedures for valves. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The need for preventative maintenance is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Preventative maintenance procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Types of potential leaks are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Procedures for repairing leaks are explained and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Tools and equipment needed for the maintenance of valves are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Identify and explain meters used in water reticulation systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Different types of meters are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The functions of meters are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Dial readings on meters are explained and interpreted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The operations of meters are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Explain and demonstrate storage and handling procedures for pipes. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain and demonstrate storage and handling procedures for pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Correct methods for storing and stacking pipes are explained and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Correct methods of storing fittings, valves and meters are explained and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Correct methods of handling pipes, fittings, valves and meters are explained and demonstrated. 


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 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:
  • Different types of measuring devices and their uses.
  • The importance of preventative maintenance of valves.
  • The importance of using the correct tools when working with valves.
  • The purpose and function of flow meters flow gauges and pressure gauges.
  • The importance of adhering to the organisation's procedures for handling and storing pipes, valves, meters and fittings.
  • The SABS stamp on pipes, valves, meters and fittings.
  • Safety considerations when handling pipes, fittings, valves, meters and tools.
  • The importance of following operational procedures for valves.
  • The use and functions of prepaid meters.
  • Causes and effects of water pressure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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. This relates to:
  • Explain the maintenance procedures for valves.
  • Explain and demonstrate storage and handling procedures for pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:
  • Identify and explain different pipe sizes, classes and types.
  • Identify and explain the characteristics of associated fittings in water reticulation systems.
  • Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used on reticulation systems.
  • Explain the maintenance procedures for valves.
  • Identify and explain meters used in water reticulation systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. This relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 254063, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters used in water and wastewater reticulation systems.", Level 2, 10 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 or simulation 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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.
     
    1. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
    3. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    4. K-BONENG CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    5. MULES CONSULTING 
    6. PIONEER BUSINESS CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    7. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    8. UMPHA DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 



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