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

Provide water services support for rural communities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14018  Provide water services support for rural communities 
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 3  NQF Level 03  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
254077  Provide water services support for rural communities  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to provide a broad-based support service and advice to communities operating community water systems including levels of service and the implications for operation and maintenance. This competency will assist communities in ensuring sustainable water services. 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. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the employability of the qualifying learner in the water sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF level 2, Numeracy NQF level 2, Knowledge of Water Cycle, Water and Wastewater Systems NQF level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Water sources: Rainwater, boreholes, springs, rivers, dams and weirs. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe water sources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Types of water sources are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The principles of water quality and portability are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain different levels of service and advise community members. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain different levels of service and advise community members on appropriate level of service. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different levels of service are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Cost implications of different levels of service are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Advantages and disadvantages of different levels of service are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Community members are advised on appropriate level of service. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Operate elementary water quality procedures in accordance with code of practice and work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Purposes of filtration and disinfections are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Routine disinfections procedures are explained and demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Filtration system is explained and operated correctly. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain the principles and practices of operating a community water distribution system. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the principles and practices of operating and maintaining a community water distribution system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Implications of choices of technology are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Water loss monitoring is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Operate village water distribution system in accordance with code of practice and work procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Gravity feed system is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Pressure systems are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The specific needs related to low-pressure reticulation are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Water levels in supply tanks are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Pumps are operated in accordance with code of practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Monitor static water level in borehole in terms of code of practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Operate and maintain distribution system in accordance with code of practice and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Identify problems and take appropriate action in accordance with own scope of responsibility. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. 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.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. 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:
1 Importance of sanitation.
2 Hygienic practices.
3 The importance of providing people with potable water.
4 The reason some technologies cost more than others.
5 The principles of cost recovery.
6 The concept and implications of water pressure.
7 The effect of pollution on water sources.
8 The need for cultural and social sensitivity. 


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. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

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. 

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 assessment criteria. 

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

Explain the principles and practices of operating and maintaining a community water distribution system.
Operate village water distribution system in accordance with code of practice and work procedures. 

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. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 254077, which is "Provide water services support for rural communities", Level 3, 10 credits.

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 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  23475   National Certificate: Water Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  23476   National Certificate: Supervision of Water Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-02-09  Was EWSETA 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. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
2. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
3. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
4. K-BONENG CONSULTING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
5. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
6. MULES CONSULTING 
7. PIONEER BUSINESS CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
8. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
9. UMPHA DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 



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