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

National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23473  National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-09-13  2008-06-11 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
61689  National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  127  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A learner assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to promote responsible environmental activities amongst community members and effective communication between the community and relevant stakeholders. Qualifying learners are able to explain and promote environmental health and sanitation, work effectively with local communities, explain the roles and responsibilities of a community committee, collect and record data, facilitate community processes using participatory methodologies and care for customers in a community environment. This qualification forms the foundation for advancement to the National Certificate in Facilitation of Community, Water, Health and Sanitation on NQF level 4 and will also lay the foundation for future career advancement across other sectors and to supervisory, facilitator or management qualifications within the sector. The individual will have the capacity to advance and gain skills and self-respect as the qualified learner will be able to competently promote community water, health and sanitation in a professional manner, to ensure community needs are met and the environment is ecologically sustained. This qualification has been developed to enhance the sustainability of community water and sanitation supply systems, which will contribute towards improved health of community members.

Rationale of the qualification:

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of promoters of community water, health and sanitation working in the water sector that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. The introduction of a National Certificate in Promotion of Community Water, Health and Sanitation based on unit standards will allow learners the opportunity to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming an impassable barrier and will also allow for the recognition of prior learning. This qualification provides the learner with a career path and entry into the water sector. The qualification also provides the flexibility to pursue different careers within the water sector. The level of flexibility will allow the individual to progress to the National Certificate in Facilitation of Community Water, Health and Sanitation on NQF level 4, integrated water resource management or other water, sanitation and health qualifications. This will enable learners to pursue different careers within the water sector and other related sectors and enhance productivity and employability within the water sector as well as contribute towards the ecological sustainability and improvement of the water environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, communication and numeracy at NQF level 1.

Recognition of prior learning:

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without attending further training or education. The assessor and learner will decide together on the most appropriate assessment route to be taken. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
36 Credits should be achieved in fundamental. In essence, the learner must achieve all of the fundamental unit standards. A further 53 credits should be achieved in core. A minimum of 31 credits should be achieved by selecting the unit standards provided as electives. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
On achieving this qualification the qualifying learner will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation.

2. Demonstrate interactive and communication skills.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of community water, hygiene and sanitation.

4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of environmental issues.

5. Demonstrate facilitation skills using participatory methodologies.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of the community culture, dynamics and development.

7. Demonstrate an understanding of aids. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the National Water Act and other water related legislation.

2.1 Use communication skills to interact in a meaningful way with work colleagues and community members.
2.2 Use the range of generic skills as a foundation for learning.
2.3 Work with others in both learning and work-oriented situations.

3.1 Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension regarding water, hygiene and sanitation through application in the community.
3.2 Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of relevant legislation and policies in the water sector.
3.3 Demonstrate knowledge of water related diseases.

4.1 Explain and promote an awareness of water, health and sanitation issues to community members.
4.2 Encourage community members to participate at community level.
4.3 Promote environmental issues using participatory methodologies.
4.4 Apply learning skills and knowledge in their personal, workplace and educational lives.
4.5 Apply skills relevant to community water, health and sanitation context appropriately.

5.1 Identify relevant situations or context for the use of participatory tools.
5.2 Use participatory tools appropriately.
5.3 Facilitate groups of people using participatory methodologies.
5.4 Facilitate consensus on community issues using participatory tools.

6.1 Demonstrate an understanding of community culture when interacting with community members.
6.2 Demonstrate gender sensitive behaviour when interacting with community members.
6.3 Demonstrate an understanding of equity issues when interacting with community members.

7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and the implications on the community.
7.2 Describe transmission routes.
7.3 Describe and explain practices which reduce and prevent risk of infection.

Integrated Assessment:

Integrated assessment provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the skills programme.

Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, but also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the type and level of the skills programme.

A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.

While the generic component (literacy, communication and life skills) of this qualification at NQF Level 2 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to community water, health and sanitation, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are truly portable. The primary aim of this qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound base of general education to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills such as language, computation and learning skills etc across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.

A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
This qualification allows for vertical articulation to the National Certificate for Facilitation of Community Water, Sanitation and Health at NQF Level 4. Several of the unit standards appear in both the level 2 and the level 4 qualification which will facilitate access from the level 2 to the level 4 qualification in community water, sanitation and health. This qualification will also provide articulation with a range of qualifications in both technical and management areas in water and other related sectors. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Anyone assessing a learner against these standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of two years practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the of the generic assessor standard, and certificated by the ETDP SETA or by the relevant ETQA in agreement with the ETDP SETA in this regard.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence).
  • Able to demonstrate competence in relation to these specified standards and qualifications, at or above, the level of the qualifications in question.
  • Meet any other additional requirements laid down by their constituent ETQA.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. The status of registered assessors can be checked on the appropriate ETQA database or website. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 61689, which is "National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion", Level 2, 127 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14051  Collect and record data  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12351  Demonstrate An Ability To Work With Local Communities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14042  Demonstrate knowledge of environmental health and community hygiene practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12352  Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a community committee  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12033  Demonstrate knowledge of water cycle, water and wastewater systems and processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14050  Care for customers in a community environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14034  Demonstrate knowledge of community sanitation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12353  Facilitate participatory community development processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9244  Plan and conduct meetings  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14035  Promote environmental health to community members  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10135  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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