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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48909  Further Education and Training Certificate: Sanitation Project Facilitation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  151  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in the sanitation project facilitation field in any organization or business as well as in non-commercial organisations such as non-governmental organisations and charitable organisations.
This Qualification will enable the learner to define core competencies required for field based practitioners to implement an integrated approach to sanitation improvement, which addresses hygiene awareness, behaviour and infrastructure. The qualified learner will be able to competently complete a range of project tasks relating to the improvement of sanitation and hygiene in a professional manner that ensures consistency of performance and sustainability of interventions.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Explain sanitation and the sanitation environment;
  • Promote health and hygiene improvement;
  • Facilitate processes using participatory methodologies and tools;
  • Work in a project team and co-ordinate project processes in accordance with the project quality plan;
  • Assist with the preparation phase of a community sanitation improvement project;
  • Assist with the implementation of a community sanitation improvement project;
  • Collect and interpret data required for sanitation improvement projects;
  • Complete required project documentation; and
  • Plan and organise project meetings and workshops.

    This Qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation in the implementation of sanitation projects. This will allow learners to lay a foundation for future career advancement and access to other community based Qualifications within the water sector. This Qualification has been developed to enhance the sustainability of sanitation projects, which will contribute towards improved health and reduce sanitation and water related diseases within communities. This competence will contribute to assisting the individual with the capacity to advance and gain skills, which are portable, and in so doing gain self-respect.

    The Qualification has building blocks that can be developed further in Qualifications at a higher level. It contains all the competencies, skills and values required by a learner who wishes to access the National Certificate in Sanitation Project Management at NQF Level 5. It also focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to progress further. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required for service excellence within the field of administration;
  • To release the potential of people; and
  • To provide opportunities for people to progress.


    Rationale of the Qualification

    This Qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of project agents implementing primarily on-site, dry sanitation projects in the water and health sectors that are expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. While at this level the person will work to a large extent on his or her own, it is likely that this work will be done under the supervision of a project coordinator. This qualification provides the learner with a career path and progression within the water and health sectors. It is applicable to employed and unemployed learners. This qualification will enable learners to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming an impassable barrier and in addition will allow for the recognition of prior learning. There is an on-going need for highly skilled, sanitation project personnel and a need for a well developed learning pathway to cater for these personnel at the various levels at which they operate. The Qualification provides learners with access to Project Management Qualifications on NQF level 4 and 5 and the National Certificate in Sanitation Project Management on NQF level 5. This will enable learners to pursue different careers within the water and health sectors, enhance productivity and employability and contribute towards the ecological sustainability and improvement of the water environment. This qualification reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the water and health sectors, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

    The National Certificate in Sanitation Project Facilitation at NQF level 4 is the second Qualification in a learning pathway that starts with the National Certificate In Community Water, Health And Sanitation Promotion NQF level 2 and progresses to the National Certificate in Sanitation Project Management NQF Level 5. It is planned that tertiary institutions will develop a postgraduate diploma in Sanitation at level 6 as the final step in the learning pathway.
    The National Certificate in Sanitation Project Facilitation at NQF Level 4 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a registered Qualification. It will ensure that the quality of education and training in the sub-field is enhanced and of a world-class standard. The Qualification will also allow learners to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of sanitation project facilitation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A knowledge, comprehension and application of two languages at NQF level 3 and mathematics at NQF level 3.

    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 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 151 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:
  • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 80 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:
  • The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 57 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 15 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    In particular, assessors should check that the learner can demonstrate an ability to apply learned competencies, skills and knowledge in an integrated way, as well as an ability to consider a range of options and make decisions.

    On achieving this qualification the qualifying learner will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of sanitation and relevant policy.
    2. Promote health and hygiene improvement in sanitation projects.
    3. Demonstrate effective facilitation skills using participatory methodologies.
    4. Select and monitor the construction of two appropriate types of on-site dry sanitation technologies.
    5. Prepare, implement and monitor sanitation projects.


    Critical Cross Field Outcomes

    Learners exiting this Qualification before completion, retain the credits for Unit Standards successfully completed and may carry them over to other Qualifications to which they are applicable. Learners may also retain the credits until a later stage should studies be recommenced, provided the Unit Standards are still relevant to the Qualification.

    The spread of Critical Cross-field Outcomes across the Unit Standards that are classified as Core for sanitation project facilitation:

    Demonstrate knowledge of sanitation and the sanitation environment.
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems

    Promote health and hygiene improvement in a project-level sanitationproject.
  • Solve problems
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems

    Monitor dry on-site construction in order to recognise & report problems.
  • Solve problems
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems

    Carry out activities that support the preparation phase of a community sanitation improvement project.
  • Solve problems
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems

    Carry out activities that support the implementation phase of a community sanitation improvement project.
  • Solve problems
  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems

    Plan an integrated school sanitation project.
  • Organisation
  • Information
  • Communicate
  • Technology
  • Related systems 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of sanitation improvement in the context of sustainable development is demonstrated.
  • Sanitation concepts are discussed and issues of why sanitation matters to people are explained.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of relevant sanitation policy is demonstrated.
  • Factors that influence the sustainability of sanitation interventions are discussed.
  • The relevance of gender and equity principles in sanitation improvement is discussed.

    2.
  • The link between sanitation, water, health and the environment is explained.
  • Required health and hygiene processes are identified.
  • The promotion of health and hygiene processes is planned.
  • Promote awareness of health and hygiene improvement using participatory methodologies.
  • Health and hygiene improvement is monitored using appropriate tools.
  • Progress and improvements are reported to project co-ordinator.

    3.
  • Relevant situations or context are identified for the use of participatory tools.
  • The process is planned according to the chosen method.
  • Participatory tools are used in an appropriate manner.
  • Effective participation in groups is facilitated using participatory methodologies.
  • The implementation of the intervention plan is developed and monitored.

    4.
  • A range of sanitation technology options, and the advantages and disadvantages of each option are explained.
  • The application of each option is explained.
  • The most relevant option in a specific community based on situational factors is determined.
  • The construction of two types of on-site dry toilet constructions is monitored.

    5.
  • The key leaders and stakeholders involved in the sanitation project are identified.
  • The baseline survey process is facilitated using appropriate participatory methods and tools.
  • The decision-making process is facilitated using appropriate participatory methods and tools.
  • Project tasks are scheduled and implemented in accordance with the work plan.
  • The implementation of sanitation projects is monitored in accordance with the key indicators and the quality plan.
  • Progress is reported and appropriate action is taken within own scope of responsibility.


    Integrated Assessment

    Integrated assessment at the level of qualification 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 qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome.

    Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and 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 demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed, and the nature and level of the Qualification. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the Qualification.

    While the generic component (literacy, communication and life skills) of this Qualification at NQF Level 3 and 4 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to community sanitation projects, 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. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The core and elective components have been developed taking into account South Africa's unique context. The working group has used GHK Search and Training Limited (London UK) to do an international search for a project agent qualification. No existing qualifications have been found on NQF level 4. The search revealed that only sanitation courses exist in the international arena. The fundamental components, reflecting foundational learning and generic skills and knowledge have been derived from registered, local adult education unit standards. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification allows for vertical articulation to, inter alia, the National Certificate in Sanitation Project Management NQF level 5, a tertiary qualification such as a diploma in sanitation or a degree. 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 or by any other ETQA that has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To be competent at the same level or be at a level above this level 4 Qualification /Unit Standards;
  • A minimum of two years sanitation practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the generic assessor standard, and certificated by the relevant ETQA or by any appropriate ETQA that has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence).
  • 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. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  10150  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with the project quality plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115943  Carry out activities that support the implementation phase of a community sanitation improvement project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Core  115944  Carry out activities that support the preparation phase of a community sanitation improvement project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  14015  Collect and interpret data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10137  Conduct project documentation management to support project processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12353  Facilitate participatory community development processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  115905  Monitor dry on-site construction in order to recognise and report problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10136  Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115894  Promote health and hygiene improvement in a project-level sanitation project  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  115899  Demonstrate integrated knowledge of sanitation and the sanitation environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10140  Apply a range of project management tools  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10141  Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10142  Fulfill procurement activities and supervise procurement administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10134  Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budgets for an element of work and monitor and control actual cost against budget  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115951  Plan an integrated school sanitation project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10055  Present data to stakeholders  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10146  Supervise a project team of a developmental project to deliver project objectives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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