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

Control water intakes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115884  Control water intakes 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-05-15  2008-06-11  SAQA 0160/05 
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 unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
255982  Control water abstraction structures  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to ensure the care and optimal functioning of untreated water intakes. This competence will enable the learner to maintain a catchment area, operate and maintain the abstraction works and monitor the quality and flow of raw water required for treatment purposes. This competence will contribute towards the protection of the water environment and a safe water environment for public utilisation. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the efficiency of the qualifying learner and provide foundational learning that will advance his/her own expertise and employability in the water and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical calculations at NQF level3 including fractions, percentages and ratios
  • Literacy NQF 3
  • Knowledge of water sampling techniques, mechanical and electrical equipment, pumps and personal safety practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Abstraction works
  • Borehole, reservoir and river

    Mechanical equipment
  • Valves, screens, penstocks, booms, gates and fish traps and metering equipment and surge vessels

    Structural problems
  • Stability, seepage and spalding concrete

    Civil works
  • Reservoirs, dams, weirs, canals, chambers and intake towers

    Water levels in bore holes
  • Pumping level, recovery time and resting level 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain catchment area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Catchment water sources are inspected, problems identified and possible action explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Land use in the catchment is monitored for potential impact on water quality and relevant persons are notified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to control undesirable aquatic vegetation are identified and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Boundary fencing is patrolled and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Public access is controlled in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Informal liaison is maintained with stakeholders in the catchment area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Provision and condition of safety facilities and rescue equipment is checked in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Problems are identified and reported to relevant person or action taken and explained in accordance with work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate and maintain abstraction works. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mechanical equipment is operated and maintained in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Civil works are inspected for structural problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken in accordance with own scope of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measures to deal with destratification are identified and implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and adjust flow rates at rivers and reservoirs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Control valves and penstocks are operated to obtain the required flow rates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Abstraction volumes and flows are measured and controlled within license parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compensation flows are measured and controlled in accordance with license requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Abstraction, impounding and storage data are accurately recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pumps are operated to produce required flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Duty and standby pumps are rotated at required frequency in accordance with work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and adjust flows at boreholes in accordance with works procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mechanical equipment is operated and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Duty / standby pumps are rotated at required frequency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water levels are monitored in boreholes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Surge vessels are checked and topped up with air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Bore holes and well head floors are checked and disinfected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken in accordance with own scope of responsibility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor abstraction point quality and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water quality monitoring equipment is operated, checked and calibrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changes in parameters outside the permitted range are identified and appropriate action taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Raw water samples are collected using the correct sampling techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Depths are read to calculate stored volume. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Flow measuring equipment is read. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Data is collated, recorded and appropriate action is taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Isolate the abstraction point in emergency conditions in accordance with works procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emergency procedures to isolate an abstraction point are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lines of communication under emergency conditions are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedure for short term shut down is applied correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Maintain and update records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data and records are maintained accurately and kept up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Records are complete and submitted with agreed time frames. 


    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's 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 
  • Catchment areas.
  • Understanding of the impact of agriculture and industry on the condition of the catchment.
  • Drainage underflows, piezometer readings and dam pore pressures.
  • National Water Act and licensing procedures and applications.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Bore holes and monitoring of flow.
  • Communication with stakeholders. 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Catchment water sources are inspected, problems identified and possible action explained.
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken in accordance with own scope of responsibility.
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken in accordance with own scope of responsibility. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Control valves and penstocks are operated to obtain the required flow rates.
  • Compensation flows are measured and controlled in accordance with license requirements.
  • Pumps are operated to produce required flow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Catchment water sources are inspected, problems identified and possible action explained.
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken in accordance with own scope of responsibility.
  • Problems are identified and appropriate action is taken in accordance with own scope of responsibility.
  • Changes in parameters outside the permitted range are identified and appropriate action taken.
  • Data is collated, recorded and appropriate action is taken. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 255982, which is "Control water abstraction structures ", Level 4, 8 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 among 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:
  • Verbal and written questions
  • Observations
  • Evaluation of records and reports


    Definition:
    The term destratification is used when dams turnover through temperature effects in later autumn exposing the bottom water to the surface. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48910   Further Education and Training Certificate: Water Purification Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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