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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and co-ordinate the water treatment process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115892  Monitor and co-ordinate the water treatment process 
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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to prepare and co-ordinate work on a water purification plant. This will enable the learner to plan and organise operational and maintenance work tasks, manage the availability of resources, maintain records, and ensure the optimal performance of the water treatment process. This competence will assist the learner in developing supervisory skills that will be of value to the learner in water and 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 water. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical calculations at NQF level 3 including fractions, percentages and ratios
  • Literacy NQF level 3
  • Knowledge of the principles and operation of flocculation, coagulation, stabilisation, disinfection and clarification and separation; supervisory skills 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Resources
  • Personnel, equipment including transport, finances and consumables

    Consumables
  • Cleaning materials, treatment chemicals, laboratory chemicals, spares, maintenance materials, stationery and office requisites 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logbooks and other records are checked for faults, breakdowns and other relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate action is planned based on logbook and record information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Routine inspection of the plant is undertaken and relevant information is recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production schedules are planned, prioritised and rescheduled as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Plant maintenance is planned, prioritised and scheduled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Maintenance tasks are allocated to personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Shift, overtime and standby rosters are prepared, personnel are briefed and additional staff are sourced if required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and arrange for required resources for the plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job cards are prepared and handed to the responsible maintenance person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources required for the plant are identified and procured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Optimal stock levels for consumables are determined and monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumables are replenished in accordance with prescribed stock levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consumables are received, stored and secured in accordance with work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete and submit reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Daily records are maintained and relevant information is extracted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Daily, incidental and monthly reports are complete, accurate and up to date in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are submitted within agreed time frames to the relevant person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Co-ordinate routine production and maintenance tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production targets are calculated and tasks are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plant personnel are briefed regarding scheduled production and maintenance tasks and tasks are allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel performance is routinely monitored and work is inspected and supervised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personnel undertaking more complex tasks are coached when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maintenance and contract work is facilitated and progress is reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems or deviations are identified and reported to the relevant person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Optimise efficiency of the plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The most economic and efficient quantities and rates of consumables are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production operations to best meet economic and efficiency targets are planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Economic and optimal stock levels of consumables are determined and ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Management of consumables is monitored in accordance with work policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Transport is planned to ensure minimum usage. 


    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 
  • Planning and preparation.
  • Chemical dosing parameters including calculations.
  • Maintenance procedures.
  • Corrosion control including erosion/ corrosion of concrete structures.
  • Effective communication methods with personnel.
  • Reports and records
  • Security of plant equipment, stores and consumables 

  • 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:
  • Problems or deviations are identified and reported to the relevant person. 

  • 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.

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan work tasks.
  • Identify and arrange for required resources for the plant.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Production targets are calculated and tasks are determined.
  • Transport is planned to ensure minimum usage. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Appropriate action is planned based on logbook and record information.
  • Routine inspection of the plant is undertaken and relevant information is recorded.
  • Optimal stock levels for consumables are determined and monitored.
  • Problems or deviations are identified and reported to the relevant person.

    Specific outcome:
  • Optimise efficiency of the plant. 

  • 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.

    Specific outcome:
  • Optimise efficiency of the plant. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    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:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Simulations and observations.
  • Evaluation of reports, schedules and logbooks.


    Definition:
    Resources in this context relate to manpower, finance and consumables relative to materials, spares and chemicals. 

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


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