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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain a water supply system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11783  Install and maintain a water supply system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable Plumbers to install, maintain, and repair hot and cold-water plumbing systems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The installation, repair and maintenance of hot and cold water systems are according to the following qualitative specifications:
  • SABS 0254: 2000 The Installation, maintenance and repair of fixed electric storage water heating systems
  • SABS 0252: 1994 Water supply and drainage for Buildings:
  • Part 1: Water Supply installations for Buildings, and
  • Part 2: Drainage Installations for Buildings

    2. Pipes include: galvanised mild steel (GMS), unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC), high density polyethylene (HDPE), copper, polypropylene,

    3. Cold water pipe systems are pressure pipes, include the installation of fire protection sprayers, and fire hose reels.

    4. Cold water supply systems include direct, indirect and balanced systems for domestic supply.

    5. Joining of pipes includes the cutting and threading of galvanised pipes, the joining of similar pipes such as copper, PVC, and the joining of dissimilar pipe types.

    6. Installation of pipes includes both above and below ground, lagging, and the provision of hose reels.

    7. Fittings include: cocks, valves, taps, full way valves, house water stations, thermostatic valves, flushing valves, control valves, pressure reducing valves, mixers, water meters, expansion leaf valves, etc.

    8. Types of geysers include: combination geysers, push through type, and high pressure geysers.

    9. Installation of geysers includes the drip tray, valves, overflow, thermostats, etc.

    10. Water mains installation includes anchor and thrust blocks. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Install and maintain cold water pipes and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pipes are joined and assembled using pipe fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cold water pipes are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pipes are pressure tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pipe fittings are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Cold water pipes are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install and maintain hot water systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hot water pipes are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Geysers are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The hot water system is inspected and tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The hot water system is maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fault finding and repair water supply systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Faults are found in hot and cold water systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Faults are found in geysers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Faults are found in valves, taps and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cold water pipes are repaired and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Hot water pipes are repaired and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Geysers are repaired and maintained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Plumbers. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

    1. The purpose and use of the different types of geysers.
    2. The purpose and use of the different types of pipes and pipe materials, including consumables used.
    3. Types of valves and fittings as listed and their purpose.
    4. The different methods used in joining similar and dissimilar pipe types.
    5. The different regulations and purpose pertaining to the preservation of water quality, prevention of backflow, and the disinfecting of domestic installations, including the implications of potable water contamination.
    6. The health implications of working on water supply mains.
    7. The regulations pertaining to cold water - Water Service Act, Codes of Practice and Standards pertaining to Plumbing, including SABS 0252 Part 1 and 2, and SABS 0254.
    8. Installation of pipes includes bracketing and support of pipes within specified tolerances. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of fault finding and repair water supply systems.
  • Faults are found in hot and cold water systems.
  • Faults are found in geysers.
  • Faults are found in valves, taps and fittings.
  • Cold water pipes are repaired and maintained.
  • Hot water pipes are repaired and maintained.
  • Geysers are repaired and maintained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    1. Install and maintain hot water systems.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of fault finding and repair water supply systems.
  • The hot water system is inspected and tested
  • Faults are found in hot and cold water systems
  • Faults are found in geysers
  • Faults are found in valves, taps and fittings
  • Cold water pipes are repaired and maintained
  • Hot water pipes are repaired and maintained
  • Geysers are repaired and maintained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Understand Contextual world-systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    1. Install and maintain hot water systems.
  • The hot water system is inspected and tested. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21853   National Certificate: Construction Plumbing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-09-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  60169   National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. ADVISOR PROGRESSIVE COLLEGE 
    2. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    3. Almel Training 
    4. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    5. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
    6. CATAGRICT IMPRIMERE 
    7. Chupheme Logistix 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    9. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    10. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    11. D&D Lwazi Development Institute 
    12. DONNYBROOK EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    15. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    16. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    17. False Bay College 
    18. Foundation For People Centred Development 
    19. HIZONEX PTY LTD 
    20. Ikemeleng Training and Development Services 
    21. ILINGE LABANTU TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    22. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
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    24. INFINITE DIMENSION CONSULTING 
    25. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    26. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    27. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
    28. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    29. KGOLO INSTITUTE 
    30. L S Nkosi CC 
    31. LANTHIE CHEMZ DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 
    32. MACT BUSINESS HUB 
    33. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    34. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    35. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    36. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    37. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    38. MPUMELELO CONSULTANCY CC 
    39. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
    40. Northlink TVET College 
    41. NTLEMO PROJECTS 
    42. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    43. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    44. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    45. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    46. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    47. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    48. PTDEV (PTY) LTD 
    49. RAND WATER ZWARTKOPJIES TRAINING CENTRE 
    50. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    51. RONNELS CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    52. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    53. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    54. SIYAPHAMBILI DHN PROJECTS 
    55. SKILLS TRAINING RESOURCES GROUP 
    56. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
    57. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    58. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    59. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    60. TAG TEC TRAINING 
    61. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
    62. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    63. Tourism & Business Institute of Southern Africa 
    64. TSEBO KITSO TRAININGS 
    65. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    66. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    67. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    68. WESTERN COLLEGE FOR WESTCOL 
    69. YN2 TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    70. Zama Training & Developments 
    71. Zeta Training Solutions 



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