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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of pipes, associated fittings and valves 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119049  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of pipes, associated fittings and valves 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 is capable of:
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the civil construction industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to Demonstrate knowledge of pipelaying
activities and to differentiate between different sizes, classes types of pipes, associated
fittings and valves including the safe storage of valves.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction Pipelaying personnel who are able to competently use science and technology when laying pipes

The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 Numeracy and NQF 1 Literacy
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to:
  • Use and maintain basic hand tools;
  • Use relevant equipment.
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications-Apply relevant health and safety standards
  • Procure materials
  • Install various types of pipes 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    Resources
  • Labour, pipes, associated fittings, tools, plant, construction materials.

    Personal safety equipment
  • Gloves, goggles, overalls, boots, mask, earplugs, helmet, torch, breathing aids, gum boots.

    Safety equipment
  • Barricading, signage and all other items and materials used to ensure the safety of personnel, passers-by and traffic 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain different pipe sizes, classes and types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measuring device is used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pipe sizes are measured accurately to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pipe lengths are measured accurately and visually identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different types of pipes are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different classes of pipes are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the characteristics of typical fittings used in pipelaying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Typical fittings are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operational functions and purposes of fittings are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fittings are measured accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fittings are matched to relevant pipe size, type and class. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used in pipelaying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Valves are measured accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All types of valves are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purposes of the different valves are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operational functions of different valves are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The components of valves are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and demonstrate the storage and handling procedures for pipes, associated fittings and valves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct methods for storing and stacking pipes are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct methods of storing fittings and valves are explained and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct methods of handling pipes, fittings and valves are explained and demonstrated 


    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 CETA - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA-ETQA
  • CETA-ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Different types of measuring devices and their uses.
  • Different types of pipes and their application
  • The importance of preventative maintenance of valves.
  • The importance of using the correct tools when working with pipes, fittings and valves. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcome:
  • Identify and explain the characteristics of typical fittings used in pipelaying

    Assessment criteria:
  • Fittings are matched to relevant pipe size, type and class. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Explain and demonstrate the storage and handling procedures for pipes, associated fittings and valves.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Correct methods of handling pipes, fittings and valves are explained and demonstrated 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • Identify and explain the characteristics of typical fittings used in pipelaying

    Assessment criteria:
  • Fittings are measured accurately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • Identify and explain different pipe sizes, classes and types.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Different classes of pipes are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Explain and demonstrate the storage and handling procedures for pipes, associated fittings and valves.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Correct methods for storing and stacking pipes are explained and demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used in pipelaying

    Assessment criteria:
  • The operational functions of different valves are explained 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:
    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
    (i) Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
    (ii) GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
    (iii) National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998)
    (iv) South African Bureau of Standards.
    (v) National Building Regulations 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    2. ARBINET TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    3. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    4. EECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION - ECA 
    5. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    6. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. FAPLA TRAINING 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    10. IYANDA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    11. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    12. KAREUBO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 
    13. MAKHOKA SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 
    14. MMESELANE CONSTRUCTION 
    15. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    16. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    17. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    18. OSHIKATI 
    19. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    20. SABS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING FACILITY OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    21. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 
    22. SOUTHERN AFRICAN YOUTH MOVEMENT 
    23. TAG TEC TRAINING 



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