SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Separate, handle, store, treat and transport waste 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119555  Separate, handle, store, treat and transport waste 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Sc/Mgt & Waste Mgt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Environmental Sciences 
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 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management, I will be able to:
  • Classify, separate, treat, store and transport waste safely, responsibly and in compliance with legislation
  • Control and monitor access to a waste handling facility.

    I will also know and understand:
  • Principles and concepts related to waste management and their application in practice
  • Methods of handling and transporting waste.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any waste handling activity.
    The skill, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical literacy skills atn NQF Level 1 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the Specific Outcomes.

    This unit standard is appropriate for learners who specialise in the field of waste management. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Separate, treat and store waste. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Includes handling and treatment methods for water, effluent, waste, solids and gas.
  • Treatment includes shredding, chopping, baling, compacting, neutralising, blending, incinerating, densifying, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste is separated into the various categories and processed appropriately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various categories: general, hazardous, biodegradable, recoverable, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handling, treatment and storage methods are selected and applied for each category of waste correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is carried out safely and with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safely: correct techniques and procedures are used to handle waste; safe working practices are applied, appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Environmentally damaging practices are recognised and reported timeously and accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Incidents and problems related to waste handling, storage and treatment are discussed and explained appropriately and accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Incidents and problems: includes impact of hazardous waste on the environment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transport waste. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Transport refers to on-site movement of waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste is loaded, moved, off-loaded and positioned efficiently and as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operations are carried out to quality standards efficiently and safely. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operations include securing and releasing load, placing load correctly.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is carried out safely and with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safely: correct techniques and procedures are used to transport waste; safe working practices are applied, appropriate protective clothing and equipment is used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incidents and problems are reported timeously and appropriate action is taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Incidents and problems could include non-compliance with legislation and site or equipment requirements; inappropriate waste; hazardous conditions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control access and monitor the flow of incoming materials to a waste facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Incoming materials include waste, consumables and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are allowed to enter the site in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-compliant waste is recognised and appropriate action is taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security of the facility, equipment and resources is maintained appropriately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes recognising and reporting potential and/or actual breaches of security, accounting for consumables used and storing or immobilising equipment and resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise and report threats or damage to health, safety or the environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This outcome includes an awareness of appropriate preventive, corrective or remedial actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential dangers to health, safety and the environment which can arise during the processes of handling, separating, treating, storing and transporting waste are identified and described accurately and appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures which can be taken to prevent, correct or remedy threats or damage to health, safety or the environment are explained correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Compile relevant records. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes incident reports, operational records, maintaining confidentiality of information (organisational and client). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records are completed accurately, up to date and processed correctly. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment

    Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA
    .
    My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles. It should include practical assessment activities, which are appropriate to the contents of this unit standard. These activities should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, etc.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed on all the Specific Outcomes, Critical Cross-Field Outcomes and Essential Knowledge Embedded Knowledge. The Specific Outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only through a written or oral test.

    The Specific Outcomes and Essential Embedded Knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of Essential Embedded Knowledge, but am unable to perform the Specific Outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the Specific Outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'.

    I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.

    My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate
    Names & functions of:
  • Types of waste
  • Handling and treatment methods
  • Terminology related to the waste stream

    Purpose of:
  • Separating and treating waste
  • Inspecting containers and equipment
  • Using personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Standard operating procedures

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Properties of the various types of waste
    methods of storing, treating and transporting waste
  • Characteristics of equipment and materials used in waste handling processes
  • Records required
  • Personal protective equipment

    Processes and events:
  • Chemical, physical and biological methods of treating waste

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Effects of chemical and physical properties of waste on equipment, health and the environment
  • Benefits and disadvantages of treatment methods
  • Not following correct operational procedures

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Monitoring in-coming waste
  • Separating, treating, storing and transporting waste
  • Inspecting containers
  • Responding to environmental threats
  • Dealing with inappropriate waste
  • Recording and reporting
  • Dealing with emergencies

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to recognising potential and actual threats or damage to the environment
  • Related to anticipating and responding to conditions that could interfere with safe and efficient operations
  • Related to maintaining security

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • R elated to handling, storing, treating and transporting waste
  • Related to the site / organisation
  • Related to controlling access to the site
  • Related to health and safety

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Science and technology related to handling, storing, treating and transporting waste
  • Optimal payload
  • Relevant principles of waste management

    Categories:
  • Types of waste

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationships between the characteristics of the waste and the methods of treatment, storage and transport used 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Related to the characteristics of the waste and the methods of treatment, storage and transport. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Work safely with due care for the health and well-being of others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Carry out activities in accordance with procedures for treating, storing and transporting waste. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Use sensory information to identify types of waste and to monitor the processes of separation, treatment, storage and transport.
  • Record information related to separation, treatment, storage and transport of waste. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Report environmentally damaging incidents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Apply knowledge of waste treatment methods to carry out operations effectively and safely. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Recognise the interrelationship between the properties of the waste, the characteristics of the treatment, storage and transport methods, and the impact on the environment. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49605   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    4. Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Agisanang SA Training 
    6. Alpha Business Consultants 
    7. Amabamba Recruitment 
    8. Amahle Human Resources Training and Development 
    9. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    10. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    11. Azitjhewi Construction 
    12. Bantubanye Skills 
    13. Big Start Training and Development 
    14. Bikologix Projects 
    15. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    16. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    17. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    18. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    19. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    20. Colgene Group 
    21. Connex Marketing cc 
    22. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    23. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    24. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    26. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    27. Edutraining Business College 
    28. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    29. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    30. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    31. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    32. Essential Skills 
    33. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    34. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    35. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    36. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    37. Growth Management Consulting 
    38. HDPSA 
    39. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    40. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    41. Hercuscope 
    42. Heros Fire Protection Services cc 
    43. Hlombe and Associates 
    44. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    45. Icando 
    46. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    47. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    48. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    49. ITO Focus Reagile 
    50. Jobafrik Consulting 
    51. Jomash Construction 
    52. Josmap Training Institute 
    53. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    54. Kalideen Management 
    55. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    56. Kay Beez Development Projects 
    57. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    58. Kgolo Institute 
    59. Khosithi Training 
    60. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION 
    61. Kokilesedi Trading 
    62. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    63. Lapa La Afrika Farming and Projects 
    64. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    65. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    66. Lorpen Investments 
    67. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    68. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    69. Makaota Training Consultants 
    70. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    71. Mamuhle Academy 
    72. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    73. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    74. MashMP Holdings 
    75. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    76. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
    77. Mbinga Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Mcebo Technologies 
    79. Mestel Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    81. Miczo's Enterprise 
    82. Mind Magic Consulting 
    83. Misol Projects cc 
    84. Mission Point Consulting 
    85. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    86. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Mphela Education Training and Development 
    88. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    89. Networx for Career Development 
    90. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    91. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    92. NKQUBELA CONSULTING 
    93. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    94. NS Global Academy 
    95. Nsuku Management Consultants 
    96. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    97. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    98. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    99. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    100. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    101. Poshido Training 
    102. POTCH - UTC (PTY) LTD 
    103. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    104. Powernexus 
    105. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    106. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    107. Quick Leap Investment 
    108. Rebone Safety and Environmental Consultants 
    109. Reflections Development Institute 
    110. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    111. RMCII Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Seige Trading Solutions 
    113. Senelo Trading CC 
    114. Siljeur Training Academy 
    115. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    116. South African Governance and Business College 
    117. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    118. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    119. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    120. Thando Consulting Services 
    121. The Crimson CO CC. 
    122. The Green Affairs Consulting 
    123. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    124. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    125. TLD Consulting 
    126. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    129. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    130. Twin Peak Technologies 
    131. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    132. Umfolozi FET College 
    133. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    134. University of Venda 
    135. Vicmat Consultants 
    136. X Foundation 
    137. XL AT Consulting CC 
    138. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.