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

Conduct water process laboratory tests 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12334  Conduct water process laboratory tests 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2007-11-28  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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
246461  Conduct water treatment process control tests  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to conduct essential industrial laboratory tests to monitor water quality in a water treatment plant. This competence will enable the learner to handle laboratory equipment and materials and to process test and recording data. 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 
Literacy NQF 2, numeracy NQF 2, knowledge of the water cycle, knowledge of water purification process, demonstrate chemical and bacteriological sampling techniques and field tests. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Personal protective clothing:
Dust coat/overalls, boots, gloves, face mask, goggles.

Glass equipment:
Volumetric flasks, measuring cylinders, burettes, pipettes, thermometers, vacuum bulb.

Electronic equipment:
Temperature meter, conductivity meter, pH meter, turbidity meter, scale, and comparator. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply safe working practices in a laboratory in accordance with work policies and procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Personal protective clothing is identified and the purpose is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal protective clothing is worn. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety signs, placards and data sheets are identified and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Chemicals are handled safely in accordance with code of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Poisonous chemicals are identified and handling procedures are demonstrated and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle laboratory equipment in accordance with work policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Laboratory equipment is identified and the purpose of each piece of equipment is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Laboratory equipment is stored correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Inventory of laboratory equipment is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Procedure for damaged or broken laboratory equipment is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Laboratory equipment is used in accordance with work policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Handle laboratory chemical safely 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Water treatment plant chemicals are identified and their purpose is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Chemicals are stored in accordance with work policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Inventory of chemicals is accurate and up to date. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Shortages are reported to supervisor. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Procedure for spillages is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Chemicals are used in accordance with code of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct tests and take readings in accordance with specifications and work policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Range of tests and recordings are described and the purpose of each is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate chemicals and equipment for each test and recording is identified and named. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Calibration of electronic equipment is checked by relevant person. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Methods of conducting each test and recording are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Cleanliness and good housekeeping procedures are followed before, during and after tests and recordings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Process test and recording data 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Readings and test results are recorded accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Residual Chlorine, turbidity, calcium, magnesium, hardness and alkalinity test results as well as conductivity, pH and temperature readings are recorded accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. TDS and Total Hardness is calculated and recorded accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Composite (Langelier and Ryzner) indices are derived from pH, temperature, TDS and both titration tests and recorded accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records and reports are completed accurately and submitted to relevant person. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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:
  • Observation
  • Verbal or written questions
  • Product sample records and reports 


  • 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 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The importance of storing dangerous chemicals in designated locked areas.
  • The importance of correct labeling and of treating unidentified chemicals with caution.
  • The importance of keeping an inventory of laboratory equipment.
  • Dangers of alkalines and acids.
  • The methods of making up solutions and dilutions.
  • The importance of ensuring that electronic equipment is calibrated accurately. 


  • 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.

    Specific outcomes:
  • Apply safe working practices in a laboratory in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • Handle laboratory equipment in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • Handle laboratory chemical safely.
  • Conduct tests and take readings in accordance with specifications and work policies and procedures. 

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

    Specific outcomes:
  • Process test and recording data. 

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

    Specific outcomes:
  • Apply safe working practices in a laboratory in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • Conduct tests and take readings in accordance with specifications and work policies and procedures.
  • Process test and recording data. 

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

    Specific outcomes:
  • Conduct tests and take readings in accordance with specifications and work policies and procedures.
  • Process test and recording data. 

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

    Specific outcomes:
  • Conduct tests and take readings in accordance with specifications and work policies and procedures.
  • Process test and recording data. 

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

    Specific outcomes:
  • 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 outcomes:
  • Apply safe working practices in a laboratory in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • Handle laboratory equipment in accordance with work policies and procedures.
  • Handle laboratory chemical safely. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 246461, which is "Conduct water treatment process control tests.", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    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  24193   National Certificate: Water Purification Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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



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