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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, organise and control the maintenance of gravity drainage structures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15186  Plan, organise and control the maintenance of gravity drainage structures 
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 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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to plan and prepare for gravity drainage maintenance, organise and control gravity drainage maintenance activities and control the finishing of gravity drainage maintenance.

This competence complements the generic management competencies and underpins the Elective learning.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET level 4 literacy.
ABET level 3 numeracy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Requirements to be outlined in the maintenance plan includes:
    1. Types and quantities of materials
    2. Tools and equipment
    3. Plant
    4. Personnel
    5. Work sequence and time frames
  • Materials include but not limited to Concrete, Earthenware, PVC, HDPE and Asbestos Cement pipes
  • Corrective action with regard to hazards includes the timeous elimination and/or reporting of all hazards and potential hazards
  • Corrective action should include all fittings, junctions and inspection eyes
  • Pipeline testing should include visual alignment, air and water tests
  • Finishing should include the removal of all excess materials 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The technology of identifying failures is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The technology of maintenance is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for gravity drainage maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The position and type of pipe as well as cause of failure is located and identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A maintenance plan, outlining all requirements to maintain productive work flow, is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The maintenance plan ensures compliance with given specifications and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The appropriate materials, plant and equipment are identified, requisitioned, received and prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Work area is checked for hazards and corrective action is taken, where necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise and control gravity drainage maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate corrective action is identified in accordance with industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Material selection is appropriate to the type of failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Maintenance is carried out within specification tolerances and adheres to all design specifications in accordance with given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work is carried out in accordance with workplace and legislative safety requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Corrective action is completed within industry acceptable time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control the finishing of gravity drainage maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The pipeline is cleaned and disinfected according to contract requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work is measured for payment according to industry prescribed methods and pay-items in the contract schedule of quantities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pipeline is tested in accordance with the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Maintenance is finished off in accordance with contract requirements. 


    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 "The National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes - Water and Waste Water".
  • 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 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The various types of failures commonly found in gravity mains.
  • The procedure to locate and identify the position, type of pipe and the cause of the failure.
  • The identification of corrective action for the various types of failures.
  • Precautions required when working in confined spaces.
  • Identification and use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Precautions required when working with and in contaminated water. (sewerage ) 

  • 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
    Plan and prepare for gravity drainage maintenance

    Assessment Criteria
    The appropriate corrective action is identified in accordance with industry norms 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Assessment Criteria
    All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Assessment Criteria
  • A maintenance plan, outlining all requirements to maintain productive work flow, is compiled.
  • The maintenance plan ensures compliance with given specifications and drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Assessment Criteria
    All team members are efficiently utilized during maintenance activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome
  • Plan and prepare for gravity drainage maintenance
  • Organise and control gravity drainage maintenance activities
  • Control the finishing of gravity drainage maintenance

    Assessment Criteria
  • Material selection is appropriate to the type of failure
  • The pipeline is tested in accordance with the specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Assessment Criteria
  • A maintenance plan, outlining all requirements to maintain productive work flow, is compiled
  • The maintenance plan ensures compliance with given specifications and drawings 

  • 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
    Core  23673   National Certificate: Supervision of Civil Engineering Construction Processes: Water and Waste Water  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA 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. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    2. Dego Consultants 
    3. Eastcape Training Centre 
    4. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    5. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    6. KWAZULU NATAL AVUXENI COMPUTER AND TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    7. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    8. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    9. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Ubucubu Home Industries 



    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.