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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of water meters and reading techniques, and identify faults in meters 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254057  Demonstrate knowledge of water meters and reading techniques, and identify faults in meters 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
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
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation, uses, classes, applications, installation, and limitations of water meters.
  • Describe meter reading techniques.
  • Take readings, and calculate flow rates and volume from a water meter.
  • Identify faults in and service requirements of a water meter. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Legislation:
  • Current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation. Current Health Act and regulations.

    Relevant SABS/SANS standards:
  • Water reticulation - in this context refers to all pipe systems, pumping systems, and components that contribute to the distribution of water.
  • Water meters include but are not limited to - positive displacement, inferential, helix, magflow, combination meters, detector check valves with metered bypass, manifold, domestic, ultrasonic, differential pressure. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the operation, uses, classes, applications, installation, and limitations of water meters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evidence is required for at least two water meters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Water meters are described in terms of their operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water meters are described in terms of their uses, and applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Zone, reservoir, survey; revenue - commercial, industrial, residential.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water meters are described in terms of the relationship between classes and accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Water meters are described in terms of their installation requirements and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Water meters are described in terms of their limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    High flow, low flow.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe meter reading techniques, take readings, and calculate flow rates and volume from a water meter. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evidence is required for at least one water meter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Meter reading techniques are described in terms of their applicability for specified situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Remote reading, telemetry, on-site data logging.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Readings from a water meter are taken in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, and water supplier's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water meter flow rate and volume is calculated for a water meter in operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Increase in throughput over specified time, time for specified throughput.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify faults in, and service requirements of a water meter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults in a water meter are identified in accordance with historical consumption. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No flow, low flow, high flow, inability to read, damage, leakage.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water meter service requirements are described in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 


    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 to 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 are to have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • The Health Act and regulations.
  • Applicable SABS/SANS standards.
  • Municipal bylaws including the Traffic Ordinance Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 -relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community - relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Personal protective equipment is worn at all times.
  • A clean, healthy and safe working environment is maintained in accordance with work policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. Relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation - relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others - relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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 - relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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 
    Range Statements:
  • Range statements associated with specific outcomes and assessment criteria are to be taken in the context of the level of learning and credit allocation of this unit standard. The topics referred to herein are intended to introduce learners to these concepts. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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.
     
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