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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters used in water and wastewater reticulation systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254063  Demonstrate knowledge of pipes, associated fittings, valves and meters used in water and wastewater reticulation systems 
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  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12337  Demonstrate knowledge of pipes associated fittings valves and meters used in water reticulation systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to demonstrate competence in the following outcomes:
  • Identify and explain different pipe sizes, classes and types.
  • Identify and explain the specifications of associated fittings in reticulation systems.
  • Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used on reticulation systems.
  • Explain and demonstrate the preventative maintenance procedures for valves.
  • Correctly identify and explain the type of meters used in different reticulation systems.
  • Explain and demonstrate storage and handling procedures for pipes associated fittings, valves and meters.

    This competence will provide the learner with the foundational knowledge and skills required to be able to operate effectively when performing maintenance or construction tasks on a water and/or wastewater reticulation system. In acquiring this competence the qualifying learner will lay a good foundation for future learning and action, and better understand the broader context of own work. 

  • 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 
    The range must include but is not limited to the following:
  • Reticulation systems: Wastewater- and/or water reticulation systems.
  • Pipes: High density Polyethelene (HDPE), Poly Vinal Chloride, mild steel, galvanised iron, copper, concrete, Clay, Glass fiber Reinforced Plastic(GRP), Polypropylene, fibre cement.
  • Class of Pipes and fiitings: Pressure rating.
  • Corrosion Protection: Fusion bonded epoxy, Paints, cement mortar lining, High Density Polyethylene Lining, Bitumen.
  • Pipe ends: Flanged, plain, threaded, spigot, socket ended.
  • Measuring devices: Steel ruler, tape, and vernier callipers.
  • Measurements: Inside diameter, outside diameter, length, wall thickness, ovality.
  • Valves: Ball, gate, needle, diaphragm, globe, butterfly, stop cock, non-return valves.
  • Actuators: Pneumatic, electrical.
  • Fittings: Couplings, T pieces, unions, elbows and bends, stop ends, flanges, saddles, reducers.
  • Flanges: Sizes, drilling tables.
  • Control valves: Pressure control valves, level control valve, air-relief valves, flow control valve, pressure relief valves, pressure reducing valves, back-flow preventers.
  • Meters: Combination meter, spiral, turbine, electro-magnetic, venturi flume, piston meter.

    All materials used would conform to relevant SABS/SANS standards. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain different pipes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sizes, classes, corrosion protection and material 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 correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different classes of pipes and corrosion protection are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Pipe ends are differentiated and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the specifications of associated fittings in reticulation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Associated fittings are identified in accordance with job requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Associated fittings are sized accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Associated fittings are matched to relevant pipe size, type, corrosion protection and class. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used on reticulation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Valve sizes are identified accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All types of valves are correctly identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types and closing direction.
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of components of valves is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Various types of actuators are described and their operation is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Correctly identify and explain the type of meters used in different reticulation systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of meters are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The measuring principles of meters are correctly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dial readings on meters are correctly explained and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The application of different types of meters are explained in accordance with specifications and its purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain and demonstrate storage and handling procedures for pipes associated fittings, valves and meters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods for storing and stacking pipes are explained and demonstrated in accordance with workplace policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fittings, valves and meters are stored in accordance with workplace procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct methods of handling pipes, fittings, valves and meters 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 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 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 to have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Municipal bylaws.
  • Relevant SABS/SANS standards.
  • Organizational policies and procedures. 

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

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Identify and explain different pipe sizes, classes and types.
  • Identify and explain the characteristics of associated fittings in water reticulation systems.
  • Identify and explain the types and functions of valves used on reticulation systems.
  • Explain the maintenance procedures for valves.
  • Identify and explain meters used in water reticulation systems. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:
  • 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:
  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12337, "Demonstrate knowledge of pipes associated fittings valves and meters used in water reticulation systems", Level 2, 10 credits.

    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 between 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:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation or simulation. 

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