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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply on-site corrosion protection of pipes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119046  Apply on-site corrosion protection of pipes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building 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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:
This unit standard will be useful to people who work in the civil construction industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to Demonstrate knowledge of pipelaying activities and are able to apply on-site corrosion protection of pipes.
Demonstrating knowledge of civil construction plant, equipment, and activities

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Civil Engineering Construction pipelaying personnel who are able to lay pipes ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety legislation and completed in accordance with specifications and industry standards.

The contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners will be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. This in turn will enhance the employability and career prospects of learners employed in this sector. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 Numeracy and NQF 1 Literacy
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to:
  • Use and maintain basic hand tools;
  • Use relevant equipment.
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications-Apply relevant health and safety standards
  • Procure materials
  • Install various types of pipes 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Corrosion control methods: Paints, epoxies, laggings, linings, cathodic protection devices. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an Understanding of the Main Causes of Corrosion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pipeline components prone to corrosion are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions under which corrosion takes place are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Main causes of corrosion are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    The Most Common Methods of Corrosion Prevention are Explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of preventing corrosion are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The advantages and disadvantages of each method are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most appropriate corrosion control method in own area of work is explained and reasons are given for choice of method 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare the Work Area Before Commencing with Corrosion Control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Corrective action includes: eliminating and/or reporting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task are identified and ensured to be functional, and are ready for use at work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All legislated safety precautions are adhered to in terms of work carried out below ground level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The work area is neat, free of obstructions, water, and loose material and adheres to all given instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Appropriate Corrosion Control Methods are selected and Applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate Corrosion Control Methods are selected and applied to pipes as per manufacturer's specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate Corrosion Control Methods are selected and applied on fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for methods chosen are explained 


    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 this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • 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 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Health and safety requirements and worksite housekeeping procedures
  • The importance of corrosion control.
  • The impact of not controlling corrosion.
  • Cost-effective methods of corrosion control in own workplace.
  • The difference between corrosion control at the coast and inland.
  • Internal corrosion.
  • External corrosion and the mechanism for promoting this corrosion.
  • Galvanic corrosion. 

  • 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:
  • Appropriate corrosion control methods are selected and applied

    Assessment criteria:
  • Appropriate Corrosion Control Methods are selected and applied to pipes as per manufacturer's specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area before commencing with corrosion control

    Assessment criteria:
  • All legislated safety precautions are adhered to in terms of work carried out below ground level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome:
  • The most common methods of corrosion prevention are explained.

    Assessment criteria:
  • The most appropriate corrosion control method in own area of work is explained and reasons are given for choice of method 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
  • The most common methods of corrosion prevention are explained.

    Assesment criteria:
  • Methods of preventing corrosion are identified and explained. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area before commencing with corrosion control

    Assessment criteria:
  • The work area is neat, free of obstructions, water, and loose material and adheres to all given instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcome:
  • The Most Common Methods of Corrosion Prevention are Explained.

    Assessment criteria:
  • The most appropriate corrosion control method in own area of work is explained and reasons are given for choice of method 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Specific outcome:
  • Prepare the work area before commencing with corrosion control

    Assessment criteria:
  • Work area is checked for hazards. All hazards are identified and corrective action is taken in line with worksite housekeeping procedures. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:
    Acts, Regulations, Specifications and Standards applicable to this unit standard:
    (i) Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
    (ii) GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
    (iii) National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998)
    (iv) South African Bureau of Standards. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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