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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and maintain above ground drainage systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119057  Install, test and maintain above ground drainage systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This learner will be able to perform plumbing functions listed in this unit standard under supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Installing a One Pipe above ground drainage system, a Single Stack above ground drainage system, sanitary fittings as well as testing and maintaining above Ground Drainage Systems.

    These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in Construction".

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of more professional construction workers.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • ABET Level 4 or NQF Level 1 English literacy and numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • The installation, testing and maintenance of above ground drainage systems and sanitary fixtures are according to the following qualitative specifications:
    > SABS 0252: 1994 Water supply and drainage for Buildings
    > Part 2: Drainage Installations for Buildings
    > SABS 0400: 1990 Code of Practice for the Application of the National Building Regulations, Part P: Drainage
  • Soil and waste and vent pipes include: uPVC, galvanised mild steel (GMS), cast iron, HDPE.
  • Vertical pipes are fitted plumb, horizontal pipes are installed to specified falls. Pipes are secured and supported using holder bats.
  • Soil, waste and vent fittings include: holder bats, reducers, junctions, bends, couplings, adaptors, vent cowls, vent valves etc.
  • Sanitary fixtures include: water closet pans (wall-hung and pedestal), urinals (stall and wall-hung), sinks, baths, jetted baths (spa baths), bidets, wash-hand basins, showers, wash troughs and salad preparation bowls.
  • Above ground drainage fittings include: floor drains and food waste disposers.
  • Tests for discharge pipes and ventilation pipes shall be done according to the requirements of SABS 0400. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Install a One Pipe above ground drainage system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work activities are planned according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes and fittings are installed according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soil pipes are tested according to specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install a Single Stack above ground drainage system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work site activities are planned according to site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes and fittings are installed according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soil, waste and vent pipes are tested according to specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install sanitary fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sanitary fittings are installed according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste traps, WC Pan connectors as relevant are fitted to sanitary fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sanitary fittings are connected to above ground drainage pipework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sanitary fittings are tested according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to during installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test and Maintain above Ground Drainage Systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and material for testing and maintenance is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed drainage installation is tested according to building regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Leaks are located and repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Blockages are located and cleared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to during installation. 


    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 
  • The purpose of maintaining vertical pipes plumb and horizontal pipes installed so that gradients are within specified limits.
  • The definitions of soil, waste and vent pipe systems.
  • Types of soil, waste and vent fittings, as well their functions and methods of installation.
  • Types sanitary fittings, as well as their functions and methods of installation.
  • Plumbing materials and tools and their applications. 

  • 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:
  • Test and Maintain Above Ground Drainage System.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Leaks are located and repaired. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned according to site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Test and Maintain above Ground Drainage Systems.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Work activities are planned according to site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Materials and tools are selected according to work site requirements and instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Install a One Pipe above ground drainage system.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Waste traps, WC Pan connectors as relevant are fitted to sanitary fittings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Health and safety and housekeeping procedures are adhered to during installation. 

  • 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:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993.
  • GNR 1010 of 18 July 2003: Construction Regulations 2003.
  • National Environmental Management Act (No.107 of 1998).
  • South African Bureau of Standards.
  • National Building Regulations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  61689   National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  49410   National Certificate: Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  96402   National Certificate: Hot Water System Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. AGB MATHE BUSINESS SERVICES 
    3. ALL CONNECTIONS TRAINING AND CONSTRUCTION (PTY) LTD 
    4. ALSTOM JOHN THOMPSON (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN 
    5. Arehone Consulting 
    6. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    7. Better Best Agri Development 
    8. BHP BILLITON ACADEMY 
    9. BLUE POINTER ENERGY 
    10. BP SOUTHERN AFRICA 
    11. Bright Storm Projects 
    12. Builders Training Centre 
    13. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    14. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    15. Dego Consultants 
    16. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE 
    17. ECA (SA) Johannesburg Trade Test Centre 
    18. Educatory Electro Services Trade Test Centre 
    19. ERGO MAPHELONG INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    20. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
    21. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION WESTERN REGION, CAPE TOWN 
    22. ETHEKWININ MUNICIPALITY- SEACOW LAKE 
    23. EZTrade 441 
    24. FAPLA TRAINING 
    25. GG SQUARED PROJECTS 
    26. GLERE SKILLS CONSULTANT 
    27. INDLELA - (OLD COTT) - OLIFANTSFONTEIN 
    28. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    29. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
    30. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    31. KHANYISA GAVU TRADING 
    32. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    33. Leps Training Consultants 
    34. Lira Electrical Training Services cc 
    35. MILNEX - BALFOUR 
    36. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    38. MPUMAMANZI ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    39. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    40. NDITSHE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS 
    41. NOKRAM (PTY) LTD 
    42. NTANDOKAZI HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    43. NTEK PTY LTD 
    44. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    45. PCD College cc 
    46. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
    47. PIONEERS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
    48. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
    49. RAND WATER SCIENTIFIC SERVICES 
    50. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    51. SEDIBENG MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    52. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    53. TOURISM & BUSINESS INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 
    54. TSHIKAMOTHA TRADING AND TRAINING 
    55. TSHWANE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ACADEMY (PREMOS) 



    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.