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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and maintain basic plumbing components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119064  Install and maintain basic plumbing components 
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 1  NQF Level 01  12 
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:
  • Understanding and describing basic plumbing principles and carrying out under the close supervision of a qualified plumber the assembly and maintenance of components for above and below ground drainage systems as well as water supply 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 3. English literacy and numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Water pipes include but are not limited to: galvanised mild steel (GMS), unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), copper, and polypropylene.
  • Joining of pipes include but are not limited to: the cutting and threading of galvanised pipes, the joining of similar pipes such as copper, PVC, and the joining of dissimilar pipe types.
  • Installation of water pipes includes but is not limited to: both above and below ground, lagging, and the provision of hose reels.
  • Fittings include: cocks, valves, taps, full way valves, house water stations, thermostatic valves, flushing valves, control valves, pressure reducing valves, mixers, water meters, expansion leaf valves, etc.
  • Sewer and drainpipes include: uPVC, HDPE, reinforced concrete, earthenware (Vitrified clay), and fibre reinforced cement.
  • Trench excavations include for battering of side slopes in non-cohesive soils, and for shoring.
  • Cleaning of sewer and drainpipes includes rodding, and jetting.
  • Manholes include the use of concrete cast in-situ and precast, brick masonry, precast concrete rings, and prefabricated manholes.
  • Soil and waste water pipes include: uPVC, galvanised (GMS), cast iron.
  • Vertical pipes are fitted plumb, horizontal pipes are installed to specified falls.
  • Soil pipes include built-in, and suspended pipes and are secured using holder bats.
  • Soil fittings include: holder bats, reducers, tees, bends, etc
  • Waste water fixtures include: sinks, baths, jetted baths (spa baths), bidets, wash-hand basins, showers, wash troughs, salad bowls, grease traps, floor drains, and food waste disposers.
  • Sanitary fittings include: water closet pans (wall-hung and pedestal), urinals (stall and wall-hung). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and describe basic plumbing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic plumbing principles are understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic elements of plumbing drawings are interpreted and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The uses of plumbing tools, components and consumables are identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install and maintain a water supply system under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cold water pipes and fittings are installed and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hot water pipes and fittings are installed and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic plumbing faults are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Water supply systems are repaired. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install and maintain a below ground drainage system under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Below ground drainage pipes and fittings are installed and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drainage access structures are built and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Below ground drainage systems are repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    On-site sanitation systems are installed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install and maintain above ground drainage components and sanitary fittings under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Above ground soil, waste and vent pipes and fittings are installed and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sanitary fittings are installed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic plumbing faults are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Repairs to drainage components and sanitary fittings are carried out. 


    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 and use of the different types of pipes and pipe materials, including consumables used.
  • Types of valves and fittings as listed and their purpose.
  • The different methods used in joining similar and dissimilar pipe types.
  • The different regulations and purpose pertaining to the preservation of water quality, prevention of backflow, and the disinfecting of domestic installations, including the implications of potable water contamination.
  • The health implications of working on water supply mains.
  • Installation of pipes includes bracketing and support of pipes within specified tolerances.
  • The purpose and use of the different types of geysers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Basic plumbing faults are described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and describe basic plumbing principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information:

    Specific Outcome:
  • Understand and describe basic plumbing principles.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Basic elements of plumbing drawings are interpreted and described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence:

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Basic plumbing principles are understood and described. 

  • 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  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.
     
    1. Arehone Consulting 
    2. Artisan Development Academy 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. Builders Training Centre 
    5. Dego Consultants 
    6. Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd 
    7. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    8. Leps Training Consultants 
    9. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    11. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    12. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 



    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.