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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23708  National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  151  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-09-13  2008-06-11 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
61669  Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  148   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A learner assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to facilitate responsible environmental activities amongst community members and effective communication between the community and relevant stakeholders. Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Promote responsibility environmental health and sanitation practices;
  • onduct community committee meetings;
  • Collect and interpret data;
  • Facilitate community processes using participatory methodologies and tools;
  • Explain institutional frameworks for integrated water resource management and water services;
  • Promote gender and equity on water and sanitation projects;
  • Monitor budgets;
  • Work in a project team and
  • Care for customers in a community environment.

    This qualification will lay the foundation for future career advancement across other sectors and to supervisory or management qualifications within the sector. The individual will have the capacity to advance and gain skills and self-respect as the qualified learner will be able to competently facilitate and promote community water, health and sanitation in a professional manner, to ensure community needs are met and the environment is ecologically sustained. This qualification has been developed to enhance the sustainability of community water and sanitation supply systems, which will contribute towards improved health of community members.

    Rationale of the qualification

    This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of facilitators of community water, health and sanitation working in the water sector that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This qualification provides the learner with a career path and progression within the water sector as well as the flexibility to pursue different careers within the water sector. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to facilitate integrated water resource management or water, sanitation and health. The introduction of a National Certificate in Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation based on unit standards will allow learners the opportunity to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming as impassable barrier and will also allow for the recognition of prior learning. This will enable learners to pursue different careers within the water sector and other related sectors and enhance productivity and employability within the water sector as well as contribute towards the ecological sustainability and improvement of the water environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A knowledge, comprehension and application of two languages at NQF level 2 and mathematics at NQF level 2. Learners will need to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • The water cycle and water and waste water systems
  • Collecting and recording data
  • Working with local communities
  • The roles and responsibilities of community committees
  • Environmental health
  • Hygiene practices
    The learning assumed to be in place is a guide in order to help the learner cope with the unit standards in the qualification.

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without attending further training or education. The assessor and learner will decide together on the most appropriate assessment route to be taken. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Mathematics - 16 credits
    First language - 20 credits
    Second language - 20 credits 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving this qualification the qualifying learner will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of community water, health and sanitation.
    2. Promote an understanding of community water, health and sanitation management to promote behavioural change through facilitating community participation at community and forum level.
    3. Demonstrate communication and negotiation skills.
    4. Monitor and evaluate interventions, water quality and water quantity.
    5. Demonstrate administrative and budgetary skills.
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of community culture, gender and equity issues. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension regarding community water, health and sanitation through application in the community.
    1.2 Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of relevant legislation and policies in the water sector.

    2.1 Explain and promote an awareness of water, health and sanitation issues to community members.
    2.2 Encourage community members to participate at community level.
    2.3 Encourage community members to participate in community forums.
    2.4 Facilitate teams of people using participatory methodologies.
    2.5 Explain the reasons for behavioural change to community members.
    2.6 Apply learning skills and knowledge in their personal, workplace and educational lives.
    2.7 Apply skills relevant to community water, health and sanitation context appropriately.

    3.1 Use communication skills to interact in a meaningful way with work colleagues and community members.
    3.2 Use the range of generic skills as a foundation for learning.
    3.3 Work with others in both learning and work-oriented situations.
    3.4 Demonstrate negotiation skills with community and forum members.

    4.1 Monitor the effectiveness of community water, health and sanitation interventions.
    4.2 Assess the effectiveness of behavioural change in relation to community water, health and sanitation.
    4.3 Evaluate interventions within the community and determine their effectiveness.
    4.4 Monitor the impact of interventions on the environment.
    4.5 Monitor water quality and water quantity.

    5.1 Demonstrate administrative skills.
    5.2 Collect and collate data relevant to community water, health and sanitation and process the data in a meaningful manner.
    5.3 Demonstrate knowledge of budgetary and bookkeeping skills.
    5.4 Apply knowledge of budgets in an appropriate manner in a community context.
    5.5 Apply learning skills and knowledge in their personal, workplace and educational lives.

    6.1 Demonstrate an understanding of community culture when interacting with community and forum members.
    6.2 Demonstrate gender sensitive behaviour when interacting with community and forum members.
    6.3 Demonstrate an understanding of equity issues when interacting with community and forum members.
    6.4 Use participatory methodologies and tools to promote gender and equity within communities.

    Integrated Assessment

    Integrated assessment at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome.

    Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed, and the nature and level of the qualification. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the qualification.

    While the generic component (literacy, communication and life skills) of this qualification at NQF Level 3 and 4 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to community water, health and sanitation, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are truly portable. The primary aim of this qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound base of general education to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills such as language, computation and learning skills etc across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.

    A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The core and elective components have been developed taking into account South Africa`s unique context. The working group has been unable to find any international community related unit standards against which to benchmark the unit standards. The fundamental components, reflecting foundational learning and generic skills and knowledge have been derived from registered, local adult education unit standards. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows for vertical articulation to a tertiary qualification such as a diploma or a BSc degree in Integrated Water Resource Management. This qualification will also provide articulation with a range of qualifications in both technical and management areas in water and other related sectors. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against these standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of two years practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • Declared competent in all the outcomes of the of the generic assessor standard, and certificated by the ETDP SETA or by the relevant ETQA in agreement with the ETDP SETA in this regard.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence).
  • Able to demonstrate competence in relation to these specified standards and qualifications, at or above, the level of the qualifications in question.
  • Meet any other additional requirements laid down by their constituent ETQA.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. The status of registered assessors can be checked on the appropriate ETQA database or website. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 61669, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation", Level 4, 148 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14050  Care for customers in a community environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14034  Demonstrate knowledge of community sanitation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14015  Collect and interpret data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12344  Demonstrate knowledge of gender and equity in sustainability of water and sanitation related projects  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12353  Facilitate participatory community development processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  14043  Plan and conduct community meetings  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14035  Promote environmental health to community members  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10135  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14016  Demonstrate knowledge of institutional frameworks for integrated water resource management and water services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  14020  Monitor budgets related to community projects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14444  Demonstrate an understanding of a general business plan and adapt it to a selected business idea  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10006  Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12042  Demonstrate chemical and bacteriological sampling techniques and field tests  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7572  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12348  Demonstrate Knowledge Of Water Users and Water Users' Needs  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12346  Demonstrate Knowledge Of An Integrated Approach To Water And Sanitation Related Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14021  Monitor community water systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12347  Promote Water Quality To Community Members  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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