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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake and co-ordinate sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion activities at sanitation project level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115939  Undertake and co-ordinate sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion activities at sanitation project level 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 achieving this Unit Standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to co-ordinate a team of sanitation fieldworkers to implement a sanitation-related health and hygiene education and promotion programme, to collect relevant data as part of monitoring and evaluation, and to report on data and progress to programme management level. At this level it is intended that a learner should not only operate as a co-ordinator, but should also be able to assist with implementation of health and hygiene promotion interventions. This will contribute towards effective health and hygiene promotions. Achieving this Unit Standard will enhance the efficiency of the qualifying learner and advance his / her own expertise and employability in water and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Mathematics and communication skills at NQF level 4 or equivalent, Facilitation skil. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard should be able to train and co-ordinate a team of sanitation field workers to implement a sanitation-related health and hygiene education and promotion programme within the context of a sanitation project. This work should include the relevance of good sanitation and hygiene to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening infections as well as understanding of pathogens, the cycle of infection, breaking the cycle of infection (wherever possible) using appropriate behaviours and technologies. Learners who achieve this unit standard should be able to convey this knowledge to fieldworkers in appropriate ways as well as to members of the participating community.

Role players in the sanitation project environment could include municipal representatives and officials, government department representatives, funders, project manager, project team members, community members, householders, project steering committee, ward committee, municipal officials and representatives, project employees, sub-contractors and other providers of goods and services. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Undertake sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion using appropriate methods. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Undertake sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion using appropriate methods and support the project team to do so. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Appropriate tools, including participatory tools, to conduct water and sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion and education activities are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Support to team members to use effective tools, including participatory tools, to conduct water and sanitation-related health and hygiene promotion and education activities are provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Sanitation promotion activities, including a range of methods from small-scale, focused work through to mass education efforts, are carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Support for team members to carry out sanitation promotion activities is provided. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Set up a health and hygiene monitoring and data collection system in a sanitation project. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Key health status indicators relating to sanitation are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A baseline survey of key health and hygiene indicators relating to sanitation is conducted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Key health indicators are monitored at regular intervals in order to monitor improved health status as a result of the sanitation project. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Low levels of improvement in key health and hygiene indicators are identified and fed back into the project plan in order to identify and address problems. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Report on health and hygiene promotion activities to programme management using appropriate tools. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Reports on baseline surveys and progress surveys are compiled and communicated to relevant role-players within agreed time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Evidence of sanitation-related health problems is communicated urgently to relevant role players including health authorities to ensure appropriate interventions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Reports on health promotion and health and hygiene education activities are prepared and communicated to appropriate role-players within agreed time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Lessons learned from activities are assembled and. used for project and staff development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Ensure that sanitation technologies and practices that improve health are in place. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Health promoting sanitation technologies (including hand washing and access to water) are promoted and are included in the sanitation project implementation plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Appropriate use of facilities to improve barriers to the spread of pathogens and contaminants are promoted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Sanitation technologies and practices that facilitate the care of people living with HIV / AIDS and assist in reducing opportunistic diseases are identified and implemented. 


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's 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 should 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 
  • Participatory methodologies (mainly Participatory Rural Appraisal type methodologies, particularly Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)) that represent current best practice in health promotion and health and hygiene education.
  • Water- and sanitation-related health problems.
  • The link between sanitation, water, health and the environment.
  • The cycle of disease (exposure, infection, contamination of water sources, food etc, re-exposure etc).
  • Aspects of hygiene promotion such as safe disposal of human faeces, safe use and protection of water sources, home and environmental hygiene, food hygiene, water and personal hygiene.
  • Sanitation promotion and creating demand for good sanitation, providing user education, monitoring and evaluation.
  • The links between HIV/AIDS, access to water and good sanitation facilities, and good hygiene practices, both in the care of people living with AIDS, and in preventing secondary infections. 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Key health indicators are monitored at regular intervals in order to monitor improved health status as a result of the sanitation project.
  • Low levels of improvement in key health and hygiene indicators are identified and fed back into the project plan in order to identify and address problems. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Health promoting sanitation technologies (including hand washing and access to water) are promoted and are included in the sanitation project implementation plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All 

  • 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 
    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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48908   National Certificate: Sanitation Project Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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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    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.