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

Monitor community water systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14021  Monitor community water systems 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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 will be able to explain different water systems appropriate for rural and peri-urban communities, levels of service, the implications for operation and maintenance and monitor water distribution systems and water quality. This competence will enable the learner to assist communities within a range of different contexts with water systems. This will contribute towards sustainable water systems and a sustainable water environment. Achieving this unit standard will enhance the skills base of the qualifying learner, advance his / her own expertise and enhance employability in water and other related sectors. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy NQF2, Numeracy NQF 3, Demonstrate Knowledge of Water Cycle, Water and Waste Water Systems NQF level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Water sources: Rainwater, boreholes, springs, rivers, dams and weirs. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe rural water sources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Types of rural water sources are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate water sources for own community are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Impact of demand on available water resources is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Conservation of water resources in own community is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Monitor water distribution systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Gravity feed systems is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Pressure systems are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Water levels in supply tanks are monitored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Water resource levels are monitored and fluctuations are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Samples are taken for monitoring water quality. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Problems are identified, assessed and appropriate action is explained and demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe and explain different levels of service. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different levels of service are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Cost implications of different levels of service are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Advantages / disadvantages of different levels of service for own community are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain tariff-setting principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The economics of water is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Alternative tariff structures, including rising block tariffs are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Indigent policy is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Free basic water policy is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain the principles and practices of operating and maintaining a community water distribution. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the principles and practices of operating and maintaining a community water distribution system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Implications of choices of technology are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Water loss monitoring is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Routine disinfection procedures are explained and demonstrated. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. 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.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
4. 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 
Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

1. Importance of monitoring the water distribution system.
2. Importance of water loss monitoring.
3. The purpose of disinfection.
4. The importance of disinfection.
5. The consequences of not disinfecting water.
6. The principles and practices of operating and maintaining a community water distribution system.
7. Importance of sanitation.
8. Principles of hygiene.
9. The need for cultural and social sensitivity.
10. Demand management. 


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. This relates to:

Water resource levels are monitored and fluctuations are explained.
Problems are identified, assessed and appropriate action is explained and demonstrated.
Advantages / disadvantages of different levels of service for own community are explained. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. This relates to:

Problems are identified, assessed and appropriate action is explained and demonstrated. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. This relates to:

Water resource levels are monitored and fluctuations are explained.
Samples are taken for monitoring water quality. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. This relates to:

Pressure systems are explained.
Water resource levels are monitored and fluctuations are explained.
Samples are taken for monitoring water quality. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation. This relates to all assesment criteria. 

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

Water levels in supply tanks are monitored.
Water resource levels are monitored and fluctuations are explained.
Samples are taken for monitoring water quality. 

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. This relates to all assessment criteria. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Assessment option:

Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
Oral or written questions
Observation or simulation 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  61669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  23708   National Certificate: Community Water, Sanitation and Health Facilitation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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. ALL CONNECTIONS TRAINING AND CONSTRUCTION (PTY) LTD 
2. AMBROSER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
3. BLUE POINTER ENERGY 
4. CHILUTSI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
5. City of Cape Town - Maitland Training Centre 
6. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE 
7. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
8. ELECTRICAL TRAINING CONSULTANTS 
9. ESKOM DISTRIBUTION NORTH WESTERN REGION, BLOEMFONTEIN 
10. HAZYVIEW WATER SKILLS ACADEMY 
11. HWM CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
12. INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTING ENGINEERS CC 
13. INGEN ENGINEERING PROJECTS 
14. Monarch Training 
15. MUNICIPAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
16. NEW HOPE REVIVAL ORGANISATION 
17. NKANYEZI FOUNDATION 
18. PHATHUTSHEDZO CONNSULTING TRAINING PROVIDER 
19. PIONEERS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
20. PRAXIS TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
21. PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 
22. Rand Water Vereeniging 
23. SEANEGO INTERGRATED NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
24. SOL-TECH OPLEIDINGSENTRUM 
25. THOBOLOGO TRAINING & EDUCATION GROUP 



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.