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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand and apply principles relating to the installation of services in building 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15150  Understand and apply principles relating to the installation of services in building 
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 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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand and apply principles relating to electrical and water installation in buildings, as well as sanitary plumbing and drainageThis competence complements the other management competencies and forms part of the Elective learning. It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Managers. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Water installations include cold and hot water systems
  • Components used in water installations include:
    1. Pipes
    2. Fittings
    3. Materials
    4. Joints
    5. Taps
    6. Valves
  • Components used in sanitary plumbing include:
    1. Pipes
    2. Fittings
    3. Materials
    4. Joints
  • Drain components include:
    1. Inspection chambers (Manholes)
    2. Rodding eyes
    3. Inspection eyes
    4. Gulley traps
  • Drainage systems include:
    1. Foul water drainage
    2. Storm water drainage
    3. Sub-soil drainage
    4. Conservancy tanks
    5. Septic tanks
    6. French drains 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply principles relating to electrical installations in dwellings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The generation, transmission and distribution of electricity supply is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The equipment and components used for electrical installations are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The use of circuits and wiring in electrical installations are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and apply principles relating to water installation in dwellings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Components used in water installations are identified and their application explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Hydraulic principles are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and apply principles relating to sanitary plumbing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Classification, types and application of sanitary appliances and components are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Performance requirements for sanitary plumbing are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand and apply principles relating to drainage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Drain components are identified and their application explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Performance requirements for drainage are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Procedures relating to the testing of drainage systems are explained. 


    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 "The National Diploma/Certificate in the Management of Building Construction Processes".
  • 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 
    I can understand and explain:
  • The generation, transmission and distribution of electricity supply
  • The equipment and components used for electrical installations
  • The use of circuits and wiring in electrical installations
  • Components used in water installations and their application
  • Hydraulic principles
  • Classification, types and application of sanitary appliances and components
  • Performance requirements for sanitary plumbing
  • Drain components and their application
  • Performance requirements for drainage
  • Procedures relating to the testing of drainage systems
  • Relevant Building Regulations 

  • 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
    Performance requirements for drainage are identified 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome
    Understand and apply principles relating to electrical installations in dwellings 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Assessment Criteria
    Drain components are identified and their application explained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcome
    Understand and apply principles relating to electrical installations in dwellings

    Assessment Criteria
    Classification, types and application of sanitary appliances and components are explained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome
  • Understand and apply principles relating to electrical installations in dwellings
  • Understand and apply principles relating to water installation in dwellings
  • Understand and apply principles relating to sanitary plumbing
  • Understand and apply principles relating to drainage

    Assessment Criteria
  • The generation, transmission and distribution of electricity supply is explained
  • The equipment and components used for electrical installations are explained
  • The use of circuits and wiring in electrical installations are explained 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcomes
    Understand and apply principles relating to drainage

    Assessment Criteria
  • Procedures relating to the testing of drainage systems are explained
  • Performance requirements for drainage are identified 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49196   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    3. Construction Resource Development College 
    4. Dego Consultants 
    5. 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.