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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain infrastructure in a conservation area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257161  Maintain infrastructure in a conservation area 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 unit standard is intended at individuals responsible for the maintainance of infrastructure of a conservation area. Individuals achieving competency against this standard will be able to maintain and repair a range of items associated with the operational infrastructure in a conservation area.

The learner will be able to:
  • Perform basic infrastructural maintenance.
  • Repair gas appliances and replace lights and fuses.
  • Repair leaks, blockages, inoperable plumbing equipment.
  • Erect wood or wood-substitute structures.
  • Conduct basic welding and brazing.
  • Maintain pumps, boreholes and static plants.
  • Assist in constructing ablution facilities in a conservation area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform basic infrastructural maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects to be considered when doing basic carpentry, building, painting, plumbing, welding, paving and barricading interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of infrastructural problems to be corrected that require basic carpentry, building, painting, plumbing, welding, paving and barricading interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct interventions for addressing the infrastructural problems identified is selected as to plan required maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to perform infrastructure maintenance safely and according to organisational maintenance requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance interventions include:
  • Carpentry, building, painting, plumbing, welding, paving and barricading.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A report is compiled to communicate and record concluded and outstanding maintenance requirements and future planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Repair gas appliances and replace lights and fuses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects to be considered when repairing gas appliances and replacing lights and fuses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of infrastructural problems to be corrected that relate to gas appliances, lights and fuses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A list is compiled of gas appliances, lights and fuses needing repair or replacement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to perform appliance repair and replacements safely and according to organisational maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair leaks, blockages, inoperable plumbing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects to be considered when repairing leaks, blockages and inoperable plumbing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of infrastructural problems to be corrected that relate to leaks, blockages and inoperable plumbing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A list is compiled of leaks, blockages and inoperable plumbing equipment to be repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to perform leaks, blockage and inoperable plumbing equipment repair and replacements safely and according to organisational maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Erect wooden or wood-substitute structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects and suitable design of structures to be erected and materials to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of infrastructural problems to be corrected that relate to the erection of wooden or wood-substitute structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A list is compiled of the tools, materials and equipment requirements needed for the erection of wooden or wood-substitute structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to erect wooden or wood-substitute structures safely and according to organisational maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct basic welding and brazing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects to be considered when doing basic welding and brazing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of infrastructural problems to be corrected through the application of welding and brazing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A list is compiled of the tools, materials and equipment requirements needed for welding and brazing maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to conduct welding and brazing safely and according to organisational maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Maintain pumps, boreholes and static plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects to be considered when maintaining pumps, boreholes and static plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of infrastructural problems to be corrected that relate to pumps, boreholes and static plants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A list is compiled of pumps, boreholes and static plants needing repair or replacement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to perform pumps, boreholes and static plants repairs and replacements safely and according to organisational maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Construct ablution facilities in a conservation area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A plan (and/or specifications) for the construction or repair of ablution facilities is drawn up according to identified needs in the operational area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A listing is given of the requirements for the repair and construction of ablution facilities as per the planning concluded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An outline is provided of safety aspects to be considered when repairing or constructing ablution facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct techniques, tools and equipment is used to repair or construct ablutions facilities in the operational area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An inspection is conducted to evaluate the work carried out. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Infrastructure requirements.
  • Identifying irregularities/faults.
  • Basic relevant skills required.
  • Basic equipment/tools required.
  • Causes for maintenance activities.
  • Health and safety requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork:
  • Maintenance of infrastructure is not the work of a single person. Therefore, the qualifying learner will work with a team and needs to understand the need to cooperate and collaborate within the context of the team's activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology:
  • The emphasis in this unit standard is on the acquisition of practical skills. All the available equipment, tools and techniques for the various disciplines highlighted by the specific outcomes must be mastered by the qualifying learner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development:
  • Achieving this unit standard is a significant milestone in the acquisition of practical skills. 

  • 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 
    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Considering ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems.
  • The intention is to yield the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63109   Further Education and Training Certificate: Nature Conservation: Natural Resource Guardianship Terrestrial  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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