|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58782||Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing|
|SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CETA – Construction Education and Training Authority||OQSF – Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 – Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||160||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”
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 replaces:|
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|21853||National Certificate: Construction Plumbing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||146||Complete|
|This qualification is replaced by:|
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|91782||Occupational Certificate: Plumber||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||360||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
Qualifying learners will be able to integrate their knowledge, understanding and competencies related to occupational health and safety, National Building Regulations and industry codes of practice to perform a range of plumbing activities.
The achievement of this qualification will contribute to the development of those learners who have not had the benefit of formal education and training in that it provides formal recognition for knowledge and skills acquired through extensive workplace experience. Learners who have achieved this qualification will be able to access further learning opportunities and enhance their prospects for sustainable employment within the construction industry. For new entrants, this Qualification describes the learning outcomes required to participate effectively in a structured work environment. Employers will be able to use this Qualification as the source for identifying skills needs and appropriate training interventions. Providers of education and training will be able to use this Qualification in the design and development of appropriate outcomes based learning materials, assessment guides and related assessment tools. Completion of this qualification relates to the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) in that it reflects the competencies of occupational designation 334101 Plumber (General).
Qualifying learners will be able to:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 160 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
1. Identify and solve problems with practical mathematical applications.
2. Communicate in verbal or written form with peers, members of supervisory/management levels and other relevant role-players.
3. Apply understanding of the functioning of plumbing systems to install, test and maintain them in a built environment.
4. Apply fault – finding techniques to diagnose and repair installed plumbing systems.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification promotes, in particular, the following critical cross-field outcomes:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Plumbing problems are identified utilising mathematical principles to determine requirements.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Verbal communication is used in the interaction with other role players in the plumbing process to determine and understand the extent of plumbing requirements and implement plumbing applications and giving and getting feedback.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 A working knowledge of the functioning of plumbing systems is demonstrated in accordance with Regulations.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Faultfinding techniques are applied to establish the cause of plumbing systems not functioning.
The Qualification will be awarded to learners who are able to successfully demonstrate competence, in a practical context, against all the specific outcomes contained in all unit standards and their associated assessment criteria, embedded knowledge (theory) and critical cross-field outcomes (generic abilities).
Integrated assessment practices are achieved through the design and development of assessment activities that make use of a variety of assessment methods and tools that measure not only the learner’s knowledge and ability to perform practical tasks and activities within a familiar context, but which also challenge learners to demonstrate their ability to deal with problem situations that might or can arise in the workplace from time and which require learners’ to demonstrate their ability to adapt their performance to meet the requirements of changed circumstances and to reflect on what they are doing and why.
Summative assessment consists of knowledge tests combined with assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations.
The assessment methods and instruments used to assess learners in the context of this qualification can be applied to the assessment process for Recognition of Prior Learning. A holistic approach is applied when RPL assessments are conducted and include methods and tools that allow for evidence to be gathered from sources located within the broader context where the learner’s knowledge and skills have been acquired over a period of time. These assessment methods and tools include assessments of the learner conducted by peers or superiors, certificates of attendance for short courses or panel assessments.
To achieve this qualification and become a registered artisan plumber, the learner has to complete and be found competent in a final trade test moderated by the appropriate Quality Assurance Body.
An extensive Internet search was conducted to compare the revised NQF Level 4 qualification with international plumbing qualifications, particularly within ‘developing world’ nations. The key phrases of this search included ‘plumber training’ and ‘plumbing apprenticeship’. The names of ‘developing world’ countries include Namibia, Nigeria, India and Jamaica were then suffixed to these keyword phrases in order to undertake a more targeted search. The developed countries include United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
Namibia appears to be embarked on a quite radical reform of its VET system. This reflects growing acceptance of the weaknesses of the system as it has evolved to date and a concern to better focus the system on meeting the needs of socio-economic development. The weaknesses of the system have been well documented in a series of reports. There is limited employer involvement in training. There has been insufficient relevance to both the needs of the formal and informal economies and to economic and social development. Curriculum has been slow to change and the quality of delivery has been uneven. The system has remained small and costly; yet centralisation has been very strong. There appears to be a skills shortage already and plans for future economic development are likely to improve this. The system is faced with a dual challenge of better supporting both growth and poverty reduction strategies.
As a result of shortage of skilled craftsmen and expert plumbers, Nigerian builders are now looking beyond the shores of the country and this has been giving industry practitioners sleepless nights. Besides the persistence of poor quality jobs, projects are being delayed and in some cases stalled. Also, construction costs are escalating and investors are beginning to have a rethink over the real estate development business. Observers have attributed the trend to the economic downturn, lack of sustained manpower development initiative and the emergence of a rather more attractive vocation to the craftsmen. Left with no other choice, developers are now importing skilled plumbers from neighboring countries.
In India two bodies – the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC), a statutory body and the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT), a non-statutory body – operate as advisory institutions. The most important NCVT functions involve: establishing and awarding National Trade Certificates in engineering and non-engineering trades, prescribing standards for syllabi, equipment, space, duration of courses and methods of training; arranging trade tests and laying down standards of proficiency required for the National Trade Certificate; recognition of training institutions for the purposes of issuing National Trade Certificates and laying down conditions for such recognition. The State Councils for Vocational Training (SCVTs), as well as Trade Committees have been established to assist the NCVT. They advise the state government on training policy matters and are supposed to co-ordinate vocational training in each state.
Coming to curriculum, vocational training devotes 70 per cent of time to practical instruction while the rest is theory. The Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI) at Kolkata is responsible for preparation of draft curricula and their revision from time to time. The DGET’s Curriculum Development Section coordinates this work. It scrutinises draft curricula and obtains approval of the NCVT. The periodicity of revisions depends on the technological changes taking place in industry in each trade. Generally, the introduction or revision of curriculum is based on recommendations made by NCVT. This should be done in consultation with relevant trade committees whose members are drawn from industry, technical institutions and DGET institutes.
The reality however, all of the above is how things should be. In reality, most curricula ‘followed’ at institutes imparting vocational training have little relevance for wage or self-employment of the trainees. Plumbing courses which have been running for the past five decades continue to be taught irrespective of the market demand for plumbers in the region.
The Jamaican Qualification Framework gives information pertaining to unit competencies within a qualification plan that may fit your work area or skill area training needs.
All core unit standards must be completed in order to be certified along with the required number of electives.
Competency Description; Level; Hours; Code:
This qualification has been developed for mobility across similar trades within the industry and is intended to allow for further learning towards supervisory and management qualifications within this and other sectors.
This Qualification articulates horizontally with the following registered qualification(s):
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012.|
This Qualification has been replaced by Qualification 91782, which is “Occupational Certificate: Plumber”, Level 4, 360 credits.
Note on artisan registration:
To be registered as an artisan the learner must:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||242821||Identify responsibilities of a team leader in ensuring that organisational standards are met||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||244502||Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||244492||Install, maintain and repair sanitaryware appliances||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||244498||Install, maintain and test below ground drainage systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||14|
|Core||244507||Install, maintain and test cold water supply systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||14|
|Core||244496||Install, maintain and test hot water supply systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||244495||Install, maintain and test Rainwater Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||13224||Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||244497||Perform building works||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||244493||Procure resources for construction works||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||9973||Apply basic business concepts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||114946||Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||244491||Fabricate and install sheet metal components||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||244499||Install and maintain solar water heating systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||244500||Install specialised hospital sanitaryware systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||114589||Manage time productively||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||7997||Managing self-development||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||244494||Perform specialised fault-finding and repairs to plumbing systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||15234||Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15237||Build teams to meet set goals and objectives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||7876||Conduct on-the-Job-Training||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||115753||Conduct outcomes-based assessment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||15224||Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||11994||Monitor, reflect and improve on own performance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|IN-A01||Introduction to the building industry|
|IN-A02||Safety and loss control|
|IN-A03||Elementary first aid|
|BM-A01||Interpret basic building drawings|
|BM-A05||Erect and dismantle scaffolding|
|PL-B01||Mark out and cut sheet metal|
|PL-B02||Mark out rivet and solder sheet metal|
|PL-C01||Fit GMS gutter and rain water pipes|
|PL-C02||Fit PVC gutter and rain water pipes|
|PL-C03||Fit FC gutters and rain water pipes|
|PL-C04||Fabricate and fit copper VP flashing|
|PL-C05||Fabricate and fit GMS VP flashing|
|PL-C06||Fabricate and fit lead VP flashing|
|PL-C07||Fabricate and fit GMS chimney flashing|
|PL-C08||Fabricate a box gutter with stop end, circular outlet and abutment flashing|
|PL-D01||Arc weld basic components|
|PL-D02||Gas weld and braze basic components|
|PL-D03||Cut, thread and assemble GMS pipe-work|
|PL-D04||Cut, bend and assemble copper pipe-work|
|PL-D05||Reapairs and alterations to existing GMS pipe-work|
|PL-D06||Repairs and alterations to existing copper pipe-work|
|PL-E01||Install a combination geyser|
|PL-E02||Install a push-through geyser|
|PL-E03||Install a high pressure geyser|
|PL-E04||Install an indirect system of CW supply|
|PL-E05||Install underground CW reticulation|
|PL-E07||Repairs and mantenance of taps, valves and cocks|
|PL-E08||Repairs to HP mains|
|PL-F01||Recognition and installation of soil and waste systems|
|PL-F02||Install a sink|
|PL-F03||Install a wash basin|
|PL-F04||Install a bath|
|PL-F05||Install a bedit|
|PL-F06||Install a shower|
|PL-F07||Install a WC (pedestal)|
|PL-F08||Install a WC (wall hung)|
|PL-F09||Install a urinal (wall hung)|
|PL-F10||Install a urinal (stall)|
|PL-G01||Recognition of below ground drainage systems|
|PL-G02||Set out and determine levels|
|PL-G03||Excavation and timbering of trenches|
|PL-G04||Install below ground drainage systems|
|PL-G05||Build a manhole to benching height|
|PL-G06||Build a manhole to benching height (concrete ring)|
|PL-G07||Removal of blockages from and repairs to waist, soil and drain pipes|