Water Use, Services & Sanitation

This network focused on 2 priority Occupational Qualifications, namely Water Process Controller and Sanitation Coordinator and worked with 2 groups of CEP members to develop these qualifications.

Thematic Area: Water Use, Services and Sanitation

Qualification: Process Controller

Network Coordinator: : Anita Pillay (Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA)) – training@wisa.org.za

DWS Champion: Mr. Cyprian Mazubane

                                Mr. Aaron Sekonya

CEP members:

Name

Institution

Anita Pillay

Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA)

Basetsana Mathibe

Ingen Projects

Melvin Pillay

Ethekwini Municipality

Johann Kannemeyer

City of Cape Town

Solomon Makate

Department of Water and Sanitation

Rodney Mashele

Department of Water and Sanitation

Linford Molaba

SANParks

Dave Govender

Tekmation

Alvin Lagardien

Cape Peninsula University of Cape Town (CPUT)

Kevin Treffry-Goatley

The Water Academy

Sydney Armoed

Overberg WaterPumla Mkele

Phemelo Boitse

Sedibeng Water

Pitso Tiro

Rand Water

Peter Coetzee

SAICE

Reginald Legoabe

MISA

 

Occupational Title: Process Controller

Occupational Purpose: Operates and controls the unit processes at a water services works in order to produce potable water, treated waste water and associated waste products according to statutory and regulatory requirements

Occupational Tasks:

  • Inspect, operate and control chemical, biological and physical unit processes and associated plant for compliance with required standards
  • Monitor and test of physical, chemical and biological parameters in order to make appropriate process adjustments

Curriculum Structure: This qualification is made up of the following modules: Knowledge Module, Practical Skill Module and Work Experience Module

Knowledge Modules:

  • Basic Water Services Chemistry, Processes and Calculations
  • Chemical Treatment Process
  • Biological Treatment Process
  • Physical Treatment Process
  • Sludge Treatment/Handling
  • Health & Safety and Environmental Legislation
  • Equipment and Materials

Practical Skill Modules:

  • Inspect, operate and control chemical processes and equipment
  • Inspect, operate and control biological processes and equipment
  • Inspect, operate and control physical processes and equipment
  • Inspect, operate and control sludge treatment and handling processes and equipment
  • Collect and analyse samples and interpret results
  • Operate automated process control systems and computer equipment

Work Experience Modules:

The learner will be required to:

  • Inspect, operate and control chemical pre-treatment unit processes and equipment
  • Inspect, operate and control disinfection unit processes and equipment
  • Inspect, operate and control stabilisation unit processes and equipment

Entry Requirements: NQF Level 3 with Mathematics and Communication.

Qualifications

Water Process Controller

Occupational purpose:
Operates and controls the unit processes at a water services works in order to produce potable water, treated wastewater and associated waste products according to statutory and regulatory requirements.

Occupational tasks

The water process controller:

  • Inspects, operates and controls chemical, biological and physical unit processes and equipment of water services works (NQF Level 3).
  • Sets and adjusts equipment (NQF Level 3).
  • Monitors and tests the physical, chemical and biological parameters of the treatment process (NQF Level 3).

Water and Sanitation Coordinator
This qualification is made up of the following compulsory knowledge and practical skill modules.

Knowledge modules for which specifications are included:

  • Water cycle, NQF Level 5, 8 Credits.
  • Sanitation, hygiene, and water, NQF Level 6, 10 Credits.
  • Water and sanitation legislation, regulations and policies, NQF Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • Sanitation, hygiene and water promotion, NQF Level 6, 15 Credits.
  • Sanitation, hygiene and water facilitation, NQF Level 7, 15 Credits
  • Sanitation, hygiene and water coordination, NQF Level 6, 15 Credits.

The total number of credits for knowledge modules: 73.

Practical skills modules for which specifications are included:

  • Investigate community needs in relation to sanitation and water-related services and practices, NQF Level 6, Credits 15.
  • Develop community engagement structures for planning and implementation of SHAW programs and projects, NQF Level 7, Credits: 15.
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of SHAW programs and projects at a community level, NQF Level 7, 20 Credits.
  • Promote the implementation of SHAW programs and projects, (NQF Level 5), 10 Credits, NQF Level 8, 15 Credits.
  • Review or develop SHAW program guidelines, NQF Level 7, 10 Credits.

The total number of credits for practical skills modules: 80.

List of work experience module specifications:

  • Community-based research and data collection processes NQF Level 6, 32 Credits.
  • Stakeholder engagement and networking and processes NQF Level 7, 15 Credits.
  • Sanitation, health and water programme and project coordination processes, NQF Level 6, 25 Credits.
  • Sanitation, health and water programme and project promotion processes, NQF Level 7, 15 Credits.
  • Sanitation, hygiene and water programmes and project implementation guidelines review or development processes, NQF Level 8, 15 Credits.

Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP)

The CEP is led by the Network coordinator Anita Pillay. The organisations that the CEP members belong to
are listed below:

  • CPUT
  • WISA
  • UWC
  • EThekwini Municipality
  • Overberg Water
  • City of Cape Town

Resources

Progress Report

Progress Report 2

Progress Report 3

Water Use, Services and Sanitation

Water Use, Services and Sanitation 2

Contact us

Network Coordinator: : Anita Pillay
Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA)

Email: training@wisa.org.za

For more information, contact us