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Water Infrastructure Manager (NQF Level 08)
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Water Infrastructure Manager (NQF Level 08)

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  • NQF Level 08, Credits 304

Overview: The Water Infrastructure Manager Qualification (NQF Level 8) focusses on the management of water infrastructure assets with respect to the acquisition, operation and maintenance of such assets to reduce associated risks and costs over the life-cycle of the water infrastructure.
The specific occupational tasks for a Water Infrastructure Manager include (QCTO Curriculum Document):

  • Updating and/or developing a Water Services Development Plan.
  • Identifying, designing and developing water infrastructure programmes and projects.
  • To coordinate, monitor and control operational tasks related to water infrastructure.
  • Develop and manage water infrastructure operation and maintenance programmes.
  • Monitor, update and maintain the management information system.

Admission Requirements

  • NQF Level 7 Qualification in either Engineering or Science.
  • Please also refer to the section on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Beneficiaries / Target Groups
The target audience for the Water Infrastructure Manager Qualification (NQF Level 08) include:

  • Graduates, either unemployed or recently employed in the water resource management and water services sectors (private and public sectors).
  • Practitioners (with relevant tertiary qualifications) in the private sector (eg. scientists, engineers, etc.) and public sector (i.e. staff / officials / regulators of both water services and water resource management institutions) that intend to improve their education and/or change discipline.

Important Dates:

  • The first intake of learners for the Water Infrastructure Manager (NQF Level 08) is planned for February 2022.
  • The deadline for applications will be October / November 2021.
  • The deadline for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications will be October / November 2021.
  • Please regularly refer to the website of Water Business College for updated information.

 

Qualification Rules
This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills and Work Experience Modules (QCTO Curriculum Document):
Knowledge Modules:

  • 121903001-KM-01, Legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines applicable to water infrastructure management, NQF Level 8, Credits 10
  • 121903001-KM-02, Water infrastructure management and operations, NQF Level 8, Credits 20
  • 121903001-KM-03, Water infrastructure project management, NQF Level 7, Credits 5
  • 121903001-KM-04, Water infrastructure management and financing, NQF Level 8, Credits 5
  • 121903001-KM-05, Leadership in water infrastructure management, NQF Level 8, Credits 5
  • 121903001-KM-06, Water conservation and demand management, NQF Level 8, Credits 8
  • 121903001-KM-07, Operations and Maintenance Optimisation, NQF Level 9, Credits 15
  • 121903001-KM-08, Water Infrastructure Asset Management, NQF Level 8, Credits 15
  • 121903001-KM-09, Risk Management for water infrastructure and Safety, NQF Level 8, Credits 10
  • 121903001-KM-10, Integrated water information management system, NQF Level 7, Credits 8

Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 101
Practical Skill Modules:

  • 121903001-PM-01, Manage water services operations, NQF Level 8, Credits 25
  • 121903001-PM-02, Develop a water infrastructure operation strategy and maintenance plan, NQF Level 8, Credits 20
  • 121903001-PM-03, Establish water infrastructure needs, NQF Level 8, Credits 18
  • 121903001-PM-04, Develop and implement water infrastructure-related projects, NQF Level 8, Credits 20 121903001 - Occupational Certificate: Physical Asset Manager (Water Infrastructure Manager) Page 5 of 10
  • 121903001-PM-05, Commission water infrastructure projects, NQF Level 8, Credits 5
  • 121903001-PM-06, Integrate and use information for optimal management of water infrastructure performance, NQF Level 7, Credits 5
  • 121903001-PM-07, Manage water balance, NQF Level 8, Credits 15
  • 121903001-PM-08, Update or develop a water services development plan, NQF Level 8, Credits 5

Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 113
Work Experience Modules:

  • 121903001-WM-01, Integrated Development Planning process, NQF Level 8, Credits 15
  • 121903001-WM-02, Technical design modelling processes, NQF Level 8, Credits 20
  • 121903001-WM-03, Operational processes and protocols, NQF Level 8, Credits 25
  • 121903001-WM-04, Water infrastructure operations and maintenance processes, NQF Level 9, Credits 20
  • 121903001-WM-05, Information management processes, NQF Level 8, Credits 10

Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 90

Structure and Delivery of Occupational Qualifications
The occupational qualifications each have three (3) Components of Competency, namely;

  • A Knowledge Component,
  • A Practical Skills Component, and
  • A Workplace Experience component

The occupational qualifications will be offered over a 2-year period. The knowledge, practical and workplace experience components of an occupational qualification can be structured in a manner to accommodate the requirements of both part-time (i.e. employed staff) and full-time learners.
A hybrid / blended approach to offering the academic programmes of WBC will be implemented. Theoretical and selected practical modules will be offered on-line. Adequate provision will be made for ‘hands-on’ training.
Water Business College (WBC) will apply relevant and the latest technology, software and virtual reality simulations to effectively / optimally deliver the knowledge, practical and workplace experience modules of these qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications will be assessed in consultation with the Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) and/or the QCTO.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), applicable to all qualifications, will be based (amongst other factors) on an applicant’s:
    • Informal learning or non-accredited formal studies
    • Work experience (a minimum of 3 years’ experience within the industry in conjunction with the academic record of the candidate)
    • Implementation of advanced standing in instances where the candidate does not meet the minimum entry requirements
    • Relevant modules that have been successfully completed at other accredited Higher Education Institutions where modules are equivalent in content and standard.

RPL applications, with supporting documentation, must be submitted as outlined below.

  • Water Infrastructure Manager qualification (SAQA ID 104623 – NQF Level 08):

The deadline for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications will be October / November 2021. Please regularly refer to the website of Water Business College for updated information.

Short Description

This programme focusses on the management of water infrastructure assets with respect to the acquisition, operation and maintenance of such assets to reduce associated risks and costs over the life-cycle of the water infrastructure.

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