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Purpose of this course?
PURPOSE The purpose of the Sustainable Sanitation Management short learning course is to equip participants with relevant knowledge, as well as management, planning and implementation skills on Water and Sanitation Management. Participants from Water Services Authorities, Water and Sanitation Providers as well as all Water Users will thus be able to make informed decisions on the management of water and sanitation in municipalities and other affected areas. In addition, knowledge on the water and sanitation management will advance the implementation of National and Provincial Water and Sanitation policies of the Republic of South Africa.
ALIGNMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE SANITATION MANAGEMENT WITH NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND UNIVERSITY PRIORITIES
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PROGRAMME DETAILS
This Certificate in Sustainable Sanitation Management programme will be offered at the University of Limpopo (TURFLOOP CAMPUS) and the programme will take 6 months to complete in a block release manner, and it is designed to meet the NQF 5 exit level descriptors.
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Course Modules
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Exit Level Requirements
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STAFF REQUIREMENTS
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FEES
Appropriate costing has been done by University of Limpopo Finance Division. This is imperative to ensure the viability of the programme.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
It was during academic travels that the coordinator of the programme came into contact with the authors and contributors of the modules being promoted in this programme of Sustainable Sanitation Management.
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INTRODUCTION TO THE SUSTAINABLE SANITATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
About Lesson

The exit level outcomes of this short learning programme will be pitched at NQF Level 5 where the candidate’s Scope of Knowledge, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate an informed understanding of the core areas of one or more fields such as the following:  

 

  1. Problem solving, demonstrate an ability to identify, evaluate and solve defined, routine and new problems within a familiar in the Sustainable Sanitation Management context.
    • Adequately discuss the problems associated with the current sanitation management in South Africa.
    • Accurately discuss how to resolve the current sanitation problems identified.

 

  1. Ethics and professional practice Take account of, and act in accordance with prescribed organizational and professional ethical codes of conduct within the Sanitation Management environment.
    • Safely implement or execute Sustainable Sanitation projects without endangering the environment or involved stakeholders.
    • Explain the requirements of plan for a project ethically without harming the participants

 

  1. Communicating information, communicate information reliably, accurately and coherently to different stakeholders in the field of Sanitation Management
    • Explain the importance of using different communication skills towards different stakeholders in a sanitation management project.
    • Elaborate different skills of working with stakeholders within the management of Sustainable Sanitation.

 

  1. Context and systems, Operate in a range of familiar and new contexts, demonstrating an understanding of different kinds of systems.
    • Demonstrate an effective description of knowledge regarding modern and old systems that are used in water and sanitation treatments.
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of systems or techniques utilized in the management of water and sanitation.
    • Discuss the steps or procedures for the treatment of faecal sludge and wastewater.

 

  1. Accountability, Account for their actions, to work effectively with and respect others, practices on Sustainable Sanitation Management and be able to practically solve the problems which compromise people’s health and well-being.
    • Work effectively as part of a team to manage Sustainable Sanitation projects or activities.
    • Identify different role players in the management of sanitation management
    • Explain the importance of each role player and their functions in sanitation.
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