Training and development Unit through accreditation with EWSETA
Training and development Unit through accreditation with EWSETA

Poverty alleviation, climate change adaptation and food security.

Training and development Unit through accreditation with EWSETA

Training & advocacy

Training & advocacy

The Mvula Trust’s Learnership and skills programmes are occupationally structured learning programmes that constitute credit(s) towards a qualification within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)


The Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA) is a skills development authority serving the energy and water sectors. Accreditation by EWSETA is critical as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications is standardised, consistent and credible.

The process

The courses comply with certain standards and requires that a portfolio of evidence be completed by the Learner. Once the learner completes the portfolio of evidence and submits it back to the Mvula Trust, this goes through a verification process. If all parties involved are satisfied that the learner is competent in the subject, then only will the leaner receive a certificate of competence and earn the credits attached to the unit standard.

Exit levels outcomes

  • Learners can demonstrate knowledge of the current and relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Learners can work in a team operating, maintaining water, and wastewater reticulation systems.
  • Learners can work in a team constructing water and wastewater reticulation systems.
Benefits of the
Benefits of the


Mvula Trust Training

Benefits of the Mvula Trust Training?

  • Accredited EWSETA courses.
  • Professional and accredited EWSETA Facilitators, Moderators and Assessors.
  • Valuable on the job training.
  • Guaranteed outcomes


Who can Attend?

  • Municipal officials/employees.
  • Public members interested in Water & Sanitation courses.
  • Employees from Water Boards.
  • Environmental Health Workers.
  • Community Workers.

Accredited Courses Offered

  Qualification Level Credits
58951 National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Treatment  Process Operations 2 136

National Certificate: Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services

2 124
61669 Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Facilitation 4 148
61689 National Certificate: Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion 2 127
61709 Further Education and Training Certificate: Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Control Supervision 4 166

EWSETA Generic Skills Programme

115899 Demonstrate integrated knowledge of sanitation and the sanitation environment 5 4

Carry out activities that support the preparation phase of a community sanitation improvement project

4 12
115951 Plan an integrated school sanitation project 5 6
120382 Plan, organize and support project meettings and workshops 4 4
12353 Facilitate participatory community development processes 4 12
14015 Collect and interpret data 4 4

Non-accredited training programmes implemented

Project Name Funder Beneficiary Impact On Beneficiary
Water Leanership Programme (Skills Programme) LGSETA Community Development Workers in District Municipalities Managing water and Sanitation projects with clear knowledge and understanding
Sanitation Gearing-Up Project

DFID Funded Project

Rural Municipalities Managing effectively Water and Sanitation programmes. Develop qualifications at levels 4, 5 and 6 for management in sanitation delivery.
SAICE training for SADC member states The Mvula Trust Municipalities under Project Consolidate Operation & Maintenance interventions on the Water infrastructure. O&M user manuals were developed & implemented.
Councillor Development Programme Department of Water Affairs and Forestry All WSAs It aimed to further empower councillors to actively participate in the water business processes
Social Facilitation on the Ritchie Bucket Eradication & Water Reticulatiom Programme Sedibeng Water Sol Plaatjie LM Water Champions were trained on water conservation.
End-user education and Hygiene promotion on the Ritchie Bucket Eradication & Water Reticulation Programme Sedibeng Water Sol Plaatjie LM Beneficiaries are aware of proper health and hygiene practices and there are fewer cases of water & sanitation-related diseases reported
CSO Capacity Building DWS-NW All of the 4 DM’s Enhanced capacity on the role of CSOs involved in the water services to various communities
Vision 20/20 DWS-NW All of the 4 DM’s Awareness of conservation of natural resources such as water by educating the society through school learners
Water Sector Support DWS-NW All of the 4 DM’s Effective functioning of the Water Sector by taking into consideration key policies regulating water access & provision

We focus on the following

Sustainable water & sanitation

The heart of Mvula’s strategic objectives

The Mvula Trust - Water

Value and protection of water for the good of all

Local government support

Assisting municipalities to be developmental by focusing on their mandates

Infrastructure creation

Livelihood improvements and good infrastructure implementation processes.