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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fault find a photovoltaic supplied system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113869  Fault find a photovoltaic supplied system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the electrical engineering and industrial environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:

Finding, repairing faults and maintaining industrial electrical circuits according to applicable drawings and statutory requirements to ensure continuous operation.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Electrical safety
  • Electrical drawings
  • Hand tools
  • Application of electrical testing instruments
  • Install wire and commission a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system
  • Power tools
  • Fault find on single pahse alternating current systems. Under stadard nr. 13791 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. Statutory requirements includes but are not limited to:
  • OSH Act, SABS 0142, NRS 052
  • Authority requirements
  • Manufacturers specification and worksite procedure.

    2. Electrical drawing include but is not limited to:
  • Schematic diagrams
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Connection/terminal connections
  • Cable schedules
  • Layout drawings and floor/building plans

    3. System includes single and DC circuits

    4. Circuits power / main and control

    5. Fault finding and maintenance covers AC and DC

    6. Electrical components include but are not limited to:
  • Panels, contactors, relays, timers, push buttons, selector switches, indication lights, protective devices (fuses, circuit breakers, surge arrestors, overload devices, earth leakage units, etc.), connection terminals, wiring, fixed electrical measuring instruments and auxiliary equipment (voltmeter, ammeter, etc), thermostats, solenoid valves, liquid level controllers.

    7. Electrical testing instruments include but are not limited to:
  • Multimeter
  • Insulation tester
  • Earth leakage tester
  • Impedance tester
  • Polarity tester

    8. Tools include but are not limited to:
  • Gripping
  • Cutting
  • Turning
  • Striking
  • Power tools

    9. Safety and good house keeping practices are adhered to before, during and after performance.

    10. Worksite/work area, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Planning is done according to prescribed outage schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Planning is integrated with other disciplines and associated equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Planning is arranged according to equipment operating history reports and failure rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Planning is aligned with maintenance schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Planning is arranged according to customer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct / applicable electrical layout and wiring diagrams are obtained as per job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Isolation points of industrial electrical circuits identified as per circuit diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Isolation undertaken safely and according to worksite / stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safe isolation of electrical circuits verified against job instructions and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Safety and / or security lockout systems applied according to worksite procedures and safety practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Reasons for having isolation points in certain areas explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The importance of verification when isolating circuits explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Location and purpose of installing warning signs to be explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Find and repair faults on a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Sequence of operation is determined as per job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable safety equipment is selected and used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Applicable testing instruments and tools are selected according to job and applicable statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Electrical plant operation is observed to identify possible causes of faults in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Applicable circuit drawings are interpreted according to possible causes of faults identified in relation to applicable circuit drawings to determine corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Faultfinding is done by making use of a logical method according to fault finding techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Fault finding results are recorded and reported according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Faults that endanger life corrected immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Applicable tools, equipment, materials and components to rectify faults are selected according to job requirements and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Faults are safely repaired according to work site procedures and statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Applicable safety equipment is selected and used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable testing instruments, tools, drawings, equipment, material and components are selected according to job and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Electrical circuits are correctly identified and selected according to schedule/instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Electrical circuits are safely maintained according to statutory requirements to prevent breakdowns and loss of operation/service. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is cleared and cleaned on completion of task according to housekeeping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Waste materials disposed of according to site specific standards, procedures and environmental policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Industrial electrical circuits re-commissioned on completion of task as per operational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality checks conducted and corrective action taken where required as per quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Panel / enclosure doors, covers properly secured or locked to restrict unauthorised access as per safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Lockout devices and warning signs removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Job cards / work orders and check sheets correctly completed and maintenance reports submitted. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, authority requirements, procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of a stand-alone photovoltaic supplied system.
  • A comprehensive understanding of electrical faultfinding procedures.
  • A basic understanding of electrical protection systems.

    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Fault finding methods and procedures
  • Applicable worksite procedures
  • Electrical isolating procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (Identify faults) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Selection of applicable tools, equipment drawing material and components. Planning and organising) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (Analyse faults) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (Writing of reports) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Using measuring instruments and discriminate) 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OHS Act
  • Manufacturer`s plant specifications 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48475   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    2. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    3. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    4. Majuba TVET College 
    5. Motheo TVET College 
    6. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    7. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    8. Umgungundlovu FET College 



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