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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain equipment associated with final control elements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114608  Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain equipment associated with final control elements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain Equipment associated with final control elements.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements
  • Basic electrical safety
  • Use of hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Final control elements includes but is not limited to Pneumatic, Electric and hydraulic actuated vales, Power cylinders, Pneumatic to current converters.

    The range of final control elements includes any device that changes the value of the measured variable including the associated control elements.
    Caring for equipment associated with final control elements includes but is not limited to removing, replacing, adjustment or setting up, cleaning, lubricating and tightening.

    Safety precautions include the use of all personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection and process isolation.

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to SANS, OSH Act and manufacturers specifications. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the planning for maintaining equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the planning for maintaining equipment associated with final control elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools are correctly selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The repair manuals, specifications and drawings are correctly selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hazards associated with the use of equipment associated with final control elements are recognised and necessary precautions taken according to workplace and manufacturers procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safe working conditions when working with equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safe working conditions when working with equipment associated with final control elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The personal safety equipment is correctly selected and worn according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pre-operational checks are carried out according to the prescribed safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The faulty and unsafe equipment is identified and reported to the relevant personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how to remove equipment associated with final control elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools are correctly selected and set up according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The personal protective equipment applicable to the job is worn. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools are used correctly and safely in accordance with the job requirements and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Correctly identify and isolate the process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and electrical equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The equipment associated with final control elements is removed and cleaned according to workplace practices and/or manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of how to install equipment associated with final control elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment associated with final control elements is correctly installed according to workplace and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment associated with final control elements is inspected for incurred defects in accordance to workplace and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reinstate the process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and the electrical equipment. 


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

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

    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 
  • Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of power tools including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Names, locations and functions of Equipment associated with final control elements and their accessories.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with Equipment associated with final control elements.
  • Company quality standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty Equipment associated with final control elements and interpreting job requirements. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    2. HT MARKTECH 



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