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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install Medium Voltage transformers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114660  Install Medium Voltage transformers 
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 Distribution; Transmission and Construction Sector.

The person credited with this unit standard is capable of: Installing Medium Voltage transformers, according to statutory requirements to distribute and control electricity to electrical apparatus.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical distribution, transmission 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 distribution, transmission and construction environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Select, use and care for basic hand tools
  • Introduction to industry
  • Lay out drawings
  • Power tools (portable)
  • Material and equipment handling procedures
  • Basic safety procedures related to the type of work and location
  • Climbing, lifting equipment and basic rigging 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Preparation includes the removal of existing transformer.
  • Connections are limited to step up and down, current transformer, voltage transformer, single phase and 3 phase.
  • Worksite procedures include but are not limited to written or verbal procedures, formal and informal methods. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install Medium Voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tasks are interpreted and sequence of operation is determined according to job instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Layout Sketch or Drawings; Work Sheets or Job Cards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective clothing and equipment needed for installation of Medium Voltage transformers is identified and arranged for use according to safe work procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hard Hat; Safety harness; Gloves; safety glasses; ladders, safety shoes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate drawings and documentation are acquired as per job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key coding and site layout.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and materials required for installing Medium Voltage transformers was identified and available for use according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hand Tools: - Hacksaw; Cobblers Knife: Pliers: Side Cutters; Water Pump Pliers; Shifting Spanner; Crimping tool; Sockets; Allan Keys; Hammer; ScrewdriversSpecialised Tool: - cable cutter; Auger; Bandit Strap Machine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Affected parties are liased with and informed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All mechanical aids for handling / lifting transformers are identified and arranged as per job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forklifts and hoists.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Methods used to select the appropriate transformer are in line with site specifications and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install Medium Voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Point of installation is identified in accordance with work instructions, drawings / plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area and transformer are inspected and prepared for installation according to work site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation is obtained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Working area is secured according to safety risk assessment requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Barricades, tapes and warning signs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Purpose of inspection and preparation of working area for installation is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Obstacles and safety hazards are identified and necessary precautions are taken according to safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install Medium Voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transformer is positioned according to instructions and / or drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The transformer is secured according to work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cables / conductors are connected according to drawings and work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Earthing, bonding; primary conductors, secondary conductors and cables.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment is used and site specific procedures are adhered to throughout the installing process according to safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the installation of Medium Voltage transformers 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Clean up; pack away; record; report; dispose of; remove. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Termination and connections are tightened according to manufacturer's specifications and all covers and guards are secured according to work place requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The terrain is reconstituted and reinstated in accordance with work site procedures, environmental- and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is cleaned after completion of task in accordance with work site procedures and housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste materials are disposed of in accordance with safety standards and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Necessary documentation is completed and submitted as per local data management systems. 


    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 
  • A basic understanding and skills in the utilisation of hand tools / lifting techniques and measuring tools and specialised tools.
  • A basic understanding and knowledge of: Legislation and applicable regulations.
  • A basic knowledge of: safety related standards and procedures.
  • A basic knowledge of: Environmental awareness.
  • Able to read and interpret basic drawings; diagrams and instructions.
  • Terminology associated with transformers/components.
  • Working principles associated with transformers/components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Tasks using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protecting equipment and safety equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively (in the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to (installing of Medium Voltage transformers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when (giving instructions to fellow workers, recording and reporting information). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (installing of Medium Voltage transformers to ensuring that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    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 
    Specified Requirements

    Legal Requirements:
  • SANS 10142-1
  • OHS Act
  • Local Authority


    Context Specific

    Specific to a discipline or a industry:
  • Medium Voltage will be above 1000 volts and up to 44kV.
  • Manufacturers specifications
  • Work site policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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  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  58288   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    2. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    3. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    4. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    5. JOY GLOBAL SA (PTY) LTD T/A JOY MINING MACHINERY (Emalaghleni)(TP) 
    6. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 



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