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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the quality of measurement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116086  Demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the quality of measurement 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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:

Interpret and understand specifications and demonstrate an understanding of the certification process for test equipment and process equipment.

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.
  • Induction to industry.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Basic understanding of electricity.
  • Basic digital electronics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Applies all measurement performed for the purposes of testing and calibration and for compliance to a specification as well compliance to Trade Metrology regulations.
  • The range of measurement variables includes but is not limited to pressure, temperature, flow, level, etc.
  • Safety precautions include the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection, process isolation.

    Requirements include but are not limited to Statutory requirements, National Standards and manufacturers specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and understand specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Illustrate the difference between accuracy and repeatability, range and span, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify and select the correct equipment based on a required specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the certification process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the broad function of each role player within the traceability chain of national standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for certification of test equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the certification requirements for process 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 quality of measurement including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Locations and functions of Certification documents.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with quality of measurement.
  • Company 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 - non-compliance to specifications identified and reported. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting non-compliance of sepcifications 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  48919   Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  74531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    4. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    5. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    6. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    7. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    8. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    9. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    10. Production Management Institute 
    11. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    12. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    13. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    14. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    15. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    16. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    17. Sabela Learning Academy 
    18. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    19. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    20. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    21. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    23. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.