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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor an air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation system through the building management system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116413  Monitor an air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation system through the building management system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9518  Monitor an air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation system through the Building Management System  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Log on to and log off from a computerised Building Management System (BMS) and observe the system operating parameters, note set point deviations, undesirable or unsuitable operating parameters or trends and recommend corrective action. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Operate a computer.
  • Sufficient and suitable knowledge of and experience on the relevant discipline. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Commonly applied BMS systems as applied to air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Log on to and log off from the computerised BMS system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct procedure to log on and off is followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct procedure to access the relevant system within the BMS program is followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ability to access individual sections and pieces of equipment of the plant is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct procedure is used to return the BMS system and user interface to the initial, as found, status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of following the wrong procedures are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe the system operating parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operating parameters are correctly observed and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Set points are correctly determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operating and maintenance instructions are consulted when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No attempt is made to access the BMS system beyond read only access level. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine deviations from the normal design operating set points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All deviations from set points are observed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for deviations are determined and suitable corrective action is proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operating and maintenance instructions are consulted when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No attempt is made to access the BMS system beyond read only access level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of wrong set points are listed and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify undesirable or unsuitable operating parameters and trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operating parameters are examined in a logical manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Undesirable or unsuitable operating parameters are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for undesirable or unsuitable operating parameters are given and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable corrective action is proposed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of undesirable or unsuitable operating parameters are listed and explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
    The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The system of interrogating an air-conditioning or refrigeration system by means of a software program installed on a computer combined with electrical wiring interconnecting a variety of sensors installed on the plant.
    Work instructions and procedures.
    Consequences of altering operating parameters 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Nature and extent of deviation from specified performance is diagnosed 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information
  • Reading and interpreting operating and maintenance instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Appropriate use of the computer program 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9518, "Monitor an air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation system through the Building Management System", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Supplementary information:
  • Learners are to be assessed on a BMS system with which they are familiar.
  • Learners may be assessed on an air-conditioning, a refrigeration or a ventilation system.
  • Operating instructions for the system selected must be available. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48966   Further Education and Training Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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