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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control electrical networks from a control centre 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116434  Control electrical networks from a control centre 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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  10 
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 a person who controls electrical networks from a control centre. A learner credited with this unit standard can:
1. Monitor, stabilize and control electrical networks,
2. Facilitate communication and maintain regulatory requirements 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
1. The person understands the impact his/her specific plant has on the energy conversion process.
2. The person understands the dangers of chemicals used in his/her direct working environment.
3. The person is able to listen, question, observe, describe accurately and align with the sender's need.
4. The person is able to understand and respect people's values and beliefs, as well as those of the organization and manage his/her actions in line with the above.
5. The person is able to understand one's own development requirements.
6. The person knows the concept, terms and theory of the specified technical field covering maths, Engineering science, electrical trade theory and power plant theory at N2 level.
7. The person understands the company's visions and manage his/her actions in line with it.
8. The person is able to recognise, confirm and report out of normal conditions 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • All type of low voltage apparatus used for switching, linking, safety testing and earthing of integrated and radial feeders.
  • Low voltage: voltages < 1000 volts 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor electrical network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Out of normal conditions are identified and acted upon according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Network conditions communicated according to administrative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Out of normal conditions reported are followed up according to administrative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operating instructions are formulated, issued and confirmed according to organisational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operating activities communicated according to administrative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Out of normal and or emergency conditions are communicated according to administrative requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Stabilise network conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Out of normal and or emergency conditions identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Immediate situation analysed against system configuration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective actions identified and implemented according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control electrical network conditions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Loading, power factor, frequency and voltage control (where applicable). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operations performed according to operating requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Network conditions analysed according to network specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Network configuration performed and or verified according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain regulatory requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Workplace procedures for high and low voltage systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Regulatory requirements adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regulated activities and or events communicated according to organisational standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety hazards acted upon according to orginational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Regulatory requirements multi functionally enforced to organisational standards. 


    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 institution 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge, but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found, both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. The person has the knowledge to operate interrelated plant systems and safety devices safely and efficiently.
    2. The person has the knowledge for the accurate completion and processing of documentation.
    3. The person understands the direct impact of decisions and actions on electrical apparatus
    4. The person understands how to set priorities for self and own job requirements
    5. The person is aware of and concerned about the impact his/her actions have on the environment.
    6. The person knows and understands the theory of application of electrical and instrumentation components and it's interrelation to the plant.
    7. The person understands mechanical components within his/her plant area
    8. The person is aware of and understands the regulatory requirements, relevant to his/her plant area
    9. The person understands the lessons learned from trends/incidents related to his/her specific plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization and management: Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The following preference to assessment tools to be made available throughout this unit standard.

    Terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with the following:
  • Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Eskom Dictionary for Electrical Supply Industry

    A candidate will be regarded not yet competent should the safety of people, plant and/or materials be jeopardised during any stage of the assessment on any criteria of this unit standard. 

  • 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  48978   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57693   National Diploma: Electrical Network Power Dispatch Controlling  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  61570   National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    3. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    4. ESKOM DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
    5. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    6. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    7. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    8. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    9. ISAZI TRAINING 
    10. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 
    11. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    12. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    13. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    14. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



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