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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, use and maintain power tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116696  Identify, use and maintain power tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9329  Identify, use and maintain tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Identify, use and maintain power tools used in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to communicate effectively with others.
  • Work safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work.
  • Use of hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Tools:
    Drilling machines, grinding machines, power hacksaws, jigsaws, presses, nibblers, electric screwdrivers, "Hilti" guns. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify power tools used in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Power tools are each correctly identified according to their manufacturer's name or by their generic/trade names. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Power tools are inspected for suitability and safe usage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each tool is used, with personal protection equipment, if required, only to perform the function for which it is designed and in a manner consistent with its manufacturer's intent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protection equipment is used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of abuse of power tools are listed and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No injury or damage is caused. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each tool is maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Where none exist, each tool is cleaned with a cloth or brush after use to remove residue, swarf or dirt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools are each inspected for damaged or worn-out components before and after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faulty or damaged components are reported and replaced if available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No faulty or damaged tools are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protection equipment is used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    No injury or damage is caused. 


    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 in the use of power tools used in the air conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation trades. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The importance of selecting the correct power tool, using it correctly and only for the purpose it was intended.
  • The consequences of abusing power tools.
  • The need to inspect power tools for safety and suitability for use.
  • The need for and methods of proper maintenance of power tools.
  • The need to use personal protection equipment when using power tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Learner and societal development
  • Application can be use in a variety of fields. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Selecting power tools to carry out particular tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Selecting correct power tools and deciding on correct use. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Determining possible damage and malfunction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Reporting on damaged power tools. 

  • 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 is replacing unit standard 9329 - 'Identify, use and maintain power tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades' - Level 3.

    Supplementary information:

    Responses to questions must be made within a reasonable time of the question being asked.
    All tools need to be cared for and properly maintained in accordance with their manufacturer's requirements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48963   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49056   National Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    2. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    3. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    4. Ribach Academy 
    5. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    6. Shukela Training Centre 
    7. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    8. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    9. Wavelength T.T.I 
    10. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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