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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of domestic electrical appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116738  Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of domestic electrical appliances 
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  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 will be useful to people who are involved in the repair and maintenance of domestic electrical appliances, and covers the operating principles of electrical appliances.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate legal and regulatory obligations relevant to appliance servicing; and
  • Demonstrate the operating principles of kitchen appliances, clothes washing and drying machines, electric heaters and microwave ovens. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 2 communication and mathematical literacy
  • Understand fundamentals of electricity 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard covers appliances such as household appliances, washing and drying machines, electric heaters and microwave ovens. This unit standard excludes refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners which are covered in another unit standard i.e. Demonstrate knowledge of refrigeration principles and application to domestic appliances. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of wet appliances. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Washing machines; dishwashers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating principles of washing machines are demonstrated with reference to methods of loading and cycles of operation according to manufacturers' specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Top and side loading, cold and hot water filling, heating, pre-soak and soak options, wash, rinse, spin.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating principles of dishwashers are demonstrated with reference to methods of loading and cycles of operation according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between different factors of washing are described and demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanics, thermic, water, chemical.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Obligations pertaining to workplace safety, including electrical safety, are described in terms of legal and regulatory requirements for wet appliances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    IEC 60335; OHS Act.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of dry appliances. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Vented tumble dryer; recirculated tumble dryer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating principles of vented tumble dryers are demonstrated with reference to methods of loading and cycles of operation according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating principles of recirculated tumble dryers are demonstrated with reference to methods of loading and cycles of operation according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between different factors of drying are described and demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanics, thermic, air movement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Obligations pertaining to workplace safety, including electrical safety, are described in terms of legal and regulatory requirements for dry appliances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    IEC 60335; OHS Act.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electric cooking and associated appliances. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hobs, ovens, stoves and extractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating principles of hobs are demonstrated with reference to components and schematic diagrams. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to: elements, cooking plates, heat storage, thermostats, safety bimetal contacts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating principles of ovens are demonstrated with reference to components and schematic diagrams. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to: elements, convection, forced air circulation, heat storage, ventilation, thermostats, safety bimetal contacts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of heat on common materials and foods is demonstrated according to applicable specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, water, foods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operating principles of extractors are demonstrated with reference to key components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key components including but not limited to: fans, controls, filters, vents and lights.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of microwaves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic principles of microwave heating are demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to: electromagnetic waves of energy, frequency, absorbed energy, convection, magnetrons.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect of microwaves on common materials and foods is demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Metals, plastics, glass, ceramics, water, foods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of a microwave oven is demonstrated with the aid of a schematic diagram and reference to key components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key components including but not limited to: magnetron, voltage doubler unit, wave-guide, cooling system, turntable and drive, safety and protective devices, cooking controls, sensors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazards associated with microwave ovens are described and the means of managing these hazards are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Heating of body fluids, Faraday cage, door sealing, door micro-switch, microwave leakage tests, charged capacitor shock.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of small appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating principles of water heating appliance are demonstrated with reference to components and schematic diagrams. (Kettle, coffee machine, instant water heater, urns) 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components including but not limited to: elements, warming plates, thermostats, safety bimetal contacts. Appliances include but not limited to: kettle, coffee machine, instant water heater, urns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating principles of motorised appliances are demonstrated with reference to components and schematic diagrams. (food processor, kitchen machine) 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components including but not limited to: motor, control, accessories, use thereof. Appliances include but not limited to: food processor, kitchen machine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operating principles of vacuum cleaners are demonstrated with reference to components and schematic diagrams. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to: motor, control, accessories, use thereof.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operating principles of table top cooking appliances are demonstrated with reference to co components and schematic diagrams. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to: motor, control, elements, use thereof.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Application of operating principles of domestic appliances.
  • Factors influencing washing and drying process.
  • Technological aspects influencing cooking.
  • Manufactures specification.
  • Applicable legislation and codes of practice (IEC 60335, OHS Act). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: concerning the principles of domestic appliances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: in terms of the descriptions and demonstrations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: only in the sense of demonstrating knowledge about the relevant science and domestic appliance technology. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:
  • Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.
  • Legislation, codes of practice, and standards relevant to this unit standard: IEC 60335; OHS Act

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes
  • Classroom learning: 50
  • On-the-job learning: 20
  • Self directed learning: 20
  • Coaching required: 10

    Total: 100

    Credit achieved: 10 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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: 
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    1. KNOWLEDGE PELE PTY LTD 
    2. Ribach Academy 



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