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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test, maintain and commission motors in domestic electrical appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116740  Test, maintain and commission motors in domestic electrical appliances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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 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 appliances, and covers replacement of motors in electrical appliances.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and explain faulty motors in domestic electrical appliances;
  • Remove and replace motors in domestic electrical appliances;
  • Test and commission motor in domestic electrical appliance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 2 Electrical Engineering Certificate

    The following competencies:
  • Demonstrate systematic fault finding techniques for domestic electrical appliances
  • Fault find, repair and re-commission domestic electrical appliances
  • Test electrical domestic appliances for safety 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Typical electrical appliances fitted with motors - fan heaters, fan ovens, microwave ovens, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, de-humidifiers, vacuum cleaners, fans, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, waste disposal units.

    Appliances may be single phase plug-ended or fixed-wired. Permanent cabling to the switchboard is excluded.
  • Evidence of motors in four different appliances is required. One of these may be a direct current motor.
  • Current regulations and standards refer to the requirements of the above legislation, standards, and codes, applied to the context in which the term is used.
  • Industry norms refers to those practices, which competent practitioners within the industry recognise as current industry best practice. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify by inspection and test faulty motors in domestic electrical appliances according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Motor is run off and on load where practicable, and visible and audible defects are identified while running and at standstill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Motor is tested according to industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need to replace the motor is established according to logical analysis of symptoms and test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The viability of motor replacement is assessed taking into account cost of motor replacement compared to cost of appliance, availability of spare motor, and supervisor or customer instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Repair or replace motors in domestic electrical appliances according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faulty motor is removed without damage to other components, and conductor connections are noted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faulty motor is repaired according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Irreparable motor replacement is selected according to original specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Replacement motor is fitted without damage to other components, according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain motors in domestic electrical appliances according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct testing procedures for domestic appliance motors are applied with the aid of testing and measuring equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance is carried out according to manufacture's specifications and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable tools and equipment are correctly used during maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for applying specific maintenance procedure and selecting of a specific tools and equipment are fully explained in terms of application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Commission motor and domestic electrical appliance according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electrical connections and earthing of exposed metal parts are verified according to manufacturers specifications and safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing that motor and appliance operate in accordance with manufacturer specifications and operating instructions is carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Test results are documented according to company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final testing and commissioning is carried out at point of installation according to manufacturers specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Transport and handle domestic appliances according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Handling of domestic appliances is conducted without subjecting the appliances to any external or internal damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appliances are secured according to given instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including the securing or immobilising of moving parts where required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loading, transporting and offloading techniques used are appropriate to the appliance in terms of shape, weight, size and sensitivity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including the use of sufficient people and/or loading equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation for delivery or removal is handled according to company requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, and according to relevant Electrical legislation.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA and according to relevant Electrical legislation.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines, the agreed ETQA procedures and according to relevant Electrical legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Safety procedures
  • Relevant motor theory
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Appliance operational theory
  • Removal and replacement procedures
  • Safe transport of domestic appliances 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: when fault-finding. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: organising tools, equipment, procedures, work sequences. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: diagnosing faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: reading job cards, communicating with customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: central to the entire standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: testing the system. 

    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.

    Learning and assessment for this unit standard should be under the supervision of a Supervisor, as defined in the relevant legislation.

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes
  • Classroom learning: 20
  • On-the-job learning: 15
  • Self directed learning: 5
  • Coaching required: 10

    Total: 50

    Credit achieved: 5 

  • 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: 
    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. Ribach Academy 



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