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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify, explain and apply basic electronics relevant to the bomb disposal field 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117481  Identify, explain and apply basic electronics relevant to the bomb disposal field 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1057/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
257283  Demonstrate the use of electronic systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control officials in the field of safety in society who need to execute policing functions and tasks in dangerous situations.

This unit standard will contribute towards compliance with tactical -, legal -, safety- and organisational requirements related to Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and explain the different electronic components applicable to the bomb disposal field.
  • Identify and explain basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field.
  • Identify, explain and utilise the various equipment applicable to electronic circuitry in the bomb disposal field.
  • Design, construct and reconstruct basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners embarking on study towards this unit standard are assumed to have completed the following unit standards:
  • Unit Standard: "Demonstrate an understanding of the history and origin of explosives, the impact and effects of explosives and explosions"
  • Unit Standard: "Identify, apply and implement different blasting accessories, initiating systems and blasting techniques"
  • Unit Standard: "Identify and explain explosives"
  • Unit Standard: "Identify and explain explosive ordnance (EO)"
  • Unit Standard: "Dispose of explosives and munition" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the different electronic components applicable to the bomb disposal field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of electronic components are identified and explained according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The properties of the identified electronic components are explained according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The functions of the electronic components are explained according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The electronic components are utilised according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field are identified and explained according to organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of the different electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field are explained according to organisational specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, explain and utilise the various equipment applicable to the assembling of the electronic circuitry in the bomb disposal field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various equipment applicable to the assembling of electronic circuitry in the bomb disposal field are identified and explained according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of the various equipment applicable to the assembling of electronic circuitry in the bomb disposal field are explained according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct application the of the various equipment are demonstrated according to manufacturers' and organisational specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Design, construct and reconstruct basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field are designed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field are constructed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identify and rectify faults in various basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
  • Anyone assessing a learner 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 by SAQA.
  • 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 standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-site (on-the-job) observations.
  • Role-play simulations.
  • Structured group discussions.
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks).
  • Verbal report backs (presentations).
  • Portfolios of evidence.
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments).
  • Experiential learning.
  • Working in teams.
  • Scenario sketching.

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Level
    This unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A comprehensive knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A basic understanding of the relevant legislation (Explosive Act 26 of 1956) and Regulations, and procedures and practices.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the principles of basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field, utilisation of various equipment applicable to electronic circuitry and design, construct and reconstruct basic electronic circuitry applicable to the bomb disposal field. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Decision-making must be developed in this standard during practical exercises. Learners must be left to make their own decision, which must be debriefed.
  • Creativity needs to be developed by measuring learner's performance to the principles rather than a specific technique.

    The following policing specific outcomes must be assessed:
  • Courage to take risk and even put own life at risks to safe others.
  • Discipline to accept instructions and policy.
  • Physical ability to do the job (includes fitness and health required to move in the field with the sections without putting themselves in danger).
  • Patriotism and loyalty to the country and its entire people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    High emphasis is placed on problem solving ability during exercises. Exercises and scenarios have a variety to ensure problem-solving ability is developed and not stereotyped step that the person cannot apply in practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Ability to be a team player in order to establish synergy during joint operations and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organize and critically evaluate information by the identification and explanation of explosive. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Technology ability in using equipment such as explosives, devices, and special equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the consequences of the incorrect identification and explanation of explosive Organize one self and ones activities while preparing personal equipment and plan own tasks for bomb disposal and explosives control actions. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 257283, which is "Demonstrate the use of electronic systems", Level 5, 9 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Constitution Act.
  • South African Police Service Act.
  • Explosive Act 26 of 1956.

    Context specific:

    Organizational policies and procedures regarding Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control.

    Additional information
    Requirements of a portfolio
    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.
    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    Credits
    Classroom 30 Hours
    Structured learning in the workplace 40 Hours
    Coaching/mentoring 00 Hours
    Self study 20 Hours
    Other

    Total 90 Hours

    Credits 9 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49124   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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