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

Install, configure, test and analyze process communication systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119812  Install, configure, test and analyze process communication systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0662/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

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 persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Install, utilize, configure, test and analyze process communication systems within the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field in accordance with industry norms.

    This unit standard will contribute to the qualitative development of learners by providing progression to this NQF level within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. Recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology is accommodated for. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and development within the economic sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • An understanding of the industrial hierarchical network structure in conjunction with a control system and various communication protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Type of media used includes but is not limited to: copper cables, optic cables, radio and infrared.
  • The range of cables includes but is not limited to: open wire pairs, twisted pairs, unshielded twisted pairs, co-axial, bundled, individual, mono mode step index and multimode.
  • The range of control networks includes industrial networks e.g ETHERNET, profibus, RS485 and HART.
  • Safety precautions include the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection, process isolation.
  • Requirements include but are not limited to Statutory requirements, National Standards and manufacturers specifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to install and configure process communications systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are correctly interpreted in accordance with instrumentation diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The media is identified in accordance with equipment specifications and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are selected in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is sourced and applied in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job cards, drawings, specifications and manuals, permits.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install and configure process communication systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The media path is selected according to diagrams and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Install and connect media according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hardware configuration is done in accordance with equipment specifications and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Software configuration is done in accordance with equipment specifications and job requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test and analyse process communication systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ensure appropriate addressing when establishing communications with specific equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ensure correct protocol is utilised according to job requirements and equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ensure communication status indicators are correctly analysed and utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ensure correct operation of the communication system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Modify an input signal and observe the correct transfer of data to the remote equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of test and measurement equipment
  • Understand the principles of electricity
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Signal noise analysis and elimination 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty industrial networks and interpreting job requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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  49746   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
    NONE 



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