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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair and maintain domestic fuel gas appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123454  Repair and maintain domestic fuel gas appliances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 is for persons in the electrical engineering field who will be required to maintain and repair fuel gas domestic appliances.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Locating and determining the cause of faults.
  • Repairing of fuel gas appliances.
  • Maintaining fuel gas appliances.
  • Pressure testing and commissioning of fuel gas appliances.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering field by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of appliance repair. The skills knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the appliance repair environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Understanding the principles of fuel gas appliances and related safety regulations.
  • Use and knowledge of electrical testing instruments.
  • Introduction to domestic appliance industry.
  • Knowledge of electrical appliance operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Domestic gas appliances are limited to domestic gas ovens, hobs, fridges, burners, water heaters, space heaters, camping equipment and driers.
  • Conduct fault finding on fuel gas appliances.
  • "Domestic" refers to appliances that operate on pressures up to 5kPa.
  • Types of gas: LPG, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), natural gas.
  • The repair is limited to the appliance side of the appliance isolating and excludes work on the source side of the valve.
  • Repairs are limited to gas components only. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Locate faults in domestic gas appliances and determine their causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fault location and deduction of cause is done logically, systematically, and supported by direct observation and measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fault location and deduction of cause is done without trial and error replacement of parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fault location and deduction of cause is determined in accordance with manufacturer's servicing data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fault location and the determination of causes is carried out in compliance with current regulations, standards and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fault location and the determination of causes is accomplished within industry acceptable timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for repair and maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, spares and equipment required for the task are selected and checked for correct functioning and availability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The site is ensured to be hazard free and prepared for the task at hand. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appliance is isolated according to industry safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ventilation is ensured to be within criteria of SANS 1539 regulations and OHS Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair gas appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults are rectified in such a way that the appliance functions according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The repair is conducted using appropriate functioning diagrams, in a sequence and manner that maximises efficiency and ensures safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Replacement parts are selected and used in compliance with manufacturer's specifications and applicable codes and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable tools are selected and used in accordance with their design and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work practices are carried out without injury to workers, public, or damage to building, other services, tools or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of sub-standard repair are described in terms of the effect on productivity and the potential danger to people, appliance and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain gas appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appliances are maintained to design detail specifications in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appliances are protected mechanically and cleaned in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Functional and safety checks are carried out as per manufacturers' maintenance schedules, including the replacement of jets and thermal cut outs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Settings of burners and controls are ensured to comply to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work practices are carried out without injury to workers, public, or damage to building, other services, tools or equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply pressure-test on system for re-commission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The test sequence applied follows from the isolating valve to the end point where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tests establish the correct operation of the appliance as per applicable codes, standards and OHS Act requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are used as per design and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation, including necessary compliance certificates, is completed as per standard procedures. 


    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 
  • Purpose of fault diagnosing.
  • Identifying malfunctioning of equipment by detecting smells or abnormal temperature of equipment.
  • Diagnosing non-performance of equipment and controls, causes and remedial actions.
  • Applying trouble shooting procedures as per specifications.
  • Applying Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards applicable to gas industry.
  • Applying operating and manufacturer's instructions re components and controls.
  • The interaction between various components.
  • Applying Maintenance and repair processes and activities for gas appliances.
  • Commissioning gas appliances to manufactures specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Select the correct gas equipment for specified appliance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Discuss the dangers of gasses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Handle gas safely. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand the hazards associated with gas appliances.
  • Understanding the effects gas, when released into the atmosphere, can have on the environment. 

  • 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 
    Worksite procedures refer to the documented procedures for the worksite.

    Assessment should take place in real situations, where practical.

    The following reference material may be useful in the completion of this unit standard:
  • The OHS Act and standards.
  • Manufactures specifications.

    The assessor will require the following equipment:
  • Gas and equipment as specified in the range. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50371   Further Education and Training Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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