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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding of the Electrical Technology Associated with the Control of Electrical Energy on a Power Generating Unit in the Power Plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14041  Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding of the Electrical Technology Associated with the Control of Electrical Energy on a Power Generating Unit in the Power Plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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
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 a person from whom it is required to know and understand the concepts and terms associated with the control of electrical energy on a power generating unit. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
1. Basic electrical principles.
2. Energy conversion. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the principles and theories associated with electrical technology. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Knowledge and understanding of electrical concepts and terms are demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Including but not limited to resistance, capacitance, inductance, impedance, frequency, electro magnetism, power factor, Emf, Rms, AC and DC power, volts, amps and ohms.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Purpose and functions of equipment associated with power circuits are known and understood. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Including but not limited to resistors, capacitors, conductors, insulators, generators, transformers, earths, electrical instruments, single phase and three phase circuits
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Difference and similarities between single and three phase circuits are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The dangers and precautions of electrical installations and equipment are known and understood. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain concepts and terms associated with electrical transformers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The meaning and importance of true, reactive and apparent power is known and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Principles and fucntions for the control of power factor are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Concepts and theories of three phase power systems are known and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Differences and similarities of Star and Delta connections are understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Differences and similarities between the operation and construction of the types of transformers used on the
specific power plant are known and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Purpose and functions of transformer associated equipment are known and understood. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Including but not limited to tap changers, cooling systems and protection equipment.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain the construction and function of electrical generators and associated equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Knowledge with regard to the construction of generators, stators and rotos are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Knowledge and understanding with regard to the purpose and operation of the following associated equipment are demonstrated: stator, rotor, field switch, automatic voltage regulators. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Excitation systems and the stability diagrams of the specific generator within the organisation are known and
understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Purposes and principles of reactive power control is known and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Principles and operations required for the phasing and synchronising of power generators are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Evaluation of documentation and registration thereof according to SAQA requirements.

Moderation:
Standard generating group Fossil Power Plant Plant Operations. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Knowledge of electrical control technology. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    The following references to assessment tools to be made throughout this:
  • Unit standard
  • Standard written examination

    Terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with the following standards:
  • Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

    A candidate will be regarded not yet competent should the safety of people, plant and materials be jeopardised during any stage of the assessment on any stage of this unit standard. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48978   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  57693   National Diploma: Electrical Network Power Dispatch Controlling  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23679   National Diploma: Fossil Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23736   National Diploma: Hydro Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23734   National Diploma: Nuclear Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  61570   National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    2. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    3. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    4. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 



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