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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand and use energy in technological product and systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14098  Understand and use energy in technological product and systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
A candidate credited with this unit standard understands energy; can explain the transformation of energy and select and use types of energy. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A candidate registering for this Unit Standard will have received accreditation for Unit Standard 6 at ABET Level 3. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and explain types and sources of energy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Forms, types and sources of energy are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Forms - kinetic and potential
Types - (e.g.: hydro-electric, wind, solar, tidal, chemical, bio-chemical, electrical, magnetic, electro-magnetic radiation [light, heat, ultra-violet, infra-red])
Sources -
renewable (e.g.: hydro-electric, wind, solar, tidal)
non-renewable (e.g.: wood, fossil-oil, gas and coal, nuclear)
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of the transfer and transformation of Energy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The transformation of energy is demonstrated and described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
potential to kinetic and vice-versa.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The transfer of energy is demonstrated and described with reference to a system or process. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Systems: mechanical, electrical/ electronic, hydraulic/ pneumatic
Processes: extracting, separating, combining, preserving, aggregating, converting 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The efficiency of the transfer is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Select and use types of energy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Selection of energy source for a particular purpose is motivated, described and applied. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
(e.g.: electric, wind, solar, wood, gas, wood, coal) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Energy management reflects environmental considerations and cost effectiveness. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
home, work and transport
 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Nature of Energy (Importance to society)
  • Types -hydro-electric, wind, solar, tidal, chemical, bio-chemical, electrical, magnetic, electro-magnetic radiation (light, heat, ultra-violet, infra-red)
  • Forms - kinetic and potential
  • Sources - renewable - hydroelectric, wind, solar, tidal
  • non-renewable - wood, fossil (oil, gas and coal), nuclear, animals
  • Concept of cost of energy
  • Transformation of kinetic to potential and vice versa
  • Transfer and efficiency of energy transfer. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information. 

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

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

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    SKILLS
  • Select and apply energy sources to a system or process
  • Energy management skills (reasoned and motivated use of energy) 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. HT MARKTECH 
    2. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    3. ISAZI TRAINING 
    4. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Solar Salt 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.