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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the Regulatory Nuclear Safety requirements as applied in nuclear power generating plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14907  Describe the Regulatory Nuclear Safety requirements as applied in nuclear power generating 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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to describe the regulatory requirements governing the generation of nuclear power in South Africa and its international expectation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
NNR Act, Nuclear Site Licence (NL-1), Koeberg Safety Analysis Report, Licence Documents and Guides and the Operating Technical Specifications pertaining to nuclear power plant operations. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the role of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. NNR Governmental position and reporting structure explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Objectives of the NNR understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Inter-relationship of IAEA Safety Series and NNR licence documents understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Responsibility of the Licensee and Licence Holders understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Process for changes to the nuclear license described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe the function of all licence documents issued by the NNR. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Nuclear Act, Site Licence, licence documents and guides. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The intent of the National Nuclear Regulatory Act known. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Content of Nuclear Licence (NL-1) understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. NNR licence documents and guides relevant to nuclear power operation understood. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the relationship. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe the relationship between the NNR Act, Nuclear Site Licence (NL-1), Koeberg Safety Analysis Report and the Operating Technical Specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The relationship between the Site Safety Documentation and the NNR Act described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Process for changes to the Koeberg Safety Analysis Report and Operating Technical Specifications described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe the process with which the Nuclear Power Station ensures compliance. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe the process with which the Nuclear Power Station ensures compliance to the Site Licence (NL-1) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The processes by which the Station demonstrates that compliance is assured described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Audits, Inspections, Risk Assessments, Review and Analysis, Occurrences and Reporting
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
According to SAQA requirements

Moderation:
Standard Generating Group Fossil Power Plant Operations Technical Group. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Understanding of the fundamental statutory framework that governs nuclear power plant operations. 

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, 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 
    Occupational role:

    Process Plant Controller 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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 DUVHA POWER STATION - OPERATIONS 
    3. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    4. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    5. ISAZI TRAINING 
    6. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 
    7. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 



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