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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244321  Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 involved in the cabling, installation, testing or servicing of electronic systems where elementary electronics is applied. Learners will understand elementary electronic principles, as they are applicable to electronic systems. They will also have knowledge of electric components and electronic equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply elementary electrical fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate the application of electronic components used in electronic installations.
  • Use multimeters to perform measurements in electronic circuits.
  • Apply soldering techniques. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply elementary electrical fundamentals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elementary atomic theory is described in terms of the generation of electric current. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elementary atomic theory must include but is not limited to matter, molecule, element, atom, ion, polarity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Electrical and electronic terms are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terms must include but are not limited to volt, amp, ohm, coulomb, joules, watts, power, conductors, insulators, direct current, alternating current, series and parallel circuits, Electro-magnetic Force (EMF), capacitance, induction, voltage drop, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), Electro-magnetic Interference (EMI), impedance, ground loops, electrical earthing, Amp/Hour, frequency.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ohm's law is defined and used to perform electrical calculations in elementary electrical circuits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Electrical calculations must include but are not limited to resistance, voltage, current and power in electrical circuits.
  • Electrical circuits must include but are not limited to series and parallel circuits. This must also cover the use of resistors and batteries (secondary cells) in series and parallel.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principle of magnetism is described in terms of electricity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principle of magnetism may include but is not limited to permanent magnetism, induced magnetism, electromagnetism, magnetic field, and magnetic field strength.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the application of electronic components used in electronic installations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Electronic components must include but are not limited to resistors, diodes, light emitting diodes (LEDs), relays, switches, primary and secondary cells (batteries). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electronic components are identified in terms of their respective values. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Includes resistor colour codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Electronic components are described in terms of their symbols, functions and uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic components are used in a simple circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for the disposal of obsolete electronic components are described in line with health and safety principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Electronic components refer to but are not limited to non-working or scrap electronic components, batteries and printed circuit (PC) Boards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Proper earthing methods and surge protection are described in line with electrical requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use multimeters to perform measurements in electronic circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The working condition and accuracy of multimeters are checked to determine their serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Function and range on a multimeter are set in line with various testing criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functions and range refer to voltage, current and resistance modes at difference levels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Continuity tests on connections using a multimeter are performed to evaluate the results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A multimeter is used to measure voltage, resistance and current in a circuit. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply soldering techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards associated with the use of soldering equipment are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards must include but are not limited to incorrect soldering iron selection, correct solder type, lead poisoning, fumes, burns and fire.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Solder techniques are used in an application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Characteristics of a good solder joint are described in terms of electrical and mechanical integrity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics must include but are not limited to scorching, dirt, oxidisation, colour, residue, electrical and mechanical connection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Solder joint is inspected for integrity and suitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Soldering equipment is described in terms of how it should be handled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Handling refers to but is not limited to the use, cleaning, storing and disposing of soldering equipment.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Electrical fundamentals.
  • Tools, equipment and materials.
  • Manufacturer's device operating instructions.
  • Codes of practice.
  • Physics.
  • Electronic theory and application thereof.
  • Use of instruments.
  • Knowledge of unit conversion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by identifying electrical circuits and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by ensuring safety when working with electricity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively by selecting required components and electrical accessories. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by understanding the principles of electricity. 

    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 
    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  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    2. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG 
    3. KEY FUNDAMENTALS LEARNING CONSULTING SERVICES CC T/A FUNDA METALS CONSUTING 
    4. Microlek 
    5. NEMTEK TRAINING 
    6. PMW SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    7. SECURI NORTH 



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