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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine and rectify faults in an installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244331  Determine and rectify faults in an installation 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11132  Fault finding in electronic security systems/equipment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who may be tasked to identify and rectify faults in an installation. This unit standard will provide learners with knowledge and skills to diagnose causes of faults in installations and take remedial action. Learners will be able to determine causes of faults by conducting checks and tests.

Learners accredited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Determining the nature of the condition.
  • Analysing the causes of the condition.
  • Conducting checks and tests.
  • Rectify a faulty installation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The following unit standards or similar unit standards in which knowledge of a specific installation is described:
    > 244321 - Use elementary electronics as applied to electronic systems, NQF Level 3.
    > 244328 - Apply cabling methods, NQF Level 3.
    > 244333- Install electronic equipment, Level 4.
    > 244323 - Determine installation requirements, NQF Level 4.
    > 244326 - Explain the use of installed systems, Level 4.
  • One of the following unit standards or a unit standard in which knowledge of a specific installation is described:
    > 244332 - Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing, NQF Level 4.
    > 244325 - Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control, NQF Level 4.
    > 244322 - Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation, NQF Level 4.
    > 244316 - Demonstrate an understanding of intruder alarm systems, NQF Level 4.
    > 244320 - Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Condition may refer to but is not limited to faulty components, faulty equipment and the incorrect use of equipment. Fault refers to faulty components, equipment or installation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine the nature of the condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Performance and functions of the system are assessed under standard operating conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is collated in order to determine the condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information may include but is not limited to event logs, fault history and communication with user.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Collated information is assessed to determine the relevancy of data needed for fault finding purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible variables are identified to determine future actions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine causes of the condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data is analysed to determine the probable causes of the condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Probable causes are prioritized to ensure a methodical approach to resolve the condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of elimination is applied in a logical and systematic manner to ensure diagnosis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An approach to rectify a fault is determined in line with a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A given situation may include but is not limited to a case study, real life situation and simulated scenario.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The approach used is justified in line with safety prescripts and the given condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety prescripts may include but are not limited to operational requirements, occupational health and safety.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct checks and tests. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Checks may include but are not limited to physical observations while tests refer to practical processes using test equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The extent of the condition is determined by conducting a system inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are selected in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of tools and equipment are demonstrated in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Testing is performed to ensure system is functioning normally. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Normal functioning includes that the fault has been rectified and that no other faults exist.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Rectify a faulty installation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Faulty installation may include but is not limited to installation faults, component faults and equipment faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Probable solutions are assessed to inform potential corrective actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A fault in the installation is rectified in a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for documenting corrective actions are explained for future diagnosis. 


    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 
  • Testing of equipment.
  • Use of testing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with electronic security equipment faults using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work and interact effectively with others as a member of a work team to identify faults in electronic equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly, effectively and safely at the workplace to identify faults in electronic equipment within acceptable timeframes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Use visuals, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in taking orders and instruct customers on operating procedures of the equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognise that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when consequences of not achieving goals and work objectives and the impact on the organisation. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11132, "Fault finding in electronic security systems/equipment", Level 5, 25credits. 

    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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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