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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244332  Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Persons accredited with this unit standard will be able to identify electric fencing components, apply knowledge and skills of the properties of the components and their suitability for specific applications, differentiate between different types of energizers and their joule ratings and describe relevant safety aspects of the components. The unit standard is for persons who need to understand the concepts and principles of electric fencing. It is intended for installers, specifiers, sales people, technicians and anyone who will be involved in any aspect of electric fencing. Learners will understand the theory associated with electric fencing and the functions of the components in electric fencing.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Describe electric fencing insulators.
  • Describe electric fencing brackets.
  • Describe types of wire used in electric fencing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in electric fencing.
  • Differentiate between types of energisers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current standard and safety regulation regarding electric fencing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe electric fencing insulators. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Insulators may include but are not limited to porcelain, fireproof, plastic, ceramic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Insulators are identified in terms of their function and performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Insulators are described according to application and how they will react in various climates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Insulators are identified according to the bracket application and wire to be used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe electric fencing brackets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Brackets may include but are not limited to free standing, wall top, square tubing and round bar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Brackets are identified in terms of their function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of brackets are selected according to application and climate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Brackets are described according to the bracket application, material and position. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe types of wire used in electric fencing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Wire may include but is not limited to stainless steel, galvanized, aluminium, braided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wire used in electric fencing is identified in terms of function and properties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Type of wire is selected according to distance, application and climate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in electric fencing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Terminology must include but is not limited to electricity, induction, resistance, earthing, parallel and series wiring, insulator, high and low voltage, AC/DC current. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elementary principles of induction are explained in terms of effects on electric fences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parallel and series wiring of an electric fence are explained in terms of an application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    High and low voltage in applications is described to ensure appropriate wiring methods are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resistance is described in terms of the fence output. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The difference between fence earth and mains earth are explained in terms of principles of earthing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Differentiate between types of energisers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energiser strength is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Energiser strength must include but is not limited to joule output, stored joules, high and low voltage mode.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Energisers zoning is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Zoning may include but is not limited to single zone, two zone, multiple zone.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Energisers are identified according to the application under various conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various conditions may include but are not limited to mains, battery or solar power.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Energisers are identified in accordance with current standards and safety regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the current standard and safety regulation regarding electric fencing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current national standards of compliance of energizers are described in line with current regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Placement of the fence brackets is described in line with current regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Energizer wiring is described in line with current regulations. 


    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 
  • Power and earthing requirements for electric fences.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices.
  • Current legislation.
  • South African National Standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when working with electric fences, ensuring possible obstacles can be anticipated and alternative solutions/options implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and manage oneself and ones activities ensuring all possible scenarios` when working with electric fences are taken into account. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when working with electric fences ensuring accurate information is used in the installation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, ensuring all parties are sure of exactly what is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when working with electric fences, ensuring this will function optimally. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby an ineffective electric fence could lead to loss or damage to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any program of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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
    Elective  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: 
    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. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG 
    2. NEMTEK TRAINING 
    3. PMW SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    4. SECURI NORTH 



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