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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct advanced tests on electro-mechanical components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244663  Conduct advanced tests on electro-mechanical components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 
People in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and assembly qualifications. The learner will be capable of operating an electrical test plant, analysing and interpreting results for the purpose of testing electro-mechanical machines. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in electro-mechanical winding and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for electro-mechanical winding in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned to interpret relevant legislation regarding safety in the working environment and is familiar with basic machine design and wiring of circuits related to electro-mechanical machines. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Electro-mechanical machines and sub-assemblies include but are not limited to L.V and H.V machines.
  • Electro-mechanical machines include but are not limited to A.C and D.C machines.
  • Hazards may include but are not limited to working at heights, working with movable components and chemical substances.
  • All activities occur under limited supervision.
  • Statutory requirements include but is not limited to the OHAS Act and SABS 0142.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to test electro-mechanical components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operations is determined according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment required to test components are identified, selected and checked for functionality according to work site procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include dynamometers, volt meters, ampmeters, thermometers, watt meters, ratiometer, vibration analyser, osciloscope, MG sets and tachometer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-operational inspection of tools and equipment is carried out according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults and defects of tools and equipment are identified and corrective action taken according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment appropriate for testing components is identified, selected and checked according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose of conducting a quality check on tools and equipment is explained in terms of safety and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Uses and functions of personal protective equipment are described in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Parties affected by the testing process are informed of progress and activities according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare tools and the work area to test electro-mechanical components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area and equipment is set up for testing according to worksite and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Authorisation to test components is obtained according to worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety of work area is ensured according to worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant machine and test data required is sourced according to work-site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety of the work area is ensured according to worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of not following safe working procedures are explained in terms of safety and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test electro-mechanical components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tests include but are not limited to heat run test, lock rotor test, open circuit rotor test, impedance test, MAG flux/curve test, ratio test, vibration test and load/no-load test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test plant equipment is operated in the correct sequence according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant safety procedures are applied according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is collated, recorded and analysed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Test results are interpolated and verified against known data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations are identified and recorded according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations include electrical, mechanical and aesthetic deviations from manufacturer specifications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not conducting tests accurately are explained in terms of the effect on the component and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Personal protective equipment appropriate for the test is used according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete and report on the tests conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components are removed from testing equipment and inspected for general condition according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspections include visual and dimensional checks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and tools used are cleaned and stored according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The work environment is restored to a safe and serviceable condition according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Test reports are completed and submitted to relevant personnel according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not accurately completing and returning documentation are explained in terms of loss of control over components and test schedules. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Function and purpose of the completed product.
  • Product and equipment terminology associated with electro-mechanical machines.
  • Methods of sustaining production flow.
  • Company quality standards related to testing.
  • Teamwork principals.
  • Applicable Statutory requirements.
  • Names, functions and application of components.
  • Use and care of personal protective equipment.
  • Select, use and care of relevant tools and testing equipment.
  • Methods of capturing test results, verifying and recording data.
  • Methods and techniques of performing electrical tests on electro-mechanical machines.
  • Methods of compiling technical reports.
  • Methods and techniques of diagnosing faults and defects.
  • Methods of analysing engineering data.
  • Relevant mechanical and electrical engineering theory. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 (by diagnosing faults and defects). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group (in identifying and reporting faults and defects). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities (in sequencing of work). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (by interpreting work instructions). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in modes of oral and/or written presentation (by completing documentation). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others (by restoring the work environment and equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (by understanding the function of testing of electro-mechanical machines). 

    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  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61529   National Certificate: Loss Adjusting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 


    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.
     
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