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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and test advanced hydraulic systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244694  Install and test advanced hydraulic systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of Fluid Power Engineering who are required to interpret schematics, install, test and maintain complex electro-hydraulic systems, including having a command of the underlying theory for determination of equipment selection. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the fluid power NQF Level 4 qualification.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to install a hydraulic system.
  • Install the hydraulic system.
  • Test the hydraulic system.
  • Maintain the hydraulic system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that a person is already competent in terms of the following outcomes when starting to learn toward this unit standard:
  • Install, test and maintain a basic hydraulic system at NQF Level 3.
  • Use and maintain fluid power instrumentation at NQF Level 3.
  • Clean fluid conveyance systems at NQF Level 3.
  • Route and install hydraulic and pneumatic tubing at NQF Level 3.
  • Identify hose and fluid power connectors at NQF Level 2.
  • Install and program basic programmable logic controllers at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • The learner should demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and as part of a self-directed work team. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to install a hydraulic system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparation includes obtaining the hydraulic and electrical circuits, component lists, PLC programme and all the hydraulic and electrical components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hydraulic and electrical circuit diagram and component list is available and interpreted for the various symbols used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This does not include the interpretation of design criteria.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations of the component and circuit working indicate an understanding of the relevant theory. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checking methods include line tracing and sequence visualisation or simulation. This will not include design or cost benefits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interaction between hydraulic systems and the PLC programme is explained and possible improvements that could be made are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components are identified against the component list. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The work to be undertaken is identified and documented in accordance with workplace standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workplace standards include resource allocation, QCP and a project plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Hydraulic and electrical system layout is confirmed in accordance with installation criteria and industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes dimensional checks and sketches but does not include detailed drawings in electronic format.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install the hydraulic system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The installation is carried out according to industry and site-specific safety procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes the OSH ACT and will cover Installation personnel and the general public's safety. This does not include the safety issues with respect to the hydraulic system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hydraulic actuators are mounted and connected in accordance with manufacturer and/or supplier specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hydraulic valving, manifold blocks, power unit and electrical control panel are mounted in accordance with manufacturer and/or supplier specifications and in accordance with the planned hydraulic and electrical system layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The hydraulic interconnecting fluid conveyances are installed in accordance with the planned hydraulic system layout and industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The hydraulic conveyances are cleaned in accordance with industry accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The electrical sensors and wiring are installed in accordance with the electrical system layout and industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The installation progress is documented in accordance with workplace standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes regular meetings relating to the project plan, QCP and any issues of a technical, SHE and commercial nature with superiors and or clients.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The installation is completed within the project plan parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test the hydraulic system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The system is prepared for testing in accordance with workplace and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes system and fluid cleanliness, filling with oil, electrical wiring checks and connecting test equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The testing is carried out according to site-specific safety procedures and includes the safety issues with respect to the hydraulic system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The testing is carried out in accordance with the documented procedures and identified problems are reported and corrected in accordance with workplace standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain the hydraulic system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance requirements are identified in accordance with workplace standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes maintenance intervals and procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tell-tale signs for immanent failure are identified and explained in terms of cause and remedy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not adhering to maintenance schedules are explained in terms of the effect on the system and productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance tasks are carried out in accordance with the maintenance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Causes of malfunctions are systematically identified and rectified in accordance with system operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Malfunction symptoms include noise, heat, insufficient force, erratic movement.
     


    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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Understanding and interpreting user requirements.
  • Methods of gathering information from a group or team.
  • How to control members of a group or team.
  • The importance of adhering to a programme and how to handle disruptions.
  • How to compile a meaningful report. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify difficulties and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to participate in project meetings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to achieve an operational hydraulic system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to plan for the proposed work to be undertaken. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to communicate project information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to achieve an operational hydraulic system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to integrate the various inputs into an operational system. 

    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 
    Terminology:
  • QCP: Quality Control Plan.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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