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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform corrective maintenance on gas equipment and appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246567  Perform corrective maintenance on gas equipment and appliances 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to repair basic gas equipment and appliances under supervision.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Plan fault finding and maintenance functions.
  • Conduct fault finding and testing of gas equipment and appliances.
  • Repair gas equipment or appliances.
  • Conclude gas equipment or gas appliance repair.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the gas installations environment, by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for upliftment, social and economic transformation in the gas installation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against mathematical literacy and literacy at ABET Level 4, NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is intended for the repair of both general gas equipment as well as small gas appliances such as stoves, cookers, heaters and geysers.

    The typical context of this unit standard assumes an existing or new domestic or commercial gas installation site.

    The typical scope of this unit standard includes one of the following but is not limited to:
  • LPG installations.
  • Natural gas installations.
  • Compressed gas installations.
  • Medical installations.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan fault finding and maintenance functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate manuals and specifications for the appliance, system or equipment to be worked on are selected in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific sections applicable to the specified task are identified in the manuals and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component functions/malfunctions are interpreted in accordance with the manuals and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable sections in the manuals and specifications are interpreted in accordance with the specified task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and test instruments to be used are selected according to the specified task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct fault finding and testing of gas equipment and appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment or appliance is inspected for visible damage according to safety inspection sheets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Repairs are done in accordance with manufacturer's manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment or appliance is tested in correct sequence as per fault finding procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults are located and corrective action identified with the aid of manuals and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faults, wear and tear are identified according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair gas equipment or appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools are used to remove faulty components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are selected and replaced according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gas equipment or appliance is checked for correct assembly according to maintenance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions are adhered to according to safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude gas equipment or gas appliance repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each gas connection and seal is checked for leaks as per safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Repaired equipment or appliance is tested for correct operation according to manufacturer's specifications and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment or appliance is cleaned before approving it for service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and test instruments are cleaned and stored according to statutory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an assessor with considerable first hand experience in gas installations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and is able to:
  • Plan fault finding and maintenance functions.
  • Conduct fault finding and testing of gas equipment and appliances.
  • Repair gas equipment or appliances.
  • Conclude gas equipment or gas appliance repair. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Interpreting component functions/malfunctions in accordance with the manuals and specifications.
  • Interpreting applicable sections in the manuals and specifications in accordance with the specified task requirements.
  • Locating faults and identifying corrective action with the aid of manuals and specifications.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Plan fault finding and maintenance functions.
  • Conduct fault finding and testing of gas equipment and appliances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with co-workers during corrective maintenance procedures.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Testing the equipment or appliance in correct sequence as per fault finding procedures.
  • Identifying faults, wear and tear according to workplace procedures.
  • Selecting and replacing components according to manufacturer's specifications.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Conduct fault finding and testing of gas equipment and appliances.
  • Repair gas equipment or appliances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Selecting appropriate manuals and specifications for the appliance, system or equipment to be worked on.
  • Selecting tools and test instruments to be used according to the specified task.
  • Testing repaired equipment or appliance for correct operation according to manufacturer's specifications and statutory requirements.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Plan fault finding and maintenance functions.
  • Conclude gas equipment or gas appliance repair. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Selecting and interpreting applicable sections in the manuals and specifications in accordance with the specified task requirements.
  • Using safety inspection sheets to inspect the equipment or appliance for visible damage.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Plan fault finding and maintenance functions.
  • Conduct fault finding and testing of gas equipment and appliances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Adhering to safety precautions according to safe work procedures.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Repair gas equipment or appliances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Recognising that gas system equipment does not exist in isolation.
  • Understanding the importance of performing repair and maintenance functions in a specific sequence.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of efficient corrective maintenance on gas equipment and appliances in the gas industry and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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