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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform electronic fault-finding 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253094  Perform electronic fault-finding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electronics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard is for persons who are expected to identify and rectify fault in basic electronic circuits. This unit standard will provide learners with knowledge and skills to identify the causes of fault by applying logical instructions such as flow charts to rectify the fault.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Identifying fault in basic electronic circuits.
  • Identifying and describing the causes of fault.
  • Carrying out checks and tests.
  • Diagnosing and rectifying fault. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    The learner must have completed the following unit standard:
  • "Use and maintain hand tools and equipment: ID 7427". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the fault in basic electronic circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of rectifying fault are identified and described in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to observation, use of senses and use of instruments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is assessed to determine the relevant data needed for fault-finding purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is collated to specify and describe the condition of the circuit. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information refers to but is not limited to event logs, fault history and communication with user.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Standard faultfinding procedures are followed to identify faults in terms of the six point plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible variables contributing to the fault are identified and described in order to take corrective actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The functioning of components are checked under closed circuit conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe the causes of fault. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Probable causes affecting the malfunctioning of electronic systems are identified and prioritized in order to ensure a methodical approach to resolving the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of elimination is applied to probable causes in a logical and systematic manner to ensure diagnosis of the fault. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An approach to rectify a fault is determined in line with a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A given situation may refers to but is not limited to a case study, real life situation and simulated scenario.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The approach used for diagnosis is justified in line with safety prescripts and repair requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety prescripts may include but are not limited to operational requirements, occupational health and safety.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and test electronic circuit. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Inspection refers to physical observations while tests refer to practical processes using test equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The extent of the fault is determined by conducting a system checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment to test the electronic circuit are selected in accordance with the test requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A test is conducted to determine if the system is functioning normally and the result is noted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Normal functioning includes that the fault has been rectified and that no other faults exist.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Diagnose and rectify fault. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible solutions to the circuit malfunction are assessed to determine corrective actions to be taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The symptoms of the fault(s) are verified in order to determine the repair method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable tools and test equipment are selected and used to enable faults to be diagnosed and repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for documenting corrective action are explained in terms of its influence for future diagnosis. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Systems faults.
  • Testing of 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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    The assessment criteria embedded in the unit standards contained in this qualification are performance-based; assessing applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective) competencies regarding electronic security related knowledge and skills. The learner assessed against this qualification should be able to integrate the various unit standards outcomes to be able to practice as an electronic security consultant. Both formative and summative assessments are required so that learners are given feedback on their progress in achievement of specific learning outcomes. The qualification should be assessed on the basis of evidence of demonstrated performance in the workplace or in simulated work situations designed to draw upon similar performance to that required at the workplace.

    The summative assessment should be concerned with the judgment of the learning in relation to the exit level outcomes, which evaluates the learner's ability to integrate knowledge and skills as well as the attitude or behavior required to provide electronic security services and deal effectively with divergent and random demands. Assessment of communication and mathematical literacy should be integrated as far as possible within the context of specific learning.

    All exit level outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledge required by the component unit standards are to be assessed. Evidence of the achievement of the critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in explaining and applying the essential embedded knowledge. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  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.
     
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