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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fault Find, Test and Repair Domestic Appliances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258924  Fault Find, Test and Repair Domestic Appliances 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10268  Fault Find, Test and Repair Domestic Appliances  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Fault find, test and repair domestic appliances.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Safety precautions when working on live electrical equipment.
  • Single phase motors and control gear.
  • Test instruments.
  • Knowledge of circuits and wiring diagrams.
  • Knowledge of components and its functions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Repairing of domestic appliances may include, but are not limited to:
  • Stoves, washing machines, tumble driers geysers, heaters and dishwashers.
  • Small appliances.

    Repairs are done in accordance with manufacturers manual. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to do fault finding and repair to domestic appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate circuit diagrams for the appliance to be worked on are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Circuit diagrams are interpreted according to specified task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component function in circuit is interpreted according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and test instruments to be used are selected according to specified task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct fault finding and testing of domestic appliances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appliances are inspected for visible damages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Circuits are visually checked for loose or broken connections according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appliances are tested in correct sequence according to the appliance operation and fault finding procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults are located and corrective action identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair domestic 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 
    Appliances are checked for correct assembly according to maintenance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Earth continuity conductor is checked and secured as per statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude appliance repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Repaired appliance is tested for correct operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Replacement/rewiring of appliance is recommended according to quality requirements where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    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 
  • 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 in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Types and working priciples of appliances.
  • Names and functions of appropriate tools.
  • Safety related to each tool.
  • Fault finding principles for different types of appliances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (identification of defects and faults). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (during testing of appliances). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself (fault finding and identification). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (during repairs). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (reporting of defects). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (environmental and personal safety). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10268, "Fault Find, Test and Repair Domestic Appliances", Level 3, 6 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Manufacturers manuals. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  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. Almel Training 
    2. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    3. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    4. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    5. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    6. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    7. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    10. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    11. Learn A Trade 
    12. MACROCOMM SMART ACADEMY 
    13. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    14. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    15. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    16. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    17. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    18. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



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