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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and construct a single phase circuit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258935  Design and construct a single phase circuit 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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
11954  Design and construct a single phase circuit  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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 able to:
  • Identify symbols and components.
  • Understand and describe the functioning of circuits and components.
  • Sketch and construct basic single- phase circuits.
  • Complete task.

    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 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Introduction to the industry.
  • Safe working procedures.
  • Good housekeeping.
  • Knowledge of the tools pertaining to the construction and wiring of single phase circuits. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Symbols and components (ISO standard):
  • Switches may include, but are not limited to single-way, single-pole, multi-way, multi-pole, relays, rotary switches.
  • Protection may include, but is not limited to fuses, circuit breakers and earth leakage relays.
  • Controls may include, but are not limited to temperature, limits, pressure, level and proximity.
  • Loads (resistive or inductive).
  • Power supplies (maximum 230 volt).

    Circuits to be constructed in a simulated environment and tested under supervision. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify symbols and components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various types of switches are identified according to their symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various types of protection devices are identified according to their symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Various types of control devices are identified according to their symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various types of load devices are identified according to their symbols. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Sketch a basic circuit diagram. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Circuits are limited to:
  • Single way switching, two way switching, intermediate switching, switch and relay, rotary switches. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are interpreted according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symbols used conform to ISO and IEC standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The function of each component is understood and described correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Circuit diagrams are sketched neatly and symmetrically according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Circuit diagrams are functional according to instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Construct single-phase circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant components are obtained according to diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are suitably and correctly connected according to diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Circuit is correctly connected to the power supply according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operation of the circuit is correct according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reason for using overload protection is correctly stated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is cleaned in accordance with house keeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ensure that tools are stored in their correct place in a accordance with work place practices and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste materials are disposed of according to work site procedures and statutory requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed in detail and submitted to meet work site standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Written data, records, electronic data, test or inspection reports.
     


    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 
  • Safety precautions.
  • Knowledge about conductors and insulation material.
  • The effect of current (energy and power).
  • The definition of OHM`s law.
  • Knowledge about electromagnetism.
  • Recording and reporting of defects.
  • Knowledge of wiring requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the application and maintaining of electrical safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others while applying and maintaining electrical safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself during the construction of circuits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate through reporting. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. WESTERN CAPE APPROVED ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AUTHORITY 



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