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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and commission electrical metering units, measuring instruments and control devices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259078  Install and commission electrical metering units, measuring instruments and control devices 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10260  Install and commission electrical measuring instruments and control devices  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 able to:
  • Install, connect and commission electrical metering units or measuring instruments and their control devices to monitor electrical values or power consumption.

    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:
  • Basic electrical theory.
  • Use of basic hand tools and power tools.
  • Use of electrical test instruments.
  • Identification of various metering units or measuring instruments.
  • Mounting of metering units or measuring instruments.
  • Reading of meters or measuring instruments.
  • Reading of drawings and circuit diagrams. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • All relevant statutory requirements.
  • Work site procedures may include but are not limited to specific:
    > Safety procedures and Policies.
    > Installation procedures as given in Manufacturers' specifications.
    > Maintaining procedure given in Manufacturers' specifications.
  • Electrical metering units include all types of consumption meters.
  • Electrical measuring instruments include but are not limited to:
    > Voltmeters, ammeters, frequency meters.
  • Control devices include, but are not limited to circuit breakers, voltage transformers and current transformers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the procedure and requirements to install electrical metering units or measuring instruments and control devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sequence of events is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reason for matching ratios is given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of the control device is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selection of equipment is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan to install and connect electrical metering units or measuring instruments with their relative control devices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparation includes reading and understanding task instructions engineering drawings and breakdown scheduling, identification of the equipment to be maintained, obtaining maintenance schedules and manufacturer specifications for specific equipment to be assembled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate documentation is acquired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operation is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable circuit, wiring and mounting diagrams are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate meter units or instruments and control devices are identified and selected. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare, install and connect electrical metering units or measuring instruments and control devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The applicable instruments and control device specifications are determined and verified according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metering units or measuring instruments and control devices are verified to be correctly mounted/installed according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Metering units or measuring instruments and control devices are wired and connected according to circuit diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety, good housekeeping and correct environmental practices are followed before, during and after task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Commission electrical metering units or measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant commissioning tests are done to ensure compliance of statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visual faults accurately identified and repaired to ensure compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actual and expected readings are compared, analised and discrepancies reported or rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Metering units or measuring instruments are sealed according to applicable standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are stored in accordance with work place practices and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste materials are disposed of according to work site procedures, 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.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Completion of job is reported to relevant parties. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant ETQA which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.
  • The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, procedures and practices.
  • Principles of operation of different metering units or measuring instruments.
  • Worksite procedures and safety precautions.
  • Measurement relationships.
  • Matching meters to control devices.
  • Connecting of meters to control devices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the assembly process and the detection and analysis of faults. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to the installation and commissioning of electrical metering units or measuring instruments and control devices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when communicating with supervisor. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Tasks performed by using responsible thinking and decision making in relation to the use of tools and equipment, choice and use of relevant personal protecting equipment and safety equipment. 

    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 10260, "Install and commission electrical measuring instruments and control devices", Level 3, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66009   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  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. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    5. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    6. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    7. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    8. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    9. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    10. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    11. Learn A Trade 
    12. MACROCOMM SMART ACADEMY 
    13. Majuba TVET College 
    14. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    15. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    16. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    17. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    18. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    19. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    20. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    22. Umgungundlovu FET College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.