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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse fault reports and make decisions according to work policies and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259137  Analyse fault reports and make decisions according to work policies and procedures 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 repair and maintain electronic equipment. The learner will be equipped with knowledge and skills to analyse reports in order make informed decisions to repair, adjust or replace electronic components. Learners will be able to interact and communicate with key role-players in connection of the test results for decision-making purposes. Learners acquiring this unit standard will be able to read circuit diagrams, build circuits and apply soldering skills on different circuit boards.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of specifications of various electronic systems.
  • Interpreting fault -finding report for decision-making.
  • Interpreting electronic circuits diagram.
  • Repairing an electronic system in accordance with manufacture's specifications standard.
  • Testing the repaired equipment for functionality. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the various electronic systems in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various electronics systems for repair are identified and described in accordance with their circuit diagrams. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various electronic systems include but are not limited to DVD, television, VCR, car radios, amplifiers and HI-Fis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prescribed specifications of electronic systems are explained in terms of their significance for measurements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prescribed specifications include but are not limited to voltages, current, transmitting power, RX signal path, TX signal path, tone squelch frequency, tone squelch deviation, modulation deviation and audio frequency.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret fault-finding report for decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The values of voltages measured are identified and described in terms of the specification of the electronic system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The values of current measured are identified and described in terms of the specification of the electronic system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret electronic circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Circuit diagram symbols are interpreted in order to determine correct component values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct voltage supply and current flow are determined in order to establish the required amount of power supply in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Repair components in accordance with manufacture's specifications standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and functions of various components are identified and explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of specific components in a circuit are explained in the context of their use and placing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Role-players involved in decision-making in respect of repairs are identified and described in terms of their roles and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge of circuit layout and features of the system is demonstrated by means of a circuit diagram. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Test the repaired equipment for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Testing instruments are identified and described in terms of functions and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Values of the components are examined in order to determine compliance with the manufacturer's standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is collated for record-keeping and inspection purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Test results are compared in accordance with expectations and actual prescribed manufacturer's specifications for quality control purposes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Components.
  • Reports.
  • Test instruments.
  • Calculations.
  • Communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to systems faults in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made to repair the system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to analyse fault reports pertaining electronic systems for proper repair work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by identifying and acquire appropriate testing instruments and electronic components needed for repair work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to conditions and/or faults in the systems in order to do proper repairs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation in respect of the specifications test results with immediate supervisors or team leader for decision-making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by identifying appropriate instruments that can used for repair work thereby adhering to health and safety regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation in relation to the analyses of fault reports. 

    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  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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