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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use software to develop and simulate electronic circuit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259163  Use software to develop and simulate electronic circuit 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 to equip learners to be able to use a computer aided software programme to capture, test and simulate the circuit.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Obtaining, updating and using component libraries.
  • Using components libraries to draw a circuit diagram.
  • Creating a useable paper result.
  • Applying design rule check.
  • Using a circuit analysis programme to analyse the circuit behaviour. 

  • 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 
    Standard layout procedures refer to but are not limited to:
  • Separating Analogue and Digital circuits.
  • Layout of the circuit diagram.
  • Chronological order.
  • Editing of the template. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain, update and use component libraries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Component libraries are obtained from component manufacture's database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current libraries on the PC are updated without corrupting the current database. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use components libraries to draw a circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various component libraries are identified and described in terms of their symbols in order to draw a circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components properties are edited in terms of the reference designation and parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A circuit diagram is drawn using standard layout procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create a useable paper result. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Final results are previewed in order to have a user-friendly paper copy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    User-friendly refers to optimal scaled print-out.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The circuit is divided into higher architectural format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply design rule check. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Errors are fixed as indicated by the design rule check. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrections are rechecked using design rule to ensure zero-errors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use a circuit analysis programme to analyse the circuit behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    DC check is initially conducted to determine connectivity and functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AC check is conducted to determine the AC properties of the circuit. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    AC check includes but are not limited to time signals, frequency response, distortion, amplification and switching.
     


    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:
  • Basic digital electronics terminologies.
  • Circuits and symbols.
  • Electronic components.
  • Software.
  • Signals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to drawing errors and simulation errors by comparing with the original (given) circuit diagram. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team by interacting with the designer. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by planning the layout of the circuit diagram drawn and adhering to relevant procedures and connections to be followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation with superiors and peers in order to present the completed task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by recognising that different softwares can be utilised to conduct simulations or design circuits. 

    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
    Elective  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: 
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