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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and terminate Medium Voltage cables 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259187  Install and terminate Medium Voltage cables 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113862  Install and terminate Medium/High Voltage cables  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering, Distribution and Construction environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Planning, installing, terminating and connecting of Medium Voltage cables according to manufacturer`s specifications.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering, distribution 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 up-liftment within the electrical engineering, distribution and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Introduction to industry.
  • Knowledge of electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge of isolating and safety testing procedures.
  • Basic hand tools.
  • Understanding of operating regulations.
  • Install, joint and terminate LV cables. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials include, but are not limited to Medium Voltage cables, solid or stranded conductors, glands, shrouds, lugs, termination boxes, heat/cold shrinks termination kits, lubricants, solvents and approved insulation materials (tapes, putties, resins, compounds).
  • Tests on Medium Voltage cables are limited to phasing, continuity, short circuit, earth resistance, open circuit and high resistance.
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, SANS, Local Authority requirements, manufacturer's specifications and worksite procedures.
  • Specialised tools to be used for Medium Voltage cables may include but are not limited to gas torch, hydraulic cable cutters and crimpers, cable stands/trestles/jacks, rollers.
  • Medium Voltage cables (> 1000V, up to and including 44kV) may include but are not limited to lead, PVC, XPLE and PILC types.
  • Cable ways include, but are not limited to trenches, ducts, metal frames, indoor/outdoor and underground. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install Medium Voltage cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning details are determined according to given instructions and project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate wayleaves, drawings and relevant documentation are acquired in accordance with project/job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials and tools are selected according to project/job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable test equipment is selected and checked for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant parties are liased with and notified according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the Medium Voltage cable ways and work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cable ways to be prepared and obstructions removed according to cable installation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct cable is identified, obtained and delivered as per project/job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cable is inspected for physical defects prior to installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ensure that the cable to be worked on is at zero potential by discharging and capped as per safety standards, procedures and work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work area is assessed for unsafe/hazardous conditions according to statutory requirements and safe work procedures (barricading/shoring). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install Medium Voltage cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable tools and equipment are selected and used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable is run out and installed in the cableways according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Where applicable, shoring is removed, cable trenches are backfilled with appropriate sand/soil, cable marker tape installed and soil compacted according to cable installation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where applicable, cables are secured onto cable ways according to cable installation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Terminate and connect Medium Voltage cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable tools and equipment are selected and used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable ends are phased, discharged and prepared for terminating according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cable gland or end is positioned; assembled and secured according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cable cores are visually phased, aligned, made-off, and connected according to Supply Authority's numbering/colour coding and installation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Insulation resistance/continuity/phasing and mechanical tests are carried out on cable/completed termination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The cable termination box covers/cover plates are installed/closed and where applicable, filled with insulation compounds/resins as per manufacturer`s specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work site are restored to original condition as per customer agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is left clear of surplus/waste materials in accordance with environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to OHS Act requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and submitted according to data management procedures. 


    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 provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Terminology associated with cable laying, installing, testing equipment and materials.
  • Operating principles of relevant cable testing equipment.
  • Relevant sections of statutory requirements.
  • General testing principles for cable and cores.
  • Handling and application of applicable termination kits.
  • Working principles of applicable equipment and components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by means of language skills, oral and/or written. 

    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 113862, "Install and terminate Medium/High Voltage cables", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 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. ABERDARE CABLES PTY (LTD) 
    2. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    3. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    4. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    5. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    6. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    7. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    8. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



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