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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design, construct and commission three phase electrical circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259200  Design, construct and commission three phase electrical circuits 
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  10 
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 in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction, Mining, Chemical and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will understand and be able to:
  • Design, construct and commission three phase electrical circuits.

    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:
  • Install an electrical cable.
  • Interpret and construct single phase circuits.
  • Select, use and care for electrical instruments.
  • Design and install electrical wireways.
  • Select, install, connect and commission single phase AC machines.
  • Read and interpret basic engineering drawings and sketches.
  • Select use and care for portable power tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons wiring and commissioning three phase electrical circuits independently.

    Statutory requirements include but is not limited to:
  • OHS Act.
  • SABS 0142.
  • Local Authority requirements.
  • Manufactures specifications.
  • Worksite procedures.

    Electrical drawings include but is not limited to:
  • Schematic diagrams.
  • Wiring diagrams.
  • Connection/terminal schedules.
  • Cable schedules.
  • Layout drawings.
  • Floor/building plans:
    > Single and three phase systems.
    > Power/main and control circuits.

    Electrical components/material include but is not limited to:
  • AC and DC relays.
  • Timers.
  • Push buttons.
  • Indication lights.
  • Overload devices.
  • Limit/proximity switches.

    Switches:
  • Protective devices (fuses, circuit breakers, earth leakage units, etc).
  • Connection terminals.
  • Fixed electrical measuring instruments and auxiliary equipment (voltmeter and Voltage Transformer, ammeter and Current Transformer, etc).

    Commissioning test include but is not limited to:
  • Continuity test.
  • Alarm continuity tests.
  • Insulation resistance test.
  • Polarity test.
  • Voltage test.

    Safety and good housekeeping practices are adhered to before and after performance.

    Three phase electrical circuits include but are not limited to:
  • Sequence circuits.
  • Motor control circuits.
  • Load balancing.
  • Metering.
  • Current Transformer and Voltage Transformer. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design a three phase Circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symbols used conform to ISO standards. 

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Circuit diagrams are evaluated for functionality according to instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instruction is evaluated and a sequence of operation is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Electrical drawings are correctly interpreted according to the designed circuit and applicable statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components and materials are correctly identified and selected as per applicable electrical drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment needed to wire and commission are inspected for functionality, safety and available for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Permission is obtained to carry out task according to instructions and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work area is prepared according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Construct three phase electrical circuits. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    SANS 10142-1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Site specific safety procedures are adhered to throughout the construction of the electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Construction and wiring of circuits are completed according to the design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cables and conductors are terminated, numbered and connected according to electrical drawings and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All components are fitted, assembled and labelled according to electrical drawings and statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Commission three phase electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable test instruments are selected and evaluated for functionality and safety prior to conducing tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Commissioning tests are carried out safely and according to statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Continuity test, installation resistance, polarity, voltage, phase rotation and earth leakage tests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Test results are accurately recorded on commissioning report and reliably communicated according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Commissioning of circuits is done according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is cleaned after completion of task according to housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste material is disposed of according to specific standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable electrical drawings are correctly updated and stored according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Job cards are accurately completed in accordance with worksite procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as anm 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:
  • Electrical Safety.
  • Selecting and use of test instruments and tools.
  • Relevant industrial procedures.
  • Basic safety procedure related to tools, electricity and cleaning solvents.
  • Installation procedures SANS 10142-1.
  • Electrical drawings and design specifications. 

  • 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 achievement of relevant competencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in the wiring of premises. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to wiring of industrial premises so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that are interrelated with the overall safe and lawful. 

    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 is a combination of the following Unit Standards:
  • ID 114389: Wire and commission three phase electrical circuits.
  • ID 10257: Design and construct a three phase circuit. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    Elective  66049   Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  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.
     
    1. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. College of Cape Town - Pinelands Campus 
    3. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    4. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    5. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    6. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    7. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 



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