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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of analytical measurement systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262485  Demonstrate an understanding of analytical measurement systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 designed for learners in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation industry, and provides specific skills within the specialisation of an analyser mechanician.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of analytical measurement.
  • Describe the application of analytical measurement in a process plant.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment and related fields, by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment of candidates. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Learners are assumed to have attained competence in the NQF Level 2 National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For the purposes of this Unit Standard:

    Analysers are categorized per methods of detection and could include but is not limited to the following:
  • Catalytic Combustion, Electrochemical, Oxygen in gas, Dissolved oxygen, Titration, Infrared or Ultra Violet spectrum, Moisture measurement, Density, Thermal method, Turbidity, Chromatographic, Photometric, telemetry and colorimeter.
  • A minimum of 6 categorised methods of detection should be dealt with for competence in this unit standard.
  • Safety precautions include the use of all personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Statutory requirements include, but are not limited to applicable standards and National Industry and Labour Legislation.

    Further Range statements are included as applied to the interpretation of specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of analytical measurement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terms and units used in measurement are defined in terms of their purpose and associated ranges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components of measuring systems are identified and described in terms of their functions and operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operating principles of the measuring system are described such that the differences in applied technology are defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Calibration methods for measuring systems are identified in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Typical problems associated with measuring systems are identified and potential solutions are provided that will provide a workable solution to the problem. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the application of analytical measurement in a process plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stack monitoring systems applied on site are identified and described in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Site specific atmospheric emissions are identified and described in terms of measurement and impact on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of effluent monitoring are identified and described in terms of how they work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process monitoring systems used on site are identified and described in terms of functionality and purpose. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and must have at least 2 years experience and a qualification one level higher than the level being assessed.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • 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 
  • Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of analytical equipment including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Names, locations and functions of analytical equipment and their accessories.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with analytical equipment.
  • Company quality and maintenance standards, policies and procedures.
  • Applied mathematical and scientific principles applicable to the technology applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision and as a team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty analytical equipment and interpreting and communicating job requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others - applying scientific principles in work methodology and approach. 

    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 - working safely and efficiently realising the implications of actions on lives of others and finances. 

    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  74532   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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