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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install marine electrical systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376581  Install marine electrical systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 people who work, or intend to work, in a yacht and boat building environment where marine electrical systems and equipment are installed.

The learner will be able to identify standards compliant installations. The learner will also be able to follow correct procedures in the installation electrical systems and perform all maintenance procedures.

This includes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of marine electrical installations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the installation of a marine electrical system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and operation of onboard electrical systems.
  • Identify and describe key components of a typical marine electrical system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standard:
    > Install and maintain a range of marine systems at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of marine electrical installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Marine electrical calculations are performed using the appropriate formula. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts of a marine electrical system are identified and explained in a boat building context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the installation of a marine electrical system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors affecting the installation of a marine electrical system are identified and explained according to national and international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The relevant components of the system include, but are not limited to, batteries, alternators, electrical panels, switches, lights, wire size, terminal and fittings, fuses/breakers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The national and international standards are discussed and explained in terms of marine electrical systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and operation of onboard electrical systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The installation of marine electrical systems is discussed and explained with specific reference to charging and distribution systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance and influence of standards are discussed and with reference to the design and operational safety of electrical systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The maintenance of marine electrical systems is explained in terms of ensuring reliable and efficient as well as cost effective functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The design and functioning of key components is discussed with reference to the advantages and disadvantages of different designs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance and influence of standards are discussed and with reference to the design and operational safety of electrical systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install and maintain a simple marine electrical system 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A simple electrical system is planned, which meets appropriate standard/specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct components are selected for installation according to suit different applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components are selected in terms of:
  • How/When/Where used.
  • Their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Potential problems and their indicators.
  • Health and safety concerns.
  • ABYC standards.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A simple marine electrical system is correctly installed with appropriate wiring, which functions according to design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An on-board electrical system is examined for standards compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An incorrectly installed on-board electrical system is correctly diagnosed and corrected. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with 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 Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, properties and appropriate uses of:
  • Different types of electrical system.
  • Different wiring and connections.
  • Components of a typical electrical system.

    Consequences of:
  • Incorrect wire selection.
  • Incorrect connection selection.
  • Inappropriate component choice.
  • Incorrect installation.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Handling procedures.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Measuring.
  • Preparation.
  • Cleaning up and finishing.

    Theoretical basis:
  • The mathematics of voltage, current and resistance.
  • Relationship between voltage, current and resistance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identification of different components.
  • Identification of causes of problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Liaising with team members and supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Examine finished installation for non-conformances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record information on work performed.
  • Report outcome of work to supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of electricity.
  • Understand voltage, current and resistance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the consequences of inappropriate component selection or incorrect installation and the resulting effects on the installed system. 

  • 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  78864   Further Education and Training Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 



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