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|Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48978||Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control|
|SGB Power Plant Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||190||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|Learners obtaining this qualification will be recognised on a National level for operating and controlling of radial and integrated power generating and transmission systems. This qualification will ensure professionalism, proficiency and excellence in the control of integrated networks. The qualification will address a previous shortcoming and provide network controllers with self worth and pride.
Safe, sound and efficient network control principles will be manifested in the competence of the learners throughout the qualification and enhance worthwhile employment opportunities in the electrical network industry.
A person acquiring this qualification will have practical, foundational and reflective competence in the following areas:
Rationale of the Qualification
This qualification is based on the Power Generation and Transmission industry needs and forms the foundation for Electrical Network Controllers on Radial and Integrated Electrical Networks. The qualification therefore sets the standards for Controllers of Electrical Power Generation and Transmission systems.
Accessibility and employment with this qualification are possible within the Local, Regional and National Integrated Electrical Systems.
The qualification also focuses on:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners should be competent in:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
This qualification will be achieved in part through recognition of prior learning in other related Electrical qualifications such as electrical Engineering NQF 1-4.
Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL processes to recognise achievement thereof.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Level, credits and learning components assigned to the qualification in Electrical Network Control:
This Certificate is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that has a defined purpose and will provide the learner with applied competence and a strong basis for further learning in Electrical Network Control.
The Qualification is made up of unit standards that are classified as fundamental, core and elective.
Minimum credits required to complete this qualification is as follows:
In this qualification the credits are allocated as follows:
Local Control Centres
Gas Turbines Systems
Fundamental: 57 Credits, 30 %
Core: 104 Credits, 55 %
Elective: 29 Credits, 15 %
Total: 190 Credits, 100 %
This Qualification is made up of unit standards at NQF levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The majority of unit standards related directly to the purpose of the qualification with maximum portability between the various control centres (local, regional, national).
Motivation for the Number of credits, assigned to:
Fundamental, core and elective requirements.
This certificate is made up of a combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide the learner with applied competence and a good foundation for further personal development in Electrical Network Control.
There are eight unit standards for communication in the first language at NQF Level 4, totalling 20 credits and there are four Second Language unit standards at NQF level 3 totalling 20 credits.
Unit Standards to the value of 17 credits on Mathematical literacy are also included.
All Unit Standards for this requirement are compulsory.
Unit Standards to the value of 104 credits have been allocated as core requirement to this qualification. The core requirements of this qualification form the foundation of applied competence in controlling Electrical Networks. A broad range of technical concept and principles related to Electrical Network Control are covered within requirement of the qualification, which have portability towards credits within all Electrical Network Systems (Local, Regional and National Control).
All Unit Standards for this requirement are compulsory.
Learners are required to select elective standards for learning according to the type of control environment they are engaged with. All controllers apart from Hydro and Nuclear Power utilities must complete the standards for Steam generator and Turbo generator design and application.(A total of 12 credits) Controllers functioning on Gas turbines generating systems must complete the unit standards associated with this specific utility. Other Standards include 7 credits on Leadership development and must be taken together plus a further 22 credits from the options provided in the elective component. Minimum of 29 credits are required.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
1. Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication when performing operational outcomes.
2. Interpret and use information from text
3. Use Language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
4. Write for a wide range of content.
5. Engage and sustain oral communication and evaluate spoken text.
6. Read analyse and respond to a variety of text
7. Use Language and communication in occupational learning programs.
8. Apply Mathematical Literacy in the Electrical Network Industry in the following way
9. Demonstrate knowledge on the following Electrical Network Fundamentals used as the foundation to perform operating outcomes on the Electrical Network
Range: this includes operating on all radial and integrated electrical networks
Learners will be regarded "not yet competent" should they jeopardise the safety of people/plant during any stage of the assessment.
Exit points for learners who do not complete the Qualifications:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|1.1 Report plant system conditions to the following role players:
1.2 Evaluate outage requests from Authorised officials (field operators)
1.3 Instruct safe operating to Authorised officials (field operators)
1.4 Define electrical network processes and equipment used in the electrical networks
2.1 Read and contextualise the information as requested by Authorised officials (field operators)
2.2 Read and contextualise the information as stipulated from Operating regulation for High Voltage Systems
3.1 Interpret terminology and concepts by means of specified occupational language use in programmes and courses during electrical network training
3.2 Define electrical network concepts, terms and theories used in Power Generation and Control
4.1 Compile reports on system conditions consisting of:
5.1 Formulate safe operating instructions
5.2 Evaluate feedback received
6.1 Read and contextualise the information stipulated in Standards and Procedures containing system dynamics
6.2 Interpret operating requests/instructions received
6.3 Read and contextualise statistical and operational data (includes text with numerical data)
7.1 Interpret terminology and concepts by means of specified occupational language use in programmes and courses during electrical network training
7.2 Define electrical network processes and equipment used in the electrical network
8.1 Solve technical problems in the workplace.
8.2 Differentiate between complex and non-complex problems in this technical environment
8.3 Identify a variety of problem solving techniques when working with technical equipment and processes
8.4 Compile statistical data used to build historical data to manage re-occurrence of typical problems
9.1 Control electrical networks from a Control Centre
9.2 Operate breakers on electrical networks
9.3 Operate isolators on electrical networks
9.4 Operate converters on electrical networks
9.5 Operate on transformers within electrical networks
9.6 Operate on earthing devices on electrical networks
9.7 Perform operations on electrical networks
9.8 Phasing and or synchronising on electrical networks
9.9 Demonstrate knowledge of safe entry into controlled prohibited and restricted networks
9.10 Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements for permit to work systems
9.11 Operate stand alone computer systems
9.12 Comply with electrical safety standards in a process plant
9.13 Understand the principal of alternating current (AC) motor operation and application in a process plant
9.14 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical power generation
9.15 Interpret electrical circuits
9.16 Interpret basic electronic theories in process plant control
9.17 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of earthing practices on alternating current power systems
9.18 Understand the principals of magnetism
9.19 Interpret electrical theories
9.20 Understand the operating principals of transformers
9.21 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and related concepts
9.22 Explain transformer characteristics applied on power systems
9.23 Apply engineering principals and concepts in a power generation process plant
9.24 Describe plant instrumentation and process measurement
9.25 Control frequency and voltages in and islanding condition on electrical networks
9.26 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions
9.27 Produce word processing documents for business
9.28 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the electrical technology associated with the control of electrical energy on a power generating unit in the power plant
9.29 Demonstrate the ability to use electronic mail software to send and receive messages
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification. Applicable critical cross field outcomes must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies. Assessment methods and tools used must determine the whole person's development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
Assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors should use a range of appropriate assessment methods and tools that assess competence holistically. These methods include but are not limited to the following:
The assessment tools and methods used by the assessor must be:
Summative assessment is carried out at the end of each meaningful competence level achieved by the learner. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, foundational and reflective competencies of the learner.
|The qualification is based on a study conducted by ESKOM on various European countries with leading power producers. The German model (with minor changes) was adopted as the basis for this qualification. Operator qualifications after this were registered under the manpower-training act and accredited by the ESKOM and Allied Industries Training Board (EAITB). This qualification was further developed to meet the SAQA requirements for registration.
International Benchmark Matrix: Power Plant Operations
Criteria: SA- NZ - UK - Ger
Utility: Fossil Hydro Nuclear - FossilNuclear - Fossil Hydro Nuclear - Fossil Nuclear
Roles: Electrical Network Controller - Operator Maintainer - Operator Maintainer - Operator Maintainer
Frameworklevels: 1-8 - 1-10 - 1-5 - n/a
Credits: 247 - 532 - n/a - n/a
Accreditation / Quality assurance: SETA - NZQA - C&G/ETA - VGB
Entry level: NQF 3 Related Technical Qualification - NQF 2 - NVQ 1 - ?
Operators in fields: 614 - Not available - Not available - Not available
Number of Unit Standards: 46 - 61 - 18 - Not available
The following information based on the matrix:
|This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the power generation industry. The level of flexibility within the range of elective utilities (hydro, nuclear, fossil and electrical control) will allow the individual to pursue further learning within those development areas. Other articulation fields could be the following:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The assessor must be:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||10195||Apply Engineering Principles and concepts in a Power Generation Process Plant||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||10893||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical power generation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||14062||Demonstrate Knowledge of Safe Entry into Prohibited and/ or Restricted Areas||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||14036||Describe plant instrumentation and process measurement used on Power Generation plant||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||14204||Interpret basic electronic theories in power plant process control||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||10894||Interpret electrical circuits||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||10677||Interpret electrical theories||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||116436||Operate breakers on radial and integrated networks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||116438||Operate earthing devices on electrical networks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||116439||Operate electrical converters on electrical networks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||116440||Operate high voltage breakers on radial feeders||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||116451||Operate on transformers within electrical networks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||10719||Understand the operating principles of transformers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||10707||Understanding the principles of magnetism||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||116434||Control electrical networks from a control centre||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||116407||Control frequency and voltages in an Islanding condition on electrical networks||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||14056||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of earthing practices on alternating current power systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||14057||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and related concepts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||10897||Explain transformer characteristics applied on power systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||116453||Perform operations on high voltage integrated systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||13803||Phasing and or synchronising on high voltage intergrated systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||10933||Understand the principles of alternating current (AC) motor operation and application in a process plant||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||14041||Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding of the Electrical Technology Associated with the Control of Electrical Energy on a Power Generating Unit in the Power Plant||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||13600||Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements for permit to work systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8972||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7465||Collect and use data to establish complex statistical and probability models and solve related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7484||Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7466||Represent and operate on complex numbers in non-trivial situations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7470||Work with a wide range of patterns and inverses of functions and solve related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||7571||Demonstrate the ability to use electronic mail software to send and receive messages||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||14063||Apply Self Management through the Concepts of Positive Self-esteem and Resiliency||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||10574||Demonstrate knowledge of Steam Generator design and application||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||14065||Demonstrate knowledge of steam turbines design and application||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||7786||Operate a Computer||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||7567||Produce and use spreadsheets for business||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||7570||Produce word processing documents for business||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||14060||Understand transformational leadership||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116416||Control load variations on a gas turbine power generating system from a control room||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116454||Shutdown a gas turbine power generator unit from a control room for maintenance outage||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116457||Stabilise transient conditions on a gas power generating system from a control room||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116459||Start up a gas turbine power generator system from a control room||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||116462||Sustain plant operability of a gas turbine power generating unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||ESKOM GROOTVLEI POWER STATION OPERATIONS|
|2.||ESKOM KOMATI POWER STATION|
|3.||ESKOM KUSILE POWER STATIONS OPERATIONS|