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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct Basic Electronic Circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10270  Construct Basic Electronic 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
Construct basic electronic 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:
  • Use of electrical test instruments
  • Basic laws of electricity
  • Electronic component symbols
  • Using soldering techniques
  • Interpretation of circuit diagrams 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard applies to persons constructing basic electronic circuits in the electrical manufacturing, engineering and technology field.
  • Components include but are not limited to resistors, transistors, diodes, thyristors, diacs, triacs, capacitors, LED`s and IC fundamentals (ie. Timers, op amps, gates, etc.)
  • Circuits include, but are not limited to voltage regulators, multivibrators, voltage dividers, basic amplifiers, basic phase control, rectification and filters.
  • Test equipment includes, but is not limited to multimeters, oscilloscopes and signal generators.
  • Vero-boards and printed circuit boards. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to construct basic electronic circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Instructions are interpreted and sequence of events are planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and components identified and selected according to diagrams and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Applicable test equipment are selected and tested for functionality and safety prior to conducting test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work area is prepared according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Construct basic electronic circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Circuit diagram is analysed to ensure correct component layout on the board. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Components are laid out on the circuit board according to the circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Components are soldered according to soldering techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Component layout conforms to circuit diagram. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test and commission the circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Circuit is visually checked for faults according to circuit-and-layout diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Circuit is correctly connected according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Supply voltage is correctly selected and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Circuit operation is visually confirmed with aid of relevant test equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Faults are identified and repaired according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools and equipment is cleaned and stored according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Job cards are completed and reported according to work site 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 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 
  • Understanding of semiconductors material
  • Related work place / site standards and procedures
  • A understanding of relevant hand tools 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Tasks using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protecting equipment and safety equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively (in the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to (Construct ing basic electronic circuits). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when (giving instructions to fellow workers, following of instructions, recording and reporting information). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (Constructing basic electronic circuits) to ensuring that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    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 was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04.


    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS

    LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Relevant sections of SABS
  • Relevant sections of the OHS Act
  • Relevant environmental management processes / procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49056   National Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  48475   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58288   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  74532   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing Technical Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49067   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Signalling: Fault-finding and Repair of Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    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  58271   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Almel Training 
    2. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    3. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    4. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    5. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    6. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    7. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    8. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    9. IQRM TRAINING CC 
    10. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    11. K MEASURE 
    12. KNOWLEDGE PELE PTY LTD 
    13. Majuba TVET College 
    14. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    15. Motheo TVET College 
    16. MOVING AHEAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    17. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    18. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    19. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    20. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    21. PHAKGAMANG MATSIANA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    22. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    23. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    24. Umgungundlovu FET College 



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