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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Wire and commission domestic electrical circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10265  Wire and commission domestic 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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258968  Wire and commission domestic or commercial electrical circuits  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

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 credited with this unit standard will able to:
  • Plan to wire and commission domestic circuits
    ? Prepare to wire and commission domestic circuits
  • Wire domestic circuits
  • Commission domestic circuits
  • Complete the wiring and commissioning of domestic 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:
    Interpreting plans, drawings and circuit diagrams, protection and SABS 0142-1 for single and three phase installations, wire ways 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Electrical installation includes residential, commercial, single and three phase supply 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to wire and commission domestic circuits 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable electrical drawings are correctly interpreted and selected to meet job requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment and personal protective equipment is selected, inspected and checked for functionality and safety prior to commencement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety procedures related to job requirements and work site procedures are obtained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Different types / sizes of wire conductors are identified and selected according to job instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to wire and commission domestic circuits 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wire ways are identified and checked to be ready for the installation of wires / conductors or cables 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work site is inspected for safety and hazards and corrective action is taken according to statutory requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wire way installation is checked for the placing / mounting of inspection / end / termination boxes, end products and various obstacles so as to take necessary corrective action or processes when wiring domestic circuits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    End products = distribution board, light switches, plugs, Light fittings, geyser point and stove point.
    Obstacles = through walls or concrete decking, over beams, around corners / bends, over water pipes
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Wire domestic circuits 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate tools are selected and used correctly as per manufacturer's specifications and work site standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Draw wire is inserted into wire way in preparation for pulling through of wires into conduits or through / around obstacles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Circuits are wired separately into wire ways depending on the circuit requirements to comply with SABS standards 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lighting circuits, plug circuits, stove circuit, geyser circuit and bell circuit
    Single phase and three phase circuits
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Maximum amounts of wires per size of conduit and type of circuit is adhered to as per SABS standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct colour coded wires are used in wire ways as per the SABS and job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Single phase - Red for live; Black for neutral and Bare copper wire for earth
    Three phase - Red/White/ Blue for live; Black for Neutral; yellow & green or plain green or bare copper for earth
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    7. Surflex wiring must be done in accordance with SABS standards 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sizes of surflex for different circuits, terminated with compression glands, bends curtain radius and inspection boxes
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    8. All connections must be correct, tight and required slack as per job requirements in accordance with SABS 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Commission domestic circuits 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Distribution board is inspected, checked, tested to ensure that circuit breakers are operational; wiring and connections are correct 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Main switches, earth leakage, geyser breaker, stove breaker, circuit breakers
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All inspection boxes and terminations are inspected and checked to be correct before circuit is energised / commissioned 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tests are conducted on circuits for requirements and energising to ensure compliance with work site procedures, SABS standards and safety regulations 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Continuity tests, insulation tests and polarity test
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Different circuits are energised / commissioned individually to ensure that it is correct 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lighting circuits, Plug circuits, geyser circuit, stove circuit
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Tests are conducted on specific circuits to ensure that earth leakage protection is operational within the stipulated rating 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plug / stove / geyser
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete the wiring and commissioning of domestic circuits 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electrical installations are labelled as per SABS 0142-1. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All connections are tight and mechanically sound to ensure electrical safety 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Test readings are recorded using appropriate documentation and forms as specified in work site procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The work area is cleaned and waste disposed of in the appropriate manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Work area is restored to serviceable condition according to statutory requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate tools are cared for and stored according to statutory requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Damaged or faulty tools are identified, marked for repair or replacement and reported according to statutory requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Reports / documentation and drawing are updated and returned to source according to statutory requirements 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. 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:
  • Instruments and tools
  • SABS 0142-1
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Operation of equipment
  • Wire ways
  • Wiring techniques 


  • 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 premises so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258968, which is "Wire and commission domestic or commercial electrical circuits", Level 3, 8 credits.

    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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 


    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.
     
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