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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct and wire basic electrical circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119832  Construct and wire basic electrical circuits 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify symbols and components.
  • Understand and describe the functioning of circuits and components.
  • Sketch and construct basic electrical 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:
  • Knowledge of the tools pertaining to the construction and wiring of basic electrical circuits Communication at ABET Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range will include but is not limited to:
  • Symbols and components (ISO standard)
  • Switches (single-lever and single-pole)
  • Protection (fuses)
  • Loads (resistive)
  • Measuring instruments (Voltmeter, milliamp meter)
  • Power supplies (maximum 24 volt DC) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and sketch a basic circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are understood and interpreted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symbols used in circuit diagram conform to ISO standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Circuits are sketched neatly and symmetrically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and describe the functioning of the circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of each component is understood and described correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operation of the circuit is described correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reason for using circuit protection is stated correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The difference between parallel and series circuits are explained in terms of voltage and current division. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and operate a power supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Power supply is understood and explained in terms of application and rating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Voltage and current adjustments are selected to suit electric components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concept of polarity is understood in terms of circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions and safe use of power supply is demonstrated at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare to construct a basic electrical circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Switches, lamp, batteries and measuring instruments are selected according to their symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Protection device is selected according to the circuit load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools and materials are selected according to the task instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workstation is prepared for construction of basic electrical circuits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Construct basic electrical circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components are suitably and correctly interconnected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Circuit is correctly connected to the power supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operation of the circuit is correct according to the basic circuit diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The difference between parallel and series circuits are demonstrated in terms of voltage and current division using measuring instruments. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Understand and be able to apply electrical safety precautions in terms of power supply.
  • Understand the theory of conductors , insulation material and colour coding.
  • Understand that series and parallel circuits have an effect on voltage and current.
  • Understand that there is a relationship between voltage and current in a circuit. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the application and maintaining of electrical safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others while applying and maintaining electrical safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and plan construction of basic electrical circuit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate through explaining circuit operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in explaining function of basic electrical circuit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

    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 
    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act applicable to work place.
  • Applicable statutory requirements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. HT MARKTECH 
    2. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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