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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Display understanding of the mechanical and electrical engineering discipline processes and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243772  Display understanding of the mechanical and electrical engineering discipline processes and procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 intended to promote general knowledge and understanding of the supportive electrical and mechanical engineering processes and procedures within the mining and minerals sector. The further understanding of the application of these processes and procedures will ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Understand and describe electrical engineering processes and procedures.
  • Understand and describe mechanical engineering processes and procedures.
  • Understand and describe mechanical and electrical engineering processes as a supportive service. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning at NQF Level 1 when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Knowledge of the Mining and Minerals Sector Process Decomposition Model. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Distribution (air, water, electricity).
  • Waste.
  • Transport (Road, rail, conveyor, pipes).
  • Manufacturing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and describe electrical engineering processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the term "electrical engineering" shows a clear understanding of its role and application in the context of the mining and minerals industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The supply of electricity to the mining industry is explained in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements must include:
  • Emergency supply.
  • Feed systems.
  • Voltage manipulation (reduction).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electrical engineering terminology is described in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements must include terminology for:
  • Electrical engineering processes.
  • Electrical engineering procedures.
  • Reticulation systems.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation of the critical hazards and risks associated with electrical installations and equipment shows a clear understanding of the possible critical workplace and work related hazards. The explanation also describes the recommended controls that may be required to deal with the risks associated with each hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not understanding and describing electrical engineering processes and procedures, and not understanding the potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Not understanding the term "electrical engineering".
  • Not understanding electrical engineering terminology.
  • Not understanding workplace and work related hazards and associated risks.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and describe mechanical engineering processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the term "mechanical engineering" shows a clear understanding of its role and application in the context of the mining and minerals industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mechanical engineering terminology is described in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified requirements must include terminology for:
  • Mechanical engineering processes.
  • Mechanical engineering procedures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation of the critical hazards and risks associated with mechanical engineering equipment and installations shows a clear understanding of the possible critical workplace and work related hazards. The explanation also describes the recommended controls that may be required to deal with the risks associated with each hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not understanding and describing mechanical engineering processes and procedures, and not understanding the potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Not understanding the term "mechanical engineering".
  • Not understanding mechanical engineering terminology.
  • Not understanding workplace and work related hazards and associated risks.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and describe mechanical and electrical engineering processes as a supportive service. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Distribution (air, water, electricity).
  • Waste.
  • Transport (Road, rail, conveyor, pipes).
  • Manufacturing. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description of the term "supportive service" shows a clear understanding of the roles and responsibility of the electrical and mechanical engineering discipline in the mining and minerals industry. The explanation also shows understanding that the mining and minerals industry exists as a set of related systems and that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and associated risks of workplace and work related electrical and mechanical engineering processes and procedures are described in accordance with specified requirements. The explanation also describes the recommended controls that may be required to deal with the risks associated with each hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not understanding electrical and mechanical engineering processes and procedures, and not understanding the potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those for:
  • Workplace and work related hazards and associated risks.
  • Not dealing with risks.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard 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 unit standard 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Communication in an electrical and mechanical engineering context.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering related legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations:
  • The appropriate communication with the relevant persons business and work requirements will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • 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 
    Terminology.

    Specified requirements.

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts, e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29/1996) , and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Site-specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. ALLOYS HEAD OFFICE 
    2. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    3. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    4. BEATRIX DIVISION 
    5. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    6. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    7. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    8. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED 
    9. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    10. KLOOF DIVISION 
    11. KROONDAL OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 
    12. MARULA PLATINUM PTY LTD 
    13. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    14. MATLA COAL NO 2 PAYROLL LTD 
    15. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    16. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
    17. NKOMATI JOINT VENTURE 
    18. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    19. PPC LTD SANDTON OFFICE 
    20. PROGRESSIVE TRAINING DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    21. RICHARDS BAY MINING PTY LTD 
    22. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    23. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    24. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    25. SIBANYE RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES PTY LTD 
    26. SIYANDA BAKGATLA PLATINUM MINE 
    27. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    28. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    29. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 



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