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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply soldering techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258932  Apply soldering techniques 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113863  Apply soldering techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

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 be capable of:
  • Light duty lead soldering.

    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:
  • Introduction to safety.
  • Engineering hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Solder type includes, but is not limited to solder wire (resin core).
  • Soldering applications may include, but are not limited to:
    > Tinning.
    > Soldering joints.
    > Soldering components. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate hand tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Side cutters, long nose pliers, set of jewellers screwdrivers, wire stripper and small files.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate hand tools are used safely to meet the requirements of the job according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unsafe and faulty tools are identified and marked for repair or replacement according to set procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable test equipment is selected and checked for functionality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for soldering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is inspected for safe working conditions and corrective action is taken where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable soldering equipment selected as required by task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Soldering iron, soldering stations and Solder sucker.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal protective equipment is used as per Occupational Health and Safety Act and worksite regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Soldering material is selected as required by the task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform soldering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable tools and equipment are used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All connections are cleaned from any dirt or oxidation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tinning of connections done according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Connections soldered according to set specifications/techniques. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is cleaned after completion of task in line with housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste materials are disposed of according to site specific standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reason for the application of the disposal method is given. Human safety and environmental management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hand tools are cared for, maintained and stored according to worksite 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 
  • Types of solder and soldering equipment.
  • Soldering techniques.
  • Prevention of overheating (heat transfer). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by means of language skills, oral and/or written. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 113863, "Apply soldering techniques", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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