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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Energy Regulation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
63209  National Certificate: Energy Regulation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This Qualification will provide broad knowledge, skills and values needed for learners who wish to pursue a career in the energy regulation field. Learners obtaining this qualification will be recognized on a national level for performing specific regulatory activities related to petroleum, piped gas and electricity industries. Learners achieving this qualification will be deployed in the country's energy regulation body.

The qualification will ensure professionalism, proficiency and excellence for employees in the regulatory environment that will promote pride, self worth and enhance their morale in the workplace. This qualification will enable the field to train the learners on an NQF registered qualification which will be manifested in the operational competence of the employee in terms of safe, sound and efficient work practices within the regulatory environment.

The purpose of this qualification is to introduce the regulatory framework that entails energy regulation in South Africa for three areas namely, petroleum, piped gas and electricity. It will also promote the understanding and correct interpretation of the energy legislation.

A learner certified as competent in this qualification will be able to interpret and understand energy legislation and avoid common misunderstandings on how the legislation should be interpreted. The learner will also gain the necessary basic technical knowledge of the different energy industries in South Africa and how they need to be regulated.

It will also enable learners to:
  • Acquire a broad understanding of Energy Regulation in general and South African practices, in particular.
  • Understand the functions and purpose of regulatory bodies in South Africa.
  • Understand the legislation that impacts on Energy Regulation in South Africa (Gas Act, NERSA Act, Petroleum Pipelines Act, Gas Trade Agreements, Petroleum Pipeline Agreements, etc).
  • Understand the different types of licenses and the application process.
  • Understand economic regulation of network undertakings.
  • Understand pricing and tariffs of the regulated energy industries.
  • Have a broad knowledge of the agreements in place with other organizations and countries.

    Rationale:

    This qualification addresses the need in the energy regulation industry for individuals with knowledge, skills and understanding to correctly interpret and apply the regulatory legislation within the three energy regulatory areas currently existing in South Africa namely, petroleum, piped gas and electricity.

    This qualification could assist with the achievement of national and industrial development policies and strategies to grow the pool of energy regulators and other related skills. People working in the energy regulation field require specialized technical knowledge and skills in order to meet the requirements of the constantly changing needs of the energy sector. Hence, the requirements for entrance to the qualification is for experienced learners that is already in possession of tertiary qualifications.

    The qualification will also enhance the qualifying individuals technical skills and background for the petroleum, piped gas and electricity industries which in turn will enable the regulatory authority to carry out its function in each of these industries appropriately.

    The qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to ensure further progression.

    The objective is to:
  • Promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in a regulatory industry.
  • It ensures and addresses the potential of learners to apply their knowledge in the regulatory environment.
  • Provide opportunities for learners to specialize in different industries that fall under the regulatory legislation.
  • Ensure the quality of education and training is enhanced and is of a world class standard.

    The qualification provides the learner with the necessary competencies to be employed in various roles within energy regulation. It will also enable the learner to pursue different career opportunities, as many of its competencies are generic enough to be applicable to other career paths and job roles.

    The typical range of learners that will do this qualification will come from the chemical, electrical and mechanical technical engineering environment. The typical type of job occupations/designations that will be supported by this qualification is as follows:
  • Petroleum Analysts/Controllers/Regulators.
  • Pipeline Gas Analysts/Controllers/Regulators.
  • Electricity Analysts/Controllers/Regulators.
  • Financial Analysts/Controllers/Regulators.
  • Energy Analysts/Controllers/Regulators.

    The learners will participate in working areas related to the energy environment which entails regulation and legislation of the electricity, gas and petroleum industries. Hence, the greater need in the country revolves around the regulation of energy with more learners being required to participate, particularly now that there is a global view on the energy crisis and the limited resources in energy generation worldwide, which is forcing a greater need for stricter energy regulatory processes. There will be tremendous benefits to be gained with the development of this energy regulation qualification for the learner, society, country and the economy of South Africa at large.

    The qualification is structured in such a way that it gives learners exposure to a broad set of Core competencies in energy regulations while the Electives, which may be chosen from any of the three focal areas: piped gas, petroleum and electricity, to allow for competence in the learner's current work environment or chosen future work environment.

    The Qualification supports the objectives of the National Qualifications Framework in the following ways:
  • It provides a learning opportunity at Level 5 in energy regulation. It also gives the opportunity to learners to obtain official recognition for knowledge and skills that they possess in topics related to energy regulation through the awarding of an officially recognized Qualification.
  • The inclusion of the specified Unit Standards in the Fundamental and Core Components contributes to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the nation at large.
  • Setting national standards of practice in this specific area of interest which could enhance social and economic development to the learners at large.
  • Building individual capacity in this specialized profession ensuring entry, progression and mobility into Life Long Learning in this specific learning field.
  • Enhancing of professional competence on a national level providing an avenue of upliftment for the previously disadvantaged into this professional discipline. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:
  • The provision that the Qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning, facilitates access to an education, training and career path in Energy Regulation, and thus accelerates the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.
  • This Qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognized RPL processes, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
  • Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized methods.
  • Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL processes to recognize achievement thereof.
  • Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment, and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.
  • The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this energy regulation qualification.
  • Learners who already work in the energy regulatory industry who believe they posses the competencies to enable them meet all of the outcomes listed in the unit standards will be able to present themselves for assessment against the unit standards of their choice.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access to the qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place. It is, however, important that learners must have completed:
  • Have a relevant Diploma or Degree.
  • Have qualified as an Artisan in the appropriate field together with the minimum of an NQF Level 5/NQF Level 6 Technical Certificate. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 120 credits as detailed below.

    All Fundamental Unit Standards totalling 26 credits are compulsory.

    All the Core Unit Standards totalling 62 credits are compulsory.

    Learners must select Elective Unit Standards totalling 32 credits.

    The Elective Unit Standards listed in the qualification matrix are clustered into: Electrical (Hydro, Fossils and Steam), Piped Gas and Petroleum, all of which provide the learner with knowledge and skills which enables the learner to implement and manage a section/division/department within the Organization.

    Specialization Area A: Electrical (Learning Programme ID 66514):
  • ID 116434: Control electrical networks from a control centre, Level 4, 10 credits.
  • ID 116453: Perform operations on high voltage integrated systems, Level 4, 4 credits.
  • ID 14907: Describe the Regulatory Nuclear Safety requirements as applied in nuclear power generating plant, Level 5, 1 credit.
  • ID 13710: Explain thermodynamic principles and concepts as applied in nuclear power generating plant, Level 4, 9 credits.
  • ID 14586: Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment, Level 4, 8 credits.

    Specialization Area B: Piped Gas (Learning Programme ID 66515):
  • ID 119308: Manage and coordinate the movement and volumes of product through a dedicated-product pipeline network, Level 4, 20 credits.
  • ID 119328: Perform and coordinate a pipeline network start-up, Level 4, 20 credits.

    Specialization Area C: Petroleum (Learning Programme ID 66516):
  • ID 119307: Perform basic planning of petroleum product movement, Level 4, 4 credits.
  • ID 119310: Prepare for the movement of product throughout the pipeline network, Level 4, 9 credits.
  • ID 119327: Perform pipeline network shutdown, Level 4, 12 credits.
  • ID 243843: Perform audits of product movements in a pipeline network, Level 5, 11 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the various energy related Acts.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the energy regulatory principles.

    3. Analyze and interpret developments in energy regulation.

    4. Analyze and interpret energy regulation and how it can be used by the Regulatory Authority to carry out its function.
  • Range: Petroleum, Piped Gas and Electricity.

    5. Demonstrate knowledge and application of infrastructure planning.

    6. Demonstrate knowledge of tariff setting and third party access.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying potential risks in the workplace and implementing appropriate solutions to maintain a safe and secure working environment.
  • Identifying and resolving general client queries and deviations from regulatory requirements.
  • Identifying and pro-actively reporting on non-availability of resources and materials.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organisation and community during:
  • Directing appropriate colleagues to attend to client queries.
  • Understanding the impact of service delivery to the client.
  • Activities involving clients, co-workers and suppliers.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from supervisors.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Identifying, minimizing and reporting potential occupational health and safety hazards and risks in the workplace.
  • Performing work activities in accordance with industry standard operating procedures.
  • Safety equipment and clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements.

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain by:
  • Carrying out written instructions issued by the clients and supervisors, correctly and efficiently.
  • Interpreting and recording correct client contact details.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Issuing clear verbal instructions to team members, other colleagues and clients.
  • Actively listening to feedback received from team members, other colleagues and clients.
  • Evaluating and reporting problem situations to team members, other colleagues and clients.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Interpret various gauge settings, readings and recording the impact on the business.
  • Understanding and interpreting the various gauge reading equipment.

    Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Applying the inter-relatedness of the electricity, piped gas and petroleum manufacturing, distribution, storage and sale thereof.
  • Recognizing the inter-relatedness between the various business units within the organization. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1. The impact of the energy related Acts in South Africa is identified and described.
    2. The Energy related Acts are analysed in terms of their objectives.
    3. A description is given of the objects and rationale for the energy related Acts.
    4. A description is given of the relationship between the energy regulatory Acts and other related legislations.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    1. Describe the historical background to the development of the energy industry legislation and the areas of overlapping jurisdiction is explained.
    2. The objectives and intentions of the licensing conditions is identified and explained.
  • Range: Licencing conditions means but is not limited to; security of supply, competition, promotion of investment, public safety, and environmental issues.
    3. The economic regulation principles embedded in the energy industry acts' knowledge component is identified, explained and understood.
    4. The legal and other requirements that regulate the regulated body are described.
    5. Explain the difference and hierarchy between an Act, Regulations, Rules, Charters and Codes.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    1. Evaluate developments in energy regulations locally and internationally in terms of Codes of Practice and Standards.
    2. Analyze accepted deviations from Codes of Practice and Standards and how these would affect/influence the regulated industries.
    3. Explain the key aspects of the most applicable National and International Codes of Practice and Standards.
    4. Explain the rationale for the most used Codes of Practice and International Standards.
    5. Explain the accepted performance levels of energy industries as experienced by its users and reasons for deviation from the accepted performance practice and standards.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    1. Describe the roles, functions and duties of the Regulatory Authority in terms of the different regulated industries.
    2. Define the role of the International Regulatory Association and how this impacts on the local energy sector.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of alternative ways of organizing and regulating the different energy industries.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of tariff setting for each of the licensed and regulated industries.
    5. Explore different ways to resolve disputes that arise in the energy industry due to regulatory requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    1. Basic economic and technical analysis of an infrastructure investment project is performed in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
    2. The need to license a new project or to grow a new entrant into the industry is explained in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
    3. National energy demand and supply balance for each regulated industry is performed in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
    4. Preferred technology solutions for different energy demand and supply imbalance situations is selected in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
  • Rate structure is designed and evaluated in terms of the energy regulatory requirements and methodologies used in the determination of the revenue of the regulated entities in line with the overall regulatory objectives.
  • Financial analysis of a tariff is developed, assessed and completed in terms of the energy regulatory requirements and in line with international best practices to incentivize customers to meet demand side management.
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts of a tariff are evaluated in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
  • A communication plan is developed in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
    > Range: Public meetings; public hearings; workshops and write a report on third party input.
  • Be able to develop an access pricing framework for the markets in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
  • Be able to develop the components and elements of tariff setting in terms of the energy regulatory requirements.
  • Report on what is meant by the cost of supply study.
  • Be able to strategise on the energy conservation and demand, including the time of use and seasonal tariff setting.
  • Be able to report on economic modeling.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve the Exit Level Outcomes of the qualification as per the rules specified. Applicable Critical Cross-Field Outcomes must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one application. Applicable assessment tools to assess the foundational, reflective and practical competencies within the regulatory environment.

    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required of the practical, foundational and reflective competencies of the learner. Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative methods.

    Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired (RPL) through any form of learning. Unit standards associated with this qualification must be used to assess Specific and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.

    During integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflective competencies. Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, the qualification applies in an integrated assessment approach.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated. Assessment of the fundamental unit standards should be conducted in conjunction with the core and elective unit standards where applicable.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment, and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    Assessors and moderators should use a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.

    Formative Assessment:

    Assessment criteria for formative assessment will typically take place during training and serves to guide the learner towards full competence and is described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors can use a range of appropriate assessment methods and tools or in any agreed-upon method of assessment of the knowledge required to perform the various competencies in a holistic manner. To be allowed access to the final qualifying assessment, a learner must show that he/she has reached a level of overall integrated competence.

    The methods of assessment could include but not limited to the following:
  • On-the-job Observations.
  • Role-play and/or Simulations.
  • Knowledge tests, exams, case studies, projects, logbooks, workbooks.
  • Verbal report backs (presentations).
  • Portfolios of Evidence (RPL).
  • Working in teams (360 degrees evaluations).
  • Scenario sketching Incident reports.

    The assessment tools and methods used by the assessor must be:
  • Fair, not to hinder or disadvantage the learner in any way.
  • Valid, to measure what is intended to measure.
  • Reliable, consistent and delivers the same output across a range of learners and assessors.

    Summative Assessment:

    For the learner to be certified competent against the qualification, he/she must prove overall competence through the integration of the competencies expressed in the unit standards. The elements of importance here are overall abilities, problem-solving capability and safe working. In addition, assessors should be satisfied that the learner has achieved a level of competence to be able to take charge of any aspect of the regulatory operations.

    The learner's ability to demonstrate competence against a particular unit standard, under real-life working conditions and in the presence of an assessor, will be assessed. The summative assessment can also be used as a diagnostic assessment tool aimed at identifying the learner's skills gaps.

    Workplace Assessment:

    Workplaces can be used for assessment purposes provided that the appropriate facilities, tools, equipment, and support systems are available and accessible to both the assessor and the learner.

    The regulatory operations industry agreed on the following requirements for workplace assessment:
  • Assessment needs to occur in a familiar environment at the time of assessment.
  • Assessment needs to take place at a time and venue mutually agreed to by the assessor and the learner.

    Methods of Assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the assessment criteria:
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Written tests.
  • Practical tests.
  • Oral assessment methods.
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations.
  • Simulation.
  • Structured classroom discussions and oral tests.

    These methods will be selected carefully based on the purpose of the assessment. For example, the written method will be used to assess knowledge and on-the-job demonstration for practical competence. The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than two of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    An extensive international comparability study was conducted with various countries including New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, UK's City and Guilds, USA and Australia. It was discovered that there was no similar registered qualifications to adequately compare this qualification with. However, during the research enough training course material, in-house working documentation and information could be gathered to compare it with.

    International Energy Regulation Network (IERN):

    IERN is a platform that aims at facilitating information exchange on electricity and natural gas market regulation, to the benefit of regulators, but also of other interested users. Through IERN, regulators and other energy market stakeholders will be able to exchange information about themselves, the sectors they are involved in and the way these sectors are regulated.

    IERN will also be a place where regulators can exchange information about training courses, conferences and online resources on energy regulation. Longer-term, IERN aims at becoming not only vector for exchanging existing information, but also a producer of in-house working papers on best practice.

    The platform contains a full list of National Regulators or Regulatory Institutions of the energy sector highly independent from stakeholders and with different degrees of autonomy from Ministerial Departments, organized by continent/country.

    A wide variety of training courses (there are numerous) are listed that could be compared to the unit standards provided in this qualification, for example the LSE Short Course on Regulation; Utility Regulation.

    Potential qualifications that could be compared to this qualification include the following (the focus is mainly on energy generation and conservation rather then on regulatory requirements:
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Renewable Energy.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy.
  • Degree of Master of Science in Renewable Energy.
  • The website lists compulsory modules and credit allocation to each module. In addition, all these modules can be used as stand alone modules and used for Continuous Professional Development points.

    Institute for Public-Private Partnerships Incorporated:

    The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Inc. (IP3), established in 1994, provides global training and consulting services to governments and industries in the growing international marketplace of public-private partnership (PPP) modeling, regulation design and implementation, and competitive utility management. Their platform provides brochures on courses available, some of which can be done online. However, you need to register to access more information about these courses.

    New Zealand:

    In New Zealand, regulatory qualifications exist, however they pertain to law and security and law enforcement in various sector such as animal control and welfare, pest control, parking enforcement, rates management/officer and so on.

    Scotland:

    In Scotland, the regulatory qualification pertains to Financial Services.

    Ireland:

    In Ireland no comparable qualifications were identified.

    Identified programmes that could be used to compare this qualification against include the following, however there are no comparisons that could be made to energy regulatory authorities:
  • Enbridge Technology.
  • Enbridge Technology is a training and technology provider, providing custom- designed training and consulting services for clients in the oil and gas industry worldwide. A list of the possible pipeline operations training modules could be accessed, covering both the operations and maintenance aspects, but the contents of these modules could not be accessed (available on a for-sale-basis only). The modules contain information on how to complete the covered tasks. The courses are designed in accordance with API-approved principles, and the API naming conventions. From the list it seems that the modules cover similar pipeline operations competencies with regard to this specific qualification.

    The list includes, for example:
  • Induction to fluid behaviour.
  • Induction to batch tracking.
  • Pump operations.
  • Induction to Pipeline Control System (SCADA).
  • Pumping Gradients.
  • Pump unit selection.
  • Trend Analysis.

    From the available document, it is clear that a qualification for pipeline operators exists (Pipeline Control Centre Operations Qualification), however, there is no indication whether or not unit standards, levels or credits apply. It seems that the training came into being due to the regulatory requirements for pipeline operations.

    City and Guilds:

    Reference was made to oil and gas extraction, petroleum and chemical industries, but no documents were available.

    American Petroleum Institute:

    The platform was accessed and various training programmes exist, for example:
  • Introduction to Pipelining.
  • Introduction to Oil and Gas Production and Equipment.
  • Introduction to Gas Processing.
  • Petroleum Industry in Canada.
  • Pipeline Environment Inspection.
  • Petroleum Safety Training.
  • Oil Spill Containment and Recovery.
  • Oil Production Operators Course.
  • Oil and Gas Production Operator Basics.
  • Environmental Perspectives.

    These courses are in existence but could not be accessed in order to determine more detail. The platform is set up as an advert to training rather than access to available competencies.

    In Conclusion:

    It was decided that in terms of the qualification model completeness the American Petroleum Institute (API) standards as well as American Standards of Temperature Measurement (ASTM) standards, which are accepted internationally was regarded as the best to compare and benchmark this qualification against in the context of the South African Regulatory Industry. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification allows for both horizontal and vertical articulation:
  • Horizontal Articulation is possible with:
    > ID 58330: National Certificate: Pipeline Operations at NQF Level 5.
    > ID 61570: National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control operations at NQF Level 5.
  • Vertical Articulation is possible with:
    > National Certificate: Management Studies at NQF Level 6. Under construction.
    > National Diploma: Master Artisan: Electrical at NQF Level 6. Under construction. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA 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 Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the relevant ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • A learner wishing to be assessed for this qualification can only be assessed through an accredited assessment provider/centre.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as in the Exit Level Outcomes described in the Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The assessor for this qualification must be:
  • Have a similar qualification or that is at least one level higher than this qualification.
  • Meet the requirements of National Assessor Unit Standards.
  • Registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Have at least a minimum of 1 year on the job relevant experience. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  257236  Apply knowledge of energy legislation and regulatory requirements  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257239  Demonstrate an understanding of South African Regulated Industries  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257241  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of regulation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257238  Demonstrate an understanding of Third Party Access  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257237  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of energy industry standard codes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257240  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Industry Infrastructure Planning and Tariff Setting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  257235  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the RSA Regulated Industry (Downstream) Marketing and Operations trends  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  243816  Develop a project quality management plan for a simple to moderately complex project  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  114882  Develop holistic productivity improvement strategies and plans  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Fundamental  15234  Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  119953  Apply principles of dispute management in labour relations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Fundamental  10622  Conduct communication within a business environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  15220  Set, monitor and measure the achievement of goals and objectives for a team, department or division within an organisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  116434  Control electrical networks from a control centre  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  13710  Explain thermodynamic principles and concepts as applied in nuclear power generating plant  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  119308  Manage and coordinate the movement and volumes of product through a dedicated-product pipeline network  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  14586  Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  119328  Perform and coordinate a pipeline network start-up  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  119307  Perform basic planning of petroleum product movement  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116453  Perform operations on high voltage integrated systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  119327  Perform pipeline network shut-down  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  119310  Prepare for the movement of product throughout the pipeline network  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15231  Create and use a range of resources to effectively manage teams, sections, departments or divisions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  13402  Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of corporate finance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  263900  Demonstrate understanding of energy metering and tariffs  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  13 
    Elective  263906  Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of energy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  14907  Describe the Regulatory Nuclear Safety requirements as applied in nuclear power generating plant  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  263909  Develop the business case for energy management opportunities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15225  Identify and interpret related legislation and its impact on the team, department or division and ensure compliance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  243843  Perform audits of product movements in a pipeline network  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  11 
    Elective  10147  Supervise a project team of a technical project to deliver project objectives  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 
    Elective  263905  Analyse energy consumption data  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
    Elective  263916  Apply electrical fundamentals to iplement energy saving initiatives  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263934  Apply energy management methodologies to fans and pumps  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263896  Conduct an energy audit  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
    Elective  263898  Develop a plan to enable energy savings  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
    Elective  263902  Develop an energy management policy within an organisational structure  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263897  Evaluate and apply heat recovery systems  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263935  Evaluate compressed air performance efficiency  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263954  Evaluate fuel fired equipment performance efficiency  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263910  Evaluate industrial insulation systems and make recommendations to improve efficiency  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263914  Evaluate refrigeration and heat pump performance efficiency  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263915  Evaluate steam generation and distribution systems for efficiency  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
    Elective  263917  Implement energy efficiency in building systems  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  20 
    Elective  337161  Interpret a business case and write an audit report  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
    Elective  337163  Verify savings achieved through an energy audit and implementation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    66514  National Certificate: Energy Regulation: Electrical  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  120     EWSETA  OQSF 
    66516  National Certificate: Energy Regulation: Petroleum  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  120  2015-06-30  CHIETA  OQSF 
    66515  National Certificate: Energy Regulation: Piped Gas  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  120  2015-06-30  CHIETA  OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    66514  National Certificate: Energy Regulation: Electrical  1. DEE K LOGISTICS
    2. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD  



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