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

Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10237  Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments 
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
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
258918  Select, use and care for electrical measuring and testing instruments  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 able to:
  • Identify and read fixed electrical measuring instruments
  • Identify and select portable electrical measuring instruments
  • Use And Interpret portable electrical measuring instruments
  • Care for portable electrical measuring instruments

    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 industry (work environment).
  • Basic knowledge of circuit diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory
  • Knowledge of electrical symbols.
  • Interpreting electrical drawings and circuits.
  • Statutory requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Portable electrical measuring instruments may include but not limited to:
  • Multimeter (ohms, volts, amp`s)
  • Insulation tester, voltage line tester, clip on ammeter, earth leakage polarity tester, loop impedance tester

    Fixed electrical Panel type measuring instruments may include but not limited to:
  • voltmeters
  • ammeters
  • energy meters (3-phase and single phase)
  • Frequency meters

    Identification techniques include but not limited to:
  • Numbers, colours, sizes and description
  • Meters will include analogue, digital and numeric types

    Statutory requirements include:
  • OSH Act
  • Local Authority requirements

    Procedures and standards include manufacturers specifications and worksite procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and read fixed electrical measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job inspections interpreted correctly and sequence of operation is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Fixed electrical measuring instruments correctly identified according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Unsafe and faulty test instruments are identified and marked for repair or replacement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Fixed measuring instruments are read correctly and readings recorded as per work site procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Values: Voltage; Amperage; Frequency; Electrical consumption; Power factor; resistance;
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select portable electrical measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job inspections interpreted correctly and sequence of operation is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Portable measuring instruments are selected to meet safety and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Unsafe and faulty test instruments are identified and marked for repair or replacement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Portable electrical equipment is checked for correct operation and functionality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use and interpret portable electrical measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Measuring instruments are correctly set up for application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Results are recorded on appropriate documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Results are accurately analysed to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Correct conclusion derived and appropriate action implemented to rectify. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care for portable electrical measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Electrical measuring instruments are handled in accordance with their specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Electrical measuring instruments are correctly applied to circuits and equipment when testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Multimeters are set up for the correct function and scale of measurement in accordance with manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Meters and instruments must be placed and stored in accordance with manufactures specifications and worksite standards. 


    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 
  • Names, applications and functions of electrical measuring instruments.
  • Handling procedures related to portable measuring instrument.
  • Application of various electrical measuring instruments
  • Worksite procedures.
  • Symbols and abbreviations
  • Operate a selector switch to record different line values
  • Recording of amperage, voltage, frequency, electrical consumption and power factor values 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in selecting, using and caring of electrical test instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others during selecting, using and caring processes for electrical test instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself in the selection and acquisition of the appropriate electrical test instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during usage of electrical test instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with overseer regarding tests and diagnoses. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258918, which is "Select, use and care for electrical measuring and testing instruments", Level 2, 4 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.


    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SABS
  • OSH Act
  • Manufacturers manuals on test instruments

    Glossary of terms
  • Symbols and abbreviations include but are not limited to:
    a. A = Amp meter
    b. V = Voltmeter
    c. KWH = Kilo watt hour meter
    d. HZ = Frequency meter
    e. PF = Power factor meter 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20418   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58860   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49068   National Certificate: Railway Signalling: Assembly and Wiring of Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    4. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    5. JOY GLOBAL SA (PTY) LTD T/A JOY MINING MACHINERY (Emalaghleni)(TP) 
    6. Wavelength T.T.I 



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