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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a quality installation inspection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10467  Perform a quality installation inspection 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Telecommunications 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 focuses on the field of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).

A learner credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Planning the quality installation inspection
  • Preparing for the quality installation inspection
  • Conducting the quality installation inspection
  • Concluding the quality installation inspection

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the Telecommunications environment, more specifically within CPE by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for upliftment, social and economic transformation in the Telecommunications environment.
    Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to prepare, plan, conduct and conclude a quality installation inspection within the Telecommunications Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learning assumed to be in place should be on the same level of this unit standard or higher.
  • Communication & Language.
  • Maths & Numeracy, Life Sciences.
  • Intermediate computer literacy.
  • Installation of Complex Customer Premises Equipment.
  • Lightning protection and earthing.
  • Principles of Electricity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard includes but is not limited to:
  • Customer Premises Equipment

    The context of this unit standard is performed within structures where stationery, support structure, communication media, employer`s policies and procedures, manufacturer`s specifications, cultural ethics, business ethics, work environment, professional conduct, test instrumentation, tools, human resources, customer, equipment, quality standards and anti-static procedures are applicable.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the learner:
  • Has basic knowledge of some main areas of a discipline/field.
  • Has basic understanding of a discipline/field`s key term, rules, concepts, principles and theories.
  • Is familiar with some of the essential methods, procedures and techniques of the discipline/field.
  • Has the ability to use the above to solve routine problems within given frameworks.
  • Has a basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skill.
  • Has the ability to communicate information reliably and accurately in the required medium of instruction.
  • Has the capacity to operate within clearly defined contexts, with limited scope for personal decision-making and responsibility.
  • Learn within a well-structured and managed environment.
  • Evaluate own performance against given criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan a quality installation inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The site for inspection is identified according to job order and customer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality specifications are obtained according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare a quality installation inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Job order is obtained according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Documentation for inspection is obtained according to job order, specific to equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Customer and/or user are identified according to job order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment is located according to job order and customer requirements and the type of equipment is identified according to job order. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a quality installation inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Health and safety procedures are adhered to, role players are consulted during installation and installation procedures are followed according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Mounting of equipment is verified according to equipment and manufacturer's specifications and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Correct type and method of cabling is used according to equipment specifications and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Routing and labelling of cables are performed according to employer's policies and procedures, equipment specifications, Health & Safety regulations and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Methods of jointing/connecting are performed according to equipment and manufacturer's specifications and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Installation inspection is conducted, role players are consulted and the customer's understanding of equipment is assessed according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Correct usage of equipment by customer/user is assessed according to manufacturer's specifications and customer advice and support is provided according to customer requirements and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Site is left tidy after installation according to customer's requirements and employer's policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude quality installation inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Quality control and failure documentation as well as a summary report is compiled according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Corrective measures on failures are performed according to quality specifications and employer's policies and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. 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 Option:
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Skills, Knowledge and Understanding:
  • Apply oral and written communication when liaison with role players.
  • Compile and maintain documentation during the installation inspection of the equipment.
  • Apply decision-making and problem solving skills before and during installation inspection.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the installed equipment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the employer`s policies and procedures and manufacturer specifications.
  • Reach agreement with the role players through consultation.
  • Facilitate co-operation between role-players.
  • Assess the application of low current electrical principles during installation inspection.
  • Assess the application of faultfinding procedures during installation inspection.
  • Assess and demonstrate the utilization of test instrumentation during testing procedures.
  • Assess and demonstrate the understanding of the correct use of tools and test equipment.
  • Assess and demonstrate intermediate computer literacy. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify barriers pertaining to the quality installation inspection and developed strategies to overcome them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage activities in terms of preparation, planning, conducting and concluding inspection effectively to ensure an accurate and professional service delivery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when consulting role players during the inspection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Verify that the installed equipment is functioning effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Conduct an effective inspection on the integration of the installed equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the Assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means Assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.
  • Requirements for a portfolio are that it should be valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio may include:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Legal Requirements

    Compliance to the following legal requirements and standards are mandatory:
  • Environmental Management System.
  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • National and International standards.
  • ISO 9001/2. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21798   Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-10-03  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  78963   National Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Imbalenhle Learning Academy 
    2. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    3. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    4. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 



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