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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform indoor wiring and cabling for CPE 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10471  Perform indoor wiring and cabling for CPE 
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 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 indoor wiring and cabling
  • Preparing for the indoor wiring and cabling
  • Conducting the indoor wiring and cabling
  • Concluding the indoor wiring and cabling

    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. 

  • 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.
  • Principles of Electricity.
  • Knowledge of cables colour-coding.
  • Communication and language studies.
  • Knowledge of crosses connections standards.
  • Mathematics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is limited to copper cable for:
  • Customer Premises Equipment.

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

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the learner:
  • Possesses a well-developed range skill.
  • Apply relevant knowledge with underpinning comprehension in a number of areas.
  • Demonstrate ability to make comparisons and interpret available information.
  • Operate in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine.
  • Make significant choice from a wide range of procedures and co-ordinate with others.
  • Has a significant responsibility for quantity and quality of one`s own output under general supervision and quality checking.
  • Possibility of being responsible for the output of others. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to perform indoor wiring and cabling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Site is identified, inspected and role players are consulted according to job order and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Task is scheduled according to customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Marked up and agreed upon site/floor plan is obtained, type of feed for cabling is determined and indoor distribution points are located in accordance with floor/site plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Access points are identified according to site inspection and floor plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Size of cables are identified and type of sockets are determined according to equipment specification and job order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Availability of Trunking and cable tray, tools, material, transportation and test equipment is identified according to job requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to perform indoor wiring and cabling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, material and test equipment is obtained and access points are opened according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cut-out points are identified according to floor/site plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform indoor wiring and cabling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trunking and cable tray and draw wire is installed according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Termination blocks are installed and cables are hauled according to job requirements and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cables are separated and cable ends are marked according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cables are secured, quality test is conducted, identified and marking of the termination points is performed and cross connection is performed according to employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Indoor cabling to termination points is connected according to floor/site plan and employer's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Functionality of the installation is tested according to employer's policies and procedures and equipment specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude indoor wiring and cabling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Access points are restored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Documentation is completed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Role players are consulted and work area is cleared of all waste material. 


    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 liasing with role players.
  • Compile documentation when preparing and conducting indoor wiring and cabling.
  • Apply decision making and problem solving skills before and during indoor wiring and cabling.
  • Follow employer`s policies and procedures.
  • Reach agreement with the role players through negotiation.
  • Facilitate co-operation between role-players.
  • Apply low current electrical principles during indoor wiring and cabling.
  • Apply faultfinding procedures during indoor wiring and cabling.
  • Utilise test instrumentation during testing procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the correct use of tools. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify barriers pertaining to the indoor cabling & wiring and developed strategies to overcome them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with role players in order to ensure that indoor cabling is agreed upon and that customer`s requirements are met. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when consulting customers. 

    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. Ensure that 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 judgments 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. 

  • 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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