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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical power generation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10893  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical power generation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to know and understand principles of power generation and understand principles of electrical load control. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Knowledge of the organisation
  • Interpret electrical circuits (TUE008/1) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand principles of power generation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Generating characteristics of alternating current (AC) defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Frequency relationships between multi-phase systems understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Electro-magnetism principles related to generation of AC known and understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flux, magnitude of forces and induction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Synchronising principles of AC generators described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Factors influencing AC power generator capability identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Factors influencing AC generator stability identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand principles of electrical load control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Principles and concepts of active and reactive power control defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Generator load control principle explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Generator voltage control methods understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Generator transformer working principles understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tap changing and flux control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Influences of power factor on electrical systems identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Generator capability excursions and effects thereof explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Included but not limited to pole slip, overheating and over/under excitation.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • According to SAQA requirements

    Moderation:
  • Standard Generating Group Fossil Power Plant Operations - Technical Group 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Power generation application theories. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:

    a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
    b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
    c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
    d. Exploring education and career opportunities;
    e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    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 
    See the ranges in the specific outcomes.

    Occupational Role: Process Plant Operator 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48978   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23679   National Diploma: Fossil Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23736   National Diploma: Hydro Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23734   National Diploma: Nuclear Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59669   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59730   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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.
     
    1. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    6. ESKOM GROOTVLEI POWER STATION OPERATIONS 
    7. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    8. ESKOM MEDUPI POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    9. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    10. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    11. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    12. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    13. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    14. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    15. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    16. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    17. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    18. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    19. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    20. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    21. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    22. Shukela Training Centre 
    23. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    24. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    25. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    26. Umfolozi FET College 
    27. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    28. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    29. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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