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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, inspect, use and maintain measurement, test and calibration equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114623  Select, inspect, use and maintain measurement, test and calibration equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 
This unit standard is for persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:

Safely identify, select, inspect, use and maintain Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment used for the calibration of instrumentation.
Demonstrate knowledge of different types and applications of Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment.
Carry out test and calibration jobs with the aid of the applicable Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment.
This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements
  • Induction to industry
  • Basic electrical safety
  • Use of hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety Act, Local Authorities requirements and manufacturers specifications.

    Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment include, but are not limited to; Temperature calibration mediums (dry block, bath etc.), Milli-volt/amp sources, Deadweight testers, Decade boxes, Temperature/Pressure calibrators/simulators, Comparators, Oscilloscopes, Function Generators, Manometers.

    Caring for and maintaining of Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment includes, but is not limited to; Verification, calibration, adjustment, storage and Certification of in terms of statuary requirements.

    Safety precautions include the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.

    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to ISO/IEC-17025, OSH Act, and manufacturers specifications. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and Inspect Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment for calibration. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select and Inspect Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment for calibration of process instrumentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment is correctly selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The maintenance manuals/specifications and drawings are correctly selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hazards associated with the use of Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment are recognised and the correct precautions are taken according to workplace procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faulty and unsafe equipment is correctly identified and accurately documented and reported to the relevant personnel during the inspection. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of different types and applications of Measurement. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of different types and applications of Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of calibration equipment are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various applications applicable to different types of calibration equipment and their associated procedures are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The applicable safety precautions are correctly identified for using various types of calibration equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct regulatory specifications and requirements are identified when using various types calibration equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment for calibration of process instrumentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is correctly packed and stored in accordance with manufacture's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment is correctly cleaned and inspected for damage before use according to workplace procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment is correctly tested for satisfactory operation according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The deviations from standards are accurately recorded and reported to the relevant personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out test and calibration jobs with the aid of the applicable Measurement. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Carry out test and calibration jobs with the aid of the applicable Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is correctly set-up for calibration purposes according to the workplace procedures and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment specifications are correctly tested against manufacturer standards during pre-calibration testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The deviations from manufacturer standards are accurately recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The field instrumentation equipment is correctly calibrated within the tolerances provided for by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The results are accurately recorded and reported to the relevant personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The equipment is correctly removed after calibration according to workplace procedures. 


    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 
    Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.

    Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.

    Names, locations and functions of Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment and their accessories.

    Hazards and preventive precautions associated with Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment.

    Company quality standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty Measurement, Test and Calibration equipment and interpreting job requirements. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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