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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115245  Fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aircraft Maintenance and Overhaul 
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  10 
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 will be useful to people employed in, or seeking employment in the aerospace industry who are required to maintain aircraft.
Persons achieving this unit standard are able to: fabricate and test a range of aircraft electrical looms and harnesses.
They are able to:
  • Prepare to fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses
  • Fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses
  • Perform routine tests on aircraft electrical looms and harnesses
  • Complete the fabrication process with regard to aircraft electrical looms and harnesses 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communications and Mathematical literacy at Level 2, or equivalent competence.
  • In addition learners need to have achieved credit for "Demonstrate knowledge of electrical and electronic components" and "Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safe working practices" or equivalent competence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
    Work is undertaken either autonomously or as part of a team.

    1. The standard applies to electrical looms, harnesses and cables except for:
  • Data bus cables
  • Co-axial cables
  • Fibre optic cables
  • Fire detection/extinguishing systems
  • Oxygen systems
  • Fuel tanks and integrated hardware.

    2. Procedures and requirements refer to procedures specified by manufacturers, regulatory authorities or the enterprise.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Safety precautions applicable to the manufacturing of electrical looms, harnesses and cables are to be fully observed. An understanding of system operation as it relates to the work, must be demonstrated before undertaking any action, to ensure safety and quality issues are addressed skills and knowledge covered by the units of competency listed below are pre-requisite to the attainment of the elements of competency specified in this unit.

    101 Interpret OH&S Practices in Maintenance
    103 Plan and Organise Work Activities
    105 Interpret Quality Standards Applicable to Maintenance Processes
    107 Interpret and Use Industry Manuals and Specifications
    108 Complete Industry Documentation
    109 Perform Basic Hand Skills, Standard Trade Practices and Fundamentals
    240 Use Electrical Test Equipment to Perform Basic Electrical Tests

    Evidence of application of relevant OH&S practices and use of approved fabrication procedures and processes relating to electrical looms, cables, and harnesses, is required. Specific evidence of knowledge and skill for this unit is demonstrated by:
  • Fabrication of cables, harnesses and looms, including wire marking, to approved industry standards.
  • Under qualified person guidance performing testing to assess post construction serviceability according to enterprise procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate materials, tools and equipment are selected and prepared for the particular task in accordance with applicable maintenance documentation, enterprise procedures and under qualified person guidance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assembly or fabrication jigs, where applicable, are aligned to ensure accurate fabrication of components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The integrity and/or security of electrical component crimps, joints, plugs and connector pins is checked and verified before work is undertaken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Safety precautions applicable to the manufacturing of electrical looms, harnesses and cables are to be fully observed. An understanding of system operation as it relates to the work, must be demonstrated before undertaking any action, to ensure safety and quality issues are addressed skills and knowledge covered by the units of competency listed below are pre-requisite to the attainment of the elements of competency specified in this unit.

    101 Interpret OH&S Practices in Maintenance
    103 Plan and Organise Work Activities
    105 Interpret Quality Standards Applicable to Maintenance Processes
    107 Interpret and Use Industry Manuals and Specifications
    108 Complete Industry Documentation
    109 Perform Basic Hand Skills, Standard Trade Practices and Fundamentals
    240 Use Electrical Test Equipment to Perform Basic Electrical Tests

    Evidence of application of relevant OH&S practices and use of approved fabrication procedures and processes relating to electrical looms, cables, and harnesses, is required. Specific evidence of knowledge and skill for this unit is demonstrated by:
  • Fabrication of cables, harnesses and looms, including wire marking, to approved industry standards.
  • Under qualified person guidance performing testing to assess post construction serviceability according to enterprise procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components or parts are fabricated in accordance with applicable maintenance documentation and enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fabrication methods chosen are suitable for the task and meet organisational guidelines and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fabrication activities are carried out in a manner that protects individual and team safety, and comply with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform routine tests on aircraft electrical looms and harnesses. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Safety precautions applicable to the manufacturing of electrical looms, harnesses and cables are to be fully observed. An understanding of system operation as it relates to the work, must be demonstrated before undertaking any action, to ensure safety and quality issues are addressed skills and knowledge covered by the units of competency listed below are pre-requisite to the attainment of the elements of competency specified in this unit.

    101 Interpret OH&S Practices in Maintenance
    103 Plan and Organise Work Activities
    105 Interpret Quality Standards Applicable to Maintenance Processes
    107 Interpret and Use Industry Manuals and Specifications
    108 Complete Industry Documentation
    109 Perform Basic Hand Skills, Standard Trade Practices and Fundamentals
    240 Use Electrical Test Equipment to Perform Basic Electrical Tests

    Evidence of application of relevant OH&S practices and use of approved fabrication procedures and processes relating to electrical looms, cables, and harnesses, is required. Specific evidence of knowledge and skill for this unit is demonstrated by:
  • Fabrication of cables, harnesses and looms, including wire marking, to approved industry standards.
  • Under qualified person guidance performing testing to assess post construction serviceability according to enterprise procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test equipment and rigs are used, where applicable, to confirm serviceability of finished components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tests are carried out in accordance with site policies and procedures and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation for testing is obtained in the prescribed manner and in time for testing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the fabrication process with regard to aircraft electrical looms and harnesses. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Safety precautions applicable to the manufacturing of electrical looms, harnesses and cables are to be fully observed. An understanding of system operation as it relates to the work, must be demonstrated before undertaking any action, to ensure safety and quality issues are addressed skills and knowledge covered by the units of competency listed below are pre-requisite to the attainment of the elements of competency specified in this unit.

    101 Interpret OH&S Practices in Maintenance
    103 Plan and Organise Work Activities
    105 Interpret Quality Standards Applicable to Maintenance Processes
    107 Interpret and Use Industry Manuals and Specifications
    108 Complete Industry Documentation
    109 Perform Basic Hand Skills, Standard Trade Practices and Fundamentals
    240 Use Electrical Test Equipment to Perform Basic Electrical Tests

    Evidence of application of relevant OH&S practices and use of approved fabrication procedures and processes relating to electrical looms, cables, and harnesses, is required. Specific evidence of knowledge and skill for this unit is demonstrated by:
  • Fabrication of cables, harnesses and looms, including wire marking, to approved industry standards.
  • Under qualified person guidance performing testing to assess post construction serviceability according to enterprise procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fabricated components are tagged, sealed and packaged within specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The worksite is restored to conditions required in the operating procedures, and the site is ready for operation or further maintenance work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment used is verified to be in good working order and returned to prescribed position if operational, or reported if defective. 


    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 and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to request assistance with making safe in an appropriate manner as a team member. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The preparation for making safe, the candidate must indicate what tools and personnel protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from the visual examination and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
  • The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify hazard conditions. The effect of non-compliance and deviation from power plant procedures will indicate his/her proficiency in understanding that a specific action or decision taken has more than one effect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following 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, directness, authenticity, sufficiency, systematicity, openness and consistency.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
    All tasks are carried out in accordance with enterprise procedures, the enterprise being the organisation carrying out the work. Enterprise procedures referred to in this unit standard are the applicable procedures found in the following:
  • Enterprise exposition;
  • Manufacturer publications;
  • Government and local body legislation;
  • Airworthiness authority requirements. 

  • 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
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48861   National Certificate: Aircraft Maintenance and Overhaul  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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