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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116239  Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
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 2  NQF Level 02  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9408  Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Identify, state the purpose of, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades to carry out trade related projects accurately and without injury or damage. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to communicate with others. ABET 4 literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Hand tools:
Files, chisels, hacksaws, reamers (de-burrers), taps, dies, punches, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, crimping pliers, wire strippers, tin snips, pullers, socket wrenches (spanners), adjustable wrenches (spanners), torque wrenches, pipe wrenches, number and letter punches (stamps), vices, wire brushes, ring/open spanners, Allen keys and soldering irons.

Measuring instruments:
Tapes, rulers, callipers, micrometers, feeler gauges, set squares, drill gauges, scribers, verniers, taper gauges, vee-belt tension gauges, pulley gauges, thread gauges, the spirit level, tachometers and clock/dial gauges. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and state the purpose of hand tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The purpose of each tool is stated in accordance with the manufacturer's intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Tools are correctly identified according to their manufacturer's name or by their generic/trade names. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate the use and maintenance of hand tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Each tool is used only to perform the function for which it was designed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Each tool is used in a manner consistent with its manufacturer's intent so that no damage or injury occurs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Each tool is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions. Where none exist, each tool is cleaned with a cloth or brush after use to remove residue or swarf and lubricated where necessary. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Each tools is inspected for damaged or worn-out components before and after use. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Faulty or damaged tools and/or components are reported and replaced if available. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify and state the purpose of measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The purpose of each measuring instrument is stated, in accordance with the manufacturer's intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Measuring instruments are correctly identified according to their manufacturer's name or by their generic/trade names. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate the use of measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Each measuring instrument is used only to perform the function for which it was designed and in a manner consistent with the manufacturer's intent, without damage or injury. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Each measuring instrument is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions. Where none exist, each measuring instrument is cleaned with a cloth or brush after use to remove residue or swarf and lubricated where necessary. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Each measuring instrument is inspected for damaged or worn-out components before and after use. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Faulty or damaged measuring instruments are reported and replaced if available. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The measured variables are correctly read off and recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Measurements obtained are validated by re-measurement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Measurements are correctly converted from SI units to imperial units or vice-versa. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Pipe internal and external diameters are correctly measured and recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
The dimensions of an object or a space are correctly measured and recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
The consequences of faulty measurements are indicated and explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The importance of correctly using and maintaining hand tools and measuring instruments in order to carry out tasks safely and accurately.
The names, functions and purpose of each tool and when and what type of personal protective equipment is required. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
Determine possible malfunctions
Appropriate use of instruments for particular purposes 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Selecting tools and instruments to carry out particular tasks 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organize and manage myself and my activities 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically 

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 
This unit standard replaces unit standard 9408, "Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades", Level 2, 16 credits.

Supplementary information:
Normal working environment using personal protective equipment where necessary.
Tools and measuring instruments are to be used on practical work projects.
Names, functions and purposes of measuring instruments. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  48959   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
4. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
5. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
8. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
9. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
10. Shukela Training Centre 
11. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
12. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
13. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
14. Wavelength T.T.I 
15. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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