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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, connect and maintain electrical cables and conductors as applied in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116243  Install, connect and maintain electrical cables and conductors as applied in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations 
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 
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 
To enable a person working in the air conditioning, Refrigeration or Ventilation industry to:
  • To install electrical cables, conductors and wire ways.
  • To terminate and connect electrical cables and conductors. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Use and care of basic hand tools, portable power tools and electrical test instruments.
  • Understanding the fundamentals of electricity.
  • Safe working procedures.
  • Interpret electrical, civil and mechanical drawings and sketches.
  • Identification of air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Cables and conductor size is limited to 16 mm˛ and 1 000 volts AC
  • Termination includes marking of cables and fitting of glands.
  • Conductors are limited to solid stranded and multi stranded.
  • Cables include single and multi-core.
  • Types of cables are those commonly used in the industry. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to install and terminate cables and conductors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are obtained and correctly interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cables, conductors and wire ways, as specified, are obtained and checked for suitability and functionality 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and tools required are obtained and checked for suitability and functionality 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fixing materials required for installing and terminating cables and wire ways are obtained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective clothing and equipment required is obtained and checked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install electrical cables, conductors and wire ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Point of installation is identified in accordance with work instructions, drawings or plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment to be connected is identified and found correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is demarcated according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Routing for cables, conductors or wire ways is checked and marked out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Obstacles are identified and considered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install electrical cables, conductors and/or wire ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electrical cables, conductors and/or wire ways are installed, positioned and secured according to standard, or work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Minimum prescribed tail lengths are left for termination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    No wastage of materials occurred. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No damage occurred to materials, tools, equipment or building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Terminate and connect cables and conductors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cable ends are prepared for termination, jointing and connecting according to manufacturer's specifications, work place requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cables and/or conductors are marked and terminated correctly according to drawing, work site procedures or manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cables and/or conductors are connected as per wiring diagram and/or work site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All connections are made correctly as per work site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All connections and markings are checked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All terminations are checked for tight and secure according to manufacturer's specifications and/ or work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work site is re-instated in accordance with work site procedures, house keeping standards and environmental and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste materials are disposed of in accordance with house keeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary documentation is completed and submitted to designated personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Arrangements are made for the work to be verified, certified and tested by an accredited person in accordance with SANS 10142-1. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Maintain electrical cables, conductors and wire ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are obtain and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job site is identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is isolated electrically as per work site instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe isolation of equipment is verified as per safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and/or security lockout system in accordance with work site procedures is applied 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cables, conductors and wire ways are safely maintained according to work site instructions to prevent breakdowns and loss of operation and/or service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Cables and conductors are checked for damage and faults that endanger life are reported immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Fixing of cables, conductors and wire ways is checked and repaired where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Possible reasons for malfunctioning are identified and reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Necessary documentation is completed and submitted to designated personnel 


    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 and refrigeration 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Necessity of working neatly when installing cables, conductors and/or wire ways.
  • Selection of materials, tools and protective equipment required.
  • The importance of correct cable or conductor selection for safety.
  • The importance of correct and regular maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
    Selecting required cables, conductors and wire ways and retrieving from stores 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively
  • Identifying work site and setting out cabling routes.
  • Planning the work.
  • Selecting the required safety signs, protective equipment and tools. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:

    Specific requirements are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Manufacturer's instructions regarding the installation and termination of cables and conductors.
  • Manufacturer's instructions regarding the installation of wire ways.
  • Company procedures and guidelines regarding retrieval of cables, conductors and wire ways from stores.
  • Sizes of cables, conductors and wire ways shall be specified on the job instructions.

    Any person learning towards the National Certificate in Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation at NQF level 2 shall not work on electrically live equipment or electrically live control panels. 

  • 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  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  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) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.