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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, use and maintain refrigeration trade specific tools and instruments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116335  Identify, use and maintain refrigeration trade specific tools and instruments 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9409  Identify, use and maintain refrigeration trade specific tools and instruments  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Identify, use safely and maintenance the tools/instruments of the refrigeration trade. 

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 effectively with others. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Instruments:

Voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, multi-testers, gauge manifolds

Tools:

Gas welding sets, arc welders and welding and brazing consumables tube cutters, pipe benders, bending springs, flaring tools, swaging tools, crimping tools, lock ring pliers, piercing pliers, line tap valves, flare nut wrenches, service valve ratchet wrenches and pinch-off tools 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the tools/instruments used in the refrigeration trade. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Each item is correctly identified according to its manufacturer's name or by its generic/trade name. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Maintain refrigeration tools/instruments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Each tool/instrument is maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Where none exist, each tool/instrument is cleaned with a cloth or brush after use to remove residue, swarf or dirt 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Tools/instruments are each inspected for damaged or worn-out components before and after use. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Faulty or damaged components are reported and replaced if available. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prepare for use each of the tools/instruments used in the refrigeration trade. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Each of the tools/instruments used in the refrigeration trade is made ready for use in a safe and complete condition. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Use refrigeration trade tools/instruments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Each tool/instrument is used only to perform the function for which it was designed and in a manner consistent with its manufacturer's intent so that no injury or damage occurs. 


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 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:
  • Selecting tools and instruments to carry out particular task
  • Determine possible malfunctions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • Selecting correct tool or instrument and decide on correct usage 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Appropriate use of instruments for particular purposes 

  • 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 9409, "Identify, use and maintain refrigeration trade specific tools and instruments", Level 2, 15 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.
    Responses to questions must be made within a reasonable time of the question being asked. 

    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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