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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12037  Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Water Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-02-09  2007-11-28  SAQA 1058/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
246471  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of plant equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to understand the purpose and function of mechanical and electrical equipment and the dangers of using this equipment. This competence will enable the learner to understand the use, care and basic maintenance of equipment used on water care works. This will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with safe work practices. This competence will advance the learner`s own expertise and employability in both the water sector and other related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy NQF level 1;
Apply personal safety practices in the water sector NQF level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner must describe all types of pumps.

Pumps:
Positive displacement, centrifugal, diaphragm, screw pump and airlift.

Maintenance:
Grease, oil, packing.

Monitoring:
Vibration, excessive gland leaking, temperature, meter readings, noise and odour.

The learner must describe all types of valves.

Valves:
Butterfly, globe, gate, needle, pinch, diaphragm. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the function and operation of pumps 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Pumps are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The function of pumps is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safe operation of pumps is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the function and operation of valves 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Valves are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The purpose of valves is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safe operation of valves is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Explain the function and operation of blowers and compressors 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Blowers and compressors are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The purpose of blowers and compressors is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Safe operation of blowers and compressors is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain monitoring and maintenance procedures for mechanical equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Monitoring procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Maintenance procedures are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain safe operation of electrical equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Principles of electric shock are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Cleaning procedures for electrical equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Access control to electrical installations is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safety procedures when operating electrical equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Control of electrical fires is explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Identification and understanding of electrical signs and colour coding
  • Dangers when using electricity
  • OHS Act legislation relating to competency
  • The reasons for lockout
  • Dangers when using moving machinery 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Assessment criteria:
  • None. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community.

    Assessment criteria:
  • None. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Assessment criteria:
  • None. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation.

    Assessment criteria:
  • All. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Assessment criteria:
  • 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 

  • 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.

    Assessment criteria:
  • None. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 246471, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of plant equipment", Level 1, 6 credits.

    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
    Oral or written questions
    Simulation or observation 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  35941   National Certificate: Pulp and paper Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was FPMSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48400   National Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  22673   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24193   National Certificate: Water Purification Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48973   National Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Imbokodo General Trading cc 
    2. MMANAPE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 
    3. MONDI GTU 
    4. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    5. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
    6. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 



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