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

Operate telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12066  Operate telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation 
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-06-11  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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
255980  Operate electronic equipment for water and wastewater process control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able to read and interpret data from a range of electronic equipment including telemetric equipment, scientific instrumentation and data loggers. This will ensure that the works is economically operated and maintained according to works specifications. This competence will equip the learner with skills that are portable into other sectors thus enhancing the employability of the learner in both the water sector and other industry related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Operate a PC NQF level 2;
Literacy NQF level 3;
Numeracy NQF level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Work policies and procedures:
Best operating procedures.

Scientific instrumentation:
Portable pH meter, portable DO meter, portable temperature meter.

Electronic equipment:
Flow meter, DO meter, temperature probes.

Data loggers:
Chart recorders, electronic data logger.

Reports:
Maintenance, faults, irregularities. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prioritise work 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Instructions are obtained from relevant person. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tasks are identified, prioritised and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Work is planned in accordance with priorities. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Interpret readings from telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Interpret readings from telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation accurately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Data is recorded/collected from instrumentation in accordance with works procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Data is analysed and interpreted accurately in accordance with works procedures and own scope of responsibility. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Irregularities are reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Own scope of responsibility is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reports are complete, accurate and up to date. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Report irregular readings in accordance with works policies and procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Irregular readings are identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Actions required for irregular readings are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Action required when system malfunctions are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Maintain telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Maintain telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation in accordance with policies and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Maintenance procedures for telemetric and electronic equipment and scientific instrumentation equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Instrumentation and probes are cleaned and calibrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Receivers/transmitters are checked, cleaned and reset. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Resetting requirements are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. On-line equipment is cleaned and calibrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Required chemical stocks for maintenance and calibration are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Record, analyse and interpret information from data loggers 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Data is obtained from data logger. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Data is interpreted accurately and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Irregularities are identified and actions required are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Maintenance procedures for data loggers are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Reports are accurate, up to date and completed in accordance with work policies and procedures. 


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:
  • Principles of operating electronic equipment
  • Principles of operating scientific instrumentation
  • Maintenance of electronic equipment
  • Flow rates in a wastewater works
  • Filing and administrative procedures required by the wastewater works
  • The importance of complying with works policies and procedures 


  • 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:
  • Irregularities are reported.
  • Own scope of responsibility is explained.
  • Irregular readings are identified and explained.Action required when system malfunctions are explained.
  • Receivers/transmitters are checked, cleaned and reset. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Tasks are identified, prioritised and explained.
  • Work is planned in accordance with priorities. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Tasks are identified, prioritised and explained.
  • Work is planned in accordance with priorities. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Data is recorded/collected from instrumentation in accordance with works procedures.
  • Data is analysed and interpreted accurately in accordance with works procedures and own scope of responsibility.
  • Irregular readings are identified and explained.
  • Data is obtained from data logger. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • Instructions are obtained from relevant person.
  • Data is recorded/collected from instrumentation in accordance with works procedures.
  • Maintenance procedures for data loggers are explained. 

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

    Assessment criteria:
  • None. 

  • 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 255980, which is "Operate electronic equipment for water and wastewater process control", Level 4, 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
    Observation
    Simulation
    Product sample reports 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48905   National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50329   Further Education and Training Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  48906   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Wastewater Reticulation Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-19  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48910   Further Education and Training Certificate: Water Purification Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  22672   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-11  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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