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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and programme advanced industrial programmable logic controllers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13118  Install and programme advanced industrial programmable logic controllers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of mechatronics. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the mechatronics NQF level 4 qualification.

Qualifying learners can follow a procedure to design an advanced Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programme from a set of instructions, draw a PLC wiring diagram and then install industrial PLC hardware and software and testing and programme advanced PLC functions. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for the programming of industrial programmable logic controllers.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Install and programme basic programmable logic controllers 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the function of PLC sensors/actuators. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    PLC sensors/actuators include discreet, analogue and software driven devices (intelligence devices) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Configure PLC hardware and software. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Configuration includes input/output interface, sensor/actuator addresses, PLC timers and counters 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design advanced PLC control programmes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Interpret programme from given instructions and electrical diagrams
  • Use logic notation for programming function blocks, data blocks, comparing blocks 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Programme must include ANDing, ORing, functions and latching, timers (cascaded & sequential), counters (up/down/reset/set), auxiliary relays, comparators, RS flip-flops 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install and programme advanced PLC circuits 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Install circuit in accordance with given circuit diagrams
  • Programme the PLC 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Test and run advanced PLC programmes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Debug and test programmes using simulations and other means 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record information on work done. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Complete test documents 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advanced PLC circuits diagrams and related symbols correctly interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advanced PLC programme designed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. PLC circuits installed in accordance with relevant installation regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. PLC circuits are configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installations are working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. PLC programme is debugged and tested. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    2. Installations are in accordance to SABS 0142
    3. Test equipment is used correctly
    4. Correct tools are selected and used
    5. Programme is working
    6. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    9. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Principles of sequential control
  • The principles of closed loop control
  • Logic gates and related LAD control circuits
  • Overview of a PLC
  • Reason for configuration and addressing of inputs and outputs
  • Programming tool and software used
  • Design procedure and the LAD symbols and logic notation used
  • Methods used to test and debug a programme
  • Communication methods
  • Difference between sequential and cascaded timers
  • The instruction list

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • The PLC hardware
  • Communication media

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Sensors
  • Communication methods
  • Debugging
  • Ladder diagrams
  • Control circuits
  • Programming software
  • Instruction list
  • Logic notation
  • Signal conditioning
  • Communication protocols
  • Local Area Networks

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to detect faulty conditions
  • Use of sight to read and draw PLC wiring diagrams

    Purpose of:
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Power supplies
  • Addressing
  • Using ladder diagrams
  • Using ladder logic
  • Logic notation
  • Instruction lists
  • Communication media

    Processes, events, causes, effects and implications
  • Control processes

    Procedures and techniques
  • Top-down design procedure
  • Graphical design techniques
  • Function blocks and logic notation

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • SABS 0142 regulations

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Sequential control
  • Closed loop control
  • Number systems
  • Logic gates

    Relationship systems
  • Relationship between Programmable logic controllers and automation 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require corrective action 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to workgroup efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality
  • Contribute to working in groups to determine a solution to an identified problem 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply correct procedures for using, storing and caring for test equipment, tools, tools, PLC diagrams and components 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for sensors and actuators
  • Use common names for PLC hardware and software
  • Communication media
  • Fill in the necessary fault reports and material requisition forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Principles of control technology 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the installation of PLC circuits and automation to other electrical applications
  • Relate electronic modules and PLC hardware to other electrical applications 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22772   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 


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    1. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    4. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    5. Siemens Ltd (HALFWAY HOUSE) (TP) 
    6. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    8. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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