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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13139  Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system 
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 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 3 qualification.

Qualifying learners can install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed to be as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that the learner is learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of his/her learning for a range of related unit standards at this level. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

Work will be done under minimal supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Read and interpret basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related component symbols. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols interpreted correctly. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. Correct components are selected and used
1. Test equipment is used correctly
2. Safe working practices are adhered to
3. Correct tools are selected and used
4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Lines joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 
    Identify and select pneumatic components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pneumatic components include compressors, filters, pressure regulators, instrumentation, piping, seals, connectors, valves, manometers, actuators, cylinders, relief valves 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols interpreted correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Lines joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 
    Install basic pneumatic circuits. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Circuits must include basic lifting circuits, basic air motor circuits, basic pushing circuits 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols interpreted correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Lines joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 
    Test basic pneumatic circuits and record results. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pneumatic testing includes pressure testing and leakage testing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols interpreted correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Lines joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 
    Maintain basic pneumatic circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols interpreted correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Lines joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic pneumatic circuit diagrams and related symbols interpreted correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Lines joined and terminated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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. Pneumatic circuits are tested and results recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 maintained to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components are selected and used
    1. Test equipment is used correctly
    2. Safe working practices are adhered to
    3. Correct tools are selected and used
    4. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Diagrams and related symbols
  • Pneumatic components
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Pneumatic safety

    Explain and 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 
    The 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. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner 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 & functions of:
  • Pneumatic components
  • Pneumatic test equipment
  • Basic pneumatic circuits

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Properties of air
  • Cylinders in series and parallel

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to detect faulty components
  • Use of sight to read pneumatic diagrams

    Purpose of:
  • Reading circuit diagrams
  • Using variety of components
  • Pressure regulator
  • Flow meter
  • Maintenance and trouble shooting

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Causes of damage and injury
  • Implications of incorrect testing applications
  • Implication of not applying pneumatic safety

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Installation procedures
  • Testing procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Principles of pneumatics
  • Pascal's laws

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between testing and pneumatic safety
  • Relationship between pneumatic installations and control systems 


  • 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, pneumatic diagrams and components 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for pneumatic components
  • Use common names for test equipment
  • Use common names for pneumatic circuits
  • Fill in the necessary fault reports and material requisition forms 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the installation of pneumatic circuits to other applications 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58882   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22771   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  78923   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58288   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  74532   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48696   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  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.
     
    1. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    4. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    5. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    6. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    7. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    8. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    9. KNOWLEDGE PELE PTY LTD 
    10. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    11. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    12. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    13. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    14. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    15. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    16. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    17. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    18. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    19. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    20. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    21. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    22. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    23. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    24. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    25. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    26. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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