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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Phasing and or synchronising on high voltage intergrated systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13803  Phasing and or synchronising on high voltage intergrated systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 
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 
This unit standard is for a person who performs phasing and or synchronising on high voltage intergrated systems under instruction from a control centre. A person credited with this unit standard can safely operate electrical apparatus; stabilize transient conditions; service plant; monitor plant; maintain regulatory requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
1. The person understands the impact his/her specific plant has on the energy conversion process.
2. The person understands the dangers of chemicals used in his/her direct working environment.
3. The person is able to listen, question, observe, describe accurately and align with the sender`s need.
4. The person is able to understand and respect peoples values and beliefs, as well as those of the organisation and manage his/her actions in line with the above.
5. The person is able to understand one`s own development requirements.
6. The person knows the concept, terms and theory of the specified technical field covering maths, Engineering science, electrical trade theory and power plant theory.
7. The person understands the company`s visions and manage his/her actions in line with it.
8. The person is able to recognise, confirm and report out of normal conditions. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • 1000 volts RMS.

    This unit standard includes the following:

    1. Generators.
    2. Transformers.
    3. Lines.
    4. Sub-systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Operate electrical apparatus. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operating electrical apparatus excludes conductors and transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment is verified to be ready for service prior to operation according to administrative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Electrical operations on apparatus performed according to procedures / instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Out of normal conditions identified, reacted upon and communicated according to procedural requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Out of normal conditions within normal operating range
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Performance of operated apparatus evaluated against expected performace 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Operations performed are communicated in accordance with procedural requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Necessary tools / equipment obtained to operate apparatus according to operating requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Regulatory requirements relevant to the operation of the electrical system apparatus and work related environment are adhered to according to organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Personal protective equipment required to perform outcomes relevant to the operation of electrical system apparatus is used as stipulated by the organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Safety hazards are communicated according to organisation safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Stabilise transient conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transient / emergency conditions are acknowledge, immediate situation analysed and acted upon according to procedural requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Operating activities are priorities during transient conditions according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Transient / emergency conditions are communicated according to administrative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Regulatory requirements relevant to the operation of the electrical system apparatus and work related environment are adhered to according to organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Personal protective equipment required to perform outcomes relevant to the operation of electrical system apparatus is used as stipulated by the organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Safety hazards are communicated according to organisation safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Service electrical apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools / equipment to service electrical apparatus is used according to operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools / equipment to service / operate electrical apparatus is tested for safe operability, according work place procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    (Range: includes formal and informal testing)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Organisational environmental policy is adhered to during servicing of electrical apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Servicing activities are communicated according to administrative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. House keeping standards are maintained according to work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work orders performed according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Regulatory requirements relevant to the operation of the electrical system apparatus and work related environment are adhered to according to organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Personal protective equipment required to perform outcomes relevant to the operation of electrical system apparatus is used as stipulated by the organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Safety hazards are communicated according to organisation safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor electrical apparatus. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Formal and informal inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Out of normal conditions are identified and acted upon according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Monitored conditions are communicated according to administrative reqirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Out of normal conditions communicated are followed up according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tools and equipment obtained to perform monitoring functions according to procedural requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Regulatory requirements relevant to the operation of the electrical system apparatus and work related environment are adhered to according to organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Personal protective equipment required to perform outcomes relevant to the operation of electrical system apparatus is used as stipulated by the organisation safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Safety hazards are communicated according to organisation safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of operating electrical apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Impact on environment is understood in accordance with organisational environmental policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Priority setting during plant operations is understood according to optimisation principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Energy conversion process understanding is demonstrated according to specific plant requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The theory of application of relevant mechanical components is known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Electrical plant components application and interrelation to the plant is known and understood according to relevant theories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Control and protection system plant components application and interrelation to the plant is known and understood according to relevant theories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Regulatory requirements are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Dangers of process chemicals are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Incidents and trends related to specific plant operation are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Operating philosophies pertaining to plant operating procedures are known and unders. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Evaluation of documentation by SAQA and registration thereof.
  • Approved by NSB 06.
  • Approved by SGB (Power Systems Operations).

    Moderation:
    Power Plant Operations Standard Generating Group. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. The person has the knowledge to operate interrelated plant process and safety devices safely and efficiently.
    2. The person has the knowledge for the accurate completion and processing of documentation.
    3. The person understands the direct impact of decisions and actions on electrical apparatus.
    4. The person understands how to set priorities for self and own job requirements.
    5. The person is aware of and concerned about the impact his/her actions have on the environment.
    6. The person knows and understands the theory of application of electrical and instrumentation components and it`s interrelation to the plant.
    7. The person understands mechanical components within his/her plant area.
    8. The person is aware of and understands the regulatory requirements, relevant to his/her plant area
    9. The person understands the lessons learned from trends/incidents related to his/her specific plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
    a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
    b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
    c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
    d. Exploring education and career opportunities;
    e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Occupational Role: Power Plant Controller

    The following references to control documents to be made available through out this unit standard

    1. Phasing and or synchronising of generators
    2. Phasing and or synchronising of transformers
    3. Phasing and or synchronising of lines
    4. Phasing and or synchronising of sub-systems

    Terminology used in this unit standard is consistant with the following:
  • Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa
  • Occupational Health and Safety Standards (NOSA)
  • Eskom Dictionary for Electrical Systems Industry

    A candidate will be regarded not yet competent should the safety of people, plant and materials be jeopardised during any stage of the assessment on any criteria of this unit standard. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48978   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Network Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23679   National Diploma: Fossil Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23736   National Diploma: Hydro Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23734   National Diploma: Nuclear Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  61570   National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    2. ESKOM GROOTVLEI POWER STATION OPERATIONS 
    3. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    4. ESKOM KOEBERG - RADIATION PROTECTION 
    5. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    6. ESKOM LETHABO POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    7. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 
    8. REGEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 



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