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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify hose and fluid power connectors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244688  Identify hose and fluid power connectors 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 Fluid Power Engineering who are required to identify Fluid Power connectors. The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for a NQF Level 2 Qualification.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Measure Fluid Power connectors.
  • Identify Sealing methods.
  • Use connector cross reference materials. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that a person is already competent in terms of the following outcomes when starting to learn towards this unit standard.
  • Selection, use and care of engineering measuring equipment.
  • Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Assessment of this unit standard must be against international fluid power connectors and flanges.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure thread pitch. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This includes hose fitting and adapter types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between metric thread pitch and imperial thread pitch is explained and illustrated with regard to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of incorrect matching of thread pitch are explained in terms of the effect on the final assembly of connectors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between tapered thread types and parallel thread types is explained in relation to the geometry of the thread. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment for determining thread pitch are used in accordance with design and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure the size of a connector. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Size includes thread and tail or tube end. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    External and internal dimensions are measured in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dimensions are interpreted to determine metric or imperial thread type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment for determining connector dimensions are identified and used in accordance with design and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine sealing method of connector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method of sealing in a connector is described in terms of sealing on the thread or sealing on a face. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sealing angles used in Fluid Power connectors are described in relation to the type of seal achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of incorrect matching of seal face angles and sealing methods are explained in terms of the effect on the final assembly of connectors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment for determining seal face angles are used in accordance with design and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify standard fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measurement data obtained is verified against reference material in order to determine standard connector type and size. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Thread pitch, thread OD or ID size, method of sealing and seal face angles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various connector types are identified in relation to measurement and cross reference criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Connector types include crimp type, field attachable type, hydraulic and pneumatic, tube type and adaptors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Industry standard terminology is used in explaining the different types of connectors identified. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Identify different types of sealing methods.
  • Identify different thread types.
  • Connector types.
  • Use of thread measuring tools and equipment.
  • Use of connector cross reference material.
  • SHE requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify and match thread types and sealing face types and use correct tools and equipment. 

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

    Note:
  • Not applicable in this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify connectors within time constraints. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to accurately measure and cross reference connector data to identify connectors. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to communicate fitting requirements in industry standard terminology. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to apply health and safety and environmental policy to the overall identification process. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify liability for own actions. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    The terminology used in this unit standard is consistent with generic engineering practices.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    13. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    14. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    15. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    16. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    17. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    18. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    19. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    20. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    21. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    22. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    23. Pirtek Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (EDENVALE) (TP) 
    24. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    25. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    26. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    27. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    28. Shukela Training Centre 
    29. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    30. Umfolozi FET College 
    31. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    32. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    33. Wavelength T.T.I 
    34. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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