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

Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9408  Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2001-06-13  2004-06-13  SAQA 0836/01 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-06-13   2008-06-13  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116239  Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Identify, state the purpose of, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades to carry out trade related projects accurately and without injury or damage. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to communicate with others.
ABET 4 literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Hand tools:

Files, chisels, hacksaws, reamers, taps, dies, punches, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, crimping pliers, wire strippers, tin snips, pullers, socket wrenches (spanners), adjustable wrenches (spanners), torque wrenches, pipe wrenches, stamps, vices wire brushes, ring/open spanners and allen keys.

Measuring instruments:

Tapes, rulers, callipers, micrometers, feeler gauges, set squares, drill gauges, scribers, verniers, taper gauges, vee-belt tension gauges, pulley gauges, thread gauges and the spirit level. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and state the purpose of hand tools 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify and state the purpose of hand tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tools are correctly identified according to their manufacturer's name or by their generic/trade names and have their purpose stated in accordance with their manufacturer's intent. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Use hand tools 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Use hand tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Each tool is used only to perform the function for which it was designed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Each tool is used in a manner consistent with its manufacturer's intent so that no damage or injury occurs. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Maintain hand tools 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Maintain hand tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Each tool is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions. Where none exist, each tool is cleaned with a cloth or brush after use to remove residue or swarf and lubricated where necessary. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Tools are each inspected for damaged or worn-out components before and after use. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Faulty or damaged tools and/or components are reported and replaced if available. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify and state the purpose of trade related measuring instruments 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Each instrument is correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The correct purpose of each instrument is stated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The importance of correct measurements is indicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The operation of each instrument is checked to determine if it is suitable for use. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Use trade related measuring instruments 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Each instrument is used only to perform the function for which it was designed or intended. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Each instrument is used in a correct manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. No damage occurred in using the instruments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The measured variables are correctly read off and recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Measurements obtained are validated by re-measurement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Measurements are correctly converted from SI units to imperial units or vice-versa. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Pipe internal and external diameters are correctly measured and recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. The dimensions of an object or a space are correctly measured and recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. The consequences of faulty measurements are indicated and explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Maintain and store trade related measuring instruments 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Each instrument is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instruction. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Possible reasons for malfunction of the instruments are stated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Each instrument is stored in accordance with manufacturer's instructions or in such a manner that causes no damage to the instrument. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The consequences of bad maintenance of measuring instruments is stated and explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The importance of correctly using and maintaining hand tools and measuring instruments in order to carry out tasks safely and accurately.

The names, functions and purpose of each tool and when and what type of personal protective equipment is required. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems:
  • Selecting tools and instruments to carry out particular tasks
  • Determine possible malfunctions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage myself and my activities:
  • Selecting correct instruments and decide on correct usage 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Appropriate use of instruments for particular purposes 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 116239, which is "Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades", Level 2, 12 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Normal working environment using personal protective equipment where necessary.
    Tools and measuring instruments are to be used on practical work projects.
    Names, functions and purposes of measuring instruments. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20719   National Certificate: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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