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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and install photocopier machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14946  Describe and install photocopier machines 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 intended for people who need to install and commission photocopiers:
  • As fundamental knowledge of the areas covered.
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in Hardware and Infrastructure Maintenance and Support.
  • As additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe the components of photocopiers.
  • Plan the installation of photocopiers.
  • Install photocopiers.
  • Review installation of photocopiers.

    The performance of all outcomes is to a level that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit standard is calculated assuming a person has the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Describe and apply direct current concepts in electrical engineering.
  • Describe and apply alternating current concepts in electrical engineering. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Includes photocopiers that operate at speeds of up to 85 pages per minute. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the components of photocopiers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The description includes the characteristics of the components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics include - purpose, scope, use of components.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The description identifies installation requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The description includes supporting examples that provide valid illustrations of the components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Illustrations include theoretical or practical diagrams.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the installation of photocopiers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan includes the activities necessary to meet the installation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The plan accommodates the standards and quality procedures essential to the installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Standards may include but are not limited to - installation, operation, compatibility with other systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The planning organises the availability of the resources to meet the installation plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install photocopiers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pre-installation activities are carried out according to manufacturer's recommendations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assembly, test, cable connection, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Installation ensures that unpacking and re-packing is completed according to manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The installation identifies contingency procedures for installation problems that prevent successful installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The installation includes the resolution of installation problems that are equitable to all stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders include clients, suppliers, manufacturers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Installation includes customer training in the basic use of the photocopier. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review the installation of photocopiers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The review provides a systematic appraisal of the installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Review includes installation status, conformance with installation standards, quality documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The review confirms that configuration and installation of the photocopier comply with user and manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The review ensures that the completed installation meets the user and manufacturer quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The review ensures that the photocopier is operating according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The review obtains user acceptance of the installed photocopier. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Process:
  • The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programmes of education and training assessed against unit standards.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.

    Moderation Process:
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Familiar with Own Organisation`s Products and Services. The products and/or services supplied to customers by own organisation. E.g.: Maintenance of infrastructure, maintenance of applications, products, services.
  • Familiar with Customer Service Techniques. Techniques for ensuring that full account is taken of customers` real and stated needs in the delivery of products and services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by resolving installation problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by planning the installation of the relevant technology and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to the installation of the photocopier. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations and keeping records. 

    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 
  • Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
  • Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time that would be expected in a professional environment, e.g. in a commercial or government organisation.
  • Performance of all elements is to be within the normal range of cost, or cost estimate, that would be expected in a commercial environment.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and human rights. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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