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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate electronic test instruments 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259170  Operate electronic test instruments 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electronics 
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  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 persons that need to use basic electronic test instruments to verify signals in circuits in order to perform fault finding for corrective measures.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of test instruments.
  • Setting up electronic instruments.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of measuring techniques.
  • Interpreting the results of the readings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Functions may include but are not limited to semiconductor testing, continuity testing, digital circuitry testing, temperature testing, AC and DC circuits. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of test instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various test instruments are identified and distinguished in terms of their use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various instruments include but are not limited to multi-meter, oscilloscope, function generator and bench power supplies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The range of each test instrument is identified and described in order choose the correct instrument. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up electronic instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terminals are linked in accordance with specific measurements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terminals refer to but are not limited to leads, test probes and link settings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Function and range selection is conducted in accordance with the measurement requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Oscilloscope calibration is performed prior to measurements in order to validate readings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of measuring techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of voltage, current and resistance measurements is demonstrated using a multi-meter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Knowledge of different wave forms, frequencies, voltages using an oscilloscope is demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of the use of power supplies is demonstrated for testing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge of the use of function generators in providing specific frequencies and wave forms is demonstrated by means of signal measurements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret the results of the readings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Circuit diagram symbols are interpreted in order to determine correct component values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Readings taken are interpreted and compared with the manufacture's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information gathered from results are recorded for future use and/or corrective action. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • OHM's Law.
  • Safe working practices.
  • A basic understanding of reports.
  • Test instruments.
  • Calculations.
  • Communication. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the calibration and set up of test instruments by selecting the correct test instruments and using prescribed calibration methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to interpret and record faults and provide feedback on the findings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Plan, organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by identifying and acquire appropriate testing instruments and electronic components needed for testing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to measurements recorded in order to determine the necessary corrective measures to be taken. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation in respect of the specifications test results with immediate supervisors or team leader for decision-making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by identifying appropriate instruments that can used for measurements and safe working practices thereby adhering to health and safety regulations. 

    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 in relation to the analyses of fault reports. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. Epitome Villa (Pty)Ltd 
    2. Institutional Higher Education 
    3. Nkoka Training Cc 
    4. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SA PTY 
    5. Schauenburg Systems Pty Ltd 
    6. ZJ Africa Learn 



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