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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply an understanding of final control or correction elements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377005  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of final control or correction elements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 5  NQF Level 05 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to discuss the importance of final control or correction elements and describe their components and their functions in the system. They will also be able to apply final control or correction elements after performing calculations. They will also test and maintain final control or correction elements.
  • Describe final control or correction elements.
  • Apply final control or correction elements.
  • Test and maintain final control or correction elements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Final control or correction elements refer to servos, induction motors, stepper motors, control valves (hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic), VSDs, encoders, hydraulic valves. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe final control or correction elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The final control or correction elements are described in terms of their functions in a system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The components of the final control elements are described and discussed in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of operation of these elements are discussed to show how they perform their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of hydraulics, pneumatics and magnetism are discussed in relation to final control or correction elements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply final control or correction elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The context and manner in which the final control or correction elements are used are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Calculations are performed using appropriate formulae to determine specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Calculations include but not limited to speed, pressure, flow, voltage and/or frequency curve, energy, torque, pneumatics, hydraulics, temperature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Manufacturer's specifications are used to determine the application. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test and maintain final control or correction elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elements are tested using appropriate instruments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments include but are not limited to ammeter, diagnostic software, oscilloscope, pressure gauges and voltmeter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adjustments and calibrations are performed according to manufacturer's and plant specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lifetime expectancy of elements is determined and appropriate steps taken to replace and/or service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preventative maintenance and costing schedules are prepared to prevent downtime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All testing, adjustments, calibrations and results are recorded as per plant or company procedure. 


    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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit 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 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 standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Functions of final control or correction elements and their components.
  • Principles of operation of these elements.
  • Principles of hydraulics, pneumatics and magnetism.
  • Calculations and calibrations according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Instruments to test and maintain final control or correction elements.
  • Adjustments and calibrations.
  • Preventative maintenance and costing schedules.
  • Recording of results. 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Applying final control or correction elements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that the final control or correction elements are integrated into the system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Performing calculations, calibrations and preventative maintenance.
  • Applying final control or correction elements.
  • Testing and maintaining final control or correction elements.
  • Preparing preventative maintenance and costing schedules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Perform calculations, adjustments and calibrations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Perform calculations and calibrations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using final control or correction elements according to manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when integrating final control or correction elements into the system. 

    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  79627   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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