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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using measuring and testing equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386093  Inspect and test electronic equipment, components and assemblies using measuring and testing equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Electronics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 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 
This unit standard is for persons who are entrusted with the responsibility to determine damages and defects in a product for corrective action.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Conduct inspection of a product.
  • Test electronic equipment.
  • Install electronic equipment.
  • Disassemble and/or assemble electronic components and systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Multi-meters.
  • Circuit testers.
  • Oscilloscopes.
  • Power supply.
  • Signal generators.
  • Logic probes.
  • Other test equipment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct inspection of a product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different forms of inspection are identified and discussed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different forms include but are not limited to visual, smell, auditory, kinetic and checklist.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential causes of damages on the product are identified in terms of the operational condition of the product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Potential causes include but are not limited to transportation, packaging, assembling and disassembling and manufacturing instructions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defects are identified and recorded in order to take necessary action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Test electronic equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for testing electronic equipment are discussed in line with organisational and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ability to use the testing equipment is demonstrated to obtain the required results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment is tested to identify faulty or malfunctioning components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effects of the environment are discussed in terms of their impact on the accuracy of the results. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install electronic equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment for installation are identified in terms of their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The location of the installation is identified in terms of its suitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ability to install is demonstrated in a specific working environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Disassemble and/or assemble electronic components and systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety measures for assembling and/or disassembling are adhered in terms manufacturer' instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different components are analysed in terms their relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures for assembling and/or disassembling are followed in accordance with manufacturer' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Parts are labelled for identification purposes during disassembling and/or assembling. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Manufacturers specifications and manuals. 

  • 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 to identify appropriate equipment, hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to report to relevant personnel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively by interpreting work instructions and make decisions regarding the required work procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to reconcile the information from the visual inspection and constantly evaluate the situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to communicate with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions and the completion of work activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to use technical measuring instruments and equipment. 

    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 to identify the role of inspection and testing of electrical and electronic circuits to ensure the safe working condition of electronic components. 

    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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  83446   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.