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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and implement electronic circuitry and systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386095  Design and implement electronic circuitry and systems 
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 will provide learners with competencies to design an electronic circuit in order to comply with the requirements of a specific technology. Learners will be able to read and interpret a schematic diagram according to specifications to determine the product that is required.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Read and interpret a schematic diagram.
  • Analyse the process of design.
  • Assemble components.
  • Test the product in a controlled environment. 

  • 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.
  • Basic Electronics.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret a schematic diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of components are analysed in terms of their sizes and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A schematic diagram is read and interpreted to determine compatibility to the design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic components are identified in terms of their functions in order to design the product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the process of design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A circuit is analysed in terms of its interconnectivity using a flowchart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible errors in the design steps are identified and explained in order to take corrective action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assembling procedures are explained according to manufacturer's instruction at component level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are fitted according to the task requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the product in a controlled environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment used for testing are identified in terms of their functions, setting and connectivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fundamental operational principles are explained using specified/instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data obtained is documented using troubleshooting using organisational specified methods of record keeping. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Manufacturer' specifications and manuals.
  • Occupational Health and Safety laws and regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems relating to the design process by isolating and removing possible errors detected. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to assemble components to achieve the final product according to specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by using a checklist or written instructions to carry out the task within set timeframes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to the design process in order to carry out the given task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information in relation to the product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by applying safety measures and conforming to health regulations and legislation. 

    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 by applying electronics knowledge and skills to design a given product. 

    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: 
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