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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform acceptance test procedures to electronic telecommunications equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386096  Perform acceptance test procedures to electronic telecommunications 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 learners who currently are, or will be, involved in the repair, installation and maintenance of electronic telecommunications equipment. Learners assessed as competent in this unit standard are able to repair and/or replace faulty components, and restore specified technical performance to electronic telecommunications equipment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan and prepare for repairs to electronic telecommunications equipment.
  • Perform technical support according client requirements.
  • Test electronic telecommunications equipment. 

  • 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 
    Plan and prepare for repairs to electronic telecommunications equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fault diagnosis data is documented and confirmed to determine an action plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and resources needed are selected and organised to carry out the identified task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment include but are not limited to test equipment modulation meters, distortion meters, frequency counters, direction of material management, spectrum analyser, oscilloscopes, power meters, attenuators, 2M Tester, tools, plant, machinery relevant to the equipment to be repaired. Resources include but not limited to sub-contractors, internal personnel, materials and timetables.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment to be used in repair/installation/maintenance is checked to ensure that is in a safe and fully operational condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Repair documentation is accurate, complete, and available for future reference by authorised personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal requirements, manuals, plans, contractual obligations, trade practices, fault histories and service records.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform technical support according client requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Technical support include but is not limited to repair, install, maintenance, restore or replace specified technical performance to telecommunications equipment components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client requirements are verified in order to perform technical support customer post-repair needs are identified in order to take the required action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment component and system operation are restored to specified technical performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, plant, and tools used for repair are refurbished, in fully operational and safe condition, and in the correct place ready for immediate re-use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Technical support is completed in accordance with the plan, agreed customer expectations, equipment specifications, and safety regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment specifications include but are not limited to manufacturer's, operational. Safety regulations include but are not limited to personal, personnel and equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Technical support task is recorded and reported in terms of organisational guidelines. Documentation relating to the repair of equipment components is completed and stored in accordance with organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes but is not limited to invoices, histories, project reports, stock re-ordering, sign offs, warranties and contractual obligations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test electronic telecommunications equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools to conduct testing are selected in accordance a given task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is tested to identify faulty or malfunctioning components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential causes for malfunctioning of the equipment are detected in order to take corrective action. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Electricity.
  • Health and Safety legislation and regulations.
  • Basic electronics. 

  • 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
    Elective  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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