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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and locate faulty circuit, component and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386098  Diagnose and locate faulty circuit, component and 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 will provide learners with knowledge and skills on troubleshooting techniques.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of testing instruments/equipment.
  • Locate faulty components.
  • Rectify the problem. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of testing instruments/equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instruments 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. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Locate faulty components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Diagnosis of faults is planned and prepared to ensure Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures are followed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Symptoms that may lead to the cause of the problem are identified to take a corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faulty components are checked against job requirements and worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Components, circuit and equipment are checked as being isolated where necessary using testing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Fault(s) is/are diagnosed in accordance with requirements without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Rectify the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible causes of fault are isolated and removed in terms sub-system and component level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faulty component or sub-system is replaced following standard assembly and disassembly procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Component identification.
  • Operational requirements of a particular device.
  • System identification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems associated with faulty components, circuit or equipment by following diagnostic procedures and occupational health and safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team by consulting with appropriate personnel to ensure the work is coordinated effectively on the work site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information related to the fault to be rectified. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by rectifying or replacing faulty components, circuit or equipment without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment. 

    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.
     
    NONE 



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