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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of applied electronics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386099  Demonstrate knowledge of applied electronics 
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 intended for learners who wish to gain electronics circuitry composition at intermediate and advanced levels, covering areas of analogue and digital electronics.

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of digital system building blocks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of analogue electronic components.
  • Design a specific project using applied electronics. 

  • 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 
    Applied electronics refers to:
  • Analogue electronics.
  • Digital electronics. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of digital electronics building blocks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Building blocks include but are not limited to logic gates, diode, resistors, capacitors, transistors and integrated circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Digital electronics building blocks are explained in terms of their components and interrelationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Digital system building blocks are analysed in terms of their characteristics and concepts in accordance with industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A switch mode DC power supply is constructed by using specified components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A timing circuit is constructed using digital electronic components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include but are not limited to 555 integrated circuit (IC), resistors, capacitors and transistors.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate and apply knowledge of analogue electronic components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Analogue includes but is not limited to transducer types, applications, construction, inputs and outputs, amplifier, oscillators and sensors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Analogue electronic components and circuit make-up are analysed in terms of features and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Related circuit is constructed using the specific electronic components for a specific task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational status of the circuit is tested and verified according to standard operation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design a specific project using applied electronics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A schematic drawing is read and interpreted in order to design the given project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visualisation technique is used to analyse the design process for a given project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronics components are identified and explained in terms of their functions for a given project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Electronics components are assembled using the required tools and technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Product is tested using testing instruments to meet requirements specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Electrical and electronic principles.
  • Electronic logic sequence.
  • Electronic component.
  • Construction of electronic circuits. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by applying principles of electronics and troubleshooting electronics faults. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team to construct an electronic circuit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to construct an electronic component. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills to present the completed circuit. 

    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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