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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of electronic manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386100  Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of electronic manufacturing process 
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 expose learners to the electronics manufacturing environment. It will provide the learner with knowledge and skills to construct a printed circuit board using applicable electronics components by applying relevant design principles.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain design principles in a manufacturing process.
  • Explain the electronics manufacturing and production process.
  • Design an electronic circuit board in a manufacturing environment.
  • Test and measure an electronics circuit. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain design principles in a manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electronics design concepts are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas of electronics design that need to be considered are explained within the manufacturing process context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques and tools for electronics design are identified and explained in terms of their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques and tools include but are not limited to PCB CAD and PCB Software.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The layout process used for designing PCB is discussed using a diagram. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design an electronic circuit board in a manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different electronics components are identified and discussed in terms of their functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different components include but are not limited capacitors, resistors, integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, inductors, transformers, filters, resonants, coil forms, reactance, impedants, diodes, semi-conductors and LEDs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials used in designing an electronic circuit are identified and explained in terms of their properties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Formulae to design an electronics circuit are selected and applied according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A PCB is constructed using selected electronics components in a manufacturing environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the electronics manufacturing and production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process followed in a manufacturing and production of an electronic circuit is discussed in terms of stages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in dealing with potential problems detected during the manufacturing and production process are discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test and measure an electronics circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements of an electronic circuit are discussed in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measuring tools are selected and explained in terms of their functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measuring tools include but are not limited to volt meter, ammeter and multi-meter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ability to use the testing and measuring tools is demonstrated to obtain the required results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results are recorded in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Manufacturing processes.
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Printed Circuit Boards.
  • Electricity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems that may be experienced during the manufacturing process in respect of explosions, fire and mechanical and chemical defects by applying safety measures in accordance with applicable legislative and organisational requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team by applying interpersonal skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by adhering to set timeframes and procuring relevant electronics components to design an electronics circuit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information in respect of the manufacturing and production process and stages. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the form of oral and/or written presentation of information regarding the manufacturing process followed. 

    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. 

    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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