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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258919  Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10233  Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Plan to Install and/or replace an electrical metering units or measuring instruments.
  • Install a metering unit or measuring instrument.
  • Replace a metering unit or measuring instrument.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Knowledge of electrical safety.
  • Standard work site/safe work procedures.
  • Use of basic hand tools.
  • Symbols and abbreviations.
  • Use of power tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Installing and replacing under dead conditions only.

    Preparation may include but is not limited to:
  • Marking off, cutting, drilling and filling.

    Mounting may include but is not limited to:
  • Direct on surface, din rail and embedded.

    Symbols and abbreviations may include but is not limited to:
  • A = Ammeter, V = Voltmeter.
  • kW.h = kilowatt-hour meter, Hz = frequency meter and p.f. = power factor meter, ECU = energy control unit, ED = electricity dispenser.

    Measuring instrument displays may include but are not limited to:
  • Analogue, digital and numeric types.

    Metering unit types may include, but are not limited to:
  • Analogue, digital, numeric and magnetic types. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to Install and/or replace an electrical metering units or measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Task requirements are interpreted according to instructions and/or diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metering units or measuring instruments are selected and obtained as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are selected according to job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Location for mounting is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Authorisation is obtained for access to restricted areas and possible downtime. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety equipment and material required are obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Working schedule is communicated to affected parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install a metering unit or measuring instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Area is correctly prepared for the mounting procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metering unit or measuring instrument dimensions are marked off as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand and power tools are correctly selected and used to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Metering unit or measuring instrument is mounted and secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Metering unit or measuring instrument is connected as per instruction/specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety precautions are adhered to before, during and after the mounting procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Replace a metering unit or measuring instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operation is planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job tasks are carried out in accordance to the sequence of events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faulty meter is identified and the replacement meter selected correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ensure circuit is isolated according to statutory requirements and worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety precautions are taken during the removing and replacing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Connections are correctly matched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Metering unit or measuring instrument is replaced and secured according to specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the Installing and/or replacing of a metering unit or measuring instrument on a panel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The re-energizing of the circuit is ensured and correct operation of replaced metering unit or measuring instrument is verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All waste materials or scrap materials and equipment are discarded as per environmental/safety policies and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools and equipment is checked, cleaned and stored correctly as per work site standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Workplace restored to original state as per housekeeping standards and work site procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All relevant administration such as Job card, is signed off and submitted. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Methods and dimensions of mounting metering units or measuring instruments.
  • Marking of conductors.
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting conductors when replacing metering units or measuring instruments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Tasks using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protecting equipment and safety equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively (in the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to (installing and or replacing an electrical metering unit or measuring instrument; correct identification of colour coding). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when (giving instructions to fellow workers, following of instructions, recording and reporting information). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (installing and or replacing an electrical metering unit or measuring instrument) to ensuring that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10233, "Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  73313   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2024-12-05  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    1. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. DEE K LOGISTICS 
    3. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    4. EARTH CHILD CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    5. EKURHULENI WEST TVET BOKSBURG CAMPUS 
    6. EMINENCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    7. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    10. Learn A Trade 
    11. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    12. MLINDELA STEEL MANUFACTURING 
    13. OSHIKATI 
    14. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    15. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 
    16. ZUVA ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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