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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258921  Install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors 
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
114388  Install, joint and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

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

The person credited with this unit standard will understand and be capable of:
  • Planning, installing and joining (also includes installing couplers, sockets) and terminating on gland plates. Installing Low Voltage electrical cables and conductors according to statutory requirements to distribute and control electricity to electrical apparatus.

    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, construction, chemical and mining environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Application and construction of wire ways.
  • Use and handling of basic hand tools.
  • Use and handling of portable power tools.
  • Use and knowledge of electrical testing instruments.
  • Introduction to industry.
  • Terminology associated with the tools and materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Types of cables may include, but are not limited to:
  • Armoured and un-armoured cables.
  • Screened and unscreened cables.
  • Single and multi-core.

    Conductor types may include, but are not limited to:
  • Insulated and un-insulated types.
  • Solid or multi-stranded.

    Conductors/cable types is limited to Low Voltage up to and including 1000 V AC and 1500 V DC.

    Cable joining and termination include, but are not limited to making off, joining, sockets or couplers (male ad female), fitting of glands, to cables and gland plates.

    Conductor terminations include numbering, fitting and terminations of lugs.

    Cable equipment and special tools may include, but are not limited to:
  • Come-along; Pulley; Sock; Draw wire.
  • Cable cutter; Auger; Bandit Strap Machine.

    Materials may include but are not limited to glands, shrouds, lugs, ferrules, couplers, sockets (male and female), insulation, various metals and jointing kits, tension clamp; piercing connectors.

    Tests on low voltage cables are limited to continuity and insulation resistance.
  • Statutory requirements include all relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, industry and company specifications.

    Worksite procedures include but are not limited to written or verbal procedure, formal and informal methods. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cable and conductor equipment needed for installing, joining and terminating is checked for functionality, safety and availability for use on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable safety equipment is selected and used according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Job instructions are obtained and correctly interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable tools and electrical test instruments are selected according to job- and applicable statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Worksite is inspected for hazards and corrective action is taken according to relevant Health and Safety Acts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install, join and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Point of installation, joining and termination is identified in accordance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is demarcated according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trenches, ducting and kick pipes are prepared and inspected according to work site requirements and applicable standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pulling devices are positioned in ducting and kick pipes in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Obstacles are identified and necessary precautions are taken in accordance with local authority and way-leaves. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install electrical cables and conductors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electrical cables and conductors are installed, positioned and secured according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Minimum prescribed tail lengths are left for termination or joining according to manufacturer's specification and work site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electrical cables and conductors are marked and numbered according to work site procedures and standard requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal protective equipment is used and site specific procedures are adhered to throughout the installing process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Join low voltage cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable tools and equipment are selected and used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable cores are joined according to manufacturer's specifications and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Joining of cables are completed as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Continuity, insulation-and mechanical tests are carried out on completed joint according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Terminate electrical cables and conductors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cable Gland is positioned; secured and assembled according to manufacturer's specifications; work place requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable ends are prepared for termination according to manufacturer's specifications; work place requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electrical cables and conductors are made-off and terminated according to work site procedures and standards or job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All termination connections are secured and tightened according to manufacturer's specifications and work site standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reinstate the terrain in accordance with work site procedures, environmental-and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is cleaned after completion of task in accordance with work site procedures and housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste materials are disposed of in accordance with safety standards and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Necessary documentation is completed and submitted as per data management system requirements. 


    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 
  • A basic understanding and skills in the use of specialised tools.
  • A basic understanding and knowledge of: Legislation and applicable regulations.
  • A basic knowledge of applicable safety standards and procedures.
  • A basic knowledge of: Environmental awareness.
  • Able to read and interpret basic drawings and diagrams, cable routes.
  • Bending of cables according to statutory requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information related to installing, joining and terminating of Low Voltage cables and conductors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when 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, joining and terminating of Low Voltage cables and conductors, 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 standad 114388, which is "Install, joint and terminate Low Voltage cables and conductors", Level 3, 8 Credits. Originally re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04. 

    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. GIJIMA HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    9. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    10. JOSMAP TRAINING INSTIUTE 
    11. Learn A Trade 
    12. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    13. OSHIKATI 
    14. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    15. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 



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