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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and commission photovoltaic supplied water pump 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258927  Install and commission photovoltaic supplied water pump 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
113871  Install and commission photovoltaic supplied pump  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:
  • Install and commission photovoltaic supplied water pump.

    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:
  • An understanding of how the components in a photovoltaic supplied system functions.
  • An understanding of how DC motors operates.
  • An understanding of how single phase AC motors operates.
  • Unit standard on the Installation of a photovoltaic supplied system.
  • Statutory requirements.
  • Use of relevant testing and measuring equipment and hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A photovoltaic supplied pump includes but is not limited to:
  • DC pump.
  • AC inverter supplied pump.

    Testing and measuring equipment include but is not limited to:
  • Multimeters.
  • Insulation tester.
  • Clip-on ammeter.

    Statutory Requirements Definition: Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
  • OHS Act.
  • SABS Regulations.
  • NRS Code of Practise.
  • Local Authority requirements.
  • Manufacturer's specifications.

    Worksite procedures.

    Electronic devices may include but is not limited to:
  • Voltage regulators, inverters, compensators etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install and commission water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    DC pump, single-phase inverter supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instruction is interpreted and a sequence of operation is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable electrical drawings are correctly interpreted and selected to meet job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and personal protective equipment is selected, inspected and checked for functionality and safety prior to commencement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety procedures related to job requirements and work site procedures are obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Water pump, its associated electronic control devices and photovoltaic array and mounting bracket are identified and selected according to job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Permission is obtained to carry out task according to instructions and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Appropriate tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install, connect and commission a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    DC pump, single-phase inverter supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is demarcated according to Work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water pump, its associated electronic control devices and photovoltaic array and mounting bracket are checked in accordance with manufacturer specifications and functional requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work site is inspected for safety and hazards and corrective action is taken according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installation area is prepared for the placing/mounting and securing of the pump and photovoltaic array and mounting bracket as per job instructions, drawings and diagrams. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install and connect a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    DC pump, single-phase inverter supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools are selected and used correctly as per manufacturers specifications and work site standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All machines and associated control gear is tested for functionality to meet desired operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water pump, its associated electronic control devices and photovoltaic array and mounting bracket are installed according to instructions, drawings, diagrams, manufacturers specifications and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explain the consequences of not using the tools according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Connect a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    DC pump, single-phase inverter supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools are used to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All personal protective equipment is used as per safety requirements and work site standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The photovoltaic array and control circuits are connected to pump as per specifications and operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Commission a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    DC pump, single-phase inverter supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate test and measuring equipment are selected to meet the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measuring and testing equipment are used correctly and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tests are carried out according to Worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fault finding procedures are carried out where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Commissioning is carried and operational tests conducted to determine if the photovoltaic supplied water pump is functioning according to desired requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete installation, connection and commissioning of a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    DC pump, single-phase inverter supplied pump. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is restored to serviceable condition according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools are cared for and stored according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Damaged or faulty tools are identified, marked for repair or replacement or reported according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tests are recorded and reported as per work site procedures and standards. 


    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 
  • Basic safety procedures related to testing and measuring equipment and hand tools.
  • Worksite procedures.
  • Installation, connection, commissioning, testing and measuring techniques.
  • Names, locations and functions of appropriate tools.
  • Safety related to each tool.
  • Care and storage of tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in installing, connecting testing and commissioning a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others involved during installation, connecting and commissioning a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself in planning the work and determining a sequence of operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information obtained during installation, connecting and commissioning a photovoltaic supplied water pump. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with fellow workers and involved parties, the interpretation and reporting processes. 

    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 113871, "Install and commission photovoltaic supplied pump", Level 2, 3 credits.

    Specified Requirements:
  • SANS.
  • OHS Act.
  • NRS. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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. OSHIKATI 
    12. The Water Training Institute of South Africa 
    13. TPN TRAINING & RECRUITMENT 



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