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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install electric wire ways 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258960  Install electric wire ways 
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
10253  Install electric wire ways  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 Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Install electrical wire ways according to specified instructions, under supervision in accordance with statutory requirements to distribute electricity.

    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:
  • Safe handling of hand tools.
  • Safe handling of portable electrical power tools.
  • General electrical safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Wire way installations includes surface and/or flush mounted techniques.
  • Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.
  • Pre-worked areas include marking on structure prepared by supervisor and work is carried out under supervision.
  • Wire ways may include but not limited to:
    > Conduit: Flexible, metal and pvc.
    > Trunking/ducting: Metal and pvc.
    > Power skirting.
    > Cable trays.
    > Cable trenches.
    > Bus bar trunking.
  • Statutory requirements include but is not limited to:
    > OHS Act.
    > SANS 10142-1.
    > Authority requirements.
  • Materials include but is not limited to:
    > Wire ways fixing materials such as saddles, fisher plugs, etc.
    > Wire ways accessories such as couplings, bends, inspection boxes, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install electrical wire ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are obtained from supervisor or works co-ordinator. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job cards, works requests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specified wire ways, and materials are Identified and obtained according to job and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Wire ways = Conduit-flexible, metal or pvc, ducting-metal or pvc, power skirting-cable trays or busbar truncking channels and racks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specified tools and materials are identified and obtained according to job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Portable drilling machine, pipe vice, range of appropriate engineering hand tools, spirit level, mitre, chalk line, reamers and stocks and dies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal Protective equipment is identified and obtained according to work place standards and procedures and OHS Act. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overalls, Hard hat, Gloves, Safety shoes, Safety glasses or shields.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install electrical wire ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions read and followed as per the instructions requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job cards, works requests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is inspected and prepared for installation as per the marked out layout, job instructions and work site standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specified wire ways, and materials are selected according to given instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Wire ways = Conduit-flexible, metal or pvc, ducting-metal or pvc, power skirting-cable trays or busbar truncking, channels and racks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specified type of tools are selected and checked for serviceability according to job and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Portable Drilling machine, pipe Vice, Range of appropriate Engineering hand tools, Spirit Level, Mitre, Chalk Line reamers and stocks and dies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected for the job, as per work place safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install Electrical Wire Ways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wire ways are layed out according to instructions and pre-marked area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surfaces are prepared for the installation of wire ways as per job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wire ways are marked out as per pre-determined measurements, cut, formed and/or bent according to planned requirements, obstacles, environment (structure), using appropriate tools and equipment in accordance with work place standards and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ensure that all ends are de-burred. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reaming, filing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Wire ways are assembled/joined and mounted according to planned and environmental (structure) requirements, in accordance with work place standards & statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assemble: Connecting of inspection boxes, extensions pieces, termination boxes, extension box, joining through gluing, screwing, clipping.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Adhering to Safety precautions and statutory requirements ensuring the safety of oneself and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Wire ways must be made electrically continuous in accordance with regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Electrically continuous: Bonding together and earthing of metal type wire ways.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the installation of wire ways. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    General house keeping, Records and reports, storage of materials and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All end connections fitted and tightened. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bushes, lock nuts, couplings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work is cleaned in accordance with house keeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools are stored in correct place in accordance with work place practices and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste materials are disposed of, according to work site procedures and statutory requirements and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation is completed and submitted to meet work site standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Written data, records, electronic data, test or inspection reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Completion of job is reported to designated personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verbal confirmation or submission of official documentation.
     


    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 comprehensive understanding of the relevant work site procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of types of specialised tools used for installing wire ways.
  • A comprehensive understanding of types of wire ways and their applications.
  • A basic understanding of SANS 10142-1.

    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Names, functions and application of wire ways.
  • Installation methods of wire ways.
  • Applicable 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 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 of Wire ways). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when (giving instructions to fellow workers, 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 of low wire ways in such a way by ensuring that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

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

    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 10253, "Install electric wire ways", Level 2, 6 credits.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SANS 10142-1.
  • OHS Act.
  • Environmental legislation. 

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



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