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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply the principles of energy efficiency 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113968  Apply the principles of energy efficiency 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-04-03  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259218  Apply the principles of energy efficiency  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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:
Demonstrate and understanding of energy efficiency.

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 energy.
  • Unit standard on "Demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical engineering principles.
  • Unit Standard on "Demonstrate an understanding of energy efficiency" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Energy efficiency refers, but not limited to, energy input, output, losses, energy management, energy savings, energy efficient devices, power factor correction etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and select energy efficient devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Energy efficient devices are identified, selected and described as per specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Energy efficient devices refer to but are not limited to lights, refrigerators, batteries, cabling, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The most effective application of energy efficient devices is described with reference to the consequences of inefficient operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The potential saving introduced by each type of device is explained with reference to the different types, models and design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The potential saving introduced by each type of device is quantified with reference to the different types, models and design specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Carry out an energy audit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ratings of appliances are determined and explained as per audit requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appliances can include but is not limited to light fitting, radio, television, fridge etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The period of use of an appliance is estimated and explained as per audit requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The energy consumption of each appliance is determined in kilowatt-hours as per audit requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. An energy audit table is complied and the total energy consumption determined as per audit requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement energy management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of energy management are described as per specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of energy conservation is explained as per environmental and energy efficiency policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An energy management program is developed according to local requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Important role players and their functions are described as per energy management policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Energy management devices and aids are identified and described as per local applications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the importance of system design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of energy savings are explained as per specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Energy losses in the system through incorrect selection of system components is explained as per environmental and energy efficiency policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Energy losses in the system through incorrect selection of cabling are explained with reference to the consequences of inefficient operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The most efficient system components are identified and described as per local applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct cable sizes are determined and the reason for its selection explained as per local application requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement power factor correction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of phase shift are explained as per specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effects of capacitive loads and inductive loads on phase shift are explained as per AC theory principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Power factor correction devices are identified and described as per industry applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Capacitors and synchronous machines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The power factor of installation is determined as per AC theory principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct capacitor rating for the optimum power factor is calculated as per local requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The principles behind step controllers are understood and described as per installation as per energy management policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Power factor correction is implemented as per energy management policies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    3. 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:
  • An understanding of electrical devices and systems.
  • A basic understanding of physics.
  • A understanding of electrical and mechanical variables. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (Identify factors which determines the efficient use of energy.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Understand and manage energy.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (Describe energy efficiency are implemented.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Understanding energy efficiency.) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (Understand the impact of energy efficiency.) 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259218, which is "Apply the principles of energy efficiency", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specific Requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SABS code
  • NRS code
  • OHS Act

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    Context Specific
    User manuals supplied by the manufacturers
    Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48474   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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