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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain Specialized Sensing Devices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116059  Maintain Specialized Sensing Devices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
Plan for and execute safe removal and installation of specialised sensing devices.
This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills, and attitude are required:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements.
  • Basic electrical safety.
  • Use of hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Measurement source includes but is not limited to pneumatic and hydraulic, electrical and electronic

    The range of Specialized Sensing Devices includes but is not limited to strain gauges, load cells, proximity switches, weigh feeders, scales, etc.

    Caring for Specialized Sensing Devices includes but is not limited to removing, replacing, adjustment or setting up, cleaning, lubricating and tightening.

    Safety precautions include the use of all personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection, process isolation.

    Requirements include but are not limited to Statutory requirements, National Standards and manufacturers specifications. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of specialized sensing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify the different types of specialized sensing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the operation and application of the different types of specialized sensing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain the application of specialized sensing devices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan to maintain specialized sensing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools are correctly selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The repair manuals, specifications and drawings are correctly selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hazards associated with the use of Specialized Sensing Devices are recognised and necessary precautions taken according to workplace and manufacturers procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove and install specialized sensing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tools are correctly selected, set up and used according to job requirements and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The personal protective equipment applicable to the job is worn. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correctly identify and isolate/de-isolate the process associated with Measurement, Control and Instrumentation and electrical equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Specialized Sensing Devices are removed, cleaned, inspected and installed according to workplace practices and/or manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Establish correct operating conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Calibrate specialized sensing devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct tools, calibration and test equipment and relevant manuals/data sheets are selected for the calibration procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The calibration, test and specialized sensing devices are correctly prepared for the calibration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specialized sensing devices are calibrated within the tolerances specified by the manufactures calibration manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The calibration sheets and associated documentation is accurately completed. 


    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 
  • Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of power tools including the use of personal protective equipment, electrical and fire protection.
  • Names, locations and functions of Specialized Sensing Devices and their accessories.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with pressure equipment.
  • Company standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - faulty equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting faulty Specialized Sensing Devices and interpreting job requirements. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48919   Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  74531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    4. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    5. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.