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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and repair faults on low voltage transformers and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12414  Diagnose and repair faults on low voltage transformers and equipment 
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
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 Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
Diagnosing and repairing faults on single phase transformers and equipment according to statutory requirements to reinstate the operation of electrical installation.

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:
  • Safety procedures (electrical)
  • Induction to industries
  • Electrical drawings
  • Electrical test instruments
  • Relevant worksite procedures
  • Basic safety procedures related to tools, electricity and cleaning solvents
  • Isolating procedures
  • Dismantling and installation procedures
  • Names and functions of low voltage transformers and their components
  • Carry out insulating oil sampling and voltage breakdown tests
  • Carry out induced voltage tests 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Worksite procedure includes but are not limited to:
    a. Written or verbal procedures
    b. Formal or informed methods
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
    a. OHS Act
    b. SABS 0142
    c. Local authority requirements
    d. Manufacturers specifications
    e. Worksite procedures
  • Transformers limited to low voltage single-and-three phase 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to diagnose and repair low voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate tools and testing equipment are selected to meet requirements of job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Proper drawings and documentation are acquired according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Affected parties are liased with and informed according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Temporary electrical supply is installed where appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operating is determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Authorisation is obtained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reported faults are confirmed with the client and/or other authorised services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety of work area is ensured to be in accordance with statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Testing instruments are set up according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Temporary electrical supply is installed according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Diagnose and repair faults on low voltage transformers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Diagnostic techniques of fault finding and testing are prioritised appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All safety precautions are taken according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Conclusions about the nature and cause of the fault are drawn from the available evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All faults are repaired / rectified according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Faults and test readings are recorded according to statutory requirement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work area is restored to its original condition according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Waste materials are disposed of according to worksite procedures and environmental policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Applicable documentation is completed according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Job completion is reported according to statutory 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 
  • Terminology associated with transformer and components
  • Working principles associated with transformer and components
  • Basic safety procedures related to type of work and location
  • Operation principles of transformers / equipment and systems 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems (diagnose faults).
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (affected parties liased with). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (plan for diagnoses and repairs). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (diagnose faults). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (affected parties liased with). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology ( testing instruments). 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Relevant sections of SABS 0142
  • Relevant sections of OSH Act 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58270   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  20420   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  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. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 



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