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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and configure bus systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13135  Install, test and configure bus systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of mechatronics. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the mechatronics NQF level 4 qualification.

Qualifying learners can install local area networks and bus systems and configure the software. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed to be as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that the learner is learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of his/her learning for a range of related unit standards at this level. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Install Local Area Networks and bus systems. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Bus systems may include interbus and/or profibus 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Local area networks and Bus hardware installed to specifications. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:

1. Correct components selected and used
2. Programme is working
3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
4. Safe working practices are adhered to
5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bus software configured to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Input/output units configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install Bus hardware. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Installation includes communication media, power to slave, setting of micro switches, CMD diagnostic interface 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local area networks and Bus hardware installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bus software configured to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Input/output units configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Configure Bus software. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Configuration includes configuration file and diagnostic functions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local area networks and Bus hardware installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bus software configured to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Input/output units configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install input/output units. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Input/output units include data transfer modules and Bus coupler 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local area networks and Bus hardware installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bus software configured to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Input/output units configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local area networks and Bus hardware installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bus software configured to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Input/output units configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Local area networks and Bus hardware installed to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Bus software configured to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Input/output units configured. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Correct components selected and used
    2. Programme is working
    3. The programming tool/software is used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to
    5. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Principles of local area networks
  • Principles of bus systems
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing
  • Communication media
  • Installation procedures
  • Bus system components

    Discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • BUS system components
  • Local Area Networks
  • Communication media

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Local Area Networks
  • BUS systems

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to detect faulty components
  • Use of sight to read procedures to configure software

    Purpose of:
  • Local Area Networks
  • BUS system components
  • Input and output units

    Processes, events, causes, effects and implications
  • Causes of damage and injury
  • Implication of not applying electro-static protection

    Procedures and techniques
  • Installation procedures
  • Diagnostic procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control
  • Principles of digital communication
  • Principles of addressing

    Relationship systems
  • Relationship between bus systems and control systems 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require corrective action 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to workgroup efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality
  • Contribute to working in groups to determine a solution to an identified problem 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply correct procedures for using, storing and caring for test equipment, tools, manuals and components 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for Local Area Networks
  • Use common names for test equipment
  • Use common names for bus system
  • Bus topology
  • Fill in the necessary fault reports and material requisition forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Principles of digital control
  • Principles of communication control 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the installation of bus systems to other applications 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22772   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  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. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 



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