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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform operational communicational activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13703  Perform operational communicational activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 a person who compile an operating event log, hand over and take over shift. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Need to be able to communicate on NQF level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Assessement Criteria

The range should include stand by equipment, out of service equipment, permit to work, out of normal, specific instructions, temporary operating instructions, temporary alterations, test applications and periodic tests. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Compile an operating event log. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Event information collected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Collected information analysed within context of the event. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Essential information chronologically recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Plant status accurately reflected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Safety, health and environmental information recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Routine activities performed, recorded. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Work instructions recorded. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
(Range: clear, consise, responsibilities, rationaal)
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Operating event log compiled to meet legislative (OSHA) and organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Hand over shift. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Shift hand over planned in advanced. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Relevant information provided according to log. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Documentation completed and signed off. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Fitness for duty of oncoming shift complied to. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Operational requirements maintained during shift hand over. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Plant status understanding of oncoming shift verified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Shift hand over conducted according to log and organisational standard. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Knowledge of the importance of a structured shift hand over demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Take over shift. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Relevant information collected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Information and documentation verified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Plant status clearly understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Operational equipment/tools tested. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Shift take over conducted according to log and organisational standard. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Knowledge of the importance of a structured shift take over. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
According to SAQA requirements.

Moderation : Standard Generating Group Fossil Power Plant Operations. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Knowledge of occupational communication requirements. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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 
Occupational Role: Power Plant Operator. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  23677   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  61549   National Certificate: Power Plant Auxiliary Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
2. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
3. MPUMELELO TRAINING 



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.