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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply Radiation Requirements for Activities in Radiologically Controlled Zones at a Nuclear Power Plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14102  Apply Radiation Requirements for Activities in Radiologically Controlled Zones at a Nuclear Power Plant 
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 applies to radiation protection requirements for activities in radiologically controlled zones at a nuclear power plant 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Enter radiologically contolled zone. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Preparations to enter done as per administrative procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Dressing of protective clothing done as per workplace requirements / standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Log in reguirements complied to as per workplace standards. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Perform activities in a radiologically controlled zone. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Radiological sign posting identified and complied with. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Dressing / undressing of protective clothing is done as per specific requirments and standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Inspection, fitting and removal of respiratory equipment done according to specific requirements and standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Radiological alarms are recognised and responded to according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Personal radio active contamination detection survey is performed according to workplace requirements / procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Waste materials are disposed off as per workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Radio active material are transferred and stored according to workplace proceduress. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Out of normal conditions are identified and acted upon according to workplace procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Exit of radiologically controlled zones. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Material / equipment are removed from the control zone according to workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Personal contamination checks performed by using installed monitoring equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Personal radiation dose are reported as per administrative requirements. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Evaluation of documentation by SAQA and registration thereof.
  • Approved by NSB6.
  • Approved by SGB (Continuous Process Plant Operations).

    Moderation:

    Standard Generating Activity Nuclear Power Plant Operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Radio activity (theory) (concepts) limits / units/ effects
    2. Radiation detection / protection
    3. Contamination detection / protection
    4. Radiation protection requirements of OPS 7000 for radiation workers
    5. As low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles 

    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 
    The following references to control documents to be made throughout this learning unit:

    Apply radiation requirements in radiologically controlled zone on a nuclear power plant.

    Terminology used in this learning unit is consistant with the following standards:
  • Electricity Supply Industry in South Africa.
  • Council for Nuclear Safety.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

    A candidate will be regarded not yet competent should the safety of people, plant and material be jeopardised during any stage of the assessment on any stage of this unit standard. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23733   National Certificate: Nuclear Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  77163   National Certificate: Industrial Water Treatment Support System Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  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.
     
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