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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine installation requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244323  Determine installation requirements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11136  Planning of electronic security equipment/system installations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for persons who determine requirements for an installation. It forms the basis for designing more complex installations. Learners will be able to assess sites, equipment and resources needed to perform an installation according to operational requirements. Based on these assessments learners will be able to make decisions regarding the actual installation. This unit standard is for persons who specify, design, sell, plan or install systems.

Learners accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Determine site requirements for an installation.
  • Determine equipment required for installation.
  • Determine resources for installation.
  • Confirm power requirements of a system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • One of the following unit standards or a unit standard in which knowledge of a specific installation is described:
    > 244332 - Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing, NQF Level 4.
    > 244325 - Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control, NQF Level 4.
    > 244322 - Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation, NQF Level 4.
    > 244316 - Demonstrate an understanding of intruder alarm systems, NQF Level 4.
    > 244320 - Demonstrate an understanding of CCTV, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Operational requirements may include but are not limited to, agreed customer requirements, legal compliance, manufacturer's requirements, health and safety, industry standards and operational standards. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine site requirements for an installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operational requirements are interpreted in order to determine the type of system required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A physical assessment of the site is conducted to determine the influencing features of the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A floor plan of the site is drawn to represent the layout and influencing features. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Site may include but is not limited to premises, developed or undeveloped land, buildings, machinery such as Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and processing plants.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A floor plan of site is assessed to determine the required equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment must include assessment of the environment, structural features, proximity and accessibility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Required equipment may include but is not limited to types and quantity of equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A work plan is developed to install the system to meet operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine equipment required for installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment needed for the installation is matched with operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Matching must take into account types and quantities of equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment is matched with functional requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Functional requirements may include but are not limited to functions, features and limitations of equipment, compatibility and environmental conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why operational requirements must be confirmed with the customer are explained in terms of service delivery principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operation requirements may include but are not limited to functions, operation, choice, cost and placement of equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine resources for installation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resources may include but are not limited to resources required for the physical installation of the system such as electricity, tools, and labour resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work schedule is developed for the physical installation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Duration of the installation is determined to meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specialized equipment and tools required are identified to facilitate installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised equipment may include but is not limited to hoists, scaffolding and generators.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Confirm system power requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Power requirements are calculated to confirm system operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Power requirements must include the power required to allow the system to function optimally during operation (normally specified in voltage and current) and any stand-by power requirements. (These could include battery backup, UPS systems or similar.)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable length and type are verified to minimize voltage drop. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Organisational requirements and standards.
  • Area Plans.
  • Product knowledge.
  • Power requirements of components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work and interact effectively with others as a member of a work team to facilitate installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively at the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others when identifying relevant equipment for installation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognise that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when consequences of not achieving goals and work objectives and the impact on the organisation. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11136, Planning of electronic security equipment or system installations, Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronic Security Installation Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG 
    2. NDLOVU FENCING (PTY) LTD 
    3. NEMTEK TRAINING 
    4. PMW SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    5. SECURI NORTH 
    6. TRAINING DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD GEORGE 



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