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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Configure an installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244336  Configure an installation 
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
11135  Programming of electronic security systems/equipment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who configure installations in various contexts. It will enable learners to plan and configure installations using the necessary methods, tools and equipment.

Learners accredited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Preparing for system configuration.
  • Performing system configuration.
  • Testing the system configuration. 

  • 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:
    > ID 244332: Demonstrate an understanding of electric fencing, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244325: Demonstrate an understanding of electronic access control, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244322: Demonstrate an understanding of gate automation, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244316: Demonstrate an understanding of intruder alarm systems, NQF Level 4.
    > ID 244337: 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.
  • Configuration may include but is not limited to dip switch configuration, binary programming, on screen programming, remote programming/configuration, keypad programming, and configuration using a computer. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for system configuration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    System features are described in terms of their advantages, disadvantages, uses and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors influencing system configuration are analysed to determine their impact on the installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but are not limited to customer requirements, environmental factors, layout of the building and equipment position.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible configuration options are determined in line with operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    System configuration options are selected to meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are selected in accordance with the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reasons why configuration documentation must be completed are explained in line with operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform system configuration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Configuration methods are described to match them with equipment requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Configuration methods are demonstrated in given situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defaulting methods are demonstrated to reset the equipment to factory default settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A system is configured to meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The system configuration is analysed to determine whether it meets operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform system configuration testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A system configuration is tested to determine whether operational requirement are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test results are collated for future and record keeping purposes. 


    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 
  • Electronic equipment.
  • Systems tuning.
  • Systems testing.
  • Organisational requirements.
  • Work orders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with configuration of electronic security equipment faults 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 at the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly, effectively and safely at the workplace to configure electronic equipment within acceptable timeframes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Use visuals, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in taking orders and instruct customers on operating procedures of the equipment. 

    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 11135, "Programming of electronic security systems/equipment", Level 5, 20 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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