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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test, diagnose and locate a fault on a high voltage electrical cable 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258933  Test, diagnose and locate a fault on a high voltage electrical cable 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11775  Test, diagnose and locate a fault on a high voltage electrical cable  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are responsible to test, diagnose and locate a fault on a high voltage cable.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the requirements pertaining to testing and fault location on high voltage cables.
  • Prepare to test.
  • Test and locate fault.
  • Perform reporting and housekeeping practices. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Use hand held electrical test instruments.
  • Use relevant tools.
  • Read and interpret electrical drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the requirements pertaining to testing and fault location on high voltage cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation to test a cable is consistent with the requirements for the type of tests and the required outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of test instruments are explained, with reference to the testing of high voltage cables, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interpretation of the fault indications is explained with reference to the types of faults and the required action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation to determine fault location is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The requirements for high voltage isolation and lockout is explained with reference to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Permission to enter the workplace where applicable is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined for hazardous and sub-standard conditions. Critical hazards and sub-standard conditions encountered in a particular context are addressed in a manner consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The switchgear indicating the fault is identified and the fault indication is interpreted in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The work to be carried out is entered into a logbook in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not preparing to test in line with specific requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test and locate fault. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and risks directly related to the testing and faultfinding are identified and addressed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lockout procedures are adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The faulty cable is identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cable is tested to verify the fault in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The exact location of the fault is identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork, and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not testing and fault finding in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform reporting and housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with company specified housekeeping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and equipment are cleaned, inspected and stored in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The feedback report complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not reporting and performing housekeeping practices in line with specified requirements are explained with reference to personal and team safety, impact on the environment, production costs and lost time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Report writing.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

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

    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

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

    Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    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 11775, "Test, diagnose and locate a fault on a high voltage electrical cable", Level 3, 9 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72051   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2024-12-05  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. ABERDARE CABLES PTY (LTD) 
    2. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    3. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    4. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    5. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    6. SKILLS INTERNATIONAL TRUST 



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