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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect and test a single phase domestic installation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258966  Inspect and test a single phase domestic installation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  10 
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
113893  Test and inspect a single phase domestic installation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering; Generation; Distribution; Transmission, Construction and Renewable Energy Sector.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Conducting an electrical test and inspection of a domestic single-phase installation to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements.
  • Using appropriate test instruments and understanding the indicated results.
  • Using appropriate inspection documents.
  • Completing the appropriate inspection documents with correct and relevant information.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering and construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the electrical engineering and construction environment. This unit standard is a pre requisite for registration as an accredited person and does not give the learner the legal right to issue a Certificate of Compliance. The registering authority will do registration as an accredited person. This unit standard may not cover the Explosion Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Wire and commission domestic electrical circuits.
  • Have awareness of the application of statutory regulations to the installation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the electrical installation tests to be done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted and a sequence of operations is determined according to the installation environment and the required task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct documentation necessary to complete the task is obtained as per data management requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safety rules and regulations regarding the task are understood according to statutory requirements and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Environmental hazards and safety risks are identified according to environmental standards and safety risk analyses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect the electrical installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained to carry out task as per local requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The installation is inspected for compliance to the statutory and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate documentation for the type of installation is completed as per data management requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any non-compliant components within the installation are identified and understood as per quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All safety requirements are observed and demonstrated during the inspection as per safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test the electrical installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained to carry out task as per local requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Installation is tested according to the statutory requirements from the SANS 10142-1 code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate documentation is completed as per data management requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate test instruments are used competently to obtain meaningful readings in accordance with the statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The measurements obtained from the test are understood as per SANS 10142-1 requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety precautions are observed and demonstrated during the test as per safe work procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the required test and inspection documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All personnel, tools, instruments and excess equipment are removed from the installation according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is restored to its original condition on completion of the test/inspection procedures as per safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The certificate of compliance is correctly and accurately completed according to applicable SANS 10142-1 requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The results of the inspection and test are communicated to all concerned as per reporting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A defect list is compiled and corrective action taken if necessary as per quality requirements. 


    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 in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Working knowledge of SANS 10142-1.
  • Inspection documents and check lists pertaining to a single phase installation including the contents of a Certificate of Compliance.
  • Understand the concepts of a single phase installation and its environment.
  • Types of material/equipment that may be used in electrical installations.
  • Appropriate fault finding techniques for a single phase installation.
  • Important factors affecting the safety of the installation for the user.
  • The importance of accurately recording data and test results.
  • The importance of understanding the SANS 10142-1 code in order to recognise defects and their specific relationship to the code requirements for installed electrical equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively (with the ability to follow instructions when working by ones self or in a work team, ensure safe execution of work activities). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to maintaining and repairing electric power tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective use of communication methods when giving instructions to fellow workers, following of instructions, recording and reporting information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environmental and the health of others (maintaining lighting systems to ensure that all safety and environmental conditions are considered). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Tasks, using responsible thinking and decision making (in relation to the use and choice of relevant personal protective and safety equipment). 

    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 113893, which is "Test and inspect a single phase domestic installation", Level 3, 10 Credits. Originally re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA decision number 2552/04.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SANS 10142-1.
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    2. BELIQUE TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. Better Best Agri Development 
    4. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    5. DR HE MAEPA INSTITUTE 
    6. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG 
    7. GIJIMA HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    8. IMPILONHLE TRADING & PROJECTS 8 
    9. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    10. ITS Evula Pty Ltd 
    11. KGAUGELO KAE-KAE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    12. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    13. Majuba TVET College 
    14. MAKGOESHA ELECTRICAL SERVICES CC 
    15. MBATAMBATA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    16. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    17. MSC ARTISAN ACADEMY 
    18. P AND T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 
    19. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    20. RENKALEC TRAINING CENTRE 
    21. RIXALADZA TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 
    22. TRAINING DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD GEORGE 
    23. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    24. ZUVA ENERGY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



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