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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Joint Medium Voltage cables 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259189  Joint Medium Voltage cables 
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 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
113874  Joint Medium / High Voltage cables  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Electrical Engineering, Distribution and Construction environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Jointing and testing of Medium Voltage cables according to statutory and manufacturer`s specifications.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the electrical engineering, distribution 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, distribution and construction environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Use and knowledge of electrical testing instruments.
  • Introduction to industry.
  • Knowledge of electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge of isolating and safety testing procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials may include but are not limited to Medium Voltage cables, solid or stranded conductors, glands, lugs, ferrules, insulation, various metals and jointing kits.
  • Tests on High Voltage cables are limited to phasing, continuity, short circuit, earth resistance, open circuit and high resistance.
  • Statutory requirements include but are not limited to OHS Act, SANS, Authority requirements, manufacturer's specifications and worksite procedures.
  • Specialised tools to be used for Medium Voltage cable joints may include but are not limited to gas torch, hydraulic cable cutters/crimpers and special jointing kits as per jointing requirements.
  • Medium Voltage cables may include but are not limited to lead sheath (paper insulated), PVC, XPLE and PILC types. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to joint Medium Voltage cable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Task details are determined according to fault reports or instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate drawings and documentation are acquired in accordance with job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are selected according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable test equipment is selected and checked for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate tools are selected according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Relevant parties are liased with and notified according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the Medium Voltage cable and work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct cable is identified and selected according to drawings and reticulation diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Isolation of the circuit is confirmed and permit is obtained according to operating regulations and worksite procedures if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Testing of the cable is arranged to establish exact work point where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cable to be worked on is confirmed to be at zero potential and made safe as per safety standards, procedures and work requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety of the work area is ensured according to statutory requirements and safe work procedures (barricading/shoring). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Joint Medium Voltage cable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicable tools and equipment are selected and used safely to meet the requirements of the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable ends are discharged, visually phased and prepared for jointing according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cable cores are joined according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cable joint is completed as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the work task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work permit is cleared according to operating regulations and worksite procedures if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is restored in accordance with relevant environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and submitted according to data management procedures. 


    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 provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • 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:
  • Basic understanding of theory and methods preventing stress within Medium Voltage cable joints and terminations.
  • Handling and application of applicable jointing kits.
  • Comprehensive knowledge about the right type of jointing kit for a specific cable.
  • A thorough understanding about the importance of the continuity of earthing at cable joints and cable terminations.
  • Working principles of applicable equipment and 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by means of language skills, oral and/or written. 

    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 113874, "Joint Medium / High Voltage cables", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    3. DHT WIRED 
    4. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    5. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 
    6. MALAYSIAN SWITCHGEAR DISTRIBUTORS 



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