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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, connect and commission a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259196  Install, connect and commission a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine 
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 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
116679  Install, connect and commission a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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:
  • Planning the installation, connection and commissioning of a wind turbine.
  • Preparing for the installation, connection and commissioning a wind turbine.
  • Installing and connecting a wind turbine.
  • Connecting the wind turbine charge regulator.
  • Commissioning a wind turbine.
  • Completing the installation, connection and commissioning of a wind turbine.

    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. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • An understanding of how the components in a photovoltaic supplied system functions.
  • An understanding of how three phase permanent magnet alternators operate.
  • An understanding of how DC generators operate.
  • The Installation of a photovoltaic supplied system.
  • The installation of batteries.
  • Relevant statutory requirements.
  • Use of relevant testing and measuring equipment and hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Stand-alone battery charging wind turbines.
  • Testing and measuring equipment include but is not limited to:
    > Multimeters.
    > Insulation tester.
    > Clip-on ammeter.
  • Statutory Requirements Definition: Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:
    > OHS Act.
    > SABS Regulations.
    > NRS Code of Practise.
    > Local Authority requirements.
    > Manufacturer's specifications.
  • Worksite procedures.
  • Electronic devices may include but is not limited to: Voltage regulators, inverters, compensator etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to install, connect and commission a wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sequence of operation is interpreted and determined as per Job instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable electrical drawings are correctly interpreted and selected to meet job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and personal protective equipment is selected, inspected and checked for functionality and safety prior to commencement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety procedures related to job requirements and work site procedures are obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The wind turbine, its associated electronic control devices and battery bank and mast are identified and selected according to job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Permission is obtained to carry out task according to instructions and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Appropriate tools are identified and selected to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to install, connect and commission a wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is demarcated in accordance with work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wind turbine, its charge regulator and mast are checked in accordance with manufacturer specifications and functional requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work site is inspected for safety and hazards and corrective action is taken according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installation area is prepared for the placing/mounting and securing the wind turbine mast and stay cables, as per job instructions, drawings and diagrams 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install and connect a wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools are selected and used correctly as per manufacturer's specifications and work site standards according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All personal protective equipment is used as per safety requirements and work site standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The generator and slip rings are tested for functionality in terms of desired operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The mast, gin pole, stays cables, winch, winch cable is placed in position, and all cables fastened and readied for erection in accordance with relevant safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Supply cables are connected as per manufacturer's manuals, specifications, drawings, instructions and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The wind turbine and mast are raised into upright position and the stay wires secured and tightened as per the manufacturers specifications and relevant safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Connect wind turbine to charge regulator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools are used to meet the requirements of the task according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All personal protective equipment is used as per safety requirements and work site standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supply cable is installed, between wind turbine and charge regulator in accordance with relevant SANS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cable is connected to the charge regulator as per manufacturers manuals, specifications and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The charge regulator is connected to the battery bank and load according to manufacturers specifications and operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Commission a wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate test and measuring equipment are selected to meet the job requirementsc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measuring and testing equipment are used correctly and safely as per work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tests are carried out according to Worksite procedures and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faultfinding is carried out as per the manufacturers manuals and maintenance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faultfinding is carried out as per the manufacturers manuals and maintenance procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete installation, connection and commissioning of a wind turbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is restored to serviceable condition according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tools are cared for and stored according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Damaged or faulty tools are identified, marked for repair or replacement or reported according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tests are recorded and reported as per work site procedures and standards. 


    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 
  • Basic safety procedures related to testing and measuring equipment and hand tools.
  • Worksite procedures.
  • Installation, connection, commissioning, testing and measuring techniques.
  • Names, locations and functions of appropriate tools.
  • Safety related to each tool.
  • Care and storage of tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in installing, connecting testing and commissioning a wind turbine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others involved during installation, connecting and commissioning a wind turbine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself in planning the work and determining a sequence of operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information obtained during installation, connecting and commissioning a wind turbine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with fellow workers and involved parties, the interpretation and reporting processes. 

    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 116679, "Install, connect and commission a stand-alone battery charging wind turbine", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Specified Requirements:
  • Relevant sections of the SANS Code of Practise.
  • OHS Act.
  • Relevant sections of the NRS Code of Practise. 

  • 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. CIRCLEWAY TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    2. DEVOLTAGE TRAINING CENTRE 
    3. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    4. False Bay College - Westlake Campus 



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