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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of energy efficiency 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259218  Apply the principles of energy efficiency 
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
113968  Apply the principles of energy efficiency  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 Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate and understanding of renewable energy technologies.

    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 renewable energy technologies.
  • A knowledge electrical variables.
  • Unit Standard on "Demonstrate an understanding of energy efficiency".
  • Unit Standard on "Design a stand alone renewable energy system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Energy efficiency refers, but not limited to, energy input, output, losses, energy management, energy savings, energy efficient devices, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and select energy efficient devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy efficient devices are identified, selected and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Energy efficient devices refer to but are not limited to lights, refrigerators, batteries, cabling, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potential savings introduced by each type of device is quantified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    An energy audit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ratings of appliances are determined and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appliances can include but is not limited to light fitting, radio, television, fridge etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The period of use of an appliance is estimated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The energy consumption of each appliance is determined in kWhrs and a total derived. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Energy management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of energy management, relevant to renewable energy systems, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of energy conservation within the context of system limitations are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    An understanding of the importance of system design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy losses in the system through incorrect selection of system components and cabling is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inverter, charge regulator, battery, cabling, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of energy savings are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most efficient system components are identified and described. 


    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:
  • An understanding of renewable energy devices and systems.
  • A basic understanding of physics.
  • A basic understanding of electrical and mechanical variables. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (Identify factors which determines the efficient use of energy). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself (Understand and manage renewable energy systems). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate (Describe energy efficiency are implemented). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (Understanding energy efficiency). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (Understand how energy efficiency impacts). 

    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 113968, "Apply the principles of energy efficiency", Level 4, 6 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • SABS code.
  • NRS code.
  • OHS Act.

    A glossary of terms about the terminology of:
  • Context Specific.
  • User manuals supplied by the manufacturers.
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures. 

  • 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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