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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and configure industrial network systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265094  Install, test and configure industrial network systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this Unit Standard are required by people in the field of Mechatronics. The learning outcomes in this Unit Standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the Mechatronics NQF Level 4 Qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to install and configure the software and hardware of industrial network systems.

People credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Install industrial network systems hardware.
  • Install industrial network systems software.
  • Test hardware and software.
  • Configure input and output components. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This Unit Standard has been designed to be as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that the learner is learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of his/her learning for a range of related unit standards at this level. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this Unit Standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the Specific Outcomes.

    The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Install industrial network systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Industrial network systems may include interbus and/or profibus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Industrial network hardware and software are installed and configured to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input/Output units are configured according to system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Industrial networks explained according to its principles and installation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install industrial network systems hardware. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Installation includes communication media, power to slave, setting of micro switches, CMD diagnostic interface. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Industrial network systems are installed to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bus software configured to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hardware input/output units are configured according to system requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Configure industrial network system components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Configuration includes configuration file and diagnostic functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Industrial network system components installed to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bus software is configured to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Input/Output units are configured according to system requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install input/output units. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Input/Output units include data transfer modules and Bus coupler. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hardware and software are installed according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Industrial network systems are configured according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Input/Output units configured according to system requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Local area networks and Bus hardware are installed according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bus software are configured according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Input/Output units configured according to system requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Local area networks and Bus hardware are installed according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input/Output units are configured according to system requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated Unit Standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • BUS system components.
  • Local Area Networks.
  • Communication media.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Local Area Networks.
  • BUS systems.

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to detect faulty components.
  • Use of sight to read procedures to configure software.

    Purpose of:
  • Local Area Networks.
  • BUS system components.
  • Input and output units.

    Processes, events, causes, effects and implications:
  • Causes of damage and injury.
  • Implication of not applying electro-static protection.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Installation procedures.
  • Diagnostic procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.

    Theory: Rules, principles, laws:
  • Principles of closed-loop and open-loop control.
  • Principles of digital communication.
  • Principles of addressing.

    Relationship systems:
  • Relationship between Industrial network system and control systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to workgroup efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality.
  • Contribute to working in groups to determine a solution to an identified problem. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply correct procedures for using, storing and caring for test equipment, tools, manuals and components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for Local Area Networks.
  • Use common names for test equipment.
  • Use common names for bus system.
  • Bus topology.
  • Fill in the necessary fault reports and material requisition forms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Principles of digital control.
  • Principles of communication control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the installation of Industrial network system to other applications. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Siemens Ltd (HALFWAY HOUSE) (TP) 
    4. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    5. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    6. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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