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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a broad understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems and concepts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116450  Demonstrate a broad understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems and concepts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 3 National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems, concepts and circuits, their components and their system of operation. Learners will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of general hydraulic and pneumatic testing equipment and tools, the general principles and precautions relating to working safely with pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as safety clothing and equipment used when working with pneumatic and hydraulic systems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification or equivalent qualification at NQFLevel 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Include either all pneumatic or all hydraulics components and equipment in a clothing, textiles, footwear and leather related environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrating a knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems, concepts and circuits. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Pneumatic and hydraulic systems are described in terms of the concepts of pressure generation in accordance with manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The explanation outlines, an appreciation of the applications of components such as cylinders, valves and gauges in accordance with manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The explanation outlines, according to manufacturers specifications and requirements, what principles apply to pneumatic and or hydraulic systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The demonstration confirms, according to manufacturers specifications and requirements, a full description of the various components of pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrating knowledge of pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment components and the system of operation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The purpose and operation of the pneumatic and or hydraulic system components are described according to manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The explanation outlines, according to manufacturers specifications and requirements, the system type. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The demonstration confirms, according to the pneumatic and or hydraulic schematic diagram, the operation of pneumatic and hydraulic tools or equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The pneumatic and or hydraulic system requirements for a certificate of fitness and conformity with the specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The servicing requirements of pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment are explained according to manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The demonstration confirms, according to specified requirements, pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment transmission control systems. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrating knowledge of general hydraulic and pneumatic testing equipment and tools. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Hydraulic and pneumatic testing equipment is described according to manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Purpose and function of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment is described applying manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Procedures to check and test the accuracy of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment (calibration) are described applying manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrating knowledge of the general principles and precautions relating to working safely with pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The responsibilities of the individual in relation to personal safety and the safety of others are identified in accordance with safety codes of practice and legislated requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reporting procedures of all unsafe situations in the workplace are explained in accordance with safety codes of practice and legislated requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of using pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment safely and communicating clearly with others are explained in accordance with safety codes of practice and legislated requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Demonstrating knowledge of safety clothing and safety equipment as used when working with pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The explanation outlines, according to legislation, regulations and codes of practice, which items of safety clothing and safety equipment must be used and under what circumstances each item is to be used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The danger of working with ultra high pressure while working with pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment is explained in accordance with safety regulations and manufacturers specifications and requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The demonstration confirms, what safe practices are conducted, relating to the safe use of pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment applying safety codes of practice and manufacturers specifications. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the FET band or the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Sector Education and Training Authority will accredit providers against this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Codes of practice for using pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment.
  • Observation techniques to use when monitoring pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment usage.
  • A basic understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic principles, concepts and 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, adapting to situations which cause injury to persons and or property. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others, recognising potential dangerous situations and making decisions using acquired information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally or in writing, regarding safety issues when using pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when identifying the most appropriate and safe use of pneumatic and or hydraulic tools and 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 
    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  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48973   National Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    3. Imbokodo General Trading cc 
    4. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.