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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11202  Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2009-11-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-11-07   2013-11-07  

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 
People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.
The learners is able to fit air-con kits to a vehicle air-conditioning systems and to charge, commission and test the system using product specific service manuals, work instructions and in accordance with workshop and manufacturers manual procedures. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in maintaining vehicles and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, and measuring equipment, select and use automobile lifting equipment to maintain a safe and productive working environment 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
All work is performed under supervision at regular intervals and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare the vehicle and select the air-con kit for fitment and commissioning. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Information is accessed and interpreted to select from appropriate manufacturers specifications to select the air-con kit
  • Appropriate tools and equipment is selected
  • Tools and equipment includes hand tools, refrigerant leak detecting equipment, evacuation equipment, refrigerant recovery/or recycling equipment, thermometers, refrigerant re-gassing equipment, refrigerant and refrigerant oils,
  • Vehicles are passenger and light commercial vehicles
  • Vehicle is stripped to receive air-con kit components 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fit air-con kit to vehicle. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Fit includes that the air-con kit parts are checked and fitted in the right order 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Charge and commission the air-con system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • The charging equipment and manifold gauge are checked and fitted to the vehicle
  • Air-con system is evacuated and gassed 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the air-con system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Test includes visual, noise, and vibration checks
  • Temperature checks 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Operation and function ability checks
  • No gasses and oils leaking to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply relevant safety practices when working with vehicle air conditioning systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Safety includes work area, electrical safety, gas usage safety, work area safety and vehicle cleanliness restored 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Restore work area and prepare documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Includes the cleaning and storing of tools and equipment
  • Includes the completion and processing of documentation and reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • The vehicle is prepared
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected
  • The air-con kit is fitted and the system charged and commissioned

    Indicators
  • The appropriate air-con kit is selected in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-con kit is checked with the factory parts list
  • The parts are checked for damage
  • The vehicle is stripped in accordance with the workshop manual to receive the air-con kit
  • Stripped vehicle parts are cleaned and prepared for re-fitting
  • The air-con kit and stripped vehicle parts are fitted in the right order
  • The assembled parts, belts, brackets and pulleys are checked
  • The charging equipment is fitted to the vehicle in accordance with manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is evacuated and gassed to manufacturers specifications
  • The air-conditioning system is switched on and visually checked for noise and vibrations
  • Temperatures of the system are taken and checked against manufacturers specifications
  • System is checked for leaks with the appropriate equipment
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
  • Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurance who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Automotive air conditioning components
  • Various air-con kits
  • Personal and automotive protective equipment
  • Discharging, evacuation and recharging
  • Refrigeration cycle
  • Blower
  • Evaporator

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Refrigerant
  • Refrigeration cycle
  • Refrigerant oils

    3. Sensory cues:
  • What I see, hear, feel, smell during the process

    4. Purpose of:
  • Refrigerant
  • Manufacturers specifications and procedures
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Leakage tests
  • Air-con kits
  • Belt tensions

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Regulations regarding working with compressors
  • Disposal of refrigerants
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Heat and heat transfer
  • Condensation
  • Conduction
  • Evaporation
  • Pressure laws

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of an vehicle air conditioning system to other vehicle operating 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
  • Related to the fitting of air-con kits and the charging, commissioning and testing of air-con systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • When fitting air-con kits to vehicles and charging, commissioning and testing air-conditioning systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after equipment, tools and test equipment
  • Plan and prepare job function activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Use common names for tools and equipment
  • Fill in and use fault reports, requisition forms and job cards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • When working with manufacturers specification and information
  • When working with toxic substances in the environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Relate the operation of vehicle air conditioning systems to that of other air conditioners 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    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
    Elective  78524   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  24456   National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    5. Buscor 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    13. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    14. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    15. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    16. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    17. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    18. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    19. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    20. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    21. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    22. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    23. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    24. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    25. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    26. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    27. PUTCO Limited 
    28. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    29. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    30. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    31. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    32. Shukela Training Centre 
    33. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    34. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    35. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    36. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    37. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    38. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    39. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    40. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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