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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair and assemble automotive components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244049  Repair and assemble automotive components 
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
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 
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 learner is capable of repairing and assembling automotive components to restore the system to operational condition. 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 
It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, workshop equipment, measuring equipment, measure and assess component parts for serviceability, use automobile lifting equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment and learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
  • All work is performed with little or no supervision in accordance with operational, repair manual specifications and procedures and in compliance with occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare work area and component parts for assessment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes reading and interpreting the job card/work instructions and obtaining service data.
  • Preparing includes selecting appropriate tools and equipment and cleaning component.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment as being most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • Components include but are not limited to engines, transmissions, torque converters, pumps, cylinders, cylinder heads, differentials, axles, and brake system components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to the task required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant service data is obtained in accordance with component make and model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component is cleaned according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not adequately preparing are explained in terms of the potential safety hazard and lost production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure and assess component parts and order replacement parts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Assessing component parts includes a visual inspection for defects and measuring part dimensions.
  • Defects include cracks, wear, distortion, cavitations and aeration damage and nicks.
  • Measuring includes using micrometers, verniers, spring tester, straight edge and dial gauges.
  • Recording findings includes comparing specifications with assessment evidence and recommendations. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component parts are inspected for defects in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Component parts are measured in accordance with workshop manual procedures and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defects are identified and their possible cause identified. Actions to prevent similar defects in future are described in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Replacement parts are ordered in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work is conducted in accordance with all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The component, equipment and tools are treated with the necessary care and are not damaged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The reasons for following a specific assessment procedure are explained. The consequences of not following the procedure are explained in terms of the impact on the process and potential damages. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair and assemble components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Repair means replacing an unserviceable part or sub-component with a new, remanufactured or a serviceable used part or component. It excludes major machining operations but include minor operations such as honing.
  • Repair also means partial repairs to components such as engines, transmissions, differentials, etc, and their sub-components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Component parts are prepared for repair and assembly in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are assembled according to workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for following specific component assembly procedures are explained in terms of the prevention of damage to the parts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply quality checks on assembled components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality checks include post tests and/or checks to determine component operation and/or working condition.
  • Post tests and/or checks include any one or a combination of the following:
    > Operation of component - dynamic testing on test apparatus.
    > Working condition of component - turn freely by hand, measurements, adjustments and static pressure tests. Hazardous materials include oils, coolant, fuels and cleaning agents. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component is tested for operation and/or working condition in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing procedures are used appropriate to the test and component. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for testing or checking a component after assembly are explained in terms of ensuring reliability in assembled components. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply safety procedures during component repair and assembly task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Safety includes using personal protective equipment, adhering to workshop manual warnings and dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous materials include oils, coolant, fuels and cleaning agents. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component is repaired and assembled without incident, accident, injury or damage to component, vehicle, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after vehicle component assembly and repair tasks are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the vehicle component removal task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring work area includes disposal of hazardous materials, tools and equipment packed away, work area cleaned.
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
  • Reports include reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Process includes submissions according to company procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is restored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not leaving the workplace in the appropriate state are explained in terms of safety hazards and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for the various documentation are explained in terms of their main functions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard 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 unit standard 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 Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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:
  • Main components and component parts.
  • Tools and equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Typical component part defects.
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual, audible, feel.

    Purpose of:
  • Adhering to workshop manual procedure.
  • Cleaning component prior to assembly.
  • Visual inspection of component parts.
  • Assembling component with appropriate lubricants.
  • Tests, checks and adjustments after component assembly.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Workshop manual procedures.
  • SHE procedures.
  • Quality procedures.

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic principles of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Component operation.
  • Performing visual inspection of parts.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Interaction of component parts in relation to the component.
  • Implications of defective parts in relation to the component operation. 

  • 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 repair and assembling of automotive components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When Interact with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation, repairing and installation phases of the task. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working in accordance with service and flat rate schedules.
  • When managing resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing documentation and service reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When using special service tools and equipment.
  • When using information technology.
  • When testing, adjusting and checking component and parts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed.
  • When I can explain the basic interaction of component parts in relation to the operation of the assembled component. 

  • 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  78524   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  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 


    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 



    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.