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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remove, replace and set timing drive systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244163  Remove, replace and set timing drive systems 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people in the automotive engineering industry who are expected to assemble engines and ensure that the cam timing is set correctly.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Remove an engine timing drive systems.
  • Replace an engine timing drive systems.
  • Set cam timing.
  • Conduct post operation functions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to check a four stroke engine for condition using hand held equipment.
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of engine technology.
  • The use of automotive engineering tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Reference to suitable tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment that are recognised within the industry as being the most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • The practical assessment evidence must be obtained from commercial jobs in the workplace under normal workplace conditions.
  • Engines include multi cylinder 2 and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Remove an engine timing drive systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and workshop equipment are selected and used to enable the timing drive system to be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Engine components are dismantled in the manner and sequence prescribed by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any evidence that could help in diagnosing the cause of faults is noted during disassembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Engine parts are marked and stored in a manner that prevents loss and damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The timing drive system is removed from the engine in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The engine is protected against the disturbance of components that may alter the engine timing setting. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Fit a timing drive systems to an engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and workshop equipment are selected and used to enable a timing drive system to be fitted to an engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Engine components are prepared and aligned to enable the system to be fitted without damage to the engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Worn components are replaced to enable the system to be fitted to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    New components are confirmed to be suitable for the application in accordance with visual inspections and manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The engine is assembled in the sequence and manner prescribed by the vehicle manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work is conducted within agreed time schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Adjustments are carried out in the manner and sequence prescribed by the vehicle manufacturer, and to vehicle manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Torque settings, clearances.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set cam timing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant components are checked for alignment and positioning in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cam timing is checked according to manufacturer's instructions and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The engine is run and checked to ensure no abnormal condition is present as a result of the job carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable test equipment is selected and used to enable faults to be diagnosed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post operation functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is left clean and tidy in accordance with workplace requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Worn and/or damaged parts replaced are recorded and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components used are described and recorded accurately for costing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Job cards are completed and stored in accordance with workplace requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Workplace procedures.
  • Safe working practices.
  • The use and application of tools.
  • How to locate manufacturer specifications in a manual.
  • The components of an engine.
  • The importance and function of cam timing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Terms used in this unit standard are generic to the automotive industry in South Africa.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • The assessment must take place in a fully equipped workshop where all the tools and equipment required for the task are available.
  • The engine performance once it has been started will provide additional evidence of the candidate's ability to remove and replace an engine timing drive system and set cam timing. 

  • 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 
    Elective  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 



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