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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform a basic condition test on vehicle components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260721  Perform a basic condition test on vehicle components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244055  Check an engine for condition using hand held test equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
244109  Perform a basic condition test on an engine  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people in the automotive industry engineering who are expected to check the condition of vehicle components.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to test vehicle components.
  • Perform a visual inspection.
  • Perform an operational test.
  • Apply safety procedures during the testing process.
  • Restore work area, complete and process documentation.

    This unit standard may be used in the context of one or more of the following areas of specialisation:
  • Passenger vehicle.
  • Commercial vehicle.
  • Earthmoving equipment.
  • Lift truck.
  • Motor cycle. 

  • 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 work safely in an automotive workshop at NQF Level 2.
  • The ability to use automotive engineering tools and equipment at NQF Level 2.
  • The ability to understand the basic operation of engines at NQF Level 2. 

  • 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.
  • Engines include multi cylinder 2 and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines with an engine capacity of not less than 1300cc.
  • Vehicle components include any contraption, consisting of more than one part working together, and forms part of any one or more of the following systems:
    > Electrical.
    > Power train (engine).
    > Drive train.
    > Brakes.
    > Hydraulics.
    > Pneumatics.

    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 
    Prepare to test vehicle components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component to be tested is identified from given documentation and workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes job cards, customer requests and manufacturer service schedules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools and equipment required to perform the task are prepared for use and ensured to be available prior to commencing with the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Replacement parts required are confirmed to be available prior to commencing with the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of continuing with the task when all requirements are not available are described in terms of productivity and utilisation of workshop space. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The vehicle is made safe to work on in accordance with vehicle manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform a visual inspection. 

    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 equipment are selected and used that enable the inspection to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lubrication, coolant, and fuel leaks are identified and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The serviceability of lubricants and filters are determined in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Loose components are identified and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Damaged or broken components are identified and repaired or replaced in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform an operational test. 

    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 equipment are selected and used that enable the test to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The vehicle is operated and details concerning its operation are noted and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Noises, operating temperatures, smoothness of operation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The test is carried out according to vehicle manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during the testing process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Safety includes using personal protective equipment, adhering to workshop manual warnings and disposing of hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous materials include oils, coolant, fuels and cleaning agents. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component removal and fitting are adhered to according to workshop safety manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicable SHE procedures are followed throughout the work process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is cleaned 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 
    Documentation is explained in terms of their main functions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 and equipment.
  • How to locate and interpret manufacturer specifications in a workshop manual.
  • The functions and operation of engines and components. 

  • 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 testing vehicle components or engines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members and colleagues to obtain instructions, parts, tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working in accordance with workshop 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 tools and equipment.
  • When using information technology. 

  • 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 in relation to the effective operation of the automotive 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 
    This unit standard replaces the following:
  • ID 244055: "Check an engine for condition using hand held test equipment", Level 2, 4 credits.
  • ID 244109: "Perform a basic condition test on an engine", Level 3, 8 credits. 

  • 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 


    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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