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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|78524||National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance|
|SGB Vehicle Maintenance|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||135||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of automotive repair and maintenance skills and to meet the challenges of the automotive industry and related environments.
The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply the theory of repair and maintenance in order to conduct major servicing, repair and maintenance of vehicles and components.
This capability requires an understanding of basic repairing and maintenance theory, names and functions of fluids and lubricants, automotive components and how to read and interpret workshop manuals and workshop procedures. Hand skills also play an important role in this qualification and successful learners will need to apply hand skills in completing their tasks.
This qualification has been designed to accommodate learners from a wide area to make allowance for the wide range of vehicles currently available. This qualification can be achieved in one of the following specialisation areas:
Training and assessment will be contextualised to the specialisation area of the learner, and the learner will be required to prove competence in the specialisation area enrolled in.
This qualification is the second progressive qualification for a motor mechanic and learners will be able to build on this qualification to achieve higher levels of automotive repair and maintenance in the same specialisation area.
After achieving this qualification learners will be able to:
This qualification in automotive repair and maintenance NQF Level 3 has been developed as a progression from qualifications in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 2. The development was necessary due to expansion into advanced repair and maintenance technology. With the advancement of technology this qualification is also needed to replace the previous segmented and aged qualifications system, improve the industry standards and prevent fraudulent qualifications.
The field of automotive maintenance and repair is characterised by the overall servicing of vehicles as well as the removal, dismantling and replacement of components and minor adjustments to vehicle systems. This in turn provides support and job opportunities to a variety of small businesses in the retail motor and related industries.
This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values relevant in the workplace and will cater for learners who:
There is also a critical need in the industry to identify people who are able to conduct the essential servicing and related operations associated with the range of vehicles on the road and apply efficient and safe operational practices in at least one of the specialisation areas in which this qualification may be achieved.
This is the second qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a competent person in the automotive and associated industries. People who have achieved the skills and knowledge outlined in this qualification are normally employed in the following positions:
It also provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of vehicle technology.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and must be conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Identified outcomes may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be considered as appropriate where the candidate provides evidence of the applicability of that learning to this qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
This qualification is open for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in automotive repair and maintenance, but prior achievement of the "Learning Assumed to be in Place" would facilitate an easier progression into learning programmes to address the outcomes of this qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The core unit standards identified are applicable across the entire range of specialisation areas applicable to this qualification. Specific unit standards that are required for certain specialisation areas have been identified and listed below. Rules of combination for this qualification are as follows:
All Fundamental unit standards are compulsory (36 Credits).
All Core unit standards are compulsory (63 Credits).
The Elective Component consists of a number of specialisations each with its own set of Unit Standards. In addition to the compulsory unit standards listed below, learners are to choose 14 credits from the list of Elective Unit Standards so as to attain a minimum of 135 credits for this qualification.
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 64809):
For learners specialising in Passenger and Light Delivery Vehicles, the following unit standards are compulsory (32 credits):
For learners specialising in Commercial Vehicles, the following unit standards are compulsory (34 credits):
For learners specialising in Earthmoving Equipment and Lift Trucks, the following unit standards are compulsory (30 credits):
For learners specialising in Motorcycles, the following unit standards are compulsory (26 credits):
For learners specialising in Suspension Workshops, the following unit standards are compulsory (29 credits):
Mining and Minerals Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 78544):
The following unit standards must be achieved for the Mining and Minerals sector:
Additional Elective unit standards must be selected to achieve a minimum of 135 credits for this qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems in an automotive workshop.
2. Conduct work activities in an automotive context.
3. Repair and maintain vehicles.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:
Note: The ability of the candidate to solve routine workplace problems and tasks.
Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain and adapt oral communication for a specific context.
Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
Note: The ability of the candidate to adhere to workplace timeframes and procedures.
Note: The ability of the candidate to identify appropriate equipment for a specific function.
Note: The ability of the candidate to report on work conducted.
Note: The ability of the candidate to use the correct tools and equipment to repair and maintain vehicles.
Note: The ability of the candidate to explain the purpose of maintaining a vehicle on a regular basis.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
1.2 Information is accessed from standing instructions, visual information and a range of other workplace texts and responses where required are appropriate to the context.
1.3 Written communication is conducted at an appropriate level for designated target audiences.
1.4 Mathematical functions are used correctly to solve routine workplace problems and tasks.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2
2.1 Organisational procedures are explained in relation to the work environment.
2.2 Financial implications of actions taken are understood in relation to efficiency of business.
2.3 Work is conducted in accordance with agreed time schedules.
2.4 Work is conducted efficiently with a minimum of wastage.
2.5 Work is conducted in accordance with workplace health and safety procedures.
2.6 Quality is managed in accordance with industry best practice.
2.7 Time is managed in accordance with workplace requirements.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Work area and vehicle is prepared for the work task according to workplace procedures.
3.2 Appropriate test equipment is connected according to workplace specifications.
3.3 Components are removed and replaced in accordance with workplace requirements.
3.4 Components are dismantled and assembled according to manufacturer recommendations.
3.5 Component replacement parts are ordered in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.6 Safety procedures are adhered to during repair and maintenance tasks.
3.7 The vehicle is repaired and maintained according to vehicle specifications.
3.8 Work conducted is reported in accordance with workplace procedures.
Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the exit level outcomes should be integrated.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
|As a starting point, this qualification which is part of a series of qualifications in the field of vehicle technology including, servicing, maintenance, repairs and diagnostics, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in English speaking countries of the world.
It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with this broad-based qualification that also include fundamentals, however the generic core and specialisation areas` unit standards did compare favourably to both the Australian (AUR99) Automotive Industry, Service and Repair unit standards and the NVQ qualification in the United Kingdom.
An example of the exact multi specialisation area approach used in this qualification was found in Australia under Automotive Retail Service Repair Training (www.automotivetraining.org.au). The range of unit standards used in Australia that relate similarly to core unit standards in this qualification may be found at (www.ntis.gov.au).
It was further difficult to undertake specific comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field of vehicle technology and cover the same areas of specialisation (thus containing a large degree of similar content) are conceptualised as three year qualifications without exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels.
This notwithstanding, the technical content of this qualification for automotive repair and maintenance (with the various specialisations) corresponds with the equivalent level of qualification in vehicle servicing (with the various specialisations) in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Elements of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK have been used in benchmarking best practice procedures in some of the unit standards used in this qualification. The NVQ qualifications offered in the UK cover all the same objectives of this series of qualifications at various levels of complexity. The qualifications are offered as an internship wherein the learner enrols with a college or training centre for the theoretical component, and achieves the practical component in-house. The qualifications are all based on specific levels of performance, and lead to progressive levels of complexity, but are identified as separate qualifications. The learning towards these qualifications is offered through long-term learner-employer relationships, with short-term stints at a training centre. Qualification titles in the UK include:
The qualifications offered in other European countries, such as Germany, are also predominantly vocational qualifications with theoretical components being achieved through a specified period at a training centre. The qualifications are aimed at achieving complete competence in all aspects of vehicle maintenance through the progressive series of qualifications and includes mechanical, electrical and coach works. The training programmes are progressive qualifications of one-year duration each and include ongoing training through workbooks in which the trainee is required to complete evidence of understanding for each month of the registered year of learning. Germany has a requirement that competent people be licensed to operate under the meister (master craftsman) programme, and this licence is valid for a period of two years. The qualification titles offered in Germany include:
America uses a system of specialisation areas, with a master technician being identified as a person who is competent in all areas and will be able to perform on almost any part of a vehicle. The learning is conducted through apprenticeships and has specialisation areas for engine technicians, transmission technicians, steering and suspension technicians, brake technicians, electrical system technicians, heating and air-conditioning technicians, driveability and performance technicians and lubrication technicians.
None of the SADC countries have their own qualifications relating to vehicle maintenance, but use the British City and Guilds Standards for training learners in the automotive field. Namibia has indicated interest in the South African qualifications and may implement this qualification once it has been registered.
|This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.
Horizontal articulation is possible with any of the specialisation areas within this qualification and also with the following Qualifications:
Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors must be registered in terms of the requirements of SAQA and the relevant ETQA. In addition, assessors should have:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 58497, "National Certificate: Automotive repair and maintenance", Level 3, 120 credits.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||260679||Demonstrate knowledge of fuel supply and engine management systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||244053||Dismantle automotive main components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244048||Inspect, assess and report on external components of engines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||260721||Perform a basic condition test on vehicle components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||260718||Remove and install fuel system components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||244049||Repair and assemble automotive components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||244051||Test and repair an engine cooling system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244057||Test and repair an engine lubrication system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||260437||Trace and repair auto electrical circuit faults||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||244163||Remove, replace and set timing drive systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||12212||Assemble, fit and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||12218||Construct and test basic electronic circuits||Level 2||NQF Level 02||16|
|Elective||7792||Maintain data in a computer system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||253425||Repair internal combustion engines||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||260637||Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||13234||Apply quality procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||15100||Check and adjust steering geometry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116703||Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||10585||Describe bearing types, designs and application theories associated with process plants||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||12457||Develop learning strategies and techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||15113||Dismantle vehicle sub-components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||12456||Explain and use organisational procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||11202||Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||13916||Identify and keep the records that a team manager is responsible for keeping||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||15099||Install vehicle drive train components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||16|
|Elective||15105||Install vehicle sub-components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||15105||Install vehicle sub-components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||260723||Install, test and maintain a basic fluid power system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||9527||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13283||Maintain bearings in machines and equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||13282||Maintain brakes and clutches||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||242820||Maintain records for a team||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||9526||Manage basic business finance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||7786||Operate a Computer||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||114979||Operate a computer workstation in a business environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||12455||Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||15109||Recondition vehicle undercarriage components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||15118||Remove vehicle sub-component||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||15117||Repair and assemble sub-components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||244704||Select and fit seals in fluid power applications||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||12220||Service and repair conventional automobile ignition systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||12221||Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on automobiles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||244056||Understand the fundamentals of engine technology||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||242865||Use data entry and retrieval skills to input and retrieve computer data||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||114598||Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|64809||National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 3||NQF Level 03||135||MERSETA||OQSF|
|78544||National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and Minerals||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 3||NQF Level 03||135||MQA||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|64809||National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance||
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