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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, select and examine different types of bearings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243781  Identify, select and examine different types of bearings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of identifying, selecting and examining different types of bearings and describing their application in the economy in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types of bearings and describe their application.
  • Prepare to select different types of bearings.
  • Examine different types of bearings for defects.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the economy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that that learners are already competent in:
  • Use relevant measuring instruments.
  • Use relevant hand tools.
  • Knowledge of bearing lubrication requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of different types of bearings and describe their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for using bearings are explained with reference to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Explanation must include:
  • To overcome friction (Ease of maintenance/difference between bearings and bushes).
  • To prevent wear.
  • To support rotating parts (Radial/axial load).
  • To accommodate misalignment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The construction of bearings and their application is explained with reference to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Could include:
  • Ball (deep grove, thrust, angular contact, self aligning).
  • Roller (cylindrical, taper, spherical, thrust).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation of the methods of lubrication is in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Could include:
  • Grease.
  • Oil.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and examine different types of bearings for defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a manner that protects the individual in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selected stationary bearings are inspected for defects in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects could include:
  • Corrosion.
  • Foreign objects.
  • Pitting.
  • Scratches.
  • Cracking.
  • Brinelling.
  • Flaking.
  • Lubrication failure.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selected rotating bearings are inspected for defects in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects could include:
  • Noise.
  • Heat.
  • Vibration.
  • Lubrication leakage.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workplace is cleaned to comply with good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not selecting and not examining the bearings in line with specified requirements are explained in terms of potential effect on the macro environment, occupational health, safety and production. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include those relating to:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Inspecting stationary bearings for defects.
  • Inspecting rotating bearings for defects.
  • Good housekeeping practices.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
     


  • 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 with 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.
  • 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 
    The candidate will acquire the following knowledge in obtaining this unit standard.

    Critical factors relating to identifying, selecting and examining different types of bearings:
  • Reasons for using bearings.
  • Types of bearings.
  • Identifying defects.

    Processes and events:
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Environmental preparation.
  • Inspection of selected bearings.

    Causes and effects (Safety and Health):
  • Hazardous environmental conditions.
  • Adherence to housekeeping and safety practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correct. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • 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:

    Specified requirements.

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts, e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29/1996) and Occupational Health and Safety Act ().
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.
  • Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued.

    Site-specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    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.

    Motivation:
  • Even though there are less than four specific outcomes in this unit standard it represents a whole competency. It is not merely a description of tasks, jobs or procedures but it focuses on outcomes of activity. It also has a broad application across a range of contexts as stipulated in the unit standard.
  • In addition this unit standard is considered as a milestone of learning in the sector. It is worth recognizing in its own right, as it is attributable to and achievable by an individual.
  • This unit standard is fit-for-purpose for the sector and the specific outcomes jointly meet all the competence requirements of the title of the standard.
  • In addition the unit standard has been integrated to avoid artificial distinctions between activities/processes.

    Unit Standard Justification:

    Level

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 1; Faults are identified and interpreted.
  • Procedure; Level 2; Procedures are known and familiar.
  • Context; Level 2; Contexts are repeatedly known.
  • Knowledge; Level 2; Relevant knowledge required.
  • Information processing; Level 1; Can be recalled without any processing.
  • Problem solving; Level 1; No problem solving.
  • Orientation of activity; Level 1; Closely follows instructions.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 1; Under close supervision.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 2; Some responsibility for quality, quantity and the safety of others.

    Average level = 1.44.
    Actual level assigned = 1.

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom Teaching; 6 Hours.
  • On-The-Job Training; 6 Hours.
  • Mentoring required; 0 Hours.
  • Other (Specify); 0 Hours.
  • Total; 12 Hours.

    Credits achieved: 12/10 = 1.2.
    Credits assigned = 1. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 



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