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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remove and replace faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261442  Remove and replace faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify and select the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), tools and equipment required to perform the removal and replacement of faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components. Learners will also be able to understand the consequences of not doing the job properly in accordance with manufacturer's and worksite procedures as well as conducting the finalisation procedures.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for the removal and replacement of faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components.
  • Removing and replacing faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components.
  • Finalising the removal and replacement procedure. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The vacuum and/or air brake systems are on locomotives which may include but are not limited to electric motor-coaches, electric locomotives, diesel electric locomotives and diesel hydraulic locomotives. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the removal and replacement of faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation to conduct the work is obtained according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authorisation may include but is not limited to signing indemnities, high voltage electrical equipment testing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with its intended use and design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    PPE may include but is not limited to goggles, gloves, overalls, boots and ear protection.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment required are selected in accordance with task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health and safety precautions are adhered to in accordance with worksite requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove and replace faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components are identified and removed in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Replacement components for vacuum and/or air brake system components are replaced in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Replacements components may include but is not limited to new, rebuilt and refurbished.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vacuum and/or air brake system components are tested according to manufacturer's specifications to ensure functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not removing and replacing vacuum and/or air brake system components correctly are explained in terms of the impact on safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Finalise the removal and replacement procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are checked that they are mechanically sound and problems are reported to authorised individuals according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Removed components are processed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials, tools and equipment are stored according to workplace specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Implications of the incorrect storing of materials, tools and equipment are described in terms of their impact on health, safety and production. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification 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 qualification 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 associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
  • Safety rules and regulations related to the vacuum air brake systems.
  • Diagnostic fault finding techniques.
  • Functions of the visual indicators.
  • Train handling techniques related to the vacuum train brake system. 

  • 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 interpreting and analysing of information from visual indicators and to implement remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to effectively impart precise information to others in the execution of their duties related to the removal and replacement of vacuum and/or air brake systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to operate a vacuum and/or air brake system to regulate the train safely and adhere to the specified time tables, running times, special notices or instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the preparation, removal and replacement of faulty vacuum and/or air brake system components on locomotives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when obtaining authorisation to conduct the work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology so that the learner can interpret and determine whether the vacuum and/or air brake system is operating or not operating within normal parameters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where one system has the effect on the other (vacuum and/air systems). 

    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
    Elective  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  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.
     
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