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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remove, fit, assemble and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376641  Remove, fit, assemble and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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
12212  Assemble, fit and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners accredited with this standard will have knowledge of auxiliary harnesses. This is a wide-ranging standard that involves theoretical knowledge and the application of both the theory and skills to achieve these autotronics-specific outcomes. Learners will be able to perform a variety of tasks from interpreting circuit diagrams, identifying and discussing components of the harness, assembling, fitting, removing and repairing the harness.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of aspects related to auxiliary harnesses.
  • Read and interpret auto electrical auxiliary circuit diagrams and construct circuits.
  • Test automobile auxiliary harnesses.
  • Remove and fit automobile auxiliary harnesses.
  • Assemble automobile auxiliary harnesses.
  • Repair automobile auxiliary harnesses. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Unit Standard entitled 'Build auto-electrical circuits'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All tasks are performed bearing in mind health and safety requirements. Safety includes work area safety, electrical safety and electro-static safety, personal protective equipment and standard safety procedures when assembling, fitting and repairing automobile harnesses. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of aspects related to auxiliary harnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All the components of a wiring harness are identified and described in terms of their functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include but are not limited to conductors, insulators, connectors (key-way, non-symmetrical), terminals, sleeves (shrink, harness wraps, loom tape), straps, clips and fasteners.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conductor size calculations are performed to determine whether a wire can carry the current load. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to quantities and units used in conductor size calculations, use of tables (electrical copper conductors and permissible voltage loss).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of auxiliary equipment are identified and described in terms of their electrical systems requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to trailers, caravans, audio equipment, beacon lights, sirens, spot-lights, fog lights and air horns.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read and interpret auto electrical auxiliary circuit diagrams and construct circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of circuit diagrams are identified, named and described to indicate the purpose for which each is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Electrical symbols and indicators as they are used in circuit diagrams are identified and explained to show their differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Circuit diagrams are discussed in terms of their related aspects. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Related aspects include terminal designations, additional wiring techniques, insulation removal, terminal lugs, self-clinching cable straps, high-temperature areas and heat shrink sleeving.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test automobile auxiliary harnesses. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The appropriate equipment must be chosen for each test performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Auxiliary harness testing equipment is identified and described in terms of their uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing equipment includes but is not limited to continuity tester, multi-meter, probes, test lamps and jumper wire.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing equipment is used according to manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Testing equipment readings are interpreted according to manufacturer's instructions and standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wiring tests are performed according to standard procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tests include but are not limited to resistance test, open circuit test and short circuit test.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedure for testing faulty auto-electrical harnesses is performed according to standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Test results are interpreted and corrective action taken where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All equipment is used and stored as per manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and fit automobile auxiliary harnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning and preparatory procedures are conducted to prevent wastage of time and effort. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Auto-electrical hand tools and test equipment appropriate to the task to be performed are obtained to ensure that operation is performed efficiently and the consequences of not using the correct tool are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Task to be performed includes fitting and removal of auxiliary harnesses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Automobile auxiliary harnesses are removed according to procedures outlined in manufacturer's workshop manual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Damage to vehicle trim is avoided. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The procedures apply to trailers, caravans, audio equipment, beacon lights, sirens, spot-lights, fog lights and air horns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Automobile auxiliary harnesses are fitted and routed according to standard procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate adjustments are performed to components fitted according to manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Adjustments include focusing headlights and spot lights.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assemble automobile auxiliary harnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Auto-electrical hand tools, test equipment and components appropriate to assembly of the auxiliary harness are collected and assembled to ensure efficient operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Components include but are not limited to conductors (ensure that conductors are selected according to current rating and colour code), connectors, terminals (ensure that terminals are selected accurately to the appropriate current rating), strapping, clips and sleeving.
  • Tools and equipment include but are not limited screwdrivers, wire strippers, long nose pliers, side cutters, crimpers, soldering iron and solder and cable knife.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not using the correct components are described in order to emphasise the health and safety aspect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planning steps for assembling and constructing a harness to replace an existing one and the generic steps for harness replacement are described as per standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assembled harnesses are checked using testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Repair automobile auxiliary harnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Harnesses are tested to identify the fault. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing may be with test equipment or visually for conductor damage or connector/terminal malfunction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Repairs to connectors, conductors and wires are performed according to standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Soldering and soldering techniques are described and applied in so far as they relate to repairs to auxiliary harnesses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to soldering irons; soldering devices (pencils, guns); soldering flux, cleaning and tinning the iron.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation for all work done on the vehicle is prepared to ensure that customer and workplace have detailed records of the work carried out. 


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Conductors.
  • Connectors.
  • Routing.
  • Relevant hand tools.
  • Personal and automotive protective equipment.
  • Components and related symbols.

    Purpose of:
  • Conductors.
  • Strapping.
  • Terminals.
  • Common ground.
  • Various sleeves.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Circuit operation.

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to determine possible fault conditions.

    Cause, effect and implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection.
  • Implications of not working in accordance to procedure.
  • Implications regarding vehicle damage.
  • Implications of incorrect conductor selection.
  • Implications of incorrect routing of harnesses.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures.
  • Testing procedures.
  • Removal and fitting procedure.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Relevant statutory regulations.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Theory: rules, principles and laws:
  • Internal resistance.
  • Resistance in series and parallel.
  • Basic principles of electricity.

    Relationships systems:
  • Relationship of the battery as the power source to the automobile auxiliary harness circuits. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Interpreting testing equipment results and diagnosing problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Performing conductor size calculations.
  • Interpreting automobile auxiliary circuit diagrams.
  • Constructing auxiliary circuits.
  • Performing test on automobile auxiliary harnesses.
  • Removing, fitting and routing automobile auxiliary harnesses.
  • Assembling and repairing automobile auxiliary harnesses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Interpret and construct circuit diagrams.
  • Interpret results from test equipment.
  • Perform repairs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentation to:
  • Prepare documentation for work carried out on vehicle. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using tools and equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and/or specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when assembling, fitting and removing automobile auxiliary harnesses. 

    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 unit standard 12212, "Assemble, fit and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses", Level 2, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    2. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 



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