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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24456  National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Vehicle Maintenance   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  139  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2006-11-07  2008-02-06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
58497  National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries and to meet the challenges of the retail motor and related environments.

The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply the fundamentals of basic vehicle maintenance technology to recognise and respond to typical component, sub-component and part defects.
This capability requires an understanding of maintenance schedules and procedures, flat rate time schedules, names and functions of systems, main components, sub-components and parts within main or sub-components, fluids and lubricants, auto-electrical starting and charging systems, suspensions and steering geometry and how to read and interpret workshop manuals and workshop procedures. A thorough knowledge of vehicle components and systems, workshop equipment and an ability to read, interpret and understand task instructions and job cards is required. Hand skills play a large role in this qualification.

With this understanding learners will be able to participate in workplace activities. What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage in more complex maintenance and repair activities in the field of vehicle technology.

Rationale of the qualification

The field of vehicle maintenance is characterised by the removal, dismantling, repairing, assembling and installation of main and sub-components of vehicles.
The learner, who is assisted by a competent person, identifies unserviceable parts that need to be repaired or replaced, then assesses and tests the condition and operation of these components, using a variety of methods and test apparatus. Components or parts of components or sub-components that are unserviceable are then either repaired or replacement parts are ordered following particular procedures as determined by the relevant workplace.

The starting and charging systems of the vehicles are tested and reported on, steering geometry is checked and adjusted and suspension systems are maintained.
This qualification will provide support to a variety of small, medium and large businesses in the retail motor and related industries that are performing maintenance on vehicles and specialising in the following areas:
  • Passenger, Light Delivery and Commercial Vehicles
  • Earthmoving Equipment

    People working in the vehicle maintenance field require technical skills and knowledge, as well as well developed hand skills and the competence to use a range of workshop tools and equipment. They must also have a thorough understanding and knowledge of workplace procedures.
    This is the first qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of maintaining vehicles. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to begin such a career.
    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 field of vehicle technology. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Servicing Vehicles: NQF 2 in one of the specialisation areas.

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be obtained through a process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
  • All Fundamental unit standards are compulsory (37 Credits)
  • All Core unit standards are compulsory (58 Credits)

    Elective unit standards:
  • Specialisation area 1 - Passenger, Light Delivery and Commercial Vehicles - the following unit standards are compulsory (33 Credits) for learners specialising in this field:
  • Remove vehicle sub-component
  • Dismantle vehicle sub-component
  • Check and adjust steering geometry
  • Install vehicle sub-component
  • Repair and assemble sub-components
  • Specialisation area 2 - Earthmoving Equipment - the following unit standards are compulsory (32 Credits) for learners specialising in this field:
  • Measure and assess earthmoving equipment component parts for serviceability
  • Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment cylinder heads
  • Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment drive train components
  • Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment engine components
  • Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment hydraulic components
  • In addition, a selection of Individual Elective unit standards (a minimum of 12 Credits for Specialisation Area 1) to total 140 credits for this qualification
  • In addition, a selection of Individual Elective unit standards (a minimum of 12 Credits for Specialisation Area 2) to total 139 credits for this qualification.

    Specialisation area 1 - Passenger, Light Delivery and Commercial Vehicles - 140 credits
    Specialisation area 2 - Earthmoving Equipment - 139 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    This qualification has the following exit level outcomes

    Fundamental Exit level outcomes
  • Communicate in a variety of ways which is suitable to and in the context of this qualification
  • Use mathematics in real life situations

    Core exit levels and outcomes

    1. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to remove and/or dismantle vehicle engines and drive train components while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    2. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to install vehicle engines and drive train components while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    3. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to read and interpret starting and charging system diagrams, know the components and remove, diagnose, test and replace conventional vehicle starting and charging systems while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    Elective Exit Level Outcomes

    Specialisation Area 1: Passenger, Light Delivery and Commercial vehicles

    1. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to remove and dismantle vehicle sub-components while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    2. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to repair, assemble and install vehicle sub-components while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    3. Demonstrate the competence to check and adjust steering geometry systems on vehicles and to identify faulty components, to repair and replace components and to use sophisticated wheel alignment equipment, interpreting printouts/readouts and to report findings to the customer.

    Specialisation Area 2: Earthmoving Equipment

    1. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to repair and assemble earthmoving equipment engine components
    while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    2. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to repair and assemble earthmoving equipment hydraulic components while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures.

    3. Demonstrate the understanding and the ability to measure and assess earthmoving equipment component parts for serviceability while recognising and responding to workshop and quality procedures. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Core Exit Level Outcomes:

    1.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used.
    1.2 The type of component is identified and removal and/or dismantling procedures confirmed
    1.3 Post removal procedures are followed in accordance with the workplace procedures
    1.4 The components are removed without damage to the surrounding areas or vehicle
    1.5 Component fluids are disposed of in accordance with SHE procedures
    1.6 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    1.7 All workplace procedures are followed
    1.8 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the removal and/or dismantling of vehicle components.

    2.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used.
    2.2 The type of component is identified and the installation procedures confirmed
    2.3 Post installation procedures are followed in accordance with the workplace procedures
    2.4 The components are installed without damage to the surrounding areas or vehicle
    2.5 Component fluids and lubrication are corrected in accordance with the manufacturers specifications
    2.6 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    2.7 All workplace procedures are followed
    2.8 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the installation of vehicle components

    3.1. Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used.
    3.2. Charging and starting systems circuit diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
    3.3. Charging and starting components are identified and their functions are understood
    3.4. Problems are correctly diagnosed
    3.5. Test equipment and procedures are used in accordance with the manufacturers specifications
    3.6. Removal and fitting procedures are followed correctly
    3.7. Automobile charging and starting system are functioning to manufacturer`s specifications
    3.8. Safe working practices are adhered to.
    3.9. All workplace procedures are followed
    3.10. Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to charging and starting system operation

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Elective Exit Level Outcomes:

    Specialisation Area 1: Passenger, Light Delivery and Commercial vehicles

    1.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used
    1.2 The type of component is identified and the removal procedures confirmed
    1.3 The component is cleaned prior to dismantling
    1.4 The component is dismantled and the parts evaluated for serviceable or non-serviceability
    1.5 Components and/or parts are prepared for storage in accordance with the work place procedures
    1.6 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    1.7 All workplace procedures are followed
    1.8 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the removal and dismantling of the components and the operational condition thereof.

    2.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used
    2.2 The components are cleaned and pre-operational checks are conducted on the components
    2.3 The components are repaired and the operational condition tested
    2.4 The components are installed without damage to the surrounding areas or vehicle
    2.5 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    2.6 All workplace procedures are followed
    2.7 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to removal and dismantling of the components, pre and post-checks and the operational condition thereof.

    3.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used
    3.2 The wheel alignment equipment is calibrated and prepared in accordance with the vehicle specifications
    3.3 The vehicle is positioned safely and in accordance with the wheel alignment equipment
    3.4 Pre-checks are performed to identify faulty components
    3.5 The vehicle steering geometry is checked and adjusted in accordance with manufacturers specifications
    3.6 The vehicle is tested under operational conditions
    3.7 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    3.8 All workplace procedures are followed
    3.9 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the principals of steering geometry

    Specialisation Area 2: Earthmoving Equipment

    1.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used
    1.2 The type of engine component is identified and the repair and assemble procedures confirmed
    1.3 The engine component is cleaned and serviceable and non-serviceable parts are identified
    1.4 The engine component is repaired and assembled in accordance with the manufacturers specifications
    1.5 The operational condition of the engine component is tested
    1.6 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    1.7 All workplace procedures are followed
    1.8 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the repairing, assembling and testing of earthmoving equipment components.

    2.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used
    2.2 The type of Hydraulic component is identified and the repair and assemble procedures confirmed
    2.3 The hydraulic component is cleaned and serviceable and non-serviceable parts are identified
    2.4 The hydraulic component is repaired and assembled in accordance with the manufacturers specifications
    2.5 The operational condition of the hydraulic component is tested
    2.6 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    2.7 All workplace procedures are followed
    2.8 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the repairing, assembling and testing of earthmoving equipment hydraulic components.

    3.1 Appropriate tools, personal and vehicle protective equipment are correctly chosen and used.
    3.2 The type of component is identified and the measuring and assessment procedures are confirmed.
    3.3 All the assessment results are recorded and compared to manufacturers specifications.
    3.4 Recommendations on deviations from manufacturers specifications are submitted to the relevant department.
    3.5 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    3.6 All workplace procedures are followed.
    3.7 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the measuring and assessment of earthmoving equipment components.

    Integrated Assessment

    Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts. Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance.

    Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. In some case inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
    Since this is a foundational qualification, it is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    As a starting point, this qualification that is part of a series of qualifications in the field of vehicle maintenance technology was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in New Zealand and Australia.

    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 and generic core standards.
    It was further difficult to undertake such comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field of vehicle maintenance 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 vehicle maintenance (with the two specialisation areas) of which the highest qualification is at level 3 does correspond with the equivalent level of qualification in vehicle maintenance (with the two specialisation areas) in Australia and New Zealand. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately.
    Equally, holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA
  • Any institution or learning provider offering learning towards the achievement of this qualification should be accredited as a provider with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment should be overseen by the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines provided for in this qualification as well as the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Criteria for registration of assessors

    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
  • Appropriate qualification and a minimum of 3 years experience in the field of vehicle maintenance or a similar environment. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
  • Maintaining national standards
  • The interests of the learner
  • The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past
  • The cultural background and language of the learner
  • Registration as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA
  • Any other criteria required by the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 58497, which is " National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance", Level 3, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  15114  Dismantle vehicle drive train components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  15099  Install vehicle drive train components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Core  15103  Install vehicle engines  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  15101  Remove vehicle drive train components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  15116  Remove vehicle engines  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  15110  Test and report on condition of vehicle charging system  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  15107  Test and report on condition of vehicle starting system  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9528  Communicate with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9529  Compile feasibility and commissioning reports  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7572  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7568  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  15100  Check and adjust steering geometry  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12457  Develop learning strategies and techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15113  Dismantle vehicle sub-components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12456  Explain and use organisational procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11202  Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15105  Install vehicle sub-components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9526  Manage basic business finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15128  Measure and assess earthmoving equipment component parts for serviceability  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15109  Recondition vehicle undercarriage components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  15118  Remove vehicle sub-component  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15129  Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment cylinder heads  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15134  Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment drive train components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15115  Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment engine components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15135  Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment hydraulic components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15117  Repair and assemble sub-components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116720  Show understanding of diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Barloworld Equipment (Pty) Ltd (BELLVILLE) (TP) 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Clein's Technical Training Centre (NELSPRUIT) (TP) 
    4. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    5. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    6. Eastcape Training Centre 
    7. Imperial Technical Training Academy (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    8. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    9. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    10. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    11. Northlink College - Goodwood Campus 
    12. Primeserve Technical Training Pretoria 
    13. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    14. Shukela Training Centre 
    15. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    16. Taletso FET College - Mafikeng/Mmabatho Campus 
    17. The Automobile Association South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MIDRA 
    18. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    19. Umfolozi FET College 
    20. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    21. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (BLUFF) (TP) 



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