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

Wash the exterior of a vehicle manually 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116378  Wash the exterior of a vehicle manually 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-20  2010-11-20  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-11-20   2014-11-20  

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 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a cleaning services environment. Qualifying learners will be able to manually wash the exterior of a vehicle. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has the speaking and listening ability equal to an ABET Level 1 Com 101 standard and/or any other communication skill that will enable him/her to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to manually wash the exterior of a vehicle.
2. In the context of this unit standard a vehicle refers to but is not limited to any type of passenger car, minibus, light commercial vehicle, etc.
3. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, very repetitive and familiar, limited generation of new ideas are needed and the person has no responsibility for the learning of others.

Range statements that refer to assessment criteria in this unit standard:

1. Assessment criteria marked with * are assessed according to worksite procedures.
2. Surfaces on a vehicle can include, but are not limited to the body, the bumpers, the lights, the wheel rims and tyres, the mirrors, windows and sunroof.
3. Chemicals refer to detergents used to remove light soil, brake dust, and bitumen deposits, clean glass, and remove stubborn marks.
4. Soil and marks refer to but are not limited to dirt, tar spots, insects and brake dust.
5. Clothing and PPE include but are not limited to uniforms, shoes and jewellery.
6. Dedicated chemicals, consumables and equipment refer to but are not limited to detergents, sponges, brushes, cloths, spray bottles, squeegees and high pressure washing equipment.
7. Painted plastic surfaces include but are not limited to grills, badges, hubcaps, bumpers and mouldings.
8. Wheel rims/hubcaps refer to but are not limited to steel rim, alloy rim, metal and plastic hubcaps.
9. Operating instructions refer to the manufacturer's operating instruction or an extract thereof. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for washing the exterior of a vehicle. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The key is removed from the ignition or switched to the off position. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason(s) for ensuring the ignition key is in the off position or removed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The correct chemicals, consumables and equipment for washing the vehicle are selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reason(s) for using the correct chemicals, consumables and equipment is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The chemicals are diluted correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason(s) for diluting chemicals correctly is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Only clothing and PPE free from items that can scratch vehicle surfaces is worn. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The reason(s) for wearing PPE is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
Any high pressure washing equipment is prepared for use according to the operating Instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
The reason(s) for preparing high pressure washing equipment according to the operating instructions is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
All windows, doors and sunroofs are closed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
The reason(s) why windows, doors and sunroofs are closed is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Wash a vehicle exterior. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The vehicle is pre-rinsed with water to remove any soil or dust. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason(s) why the vehicle must be pre-rinsed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Over-spray onto other equipment or vehicles parked close by is avoided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Why care should be taken when spraying painted plastic surfaces is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
All difficult to remove marks, are pre-treated with the correct chemicals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason(s) why marks are pre-treated with the correct chemicals is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The correct contact time is allowed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
Why the correct contact time must be allowed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
The vehicle is washes from top to bottom. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
The vehicle is rinsed to remove dirt and chemical residue. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
Marks still visible after washing are spot cleaned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
Why marks must be spot cleaned is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Wash a vehicle engine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The vehicle bonnet/engine cover is lifted and secured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Why the bonnet/engine cover needs to be correctly secured is explained 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The correct chemical for cleaning the engine and engine compartment is applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Why chemicals must not be applied to hot engines is explained 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
How allowing the correct contact time benefits the cleaning function is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The engine and engine compartment are rinsed to removed dirt and chemical residue. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The reason(s) why high pressure must not be used when spraying onto electronic or electrical components is explained 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Finish a vehicle exterior. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The exterior surface of the vehicle is dried using a dedicated cloth. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Why the vehicle must be dried is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Inspects the quality of the work continuously. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The value of inspecting the work is explained 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Perform end of task duties for washing vehicles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Any chemical and dirt residues are disposed of according to environmental principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Why chemicals and dirt residues should be disposed of according to environmental principles is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The equipment and consumables are rinsed and dried. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reason(s) why equipment and consumables must be rinsed and dried is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Equipment and chemicals are correctly stored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason(s) why equipment and chemicals need to be stored correctly is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The reporting procedure for faulty equipment or worn out consumables is explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. An assessor accredited by the relevant ETQA will assess the competency.
2. All assessment activities must be fair so that all candidates can have equal opportunities.
3. Assessment will be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
4. Questions and answers must determine the theoretical knowledge.
5. Direct observation, preferably in the workplace, or as a second choice in simulated conditions are preferred.
6. A practical demonstration of competencies is required in this unit standard.
7. Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication that may be verbal or any other agreed upon method. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
On completion the learner can understand and apply knowledge as described in the assessment criteria of all the outcomes. 

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 response displays that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

Evident in following Specific Outcome:
Wash a vehicle exterior. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Wash a vehicle exterior. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Perform end of task duties for washing vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technoledgy effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the enviroment and others.
    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Prepare for washing the exterior of a vehicle. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by participating as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Wash a vehicle exterior. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    1. Correct contact time refers to the effective period of time active cleaning chemical is in contact with the surface to be cleaned.
    2. Manufacturer's operating instructions refers to the operating instruction or an extract thereof.
    3. Dedicated chemicals, consumables and equipment refers to detergents or detergent application tools and materials set aside individually for use only with a particular detergent or on a particular surface. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  62709   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  48969   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. BPC HR Consultants 
    2. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    3. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    4. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    5. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    6. Vumbhoni Trading (Pty) Ltd 



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