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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116703  Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
9544  Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Conduct visual and maintenance checks on systems, conduct physical checks on systems, con-duct mechanical checks on systems and make final diagnosis of motor air conditioners. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Explain the operation of the basic vapour compression refrigeration system and use hand tools and measuring instrument.
  • ABET level 4 Literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Commonly used air-conditioners in vehicles. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct visual and maintenance checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pipe joints are checked for oil and refrigerant leaks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Condition of air conditioner drive belts / pulleys are checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    General condition of wiring is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Condition of pipes and hoses is checked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct physical checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    On / off switch in vehicle is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Air conditioner vent is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Temperature and cycling parameters are checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Condenser fan operation is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operation of system is checked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct mechanical checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gauges are fitted and pressures checked and compared with normal operating parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Belt tension is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Belt / pulley / compressor noise is checked whilst air conditioner is in operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Flap operation and heater control is checked for inside the vehicle. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make final diagnosis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Air conditioner in working condition is confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Temperature cycling parameters are correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Normal operating noises are diagnosed and corrected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results of checks and maintenance are reported to supervisor and/or client. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
  • The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of refrigeration operating systems.
  • Assess operation of moving parts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of using thermometers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of using pressure gauges.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of using belt tension gauges. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Nature and extent of deviation from specified performance is diagnosed and rectified.
  • Visual defects are observed and rectified or reported. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Correct procedures are applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Determine the condition of installed equipment.
  • Reading manufacturer's instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Report to supervisor and/or client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Select correct tools and instrumentation. 

  • 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 is replacing unit standard 9544 - 'Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles' - Level 3.

    Supplementary information:
  • Learners are to be assessed on commonly applied air-conditioners.
  • Operating and maintenance instructions for systems shall be available. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48963   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64529   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78524   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    4. Buscor 
    5. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    8. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    12. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    13. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    14. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    15. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    16. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    17. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    18. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    19. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    20. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    21. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    22. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    23. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    24. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    25. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    26. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    27. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    28. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    29. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    30. PUTCO Limited 
    31. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    32. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    33. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    34. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    35. Shukela Training Centre 
    36. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    37. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    38. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    39. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    40. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    41. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    42. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    43. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    44. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    45. Wavelength T.T.I 
    46. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    47. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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