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

Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119735  Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2008-11-30  SAQA 0763/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-30   2012-11-30  

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
12210  Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260638  Service automobile batteries  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
  • People in the field of autotronics require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
  • Qualifying learners are able to remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has demonstrated competency in:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1
  • The unit standard "Maintain a safe and productive work area" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under specific outcomes.
  • All work is performed under supervision. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain, discuss and demonstrate the removal and fitting of an automobile battery. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects of the removal and fitting process include work procedures, personal protective equipment, automotive protection equipment, hand tools, work site preparation, manufacturer's specifications and warranties, battery selection (size, amp hour ratings, voltage). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Refer to Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Test automobile batteries. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Tests include surface discharge test, hydrometer test, sulphating test, load test.
  • Test equipment includes multi-meter, hydrometer, battery charger, load tester, jumper cables. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Refer to Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Service automobile batteries. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects of servicing include checking electrolytic levels (acid/water), charging procedures and methods, cleaning agents and solvents, awareness of dangers when cleaning, using acids and charging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Refer to Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and replace battery terminals and cables. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects of removing and replacing battery terminals and cables include procedures, hand tools required, safety requirements, terminal sizes and cable current rating, jump starting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Refer to Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Discuss and explain automobile battery related topics. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Automobile battery related topics include chemical reaction (conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy), Cells in series and parallel, Internal resistance, amp-hour rating, Specific Gravity (SG), documentation, safety concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Refer to Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Use and complete relevant documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Refer to Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 


    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 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 unit standard 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 Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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 
  • Names and functions of:
    > Automobile batteries.
    > Battery terminals.
    > Battery cables.
    > Multimeters.
    > Relevant hand tools.
    > Hydrometer.
    > Personal and automotive protective equipment.
    > Battery chargers.
    > Cleaning solvents.
    > Acids.
  • Purpose of:
    > Electrolytes.
    > Procedures.
    > Automotive batteries.
    > Battery cables.
    > Battery terminals.
    > Ventilation.
    > Charging.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
    > Acids.
    > Distilled water.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:
    > Implications of not using personal protection.
    > Implications of not working with acids correctly.
    > Implications of not charging batteries in a well ventilated area.
    > Implications of not fitting a battery in accordance with procedure.
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Safety procedures.
    > Testing procedures.
    > Removal and fitting procedures.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Regulations regarding working with batteries.
    > Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Internal resistance.
    > Cells in series and parallel.
    > Chemical reaction.
    > Electrolysis.
    > Basic principles of electricity.
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship of the battery as the power source to the automobile. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require action and correct when necessary. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to the workgroup's efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after equipment, tools, test equipment, components and chemicals.
  • Plan and prepare job function activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for tools and equipment.
  • Fill in and use fault reports, requisition forms and job cards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Explain electrolysis in batteries. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the purpose of automobile batteries to the electrical/electronic systems in an automobile. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260638, which is "Service automobile batteries", Level 2, 4 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12210, "Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries", Level 2, 8 credits.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures.
  • Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied.
  • Charging is carried out in a safe manner.
  • Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure.
  • Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner.
  • Relevant documentation is correctly filled in.
  • Correct battery are selected and fitted.
  • Protective equipment is correctly used.
  • Hand tools are selected and used correctly.
  • Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities.
  • Test equipment is used correctly.
  • Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made.
  • Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner.
  • Procedures are followed.
  • Chemical reaction.
  • Specific gravity.
  • Amp-hour rating.
  • Electrolyte.
  • Charging.
  • Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49689   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58288   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  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. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    4. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    5. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    6. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    7. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    8. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    9. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 



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