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

Take fluid samples 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119739  Take fluid samples 
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
15124  Take fluid samples from a vehicle  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
260719  Carry out an automotive service  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications. The learner is capable of taking fluid samples using specific sampling methods, procedures and equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools and to maintain a safe and productive working environment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard. All work is performed under the supervision and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Learner has learned to Plan and prepare for fluid sampling. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes obtaining sample tubes, tube cutter, sample pump and bottles and appropriate tools.
  • Preparing includes normalising automotive system/s and cleaning areas where samples will be taken.
  • Automotive system/s could be one or more of: fuel, cooling, hydraulic, engine, drive train. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner prepared work area and planned the fluid sampling task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Area/s where fluid sample is to be taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    System/s is normalised to operating temperature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Learner can recall and explain reason/s for normalizing system/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can explain why sampling bottles must be free of contamination. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Learner is able to take a fluid sample. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Fluids include fuel, oil and cooling system mixture.
  • Methods include stream sampling, vacuum extraction and valve probe sampling. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner took a fluid sample. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fluid sample/s are taken in accordance with company and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fluid sample/s are not contaminated by external contaminants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fluid sampling is done within recommended time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Learner can explain fluid sampling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can explain quality procedures relating to fluid sampling. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Learner has learned to apply quality concepts and standards. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality standards include the understanding of using appropriate cutter to cut sampling tubes and contaminates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner applied quality concepts and procedures during the sampling process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sample pump and bottles are cleaned and free of contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Precaution was taken to prevent external contaminants entering the sample taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Learner can explain the result of oil samples being contaminates by external contaminants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can explain why sample tubes need to be of the correct length. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Learner can explain why an appropriate cutter need to be used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Learner has learned to apply safety concepts relating to sampling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner applied safety practices during the fluid sampling task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Normalized system/s in accordance with required SHE and manufacturers safety recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cut sampling tubes without incident, accident or injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fluid sample/s are taken in accordance with SHE and manufacturers safety recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Learner can explain manufacturers safety recommendations when taking fluid samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can explain SHE safety requirements when taking fluid samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Learner can recall and explain the environmental impact if fluids are discarded in a uncontrolled manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Learner has learned to restore work area, prepare and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Includes the cleaning and storing of tools and equipment.
  • Includes the completion and processing of documentation and reports.
  • Includes labelling and dispatching of samples. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner restored work area, completed and processed required documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools and equipment are cleaned and stored away in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labels for sample bottles are completed in accordance with company and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Samples are dispatched in accordance with company and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can explain the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Learner can explain the importance of restoring work area after fluid sampling task. 


    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:
    > Sampling tools and equipment
    > Various sampling methods
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
    > Fluids
    > Typical contamination of fluids
  • Sensory cues:
    > Smell, Visual, feel, taste
  • Purpose of:
    > Taking fluid samples
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Procedures for labelling and dispatching
    > Applicable company policies and procedures
    > Quality procedures
    > SHE procedures
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Normalising systems
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship between contaminated fluid and condition of systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to taking fluid samples and interpreting results. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members and colleagues to obtain sampling tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Working according to service and flat rate schedules.
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing documentation and sampling labels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Analyse fluid samples.
  • Process labelling and dispatching of fluid samples. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand the functions of the different fluids in the various systems.
  • By understanding the condition of the system related to the contaminated fluid. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260719, which is "Carry out an automotive service", Level 2, 8 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15124, 'Take fluid samples from a vehicle', Level 2, 3 credits. 

    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 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    4. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    5. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 



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