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

Balance a wheel 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119746  Balance a wheel 
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
15120  Balance a wheel  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
260720  Balance a wheel  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 Automotive Maintenance and Repair qualifications.
  • The learner is capable of removing, balancing, refitting wheels and identifying tyre and rim damage so that suspension and tyre damage is eliminated. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has already learned the process of workshop procedures, the use of hand tools, power tools and equipment 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 
    The learner will be able to plan and prepare work area and vehicle for wheel balancing task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes interpreting task instructions, identify tools and equipment and arrange for vehicle to be parked in demarcated area.
  • Preparing includes raising vehicle, remove wheels and inspect rims and tyres for damage. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area and vehicle are prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The rim and tyre is inspected for damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reasons for safety procedures during vehicle & workplace preparation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    The learner is able to prepare wheel-balancing machine. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparing includes mounting wheel to balancing machine, pre-calibrate and setting wheel balancing machine to wheel specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wheel balancing machine is prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reasons for pre-calibrating the wheel balancing machine. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Balance wheel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Wheels include alloy and steel rims with tyres.
  • Balancing excludes on vehicle wheel balancing. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wheel is balanced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All SHE procedures are followed during balancing tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures relating to wheel balancing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety procedures includes raising the vehicle, removing the wheels, balancing the wheels and refitting wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner completed wheel-balancing procedures without personal injury, incident, accident or damage to vehicle & equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The rim and tyre is inspected for damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Wheel balancing machine setting is according to wheel requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
    All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
    Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 16 
    Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 17 
    Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore vehicle and work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring vehicle includes refitting wheels, tightening wheel nuts and lowering vehicle.
  • Restoring work area includes tools and equipment stored and work area cleaned. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area and vehicle are prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wheel balancing machine is prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wheel is balanced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work area and vehicle are restored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The rim and tyre is inspected for damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
    Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
    Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 16 
    Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 17 
    All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 18 
    Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 19 
    Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 20 
    Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained. 


    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:
    > Tools and equipment and balancing machine.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Damage to tyres and rims.
  • Sensory cues:
  • Visual, feel.
  • Purpose of:
  • Balancing wheels.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Company policies and procedures.
    > SHE procedures.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Theory of balancing wheels.
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of unbalanced wheels. 

  • 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 wheel balancing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When preparing work area, vehicle and balancing machine. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working according to workshop time schedule. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When deviations and defects are identified and reported. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When operating a wheel balancing machine. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When explaining the consequences of unbalanced wheels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260720, which is "Balance a wheel", Level 2, 2 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15120, "Balance a wheel", Level 2, 4 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. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    3. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    4. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 



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