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

Adjust headlights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119752  Adjust headlights 
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
15121  Adjust headlights  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 preparing a vehicle and calibrating headlight adjustment equipment to adjust headlights and to maintain and report on defects and operational condition. 

  • 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, measuring 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 is able to plan for the adjusting of the headlights. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes the obtaining of the task instructions, relevant setting specifications, tools and equipment.
  • Equipment includes headlight aimer. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner followed the repair instructions and obtained the correct specifications and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    What tools and equipment to use and why. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the vehicle and headlight aimer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Preparing includes the parking of the vehicle on a level surface.
  • Preparing the equipment includes the calibration of the headlight aimer.
  • The operation of the vehicle's light beams are checked. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle and equipment was prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The headlight aimer was calibrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of the lights were checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for calibrating the head light aimer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjusting the headlights. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Adjusting includes the aiming of the high and low beams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Headlights are adjusted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Headlights were adjusted according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Government regulations for headlight settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of incorrect settings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Restore the work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restoring includes tools are packed away and work area cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area restored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and tools are cleaned and packed away. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All SHE procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Good house keeping practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
  • Reports include defect reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Process includes submissions according to work place procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Task completion and faults are recorded on the job card. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clocking/time sheet procedure was completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Job card and time procedure correctly completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Time charge out procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cost of time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Warranty audit requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Future reference of repair. 


    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:
    > Components and systems.
    > Tools and equipment.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
    > Typical defects of headlight adjustments.
    > Effects of incorrect adjustments.
  • Sensory cues:
    > Visual.
  • Purpose of:
    > Adjusting headlights.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > SHE procedures and Road Safety Act.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Properties of beam projection.
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Between high and low beams. 

  • 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 adjusting headlights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members, colleagues and workshop personnel to obtain 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:
  • Report on service procedures and report any defects or deviations from standard procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • The use of sophisticated equipment to adjust headlights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the importance of regular inspection and adjusting of headlights.
  • Explain and justify my actions and procedures followed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15121, "Adjust headlights", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64709   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    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. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    3. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    4. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    5. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    6. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    7. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    8. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    9. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    10. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    11. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    12. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    13. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    14. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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