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

Assemble, fit and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12212  Assemble, fit and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
376641  Remove, fit, assemble and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required for the people in the field of autotronics.

The learning outcomes of this unit standard also contribute to the exit levels outcomes required for the autotronics NQF 2 level qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to assemble, fit and repair automobile harnesses from circuit diagrams, work instructions and in accordance to procedure. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard is designed as part of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learnt to:
  • Maintain a safe and productive work area
  • Build basic auto electrical circuits 

  • 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 
    Read and interpret basic auto electrical auxiliary circuit diagrams 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Auxiliary harnesses include (after-market), trailer and caravan, audio equipment, air horns, spot-lights, sirens, beacon lights, fog lights, various basic damaged/faulty auto electrical harnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select, explain and discuss various components used when assembling auxiliary harnesses 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components include conductors, terminals, connectors, strapping, clips and sleeving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select, use and care for auto electrical hand tools 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select, use and care for auto electrical hand tools used when assembling automobile auwiliary harnesses. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools include screwdrivers, wire strippers, long nose pliers, side cutters, crimpers, soldering iron and cable knife. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assemble automobile auxiliary harnesses 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Automobile auxiliary harnesses may be assembled on jig type simulator boards, built in accordance to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Chack harnesses by means of equipment operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Fit and remove harnesses 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Test faulty or damaged auto electrical harnesses and repair 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Testing may be with test equipment or visually for conductor damage or connector/terminal malfunction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Apply relevant safety practices when working with auxiliary harnesses and equipment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety includes work area safety, electrical safety, electro-static safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Use and complete relevant documentation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Harness is assembled in accordance to circuit diagram
    2. Conductors are selected and used in accordance to rating and colour code
    3. Electrical components are correctly chosen and used
    4. Fitting and removal of harnesses is achieved without damage to trim
    5. Harnesses are fitted and routed correctly
    6. Repairs are carried out in accordance to specifications
    7. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Personal and automobile protective equipment is correctly selected and used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Test equipment is selected and used safely and stored correctly
    5. All procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Damage to vehicle trim
    2. Routing
    3. Current rating of conductors and terminals
    4. High resistance joints 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Conductors
  • Connectors
  • Routing
  • Relevant hand tools
  • Personal and automotive protective equipment
  • Components and related symbols
    2. Purpose of:
  • Conductors
  • Strapping
  • Terminals
  • Common ground
  • Various sleeves
    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Circuit operation
    4. Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to determine possible fault conditions
    5. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection
  • Implications of not working in accordance to procedure
  • Implications regarding vehicle damage
  • Implications of incorrect conductor selection
  • Implications of incorrect routing of harnesses
    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Testing procedures
  • Removal and fitting procedure
    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant statutory regulations
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation
    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Internal resistance
  • Resistance in series and parallel
  • Basic principles of electricity
    9. Relationships systems
  • Relationship of the battery as the power source to the automobile auxiliary harness circuits 


  • 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:

    ? Apply the principles of conventional and electron current flow 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of auxiliary harnesses to that of the main harness 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 376641, which is "Remove, fit, assemble and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses", Level 2, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    6. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    10. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    11. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    12. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    13. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    14. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    15. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    16. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    17. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    18. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    19. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    20. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    21. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    22. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    23. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    24. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    25. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    26. PUTCO Limited 
    27. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    28. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    29. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    30. Shukela Training Centre 
    31. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    32. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    33. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    34. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    35. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    36. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    37. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    38. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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