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

Recondition vehicle undercarriage components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15109  Recondition vehicle undercarriage components 
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 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2009-11-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-11-07   2013-11-07  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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 reconditioning undercarriage components of commercial vehicles and earthmoving equipment.This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in maintaining vehicles and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, workshop equipment, power tools, and measuring equipment, select and use automobile lifting equipment 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 supervision at regular intervals and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare work area and vehicle undercarriage component for reconditioning. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes reading and interpreting the job card/work instructions and obtaining service data.
  • Preparing includes selecting appropriate tools and equipment and clean undercarriage component parts.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment as being most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • Vehicle includes Commercial vehicles and Earthmoving equipment.
  • Undercarriage components include tracks, idlers, bogies, sprockets, frames and rollers.
  • Reconditioning of undercarriage components does not include the repairing of wear surfaces or worn holes, slots, etc and is only limited to the assessing of parts, ordering of replacement parts, and assembling the component.
  • Replacement parts include new, remanufactured and serviceable used parts. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess condition of undercarriage component parts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assessing component parts includes visual inspection for defects such as cracks, wear, distortion and measuring the part dimensions and compare to specifications to determine reusability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble undercarriage component. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assemble undercarriage components include preparing parts for assembly and obtaining replacement parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply quality checks on assembled component. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality checks include post checks to determine component working condition, e.g. turn freely by hand, measurements, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply safety procedures during undercarriage component reconditioning task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Safety includes using personal protective equipment, adhering to workshop manual warnings and dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous materials include oils, coolant, fuels and cleaning agents. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring work area includes disposal of hazardous materials, tools and equipment packed away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
  • Reports include reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Process includes submissions according to company procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain undercarriage component reconditioning task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Undercarriage Component reconditioning task includes workshop manual procedures, tools and equipment, adjustments, inspection, parts assessment, prepare and restore work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:
  • Work area and component prepared.
  • Component parts assessed.
  • Component assembled.
  • Component working condition correct.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators:
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are assessed according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Assessment decision for parts been assessed recorded and appropriate.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used to assess parts condition according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Component working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the component repair and assemble task.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Part assessment procedures.
  • Reason(s) for assessment decisions.
  • Component assembly procedures.
  • Checking component after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror 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 are 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 and functions of:
  • Undercarriage component and parts.
  • Tools and equipment.

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Typical component part defects.
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

    3. Sensory cues:
  • What I see, hear, feel, smell during the process.

    4. Purpose of:
  • Adhering to workshop manual procedure.
  • Cleaning component parts prior to assessment.
  • Measuring component parts.
  • Visual inspection of component parts.
  • Assembling component with appropriate lubricants.
  • Checks after component assembly

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Workshop manual procedures.
  • SHE procedures.
  • Quality procedures.

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic principles of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Component operation.
  • Performing visual inspection of parts.
  • Operation and wear of undercarriages.

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Interaction of component parts in relation to the component.
  • Implications of defective parts in relation to component operation and component in relation to operation of undercarriage system. 

  • 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 reconditioning of undercarriage components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • When Interact with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation and reconditioning phases of the task. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • When working according to service and flat rate schedules.
  • When managing resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • When completing and processing documentation and service reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • When using special service tools and equipment.
  • When using information technology.
  • When measuring component parts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed.
  • When I can explain the basic interaction of component parts in relation to the operation of the component and the interaction of the component in relation to the undercarriage operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 
    Elective  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  24456   National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  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. 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. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    12. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    13. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    14. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    15. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    16. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    17. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    18. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    19. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    20. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    21. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    22. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    23. PUTCO Limited 
    24. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    25. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    26. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    27. Shukela Training Centre 
    28. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    29. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    30. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    31. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    32. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    33. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    34. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    35. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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