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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify tyre applications for agricultural machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259883  Identify tyre applications for agricultural machinery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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
9863  Identify tyre applications for tractors and agricultural machinery, and remove and replace tyres  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Qualifying learners are capable of demonstrating knowledge and identifying of tractor and agricultural machinery tyre types and sizes; demonstrating knowledge of tyre damage, repair techniques, and maintenance requirements; demonstrating knowledge of tractor wheels; and remove and replace tractor tyres.

This unit standard makes provision for the automotive retail industry with special reference to identifying tyre applications for tractors and agricultural machinery with regard to vehicles in the following categories; agricultural vehicles; Off Road (ATR) vehicles and earth moving equipment.

On achievement of this unit standard, the learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tractor and agricultural machinery tyre types and sizes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tyre damage, repair techniques, and maintenance requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tractor wheels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of tractor and agricultural machinery tyre types and sizes in terms of their purpose, advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tyre patterns are described and their applicable use identified for each type according to tyre manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tyre sizes are defined according to tyre manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tyre construction is described according to tyre manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dynamic rolling circumference is described according to tyre manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tyre valve types are described according to tyre manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of tyre damage, repair techniques, and maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tyre wear is described in terms of cause and preventative measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A tyre rupture is described in terms of cause and preventative measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tyre repair methods are described in terms of advantages, disadvantages and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tyre maintenance criteria are described according to tyre manufacturer instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of tractor wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various rims are identified in accordance with manufacturer specifications and indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various wheels are identified in accordance with manufacturer specifications and indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rim and wheel disc configurations are described in terms of their use with reference to machine and manufacturer specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic lug pattern - directional; angle of lugs, length of lug to centre line, industrial lug; grass or turf pattern; flotation and soil compaction; front non-driving tyres - tri-rib, broken tri-rib, multi-rib.
  • Measurement relating to rim diameter and tyre section width, low profile aspect ratio, side wall markings - speed and loading indexing characteristics.
  • Cross ply - rayon and nylon; radial - rayon and nylon; steel belted plies; beads, side walls, apexes and chafers; rubber compounds.
  • Matching tyre circumferences for four wheel drive and wheel assisted machines; front tyre lead - performance, safe handling, and mechanical considerations of the machine.
  • Water valves, dry valves, tubeless stems, tube stems.
  • Under-inflation wear pattern, over inflation wear pattern.
  • Broken tyre walls, lug damage through spinning, staking, ozone cracking, petroleum and herbicide deterioration.
  • Permanent vulcanising, cold chemical cure, temporary boots, tyre "worms".
  • Pressures, hard surface, soft surface, ballast, antifreeze, water, calcium chloride, petroleum product and herbicide contamination, deterioration prevention.
  • Single well rims, double rims, wheel discs and settings, power adjusted rims.
  • Safe jacking points, jack capacities, safe stands, removal of wheels.
  • Safe working practices, selection and use of tyre tools and equipment.
  • Descaling, painting, straightening, welds, rivet replacement.
  • Safe working practices, selection and use of tyre tools and equipment, use of a safety cage, inflation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in identifying of tractor and agricultural machinery tyre types and sizes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when identifying of tractor and agricultural machinery tyre types and sizes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one-self and ones personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying of tractor and agricultural machinery tyre types and sizes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9863, "Identify tyre applications for tractors and agricultural machinery, and remove and replace tyres", Level 3, 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  64289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. Equal Career Services (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    5. JAGUAR LAND ROVER (SOUTH AFRICA)(PTY) LTD (Irene)(TP) 
    6. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    7. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    8. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    9. Ronald Sewell & Associates SA (Pty) Ltd T/A Sewells (BRYANSTON) (TP) 
    10. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    11. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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