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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remove and fit automobile components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260717  Remove and fit automobile components 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Vehicle Maintenance   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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
12214  Remove and fit automobile mechanical and electrical components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 
119738  Remove automotive components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
119748  Install Automotive components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People in the field of Autotronics or Automotive repair and maintenance require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Qualifying learners are able to remove and fit mechanical and electrical automobile components from/to an automobile safely, in accordance with procedures and without damage to the vehicle. This unit standard may be used in the context of one or more of the following areas of specialisation:
  • Passenger vehicle.
  • Commercial vehicle.
  • Earthmoving equipment.
  • Lift truck.
  • Motor cycle.
  • Engine fitter.

    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression and is a foundational unit standard for a motor mechanic. 

  • 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, and measuring equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment.

    Learners are also assumed to be competent in Mathematical literacy and Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    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 and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to remove or fit automobile components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Automobile components include any contraption, consisting of more than one part working together, and forms part of any one or more of the following systems:
  • Electrical.
  • Engine.
  • Drive train.
  • Brakes.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Pneumatics. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component to be removed or fitted is identified from given documentation and workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes job cards, customer requests and manufacturer service schedules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools and equipment required to perform the task are checked and prepared for use prior to commencing with the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Replacement parts or components required are confirmed to be available prior to commencing with the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of continuing with the task when all requirements are not available are explained in terms of productivity and utilisation of workshop space. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The vehicle is made safe to work on in accordance with vehicle manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove and fit components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Removal and fitting includes the relevant trim, connectors, associated feed lines and any product specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component is removed or fitted in accordance with workplace requirements and manufacturer recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Openings are closed off to prevent foreign matter entering in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of closing off openings is explained in terms of contamination and equipment reliability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components are connected in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fluids are drained and/or filled according to workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with workshop procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Any faults are noted and dealt with in accordance with workshop procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Faults include worn, damaged, faulty or leaking parts. Workshop procedures may include repairing, replacing or reporting.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Work is conducted in accordance with workplace and legislative health and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and test fitted components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The component is visually inspected for leaks and post operational checks are performed according to workshop procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All fluid levels are inspected and confirmed to be in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The component is tested for functionality in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The component is ensured to function in accordance with manufacturer operating specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during the removal and fitting process. 
    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 
    The work task is completed without incident, accident or injury and according to safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    There is no damage to any component, vehicle, equipment or tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after component removal and fitting are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring work area includes disposal of hazardous materials, tools and equipment packed away, work area cleaned.
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is cleaned in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of restoring the workplace is explained in terms of safety hazards and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The documentation is explained in terms of their main functions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Components and systems.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Fluids and lubricants.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Fluids and lubricants.
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous materials related to components.
  • Operation testing.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual and feeling.

    Purpose of:
  • Adhering to workshop manual procedures.
  • Cleaning component and mounting area prior to removal and/or fitting.
  • Closing off area where component is removed.

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable mechanical and electrical theory.
  • Basic principles of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Basic fundamentals of electricity.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of electrical and mechanical components to fasteners and torque.
  • Basic interaction of components in relation to the rest of the 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 removing and fitting automotive components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members and colleagues to obtain fluids, parts, tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working in accordance with workshop 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 tools and equipment.
  • When using information technology. 

  • 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 in relation to the effective operation of the automotive component. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academy Of Business And Computer Studies - Gauteng 
    2. Aldabri(PTY) Ltd 
    3. Barloworld Equipment (Pty) Ltd (BELLVILLE) (TP) 
    4. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    6. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    7. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    8. Buscor 
    9. Clein's Technical Training Centre (NELSPRUIT) (TP) 
    10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    11. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    12. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    13. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    16. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Kempton Campus 
    17. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Lazarus Nhlapo Campus 
    18. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    19. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    20. Honda South Africa (Pty) Ltd (RANDJESPARK) (TP) 
    21. HV Maintenance Services (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    22. Ikaheng Training & Development (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    23. Ikhala Public FET College - Central Office 
    24. Imperial Technical Training Academy (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    25. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    26. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    27. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    28. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    29. INSYGHT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTRE (Durban)(TP) 
    30. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    31. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    32. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    33. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    34. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    35. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    36. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    37. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    38. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    39. Olebogeng Onkemetse Training Centre (MAFIKENG) (TP) 
    40. Orbit FET College - Mankwe Campus 
    41. PUTCO Limited 
    42. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    43. Safika Oosthuizens Transport (Pty) Ltd T/A Safika Oosthuizens Training 
    44. SCANIA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (Aeroton)(TP) 
    45. Shukela Training Centre 
    46. Skills Priority 
    47. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    48. St Anthony''s Education Centre 
    49. Taletso FET College - Mafikeng/Mmabatho Campus 
    50. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    51. The Automobile Association South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MIDRA 
    52. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    53. Tshwane South Public FET College - Centurion Campus 
    54. Uitenhage Despatch Skills Development (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    55. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    56. Umgudulu Motors & Fitment Centre (UMGENI) (TP) 
    57. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    58. Wavelength T.T.I 
    59. Zakheni Training Academy (SELBY) (TP) 



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