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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install, test and maintain a basic fluid power system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260723  Install, test and maintain a basic fluid power system 
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 
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
13117  Install, test and maintain a basic hydraulic system  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people in the automotive engineering or mechatronics industry who are expected to work with hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Interpret fluid power circuit diagrams and symbols.
  • Identify and select fluid power components.
  • Install basic fluid power circuits.
  • Test basic fluid power circuits.
  • Maintain basic fluid power circuits.

    This unit standard may be used as an elective standard in the context of one or more of the following areas of specialisation:
  • Passenger vehicle.
  • Commercial vehicle.
  • Earthmoving equipment.
  • Lift truck.
  • Motor cycle. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to work safely in an automotive workshop at NQF Level 2.
  • The ability to use automotive engineering tools and equipment at NQF Level 2.
  • The ability to communicate at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Fluid power systems include hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Reference to suitable tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment that are recognised within the industry as being the most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • All work is performed under minimal supervision.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret fluid power circuit diagrams and symbols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fluid power circuit diagrams and symbols are interpreted in terms of the required operation and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symbols used are explained in terms of industry application and classification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Circuits are traced and identified from circuit diagrams. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select fluid power components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components include pumps, reservoirs, pressure regulators, instrumentation, piping, seals, connectors, valves, manometers, actuators, cylinders, relief valves and drivers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components are identified for specific functions from given documentation or instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternate components that are able to perform the same function are identified from manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are selected for specific functions in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components selected are suited to each other and to the overall function of the system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install basic fluid power circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable the task to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are removed and fitted in accordance with manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test basic fluid power circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable the test to be carried out effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test equipment is connected in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are tested for operational performance in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The entire circuit is tested for operational performance in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain basic fluid power circuits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Circuits are cleaned and maintained in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Leaks are detected and repaired in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work conducted is recorded and reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are accurate and provide adequate detail of work performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reports are submitted in accordance with accepted work schedules. 


    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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Workplace procedures.
  • Safe working practices.
  • The use and application of tools and test equipment.
  • How to locate and interpret manufacturer specifications in a workshop manual.
  • The functions and operation of circuits and components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 workgroup efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply correct procedures for using, storing and caring for test equipment, tools, diagrams and components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for tools and test equipment.
  • Fill in and use fault reports and job cards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When using special tools and equipment.
  • When using principles of fluid power. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the installation of hydraulic circuits to other applications. 

  • 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 13117, "Install, test and maintain a basic hydraulic system", Level 3, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66429   National Certificate: Landscape Irrigation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    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  78923   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  74532   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  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. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    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. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    17. KNOWLEDGE PELE PTY LTD 
    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 (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    23. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    24. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    25. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    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. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    33. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    34. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    35. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    36. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    37. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    38. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    39. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    40. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    41. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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