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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supply and fit air conditioners to vehicles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116705  Supply and fit air conditioners to vehicles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
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
9543  Supply and fit air conditioners to vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Select appropriate kit; fit the appropriate kit to vehicle, charge the system and test installation of motor vehicle air conditioners. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Explain the operation of the basic vapour compression refrigeration system, and use hand tools and measuring instruments. ABET 4 level literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Standard, commonly applied air conditioners fitted to standard cars in South Africa. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Select air-conditioning kit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Correct kit is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Kit is checked visually for any damage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Kit is checked according to factory parts list. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Fit air-conditioning kit to vehicle. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Area is prepared in preparation to receive new kit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Stripped parts are cleaned and stored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Kit is fitted in correct sequence. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Electrics are connected correctly. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Charge system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
System is prepared for charging according to manufacturers' instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Correct type and quantity of refrigerant is charged into systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
No undue wastage of refrigerant is evident. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Consequences of under or overcharge are listed and explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Test installation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
System is switched on, visually checked and tested for sound. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Performance and operational tests are carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Consequences of faulty operation are listed and explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.

The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The procedure to select and fit the kit correctly
  • The procedure to charge the unit and test it's operation 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Selecting correct equipment, accessories and tools
  • Nature and extend of deviation from specified performance is diagnosed and rectified
  • Interpret manufacturer's instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply fixing methods correctly
  • Use of correct installation procedure 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret installation instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Reading and interpreting manufacturer's instructions
  • Using correct procedures for charging the systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate and understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understanding the effects refrigerants, when released into the atmosphere, has on the environment. 

  • 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 9543, which is "Supply and fit air conditioners to vehicles", Level 3, 6 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Assessment of this standard will be applied within the learner's particular context and the following will be produced during the assessment:
  • Selected correct kit according to serial number (product list - kit box).
  • _____ gauge reading are as per specifications.
  • MNF G/SET displays correct readings.
  • Test and confirm car air-conditioning kit in any vehicle.
  • 100% selection of appropriate kit.
  • Job completed to job card quote.
  • No damage to parts of surroundings.
  • Visual inspection of gauge reading (____ gauge).
  • Position readings on diagnostic equipment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48963   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    2. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    3. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    4. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    5. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    6. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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