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

Trace and repair faults on advanced auto electrical circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12227  Trace and repair faults on advanced auto electrical circuits 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260677  Diagnose and repair faults on advanced auto electrical circuits  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required for the people in the field of autotronics.

The learning outcomes of this unit standard also contribute to the exit levels outcomes required for the autotronics NQF 4 level qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to trace and repair advanced auto-electrical circuits on an automobile from circuit diagrams, per instruction, in accordance to procedure, and/or with the aid of manufacturers service manuals in a safe and aware manner. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard is designed as part of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that the learner is competent on the relevant unit standards at the lower level, including:
  • Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on automobiles

    The credits allocated to this unit standard assumes that a learner has already learnt to:
  • Fit and wire up auxiliary auto electrical equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under specific outcomes.

    The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read, discuss and interpret automobile electric circuit diagrams and symbols 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Advanced auto electrical circuits include electric window, central locking, electric windows, relay control radiator fan, instrumentation warning, alarm, immobilzer, rear window demister, fog/spot lights (front/rear), manual sunroof, antenna control, audio device and speaker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
    2. Advanced auto-electrical circuits are repaired and functioning to specifications
    3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
    4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Work is carried out without vehicle (trim) damage
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Removal and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
    7. Cleaning and testing procedures are carried out correctly
    8. Diagnosing sequence is followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Advanced auto-electrical circuits
    2. Fault finding techniques and procedures
    3. Trim damage
    4. Component specifications
    5. Test equipment/information 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and use test equipment to locate faults on auto electric circuits 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select and use test equipment to locate faults on auto electric circuits following prescribed fault finding techniques using manuals and circuit diagrams. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Test equipment includes test probe, continuity tester, test lamp, multi-meter and oscilloscope.

    Possible faults include earth (ground), open circuit, short circuit, high resistance joints, loose connections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
    2. Advanced auto-electrical circuits are repaired and functioning to specifications
    3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
    4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Work is carried out without vehicle (trim) damage
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Removal and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
    7. Cleaning and testing procedures are carried out correctly
    8. Diagnosing sequence is followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Advanced auto-electrical circuits
    2. Fault finding techniques and procedures
    3. Trim damage
    4. Component specifications
    5. Test equipment/information 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove faulty and refit new auto electrical components from/to an automobile 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
    2. Advanced auto-electrical circuits are repaired and functioning to specifications
    3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
    4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Work is carried out without vehicle (trim) damage
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Removal and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
    7. Cleaning and testing procedures are carried out correctly
    8. Diagnosing sequence is followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Advanced auto-electrical circuits
    2. Fault finding techniques and procedures
    3. Trim damage
    4. Component specifications
    5. Test equipment/information 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete fault reports and requisition forms 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
    2. Advanced auto-electrical circuits are repaired and functioning to specifications
    3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
    4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Work is carried out without vehicle (trim) damage
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Removal and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
    7. Cleaning and testing procedures are carried out correctly
    8. Diagnosing sequence is followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Advanced auto-electrical circuits
    2. Fault finding techniques and procedures
    3. Trim damage
    4. Component specifications
    5. Test equipment/information 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer 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 were 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:
  • Oscilloscope
  • Circuit components
  • Function and operation of advanced auto-electric circuits
    2. Purpose of:
  • Vehicle care
  • Fault finding techniques and procedures
    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • High resistance joints
    4. Sensory cues:
  • Use of sight to check for loose conductors
  • Use of sight to check for insulation wear
  • Use of sight to check for component damage
  • Use of sight to read test equipment
    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection and/or vehicle protection equipment
  • Implications of not following procedures
  • Implications of not following manufacturer's specifications
    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Testing procedures
  • Removal and fitting procedures
  • Fault finding techniques
    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Colour coding of conductors
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation
    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Fault finding techniques
  • High resistance joints
  • Short, open circuit conditions
  • Protection circuits (fuses, fusible links, circuit breakers)
  • Conductor current rating
  • Switching (relay control)
  • Motor (bi-directional control)
  • Positive/negative temperature coefficient
  • Voltage stabilization (Zener)
    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the fault finding techniques and manufacturer's specifications to the repairing of faults 


  • 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:
  • When tracing and repairing faults 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after equipment, tools, test equipment, components and chemicals
  • Plan and prepare job function activities 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Apply electrical concepts
  • Apply Kirchoff's current and voltage laws 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the functioning of automobile electric systems to that of other related electrical systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260677, which is "iagnose and repair faults on advanced auto electrical circuits", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22860   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57450   National Diploma: Automotive Diagnostics and Repair  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 



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