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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remove, fit and align the body panels of a vehicle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244112  Remove, fit and align the body panels of a vehicle 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications. The learner is capable removing, fitting and aligning vehicle body panels using the necessary equipment. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 3 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, workshop equipment, measuring equipment, auto body repair equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

All work is performed with little or no supervision in accordance with operational, repair manual specifications and procedures and in compliance with occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of the removal, fitment and aligning process. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Remove includes to bolt off, cut off, saw off, chisel off, grind off and drill off.
  • Fit includes weld on, bolt on and rivet on.
  • Align includes to line up with adjacent parts and to fit surrounding parts and assemble. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process to be followed is explained in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The removal, fitment and alignment processes are explained in terms of their stages and importance in the total repair procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures for each process are described in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the damage and determine the scope of repair. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Assess the damage includes to read and interpret the job instructions, a visual evaluation and to determine the accessibility to the body panels.
  • The scope of repair includes to identify the repair process, tools, equipment, and to identify the removal and fitment process of the body panels and surrounding parts and trim.
  • Body panels includes bolt on, weld on (outer panels) and riveted. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The job instructions are accurately interpreted and followed according to prescribed workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The damaged area is visually inspected to determine accessibility for repair, cleaning and stripping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools, equipment, material requirements and protective covers for the repair process are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautionary measures to be taken are identified and clearly explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove the body panel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Remove includes to bolt off, cut off, saw off, chisel off, grind off and drill off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The body panel is removed in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The body panel is removed without damage to the surrounding areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is conducted in accordance with agreed time schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install the body panel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Install includes align and fit.
  • Fit includes weld on, bolt on and rivet on.
  • Align includes to line up with adjacent parts and to fit surrounding parts and assemble. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The body panel is installed in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The panel is aligned in accordance with specifications and adjacent parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The body panel is installed without damage to the surrounding areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is conducted in accordance with agreed time schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Misalignment is identified and corrected in accordance with finished product specifications. 

    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.
  • Reports include reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Process includes submissions according to company procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is restored 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 
    Consequences of not leaving the workplace in the appropriate state are 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 reasons for various documents are 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:
  • Auto body parts.
  • Substrates.
  • Tools and equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Auto body removal and installation methods.
  • Typical problems that can be encountered during removal and installation operations.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual, audible, feel.

    Purpose of:
  • Applying removal and installation techniques correctly.
  • Adhering to workshop manual procedure.
  • Cleaning equipment after use.
  • Testing and checking repairs to the requirements.

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Optical illusions.
  • Types and functions of equipment.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The effect of a imperfections on a vehicle. 

  • 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 installing body panels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the repair process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working according to 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 service 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. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64529   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64409   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  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. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    2. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    3. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    4. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    5. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    6. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    7. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    8. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    9. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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