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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and repair hydraulic brake systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244131  Diagnose and repair hydraulic brake systems 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 of identifying the various types of hydraulic brake systems, diagnosing and repairing system faults and recording and submitting a report. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

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 
Read and interpret the job instructions. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Read and interpret includes the specific technical data, tools and equipment required and the type of system identified.
  • The type of system includes conventional disc and drum hydraulic brake systems but excludes ABS systems. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are obtained in accordance with repair manual and operational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not using the correct technical data, tools and equipment are explained in terms of the impact on the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The type of brake system is identified in terms of the vehicle make and model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operation of brake systems is explained in terms of the key differences between particular systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and position the vehicle. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Preparing includes the inspection of the brake system.
  • Inspection includes visual and physical inspection for system faults.
  • Faults include fluid leaks, wrong fluid levels, bent or damaged pipes, leaking seals, brake booster disc function, worn parts and friction surfaces, leaking master and slave cylinders, pistons and handbrake components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vehicle is prepared, positioned and inspected in accordance with work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The braking system is visually inspected in accordance with repair manual and operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The braking system is physically inspected for functionality and faults in accordance with repair manual and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults identified are recorded in accordance with repair manual and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for inspecting brake systems are explained in terms of identification of faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reasons for selecting correct tools and equipment are explained in terms of the type of work and productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Diagnose and repair system faults. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Repair includes the replacement of parts and components and necessary adjustments, but excludes the machining of master, slave or wheel cylinders, discs and drums. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    System is tested and diagnosed in accordance with repair manual and operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test data is recorded in accordance with operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Replacement parts are obtained in accordance with operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    System faults are repaired in accordance with repair manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work is completed in accordance with flat rate time schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Common parts defects are explained in terms of identification, causes and remedies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Wear on brake discs, drums and cylinders is explained in terms of minimum tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Incorrect fitments of seals is explained in terms of the implications to the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Operation of the brake system is described in accordance with the type of system used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Commission the brake system after repairs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Commission includes testing, adjusting and bleeding of the system.
  • Bleeding include with pressure or gravity flow.
  • Problems include air in system or contaminated fluids. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The brake system is tested in accordance with operational and repair manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Brakes are bled in accordance with repair manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Brake adjustments are carried out in accordance with repair manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of brake fluid and consequences of using incorrect fluid is explained in terms of the implications to the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Potential problems are identified and explained in terms of causes and remedies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply safety procedures during the diagnosing and repair of the brake system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Use and disposal of cleaning agents and fluids.
  • Following SHE procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety procedures are identified and adhered to during the diagnosing and repairing task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The system is diagnosed and repaired without incident, accident or injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    No damage is caused to the brake system, equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All repair manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after the task are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Restore work area and complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring work area includes disposal of hazardous materials, tools and equipment packed away.
  • 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 company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for the various documentation are explained in terms of their main funtions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Brake system, components and parts.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Fluids.
  • Metals.
  • Damaging properties of certain fluids.
  • Properties of friction material.
  • Common system faults.

    Sensory cues:
  • What I see, hear, smell and feel during the process.

    Purpose of:
  • Hydraulic brake systems.
  • Bleeding the system.

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws relating to:
  • Systems and system fluid.
  • Friction and friction material.
  • Free play of components and parts.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Interaction of all components and parts in relation to the hydraulic brake 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:
  • Relating to hydraulic brake systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation, and completion and reporting phases of diagnosing and repairing hydraulic brake systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When preparing the brake system for repairs.
  • When working in accordance with service and flat rate schedules.
  • When managing resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing written reports.
  • When submitting the reports to the relevant department. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When using information technology to source technical data and to generate and submit reports. 

  • 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.
  • When I can explain the basic interaction of differential components and parts in relation to the operation of a hydraulic brake system. 

  • 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  78525   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    4. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    5. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    6. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.