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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remanufacture engine connecting rod assemblies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244141  Remanufacture engine connecting rod assemblies 
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 
This unit standard is for people in the automotive machining industry who are required to inspect and remanufacture engine connecting rod assemblies if it is deemed possible.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Inspect and test connecting rod assemblies.
  • Prepare to remanufacture connecting rod assemblies.
  • Remanufacture connecting rod assemblies.
  • Conduct post operation functions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The ability to use automotive engineering tools and equipment.
  • The ability to inspect, assess and report on connecting rod assemblies.
  • The ability to make simple components using a lathe.
  • The ability to work safely in a workshop. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • 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.
  • Remanufacture in this unit standard means the inspecting, testing, bushing, and machining operations to make the piston and rod assembly fully and safely operational.

    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 
    Inspect and test connecting rod assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The connecting rod assembly is identified in accordance with the job instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Connecting rod assembly refers to a set for the engine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are cleaned and decarbonised in an environmentally safe manner to enable an inspection to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Removable parts and components are removed without causing damage to the part or the connecting rods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An inspection is completed on the condition of the connecting rod assembly, and a report on the feasibility of remanufacturing is given to relevant personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visual inspection, precision measuring, alignment check; estimated cost of repair compared with replacement cost.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The connecting rod is crack tested in accordance with test equipment instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dye penetrant test, magnetic particle test.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, equipment safety.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to remanufacture connecting rod assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The workplace is ensured to be safe in accordance with workplace requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, equipment safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tools and equipment required for the task are ensured to be available and ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approval for the connecting rod assembly to be remanufactured is obtained from relevant personnel in accordance with company policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Outwork is arranged in accordance with company policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remanufacture connecting rod assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are selected and used in accordance with their design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Connecting rods are re-bushed, bored and honed to suit gudgeon pin clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Connecting rod assemblies are assembled in accordance with manufacturer specifications without damage to components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The connecting rod assembly is checked and adjusted for alignment in accordance with alignment equipment and engine manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work is completed in accordance with agreed time allocations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post operation functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is left clean and tidy in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Worn and/or damaged parts replaced are recorded and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components used are described and recorded accurately for costing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Job cards are completed and stored in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The remanufactured connecting rod assembly is lubricated, protected against damage and foreign matter, and labelled to ensure identification. 


    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 
    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 equipment.
  • How to locate manufacturer specifications in a manual.
  • How to conduct inspections against tolerances.
  • How to rebuild shafts.
  • How to grind and polish shafts.
  • Company reporting procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Terms used in this unit standard are generic to the automotive industry in South Africa.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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 


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