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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct spot repairs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244162  Conduct spot repairs 
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 using the necessary equipment to conduct spot repairs. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 4 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 to mix and match paint colours and apply metallic 2 coat paint finishes. 

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 spot repairs. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Spot repairs include solids, metallic, mica and pearl finishes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The different types of spot repairs are identified and explained in relation to their use and application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The effect of air pressure is described in terms of the visual effect on the end product and size of repair area. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Light reflection properties of different pigments are described in relation to the matching of existing painted surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The effect of viscosity is described in terms of paint atomisation and visual effect on the end product. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The impact of incorrect preparation of repair area is explained in relation to the end product. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The uses of transparent and opaque pigments in paint are explained in terms of advantages and disadvantages. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The importance of adhering to flash off and drying times are explained in terms of the final finish. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare surfaces for spot repairs. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Preparing includes cleaning, sanding, filling and priming. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The extent of damage is analysed in order to determine the applicable type of repair. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Surfaces are levelled to the original profile in accordance with workshop procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Each stage is prepared in accordance with paint and filler manufacturer specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The extent of repair is confined to minimum area requirements in order to affect the repair. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Natural bodylines are identified and their potential use in achieving spot repairs is explained in terms of visual effects. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Tools and equipment required for preparation are identified and used in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply and cure the finishing coat. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Apply includes spray gun control, paint thickness control, flash off times and overlapping.
  • Accelerated curing includes the use of curing lamps and ovens.
  • Methods of paint application include arcing and parallel movements.
  • Finishing coat includes colour coats and clear coat.
  • Blemishes may include fish eyes, orange peel, runs and blisters.
  • Correcting may include sanding and using surface conditioning abrasives. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of paint application are described in terms of achieving the required finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment selected for the task is appropriate for the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Each coat is applied to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Curing of each coat is accelerated in accordance with paint manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Finishing coat blemishes are identified and corrected in accordance with paint rectification specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during spot repairing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Safety includes using personal protective equipment, adhering to workplace procedures and disposing of hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous materials include paints, thinning and cleaning agents. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The paint is applied and cured without incident, accident or injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and tools are used in accordance with workplace and manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All workplace safety warnings and required actions before, during and after conducting spot repairs are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the repair process. 

    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:
  • Spot repair methods and materials.
  • Tools and equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Spot repair methods and materials.
  • Typical problems that can be encountered during spot repairs.

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual, audible, smell, feel.

    Purpose of:
  • Testing and checking preparation to task requirements.
  • Applying spot repair correctly.
  • Applying correct air pressure.
  • Curing paint correctly.
  • Adhering to workplace procedures and manufacturer specifications.
  • Cleaning equipment after applying paint.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Manufacturer specifications.
  • SHE procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Safety related to the use and maintenance of spray booths.

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

    Relationships, systems:
  • The effect of a mismatched colour 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 spot repairs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the spot 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  64409   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    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. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    2. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    3. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    4. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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