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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Polish automotive painted panels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260159  Polish automotive painted panels 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 polishing painted automotive panels to eliminate paint imperfections and enhance gloss levels.

This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression and is an elective unit standard for a spray painter. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard is one of a series of unit standards for spray painting vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner is already competent to:
  • Select, use and care for engineering hand tools.
  • Keep the work area safe and productive. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following range information is applicable to the entire unit standard:
  • All work is performed under supervision at regular intervals and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Paint imperfections are limited to those that can be polished out and include dust spots, fish eyes, runs, orange peel and surface texture.
  • Polishing should only be undertaken when required, i.e. when visual defects are present.

    Additional range information is provided at specific outcomes and assessment criteria as necessary. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of polishing painted panels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of polishing painted panels is explained in terms of improving gloss or eliminating paint imperfections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions are identified for which polishing will achieve the required result. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different polishing materials are identified according to their intended use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of polishing and the type of equipment are identified for the required improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not using the correct type of polishing equipment are explained in terms of time spent on the job and the required final finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of applying polish to non-painted areas are explained in terms of appearance and efficiency or cleaning time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to polish painted panels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Paint imperfections are identified that will be rectified through polishing. Imperfections that cannot be repaired by polishing are referred back to the workshop for rework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Polishing materials and equipment selected are appropriate for the required task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes electric, pneumatic and hand operated equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Attachments and accessories selected are appropriate to the required task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The condition of the paint is confirmed to be ready for polishing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Paint is adequately cured and in a stable condition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    High points are masked off to minimise the risk of polishing through. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The panel is divided into relevant sections for different polishing methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Polish painted panels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method of polishing is appropriate to the size and type of panel being polished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Polishing techniques are applied appropriately to achieve the required finish. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include duration, pressure, movements and speed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Polishing pads are cleaned as necessary to ensure efficiency of the polishing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Polishing dust is removed from adjoining panels to ensure a consistent appearance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Paint imperfections are confirmed to be removed through the polishing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Surfaces are polished without leaving swirl marks or hologram effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Masking tape is removed when required to ensure consistency of the polished panel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during the application process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The panel is polished 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 polishing are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazardous materials are disposed of in accordance with workplace and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazardous materials include polish dust and cleaning agents.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the polishing processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SHE procedures include using personal protective equipment and adhering to workplace requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is restored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restoring work area includes packing away of tools and equipment and cleaning the work area.
     

    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 RANGE 
    Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
     

    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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • How to use Personal Protective Equipment.
  • When polishing will remove paint imperfections.
  • Functions of polish and equipment.
  • Risk of polishing through high spots.
  • How to mask the area.
  • The importance of masking the area accurately.
  • Different techniques to apply the polish.
  • Importance of cleaning polishing pads regularly.
  • How to remove polishing dust from non painted surfaces. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify problems relating to paint imperfections. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to interact with other people in the workshop. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to conduct own work in a responsible manner and not cause damage to any other vehicle panels. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify paint imperfections that could be rectified by polishing. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to complete relevant reports and job cards. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to use electrical and pneumatic equipment for polishing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify the impact of polishing through painted panels. 

  • 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  64709   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64410   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    6. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    7. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    8. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    9. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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