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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a fluid filling machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262716  Operate a fluid filling machine 
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.

A competent learner will be able to:
  • Start machine for filling operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fluids used in vehicles.
  • Fill vehicle systems.
  • Identify and rectify filling faults. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard is one of a series of unit standards for vehicle manufacturers the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner is already competent to:
  • Select, use and care for engineering hand tools.
  • Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment.
  • 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 specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Vehicle systems that require filling include cooling, brake, hydraulic, power steering and air conditioning systems.

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

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Start machine for filling operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fluid quantities in the filling machine are checked and reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Printer roll quantity is checked and reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The machine is started in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Indicators are checked to confirm the correct operation of the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations in required parameters are identified and corrected in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fluids used in vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The markings of different fluids are identified and described in terms of differentiating fluids from each other. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fluids include coolants, lubricants and gasses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of different fluids is described in terms of the function performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of using incorrect fluids are described in terms of functionality of the systems and potential damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of using incorrect quantities of fluids are described in terms of functionality of the systems and potential damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods for disposing various fluids are described in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of not disposing of the fluids correctly are described in terms of the potential impact on the environment and health and safety of personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fill vehicle systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The filling machine is connected to the relevant component in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The machine is started in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A filling report is generated and confirmed to meet manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations to manufacturer specifications are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Filling nozzles are removed and vehicle systems are sealed in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and rectify filling faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The source of the problem is identified from the filling report and visual inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The fault is recorded and visually displayed in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fluid is drained from the relevant system and refilled according to manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A new filling report is generated and confirmed to meet manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore the work area. 

    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. 


    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.
  • The importance of maintaining cleanliness and condition of the workplace.
  • How to start and stop a filling machine.
  • How to identify different fluids.
  • How to connect the filling machine to the component to be filled.
  • How to report work conducted.
  • The importance of reporting findings. 

  • 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 filling problems. 

  • 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 workplace. 

  • 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 spillage of fluids. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify filling requirements and deviations from given requirements. 

  • 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 appropriate tools and equipment for filling fluids. 

  • 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 incorrect filling of fluids. 

  • 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
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  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. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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