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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect, remove and install wheel sets on rolling stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262926  Inspect, remove and install wheel sets on rolling stock 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the principles, functions and construction of wheels and well sets as well as being able to examine and measure the diameter, profile and lateral dimensions. The learners will also be able to disassemble, clean and reassemble the wheel sets and finalise the process.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the factors critical for the selection of wheel sets.
  • Qualifying and selecting wheel sets.
  • Removing and installing wheel sets.
  • Completing the installation process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Lift and move loads.
  • Use hand tools.
  • Use hand held power tools.
  • Use relevant measuring instruments.
  • Bearing maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Explain the factors critical for the selection of wheel sets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and functions of wheels and wheel set are explained applicable to the rail industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The construction of the wheels and wheel sets is identified visually and described in accordance with manufactures specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not selecting the correct wheels and wheel sets are explained in terms of its impact on safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Qualify and select wheel sets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, equipment and instruments to be used are selected in order to measure and qualify wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The wheels are examined in order to establish further actions according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The wheel is measured in order to qualify the wheel set according to procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measurements must be taken of the wheel diameter and profile.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The wheel sets are measured for lateral dimensions in order to qualify for the network rail gauge according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Wheel set is selected according to the locomotive/motor coach allowable tolerances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove and install wheel sets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defective wheel set and motors are disassembled from the bogie in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wheel set and components are cleaned and prepared for installation in accordance with manufacture's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Qualified and selected wheel set is reassembled into the bogie in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the installation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The wheel sets are completed in accordance with worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and equipment used are cleaned and stored in accordance with worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is cleaned and free from hazards in accordance with worksite requirements and housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The report on work performed is completed and delivered in accordance with worksite requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Report requirements include for format, content, accuracy and distribution.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification 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 qualification 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 associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant health, safety and environmental requirements.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding the identification of allowable tolerances and in the disassembly and assembly processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when to accepting and interpreting work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment are required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of the process and to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to record data in a technological environment in accordance with environmental, occupational health and safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in order to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively in the process of inspecting, removing and installing wheel sets on rolling stock. 

    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  66009   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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