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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine vehicles for road-worthiness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336639  Examine vehicles for road-worthiness 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18 
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 intended for learners who are required to determine the fitness and road-worthiness of all motor vehicles at vehicle test stations and at registering authorities. Competent motor vehicle fitness examination will contribute to minimizing traffic related accidents thereby improving the safety on South African roads.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Verify a motor vehicle using the motor vehicle descriptors.
  • Categorise a motor vehicle.
  • Assess the systems of a motor vehicle.
  • Certify road-worthiness status based on assessment.
  • Apply customer service principles. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • The relevant drivers licence.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Vehicle Systems Knowledge. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is applicable to the examination of all motor vehicles. This therefore entails that the learner will have to prove competence as a grade A examiner.

    The Grading of Examiners of Vehicles is guided by the legislative requirements as set out in the National Road Traffic Act. Such grading is dependent upon the learner complying with the requirements as laid down at the time by the relevant governing body. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify a motor vehicle using the motor vehicle descriptors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of motor vehicle descriptors and characteristics in terms of the relevant legislation and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All validations are recorded in accordance with the relevant legislation and standard operational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Categorise a motor vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manufacturer plate information of the motor vehicle is verified for recording purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information plate specifications of the motor vehicle are calculated for recording purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Seating and/or standing capacity of the motor vehicle is determined for all passenger carrying motor vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The type and class of the motor vehicle is determined for recording purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the systems of a motor vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tests and inspections are performed in accordance with the relevant legislation and South African National Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Irregularities/discrepancies are noted in accordance with standard operational procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Irregularities/discrepancies are referred to appropriate persons, bodies or organisations in accordance with standard operational procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The load specifications of a motor vehicle is verified as required in accordance with the relevant legislation and standard operational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Load specification is determined using the Road Traffic Quality Systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Inspection criteria are selected which are appropriate for relevant motor vehicle type and classes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Certify road-worthiness status based on assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The motor vehicle is identified in accordance with the relevant legislation and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects on the motor vehicles are identified in accordance with standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Certification status is determined based on assessment results and in accordance with the relevant legislation and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Road-worthiness assessment results, certification status and supporting documentation are completed for recording purposes in accordance with the standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation is archived in accordance with the relevant legislation and standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The certification status of the motor vehicle is communicated to the driver of the vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Concluding action taken is in accordance with relevant legislation and standard operational procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply customer service principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customer service principles are explained in terms of Batho Pele principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer service principles and Batho Pele principles are demonstrated while interacting with the person whose vehicle is being examined. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant Sections and Regulations of the National Road Traffic Act.
  • Organisational standard operating procedures.
  • South African National Standards codes.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act related to the evaluation of vehicle fitness.
  • Electronic equipment used to evaluate the fitness of all motor vehicles.
  • Specific computer software (NATIS/eNATIS) utilized at the test stations to record/update vehicle fitness of all motor vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Verifying a motor vehicle using the motor vehicle descriptors.
  • Categorising a motor vehicle.
  • Assessing the systems of a motor vehicle.
  • Applying customer service principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Verifying a motor vehicle using the motor vehicle descriptors.
  • Categorising a motor vehicle.
  • Assessing the systems of a motor vehicle. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Verifying a motor vehicle using the motor vehicle descriptors.
  • Categorising a motor vehicle.
  • Assessing the systems of a motor vehicle.
  • Certifying roadworthiness status based on assessment.
  • Applying customer service principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Verifying a motor vehicle using the motor vehicle descriptors.
  • Categorising a motor vehicle.
  • Assessing the systems of a motor vehicle. 

  • 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  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    3. DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AND TRANSPORT T/A LIMPOPO PROVINCE TRAFFIC TRAININ 
    4. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    5. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.