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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic vehicle components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377200  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic vehicle components 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Traffic 
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  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
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 introduces the knowledge and skills needed someone who intends to become an examiner of motor vehicles in order for him to have the basic understanding of vehicle components and parts in regard to light motor vehicles, heavy motor vehicles, passenger vehicles, motor cycles and any other vehicles types which operate on a public road.

The qualifying learner is capable to:
  • Prepare to test vehicle components.
  • Perform a visual inspection of the vehicle.
  • Understand basic operations of engines and other vehicle parts/components.
  • Perform an operational test.
  • Demonstrate understanding of specific vehicle systems.
  • Identify specific parts of a vehicle system.

    This unit standard may be used in the context of one or more of the following areas of specialization:
  • Light motor vehicle.
  • Heavy motor vehicle.
  • Passenger carrying vehicle.
  • Motor cycle. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the unit standard:
  • Vehicle components include any contraption, consisting of more than one part working together and forms part of any one or more of the following systems:
    > Electrical, power train (engine), drive train, brakes, hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Engines include multi cylinder 2 and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify vehicle components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle model is identified in accordance with standard specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifying vehicle model includes but is not limited to determining models towards years of manufacture and differing models of the same year.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislated description of a part is interpreted and explained in terms of its features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The vehicle verification is confirmed in accordance with legislation and Codes of Practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of specific vehicle systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle systems are explained in terms of their various parts, operation and their relationship to the system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A vehicle system includes but is not limited to a fuel system, exhaust system, power train, suspension, body, electrical, engine and or a braking system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific components within vehicle systems are identified according to Codes of Practice and manufacturers specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A component includes but is not limited to a grouping of parts into a single unit.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify specific parts of a vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The identification of vehicle system parts is explained in terms of processes and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The method may include but is not limited to the use of a parts catalogue system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts are physically verified in terms of the vehicle parts identification system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifying system includes but is not limited to SANS codes of practice e.g. SANS 0047 and manufacturers' specifications.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Verify the functionality of vehicle components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vehicle is made safe to work on in accordance with vehicle manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are inspected for in accordance with Codes of Practice and manufactures requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defects are identified and noted on the Road Traffic Test Sheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects include but are not limited to loose components, damaged, cracked and broke components and fuel leaks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicle is operated/tested and findings are noted on the Road Traffic Test Sheet. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and Moderation:

    This unit standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Relative legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems related to testing vehicle components and engines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work effectively with others as a member of a team organisation when they obtain instructions, parts, tools and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organise themselves and their own activities when they working in workshop and manage resources and time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations when requesting parts and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically when using special tools and equipment and understanding the mechanics of certain parts and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that the identification of vehicle parts do not exist in isolation. 

    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 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AND TRANSPORT T/A LIMPOPO PROVINCE TRAFFIC TRAININ 
    2. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    3. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 



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