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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine light motor vehicles for fitness and road-worthiness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377223  Examine light motor vehicles for fitness and road-worthiness 
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  10 
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 reflects the need to determine the fitness and road-worthiness of light motor vehicles the Tare/ Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)/ Gross Combination Mass (GCM) of which does not exceed 3500kg and all classes of motor cycles and motor tricycles including a tractor, mobile industrial and agricultural equipment.

It provides the learner with competence required to access employment within vehicle test centres and at registering authority. This also provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader road transportation environment.

Application of the competencies attained through this unit standard will contribute towards the prevention of accidents and reduction of road maintenance cost. Unroadworthy vehicles and vehicles that do not conform to the National Road Traffic Act and Regulations as well as national standards contribute to the serious problem of maintaining road safety on South African roads. Competent vehicle fitness evaluation will contribute to minimising traffic-related costs thereby improving the South African economy.

This unit standard also allows for transformation with the traffic policing profession, as learners become models for other learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the traffic policing profession. The recognition of prior learning will formalize informal and non-formal learning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification.

Learners credited against this unit standard are capable of:
  • Identifying vehicles based on vehicle descriptors as required by law, classes of vehicles as described in the law, and relevant legal parameters.
  • Performing systematic vehicle tests and examination in order that vehicles comply with legal requirements and to promote safety for other road users.
  • Identifying possible defects and problems on vehicles through effective visual or electronic testing of any vehicles.
  • Certifying the road-worthiness of vehicles, based on examination and testing results.
  • Creating official records in order to prevent unroadworthy vehicles from entering the traffic system. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer literacy NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy NQF Level 3.
  • Drive light motor vehicles (Code EB) and all classes of motor cycles and motor tricycles (Code A).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic vehicle components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applicable light motor vehicles in this unit standard refers to light motor vehicles the Tare/GVM/GCM of which does not exceed 3500kg and all classes of motor cycles and motor tricycles including a tractor, mobile industrial and agricultural equipment.

    Vehicle fitness assessment includes tests, inspections and pit inspections. Vehicle fitness examination involves:
  • Determining braking ability of light motor vehicles the Tare/GVM/ GCM of which does not exceed 3500kg through the effective utilization of electronic equipment.
  • Determining the seating capacity of light passenger carrying vehicles the Tare/GVM/ GCM of which does not exceed 3500kg through effective calculations and use of equipment.
  • Determining plating information through effective use of the applicable SABS codes, the National Road Traffic Act and electronic equipment for trailers of which the Tare/ GVM/ GCM of which does not exceed 3500kg.
  • Measuring light motor vehicles the Tare/ GVM/ GCM of which does not exceed 3500kg and all classes of motor cycles and tricycles, including a tractor, mobile industrial and agricultural equipment for dimensions and projections through effective use of applicable legislation.
  • Testing light motor vehicles the Tare/ GVM/ GCM of which does not exceed 3500kg and all classes of motor cycles and tricycles, including a tractor, mobile industrial and agricultural equipment instrumentation and controls.
  • Inspections carried out around and inside vehicles.

    Irregularities, discrepancies and defects include, system components that are not visible, not existing, obscured, or tampered with. They could relate to engine, chassis, suspension, drive train, electronic system, wheels, braking system, lights, steering mechanism, alignment, and/or shock absorber irregularities, discrepancies and defects.

    Recording formats could include prescribed forms, registers, files.

    Assessment of the different systems of vehicles according to requirements should include road tests in order to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify applicable light motor vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptors of applicable light motor vehicles identities in the legislation are located as required by standard operation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptor characters are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Descriptors are recorded as required by standard operation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Categorize applicable light motor vehicles in terms of types and classes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plate information for the registration of and licensing of applicable light motor vehicles is calculated in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manufacturer's specifications are compared with calculated results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Seating and capacity of applicable light passenger carrying vehicles are determined in terms of the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable light motor vehicles are recorded in types and classes in accordance with the relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the different systems of applicable light motor vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tests and inspections are performed in accordance with the relevant legislation and the South African National Standards (SANS) code of Practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Irregularities and or discrepancies are correctly and accurately noted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Irregularities and or discrepancies are referred to appropriate persons in line with standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Road Traffic Quality System (RTQS) load specifications for applicable light motor vehicles are verified as required in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Criteria used for inspection are described as they apply to different vehicle types and classes. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drivers and/or operators are identified in accordance with the relevant legislation and documentation. 

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Certification status and supporting documentation is completed in accordance with the standard operational procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Road-worthiness assessment results are recorded using required formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Documentation is completed and stored in accordance with the standard operational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Applicable sections of the National Road Traffic Act and Regulations as well as the related definitions and the SABS codes of practice.
  • The sections applicable to the evaluation of vehicle fitness in the Criminal Procedure Act.
  • Various vehicle configurations and the applicable legislation.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act related to the evaluation of vehicle fitness.
  • Electronic equipment used to evaluate, light motor vehicles.
  • Relevant Standard Operational Procedures.
  • Specific computer software (NATIS / eNATIS) utilized at the test stations to evaluate vehicle fitness of light motor vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions regarding certifying road-worthiness status based on evaluation of vehicle fitness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team to assess the different systems of vehicles according to relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage themselves and their vehicle evaluation activities responsibly and effectively in line with standard operating procedures and relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information about motor vehicle identity for verification, motor vehicle types and classes for categorization and motor vehicle system assessment for certifying road-worthiness status. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation to record motor vehicle descriptors, types and classes, to refer irregularities/discrepancies to appropriate persons, to complete certification status and supporting documentation, to record road-worthiness assessment results using required formats, to complete documentation in accordance with the standard operational procedures, and to communicate certification status to drivers and/or operators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to verify motor vehicle identity using the vehicle descriptors, categorise motor vehicles in terms of types and classes, assess the different systems of motor vehicles according to requirements and certify road-worthiness status based on assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when referring irregularities/discrepancies to appropriate persons in line with standard operating procedures, and taking concluding action in line with legal and operating procedure requirements. 

    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.
     
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