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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Inspect and lubricate an automotive system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119750  Inspect and lubricate an automotive system 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2008-11-30  SAQA 0763/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-30   2012-11-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
15131  Inspect and lubricate a vehicle  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

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. The learner is capable of inspecting fluids and lubricants and topping up and/or drain and refill fluids and lubricants on automotive systems and to maintain and report on defects and operational condition. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, measuring equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment.

Learners are also assumed to be competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy and communication at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

    All work is performed under the supervision and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The learner has learned to plan and prepare to inspect and lubricate an automotive system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning and preparing includes reading and interpreting the job card/work instructions, and obtaining lubrication check list from workshop manual.
  • Preparing includes selecting tools and lubricants. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner prepared work area and automotive system for inspection and lubrication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to automotive system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Obtained specified lubricants and fluids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected and obtained appropriate tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Prepared work area and automotive system in accordance with SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can explain the reason/s for selection the appropriate workshop manual for the automotive system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Learner is able to drain, refill or top up fluids and apply lubricants. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Fluids and lubricants include oils, greases, brake fluid, water and anti-freeze. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner drained, refilled and / or topped up automotive system fluids and apply lubricants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fluid levels are checked in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Automotive system normalised to operating temperature prior to draining of fluids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fluids are drained in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Drain and refill plugs are replaced in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Filler areas are cleaned prior to filling / topping up fluid compartment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Fluid compartments are refilled / topped up with specified fluid and quantity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Lubricants are applied to lubrication points in accordance with workshop manual procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Learner can explain why system/s need to be normalized prior to draining the oil. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Learner can explain the importance of correct fluid levels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Learner is able to Inspect and identify leaks and defects on automotive system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Inspect includes a visual inspection and recording.
  • Defects include cracks, damage, distortion, wear and missing parts. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learner inspected Automotive system for leaks and defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Automotive system is visually inspected for leaks and defects, while system is in a static condition, and findings are recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Automotive system is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tested functionality of system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Learner can explain why an automotive system needs to be inspected when static and operational. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Learner has learned to restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restoring includes disposal of waste fluids and lubricants, tools packed away and work area cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is restored, documentation completed and processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and packed away in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is cleaned in accordance with good house keeping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazardous materials are dispose off in accordance with SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation are complete and processed in according with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Learner can recall company procedures relating to the cleaning and packing away of tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Learner can explain the impact of good house keeping practices on productivity and a safe working environment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard 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 unit standard 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 Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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 
  • Names and functions of:
    > Automotive Components and systems
    > Tools and equipment
    > Fluids and lubricants
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
    > Fluids and lubricants
    > Typical defects
  • Sensory cues:
    > Visual, audible and smell
  • Purpose of:
    > Lubrication, fluids and inspection
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Workplace procedures
    > SHE legislation
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Material wear
    > Friction
    > Viscosity
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship between preventative maintenance and operational condition of system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to inspecting and lubricating automotive systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members, colleagues and workshop personnel to obtain fluids, lubricants and service equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Working according to service and flat rate schedules.
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report on service procedures and report any defects or deviations from standard procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Store and dispose of waste fluids and lubricants in accordance with SHE legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the importance of regular inspection and servicing of automotive systems.
  • Explain and justify my actions and procedures followed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 15131, "Inspect and lubricate a vehicle", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49689   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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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