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

Build basic auto electrical circuits 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12211  Build basic auto electrical circuits 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-24  2010-07-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-07-28   2014-07-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
376621  Build auto-electrical circuits  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required for the people in the field of autotronics.

The learning outcomes of this unit standard also contribute to the exit levels outcomes required for the autotronics NQF 2 level qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to build auto electrical circuits from circuit diagrams, work instructions in accordance with established procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard is designed as part of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learnt to:
  • Maintain a safe and productive work area. 

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

    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret basic auto electrical circuit diagrams 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Circuits include lighting circuits (interior lighting, park and headlight circuits, indicator, hazard, instrumentation illumination), fan, horn and wiper circuits, protection circuits and related circuit symbols, including the common grounded circuit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select, explain and discuss various components used when building basic auto electrical circuits 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components include lamps and lamp holders, switches, relays, fan motors, fuse and fuse holders, conductors and connectors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select, use and care for auto electrical hand tools and test equipment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools include screwdrivers, wire-strippers, long nose pliers, side cutters, crimpers, soldering iron and cable knife.

    Test equipment includes continuity testers, multi-meters, probes and test lamps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Build basic auto electrical circuits 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic auto electrical circuits may be built on simulator boards, built in accordance to procedure, be neat, routed and strapped. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform simple tests on basic auto electrical circuits 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Perform simple tests on basic auto electrical circuits and related components for short and open circuit conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Maintain auto electrical circuits 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maintenance includes visual inspections (insulation checks, routing of harnesses etc), use of cleaning solvents, corrosion prevention on connectors, and component functionality checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Apply relevant safety practices when working with auto electrical circuits and equipment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety includes work area safety and electrical safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Use and complete relevant documentation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Circuit is neatly built and working
    2. Circuits is maintained to specifications
    3. Conductors are selected and used according to rating and colour code
    4. Components are correctly chosen and used
    5. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Protective equipment is correctly used
    2. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    4. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Conductor rating
    2. Colour coding
    3. Resistance, amperage, volts and power
    4. Ohm's law
    5. Kirchoff's current and voltage law 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Conductors
  • Connectors
  • Routing
  • Multi-meters
  • Relevant hand tools
  • Personal and automotive protective equipment
  • Circuit diagrams
    2. Purpose of:
  • Conductors
  • Strapping
  • Terminals
  • Common ground
    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Circuit operation
    4. Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to determine possible fault conditions
    5. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection
  • Implications of not working in accordance to procedure
    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Testing procedures
  • Removal and fitting procedures
    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant statutory regulations
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation
    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Internal resistance
  • Resistance in series and parallel
  • Basic principles of electricity
    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the electrical/electronic systems in an automobile to other electrical circuits 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require action and correct when necessary 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to the workgroups efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after equipment, tools, test equipment, components and chemicals
  • Plan and prepare job function activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for tools and equipment
  • Fill in and use fault reports, requisition forms and job cards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Explain conventional and electron current flow 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of electrical/electronic systems in an automobile to other electrical circuits 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 376621, which is "Build auto-electrical circuits", Level 2, 16 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    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  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. ATLAS COPCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (Witfield)(TP) 
    2. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    3. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    4. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    6. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    7. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    8. Buscor 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    10. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    14. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    15. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    16. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    17. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    19. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    20. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    21. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    22. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    23. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    24. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    25. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    26. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    27. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    28. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    29. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    30. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    31. PUTCO Limited 
    32. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    33. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    34. SAFICON INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT T/A TOYOTA FORKLIFT (Parow)(TP) 
    35. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    36. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    37. Shukela Training Centre 
    38. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    39. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    40. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    41. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    42. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    43. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    44. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    45. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    46. Wavelength T.T.I 



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