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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58497||National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance|
|SGB Vehicle Maintenance|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|24456||National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||139|
This qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|64809||National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||135|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of automotive repair and maintenance skills and to meet the challenges of the automotive industry and related environments.
The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply the fundamentals of automotive repair and maintenance technology in order to repair and maintain vehicles.
This capability requires an understanding of basic repairing and maintenance theory, names and functions of fluids and lubricants, automotive components and how to read and interpret workshop manuals and workshop procedures.
A thorough knowledge of automotive components and systems, workshop equipment and an ability to read, interpret and understand task instructions and job cards are required.
Recipients of one of the variations of this qualification are able to conduct the essential maintenance and related operations associated with the range of vehicles in use today and efficient and safe operational practices in one of the following contextualized specialisation areas:
With this understanding learners will be able to participate in operational activities. What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage in more complex automotive maintenance and repair activities in the field of vehicle technology.
This qualification in automotive repair and maintenance NQF Level 3 has been developed as a progression from qualifications in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 2. The development was necessary due to expansion into advanced repair and maintenance technology. With the advancement of technology this qualification is also needed to replace the previous segmented and aged qualifications system, improve the industry standards and prevent fraudulent qualifications.
The field of automotive maintenance and repair is characterised by the overall maintenance of vehicle systems as well as the removal, dismantling and replacement of components and adjustments to vehicle systems. This in turn provides support and job opportunities to a variety of small businesses in the retail motor and related industries.
People working in the automotive repair and maintenance field require technical skills and knowledge, and well developed hand skills.
There is also a critical need in the industry to identify people who are able to conduct the essential maintenance and related operations associated with the range of vehicles on the road today and apply efficient and safe operational practices in each of the following contextualised areas:
This is the second qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a competent person in the automotive and associated industries. People who have achieved the skills and knowledge outlined in this qualification are normally employed in the following positions:
It also provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of automotive technology.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
Access to qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of a minimum of 120 credits made up of the following:
Specialisation areas consist of the following unit standards:
Specialisation area 1: Passenger and Light Delivery Vehicles.
Total Credits = 47.
Specialisation area 2: Earthmoving Equipment.
Total Credits = 67.
Specialisation area 3: Commercial vehicles.
Total Credits = 61.
Specialisation area 4: Lift trucks.
Total Credits = 61.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems in a variety of ways.
2. Conduct work activities in an automotive context.
3. Repair and maintain vehicles.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.
Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance. Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. In some case inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
In order to ensure that the learner is able to work within various contexts of the automotive industry, it is necessary to conduct assessments that will provide evidence that learners are able to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
|As a starting point, this qualification which is part of a series of qualifications in the field of vehicle technology including, servicing, maintenance, repairs and diagnostics, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in English speaking countries of the world.
It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with this broad-based qualification that also include fundamentals, however the generic core and specialisation areas` unit standards did compare favourably to both the Australian (AUR99) Automotive Industry, Service and Repair unit standards and the NVQ qualification in the United Kingdom.
An example of the exact multi specialisation area approach used in this qualification was found in Australia under Automotive Retail Service Repair Training (www.automotivetraining.org.au). The range of unit standards used in Australia that relate similarly to core unit standards in this qualification may be found at (www.ntis.gov.au).
It was further difficult to undertake specific comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field of vehicle technology and cover the same areas of specialisation (thus containing a large degree of similar content) are conceptualised as three year qualifications without exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels.
This notwithstanding, the technical content of this qualification for automotive repair and maintenance (with the various specialisations) corresponds with the equivalent level of qualification in vehicle servicing (with the various specialisations) in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Elements of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK have been used in benchmarking best practice procedures in some of the unit standards used in this qualification. The NVQ qualifications offered in the UK cover all the same objectives of this series of qualifications at various levels of complexity. The qualifications are offered as an internship wherein the learner enrols with a college or training centre for the theoretical component, and achieves the practical component in-house. The qualifications are all based on specific levels of performance, and lead to progressive levels of complexity, but are identified as separate qualifications. The learning towards these qualifications is offered through long-term learner-employer relationships, with short-term stints at a training centre. Qualification titles in the UK include:
The qualifications offered in other European countries, such as Germany, are also predominantly vocational qualifications with theoretical components being achieved through a specified period at a training centre. The qualifications are aimed at achieving complete competence in all aspects of vehicle maintenance through the progressive series of qualifications and includes mechanical, electrical and coach works. The training programmes are progressive qualifications of one year duration each and include ongoing training through workbooks in which the trainee is required to complete evidence of understanding for each month of the registered year of learning. Germany has a requirement that competent people be licensed to operate under the meister (master craftsman) programme, and this licence is valid for a period of two years. The qualification titles offered in Germany include:
America uses a system of specialisation areas, with a master technician being identified as a person who is competent in all areas and will be able to perform on almost any part of a vehicle. The learning is conducted through apprenticeships and has specialisation areas for engine technicians, transmission technicians, steering and suspension technicians, brake technicians, electrical system technicians, heating and airconditioning technicians, driveability and performance technicians and lubrication technicians.
None of the SADC countries have their own qualifications relating to vehicle maintenance, but use the British City and Guilds Standards for training learners in the automotive field. Namibia has indicated interest in the South African qualifications and may implement this qualification once it has been registered.
|This qualification has been designed and structured as part of a progressive route in the automotive industry so that qualifying learners can move from one level to the next. Having separate specialisation areas also enables learners to move from one context to another within the automotive industry, i.e. they share a common fundamental and core component of the qualification at a particular level. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately.
This qualification follows on from the National certificate in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 2 and leads to the Further Education and Training certificate in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 4.
This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
> Maintaining national standards.
> The interests of the learner.
> The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past.
> The cultural background and language of the learner.
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 64809, which is "National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance", Level 3, 135 credits.
This qualification replaces qualification 24456, "National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles", Level 3, 139 credits.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||244055||Check an engine for condition using hand held test equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||244043||Disassemble and clean engines and components||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||244053||Dismantle automotive main components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244052||Install automotive main components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||244109||Perform a basic condition test on an engine||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||244059||Remove automotive main components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||244049||Repair and assemble automotive components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||15110||Test and report on condition of vehicle charging system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||15107||Test and report on condition of vehicle starting system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244056||Understand the fundamentals of engine technology||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116938||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||12211||Build basic auto electrical circuits||Level 2||NQF Level 02||16|
|Elective||12218||Construct and test basic electronic circuits||Level 2||NQF Level 02||16|
|Elective||7572||Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||7568||Demonstrate knowledge of and produce word processing documents using basic functions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||13205||Operate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||116937||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||117924||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||13234||Apply quality procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||15100||Check and adjust steering geometry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116703||Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244044||Demonstrate knowledge of diesel fuel injection and engine management systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||244054||Demonstrate knowledge of electronic fuel injection and engine management systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||244046||Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical fuel injection systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244050||Demonstrate knowledge of petrol fuel injection and engine management systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||12457||Develop learning strategies and techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||244058||Diagnose and repair mechanical fuel injection systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||12456||Explain and use organisational procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||11202||Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||13916||Identify and keep the records that a team manager is responsible for keeping||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244042||Inspect, assess and report on a cylinder block assembly||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244047||Inspect, assess and report on a cylinder head assembly||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244060||Inspect, assess and report on crankshaft assemblies||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244048||Inspect, assess and report on external components of engines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244045||Inspect, assess and report on piston and connecting rod assemblies||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||15103||Install vehicle engines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||15105||Install vehicle sub-components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||9527||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||242820||Maintain records for a team||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||9526||Manage basic business finance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||12455||Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||15109||Recondition vehicle undercarriage components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||244111||Remove and install a dashboard||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||15116||Remove vehicle engines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||12220||Service and repair conventional automobile ignition systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244051||Test and repair an engine cooling system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244057||Test and repair an engine lubrication system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||12221||Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on automobiles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||114598||Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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