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

Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on automobiles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12221  Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on automobiles 
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 3  NQF Level 03  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

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
260437  Trace and repair auto electrical circuit faults  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

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 3 level qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on an automobile from circuit diagrams, per instruction, in accordance to procedure, and/or with the aid of the manufacturer's service manual, in a safe and aware manner. 

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 is competent on related unit standards at the previous level. 

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 limited supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate the ability to read, discuss and interpret auto electrical circuit diagrams and symbols 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Auto electrical circuits include park light, tail light, number plate, dash board illumination, stop lights, reverse lights, headlights, indicators, emergency lights, horn, wiper, interior fan, dome light, boot light, instrumentation (gauge and warning lights). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved:

1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
2. Repaired auto-electrical circuits are functioning to manufacturer's specifications
3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators:

1. Protective equipment is correctly used
2. Tools are selected and used correctly
3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
4. Test equipment is used correctly
5. Removing and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
6. Tracing and repairing procedures are carried out correctly
7. No automobile (trim) damage occurs while working
8. Fault diagnosing sequence is followed

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Auto-electrical circuit operation
2. Fault finding techniques and procedures used
3. Trim damage
4. Components specifications
5. Test equipment and information use and interpretation 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Select and use test equipment to locate faults on auto electrical circuits 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select and use test equipment to locate faults on auto electrical circuits following prescribed fault finding techniques. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Test equipment includes test probe, continuity tester, test lamp, multi-meter.

Possible faults include earth (ground), open circuit, short circuit, high resistance joints, loose connections. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved:

1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
2. Repaired auto-electrical circuits are functioning to manufacturer's specifications
3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators :

1. Protective equipment is correctly used
2. Tools are selected and used correctly
3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
4. Test equipment is used correctly
5. Removing and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
6. Tracing and repairing procedures are carried out correctly
7. No automobile (trim) damage occurs while working
8. Fault diagnosing sequence is followed

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Auto-electrical circuit operation
2. Fault finding techniques and procedures used
3. Trim damage
4. Components specifications
5. Test equipment and information use and interpretation 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Remove faulty and refit new auto electrical components from/to an automobile 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved:

1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
2. Repaired auto-electrical circuits are functioning to manufacturer's specifications
3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators:

1. Protective equipment is correctly used
2. Tools are selected and used correctly
3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
4. Test equipment is used correctly
5. Removing and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
6. Tracing and repairing procedures are carried out correctly
7. No automobile (trim) damage occurs while working
8. Fault diagnosing sequence is followed

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Auto-electrical circuit operation
2. Fault finding techniques and procedures used
3. Trim damage
4. Components specifications
5. Test equipment and information use and interpretation 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Complete fault finding reports and requisition forms 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved:

1. Auto-electrical diagrams and symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
2. Repaired auto-electrical circuits are functioning to manufacturer's specifications
3. Problems are correctly diagnosed and repaired
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators:

1. Protective equipment is correctly used
2. Tools are selected and used correctly
3. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
4. Test equipment is used correctly
5. Removing and fitting procedures are carried out correctly
6. Tracing and repairing procedures are carried out correctly
7. No automobile (trim) damage occurs while working
8. Fault diagnosing sequence is followed

Understanding confirmed:

Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Auto-electrical circuit operation
2. Fault finding techniques and procedures used
3. Trim damage
4. Components specifications
5. Test equipment and information use and interpretation 


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:
  • Test equipment
  • Fault finding techniques
  • Circuit components
    2. Purpose of:
  • Automobile auto-electrical circuits
  • Fault finding techniques and procedures
    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • High resistance joints
    4. Sensory cues:
  • Use of sight to check for loose conductors, insulation wear, component damage, to read test equipment
    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection and/or vehicle protection equipment
  • Implications of not following procedures
  • Implications of not following manufacturer's specifications
    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Testing procedures
  • Removal and fitting procedures
  • Fault finding techniques
    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Colour coding of conductors standards
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation
    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Fault finding techniques
  • High resistance joints
  • Short, open circuit conditions
  • Protection circuits (fuses, fusible links, circuit breakers)
  • Conductor current rating
    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the fault finding techniques to the manufacturer's specifications 


  • 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:
  • When tracing faults on auto-electrical circuits on an automobile 

  • 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 test equipment
  • Fill in and use fault reports, requisition forms and job cards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Apply electrical concepts: Kirchoff's current law, Kirchoff's voltage law 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of automobile electric systems to that of that of other related electrical systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260437, which is "Trace and repair auto electrical circuit faults", Level 3, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22859   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  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 
    Elective  78524   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    2. Buscor 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    4. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    5. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    6. Eastcape Training Centre 
    7. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    8. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    9. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    10. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    11. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    12. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    13. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    14. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    15. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    16. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    17. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    18. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    19. Shukela Training Centre 
    20. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    21. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    22. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    23. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    24. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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