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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair non-metal body components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244164  Repair non-metal body components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
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 assessing and repairing damage to non metal body components using the necessary equipment. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 4 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned to repair ferrous metal panels, remove and replace safety restraint systems, align and repair chassis and body shell, and to conduct plastic welding. 

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

All work is performed with little or no supervision in accordance with operational, repair manual specifications and procedures and in compliance with occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of repair procedures for different non-metal materials used in auto body components. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • The material composition includes carbon fibre sub-strate, plastic and fibre glass.
  • Auto body components include fixed panels, de-mountable panels and parts. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of non-metal materials are contrasted in terms of their appearance and properties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types of repair processes are explained in terms of their advantages and disadvantages for each type of material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanations of when to use each type of repair process are consistent with industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for each repair process are described in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the damage and determine the scope of repair. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Assess the damage includes to read and interpret the job instructions, a visual evaluation and to determine the accessibility.
  • The scope of repair includes to identify the tools and equipment, identify the repair process and material and to determine what must be stripped and assembled. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The job instructions are accurately interpreted and followed according to prescribed workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The damaged area is visually inspected to determine accessibility for repair, cleaning and stripping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools, equipment and material requirements for the repair process are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautionary measures to be taken are identified and clearly explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair the damaged component. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • The repair process may include to prepare the surface, weld, cut, saw, rivet, planishing/filing, hot and cold shrinking, complexed filler application and finishing off and replace and align parts and components. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The damaged area is repaired in accordance with the workplace processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work is completed in accordance with agreed time schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform a quality evaluation of the repaired panel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality evaluation includes a visual and physical assessment to check for deformities, curves and contours, lines and surface finish. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Any deviations from standards and specifications are identified and corrected in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations given for actions taken are clear and make use of appropriate examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The repaired panel is in accordance with manufacturer specifications and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Blemishes are identified and corrected in accordance with finished product specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring work area includes disposal of hazardous materials, tools and equipment packed away, work area cleaned.
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
  • Reports include reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Process includes submissions according to company procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is restored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not leaving the workplace in the appropriate state are explained in terms of safety hazards and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for various documents are explained in terms of their main functions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can explain the names and functions of:
  • Tools and equipment.
  • The repair material.
  • Various types of body panels.

    Learners can describe the attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Tools and equipment.
  • The repair material.
  • Various types of body panels.
  • Properties of material.
  • The repair processes for the different types of materials.
  • The application of resins and catalysts.

    Sensory cues:
  • What the learner see, feel and hear in the process.

    Learners can explain the purpose of:
  • Shrinking.
  • Repair processes.
  • Surface preparation.

    Learners can apply regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards for:
  • Company policies and procedures.
  • SHE procedures.
  • Quality procedures.

    Learners can understand and explain theory; rules, principles, laws:
  • The compatibility of the repair materials.

    Learners can explain relationships, systems:
  • The different types of repair materials used in relation to the repair process. 

  • 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 repairing auto body components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the repair process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working according to flat rate schedules.
  • When managing resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing documentation and service reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When using special service tools and equipment.
  • When using information technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed. 

  • 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
    Core  64549   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64409   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    2. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    3. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    4. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    5. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    6. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    7. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    8. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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