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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess and align the body shell with chassis anchorage equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244167  Assess and align the body shell with chassis anchorage equipment 
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 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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 automotive body repair require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can assess the damage to the body shell, chassis and suspension and align the damaged area/s to the required specifications. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Automotive Body Repair - NQF Level 3. 

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 Automotive Body Repair in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned to remove, fit and align the various types body panels of a vehicle. 

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 of a competent person and in accordance with the workplace specifications and in terms of the repair process whilst adhering to occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand the basic concepts of body shell and chassis measuring. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Concepts include three dimensional measuring, critical measuring points, mechanical and electronic measuring, comparative measuring in respect of manufacturer's specifications and the tools and equipment that are used in body shell and chassis measuring. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The learner is fully conversant with the terminology and concepts used in body shell and chassis measuring. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The learner can identify the location of the critical measuring points on the body shell and chassis and specifications in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The learner can identify and competently use the various types of tools and measuring equipment. 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The understanding of the process is confirmed by responding accurately to task related questions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Assess the damage to the body shell and/or chassis and/or suspension. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Assess may include a visual inspection; conducting functionality checks; measure (long trek method); determine the point of impact; identify the location and status of the SRS and the tools and equipment requirements.
  • Tools and equipment includes a porta power and clamps. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner knows and understands the various processes to perform a damage assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner is competent to perform and record an accurate assessment and the causes of the damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety precautionary measures to be taken are identified and clearly explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The understanding of the process is confirmed by responding accurately to task related questions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Mount a vehicle on the anchorage system and align the damaged area in a safe and aware manner. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Anchor includes positioning the vehicle; identifying the anchorage points; preparing the vehicle for access to anchorage points and attaching the equipment.
  • Align may include to pull/push the body shell and/or the chassis and/or the suspension to restore to the original condition. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vehicle is positioned and prepared in accordance with the workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The anchorage points are identified and the equipment attached in accordance with the equipment and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The damaged area is straightened in accordance with the workplace and equipment procedures and to manufacturer's specifications. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The understanding of the process is confirmed by responding accurately to task related questions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform a quality evaluation of the repaired area and restore the work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • A quality evaluation includes a visual inspection; three dimensional measuring; checking for proper alignment of parts and a functionally test of parts and components.
  • Restore includes the replacement of parts and repairs to the clamped areas. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All the required inspections and measuring processes are followed to ensure that the repaired area conforms to the manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate corrective actions are promptly identified and appropriate parties consulted about these actions. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The understanding of the process is confirmed by responding accurately to task related questions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Interact with others during the process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Interact includes liaising with fellow workers and superiors to ensure efficient dispensing of work in progress. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations are given in a clear manner using appropriate examples from learner's own experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Learner is able to evaluate the benefits and difficulties of team work within his/her own work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Deliver the repairs and restore the work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Deliver repairs include to the relevant department and the completion of the required documentation.
  • Restore the work area includes cleaning the work area and clean and store the tools and equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The knowledge of delivering the repairs and the completion of the documentation in accordance with the workplace procedures are demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
    The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.
  • The learner will be in assessed in the workplace, or by simulation but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that are not produced in the workplace or by the RPL process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can explain the names and functions of:
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Anchorage systems.
  • Measuring systems.
  • Critical points.
  • Pulling areas and systems.

    Learners can describe the attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Measuring systems.
  • Body shell construction.
  • Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS).

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

    Learners can explain the purpose of:
  • Measuring.
  • Aligning.
  • Anchorage and pulling systems.

    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:
  • Suspension geometry.
  • Chassis measuring.
  • Manufacturer's specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners can identify and solve problems:
  • Relating to the body shell and chassis damage assessment and repairs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work effectively with others:
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation, and completion of the task. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners will have learned to organise and manage themselves and their activities:
  • When assessing the damage and preparing to perform the repair processes.
  • When managing resources and their time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing job cards.
  • When submitting the reports to the relevant department. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners will have learned to use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When using special tools and equipment to perform the repairs on a vehicle body shell and/or chassis.
  • When using information technology to source technical data and to generate and submit reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Qualifying learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When they can explain and justify their actions and procedures followed during the process. 

  • 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 


    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. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.