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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fit external components to an engine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244168  Fit external components to an engine 
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 
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 
This unit standard is for people in the automotive engineering industry who are expected to assemble engines and ensure that all external components are fitted so that the engine can operate.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of external engine components.
  • Prepare to fit external components.
  • Fit external components.
  • Conduct post operation functions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to use automotive engineering tools and equipment.
  • Understand the operation of engines and external components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Reference to suitable tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment that are recognised within the industry as being the most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • The practical assessment evidence must be obtained from commercial jobs in the workplace under normal workplace conditions.
  • Engines include multi cylinder 2 and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines.
  • External components relate to components that are required by an engine to operate.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fitting external engine components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of components fitted to different engines are identified in accordance with manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The performance of the various components are understood in accordance with manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not correctly fitting the appropriate components to specific engines are explained in terms of potential damage to the engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions that need to be adhered to in fitting external components to an engine are identified and explained in accordance with safe work practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to fit external components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components to be fitted to the engine are identified in accordance with the job instructions and technical data. All relevant data is obtained prior to starting the work process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tools and equipment required for the task are ensured to be available and ready for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All parts and components required for the job are checked for serviceability in terms of manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cleanliness, operation, component wear.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All disconnected pipes, hoses and sockets are clean, unblocked and ready to receive the component. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The workplace is ensured to be safe in accordance with relevant legislation and workplace requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    OHS Act, SHE requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fit external components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety; safety of others; equipment, vehicle, and machine safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are selected and used in accordance with their design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are positioned and fastened in the required sequence and to manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lubricants and sealing devices used during the fitting process are in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The component is installed without damage either to itself or other components or the engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Components are checked for fitment once installed and prior to starting the engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work is completed in accordance with agreed time allocations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post fitment functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is left clean and tidy in accordance with workplace requirements. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Worn and/or damaged parts identified are recorded and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components used are described and recorded accurately for costing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Job cards are completed and stored in accordance with workplace requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Workplace procedures.
  • Safe working practices.
  • The use and application of tools.
  • How to locate and interpret manufacturer specifications in a workshop manual.
  • The components of an engine.
  • The importance and function of external components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Terms used in this unit standard are generic to the automotive engineering industry in South Africa.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • The assessment must take place in a fully equipped workshop where all the tools and equipment required for the task are available.
  • The engine functionality once it has been started will provide additional evidence of the candidate's ability to fit external components to an engine. 

  • 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 
    Core  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. 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. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    6. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    7. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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