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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive vehicle tyres and wheels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259885  Demonstrate knowledge of automotive vehicle tyres and wheels 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9868  Demonstrate knowledge of, and rectify faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of demonstrating knowledge of vehicle tyre standards; demonstrating knowledge of vehicle tyres, types, and sizes; diagnosing and rectifying abnormalities in vehicle tyre conditions; demonstrating knowledge of vehicle wheels and rectifying wheel defects.

This unit standard makes provision for the automotive retail industry with special reference to vehicle tyre standards with regard to rectifying faults in automotive vehicle tyres and wheels in the following categories; Light commercial vehicles; passenger vehicles; recreational vehicles; Motor cycles; Tri-cycles; Quad cycles; Boat trailers light and heavy commercial vehicles and Off Road (ATR) vehicles.

On achievement of this unit standard, the learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of vehicle tyre standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle tyres, types, and sizes.
  • Explain tyre abnormalities in vehicle tyres.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle wheels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of vehicle tyre standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    South African tyre standards are described in terms of legal criteria for road going vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The South African standards for re-grooving a tyre are described in terms of setting the standards for the re-grooving of a tyre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tyre defects are identified and explained in terms of their characteristics and causes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A defect may include but are not limited to a tyre being exposed, worn, damaged cords, bulges in side wall, repairs and or separations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle tyres, types, and sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tyres are identified according to tyre manufacturer specifications in terms of their types and sizes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of tyres may include but are not limited to tubed, tubeless, cross-ply, radial ply, fabric and steel belted tyres whether for a car and or a light and heavy commercial vehicle.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Side wall markings are identified and explained according to tyre manufacturer specifications and their meaning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tyre tread patterns are identified according to their type and tyre manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Tyre tread patterns may include/relate to but is not limited to pattern direction; angle of pattern and length of pattern.
  • Pattern design may include but is not limited to standard, asymmetrical and or directional patterns.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dynamic rolling circumference characteristics are explained in terms of tyre types and sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tyre valve types are identified and explained in terms of manufacturer advised uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A valve type may include but is not limited to rubber or metal valves.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    "Driving" and "directional" tyres is compared in terms of purpose and characteristics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The comparison should include but is not limited to driving tyres compared to non-driving standard, asymmetrical and directional tyres with reference to design and wear characteristics.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain tyre abnormalities in vehicle tyres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tyre construction is explained in terms of the different component parts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Construction may include but is not limited to cross-ply/bias-ply, belted cross-ply/bias-ply and radial-ply.
  • Components may include but is not limited to casing ply, fabric belts, steel belts, overlay, tread, sidewall, beads, apexes and chafers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Abnormal tyre wear are explained in terms of cause and rectification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The cause of abnormal tyre wear may include but is not limited to air pressures relating to load and tyre manufacturer specifications, non-matching tyres, tyre defects, radial tyre pull, uneven wear, tread depth, ply rating and type of tyre.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects tyres can have on vehicle handling are explained according to vehicle and manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects may include but are not limited to over-steer, under-steer, straight ahead driving, slip angle; tyre circumferences, tyre profiles, air pressure, tyre section width, tyre to rim match, aspect ratio, overall diameters and static loaded radius.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle wheel rims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wheel rim types and sizes are identified in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of wheel rims may include but are not limited to alloy, steel, wheel dimensions, single and 2-3 piece rims, tube type, tubeless and space saver.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects wheel rims can have on vehicle handling are explained in terms of wheel types and sizes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects of wheel rims may include but are not limited to wheel balance, wheel shape, accident damage, vibration, wheel fitment and wheel nut torque.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedure to have abnormalities rectified is explained in accordance with vehicle manufacturer specifications and company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Abnormalities may include but are not limited to wheel balance, wheel shape, accident damage, vibration, wheel fitment and wheel nut torque.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9868, "Demonstrate knowledge of, and rectify faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels", Level 3, 7 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Sales and Support Services  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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    5. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    6. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. Ronald Sewell & Associates SA (Pty) Ltd T/A Sewells (BRYANSTON) (TP) 
    8. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    9. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    10. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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