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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of inboard engine systems and maintenance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376543  Demonstrate an understanding of inboard engine systems and maintenance 
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  15 
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 
The successful learner will understand the needs of each engine type and be able to perform routine seasonal maintenance procedures and perform basic trouble shooting tasks after completion. Learners will also be able to compare and contrast the maintenance requirements for the different engine types. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

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 supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of basic engine systems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Different engine systems are identified according to their chief characteristics. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The functions and purpose of each individual engine system are explained in terms of their functions. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The different engine systems covered are:
  • Electrical.
  • Cooling.
  • Ignition.
  • Fuel.
  • Power Train.
  • Stern Drive.
  • Engine control.
  • Inboard Drive System.
  • Lubricating.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the maintenance and servicing requirements of the different engine systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The important aspects of servicing each of the engine systems are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant ABYC standards are discussed and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the correct procedure for identifying problems in engine systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure for troubleshooting the various engine systems is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The different engine systems covered are:
  • The integrity of the engine.
  • The ignition system.
  • The electrical system.
  • The fuel system:
    > Scavenging.
  • The cooling system.
  • Exhaust system.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and operation of marine propulsion systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between the different propeller characteristics are discussed and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The characteristics in question include:
  • Pitch.
  • Diameter.
  • Blade configuration.
  • Cavitation.
  • Ventilation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A propeller is examined for damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A propeller is removed, inspected and replaced if necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Engine systems are serviced and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Engine systems and sub-systems are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Troubleshooting is undertaken on various engine systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Engine systems are serviced and maintained to meet manufacturer's specifications
    Indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Systems are installed to meet appropriate standard/specification. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential components and function of:
  • Electrical system.
  • Fuel system.
  • Cooling system.
  • Ignition system.
  • Exhaust system.
  • Control system.
  • Power train.

    Consequences of:
  • Incorrect use.
  • Incorrect maintenance and servicing.
  • Incorrect fuels and lubricants.
  • Ventilation and cavitation.
  • Incorrect propeller selection.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Handling procedures.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Measuring.
  • Preparation.
  • Cleaning up and finishing.

    Theoretical basis:
  • The mathematics of torque and thrust.
  • Relationship between pitch, diameter, blade configuration and performance of propellers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identification of different components.
  • Identification of causes of problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Liaising with team members and supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Examine finished installation for non-conformances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record information on work performed.
  • Report outcome of work to supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of material properties.
  • Understand tension, stress, flow rate and pressure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the consequences of inappropriate component selection or incorrect installation and the resulting effects on the installed system. 

  • 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
    Elective  78863   National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  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. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 



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