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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION:
National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
78523 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report. SFAP – Sub-framework Assignment Pending
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate Field 06 – Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined 125 Level 2 NQF Level 02 Regular-Unit Stds Based
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered SAQA 10105/14 2015-07-01 2018-06-30
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30 2022-06-30
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Purpose:

The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of automotive repair and maintenance skills and to meet the challenges of the automotive industry and related environments.

The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply the theory behind repair and maintenance to do general servicing of vehicles.

This capability requires an understanding of basic repair and maintenance theory, names and functions of fluids and lubricants, automotive components and how to read and interpret workshop manuals and workshop procedures. Hand skills also play an important role in this qualification and successful learners will need to apply hand skills in completing their tasks.

This qualification has been designed to accommodate learners from various types of vehicles to make allowance for the wide range of vehicles currently available. This qualification can be achieved in one of the following 6 specialisation areas:

  • Passenger Vehicles.
  • Commercial Vehicles.
  • Earthmoving Equipment.
  • Lift Trucks.
  • Motorcycles.
  • Engine Fitting.Training and assessment will be contextualised to the specialisation area of the learner, and the learner will be required to prove competence in the specialisation area enrolled in.

    This qualification is the foundational qualification for a motor mechanic and learners will be able to build on this qualification to achieve higher levels of automotive repair and maintenance in the same specialisation area.

    After achieving this qualification learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how an engine and components operate.
  • Communicate with peers and supervisors in an automotive work context.
  • Use and maintain automotive workshop tools and equipment.
  • Conduct a general automotive service.
  • Remove and install automotive components.Rationale:

    The field of automotive maintenance and repair is characterised by the overall servicing of vehicles as well as the removal, dismantling and replacement of components and minor adjustments to vehicle systems. This in turn provides support and job opportunities to a variety of small businesses in the retail motor and related industries.

    This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values relevant in the workplace and will cater for learners who:

  • Have attended courses and need to apply the knowledge gained to activities in the workplace.
  • Are already workers and have acquired skills and knowledge without having attended formal training.
  • Are part of a learnership programme which integrates structured learning and operational experience.There is also a critical need in the industry to identify people who are able to conduct the essential servicing and related operations associated with the range of vehicles on the road and apply efficient and safe operational practices in at least one of the specialisation areas in which this qualification may be achieved.

    This is the first qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to begin such a career. People who have achieved the skills and knowledge outlined in this qualification are normally employed in the following positions:

  • Motor service mechanic.
  • Earth moving service mechanic.
  • Repair shop assistant.
  • Diesel service mechanic.
  • Lift truck service mechanic.
  • Motorcycle service mechanic.It also provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of vehicle technology.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Learners registering for this qualification should already have achieved a General Education and Training Certificate at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification should include:

  • Literacy and numeracy at NQF Level 1.
  • Basic concepts of engineering science and technology at NQF Level 1.Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:

  • For accelerated access to further learning.
  • Gaining of credits towards any of the Exit Level Outcomes in this qualification.All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and must be conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Identified outcomes may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be considered as appropriate where the candidate provides evidence of the applicability of that learning to this qualification.

    Access to the Qualification:

    This qualification is open for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in automotive repair and maintenance, but prior achievement of the “Learning Assumed to be in Place” would facilitate an easier progression into learning programmes to address the outcomes of this qualification.

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?
Y
QUALIFICATION RULES

The core unit standards identified are applicable across the entire range of specialisation areas applicable to this qualification. Specific unit standards that are required for certain specialisation areas have been identified and listed below. Rules of combination for this qualification are as follows:

All Fundamental unit standards are compulsory (36 Credits).

All Core unit standards are compulsory (76 Credits).

Elective Component:

The Elective component consists of a number of specialisation. Learners must choose a specialisation and then complete the Elective unit standards as specified in the specialisation to give a minimum of 13 Credits for the Elective Component.

Automotive Repair and Maintenance Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 64810):

  • For learners specialising in Passenger and Light Delivery Vehicles, the following unit standards are compulsory (5 Credits):
    > ID 260720: Balance a wheel.
    > ID 15123: Select and use vehicle lifting equipment.
    Learners must complete additional unit standard from those listed as Elective to give a total of 13 Credits for the Elective specialisation.
  • For learners specialising in Commercial Vehicles, the following unit standards are compulsory (8 Credits):
    > ID 260720: Balance a wheel.
    > ID 244690: Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components.
    > ID 244691: Demonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components.
    Learners must complete additional unit standard from those listed as Elective to give a total of 13 Credits for the Elective specialisation.
  • For learners specialising in Earthmoving Equipment and Lift Trucks, the following unit standards are compulsory (6 Credits):
    > ID 244690: Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components.
    > ID 244691: Demonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components.
    Learners must complete additional unit standard from those listed as Elective to give a total of 13 Credits for the Elective specialisation.
  • For learners specialising in Motorcycles, the following unit standards are compulsory (9 Credits):
    > ID 260722: Maintain and repair motorcycle wheel components.
    > ID 15123: Select and use vehicle lifting equipment.
    Learners must complete additional unit standard from those listed as Elective to give a total of 13 Credits for the Elective specialisation.Mining and Minerals Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 78543):

    Learners specialising in this specialization must complete the following unit standards which are compulsory:

  • ID 15123: Select and use vehicle lifting equipment, Level 2, 3 Credits.
  • ID 244690: Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components, Level 2, 3 Credits.
  • ID 244691: Demonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components, Level 2, 3 Credits.Learners are to complete additional unit standards from those listed below to give a minimum of 13 Credits for the Elective specialisation:
  • ID 116932: Operate a personal computer system, Level 1, 3 Credits.
  • ID 253440: Assemble mechanical components, Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • ID 260720: Balance a wheel, Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • ID 243067: Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting), Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • ID 243769: Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication, Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • ID 119750: Inspect and lubricate an automotive system, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • ID 253582: Lift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • ID 13219: Maintain static seals in machine and/or equipment, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 116235: Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane, Level 2, 5 Credits.
  • ID 119753: Perform basic welding/joining of metals, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • ID 256176: Remove and replace off-the-road (OTR) wheels and tyres, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • ID 253425: Repair internal combustion engines, Level 2, 5 Credits.
  • ID 12477: Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and metal tests used in engineering, Level 2, 4 Credits.
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES

1. Demonstrate understanding of how an engine and components operate.

2. Communicate with peers and supervisors in an automotive work context.

3. Use and maintain automotive workshop tools and equipment.

4. Conduct a general automotive service.

  • Range: A general service includes any aspect of servicing a vehicle as indicated in the manufacturer’s service specification and does not include repairing non-service items.5. Remove and install automotive components.
    Range:
  • Components include any contraption, consisting of more than one part working together, and forms part of any one or more of the following systems:
  • Electrical.
  • Engine.
  • Drive train.
  • Brakes.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Pneumatics.This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:
  • Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to identify the type of service required.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to communicate with peers and supervisors.
  • Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to adhere to workplace timeframes and procedures.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to identify repair and maintenance defects and act appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to report on work conducted.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to use the correct tools and equipment to carry out a general service.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to repair items that can safely be repaired and replace those items that cannot be repaired.
ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

1.1 The various types of automotive engines are identified by operation and fuel type.
Range:

  • Types of engine include 2-stroke, 4-stroke and rotary engines.
  • Fuel types include diesel and petrol.
    1.2 The major parts of a typical automotive engine are explained in terms of their function and operation.
    1.3 Engine performance is explained in relation to engine size and economy.
    1.4 Automotive engine systems are explained in terms of their function and components.
    Range:
  • Automotive engine systems include computer systems, fuel systems, exhaust systems, turbo and supercharger systems, electrical systems, cooling and lubrication systems and emission control systems.
    1.5 The operation of a component is described in terms of the source of power.
    Range:
  • Source of power includes hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical.
    1.6 The manner in which the source of power is converted to mechanical power is explained using scientific principles of force, power and energy.Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
    2.2 Terminology used is appropriate to the situation and in accordance with normal workplace usage.
    2.3 Information related to work tasks is accessed and interpreted from a range of written and oral sources to ensure that work requirements are understood.
    2.4 Communication is clear and unambiguous and at an appropriate level for designated target audiences.
    2.5 Information communicated is accurate and conveyed in accordance with acceptable timeframes.
    2.6 Communication is effective, regular and ongoing.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Tools and equipment are selected and used according to manufacturer operating guidelines.
    3.2 Tools and equipment are sourced from available supplies.
    3.3 Faulty tools are identified and corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures.
    Range:

  • Corrective action includes replacing, repairing or reporting.Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 The fundamentals of basic automotive repair and maintenance technology are applied to service vehicles.
    4.2 Typical repair and maintenance defects are recognised and responded to in a manner that ensures customer satisfaction.
    4.3 Minor adjustments to vehicle systems are made according to workplace and manufacturer requirements.
    4.4 Work is conducted with due consideration for other team members and overall productivity.
    4.5 Work conducted is reported on in accordance with workplace procedures.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    5.1 Components are removed and replaced according to manufacturer specifications.
    5.2 Components are cleaned and dismantled according to organisational requirements.
    5.3 Consequences of not replacing components correctly are described in terms of increased wear and vehicle reliability.
    5.4 Justifications are given for when a component should be serviced or replaced.
    5.5 Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their design.
    5.6 Work conducted is reported according to workplace procedures.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the exit level outcomes should be integrated.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term ‘Integrated Assessment’ implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY

As a starting point, this qualification which is part of a series of qualifications in the field of vehicle technology including, servicing, maintenance, repairs and diagnostics, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in English speaking countries of the world.

It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with this broad-based qualification that also include fundamentals, however the generic core and specialisation areas` unit standards did compare favourably to both the Australian (AUR99) Automotive Industry, Service and Repair unit standards and the NVQ qualification in the United Kingdom.

An example of the exact multi specialisation area approach used in this qualification was found in Australia under Automotive Retail Service Repair Training (www.automotivetraining.org.au). The range of unit standards used in Australia that relate similarly to core unit standards in this qualification may be found at (www.ntis.gov.au).

It was further difficult to undertake specific comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field of vehicle technology and cover the same areas of specialisation (thus containing a large degree of similar content) are conceptualised as three year qualifications without exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels.

This notwithstanding, the technical content of this qualification for automotive repair and maintenance (with the various specialisations) corresponds with the equivalent level of qualification in vehicle servicing (with the various specialisations) in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Elements of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK have been used in benchmarking best practice procedures in some of the unit standards used in this qualification. The NVQ qualifications offered in the UK cover all the same objectives of this series of qualifications at various levels of complexity. The qualifications are offered as an internship wherein the learner enrols with a college or training centre for the theoretical component, and achieves the practical component in-house. The qualifications are all based on specific levels of performance, and lead to progressive levels of complexity, but are identified as separate qualifications. The learning towards these qualifications is offered through long-term learner-employer relationships, with short-term stints at a training centre. Qualification titles in the UK include:

  • Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair – Level 3: (Q1015915).
  • Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair – Level 3: (Q1015916).
  • Motorcycle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair – Level 3: (Q1015918).
  • Vehicle Refinishing – Level 3: (Q1017590).
  • Vehicle Body Repair – Level 3: (Q1015917).
  • Vehicle Body Fitting – Level 2: (Q1015913).
  • Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, unit Replacement – Level 2: (Q1015914).The qualifications offered in other European countries, such as Germany, are also predominantly vocational qualifications with theoretical components being achieved through a specified period at a training centre. The qualifications are aimed at achieving complete competence in all aspects of vehicle maintenance through the progressive series of qualifications and includes mechanical, electrical and coach works. The training programmes are progressive qualifications of one-year duration each and include ongoing training through workbooks in which the trainee is required to complete evidence of understanding for each month of the registered year of learning. Germany has a requirement that competent people be licensed to operate under the meister (master craftsman) programme, and this licence is valid for a period of two years. The qualification titles offered in Germany include:
  • Auto Fachman – Level 1.
  • Auto Fachman – Level 2.
  • Auto Fachman – Level 3.
  • Auto Fachman – Meister.America uses a system of specialisation areas, with a master technician being identified as a person who is competent in all areas and will be able to perform on almost any part of a vehicle. The learning is conducted through apprenticeships and has specialisation areas for engine technicians, transmission technicians, steering and suspension technicians, brake technicians, electrical system technicians, heating and air-conditioning technicians, driveability and performance technicians and lubrication technicians.

    None of the SADC countries have their own qualifications relating to vehicle maintenance, but use the British City and Guilds Standards for training learners in the automotive field. Namibia has indicated interest in the South African qualifications and may implement this qualification once it has been registered.

ARTICULATION OPTIONS

This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.

Horizontal articulation is possible with any of the specialisation areas within this qualification and also with the following Qualifications:

  • ID 21004 – National Certificate: Automotive component manufacturing and assembly, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 22858 – National Certificate: Autotronics NQF Level 2.
  • ID 59689 – National Certificate: Mechanical engineering: fitting NQF Level 2.
  • ID 22770 – National Certificate: Mechatronics NQF Level 2.
  • ID 48969 – National Certificate: Service station operations at NQF Level 2.
  • ID 61809 – National Certificate: Tyre repair and Maintenance NQF Level 2.Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • ID 64809 – National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance at NQF Level 3.
MODERATION OPTIONS
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA’s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies).
  • 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 in the ELOs of the Qualification and will include integration of skills relevant to the economic sector.
CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS

Assessors must be registered in terms of the requirements of SAQA and the relevant ETQA. In addition, assessors should have:

  • A minimum of 3 (three) years’ practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • A relevant Qualification at NQF Level 3 or higher.
  • The ability to meet the outcomes of this qualification.
REREGISTRATION HISTORY
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.
NOTES

This qualification replaces qualification 49689, “National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance”, Level 2, 120 credits.

The revised version was necessary due to the inclusion of additional specialisation areas and the expiry of the original qualification.

UNIT STANDARDS:
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 12211 Build basic auto electrical circuits Level 2 NQF Level 02 16
Core 260719 Carry out an automotive service Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Core 244686 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of fluid power Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Core 13220 Keep the work area safe and productive Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Core 260717 Remove and fit automobile components Level 2 NQF Level 02 12
Core 119744 Select, use and care for engineering hand tools Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Core 12476 Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Core 12219 Select, use and care for engineering power tools Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Core 260638 Service automobile batteries Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Core 244056 Understand the fundamentals of engine technology Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Fundamental 119463 Access and use information from texts Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 9009 Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 7480 Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 9008 Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 119454 Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 119460 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 7469 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life Level 2 NQF Level 02 2
Fundamental 9007 Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 119456 Write/present for a defined context Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Elective 116932 Operate a personal computer system Level 1 NQF Level 01 3
Elective 253440 Assemble mechanical components Level 2 NQF Level 02 12
Elective 260720 Balance a wheel Level 2 NQF Level 02 2
Elective 243067 Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Elective 244690 Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Elective 244691 Demonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Elective 243769 Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication Level 2 NQF Level 02 2
Elective 12466 Explain the individual`s role within business Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 12477 Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 119750 Inspect and lubricate an automotive system Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Elective 253582 Lift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Elective 260722 Maintain and repair motorcycle wheel components Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Elective 13219 Maintain static seals in machines and / or equipment Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 9268 Manage basic personal finance Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Elective 116235 Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Elective 13258 Participate in work group activities Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 119753 Perform basic welding/joining of metals Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Elective 256176 Remove and replace off-the-road (OTR) wheels and tyres Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Elective 253425 Repair internal combustion engines Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Elective 15123 Select and use vehicle lifting equipment Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Elective 12463 Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:
LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
NQF Level
NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
Assurance
Functionary
NQF Sub-Framework
64810 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance Generic Provider – Field 06 Level 2 NQF Level 02 125 MERSETA OQSF
78543 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and Minerals Generic Provider – Field 06 Level 2 NQF Level 02 125 MQA OQSF
PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:
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.
LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
64810 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T
3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP)
4. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu
5. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP)
6. Boland Public FET College – Worcester Campus
7. Buscor
8. Eastcape Training Centre
9. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College – Usizo Kathorus Campus
10. Etata Trading cc T/A ETATA Training (ALTON) (TP)
11. False Bay Public FET College – Westlake Campus
12. Golden Arrow Bus Services
13. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP)
14. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
15. Ikhaya Fundisa Technical Academy
16. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP)
17. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP)
18. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
19. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP)
20. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP)
21. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP)
22. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP)
23. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP)
24. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP)
25. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP)
26. Mopani South East FET College – Phalaborwa Campus
27. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP)
28. PUTCO Limited
29. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP)
30. SCANIA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (Aeroton)(TP)
31. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP)
32. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP)
33. Shukela Training Centre
34. St Anthony’s Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP)
35. Taletso FET College – Mafikeng/Mmabatho Campus
36. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO
37. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP)
38. Umfolozi FET College – Mandeni Campus
39. Umgungundlovu FET College – Plessislaer Campus
40. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Technical Learning Academy (UIT
41. Wavelength T.T.I

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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION:
National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
78524 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report. SFAP – Sub-framework Assignment Pending
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate Field 06 – Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined 135 Level 3 NQF Level 03 Regular-Unit Stds Based
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered SAQA 10105/14 2015-07-01 2018-06-30
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30 2022-06-30
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Purpose:

The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of automotive repair and maintenance skills and to meet the challenges of the automotive industry and related environments.

The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply the theory of repair and maintenance in order to conduct major servicing, repair and maintenance of vehicles and components.

This capability requires an understanding of basic repairing and maintenance theory, names and functions of fluids and lubricants, automotive components and how to read and interpret workshop manuals and workshop procedures. Hand skills also play an important role in this qualification and successful learners will need to apply hand skills in completing their tasks.

This qualification has been designed to accommodate learners from a wide area to make allowance for the wide range of vehicles currently available. This qualification can be achieved in one of the following specialisation areas:

  • Passenger Vehicles.
  • Commercial Vehicles.
  • Earthmoving Equipment.
  • Lift Trucks.
  • Motorcycles.Training and assessment will be contextualised to the specialisation area of the learner, and the learner will be required to prove competence in the specialisation area enrolled in.

    This qualification is the second progressive qualification for a motor mechanic and learners will be able to build on this qualification to achieve higher levels of automotive repair and maintenance in the same specialisation area.

    After achieving this qualification learners will be able to:

  • Communicate and solve problems in an automotive workshop.
  • Conduct work activities in an automotive context.
  • Repair and maintain vehicles.Rationale:

    This qualification in automotive repair and maintenance NQF Level 3 has been developed as a progression from qualifications in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 2. The development was necessary due to expansion into advanced repair and maintenance technology. With the advancement of technology this qualification is also needed to replace the previous segmented and aged qualifications system, improve the industry standards and prevent fraudulent qualifications.
    The field of automotive maintenance and repair is characterised by the overall servicing of vehicles as well as the removal, dismantling and replacement of components and minor adjustments to vehicle systems. This in turn provides support and job opportunities to a variety of small businesses in the retail motor and related industries.

    This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values relevant in the workplace and will cater for learners who:

  • Have attended courses and need to apply the knowledge gained to activities in the workplace.
  • Are already workers and have acquired skills and knowledge without having attended formal training.
  • Are part of a learnership programme which integrates structured learning and operational experience.There is also a critical need in the industry to identify people who are able to conduct the essential servicing and related operations associated with the range of vehicles on the road and apply efficient and safe operational practices in at least one of the specialisation areas in which this qualification may be achieved.

    This is the second qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a competent person in the automotive and associated industries. People who have achieved the skills and knowledge outlined in this qualification are normally employed in the following positions:

  • General Motor mechanic.
  • General Earth moving mechanic.
  • Repair shop assistant.
  • General Diesel mechanic.
  • General Lift truck mechanic.
  • General Motorcycle mechanic.
  • Automotive mechanic CBMT level two.It also provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of vehicle technology.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

It is assumed that learners are already competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Automotive repair and maintenance at NQF level 2 in the selected specialisation area.Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:

  • For accelerated access to further learning.
  • Gaining of credits towards any of the Exit Level Outcomes in this qualification.All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and must be conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Identified outcomes may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be considered as appropriate where the candidate provides evidence of the applicability of that learning to this qualification.

    Access to the Qualification:

    This qualification is open for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in automotive repair and maintenance, but prior achievement of the “Learning Assumed to be in Place” would facilitate an easier progression into learning programmes to address the outcomes of this qualification.

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?
Y
QUALIFICATION RULES

The core unit standards identified are applicable across the entire range of specialisation areas applicable to this qualification. Specific unit standards that are required for certain specialisation areas have been identified and listed below. Rules of combination for this qualification are as follows:

All Fundamental unit standards are compulsory (36 Credits).

All Core unit standards are compulsory (63 Credits).

Elective Component:

The Elective Component consists of a number of specialisations each with its own set of Unit Standards. In addition to the compulsory unit standards listed below, learners are to choose 14 credits from the list of Elective Unit Standards so as to attain a minimum of 135 credits for this qualification.

Automotive Repair and Maintenance Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 64809):

For learners specialising in Passenger and Light Delivery Vehicles, the following unit standards are compulsory (32 credits):

  • ID 12218: Construct and test basic electronic circuits, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • ID 260637: Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 13282: Maintain Brakes and Clutches, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • ID 15100: Check and adjust steering geometry, Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 11202: Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles, Level 3, 8 Credits.For learners specialising in Commercial Vehicles, the following unit standards are compulsory (34 credits):
  • ID 12218: Construct and test basic electronic circuits, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • ID 260637: Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 13282: Maintain Brakes and Clutches, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • ID 15100: Check and adjust steering geometry, Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 260723: Install, test and maintain a fluid power system, Level 3, 8 Credits.For learners specialising in Earthmoving Equipment and Lift Trucks, the following unit standards are compulsory (30 credits):
  • ID 12218: Construct and test basic electronic circuits, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • ID 260637: Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 13282: Maintain Brakes and Clutches, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • ID 260723: Install, test and maintain a fluid power system, Level 3, 8 Credits.For learners specialising in Motorcycles, the following unit standards are compulsory (26 credits):
  • ID 12218: Construct and test basic electronic circuits, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • ID 260637: Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 13282: Maintain Brakes and Clutches, Level 3, 6 Credits.For learners specialising in Suspension Workshops, the following unit standards are compulsory (29 credits):
  • 15105: Install vehicle sub-components, Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • 15113: Dismantle vehicle sub-components, Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • 15117: Repair and assemble sub-components, Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • 15118: Remove vehicle sub-component, Level 3, 5 Credits.Mining and Minerals Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 78544):

    The following unit standards must be achieved for the Mining and Minerals sector:

  • ID 260637: Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 13282: Maintain brakes and clutches, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • ID 15100: Check and adjust steering geometry, Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 260723: Install, test and maintain a basic fluid power system, Level 3, 8 Credits.Additional Elective unit standards must be selected to achieve a minimum of 135 credits for this qualification.
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES

1. Communicate and solve problems in an automotive workshop.

2. Conduct work activities in an automotive context.

3. Repair and maintain vehicles.

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:

  • Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to solve routine workplace problems and tasks.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain and adapt oral communication for a specific context.Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to adhere to workplace timeframes and procedures.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify appropriate equipment for a specific function.
  • Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to report on work conducted.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to use the correct tools and equipment to repair and maintain vehicles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to explain the purpose of maintaining a vehicle on a regular basis.
ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

1.1 Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
1.2 Information is accessed from standing instructions, visual information and a range of other workplace texts and responses where required are appropriate to the context.
1.3 Written communication is conducted at an appropriate level for designated target audiences.
1.4 Mathematical functions are used correctly to solve routine workplace problems and tasks.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2

2.1 Organisational procedures are explained in relation to the work environment.
2.2 Financial implications of actions taken are understood in relation to efficiency of business.
2.3 Work is conducted in accordance with agreed time schedules.
2.4 Work is conducted efficiently with a minimum of wastage.
2.5 Work is conducted in accordance with workplace health and safety procedures.
2.6 Quality is managed in accordance with industry best practice.
2.7 Time is managed in accordance with workplace requirements.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

3.1 Work area and vehicle is prepared for the work task according to workplace procedures.
3.2 Appropriate test equipment is connected according to workplace specifications.
3.3 Components are removed and replaced in accordance with workplace requirements.
3.4 Components are dismantled and assembled according to manufacturer recommendations.
3.5 Component replacement parts are ordered in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.6 Safety procedures are adhered to during repair and maintenance tasks.
3.7 The vehicle is repaired and maintained according to vehicle specifications.
3.8 Work conducted is reported in accordance with workplace procedures.

Integrated Assessment:

Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the exit level outcomes should be integrated.

A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

The term ‘Integrated Assessment’ implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

Assessment should ensure that all outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY

As a starting point, this qualification which is part of a series of qualifications in the field of vehicle technology including, servicing, maintenance, repairs and diagnostics, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in English speaking countries of the world.

It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with this broad-based qualification that also include fundamentals, however the generic core and specialisation areas` unit standards did compare favourably to both the Australian (AUR99) Automotive Industry, Service and Repair unit standards and the NVQ qualification in the United Kingdom.

An example of the exact multi specialisation area approach used in this qualification was found in Australia under Automotive Retail Service Repair Training (www.automotivetraining.org.au). The range of unit standards used in Australia that relate similarly to core unit standards in this qualification may be found at (www.ntis.gov.au).

It was further difficult to undertake specific comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field of vehicle technology and cover the same areas of specialisation (thus containing a large degree of similar content) are conceptualised as three year qualifications without exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels.

This notwithstanding, the technical content of this qualification for automotive repair and maintenance (with the various specialisations) corresponds with the equivalent level of qualification in vehicle servicing (with the various specialisations) in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Elements of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK have been used in benchmarking best practice procedures in some of the unit standards used in this qualification. The NVQ qualifications offered in the UK cover all the same objectives of this series of qualifications at various levels of complexity. The qualifications are offered as an internship wherein the learner enrols with a college or training centre for the theoretical component, and achieves the practical component in-house. The qualifications are all based on specific levels of performance, and lead to progressive levels of complexity, but are identified as separate qualifications. The learning towards these qualifications is offered through long-term learner-employer relationships, with short-term stints at a training centre. Qualification titles in the UK include:

  • Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair, Level 3: (Q1015915).
  • Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair, Level 3: (Q1015916).
  • Motorcycle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair, Level 3: (Q1015918).
  • Vehicle Refinishing, Level 3: (Q1017590).
  • Vehicle Body Repair, Level 3: (Q1015917).
  • Vehicle Body Fitting, Level 2: (Q1015913).
  • Vehicle Mechanical and Electronic Systems, unit Replacement, Level 2: (Q1015914).The qualifications offered in other European countries, such as Germany, are also predominantly vocational qualifications with theoretical components being achieved through a specified period at a training centre. The qualifications are aimed at achieving complete competence in all aspects of vehicle maintenance through the progressive series of qualifications and includes mechanical, electrical and coach works. The training programmes are progressive qualifications of one-year duration each and include ongoing training through workbooks in which the trainee is required to complete evidence of understanding for each month of the registered year of learning. Germany has a requirement that competent people be licensed to operate under the meister (master craftsman) programme, and this licence is valid for a period of two years. The qualification titles offered in Germany include:
  • Auto Fachman: NQF Level 1.
  • Auto Fachman: NQF Level 2.
  • Auto Fachman: NQF Level 3.
  • Auto Fachman: Meister.America uses a system of specialisation areas, with a master technician being identified as a person who is competent in all areas and will be able to perform on almost any part of a vehicle. The learning is conducted through apprenticeships and has specialisation areas for engine technicians, transmission technicians, steering and suspension technicians, brake technicians, electrical system technicians, heating and air-conditioning technicians, driveability and performance technicians and lubrication technicians.

    None of the SADC countries have their own qualifications relating to vehicle maintenance, but use the British City and Guilds Standards for training learners in the automotive field. Namibia has indicated interest in the South African qualifications and may implement this qualification once it has been registered.

ARTICULATION OPTIONS

This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.

Horizontal articulation is possible with any of the specialisation areas within this qualification and also with the following Qualifications:

  • ID 21005: National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 22859: National Certificate: Autotronics, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 22771: National Certificate: Mechatronics, NQF Level 3.Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • ID 58539: National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance at NQF Level 4.
MODERATION OPTIONS
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA’s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies).
  • 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 in the ELOs of the Qualification and will include integration of skills relevant to the economic sector.
CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS

Assessors must be registered in terms of the requirements of SAQA and the relevant ETQA. In addition, assessors should have:

  • A minimum of 3 (three) years’ practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • A relevant Qualification at NQF Level 4 or higher.
  • The ability to meet the outcomes of this qualification.
REREGISTRATION HISTORY
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.
NOTES

This qualification replaces qualification 58497, “National Certificate: Automotive repair and maintenance”, Level 3, 120 credits.

  • The qualification National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance at NQF Level 3 (58497) has been revised. Even though the qualification was still current, the revision was necessary due to the inclusion of additional specialisation areas.
  • Engine Fitting has not been catered for as a specialisation area at this level because the core component of this qualification covers all that an engine fitter would be required to do and more. Providers of learning may select the relevant unit standards and create a learning programme in Engine Fitting.
UNIT STANDARDS:
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 260679 Demonstrate knowledge of fuel supply and engine management systems Level 3 NQF Level 03 10
Core 244053 Dismantle automotive main components Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Core 244048 Inspect, assess and report on external components of engines Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Core 260721 Perform a basic condition test on vehicle components Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Core 260718 Remove and install fuel system components Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Core 244049 Repair and assemble automotive components Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Core 244051 Test and repair an engine cooling system Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Core 244057 Test and repair an engine lubrication system Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Core 260437 Trace and repair auto electrical circuit faults Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Core 244163 Remove, replace and set timing drive systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 9010 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations Level 3 NQF Level 03 2
Fundamental 9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Elective 12212 Assemble, fit and repair automobile auxiliary harnesses Level 2 NQF Level 02 12
Elective 12218 Construct and test basic electronic circuits Level 2 NQF Level 02 16
Elective 7792 Maintain data in a computer system Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 253425 Repair internal combustion engines Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Elective 260637 Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 13234 Apply quality procedures Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 15100 Check and adjust steering geometry Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 116703 Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 10585 Describe bearing types, designs and application theories associated with process plants Level 3 NQF Level 03 2
Elective 12457 Develop learning strategies and techniques Level 3 NQF Level 03 3
Elective 15113 Dismantle vehicle sub-components Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 12456 Explain and use organisational procedures Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 11202 Fit and commission air-conditioners to vehicles Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 13916 Identify and keep the records that a team manager is responsible for keeping Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 15099 Install vehicle drive train components Level 3 NQF Level 03 16
Elective 15105 Install vehicle sub-components Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 15105 Install vehicle sub-components Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 260723 Install, test and maintain a basic fluid power system Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 9527 Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 116714 Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 13283 Maintain bearings in machines and equipment Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 13282 Maintain brakes and clutches Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 242820 Maintain records for a team Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 9526 Manage basic business finance Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 9530 Manage work time effectively Level 3 NQF Level 03 3
Elective 7786 Operate a Computer Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 114979 Operate a computer workstation in a business environment Level 3 NQF Level 03 2
Elective 12455 Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 15109 Recondition vehicle undercarriage components Level 3 NQF Level 03 10
Elective 15118 Remove vehicle sub-component Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Elective 15117 Repair and assemble sub-components Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 244704 Select and fit seals in fluid power applications Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 12220 Service and repair conventional automobile ignition systems Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 12221 Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on automobiles Level 3 NQF Level 03 20
Elective 244056 Understand the fundamentals of engine technology Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 242865 Use data entry and retrieval skills to input and retrieve computer data Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Elective 114598 Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:
LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
NQF Level
NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
Assurance
Functionary
NQF Sub-Framework
64809 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance Generic Provider – Field 06 Level 3 NQF Level 03 135 MERSETA OQSF
78544 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and Minerals Generic Provider – Field 06 Level 3 NQF Level 03 135 MQA OQSF
PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:
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.
LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
64809 National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T
3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP)
4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP)
5. Buscor
6. Eastcape Training Centre
7. Etata Trading cc T/A ETATA Training (ALTON) (TP)
8. False Bay Public FET College – Westlake Campus
9. Golden Arrow Bus Services
10. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP)
11. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
12. Ikhaya Fundisa Technical Academy
13. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP)
14. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP)
15. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
16. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP)
17. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP)
18. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP)
19. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP)
20. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP)
21. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP)
22. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP)
23. Mopani South East FET College – Phalaborwa Campus
24. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP)
25. PUTCO Limited
26. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP)
27. SCANIA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (Aeroton)(TP)
28. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP)
29. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP)
30. Shukela Training Centre
31. St Anthony’s Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP)
32. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO
33. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP)
34. Umfolozi FET College – Mandeni Campus
35. Umgungundlovu FET College – Plessislaer Campus
36. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Technical Learning Academy (UIT

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REGISTERED QUALIFICATION:
Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
78525 Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report. SFAP – Sub-framework Assignment Pending
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert Field 06 – Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined 159 Level 4 NQF Level 04 Regular-Unit Stds Based
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered SAQA 10105/14 2015-07-01 2018-06-30
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30 2022-06-30
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Purpose:

The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of automotive repair and maintenance skills and to meet the challenges of the automotive industry and related environments.

The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply the theory of repair and maintenance in order to diagnose and repair vehicles and components.

This capability requires an understanding of basic repairing and maintenance theory, names and functions of fluids and lubricants, automotive components and how to read and interpret workshop manuals and workshop procedures. Hand skills also play an important role in this qualification and successful learners will need to apply hand skills in completing their tasks.

This qualification has been designed to accommodate learners from a wide area to make allowance for the wide range of vehicles currently available. This qualification can be achieved in one of the following 5 specialisation areas:

  • Passenger Vehicles.
  • Commercial Vehicles.
  • Earthmoving Equipment.
  • Lift Trucks.
  • Motorcycles.Training and assessment will be contextualised to the specialisation area of the learner, and the learner will be required to prove competence in the specialisation area enrolled in.

    This qualification is the third progressive qualification for a motor mechanic and learners will be able to build on this qualification to achieve higher levels of automotive repair and maintenance in the same specialisation area.

    After achieving this qualification learners will be able to:

  • Communicate and solve problems in an automotive workshop.
  • Co-ordinate work activities in an automotive context.
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical vehicle systems.
  • Diagnose and repair electronic vehicle systems.Rationale:

    This qualification in automotive repair and maintenance NQF Level 4 has been developed as a progression from qualifications in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Levels 2 and 3. The development was necessary due to expansion into advanced diagnosis and repair technology. With the advancement of technology this qualification is also needed to replace the previous segmented and aged qualifications system, improve the industry standards and prevent fraudulent qualifications.

    The field of automotive maintenance and repair is characterised by the overall servicing of vehicles as well as the removal, dismantling and replacement of components and minor adjustments to vehicle systems. This in turn provides support and job opportunities to a variety of small businesses in the retail motor and related industries.

    This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values relevant in the workplace and will cater for learners who:

  • Have attended courses and need to apply the knowledge gained to activities in the workplace.
  • Are already workers and have acquired skills and knowledge without having attended formal training.
  • Are part of a learnership programme which integrates structured learning and operational experience.There is also a critical need in the industry to identify people who are able to conduct the essential servicing and related operations associated with the range of vehicles on the road and apply efficient and safe operational practices in at least one of the specialisation areas in which this qualification may be achieved.

    This is the third qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a competent person in the automotive and associated industries. People who have achieved the skills and knowledge outlined in this qualification are normally employed in the following positions:

  • Earth moving mechanic.
  • Motor mechanic.
  • Diesel mechanic.
  • Lift truck mechanic.
  • Motorcycle mechanic.It also provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of vehicle technology.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

It is assumed that learners are already competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 3 in the selected specialisation area.Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:

  • For accelerated access to further learning.
  • Gaining of credits towards any of the Exit Level Outcomes in this qualification.All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and must be conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Identified outcomes may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be considered as appropriate where the candidate provides evidence of the applicability of that learning to this qualification.

    Access to the Qualification:

    This qualification is open for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in automotive repair and maintenance, but prior achievement of the “Learning Assumed to be in Place” would facilitate an easier progression into learning programmes to address the outcomes of this qualification.

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?
Y
QUALIFICATION RULES

The core unit standards identified are applicable across the entire range of specialisation areas applicable to this qualification. Specific unit standards that are required for certain specialisation areas have been identified and listed below. Rules of combination for this qualification are as follows:

All Fundamental unit standards are compulsory (56 Credits).

All Core unit standards are compulsory (79 Credits).

Elective Component:

The Elective Component consists of a number of specialisations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners may choose other Elective Unit Standards in addition to the compulsory unit standards listed below; as the compulsory unit standards already meet the required 159 credits required to achieve the qualification.

Automotive Repair and Maintenance Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 64849):

  • For learners specialising in Passenger, Commercial Vehicles, Lift Trucks or Motorcycles, the following unit standards are compulsory (19 Credits):
    > ID 244143: Diagnose and Repair manual transmission.
    > ID 244135: Diagnose and Repair suspension systems.
    > ID 260737: Diagnose and repair vehicle ignition systems.
    > ID 244144: Diagnose and repair steering system components.
  • For learners specialising in Earthmoving Equipment, the following unit standards are compulsory (18 Credits):
    > ID 244132: Diagnose and repair air and air over hydraulic brake systems.
    > ID 260678: Diagnose and repair forced induction systems.
    > ID 260718: Remove and install fuel system components.Mining and Minerals Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 78545):

    The following unit standards are compulsory for Mining and Minerals sector:

  • ID 260678: Diagnose and repair forced induction systems, Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • ID 244144: Diagnose and repair steering system components, Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • ID 244143: Repair manual transmissions, Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • ID 260737: Diagnose and repair vehicle ignition systems, Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • ID 244132: Diagnose and repair air and air over hydraulics brake systems, Level 4, 8 Credits.
  • ID 260718: Remove and install fuel system components, Level 3, 6 Credits.Additional Elective unit standards must be selected to achieve a minimum of 159 credits for this qualification.
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES

1. Communicate and solve problems in an automotive workshop.

2. Co-ordinate work activities in an automotive context.

3. Diagnose and repair mechanical and/or electronic vehicle systems.

This qualification addresses the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:

  • Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to use mathematical functions to solve routine workplace problems.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to coordinate work functions of a team.
  • Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to adhere to workplace timeframes and procedures.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to identify repair and maintenance defects and act appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to report on work conducted.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to use the correct tools and equipment to diagnose and repair complex systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    > Note: The ability of the candidate to collect data from various sources to repair the identified faults.
ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

1.1 Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
1.2 Information is accessed from standing instructions, visual information and a range of other workplace texts and responses where required are appropriate to the context.
1.3 Written communication is conducted at an appropriate level for designated target audiences.
1.4 Mathematical functions are used correctly to solve routine workplace problems and tasks.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

2.1 Organisational procedures are explained in relation to the work environment.
2.2 Financial implications of actions taken are understood in relation to efficiency of business.
2.3 Subordinates` activities are co-ordinated to achieve work targets with available resources.
2.4 Quality is ensured in accordance with workshop standards.
2.5 Time is managed in accordance with workplace requirements.

Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

3.1 Work area and vehicle is prepared for the work task according to vehicle specifications and workshop procedures.
3.2 Test equipment is connected according to workplace specifications.
3.3 Faulty vehicle system is identified and appropriate data collected from relevant sources.
3.4 System faults are identified and repaired according to manufacturer specifications.
3.5 Safety procedures are adhered to during diagnosing and repairing tasks.

Integrated Assessment:

Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the exit level outcomes should be integrated.

A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

The term ‘Integrated Assessment’ implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

Assessment should ensure that all outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY

As a starting point, this qualification which is part of a series of qualifications in the field of vehicle technology including, servicing, maintenance, repairs and diagnostics, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in English speaking countries of the world.

It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with this broad-based qualification that also include fundamentals, however the generic core and specialisation areas’ unit standards did compare favourably to both the Australian (AUR99) Automotive Industry, Service and Repair unit standards and the NVQ qualification in the United Kingdom.

An example of the exact multi specialisation area approach used in this qualification was found in Australia under Automotive Retail Service Repair Training (www.automotivetraining.org.au). The range of unit standards used in Australia that relate similarly to core unit standards in this qualification may be found at (www.ntis.gov.au).

It was further difficult to undertake specific comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field of vehicle technology and cover the same areas of specialisation (thus containing a large degree of similar content) are conceptualised as three year qualifications without exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels.

This notwithstanding, the technical content of this qualification for automotive repair and maintenance (with the various specialisations) corresponds with the equivalent level of qualification in vehicle servicing (with the various specialisations) in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Elements of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK have been used in benchmarking best practice procedures in some of the unit standards used in this qualification. The NVQ qualifications offered in the UK cover all the same objectives of this series of qualifications at various levels of complexity. The qualifications are offered as an internship wherein the learner enrols with a college or training centre for the theoretical component, and achieves the practical component in-house. The qualifications are all based on specific levels of performance, and lead to progressive levels of complexity, but are identified as separate qualifications. The learning towards these qualifications is offered through long-term learner-employer relationships, with short-term stints at a training centre.

Qualification titles in the UK include:

  • Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair – Level 3: (Q1015915).
  • Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair – Level 3: (Q1015916).
  • Motorcycle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, Maintenance and Repair – Level 3: (Q1015918).
  • Vehicle Refinishing – Level 3: (Q1017590).
  • Vehicle Body Repair – Level 3: (Q1015917).
  • Vehicle Body Fitting – Level 2: (Q1015913).
  • Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems, unit Replacement – Level 2: (Q1015914).The qualifications offered in other European countries, such as Germany, are also predominantly vocational qualifications with theoretical components being achieved through a specified period at a training centre. The qualifications are aimed at achieving complete competence in all aspects of vehicle maintenance through the progressive series of qualifications and includes mechanical, electrical and coach works. The training programmes are progressive qualifications of one-year duration each and include ongoing training through workbooks in which the trainee is required to complete evidence of understanding for each month of the registered year of learning. Germany has a requirement that competent people be licensed to operate under the meister (master craftsman) programme, and this licence is valid for a period of two years.

    The qualification titles offered in Germany include:

  • Auto Fachman – Level 1.
  • Auto Fachman – Level 2.
  • Auto Fachman – Level 3.
  • Auto Fachman – Meister.America uses a system of specialisation areas, with a master technician being identified as a person who is competent in all areas and will be able to perform on almost any part of a vehicle. The learning is conducted through apprenticeships and has specialisation areas for engine technicians, transmission technicians, steering and suspension technicians, brake technicians, electrical system technicians, heating and air-conditioning technicians, driveability and performance technicians and lubrication technicians.

    None of the SADC countries have their own qualifications relating to vehicle maintenance, but use the British City and Guilds Standards for training learners in the automotive field. Namibia has indicated interest in the South African qualifications and may implement this qualification once it has been registered.

ARTICULATION OPTIONS

This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.

Horizontal articulation is possible with any of the specialisation areas within this qualification and also with the following Qualifications:

  • ID 21006: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 22860: Autotronics, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 22772: Mechatronics, NQF Level 4.Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance at NQF Level 5.
MODERATION OPTIONS
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA).
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA’s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies).
  • 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 in the ELOs of the Qualification and will include integration of skills relevant to the economic sector.
CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS

Assessors must be registered in terms of the requirements of SAQA and the relevant ETQA. In addition, assessors should have:

  • A minimum of 3 (three) years’ practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • A relevant Qualification at NQF Level 5 or higher.
  • The ability to meet the outcomes of this qualification.
REREGISTRATION HISTORY
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.
NOTES

This qualification replaces qualification 58539, “Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance”, Level 4, 150 credits.

  • The qualification National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance – Level 4 (58539) has been revised. Even though the qualification was still current, the revision was necessary due to the inclusion of additional specialisation areas. This qualification replaces qualification 58539, Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive repair and maintenance, Level 4, 150 credits.
  • Engine Fitting has not been catered for as a specialisation area at this level because the core component of this qualification covers all that an engine fitter would be required to do and more. Providers of learning may select the relevant core unit standards and create a learning programme in Engine Fitting.
UNIT STANDARDS:
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 12429 Develop a personal financial plan Level 3 NQF Level 03 2
Core 116714 Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work Level 3 NQF Level 03 4
Core 244117 Carry out post installation checks on a remanufactured engine Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Core 244123 Determine causes of engine failure Level 4 NQF Level 04 10
Core 260658 Diagnose and repair automatic transmissions Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Core 260657 Diagnose and repair automotive components Level 4 NQF Level 04 10
Core 244136 Diagnose and repair cooling systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Core 244122 Diagnose and repair faults in induction and exhaust systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Core 260677 Diagnose and repair faults on advanced auto electrical circuits Level 4 NQF Level 04 8
Core 260639 Diagnose and repair fuel system components Level 4 NQF Level 04 8
Core 244131 Diagnose and repair hydraulic brake systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Core 244126 Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Core 114589 Manage time productively Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Core 244107 Repair vehicle differentials Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Fundamental 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119457 Interpret and use information from texts Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts Level 3 NQF Level 03 5
Fundamental 9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Fundamental 119462 Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Fundamental 119469 Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Fundamental 9016 Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Fundamental 119471 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Fundamental 119459 Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Elective 123258 Foster and maintain customer relations Level 3 NQF Level 03 10
Elective 260718 Remove and install fuel system components Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 12220 Service and repair conventional automobile ignition systems Level 3 NQF Level 03 6
Elective 244129 Book in work for an automotive business Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 12225 Construct and test advanced electronic circuits Level 4 NQF Level 04 16
Elective 13254 Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes Level 4 NQF Level 04 10
Elective 114598 Demonstrate an understanding of an entrepreneurial profile Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Elective 117499 Demonstrate entrepreneurial competence Level 4 NQF Level 04 12
Elective 244133 Demonstrate knowledge of forced induction performance enhancing systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 244132 Diagnose and repair air and air over hydraulics brake systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 8
Elective 260678 Diagnose and repair forced induction systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 244144 Diagnose and repair steering system components Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 260737 Diagnose and repair vehicle ignition systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Elective 244134 Estimate the cost and duration of an automotive repair Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Elective 244118 Fit engine bearings and bushes Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Elective 114878 Identify and measure the factors that influence productivity Level 4 NQF Level 04 10
Elective 244125 Inspect and balance automotive components Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Elective 13235 Maintain the quality assurance system Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Elective 242829 Monitor the level of service to a range of customers Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Elective 244172 Perform a pre-delivery quality assurance inspection Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 244140 Repair and maintain vehicle air conditioning systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 8
Elective 244143 Repair manual transmissions Level 4 NQF Level 04 6
Elective 244135 Repair suspension systems Level 4 NQF Level 04 5
Elective 244165 Test a vehicle engine on a dynamometer Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 244127 Test and adjust exhaust emission gases Level 4 NQF Level 04 4
Elective 12231 Diagnose and repair engine management systems Level 5 Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 20
LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:
LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
NQF Level
NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
Assurance
Functionary
NQF Sub-Framework
64849 Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance Generic Provider – Field 06 Level 4 NQF Level 04 159 MERSETA OQSF
78545 Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and Minerals Generic Provider – Field 06 Level 4 NQF Level 04 159 MQA OQSF
PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:
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.
LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
64849 Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T
3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP)
4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP)
5. Buscor
6. Etata Trading cc T/A ETATA Training (ALTON) (TP)
7. False Bay Public FET College – Westlake Campus
8. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP)
9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
10. Ikhaya Fundisa Technical Academy
11. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP)
12. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP)
13. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
14. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP)
15. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP)
16. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP)
17. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP)
18. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP)
19. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP)
20. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP)
21. Mopani South East FET College – Phalaborwa Campus
22. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP)
23. PUTCO Limited
24. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP)
25. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP)
26. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP)
27. Shukela Training Centre
28. St Anthony’s Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP)
29. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO
30. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP)
31. Umfolozi FET College – Mandeni Campus
32. Umgungundlovu FET College – Plessislaer Campus
33. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Technical Learning Academy (UIT

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PETROL (CBMT) Level 1
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Introduction to automotive technology and competency-based learning
Chapter 2 Safety and first aid in the workshop
Chapter 3 Lubricants, metals and materials
Chapter 4 Care and use of tools applicable to the trade
Chapter 5 Identifying locking devicer
Chapter 6 Identifying and fitting gaskets and seals
Chapter 7 Applying basic hand skills
Chapter 8 Names and functions of motor vehicle components
Chapter 9 Understanding the fundamentals of lubrication systems
Chapter 10 Understanding basic electricity
Chapter 11 Using lifting equipment
Chapter 12 Performing a service to a motor vehicle
Chapter 13 Workplace communications
DIESEL (CBMT) Level 1
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Introduction to automotive technology and competency-based learning
Chapter 2 Safety and first aid in the workshop
Chapter 3 Lubricants, metals and materials
Chapter 4 Care and use of tools applicable to the trade
Chapter 5 Identifying locking devicer
Chapter 6 Identifying and fitting gaskets and seals
Chapter 7 Applying basic hand skills
Chapter 8 Names and functions of heavy vehicle components
Chapter 9 Understanding the fundamentals of lubrication systems
Chapter 10 Understanding basic electricity
Chapter 11 Using lifting equipment
Chapter 12 Performing a service to a heavy vehicle
Chapter 13 Fuse metals

 

PETROL (CBMT) Level 2
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Understanding the fundamentals of technology
Chapter 2 Identifying bushes and bearings and removing, inspecting and replacing bearings
Chapter 3 Servicing motor vehicle components
Chapter 4 Identifying, removing, diagnosing and replacing fuel system components
Chapter 5 Emission control
Chapter 6 Removing, inspecting and replacing cooling system components
Chapter 7 Engine lubrication
Chapter 8 Removing and replacing suspension components
Chapter 9 Understanding the fundamentals of steering and wheel components
Chapter 10 Fusing metals
Chapter 11 Lighting systems
DIESEL (CBMT) Level 2
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Understanding the fundamentals of heavy-duty vehicle technology
Chapter 2 Identifying bushes and bearings and removing, inspecting and replacing bearings
Chapter 3 Removing and replacing heavy duty vehicle engines and sub-systems
Chapter 4 Removing and replacing heavy duty transmissions and drivetrain components
Chapter 5 Removing, assessing and replacing heavy duty vehicle low pressure fuel system components
Chapter 6 Removing, assessing and replacing heavy duty vehicle exhaust system components
Chapter 7 Removing, assessing and replacing heavy duty vehicle cooling system components
Chapter 8 Removing and replacing heavy duty vehicle suspension and steering system
Chapter 9 Understanding and performing wheel balancing and alignment on heavy duty vehicles
Chapter 10 Understanding and testing heavy duty vehicles starting system components
Chapter 11 Understanding, testing and repairing heavy duty electrical components
Chapter 12 Understanding the fundamentals of heavy duty vehicle brake systems
Chapter 13 Workplace communications

 

PETROL (CBMT) Level 3
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Removing, reconditioning and replacing cylinder heads
Chapter 2 Dismantling, servicing, repairing and assembling the engine block and its main components
Chapter 3 Removing, diagnosing and replacing fuel system components
Chapter 4 Understanding basic electricity
Chapter 5 Testing ignition system components
Chapter 6 Studying the fundamentals of engine efficiency and forced charging
Chapter 7 Removing, testing, repairing and replacing electrical components
Chapter 8 Removing and replacing clutch and transmission components
Chapter 9 Diagnosing faults and repairing brake systems and components
Chapter 10 Alternative fuel systems
DIESEL (CBMT) Level 3
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Removing, assessing, reconditioning and replacing heavy duty vehicle cylinder heads
Chapter 2 Dismantling, reconditioning and assembling the engine block and its main components
Chapter 3 Understanding, assessing and assembling heavy duty vehicle fuel injection components
Chapter 4 Understanding basic electricity
Chapter 5 Studying the fundamentals of engine eefficiency and forced charging
Chapter 6 Assessing and repairing heavy duty vehicle brake systems and components and diagnosing faults
Chapter 7 Assessing and repairing heavy duty vehicle steering and suspension systems

 

PETROL (CBMT) Level 4
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Diagnosing, removing, inspecting, repairing and replacing advanced transmssion systems
Chapter 2 Identifying, testing and repairing advanced mechanical and electronic systems
Chapter 3 Understanding advanced electronic ignition systems
Chapter 4 Understanding, diagnosing, removing, replacing and commissioning air conditioning systems
Chapter 5 Identifying and understanding advanced high speed diesel engines
Chapter 6 Removing and replacing diesel fuel injectors and pumps, servicing filters and diagnosing engine performance
DIESEL (CBMT) Level 4
Module Number Description
Chapter 1 Understanding specialised fuel injection systems, and diagnosing and rectifying faults on heavy duty vehicle engines
Chapter 2 Understanding the operation of, diagnosing and repairing heavy duty vehicle transmissions
Chapter 3 Diagnosing faults on heavy duty vehicle steering and suspension systems
Chapter 4 Understanding, assessing and repairing driveline components
Chapter 5 Identifying, understanding and repairing heavy duty vehicle auxiliary systems