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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12210  Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2005-11-30  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119735  Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of autotronics.

The learning outcomes of this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the autotronics NQF2 level qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learnt to:
  • Maintain a safe and productive work area 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under specific outcomes.

    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain, discuss and demonstrate the removal and fitting of an automobile battery 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects of the removal and fitting process include work procedures, personal protective equipment, automotive protection equipment, hand tools, work site preparation, manufacturer's specifications and warranties, battery selection (size, amp hour ratings, voltage). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures
    2. Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied
    3. Charging is carried out in a safe manner
    4. Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure
    5. Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner
    6. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:
    1. Correct battery are selected and fitted
    2. Protective equipment is correctly used
    3. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made
    7. Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner
    8. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Chemical reaction
    2. Specific gravity
    3. Amp-hour rating
    4. Electrolyte
    5. Charging
    6. Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Test automobile batteries 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tests include surface discharge test, hydrometer test, sulphating test, load test.

    Test equipment includes multi-meter, hydrometer, battery charger, load tester, jumper cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures
    2. Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied
    3. Charging is carried out in a safe manner
    4. Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure
    5. Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner
    6. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Correct battery are selected and fitted
    2. Protective equipment is correctly used
    3. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made
    7. Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner
    8. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Chemical reaction
    2. Specific gravity
    3. Amp-hour rating
    4. Electrolyte
    5. Charging
    6. Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Service automobile batteries 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects of servicing include checking electrolytic levels (acid/water), charging procedures and methods, cleaning agents and solvents, awareness of dangers when cleaning, using acids and charging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures
    2. Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied
    3. Charging is carried out in a safe manner
    4. Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure
    5. Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner
    6. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Correct battery are selected and fitted
    2. Protective equipment is correctly used
    3. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made
    7. Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner
    8. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Chemical reaction
    2. Specific gravity
    3. Amp-hour rating
    4. Electrolyte
    5. Charging
    6. Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and replace battery terminals and cables 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Aspects of removing and replacing battery terminals and cables include procedures, hand tools required, safety requirements, terminal sizes and cable current rating, jump starting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures
    2. Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied
    3. Charging is carried out in a safe manner
    4. Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure
    5. Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner
    6. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Correct battery are selected and fitted
    2. Protective equipment is correctly used
    3. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made
    7. Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner
    8. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Chemical reaction
    2. Specific gravity
    3. Amp-hour rating
    4. Electrolyte
    5. Charging
    6. Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Discuss and explain automobile battery related topics 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Automobile battery related topics include chemical reaction (conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy), Cells in series and parallel, Internal resistance, amp-hour rating, Specific Gravity (SG), documentation, safety concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures
    2. Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied
    3. Charging is carried out in a safe manner
    4. Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure
    5. Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner
    6. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Correct battery are selected and fitted
    2. Protective equipment is correctly used
    3. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made
    7. Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner
    8. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Chemical reaction
    2. Specific gravity
    3. Amp-hour rating
    4. Electrolyte
    5. Charging
    6. Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Use and complete relevant documentation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved:

    1. Automobile batteries are removed and fitted safely according to worksite and manufacturer's procedures
    2. Testing procedure are carried out correctly, correct testing methods applied
    3. Charging is carried out in a safe manner
    4. Servicing is carried out in accordance to procedure
    5. Battery terminals and cables are correctly selected and fitted in a safe manner
    6. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

    Indicators:

    1. Correct battery are selected and fitted
    2. Protective equipment is correctly used
    3. Hand tools are selected and used correctly
    4. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
    5. Test equipment is used correctly
    6. Correct selection of replacement battery, terminals, cables, cleaning solvents, acid and distilled water is made
    7. Cleaning solvents, electrolytes and old batteries are disposed of in an environmentally aware manner
    8. Procedures are followed

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
    1. Chemical reaction
    2. Specific gravity
    3. Amp-hour rating
    4. Electrolyte
    5. Charging
    6. Removal, fitting, testing, charging and servicing procedures 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Automobile batteries
  • Battery terminals
  • Battery cables
  • Multimeters
  • Relevant hand tools
  • Hydrometer
  • Personal and automotive protective equipment
  • Battery chargers
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Acids

    2. Purpose of:
  • Electrolytes
  • Procedures
  • Automotive batteries
  • Battery cables
  • Battery terminals
  • Ventilation
  • Charging

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Acids
  • Distilled water

    4. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection
  • Implications of not working with acids correctly
  • Implications of not charging batteries in a well ventilated area
  • Implications of not fitting a battery in accordance with procedure

    5. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Testing procedures
  • Removal and fitting procedures

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Regulations regarding working with batteries
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation

    7. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Internal resistance
  • Cells in series and parallel
  • Chemical reaction
  • Electrolysis
  • Basic principles of electricity

    8. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the battery as the power source to the automobile. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require action and correct when necessary 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Contribute to the workgroup`s efforts to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after equipment, tools, test equipment, components and chemicals
  • Plan and prepare job function activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for tools and equipment
  • Fill in and use fault reports, requisition forms and job cards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Explain electrolysis in batteries 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the purpose of automobile batteries to the electrical/electronic systems in an automobile 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119735, which is "Remove, test, fit and service automobile batteries", Level 2, 4credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    4. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    5. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 



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