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

Test and report on condition of vehicle starting system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15107  Test and report on condition of vehicle starting system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2009-02-10  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-10   2013-02-10  

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
260637  Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications. The learner is capable to read and interpret starting system diagrams, know the components and remove, diagnose, test and replace conventional automobile starting systems in accordance with workshop and manufactures procedures. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in maintaining vehicles and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, and measuring equipment to maintain a safe and productive working environment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
All work is performed under supervision at regular intervals and in accordance with workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate ability to read, discuss, interpret automobile starting system circuit diagrams & symbol 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate the ability to read, discuss and interpret automobile starting system circuit diagrams and symbols. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Symbols include starter motors (inertia/pre-engaged), solenoids, and ignition switch. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
  • Starting systems circuit and related symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
  • Starting components' function is understood
  • Problems are correctly diagnosed
  • Relevant documentation is correctly completed

    Indicators
  • Protective equipment is correctly used
  • Tools are selected and used correctly
  • Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
  • Test equipment is used correctly
  • Bench testing is carried out correctly
  • Removal and fitting procedures are followed correctly

    Understanding confirmed

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Starting system operation
  • Flywheel ring gear/bendix wear
  • Brush/bush wear
  • Product specific starter procedure (manufacturer's specifications) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select, explain and discuss various components used in automobile starting systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Components include starter motors (inertia/electromagnetic), solenoids, ignition switch, flywheel ring gear, armature, field (electromagnetic/ permanent magnet), brushes, bushes, bendix drives, brush gears and end casings (brackets) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Starting systems circuit and related symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
  • Starting components' function is understood
  • Problems are correctly diagnosed
  • Relevant documentation is correctly completed

    Indicators
  • Protective equipment is correctly used
  • Tools are selected and used correctly
  • Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
  • Test equipment is used correctly
  • Bench testing is carried out correctly
  • Removal and fitting procedures are followed correctly

    Understanding confirmed

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Starting system operation
  • Flywheel ring gear/bendix wear
  • Brush/bush wear
  • Product specific starter procedure (manufacturer's specifications) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove fit a starter motor from/to a vehicle using the correct tools in accordance with workshop. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Remove and fit a starter motor from/to a vehicle using the correct tools in accordance with workshop and manufactures manuels procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools include spring balance, dial gauge, soldering iron. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Starting systems circuit and related symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
  • Starting components' function is understood
  • Problems are correctly diagnosed
  • Relevant documentation is correctly completed

    Indicators
  • Protective equipment is correctly used
  • Tools are selected and used correctly
  • Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
  • Test equipment is used correctly
  • Bench testing is carried out correctly
  • Removal and fitting procedures are followed correctly

    Understanding confirmed

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Starting system operation
  • Flywheel ring gear/bendix wear
  • Brush/bush wear
  • Product specific starter procedure (manufacturer's specifications) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Diagnose starter system problems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Problems include starter does not turn, starter turns dragging, starter spins but does not turn the motor, noisy starting/engagement, starter does not stop spinning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Starting systems circuit and related symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
  • Starting components' function is understood
  • Problems are correctly diagnosed
  • Relevant documentation is correctly completed

    Indicators
  • Protective equipment is correctly used
  • Tools are selected and used correctly
  • Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
  • Test equipment is used correctly
  • Bench testing is carried out correctly
  • Removal and fitting procedures are followed correctly

    Understanding confirmed

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Starting system operation
  • Flywheel ring gear/bendix wear
  • Brush/bush wear
  • Product specific starter procedure (manufacturer's specifications) 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete fault finding reports and requisition forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Starting systems circuit and related symbols are correctly interpreted and operation understood
  • Starting components' function is understood
  • Problems are correctly diagnosed
  • Relevant documentation is correctly completed

    Indicators
  • Protective equipment is correctly used
  • Tools are selected and used correctly
  • Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
  • Test equipment is used correctly
  • Bench testing is carried out correctly
  • Removal and fitting procedures are followed correctly

    Understanding confirmed

    Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
  • Starting system operation
  • Flywheel ring gear/bendix wear
  • Brush/bush wear
  • Product specific starter procedure (manufacturer's specifications) 


  • 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:
  • Starter motor components
  • Bench testing and equipment

    2. Purpose of:
  • Using removal and fitting workshop/manufacturer`s manual procedures
  • Purpose of the solenoid
  • Purpose of completing relevant documentation
  • Of the starting system

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Characteristics of a starter motor

    4. Sensory cues:
  • What I see, hear, feel, smell during the process

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection wear
  • Implications of not following procedure

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

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Related Manufacturer`s safety standards
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation

    8. Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Magnetism
  • Motor principles
  • Fleming`s right hand rule

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the battery as the power source to the starting system 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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:
  • When diagnosing faults on charging systems. 

  • 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:
  • Electromagnetic motor principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the relationship of the battery as the power source to the starting system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260637, which is "Test and report on condition of vehicle starting and charging system", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58497   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24456   National Certificate: Maintaining Vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    4. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    5. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    6. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 



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