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

Adjust headlights 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15121  Adjust headlights 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0249/03 
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
119752  Adjust headlights  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 of preparing a vehicle and calibrating headlight adjustment equipment to adjust headlights and to maintain and report on defects and operational condition. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in servicing 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 servicing 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, measuring equipment and 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 the supervision and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan for the adjusting of the headlights. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes the obtaining of the task instructions, relevant setting specifications, tools and equipment
  • Equipment includes headlight aimer 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and equipment is prepared
  • Headlights are adjusted
  • Work area restored

    Indicators
  • Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual
  • The operation of the vehicle`s light beams are checked
  • The charging system and condition of battery are checked that they conform to workshop manual specifications
  • The engine running conditions for measurements are set
  • The equipment is calibrated to vehicle specifications
  • The specified measuring distances are set and used
  • The high and low beams are tested and measured against specifications
  • The appropriate tools and equipment are used to adjust the headlights to within specifications
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Properties and characteristics of high and low beams
  • Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the vehicle and headlight aimer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Preparing includes the parking of the vehicle on a level surface
  • Preparing the equipment includes the calibration of the headlight aimer 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and equipment is prepared
  • Headlights are adjusted
  • Work area restored

    Indicators
  • Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual
  • The operation of the vehicle`s light beams are checked
  • The charging system and condition of battery are checked that they conform to workshop manual specifications
  • The engine running conditions for measurements are set
  • The equipment is calibrated to vehicle specifications
  • The specified measuring distances are set and used
  • The high and low beams are tested and measured against specifications
  • The appropriate tools and equipment are used to adjust the headlights to within specifications
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Properties and characteristics of high and low beams
  • Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjusting the headlights. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Adjusting includes the aiming of the high and low beams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and equipment is prepared
  • Headlights are adjusted
  • Work area restored

    Indicators
  • Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual
  • The operation of the vehicle`s light beams are checked
  • The charging system and condition of battery are checked that they conform to workshop manual specifications
  • The engine running conditions for measurements are set
  • The equipment is calibrated to vehicle specifications
  • The specified measuring distances are set and used
  • The high and low beams are tested and measured against specifications
  • The appropriate tools and equipment are used to adjust the headlights to within specifications
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Properties and characteristics of high and low beams
  • Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Restore the work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restoring includes tools are packed away and work area cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and equipment is prepared
  • Headlights are adjusted
  • Work area restored

    Indicators
  • Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual
  • The operation of the vehicle`s light beams are checked
  • The charging system and condition of battery are checked that they conform to workshop manual specifications
  • The engine running conditions for measurements are set
  • The equipment is calibrated to vehicle specifications
  • The specified measuring distances are set and used
  • The high and low beams are tested and measured against specifications
  • The appropriate tools and equipment are used to adjust the headlights to within specifications
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Properties and characteristics of high and low beams
  • Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports
  • Reports include defect reports and summaries of work completed
  • Process includes submissions according to work place procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and equipment is prepared
  • Headlights are adjusted
  • Work area restored

    Indicators
  • Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual
  • The operation of the vehicle`s light beams are checked
  • The charging system and condition of battery are checked that they conform to workshop manual specifications
  • The engine running conditions for measurements are set
  • The equipment is calibrated to vehicle specifications
  • The specified measuring distances are set and used
  • The high and low beams are tested and measured against specifications
  • The appropriate tools and equipment are used to adjust the headlights to within specifications
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Properties and characteristics of high and low beams
  • Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and explain reasons and purpose for adjusting headlights. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes basic conformance to workshop manual procedure and road safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and equipment is prepared
  • Headlights are adjusted
  • Work area restored

    Indicators
  • Setting specifications obtained is in accordance with the workshop manual
  • The operation of the vehicle`s light beams are checked
  • The charging system and condition of battery are checked that they conform to workshop manual specifications
  • The engine running conditions for measurements are set
  • The equipment is calibrated to vehicle specifications
  • The specified measuring distances are set and used
  • The high and low beams are tested and measured against specifications
  • The appropriate tools and equipment are used to adjust the headlights to within specifications
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures
  • All SHE procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Properties and characteristics of high and low beams
  • Reasons for adjusting beams to specifications
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror 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:
  • Components and systems
  • Tools and equipment
    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Typical defects of headlight adjustments
  • Effects of incorrect adjustments
    3. Sensory cues:
  • Visual
    4. Purpose of:
  • Adjusting headlights
    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • SHE procedures and Road Safety Act
    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Properties of beam projection
    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Between high and low beams 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to adjusting headlights 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members, colleagues and workshop personnel to obtain tools and equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Working according to service and flat rate schedules
  • Manage resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report on service procedures and report any defects or deviations from standard procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • The use of sophisticated equipment to adjust headlights 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the importance of regular inspection and adjusting of headlights
  • Explain and justify my actions and procedures followed 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119752, which is "Adjust headlights", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 



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