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

Take fluid samples from a vehicle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15124  Take fluid samples from a vehicle 
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
119739  Take fluid samples  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 taking fluid samples from vehicles using specific sampling methods, procedures and equipment. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in servicing vehicles and related qualifications. 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 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 and prepare vehicle and equipment for fluid sampling. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes obtaining sample tubes, tube cutter, sample pump and bottles and appropriate tools
  • Preparing vehicle includes normalising systems and cleaning areas where samples will be taken 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and sampling equipment are prepared in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Fluid samples are taken, labelled and dispatched
  • Work area restored, documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Area where fluid sample is taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures
  • Vehicle is normalised to operating temperature
  • Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter
  • Sample pump and bottles are cleaned free of contamination
  • Samples are dispatched in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Sampling procedures and equipment selected is in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Demonstrated an understanding of normalising a vehicle prior to fluid sampling
  • Demonstrated an understanding of why sampling bottles must be free of contamination
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrated an understanding of SHE procedures 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Take a fluid sample. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Select appropriate sampling method in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sampling equipment is used in accordance with workplace and safety procedures
  • Fluids include fuel, oil and cooling system mixture
  • Methods include stream sampling, vacuum extraction and valve probe sampling 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and sampling equipment are prepared in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Fluid samples are taken, labelled and dispatched
  • Work area restored, documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Area where fluid sample is taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures
  • Vehicle is normalised to operating temperature
  • Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter
  • Sample pump and bottles are cleaned free of contamination
  • Samples are dispatched in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Sampling procedures and equipment selected is in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Demonstrated an understanding of normalising a vehicle prior to fluid sampling
  • Demonstrated an understanding of why sampling bottles must be free of contamination
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrated an understanding of SHE procedures 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality concepts and standards. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Understanding of using appropriate cutter to cut sampling tubes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and sampling equipment are prepared in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Fluid samples are taken, labelled and dispatched
  • Work area restored, documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Area where fluid sample is taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures
  • Vehicle is normalised to operating temperature
  • Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter
  • Sample pump and bottles are cleaned free of contamination
  • Samples are dispatched in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Sampling procedures and equipment selected is in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Demonstrated an understanding of normalising a vehicle prior to fluid sampling
  • Demonstrated an understanding of why sampling bottles must be free of contamination
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrated an understanding of SHE procedures 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety concepts relating to sampling. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Demonstrate an understanding of safety and environmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and sampling equipment are prepared in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Fluid samples are taken, labelled and dispatched
  • Work area restored, documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Area where fluid sample is taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures
  • Vehicle is normalised to operating temperature
  • Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter
  • Sample pump and bottles are cleaned free of contamination
  • Samples are dispatched in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Sampling procedures and equipment selected is in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Demonstrated an understanding of normalising a vehicle prior to fluid sampling
  • Demonstrated an understanding of why sampling bottles must be free of contamination
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrated an understanding of SHE procedures 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore work area and prepare documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Includes the cleaning and storing of tools and equipment
  • Includes the completion and processing of documentation and reports
  • Includes labelling and dispatching of samples 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and sampling equipment are prepared in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Fluid samples are taken, labelled and dispatched
  • Work area restored, documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Area where fluid sample is taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures
  • Vehicle is normalised to operating temperature
  • Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter
  • Sample pump and bottles are cleaned free of contamination
  • Samples are dispatched in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Sampling procedures and equipment selected is in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Demonstrated an understanding of normalising a vehicle prior to fluid sampling
  • Demonstrated an understanding of why sampling bottles must be free of contamination
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrated an understanding of SHE procedures 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and explain reasons for taking fluid samples. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes malfunction and defects to systems if fluid composition is incorrect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Vehicle and sampling equipment are prepared in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Fluid samples are taken, labelled and dispatched
  • Work area restored, documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Area where fluid sample is taken is cleaned according to workplace and quality procedures
  • Vehicle is normalised to operating temperature
  • Fluid sampling equipment is prepared in accordance with workplace and quality procedures
  • Sample tubes are cut to the required length with the appropriate cutter
  • Sample pump and bottles are cleaned free of contamination
  • Samples are dispatched in accordance with workshop procedures
  • Sampling procedures and equipment selected is in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Work area is restored and documentation completed and dispatched

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Demonstrated an understanding of normalising a vehicle prior to fluid sampling
  • Demonstrated an understanding of why sampling bottles must be free of contamination
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the importance of correct labelling and dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrated an understanding of SHE procedures 


  • 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:
  • Sampling tools and equipment
  • Various sampling methods
    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Fluids
  • Typical contamination of vehicle fluids
    3. Sensory cues:
  • Smell, Visual, feel, taste
    4. Purpose of:
  • Taking fluid samples
    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Procedures for labelling and dispatching
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Quality procedures
  • SHE procedures
    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Normalising vehicles to operating temperature
    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between contaminated fluid and condition of vehicle systems 

  • 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 taking fluid samples from vehicles and interpreting results 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members and colleagues to obtain sampling 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:
  • When completing and processing documentation and sampling labels 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Analyse fluid samples
  • Process labelling and dispatching of fluid samples 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand the functions of the different fluids in the various systems of a vehicle
  • By understanding the condition of the vehicle system related to the contaminated fluid 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119739, which is 'Take fluid samples', 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 
    2. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 



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