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

Inspect and lubricate a vehicle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15131  Inspect and lubricate 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
119750  Inspect and lubricate an automotive 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 of inspecting fluids and lubricants and topping up and/or drain and refill fluids and lubricants on vehicles 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 and prepare to inspect and lubricate. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning and preparing includes reading and interpreting the job card/work instructions, and obtaining lubrication check list from manual.
  • Preparing includes selecting tools, selecting lubricants and positioning vehicle in work area. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area is prepared
  • Vehicle is inspected and lubrication tasks completed
  • Work area is restored
  • Documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to vehicle
  • Obtained specified lubricants and fluids
  • Appropriate tools and equipment selected
  • Fluid levels are checked and topped up to workshop manual indicator levels
  • Vehicle normalised to operating temperature prior to draining
  • Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids
  • Fluids are drained according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Drain and refill plugs are replaced according to workshop manual procedure.
  • Drained compartments are refilled with specified fluid and quantity.
  • Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication
  • Lubricants are applied to lubrication points according to workshop manual procedures
  • Tools and equipment are used according to operating instructions and safety procedures
  • Vehicle is physically inspected for leaks and defects on serviced areas and record findings
  • Vehicle is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Waste fluids and lubricants are disposed of according to SHE requirements
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Properties and characteristics of lubricants and fluids
  • Reasons for inspecting and lubricating
  • Explanation of different inspecting conditions (stationary and operational)
  • Lubrication, refilling and inspecting techniques
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Drain, refill or top up fluids and apply lubricants. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Fluids and lubricants include oils, greases, brake fluid, water and anti-freeze. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area is prepared
  • Vehicle is inspected and lubrication tasks completed
  • Work area is restored
  • Documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to vehicle
  • Obtained specified lubricants and fluids
  • Appropriate tools and equipment selected
  • Fluid levels are checked and topped up to workshop manual indicator levels
  • Vehicle normalised to operating temperature prior to draining
  • Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids
  • Fluids are drained according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Drain and refill plugs are replaced according to workshop manual procedure.
  • Drained compartments are refilled with specified fluid and quantity.
  • Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication
  • Lubricants are applied to lubrication points according to workshop manual procedures
  • Tools and equipment are used according to operating instructions and safety procedures
  • Vehicle is physically inspected for leaks and defects on serviced areas and record findings
  • Vehicle is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Waste fluids and lubricants are disposed of according to SHE requirements
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Properties and characteristics of lubricants and fluids
  • Reasons for inspecting and lubricating
  • Explanation of different inspecting conditions (stationary and operational)
  • Lubrication, refilling and inspecting techniques
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and identify leaks and defects. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Inspect includes a visual inspection and recording.
  • Defects include cracks, damage, distortion, wear and missing parts. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area is prepared
  • Vehicle is inspected and lubrication tasks completed
  • Work area is restored
  • Documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to vehicle
  • Obtained specified lubricants and fluids
  • Appropriate tools and equipment selected
  • Fluid levels are checked and topped up to workshop manual indicator levels
  • Vehicle normalised to operating temperature prior to draining
  • Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids
  • Fluids are drained according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Drain and refill plugs are replaced according to workshop manual procedure.
  • Drained compartments are refilled with specified fluid and quantity.
  • Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication
  • Lubricants are applied to lubrication points according to workshop manual procedures
  • Tools and equipment are used according to operating instructions and safety procedures
  • Vehicle is physically inspected for leaks and defects on serviced areas and record findings
  • Vehicle is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Waste fluids and lubricants are disposed of according to SHE requirements
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Properties and characteristics of lubricants and fluids
  • Reasons for inspecting and lubricating
  • Explanation of different inspecting conditions (stationary and operational)
  • Lubrication, refilling and inspecting techniques
  • What tools and equipment to use and why
  • The implications of not adhering to SHE requirements 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Restore work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restoring includes disposal of waste fluids and lubricants, tools packed away and work area cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area is prepared
  • Vehicle is inspected and lubrication tasks completed
  • Work area is restored
  • Documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to vehicle
  • Obtained specified lubricants and fluids
  • Appropriate tools and equipment selected
  • Fluid levels are checked and topped up to workshop manual indicator levels
  • Vehicle normalised to operating temperature prior to draining
  • Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids
  • Fluids are drained according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Drain and refill plugs are replaced according to workshop manual procedure.
  • Drained compartments are refilled with specified fluid and quantity.
  • Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication
  • Lubricants are applied to lubrication points according to workshop manual procedures
  • Tools and equipment are used according to operating instructions and safety procedures
  • Vehicle is physically inspected for leaks and defects on serviced areas and record findings
  • Vehicle is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Waste fluids and lubricants are disposed of according to SHE requirements
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Properties and characteristics of lubricants and fluids
  • Reasons for inspecting and lubricating
  • Explanation of different inspecting conditions (stationary and operational)
  • Lubrication, refilling and inspecting techniques
  • 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
  • Work area is prepared
  • Vehicle is inspected and lubrication tasks completed
  • Work area is restored
  • Documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to vehicle
  • Obtained specified lubricants and fluids
  • Appropriate tools and equipment selected
  • Fluid levels are checked and topped up to workshop manual indicator levels
  • Vehicle normalised to operating temperature prior to draining
  • Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids
  • Fluids are drained according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Drain and refill plugs are replaced according to workshop manual procedure.
  • Drained compartments are refilled with specified fluid and quantity.
  • Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication
  • Lubricants are applied to lubrication points according to workshop manual procedures
  • Tools and equipment are used according to operating instructions and safety procedures
  • Vehicle is physically inspected for leaks and defects on serviced areas and record findings
  • Vehicle is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Waste fluids and lubricants are disposed of according to SHE requirements
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Properties and characteristics of lubricants and fluids
  • Reasons for inspecting and lubricating
  • Explanation of different inspecting conditions (stationary and operational)
  • Lubrication, refilling and inspecting techniques
  • 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 lubrication. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes basic principals of material wear, heat and energy generation and loss. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area is prepared
  • Vehicle is inspected and lubrication tasks completed
  • Work area is restored
  • Documentation and reports are completed and processed

    Indicators
  • Obtained workshop manual and specifications appropriate to vehicle
  • Obtained specified lubricants and fluids
  • Appropriate tools and equipment selected
  • Fluid levels are checked and topped up to workshop manual indicator levels
  • Vehicle normalised to operating temperature prior to draining
  • Areas are cleaned before and after draining fluids
  • Fluids are drained according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Drain and refill plugs are replaced according to workshop manual procedure.
  • Drained compartments are refilled with specified fluid and quantity.
  • Lubrication points are cleaned prior to lubrication
  • Lubricants are applied to lubrication points according to workshop manual procedures
  • Tools and equipment are used according to operating instructions and safety procedures
  • Vehicle is physically inspected for leaks and defects on serviced areas and record findings
  • Vehicle is inspected for leaks under operational conditions and findings are recorded
  • Work area and tools are cleaned and tools stored
  • Waste fluids and lubricants are disposed of according to SHE requirements
  • Documentation and reports are complete and processed according to workplace procedures

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Properties and characteristics of lubricants and fluids
  • Reasons for inspecting and lubricating
  • Explanation of different inspecting conditions (stationary and operational)
  • Lubrication, refilling and inspecting techniques
  • 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 Assurance who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will 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
  • Fluids and lubricants
    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Fluids and lubricants
  • Typical defects
    3. Sensory cues:
  • Visual, audible and smell
    4. Purpose of:
  • Lubrication, fluids and inspection
    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Workplace procedures
  • SHE legislation
    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Material wear
  • Friction
  • Viscosity
    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between preventative maintenance and operational condition of vehicle. 

  • 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 inspecting and lubricating vehicles 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Interact with team members, colleagues and workshop personnel to obtain fluids, lubricants and service 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:
  • Store and dispose of waste fluids and lubricants in accordance with SHE legislation 

  • 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 servicing of vehicles
  • 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 119750, which is "Inspect and lubricate an automotive system", Level 2, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 



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