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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment hydraulic components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15135  Repair and assemble earthmoving equipment hydraulic components 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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 repairing and assembling earthmoving equipment hydraulic components to restore the machine to operational condition. 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, workshop equipment, power tools, and measuring equipment, measure and assess component parts for serviceability 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 supervision at regular intervals 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 work area and hydraulic components for repair and assembling. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes reading and interpreting the job card/work instructions and obtaining service data.
  • Preparing includes selecting appropriate tools and equipment and clean component parts.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment as being most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • Hydraulic components include: hydraulic control banks, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic vane and gear pumps, pressure control valves and flow control valves.
  • Repair means replacing an unserviceable part with a new, remanufactured or a serviceable used part. It excludes major machining operations but include minor operations such as honing. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and hydraulic component prepared.
  • Hydraulic component assembled.
  • Hydraulic component tested.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Hydraulic component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Hydraulic component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Hydraulic component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Hydraulic component operation and or working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after hydraulic component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the hydraulic component repair and assembly task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Hydraulic component assembly procedures.
  • Testing/checking hydraulic components after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble hydraulic component. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assemble hydraulic components include preparing parts for assembly and obtaining replacement parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and hydraulic component prepared.
  • Hydraulic component assembled.
  • Hydraulic component tested.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Hydraulic component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Hydraulic component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Hydraulic component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Hydraulic component operation and or working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after hydraulic component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the hydraulic component repair and assembly task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Hydraulic component assembly procedures.
  • Testing/checking hydraulic components after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on assembled hydraulic components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality checks include post tests and/or checks to determine component operation and/or working condition.
  • Post tests and/or checks include anyone or a combination of the following:
  • Operation of component - dynamic testing on test apparatus.
  • Working condition of component - turn freely by hand, measurements, adjustments and static pressure tests. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and hydraulic component prepared.
  • Hydraulic component assembled.
  • Hydraulic component tested.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Hydraulic component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Hydraulic component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Hydraulic component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Hydraulic component operation and or working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after hydraulic component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the hydraulic component repair and assembly task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Hydraulic component assembly procedures.
  • Testing/checking hydraulic components after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during component repair and assembly task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Safety includes using personal protective equipment, adhering to workshop manual warnings and dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous materials include oils, coolant, fuels and cleaning agents. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and hydraulic component prepared.
  • Hydraulic component assembled.
  • Hydraulic component tested.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Hydraulic component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Hydraulic component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Hydraulic component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Hydraulic component operation and or working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after hydraulic component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the hydraulic component repair and assembly task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Hydraulic component assembly procedures.
  • Testing/checking hydraulic components after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring work area includes disposal of hazardous materials, tools and equipment packed away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
  • Reports include reports and summaries of work completed.
  • Process includes submissions according to company procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and hydraulic component prepared.
  • Hydraulic component assembled.
  • Hydraulic component tested.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Hydraulic component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Hydraulic component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Hydraulic component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Hydraulic component operation and or working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after hydraulic component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the hydraulic component repair and assembly task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Hydraulic component assembly procedures.
  • Testing/checking hydraulic components after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and explain hydraulic component repair and assembly task. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Component repair and assembly task includes workshop manual procedures, tools and equipment, adjustments, inspection, tests, prepare and restore work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and hydraulic component prepared.
  • Hydraulic component assembled.
  • Hydraulic component tested.
  • Work area restored.
  • Documentation completed and processed.

    Indicators
  • Appropriate service data is obtained.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used according to acceptable workshop practices.
  • Hydraulic component parts are cleaned according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Replacement parts are obtained according to company procedures.
  • Hydraulic component is assembled according to workshop manual procedures.
  • Hydraulic component parts are lubricated with appropriate lubricants during assembly.
  • Hydraulic component operation and or working condition is assessed after assembly according to workshop manuals and quality procedures.
  • Adhered to all workshop manual safety warnings and required actions before, during and after hydraulic component repair and assemble task.
  • Tools and equipment is stored away and work area cleaned.
  • Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with company procedures.
  • Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the hydraulic component repair and assembly task.

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Hydraulic component assembly procedures.
  • Testing/checking hydraulic components after assembly.
  • Reason(s) for selecting tools and equipment.
  • Planning and preparing work area and component. 


  • 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 are 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:
  • Hydraulic components
  • Tools and equipment

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Typical hydraulic component part defects
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals

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

    4. Purpose of:
  • Adhering to workshop manual procedure
  • Cleaning hydraulic component parts prior to assembly
  • Visual inspection of hydraulic component parts
  • Assembling hydraulic component with appropriate lubricants
  • Tests, checks and adjustments after hydraulic component assembly

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Workshop manual procedures
  • SHE procedures
  • Quality procedures

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic principles of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Hydraulic component operation
  • Performing visual inspection of parts

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Interaction of hydraulic component parts in relation to the hydraulic component
  • Implications of defective parts in relation to hydraulic component operation 

  • 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 repair and assembling of earthmoving equipment hydraulic components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When Interacting with team members and colleagues during the planning, preparation, repairing and installation phases of the task. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working according to service and flat rate schedules;
  • When managing resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When completing and processing documentation and service reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When using special service tools and equipment;
  • When using information technology;
  • When testing, adjusting and checking hydraulic component and parts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed;
  • When I can explain the basic interaction of hydraulic component parts in relation to the operation of the hydraulic component. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

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



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.