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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply sealers and cavity fillers on vehicles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260158  Apply sealers and cavity fillers on vehicles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
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 applying sealers and cavity fillers on vehicles to prevent ingress of water, thereby causing rust or corrosion, reduce noise on vehicles, and prevent stone chips as necessary.

This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression and is an elective unit standard for a spray painter. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard is one of a series of unit standards for spray painting vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner is already competent to:
  • Select, use and care for engineering hand tools.
  • Identify the various types of paint, primers, material and their uses.
  • Perform surface preparation on a body panel.
  • Perform masking and de-masking on a vehicle.
  • Select and use vehicle lifting equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following range information is applicable to the entire 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.
  • Bare metal is primed before application of sealer.
  • Only polyurethane sealers are to be used. No acrylic or water based sealers are included in the scope of this unit standard.

    Additional range information is provided at specific outcomes and assessment criteria as necessary. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of application of sealers and cavity fillers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of using sealers and cavity fillers is explained in terms of the manufacturer's design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Where and how to position sealer is explained in terms of the function to be performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of accurate masking is explained in relation to achieving the required finished in a specific area and not causing contamination of other areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of not applying sealer correctly are explained in terms of effectiveness of the application and resultant problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of removing old sealer are explained in accordance with accepted workshop practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of applying heat to body panels are explained in relation to the effect on composite structure and rust protection. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for application of sealers and cavity fillers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Existing sealer is removed in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No chemicals or heat are used to remove sealer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surfaces are prepared in accordance with workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparing includes cleaning, feather edging, sanding, priming and masking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Masking provides adequate protection to surrounding areas and ensures sufficient access to required application area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Other vehicles in close proximity are covered for protection in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment required to apply the sealer and cavity filler are identified and checked for functionality prior to commencing with the task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply sealers and cavity fillers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application area is confirmed against relevant documentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes job cards, customer requests and manufacturer specifications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required texture is identified and matched to existing work on the vehicle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Texture includes pattern and thickness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sealer is applied according to manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pressure, angle and distance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different methods of applying sealer are demonstrated according to the given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Application methods include brushing, using a caulking gun and spraying.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Masking tape is removed at a suitable time to ensure ease of removal and quality of edge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures during the application process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sealer is applied without incident, accident or injury. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and tools are used in accordance with workplace and manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All workplace safety warnings and required actions before, during and after applying sealer are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hazardous materials are disposed of in accordance with workplace and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazardous materials include sealer, thinning and cleaning agents.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable SHE procedures are followed during the preparation and application processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include using personal protective equipment and adhering to workplace procedures.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore work area, complete and process documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is restored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Restoring work area includes packing away of tools and equipment and cleaning the work area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace and SHE requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not leaving the workplace in the appropriate state are explained in terms of safety hazards and production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes completing job cards, check lists and reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for various documents are explained in terms of their main functions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Functions of sealer and cavity fillers.
  • How to prepare surfaces.
  • How to mask the area.
  • The importance of masking the area accurately.
  • Different ways to apply the sealer to achieve specific results.
  • How to remove old sealer.
  • How to remove excess sealer.
  • The negative effect of applying heat to a vehicle body panel.
  • How to use Personal Protective Equipment.
  • The importance of maintaining cleanliness of nozzles and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify problems relating to surface preparation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to interact with other people in the workshop. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to conduct own work in a responsible manner and not cause damage to any other vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify existing finishes and match the application to the required finish. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to complete relevant reports and job cards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to use equipment for the application of sealers and cavity fillers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify the impact of heat on a vehicle body panel. 

  • 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
    Core  64709   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  64409   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64410   National Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    3. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    4. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    5. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    6. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    8. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    9. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    10. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    14. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    15. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    16. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    17. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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