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

Occupational Certificate: Engine Management and Fuel Injection Systems Assistant 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
103098  Occupational Certificate: Engine Management and Fuel Injection Systems Assistant 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - MERSETA (Manufactur) 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  253  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 13121/18  2018-07-26  2023-07-26 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-07-26   2027-07-26  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this part qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Engine Management and Fuel Injection Systems Assistant. Learners will be able to remove and install components of diesel and petrol fuel injection, engine management, induction and exhaust systems.

Rationale:
The Diesel Fuel Injection Mechanic Qualification is currently a registered trade. The qualification is being developed using the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) model. However, formations within the industry like the South African Diesel Fuel Injection Association (SADFIA), the Retail Motor Industries Organisation (RMI), the Automobile Association (AA) as well as other industry stakeholders such as Robert Bosch South Africa and the Midas Group (now known as African Automotive Aftermarket Solutions), concurred that technological advancements in the industry meant that the qualification under review had to be reconceptualised. Hence, the new title Engine Management and Fuel Systems Technician.

The intention with this qualification is that it will broaden the scope of the Diesel Fuel Injection Mechanic Qualification to include petrol and diesel fuel systems, their respective engine management systems and the increased level of diagnostics and repair work involved.

Typical learners would be those already working in the industry but have no qualifications and those practising either as automotive mechanics and auto-electricians who wish to advance their competencies especially in vehicle diagnostics. Other learners would be those who have been working with fuel and engine management systems but who also have no qualification. School leavers with an Level 4 qualification and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates may also acquire this qualification to be able to work in the vehicle after-market sector.

Learners who complete this qualification can pursue a career in the automotive industry particularly in a related specialised sector such as engine management and fuel system technologies which have global impact. Through such specialisation the learner can ensure an extended future career development path.

As far as benefits to the learner are concerned, they will receive a high standard of training in engine management and fuel systems, that is comparable with international standards.

Employers in the automotive industry will benefit because they will enjoy access to appropriately qualified artisans who will be able to diagnose faults in technologically sophisticated vehicles, produce high-quality work, reduce downtime and loss in productivity. They will also have access to suitably qualified Engine Management and Fuel Systems Repair Shop Assistant.

By creating career pathways in the sector, employees will be able to progress from automotive mechanics or automotive electricians or general workshop workers to being qualified artisans. The part qualifications in this qualification will create employment opportunities for those not currently working in the industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.

RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

Entry Requirements:
Level 1 qualification with Mathematics. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Knowledge Modules:
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-01, Workplace fundamentals, Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-02, Arc welding, gas cutting, brazing and silver soldering, Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-03, Foundational concepts for engine management and fuel injection system mechanics, Level 2, 14 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-04, Vehicle and equipment fundamentals, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-05, Basic engine systems, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-00-KM-06, Propulsion systems, Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-07, Electrical systems and basic electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic principles, Level 3, 10 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-09, Removal and replacement of systems" components, Level 3, 10 Credits.
  • Knowledge, 653101-000-00-01-KM-12, Safety, health and the environment, Level 4, 12 Credits.
    Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 78.

    Practical Skill Modules
  • Practical, 653101-000-00-01-PM-01, Work safely and respond to emergencies, Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • Practical, 653101-000-00-01-PM-02, Use tools and equipment, Level 2, 10 Credits.
  • Practical, 653101-000-00-01-PM-03, Cut and join metals, Level 2, 5 Credits.
  • Practical , 653101-000-00-01-PM-04, Remove and install mechanical components (gaskets, seals, bearings and locking devices), Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • Practical, 653101-000-00-01-PM-05, Work with auto-electrical and electronic components, Level 3, 2 Credits.
  • Practical, 653101-000-00-01-PM-06, Remove components of diesel and petrol fuel injection, induction, exhaust and engine management systems, Level 2, 14 Credits.
  • Practical, 653101-000-00-01-PM-07, Install components of diesel and petrol fuel injection, induction, exhaust and engine management systems, Level 3, 16 Credits.
    Total number of Credits for Practical Skill Modules: 59.

    Work Experience Modules:
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-01, Processes to remove diesel fuel system components, Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-02, Processes to install diesel fuel system components, Level 3, 16 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-03, Processes to remove petrol fuel system components, Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-04, Processes to install petrol fuel system components, Level 3, 16 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-05, Processes to remove components of induction, exhaust and emission systems, Level 2, 16 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-06, Processes to install components of induction, exhaust and emission systems, Level 3, 16 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-07, Processes to remove engine management system components, Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • Work Experience, 653101-000-00-01-WM-08, Processes to install engine management system components, Level 3, 16 Credits.
    Total number of Credits for Work Experience Modules: 116. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Remove and install components of fuel injection, engine management, induction, exhaust and emissions systems. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • The type and scope of work is determined through a review of technical and vehicle information and manufacturer's documentation.
  • The work is systematically planned, the work area is prepared and risks involved in the removal and replacement procedures are assessed and mitigated.
  • Visual inspections, pre-checks and relevant tests are carried out according to procedure.
  • Tools, materials and personal protective equipment are used appropriately when carrying out removal and installation processes.
  • Components of fuel injection, engine management, induction, exhaust and emissions systems and relevant auxiliary components are removed and installed using appropriate techniques.
  • Measurements, clearances, tolerances and adjustments are considered to be in line with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Post-installation procedures and quality checks are implemented.
  • The tasks are completed within specified time.
  • Workmanship meets industry standards.
  • An understanding of the preparations for removal and installation of fuel systems and engine management systems components is demonstrated.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated assessment criteria and the weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. The formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated summative external assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Comparisons were made with the following countries: The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, two of them being car manufacturing countries.

    United Kingdom (UK):
    In the UK there is no specific qualification for engine management and fuel injection systems. These automotive aspects are included in various qualifications that cover a range of automotive repair and maintenance aspects.

    Perhaps the qualification closest to the South African qualification is the one-year Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 3 offered by West Nottinghamshire College. The modules include:
  • Health and safety.
  • Workshop practice.
  • Advanced diagnostics on systems including vehicle electrics/electronics.
  • Engine management and transmissions.
  • Petrol and diesel.
  • Engines ignition systems.

    Another relatively close qualification is the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles IMI Diploma Level 3 qualification offered by Waltham Forest College focuses mainly on Diagnosis and rectification of fuel injection and auxiliary systems and Diagnosis and rectification of engine and chassis system faults.

    The Institute for the Motor Industry (IMI) recognises and is the awarding body for the Level 2 Diploma in Motorsport. This qualification consists of a range of courses, some of which resonate with this qualification. The courses which correspond to our qualification are:
  • Fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components.
  • Removal and replacement electrical units and components.

    City and Guilds offers two qualifications that are relevant to this qualification for comparability purposes. One of the Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) routes is the Level 3 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicles). One of the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) routes is the Level 3 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicles).

    The NVQ 4 Automobile Technology offered by the Sri Lanka German Training Institute (SLGTI) has course content that includes Repair and maintain electronic ignition and electronically controlled injection systems┐ and Repair and maintain electrical accessories.
    Most of the United Kingdom courses are of one-year duration.

    United States:
    The Universal Technical Institute provides the Automotive Technology Training Program. It is a 51- week course that covers a range of coursework from troubleshooting problems of all kinds, using the latest engine analysers to handheld scanners and other computerised diagnostic equipment. The learner will acquire knowledge of everything from basic engine systems to computerised fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, passenger restraint systems, computerised engine controls and much more. UTI's Automotive Technology program is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Some of these aspects like computerised engine controls and computerised fuel injection resonate with the South African qualification.

    Australia:
    The aspects of engine management and fuel injection systems are part of other automotive qualifications like AUR31412 - Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Fuel Technology and AUR40812 - Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling.

    Conclusion:
    The Engine Management and Fuel Injection Systems Mechanic in South Africa is a trade. A search for qualification in the three countries revealed that engine management and fuel injection systems are part of automotive repair and maintenance qualifications. The South African qualification is very comprehensive in its own right and compares favourably with international qualifications in the automotive aspects that it covers. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Horizontal Articulation:
  • National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies, Level 3.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Automotive Motor Mechanic, Level 4.
  • Occupational Certificate: Diesel Mechanic, Level 4. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for external assessment:
  • In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required standards by means of statements of results and work experience records including the Foundational Learning Competence.

    Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
  • Must be sighted.

    Criteria for the accreditation of providers:
  • Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.
  • The curriculum title and code is: Engine Management and Fuel Injection Systems Assistant: 653101-000-00-01.

    Encompassed Trades:
  • This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD.
  • This is not a trade qualification.
  • This qualification is part of the Engine Management and Fuel Injection System Mechanic: 653101-000-00-00.

    Assessment Quality Partner:
  • National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB).

    Modules:
    Parent Qualification:
  • 653101000, Engine Management and Fuel Injection System Mechanic, Level 4, 571 Credits.

    Derived Qualifications Related To This Qualification:
  • None. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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