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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Automotive Drive Train Repairer 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
118727  Occupational Certificate: Automotive Drive Train Repairer 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - MERSETA 
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  142  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Registered  SAQA 097/22  2022-02-03  2027-02-03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2028-02-03   2031-02-03  

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 qualification is to prepare a learner to qualify as an Automotive Drive Train Repairer.

An Automotive Drive Train Repairer disassembles, assesses, repairs, and assembles vehicle transmission and transfer cases.

Upon completion of the qualification, learners will be able to repair vehicle transmission and transfer cases.

Rationale:
The qualification is designed to cater for learners who wish to specialise in the repair of transmission and transfer cases on vehicles within the automotive industry and may not wish to achieve the artisan status.

The qualification is aimed at both new entrant as well as learners who have been working within the Automotive industry. This qualification makes provision for career progression as learners can pursue careers such as Automotive Workshop Assistant, Automotive Suspension Repairer and Automotive Clutch and Brake Repairer.

The qualification makes provision for advanced career mobility. Learners can enrol in higher level qualifications that will provide them with knowledge and skills to enable them to take higher level responsibilities within their respective organisation.

Learners who successfully complete this qualification can participate effectively in the Automotive industry, whether in small, medium, or large enterprises. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
  • Learners will gain access to the qualification through RPL for Access as provided for in the QCTO RPL Policy. RPL for access is conducted by accredited education institution, skills development provider or workplace accredited to offer that specific qualification/part qualification.
  • Learners who have acquired competencies of the modules of a qualification or part qualification will be credited for modules through 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.

    Entry Requirements:
    The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is:
  • NQF Level 1 qualification with Mathematics and Science. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill and Work Experience Modules:

    Knowledge Modules
  • 653101-000-01-00-KM-01 Workplace Fundamentals, Level 2, 9 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-KM-02 Foundational Concepts for Mechanics, Level 2, 14 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-KM-03 Vehicle and Equipment Fundamentals, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-KM-04 Basic Engine Systems, Level 2, 8 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-KM-05 Vehicle, Equipment and Propulsion Systems, Level 3, 13 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 52

    Practical Skill Modules
  • 653101-000-01-00-PM-01 Work Safely and Respond to Emergencies, Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-PM-02 Use Tools and Equipment, Level 2, 26 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-PM-04 Remove and Install Mechanical Components (Gaskets, Seals, Bearings and Locking Devices), Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-PM-14 Diagnose and Repair Drive Line System, Level 4, 4 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 38

    Work Experience Modules
  • 653101-000-01-00-WM-01 Routine Scheduled Services, Level 2, 18 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-WM-04 Removal and Replacement of Engine Sub-systems (including batteries), Level 3, 12 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-WM-05 Removal and Replacement of Vehicle Sub-systems, Level 3, 16 Credits.
  • 653101-000-01-00-WM-09 Diagnosis and Repair of Faults on Vehicle Transmission and Transfer Cases, Level 4, 6 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 52 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Disassemble, assess, repair, and assemble automotive drivetrain and transfer cases.
    2. Diagnose and repair faults on vehicle transmission and transfer cases. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Discuss general principles and critical issues relating disassembling, assessing, repairing, and assembling vehicle transmission and transfer cases according to accepted industry standards.
  • Remove, disassemble, assess, and replace systems and subsystems in the motor vehicle according to applicable standard processes and to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Source and correctly interpret technical information.
  • Plan the works systematically and prepare the work area according to task requirements.
  • Dispose of all waste materials, and restore the work area according to health, safety and environmental requirements.
  • Perform all activities with confidence.
  • Perform workmanship according to industry standards.
  • Perform all activities according to safety and environmental requirements.


    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Discuss, compare, and analyse the operating principles of vehicle transmission and transfer cases.
  • Discuss, compare, and evaluate general principles and critical issues relating to diagnosing and repairing faults to diagnosing and repairing faults on vehicle transmission and transfer cases according to accepted industry standards.
  • Correctly diagnose all faults within stipulated timeframes.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment according to the manufacturer's procedures and standards.
  • Correctly interpret diagnostic codes and events.
  • Source and correctly interpret technical information.
  • Repair faults according to the manufacturer's procedures and specifications.
  • Plan the works systematically and prepare the work area is prepared according to task requirements.
  • Restore work area according to health, safety, and environmental requirements.
  • Perform all activities with confidence.
  • Perform workmanship according industry standards.
  • Perform all activities according to safety and environmental requirement.

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

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant 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.

    The assessment will be conducted through written assessment and the evaluation of practical tasks at decentralised approved assessment sites by a panel of assessors evaluated by assessor(s) registered with the AQP within a period of 1 day. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Comparisons were made to similar automotive motor mechanic qualifications in Australia and New Zealand.

    Australia
    Australia has Certificate III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology that is offered by TAFE NSW. The course covers the following: TAFE NSW's state-of-the-art facilities will give you the practical skills you need to be in demand in this fast-growing industry.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical or electronic systems
  • Test and repair of light vehicle mechanical systems, brakes, transmissions, and cooling systems
  • Technical issues with customers in a language that they will understand, and essential Work Health and Safety practices in the workplace.

    New Zealand
    New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering Level 3, which is offered by Manukau Institute of Technology. The course covers the following areas:
  • Automotive workshop safety
  • Workshop engineering tools and equipment
  • Engines and cooling systems
  • Automotive engine tuning and fuel system
  • Automotive transmission and driveline system
  • Automotive electrical technology
  • Automotive electronic and HVAC systems

    Conclusion
    The South African Automotive Drive Train Repairer occupational qualification compares favourably with qualifications offered in above countries in respect of the NQF Level, mode of delivery, content, and level of complexity. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification provides opportunities for horizontal and vertical articulation options.

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Automotive Suspension Repairer, NQF Level 2.
  • Occupational Certificate: Automotive Clutch and Brake Repairer, NQF Level 2.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining, NQF level 3. 

  • NOTES 
    Qualifying for External Assessment:
    To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience.

    Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
  • None

    Criteria for the accreditation of providers
    Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.

    The curriculum title and code are: Automotive Drive Train Repairer: 653101-000-01-00.

    Encompassed Trade:
    This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
    This is not a trade qualification.

    Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)
    National Artisan Moderating Body (NAMB)

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION
  • None 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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