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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Autotronics|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|22861||National Certificate: Autotronics|
|SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||130||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|78943||National Certificate: Autotronics||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||130|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners, education providers, training providers and employers with the standard and range of learning required to work effectively in the autotronics environment and meet the challenges of such an environment.
The primary skills that are recognised by this qualification include the ability to:
Advanced hand skills, theoretical and analytical skills play a large role in this qualification.
Qualified learners will also understand:
With this understanding learners will be able to participate in workplace activities.
Qualifying learners will also be able to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace.
Rationale for the qualification:
The automobile is subject to ever increasing technological advances. These advances are continuously being incorporated into the electrical systems of automobiles. They represent the integration of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and electrical systems and are managed by microelectronic control known as Computer Integrated Auto Management (CIAM) Systems. Consequently, the auto-electrical skills required to maintain such automobiles are changing to incorporate more electronic skills.
The field of autotronics deals with the installation, diagnosis and repair of CIAM systems. People working in the field of autotronics require specialised technical skills and knowledge and well as highly developed analytical skills to enable them to install, diagnose and repair CIAM systems.
This is the fourth qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in autotronics.
This series will reflect the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform effectively in industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large enterprises.
For those who have been in the work place for a long time, this qualification represents part of the RPL process that acknowledges workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.
For the new entrant, this qualification recognises the applied competence needed by a productive person in a structured workplace.
This qualification forms the basis for further learning in the field of mechatronics within the higher education band.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners entering a programme to achieve this qualification have an autotronics level 4 qualification or have the relevant experience.
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be obtained through the process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a work-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to diagnose, service and maintain automobile engine management systems.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to diagnose and repair vehicle stability, traction and drive control (VSTDC) systems.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to diagnose and repair communication and entertainment systems.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to service and repair automobile climate control systems.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to diagnose, test and repair automobile supplementary restraint systems.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to diagnose and repair automobile convenience systems.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide must spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.
The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities required for autotronics. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes, have been advanced by the learning process.
|As a starting point, the series of qualifications in the field of autotronics of which this qualification forms a part, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in Germany and New Zealand. Extensive reference was made to training materials from Germany when constructing these qualifications to ensure the relevance of the qualifications content and to benchmark with best practice worldwide.|
|The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately.
Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL.
|Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA and have a qualification in engineering.
To ensure the quality of the assessment process the moderation should cover all of the following:
Where assessment and moderation are taking place in sectors other than the MERSETA, assessment and moderation should be in terms of a memorandum of understanding negotiated with the MERS ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
1. Appropriate qualifications in the field of engineering- with a minimum of four years experience in the field of autotronics or related field. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory processes and practices
3. Good interpersonal skills and ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
4. Registration as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA.
5. Any other criteria required by the MERS ETQA or any other ETQA.
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 78943, which is "National Certificate: Autotronics", Level 5, 130 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||12236||Diagnose and repair automobile convenience systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||16|
|Core||12235||Diagnose and repair climate control systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||12233||Diagnose and repair communication and entertainment systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||12231||Diagnose and repair engine management systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||20|
|Core||12234||Diagnose and repair supplementary restraint systems (SRS)||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||12232||Diagnose and repair vehicle stability, traction and drive control (VSTDC) systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||20|
|Fundamental||12433||Use communication techniques effectively||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Fundamental||12432||Use mathematical and statistical techniques effectively||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||20|
|Elective||9405||Analyse work requirements and plan ahead||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||12458||Develop the skills of a work team||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||12237||Diagnose and repair integrated starter and alternator combination systems (ISAD)||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||9406||Manage a team||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||12459||Optimise the safety, health and environmental protection system||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.