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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|64529||National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair|
|SGB Vehicle Maintenance|
|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||135||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in the Automotive Body Repair industry. This qualification will enable learners to meet the challenges of an industry that has shown a rapid increase through the introduction of new technology in body repair methods.
This qualification also serves to develop new skills for new technology. It creates an infrastructure of sound technological support and opportunities in a labour market with a growing demand to recognise people for their skills and to meet the challenges of the automotive body repair environment.
The primary skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to apply detailed knowledge of vehicle metallurgy and repair techniques in order to repair major dents. Hand skills also play an important role in this qualification and successful learners will need to apply hand skills in completing their tasks.
After achieving this qualification learners will be able to:
The automotive body repair industry is subjected to the ever increasing new technologies of body repair methods. At the level of this qualification, learners will be required to conduct various complex repair processes for which the use of sophisticated tools, equipment and processes are necessary. Most vehicles are now equipped with electronic controlled devises and safety restraint systems that are all interlinked and controlled by on board computers and therefore insurance companies demand from the Automotive Body Repair Industry that only skilled people are allowed to perform the repair work on vehicles.
This is the second qualification in a series and forms the main competence for learners who want to follow a career in the field of automotive body repair. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in such a career and can be built on to develop skills at NQF Level 4 in chassis straightening and structural repair. It also provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process.
This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values relevant in the workplace and will cater for learners who:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners registering for this qualification should already have achieved the National Certificate in Automotive Body Repair at NQF Level 2, as this qualification builds on the learning acquired at that level.
If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification should include:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and must be conducted by a registered workplace assessor. Identified outcomes may have been acquired in a range of economic sectors and these will be considered as appropriate where the candidate provides evidence of the applicability of that learning to this qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
This qualification is open for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in automotive body repair, but prior achievement of the "Learning Assumed to be in Place" would facilitate an easier progression into learning programmes to address the outcomes of this qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Rules of combination for this qualification are as follows:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate with peers and supervisors in an automotive work context.
2. Solve recurring problems in an automotive workshop.
3. Use and maintain automotive workshop tools and equipment.
4. Remove and replace vehicle parts.
5. Repair damaged ferrous metal panels.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
1.2 Terminology used is appropriate to the situation and in accordance with normal workplace usage.
1.3 Information related to work tasks is accessed and interpreted from a range of written and oral sources to ensure that work requirements are understood.
1.4 Communication is clear and unambiguous and at an appropriate level for designated target audiences.
1.5 Information communicated is accurate and conveyed in accordance with acceptable timeframes.
1.6 Communication is effective, regular and ongoing.
1.7 Interaction with others to process the completed work is effective and in accordance with the workplace procedures.
1.8 Reports are completed according to workplace scheduling requirements in a timely manner and in the required format.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Problems are identified within an acceptable timeframe.
2.2 The problem is described in terms of the scope of the problem, possible solutions, costs and the effect on customer satisfaction.
2.3 Solutions applied are suited to the problem and lead to cost effective results.
2.4 Problems that do not have immediate solutions are reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Tools and equipment are selected and used in accordance with their design and are appropriate for the task at hand.
3.2 Tools and equipment required for the scope of work are sourced from available supplies.
3.3 Tools and equipment are checked for condition prior to use. Faulty tools are identified and replaced or repaired as appropriate.
3.4 Cutting and joining of metals is in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 The vehicle is made safe to work with in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
4.2 Body construction features of the vehicle are identified in relation to access to damaged parts.
4.3 Vehicle safety features are identified in terms of precautions when working near activation points.
4.4 Pre and post removal and installation procedures are carried out in accordance with the workplace procedures and the manufacturer's specifications at an appropriate time during the process.
4.5 All the relevant liquids are removed and dispensed of in accordance with the workplace and SHE procedures.
4.6 Vehicle parts are removed and replaced in accordance with the workplace and manufacturer specifications without damage to the surrounding area, parts or components.
4.7 Consequences of not replacing parts correctly are described in terms of safety hazards and customer satisfaction.
4.8 Work is conducted with due consideration for other team members and overall productivity.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
5.1 The required repair processes are performed completed and quality assured in accordance with the workplace procedures and the manufacturer's specifications.
5.2 Repaired panels are fitted and aligned to other panels in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
5.3 Work is conducted with due consideration for other team members and overall productivity.
Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the exit level outcomes should be integrated.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Assessment should ensure that all outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.
|This qualification is part of a series of qualifications in the field of Automotive Body Repair and was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications in various countries as follows:
The National Certificate in Motor Industry (Panelbeating) is a New Zealand qualification at NQF Level 4. This is a three year qualification without qualifications or exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels. The qualification is pitched at NQF Level 4 on their NQF with only unit standards and credits at NQF Levels 1 to 4. This notwithstanding, the technical content of this qualification does correspond with the equivalent level of qualification in Automotive Body Repair in New Zealand.
The Level 2 Certificate in Automotive Engineering covers aspects related to this qualification but also includes more broadly defined work aspects such as Motor Vehicle Refinisher, Motor Vehicle Builder, Motor Vehicle Mechanic and Motor Vehicle Technician. The scope is way beyond that of a panel beater and includes aspects of vehicle engine performance and improved suspension for racing.
The basic methods of assessment include Coursework, Oral Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Practical Examination and Written Examination. No units are specified as compulsory, and the learner may select any units they like, totalling 120 credits. Notes are given regarding accepted grouping of units and progression to further levels of education.
The level of the level 2 Certificate in Automotive Engineering is much higher than the South African NQF level 3 and covers various aspects included in the South African qualifications at Levels 2 and 4.
Elements of the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK have been used in benchmarking best practice procedures in some of the unit standards used in this qualification. The NVQ qualifications offered in the UK cover all the same objectives of this series of qualifications at various levels of complexity. The qualifications are offered as an internship wherein the learner enrols with a college or training centre for the theoretical component, and achieves the practical component in-house. The qualifications are all based on specific levels of performance, and lead to progressive levels of complexity, but are identified as separate qualifications. The learning towards these qualifications is offered through long-term learner-employer relationships, with short-term stints at a training centre. Qualification titles in the UK include:
The Certificate in Automotive Vehicle Body Repair is a 3 year course for artisans to learn how to repair and paint vehicles. The qualification has 2 specialisation areas: one for spray painting and one for panel beating. Both specialisation areas comprise less than 1200 notional learning hours, but are spread out over 3 levels, with core units being specified at the entry level (Level 2).
There are a range of elective units that may be selected from different categories, but the rules of combination indicate that all units must be selected, thereby not allowing the learner any choice in learning. The qualification aims at targeting competence at artisan level only with no recognition for achievement of less than the whole qualification.
The Danish panel beater qualification is spread over 4 years with 55 weeks of formal education and training and 153 weeks of on-the-job training. Danish vocational education and training programmes are alternating programmes, which means that the education and training activities alternate between education and training at a school and on-the-job training in an enterprise. The training programme is a full vocational education and training programme, equivalent to level 3 in the ISCED system.
No breakdown of the qualification is given in terms of units of learning, but the end point equates to the South African level 4 Panel Beater. There is no recognition for achievement of less than the whole qualification.
The qualifications offered in Germany are also predominantly vocational qualifications with theoretical components being achieved through a specified period at a training centre. The qualifications are aimed at achieving complete competence in all aspects of vehicle maintenance through the progressive series of qualifications and includes mechanical, electrical and coach works (panel beating). The training programmes are progressive qualifications of one-year duration each and include ongoing training through workbooks in which the trainee is required to complete evidence of understanding for each month of the registered year of learning. Germany has a requirement that competent people be licensed to operate under the meister (master craftsman) programme, and this licence is valid for a period of two years. The qualification titles offered in Germany include:
United States of America:
America uses a system of specialisation areas, with a master technician being identified as a person who is competent in all areas and will be able to perform on almost any part of a vehicle. The learning is conducted through apprenticeships and has specialisation areas for:
None of the SADC countries have their own qualifications relating to vehicle maintenance, but use the British City and Guilds Standards for training learners in the automotive field. Namibia has indicated interest in the South African qualifications and may implement this qualification once it has been registered.
Most other countries have a streamlined qualification process that ends in a required result, but does not recognise competence in parts of the qualification. This has been identified as a problem in the South African context, and that was why the move to the NQF and unit standards was made. Through achieving this qualification, learners will be given recognition for their abilities after just one year of learning. Alternately, learners may achieve employable skills by electing to exit with one or more Exit Level Outcomes instead of the entire qualification.
|This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities.
Horizontal articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
Vertical articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors must be registered in terms of the requirements of SAQA and the relevant ETQA. In addition, assessors should have:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243067||Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||119753||Perform basic welding/joining of metals||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||13234||Apply quality procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||13223||Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||244052||Install automotive main components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||244111||Remove and install a dashboard||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||244059||Remove automotive main components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||244112||Remove, fit and align the body panels of a vehicle||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||244116||Repair deformed ferrous metal panels||Level 3||NQF Level 03||11|
|Core||244115||Replace vehicle trim||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||260437||Trace and repair auto electrical circuit faults||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||244056||Understand the fundamentals of engine technology||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||119745||Conduct an inspection||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||116937||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||117924||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||15100||Check and adjust steering geometry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116703||Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||12457||Develop learning strategies and techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||12456||Explain and use organisational procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244114||Replace vehicle glass||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||244051||Test and repair an engine cooling system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||253734||Cut materials using plasma cutting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.
|1.||Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP)|
|2.||False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus|
|3.||First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP)|
|4.||Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP)|
|5.||Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus|
|6.||Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)|