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

Occupational Certificate: Vehicle Trimmer 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
98990  Occupational Certificate: Vehicle Trimmer 
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  560  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 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 equip learners with knowledge and skills that will prepare them to operate as a Vehicle Trimmer.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Refurbish vehicle interior components or parts.
  • Maintain vehicle trimming tools and equipment.
  • Manufacture components and covers for vehicle interiors according to specifications.

    Rationale:
    The Occupational Certificate in Vehicle Trimming is designed to equip learners with skills necessary to maintain vehicle interiors by applying vehicle trimming skills to manufacture, remove and renew vehicle components. A Vehicle Trimmer maintains vehicle interiors according to manufacturing and/or customers' specifications. Vehicle trimming is regarded as one of the trades with no formal training and/or qualification on the African continent. This qualification has been developed as a response to that need. This qualification is aimed to assist learners who aspire to pursue a career in vehicle trimming and related fields. Qualified learners are likely to be employed in the motor, marine, aviation and upholstery related industries. This qualification will enable qualified learners to pursue higher level qualifications which will enable them to occupy higher level positions within supervisory, management, training and development positions in this field. Qualified learners will benefit from this qualification as they will become, skilled, competent, independent and employable. Application of the acquired skills by trained learners in the workplace will improve productivity and growth within the sector and thus positively influence the economy at large. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    The qualification can be obtained through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for those learners who have acquired knowledge and skills; either formally or informally. 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:
  • NQF Level 1 with Mathematics and Science. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification consists of knowledge, practical skill and work experience modules at NQF Level 2, 3, and 4 totalling 560 modules.

    Knowledge Modules, 125 Credits:
  • 684906000-KM-01, Introduction to the Vehicle Trimmer Trade, at NQF Level 02, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-KM-02, Tools and Equipment including Types, Use, Care or Maintenance and Storage and / or Handling, at NQF Level 02, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-KM-03, Vehicle Trimming Materials, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-KM-04, Manufacturing Processes, at NQF Level 04, 40 Credits.
  • 684906000-KM-05, Manufacturing Requirements, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-KM-06, Maintenance Processes, at NQF Level 04, 25 Credits.

    Practical Skill Modules, 180 Credits:
  • 684906000-PM-10, Take Care of Vehicle Trimming Tools and Equipment, at NQF Level 02, 5 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-13, Operate a Basic Industrial Sewing Machine, at NQF Level 02, 15 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-12, Mark and Cut Components from Various Materials, at NQF Level 03, 5 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-15, Assemble Components, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-01, Inspect Components to be replaced, at NQF Level 02, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-02, Remove the Components, at NQF Level 03, 5 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-03, Strip the Panel, at NQF Level 03, 5 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-04, Repair Damaged Foam, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-05, Repair Vehicle Interiors, at NQF Level 04, 15 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-06, Renew Vehicle Seat Covers, Armrest, Headrest and Door Panels, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-07, Modify a Component when Required, at NQF Level 04, 15 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-08, Complete Fitment Process, at NQF Level 04, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-09, Re-trim other Components of the Vehicle Interior (carpeting, roof lining, etc.), at NQF Level 04, 15 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-11, Design a Pattern or a Template, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-PM-14, Combine Panels or Parts Together, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.

    Work Experience Modules, 255 Credits:
  • 684906000-WM-01, Health and Safety Requirements Related to the Vehicle Trimming Trade, at NQF Level 02, 5 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-02, Vehicle Inspection Processes, at NQF Level 02, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-03, Removal Processes of Vehicle Components, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-04, Stripping off Vehicle Components, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-05, Repairing Damaged Foam, at NQF Level 03, 15 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-06, Repairing Vehicle Interiors, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-07, Renewal Processes for Vehicle Seat Covers, Armrest, Headrest and Door Panels, at NQF Level 04, 25 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-08, Vehicle Interior Component Modification Processes, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-09, Fitment Completion Processes, at NQF Level 04, 15 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-10, Re-trimming other Components of the Vehicle Interior such as Carpets, Roof Lining, etc., at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-11, Servicing Vehicle Trimming Tools and Equipment, at NQF Level 02, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-12, Pattern Design Processes, at NQF Level 04, 25 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-13, Marking and Cutting of Vehicle Trimming components, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-14, Operating a Basic Industrial Sewing Machine, at NQF Level 02, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-15, Combination of Parts or Panels, at NQF Level 04, 20 Credits.
  • 684906000-WM-16, Components Assembling Processes, at NQF Level 03, 10 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Mark and cut a template according to design specifications.
    2. Operate a basic industrial machine to join the panels together.
    3. Assemble components to complete the vehicle trimming process.
    4. Remove and strip the panel or components.
    5. Perform vehicle trimming functions as per specifications. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • The design is read and interpreted.
  • Tools and equipment are identified and selected.
  • The correct material is handled accordingly.
  • Reference marks are transferred in order to minimise material wastage.
  • Panels are numbered for easy reference during marking.
  • Material is precisely cut.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • The sewing machine is threaded accordingly.
  • The sewing machine is prepared, tested and the stitch length is adjusted in accordance with the material used.
  • The panels are arranged taking into consideration the waterlines.
  • The panels are stitched together according to the design specifications.
  • Reference marks are considered.
  • Quality assurance requirements are met in relation to standard operating procedures.
  • Housekeeping requirements are observed.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • The surface to be dressed is prepared.
  • The correct tools and equipment are selected.
  • Alignment of waterlines is considered.
  • The sequence to be followed is observed.
  • Health, safety and environmental requirements are adhered to.
  • The cover is secured onto the component safely and properly.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • The correct tools and equipment are selected, used and handled with care.
  • The removal of components or panels is performed safely and carefully.
  • The components or panels are stripped and dismantled carefully and safely.
  • Housekeeping practices are observed.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • Customer request is interpreted and analysed.
  • Design is executed accordingly to specifications.
  • Correct tools, equipment and material are selected.
  • Manufacturing techniques and processes are applied accordingly.
  • Maintenance requirements of equipment and tools are applied.

    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 leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades Occupations (QCTO) 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 external summative assessment will be a trade test conducted in terms of Section 26 D of the Skills Development Act through an evaluation of written and practical tasks covering critical aspects of the trade and conducted in a simulated environment at an assessment centre accredited by QCTO by an assessor registered by National Artisan Moderation Body. The assessment will take place over a minimum of two (2) days. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO):
    The ANZSCO offers an occupational qualification in Vehicle Trimmer. The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles such as seats, linings, floor coverings and door trims. Other tasks include, constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using shaping machines and cutting and welding equipment.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification compares favourably with the qualification offered by the ANZSCO. The competencies covered in the qualification compare favourably to those that are covered in the South African Vehicle Trimmer occupational qualification. Learners are equipped with skills to enable them to modify and assemble vehicles according to special requirements and install internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows possibilities for both horizontal and vertical articulation.

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Panel-Beater, at NQF Level 4 (ID 96364).
  • Occupational Certificate: Vehicle Painter (Automobile and Marine Painter), at NQF Level 4 (ID 94182).

    Vertical Articulation:
  • National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies, at NQF Level 5 (ID66881). 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for external assessment:
  • In order to qualify for the external summative assessment learners must have a copy of a completed and signed Statement of Work Experience as well as proof of successful completion of all the knowledge and practical skill modules as per the curriculum including the Foundational Learning Competence.

    Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
  • No additional entry requirements

    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 is: Vehicle Trimmer 684906000

    This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
  • Vehicle Trimmer SAQA ID: 96343. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    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.
     
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