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

Wash the exterior of a vehicle using automated vehicle washing equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116386  Wash the exterior of a vehicle using automated vehicle washing equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-20  2010-11-20  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-11-20   2014-11-20  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a cleaning services environment. Qualifying learners will be able to wash the exterior of a vehicle using automated vehicle washing equipment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner has the speaking and listening ability equal to an ABET Level 1 Com 101 standard and/or any other communication skill that will enable him/her to confirm the knowledge and skills required by this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The scope of this unit standard is for any person who needs to wash the exterior of a vehicle using automated vehicle washing equipment.
2. In the context of this unit standard a vehicle is any type of passenger car minibus or light commercial vehicle
3. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, very repetitive and familiar, limited generation of new ideas are needed and the person has no responsibility for the learning of others.

Range statements that refer to assesment criteria in this unit standard:

1. Assessment criteria marked with are assessed according to worksite procedures.
2. Surfaces on a vehicle can include, but are not limited to the body, the bumpers, the lights, the wheel rims and tyres, the mirrors, windows and sunroof.
3. Chemicals refer to detergents used to remove light soil, brake dust, and bitumen deposits, clean glass, and remove stubborn marks.
4. Soil and marks refer to but is not limited to dirt, tar spots, insects and brake dust.
5. Clothing and PPE includes but is not limited to uniforms and waterproof safety shoes.
6. Dedicated chemicals, consumables and equipment refers to but is not limited to detergents, sponges, brushes, cloths, spray bottles, squeegees and high pressure washing equipment.
7. Vehicle includes but is not limited to a car, minibus or light commercial vehicle.
8. Wheel rims/hubcaps refer to but is not limited to steel rim, alloy rim, metal and plastic hubcaps.
9. Operating instructions refer to the manufacturer's operating instruction or an extract thereof. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for operating automated vehicle washing equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The correct chemicals to be used in the automated washing equipment are selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason(s) why the specific chemicals are chosen is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The chemicals are correctly diluted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reason(s) why the chemicals must be correctly diluted is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Chemical reservoirs are filled up with the correct chemical solution. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason(s) why chemical reservoirs must be filled up with the correct chemical solution is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The chemicals feed pipes are correctly positioned in the correct reservoir. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The reason(s) for positioning the chemical feed tubes in the correct reservoir is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
Any other set up procedure which may be required for the automated washing equipment is performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
The reason(s) why the automated washing equipment should be set up and used according to the operating instructions is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
The automated washing equipment tracks are checked for obstructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
The reason(s) why the automated washing equipment tracks should be free from obstructions is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
The automated washing equipment sensors are checked and cleaned (if necessary) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
The reason(s) why automated washing equipment sensors should be clean is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
The automated washing equipment diagnostic panel is checked for warning lights and s/he proceeds or responds appropriately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 16 
The reason(s) why automated washing equipment diagnostic panel must be checked is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 17 
The function of each warning indicator is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 18 
Any other pre-start up safety checks required for the safe operation of the automated washing equipment, are performed according to the operating instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 19 
Appropriate PPE is worn. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 20 
The reason(s) why it is important to wear appropriate PPE is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 21 
The vehicle position in the washing area is checked as correct. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 22 
The reason(s) why the vehicle must be positioned correctly in the washing area is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare a vehicle to be washed by automated vehicle washing equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Windows, doors and sunroof are closed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason(s) why windows, doors and sunroof must be closed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Items that could be damaged by the washing equipment are repositioned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Examples of items that could be damaged are given and how they could be repositioned is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The vehicle is pre-rinsed with water to remove any soil or dust. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason(s) why the vehicle must be pre-rinsed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Marks that are difficult to remove are pre-treated with the correct chemicals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The reason(s) why marks that are difficult to remove are pre-treated with the correct chemicals is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
The correct contact time for chemicals is allowed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
The reason(s) why the correct contact time must be allowed is explained 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Operate automated vehicle washing equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The appropriate washing cycle is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The differences between the available washing cycles are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The automated vehicle washing equipment is monitored during the washing cycle. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reason(s) why the automated vehicle washing equipment must be monitored during the washing cycle is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
After washing the vehicle marks still visible are spot cleaned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason(s) why marks are spot cleaned is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Finishes a vehicle exterior. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The exterior surface of the vehicle is dried with a dedicated cloth. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason(s) why the vehicle is dried is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The quality of the work is inspected by using a systematic checking procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The value of inspecting the work is explained 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Perform end of task duties when using automated vehicle-washing equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Solution jets are flushed out with clean water. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason(s) why solution jets should be flushed out with water is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The equipment is shut down correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reason(s) why the equipment must be shut down correctly is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Chemicals and dirt residues are disposed of according to environmental principles. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reason why chemicals and dirt residues should be disposed of according to environmental principles is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Equipment and consumables are cleaned and dried. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The reason(s) why equipment and consumables are cleaned and dried is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
Consumables and chemicals are correctly stored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
The reason(s) why consumables and chemicals need to be stored correctly is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
The reporting procedure for faulty equipment or worn out consumables is explained 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. An assessor accredited by the relevant ETQA will assess the competency.
2. All assessment activities must be fair so that all candidates can have equal opportunities.
3. Assessment will be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
4. Questions and answers must determine the theoretical knowledge.
5. Direct observation, preferably in the workplace, or as a second choice in simulated conditions are preferred.
6. A practical demonstration of competencies is required in this unit standard.
7. Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication that may be verbal or any other agreed upon method. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
On completion the learner can understand and apply knowledge as described in the assessment criteria of all the outcomes. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Operate automated vehicle washing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Operate automated vehicle washing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Perform end of task duties when using automated vehicle-washing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technoledgy effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the enviroment and others.
    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Prepare for operating automated vehicle washing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by participating as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
  • Operate automated vehicle washing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    1. Correct contact time refers to the effective period of time active cleaning chemical is in contact with the surface to be cleaned.
    2. Manufacturer's operating instructions refer to the operating instruction or an extract thereof.
    3. Dedicated chemicals, consumables and equipment refers to detergents or detergent application tools and materials set aside individually for use only with a particular detergent or on a particular surface. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  62709   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  48969   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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. BPC HR Consultants 
    2. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    3. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    4. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    5. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    6. Vumbhoni Trading (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.