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

Fit and wire up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12229  Fit and wire up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
376605  Fit and wire-up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required for the people in the field of autotronics.

The learning outcomes of this unit standard also contribute to the exit levels outcomes required for the autotronics NQF 4 level qualification.

Qualifying learners are able to fit and wire up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment as per work instructions and in accordance to manufacturers specifications on automobiles. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard is designed as a part of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that the learner is competent on the relevant unit standards at the lower level. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under specific outcomes.

The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Discuss and explain the operation of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and related harnesses fitte 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Discuss and explain the operation of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and related harnesses fitted to an automobile. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Auxiliary auto-electrical equipment includes (factory/aftermarket) alarm systems, immobiliser systems, alarm/immobiliser combination, audio (radio/tape, CD changer, speakers, car phone/cellular), central locking system, traffic/ambulance warning systems and related harnesses. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Work operations are correctly planned
2. Auto-electrical equipment is fitted and commissioned to specifications
3. Components are correctly chosen and used
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators
1. Personal and vehicle protective equipment is correctly selected and used
2. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
3. Test equipment is used correctly
4. Harnesses/wiring are fitted and routed and secured correctly
5. Trim is removed and refitted without any damage
6. Correct tools and equipment is selected and used
7. Manufacturers installation specifications are adhered to
8. Harnesses are correctly assembled and working
9. Fitting and removal procedures are followed

Understanding confirmed
Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Fitting and wiring up of auto-electrical equipment
2. Damage to vehicle trim
3. Routing
4. Main system overload implications
5. Auxiliary auto equipment operation
6. Related protection circuits 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Plan and prepare for fitting and wiring of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Planning and preparation includes tool requirements, material requirements, auxiliary equipment components and relevant fitting/mounting procedures, relevant manufacturer's installation specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Work operations are correctly planned
2. Auto-electrical equipment is fitted and commissioned to specifications
3. Components are correctly chosen and used
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators
1. Personal and vehicle protective equipment is correctly selected and used
2. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
3. Test equipment is used correctly
4. Harnesses/wiring are fitted and routed and secured correctly
5. Trim is removed and refitted without any damage
6. Correct tools and equipment is selected and used
7. Manufacturers installation specifications are adhered to
8. Harnesses are correctly assembled and working
9. Fitting and removal procedures are followed

Understanding confirmed
Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Fitting and wiring up of auto-electrical equipment
2. Damage to vehicle trim
3. Routing
4. Main system overload implications
5. Auxiliary auto equipment operation
6. Related protection circuits 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Fit and wire auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Fitting includes removal/fitting of trim, mounting of auxiliary auto -electrical components in a safe aware manner, fit in accordance to manufacturer's specifications.

Wiring includes using factory pre-wired auxiliary harnesses, assembling new auxiliary harnesses, routing and concealing harnesses to manufacturers specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Work operations are correctly planned
2. Auto-electrical equipment is fitted and commissioned to specifications
3. Components are correctly chosen and used
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators
1. Personal and vehicle protective equipment is correctly selected and used
2. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
3. Test equipment is used correctly
4. Harnesses/wiring are fitted and routed and secured correctly
5. Trim is removed and refitted without any damage
6. Correct tools and equipment is selected and used
7. Manufacturers installation specifications are adhered to
8. Harnesses are correctly assembled and working
9. Fitting and removal procedures are followed

Understanding confirmed
Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Fitting and wiring up of auto-electrical equipment
2. Damage to vehicle trim
3. Routing
4. Main system overload implications
5. Auxiliary auto equipment operation
6. Related protection circuits 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Commission and test fitted auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Commissioning and testing include checking operation of auxiliary equipment, checking effect (if any) on vehicle main electrical system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Work operations are correctly planned
2. Auto-electrical equipment is fitted and commissioned to specifications
3. Components are correctly chosen and used
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators
1. Personal and vehicle protective equipment is correctly selected and used
2. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
3. Test equipment is used correctly
4. Harnesses/wiring are fitted and routed and secured correctly
5. Trim is removed and refitted without any damage
6. Correct tools and equipment is selected and used
7. Manufacturers installation specifications are adhered to
8. Harnesses are correctly assembled and working
9. Fitting and removal procedures are followed

Understanding confirmed
Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Fitting and wiring up of auto-electrical equipment
2. Damage to vehicle trim
3. Routing
4. Main system overload implications
5. Auxiliary auto equipment operation
6. Related protection circuits 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Complete necessary documentation/reports 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Work operations are correctly planned
2. Auto-electrical equipment is fitted and commissioned to specifications
3. Components are correctly chosen and used
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators
1. Personal and vehicle protective equipment is correctly selected and used
2. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
3. Test equipment is used correctly
4. Harnesses/wiring are fitted and routed and secured correctly
5. Trim is removed and refitted without any damage
6. Correct tools and equipment is selected and used
7. Manufacturers installation specifications are adhered to
8. Harnesses are correctly assembled and working
9. Fitting and removal procedures are followed

Understanding confirmed
Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Fitting and wiring up of auto-electrical equipment
2. Damage to vehicle trim
3. Routing
4. Main system overload implications
5. Auxiliary auto equipment operation
6. Related protection circuits 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Apply relevant safety practices when fitting and wiring auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Safety includes, work area safety, electrical safety, work area house keeping and vehicle cleanliness restored. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Work operations are correctly planned
2. Auto-electrical equipment is fitted and commissioned to specifications
3. Components are correctly chosen and used
4. Relevant documentation is correctly filled in

Indicators
1. Personal and vehicle protective equipment is correctly selected and used
2. Safe working practices are adhered to when carrying out activities
3. Test equipment is used correctly
4. Harnesses/wiring are fitted and routed and secured correctly
5. Trim is removed and refitted without any damage
6. Correct tools and equipment is selected and used
7. Manufacturers installation specifications are adhered to
8. Harnesses are correctly assembled and working
9. Fitting and removal procedures are followed

Understanding confirmed
Respond to "what if" and "why" questions covering:
1. Fitting and wiring up of auto-electrical equipment
2. Damage to vehicle trim
3. Routing
4. Main system overload implications
5. Auxiliary auto equipment operation
6. Related protection circuits 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Names and functions of:
  • Auxiliary auto-electrical equipment
  • Pre-wired harnesses
    2. Purpose of:
  • Auxiliary auto electrical equipment
    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Auxiliary equipment circuit operation
    4. Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to determine possible fault conditions
    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of not using personal protection
  • Implications of not working in accordance to manufacturer's installation specifications
  • Implications regarding vehicle damage
  • Implications of incorrect conductor selection
  • Implications of incorrect routing of assembled harnesses
    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures
  • Testing procedures
  • Removal and fitting procedures
    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant statutory regulations
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation
    8. Theory: rules, principles, law:
  • Principles of electricity
    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the main auto electrical system to that of auxiliary auto electrical equipment 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise situations that require action and correct when necessary 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When fitting and wiring up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after equipment, tools, test equipment, components and chemicals
  • Plan and prepare job function activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common names for tools and equipment
  • Fill in and use fault reports, requisition forms and job cards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Relate principles of science and technology when fitting auxiliary auto electrical equipment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of auxiliary harnesses to that of the main harness 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 376605, which is "Fit and wire-up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment}", Level 4, 12 Credits.

    Factory: relates to factory fitted pre-wired harnesses and factory fitted equipment.

    After-market: relates to after-market fitted harnesses and equipment. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22860   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  80306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 



    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.