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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out post installation checks on a remanufactured engine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244117  Carry out post installation checks on a remanufactured engine 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people in the automotive engineering industry who are expected to conduct follow-up checks on remanufactured engines.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Perform a pre-tuning visual inspection and service.
  • Service an ignition system.
  • Service the air and fuel filters.
  • Check and adjust valve clearances.
  • Check and adjust engine idle speed and mixture. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The ability to work safely in an automotive workshop.
  • The ability to use automotive engineering tools and equipment.
  • The ability to understand vehicle systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Reference to suitable tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment that are recognised within the industry as being the most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices.
  • The practical assessment evidence must be obtained from commercial jobs in the workplace under normal workplace conditions.
  • Engines include multi cylinder 2 and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines.
  • Valve adjustment includes inspection of hydraulic valve lifters.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform a system check. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, no damage to equipment vehicle safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The engine and cooling system are inspected and any fluid leaks and/or any signs of overheating are reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The drive belts are checked for condition and tension, and are adjusted to required specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components are checked for functionality in accordance with manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fluid levels are checked, replaced or topped up in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Running in oil and filter is analysed for any abnormalities in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Check an ignition system on a petrol engine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, no damage to equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable the system to be serviced to manufacturer instructions and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The spark plugs are removed and visually checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Spark plugs are selected, adjusted and fitted to manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    HT (high tension) leads are checked for connection and routing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The initial ignition timing is checked using manufacturer recommended procedures. The setting is compared to manufacturer's specifications and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check the air filter serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, no damage to equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable the system to be serviced to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The air filter is removed and checked for serviceability and a report is given to relevant personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative air filter elements are identified and fitted to manufacturer requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check and adjust valve clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, no damage to equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used that enable the valve clearances to be adjusted to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The engine operating temperature specified by the manufacturer is obtained and the necessary engine components are removed to give access to measure the valve clearances and re-torque the head bolts/studs if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The head bolts/studs are re-torqued according to manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The valves are checked for clearance and adjusted to manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The components are replaced and the engine is run to ensure no abnormal conditions have arisen as a result of the work performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Oil leaks, coolant leaks, valve noise.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Check and adjust engine idle speed and fuel mixture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal safety, safety of others, no damage to equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable tools and test equipment are selected and used that enable the specified mixture and engine speed adjustment to be made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The engine idling speed is measured and adjusted to specifications with the engine at the specified operating temperature. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Workplace procedures.
  • Safe working practices.
  • The use and application of tools and equipment.
  • How to locate and interpret manufacturer specifications in a workshop manual.
  • The functions and operation of an engine. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology:
  • Terms used in this unit standard are generic to the automotive engineering industry in South Africa.

    Notes To Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • The assessment must take place in a fully equipped workshop where all the tools and equipment required for the task are available.
  • The unit standard can be assessed in an integrated manner and common evidence of the candidate's ability need not be repeated for each specific outcome.
  • The engine performance once it has been started will provide additional evidence of the candidate's ability to carry out follow-up checks. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78525   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA 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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    4. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    5. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 



    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.