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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Make up hydraulic hose assemblies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244709  Make up hydraulic hose assemblies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of Fluid Power Engineering who are required to make up quality hydraulic hose assemblies. The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for a NQF Level 3 Qualification.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify hydraulic hose and component types and matching criteria.
  • Prepare to make up hose assembly.
  • Make up hose assembly.
  • Inspect and test hose assembly. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that a person is already competent in terms of the following outcomes when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Selection, use and care of engineering hand tools at NQF Level 2.
  • Selection, use and care of engineering measuring equipment at NQF Level 2.
  • Identification of hose and fluid power connectors at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Identify hydraulic hose and component types and matching criteria. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This includes hose types and hose end fitting types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different hose construction types are explained in terms of reinforcement type and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hose end fittings and collars selected are appropriate to the hose type. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crimp, field attachable, reusable, skive and non-skive type.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of incorrect matching of fitting and collar to hose type are explained in terms of the effect on the final assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of incorrect assembly process applied when attaching hose end fittings are explained in terms of the effect on the final assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effect of hose stretch during the assembly process is explained in terms of the result on the finished hose assembly length. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to make up hose assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required hose cut length is calculated in accordance with given specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Given specifications include drawings and hose samples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hose type selected is in accordance with given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fittings selected are appropriate to the hose type and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are identified and selected in accordance with the type of assembly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make up hose assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The hose is cut to the required length. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with design and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of adhering to manufacturer specifications is explained in relation to the effect on the hose assembly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cutting, internal and external skiving, cleaning, fitting alignment, attachment of fittings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fittings are attached in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to the safety, health and environmental criteria are explained in terms of risk and liability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect and test hose assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The hose assembly is in accordance with given specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Overall length, orientation, assembled dimensions, internal collapse.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hose assembly is tested to the required pressure in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The hose assembly is prepared for delivery in accordance with workplace requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cleaning, marking, sealing, packing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of final cleaning and sealing of the hose assembly is explained in terms of the effect on the hose assembly and hydraulic system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of marking hose assemblies is explained in terms of trace-ability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not adhering to the safety, health and environmental criteria are explained in terms of risk and liability. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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:
  • Identify hose and fitting types.
  • Use of assembly tools and equipment.
  • SHE requirements. 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and match hose and fitting types and use correct tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: Not applicable in this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to select components and assemble a hose within time constraints. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and specify correct replacement hose and fitting types from a sample hose assembly or a predefined assembly specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to measure hose lengths and interpret assembly charts and catalogues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to apply health and safety and environmental policy to the overall assembly process. 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify liability for own actions. 

  • 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:
  • Skive: The removal of rubber from the outer or inner layer of a hydraulic hose in preparation for attaching a hydraulic hose fitting.
  • Crimp: The forming of a hydraulic fitting collar to size.

    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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58882   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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.
     
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