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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and repair motorcycle wheel components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260722  Maintain and repair motorcycle wheel components 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
People working on a motorcycle are required to be able to remove and replace a motorcycle wheel and ensure that all components operate correctly. This is a critical skill for motorcycle mechanics and includes all aspects of the wheels and various components related to the wheels. This unit standard will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in automotive repair and maintenance at NQF Level 2 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression and is one of a series of unit standards for maintaining vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, workshop equipment, measuring equipment, vehicle lifting equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The definition of motorcycle is extended to include 2- and 4-wheelers that are used either on or off the road.
  • This unit standard includes both alloy and spoke wheels of a motorcycle, either front or rear. Although not all people will be required to work on all types of motorcycle wheels, it is required that each person will have the relevant knowledge and ability to work on any of the wheels identified.
  • All work is performed under supervision at regular intervals and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of tyre theory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information supplied on a tyre is interpreted in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes size, speed rating, inflation and profile.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tyres are classified according to their application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Application includes road, track, sand or mud.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Benefits of specific tyre tread patterns are explained over other tread patterns for a specific application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of adequate tread on a tyre is explained in terms of grip and handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tyre wear is analysed and the causes of uneven tyre wear are selected from a range of common causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Run-out on a tyre is identified and explained in relation to the causes and effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The importance of fitting a tyre correctly is explained in terms of vehicle handling and safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fitting includes direction of rotation and placement on the rim.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Conditions under which puncture prevention substances should or should not be used are explained according to tyre and substance manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove and fit wheel bearings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Wheel bearings are removed and fitted according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bearings are cleaned and lubricated in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bearings are inspected and replaced if necessary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection includes play, smoothness of rotation, noise and wear.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All work is conducted safely and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fit a tyre and tube. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Fitting the tyre includes tubeless tyres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tyre is fitted in the correct direction of rotation as specified by the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tubes are fitted according workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Valves are fitted according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is completed in accordance with agreed time schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All work is conducted with due safety and in accordance with all prescribed workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Re-spoke and true a wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Damaged spokes are identified and reported on in terms of the extent of damage and possible causes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Damage includes straightness, looseness, strength and overall condition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Spokes are replaced according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Damaged rims are identified and reported on in terms of the extent of damage and possible causes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Damage includes twist, dents, chips and overall condition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The wheel is ensured to run concentrically around the axle and within acceptable side to side motion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Balance and align a wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Imbalance on the wheel is identified using the wheel balancing machine according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Weights are positioned to counteract identified imbalances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positioning and size of weights are in accordance with organisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of weights used are appropriate to the wheel being balanced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Type of weight includes flat stick-on weights and conical weights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The wheel is adjusted for correct tracking in relation to other wheels and the suspension system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Chain tension is checked and adjusted in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 


    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:
  • Tyre theory.
  • Condition of wheel bearings.
  • Faults in wheel rims and spokes.
  • How to balance and align a wheel.
  • How to fit a tyre and tube. 

  • 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 causes of tyre wear. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: This outcome is not met 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 adhere to workplace timeframes and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to evaluate the condition of wheel bearings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Note: This outcome is not met in this unit standard. 

  • 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 candidate to align the wheel correctly. 

  • 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 understand the influence of the wheel of a motorcycle on the safety of the rider. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    5. Buscor 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    13. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    14. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    15. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    16. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    17. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    18. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    19. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    20. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    21. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    22. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    23. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    24. Shukela Training Centre 
    25. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    26. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    27. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    28. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    29. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    30. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    31. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    32. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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