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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Diagnose and repair integrated starter and alternator combination systems (ISAD) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376602  Diagnose and repair integrated starter and alternator combination systems (ISAD) 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12237  Diagnose and repair integrated starter and alternator combination systems (ISAD)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners accredited with this unit standard will be able to discuss the importance of ISAD systems, the components and their functions, test and diagnose problems in the ISAD system and replace and/or repair components of the ISAD system. The unit standard involves the application of both the theory and skills to achieve these autotronics-specific outcomes. This is an important set of competencies for an individual embarking on the NQF Level 5 autotronics qualification.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Discuss the operation of integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Discuss the components and equipment used in integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Test and diagnose integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Replace or repair components of the integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard includes stop-start system and hybrid integral starter-alternator system. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss the operation of vehicle integrated starter and alternator combination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The integrated starter and alternator combination systems are discussed and their relationship with the other systems of the automobile are explored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other systems are the starting system, the braking system, the charging system, the vehicle electrical.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specific circuit diagram is analysed and used to explain how the ISAD works and how the diagrams help to resolve electrical problems associated with the systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects pertaining to safety, health, environment and housekeeping are discussed to maintain safety of self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The manufacturing specifications on the integrated starter and alternator combination systems are discussed to demonstrate the importance of these specifications in interpreting and performing any work on the systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The function/purpose of the integrated starter and alternator combination systems is discussed to show how they contribute towards reduced emissions and lower consumption. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the components and equipment used in integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of integrated starter and alternator combination systems are identified and discussed in terms of their functions and operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components as part of ISAD may include electrical system, starter-alternator components, battery, electronic control unit, supplementary storage battery, diodes, relays, fuses, alternator components like a stator and rotor, magnetic field coils, windings, voltage regulator, AC-DC converter, DC-DC convector, drive system components, a housing for the components, nuts and bolts, end plate, bearings, overrunning clutch, armature, carbon brushes (or could be electronically controlled), bushes and solenoid (or could be electronically controlled) for the starting side of the ISAD.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The links between the components (if any) are explored in terms of how they support the integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment to be used when working with the components is listed and described in terms of their functions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may include hydrometer, battery tester, oscilloscope, multimeter, scan/diagnostic tool, battery charger, current probe, LED test lamp, insulation tester and manufacturer-specified equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test and diagnose integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of testing and diagnosing are discussed to provide a background for the actual task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include knowledge of other related components and starting diagnosis from the easy to the more difficult.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of diagnosis are conducted according to procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of diagnosis may include mechanical/visual procedure and electronic methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A situation (context) is evaluated and a decision taken about what to test and diagnose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Testing equipment is selected and used according to manufacturer's instructions and specifications to diagnose faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A test and diagnosis of required components of the system are conducted as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Replace or repair components in the integrated starter and alternator combination systems system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information gathered is evaluated to decide whether to repair or replace a component. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The methodology/procedure to repair and/or replace a component is explained and applied according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate component for the repair or replacement is identified and selected according to manufacturer's requirements and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The coding of a new ECU if required is performed in order to integrate it into the complete system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Final inspection procedures and quality checks are performed on work completed and necessary adjustments are made to ensure adherence to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are used to perform repairs and replacements of components and perform final tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safety, housekeeping, health and environmental issues are described and applied when repairing and replacing components of the integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Implications of time wasting when repairing or replacing components are discussed in terms of impact on productivity and costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    All relevant documentation during a repair or replace operation is prepared and completed according to company procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes fault finding reports and requisition forms as per company procedure.
     


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and functions of:

    > ISAD system.
    > Electronic control unit.
    > Differing battery voltages.
    > Supplementary storage battery.
    > Vehicle electrical system.
  • Purpose of:

    > Electronic control unit.
    > ISAD technology.
    > Alternator/starter flywheel.
    > ISAD systems.
    > Hybrid integral starter-alternator system.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:

    > Integrated starter and alternator vehicle system.
  • Sensory cues:

    > Use of senses to detect faulty component in a circuit.
    > Use of sight to read circuit diagrams and test equipment.
  • Causes, effects and implications of:

    > Causes of damage and injury.
    > Implications of incorrect source voltages.
    > Implications incorrect testing applications.
    > Implications of incorrect component selection.
    > Implications of not observing manufacturer's specifications.
  • Procedures and techniques:

    > Safety procedures.
    > Fault finding procedures for components of ISAD system.
    > Diagnostic techniques for fault location (codes).
    > Repair procedures.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:

    > Related manufacturer's safety standards.
    > Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Theory: rules, principles laws:

    > Combination starter/alternator devices (Magneto principles).
    > Switching theory between starter and alternator functions on the ISAD system.
    > Other related topics.
  • Relationship systems:

    > Relationship between ECU and that of the ISAD systems (including magneto technology). 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Testing and diagnosing integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Discussing the operation of integrated starter and alternator combination systems and their components.
  • Testing and diagnosing integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Replacing or repairing components of the integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Performing final inspection and quality checks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Test and diagnose integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Replace or repair components of the integrated starter and alternator combination systems.
  • Select appropriate components and equipment to perform replacement or repair operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Prepare reports on integrated starter and alternator combination systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment and tools according to manufacturer's instructions. 

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

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard ID 12237: Diagnose and repair integrated starter and alternator combination systems (ISAD), NQF Level 5, 8 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  78943   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
    1. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    2. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    3. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    4. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 



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