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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fit and wire-up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376605  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
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
12229  Fit and wire up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners accredited with this standard will be able to explain the operation of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and harnesses in an automobile and identify the various types of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and their components. The learner will be able to plan, prepare, fit and wire-up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment. The standard involves the application of both the theory and skills to achieve these autotronics-specific outcomes.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Explain the operation of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and harnesses of an automobile.
  • Plan and prepare for fitting and wiring of auto-electrical equipment.
  • Fit, wire-up and commission auto-electrical equipment.
  • Test fitted auto-electrical equipment and diagnose problems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the operation of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and harnesses of an automobile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Auxiliary auto-electrical equipment is identified and described in terms of their functions and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The components of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment are identified and described in terms of their functions and operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components may include:
  • Alarms, immobilizers, combination of alarm and immobilizer (ECU, door sensors, shock sensors, window sensors, pressure sensors, transmitter and audio system).
  • Audio systems-radio/tape, CD changers, speakers, car phone/cellular (transmitter, receiver, knowledge of transmission process and antenna).
  • Central locking system-actuator.
  • Emergency vehicles warning systems.
  • Auxiliary lighting systems.
  • Accessories (electric winches and two-way radios etc).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fitting of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment is described in terms of specific operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements include fitting locations, harness locations, component locations, wiring and specifications.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for fitting and wiring of auto-electrical equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant documents are sourced and used in preparation for fitting of auto-electrical equipment and to check relevant mounting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A components list is compiled so that the required components are available for work to progress without delay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand tools are identified and selected and test equipment is selected and calibrated for optimal performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Auxiliary equipment components are identified and made ready to prevent delay during fitment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The automobile is prepared and made ready for fitment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This could include disconnecting the battery, vehicle PPE, removing the centre console from the dashboard.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fit, wire-up and commission auto-electrical component. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This includes the fitting of alarms, immobilizers, combination of alarm and immobilizer, audio systems, central locking system, emergency vehicles warning systems, auxiliary lighting and accessories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are used according to standard procedure and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of removing and fitting of trim is described and demonstrated as per procedure and manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mounting of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment/component is described and demonstrated according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The wiring of pre-wired auto-electrical harnesses is described and demonstrated according to manufacturer's specifications and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The assembly of new auto-electrical harnesses is described and demonstrated according to manufacturer's specifications and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The routing and concealing of auto-electrical harnesses is described and demonstrated to manufacturer's specifications and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All work is performed with due regard to safety practices of the workplace and the safety of the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes the use of personal protective clothing (PPE).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test fitted auto-electrical equipment and diagnose problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test equipment to test fitted auxiliary auto-electrical equipment is identified and selected according to the work to be performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems on the vehicle are diagnosed according to procedure and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle is repaired according to standard procedure and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Trim panels are removed and refitted according to procedure and with no damage to vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All work is performed with due regard to safety practices of the workplace and the safety of the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A report is prepared and written as per standard 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:
  • Auxiliary auto-electrical equipment.
  • Pre-wired harnesses.

    Purpose of:
  • Auxiliary auto electrical equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Auxiliary equipment circuit operation.

    Sensory cues:
  • Use of senses to determine possible fault conditions.

    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.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety procedures.
  • Testing procedures.
  • Removal and fitting procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Relevant statutory regulations.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Theory: rules, principles and law:
  • Principles of electricity.

    Relationships and systems:
  • Relationship of the main auto electrical system to that of auxiliary auto electrical equipment. 

  • 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 fitted auto-electrical equipment and diagnosing problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Explaining the operation of auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and harnesses of an automobile.
  • Planning and preparing for fitting and wiring of auto-electrical equipment.
  • Fitting, wiring-up and commissioning auto-electrical component.
  • Testing fitted auto-electrical equipment and diagnosing problems.
  • Sourcing information from manufacturer's manuals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Diagnose problems related to fitted auto-electrical equipment.
  • Fit, wire-up and commission auto-electrical components. 

  • 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 auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and harnesses of an automobile, as per company procedure. 

  • 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 related to auxiliary auto-electrical equipment and harnesses of an automobile. 

    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 12229, "Fit and wire up auxiliary auto-electrical equipment", NQF Level 4, 12 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Autotronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    4. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    5. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    6. SANDVIK MINING & CONSTRUCTION RSA (PTY) LTD 
    7. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    8. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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