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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair and replace light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9864  Repair and replace light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  17 
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 
Qualifying learners are capable of removing wheels from light and heavy commercial vehicles; removing light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres from wheels; repairing punctured tubes and resultant damage to tyres; repairing punctured tubeless tyres; fitting light and heavy commercial vehicle tubed tyres to wheels; fitting light and heavy commercial vehicle tubeless tyres to wheels; and fitting wheels to light and heavy commercial vehicles. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Context:
  • Wheel types - single wheels, dual wheels.
  • Safe working practices - personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safety.
  • Wheel types- closed centre wheels, open centre wheels, artillery wheels.
  • Raising and securing wheel - ensuring load capacity of jack sufficient is for the lift, jacking carried out on hard even surface, park brake applied, vehicle empty of people, jacking point on a load bearing structure that will support the weight of the vehicle, axle stands of sufficient load capacity and secure.
  • Safe removal of wheel - valve core removed and tyre deflated before attempting to remove from the vehicle, nuts loosened diagonally, wedges freed from artillery wheels before nuts removed, wheels removed without risk of personal injury.
  • Tyres - tubed tyre, tubeless tyre.
  • Deflating tyre - removing valve core, ensuring valve stem is not obstructed.
  • Removing tyre without damage - lubricating beads, ensuring beads are in the wheel well, commencing removal of the bead at the valve, guiding the tube valve through the rim, removing the rust band and tube from the tyre.
  • Locating damage to tyre - inflating the tyre in a secure position, visual inspection, using water trough, removing tyre and inspecting inside case.
  • Repair - repair patch vulcanised in place by the application of localised heat with a spot vulcaniser, tubes repaired with a cold vulcanising repair kit.
  • Tubed tyre component condition - flange, locking ring, rim, rust band, tube, valve, removing rust and dirt from the rim, removing foreign objects from inside the tyre, inner casing damage, beading damage.
  • Assembling tyre and tube assembly to wheel - using designated sized tube, ensuring tube is located without creasing or twisting, bleeding the tube, dressing the rim, locating valve stem, locating and fitting flange and lock ring, ensuring beads are seated on the rim, ensuring lock rings have 4mm to 8mm clearance between ends.
  • Tubeless tyre component condition - valve, sealing washers, inner liner, removing rust and dirt from the rim, removing foreign objects from inside the tyre, inner casing damage, beading damage.

    Level:

    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component.
  • An understanding of the discipline/field`s fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles.
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field.
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems.
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills.
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Remove wheels from light and heavy commercial vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the wheel to be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wheel type is identified to enable manufacturer's removal procedure to be followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alloy wheels; pressed steel wheels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The vehicle is raised and secured to enable the wheel to be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The wheel is removed from the vehicle in a safe manner and without damage to the wheel retaining threads. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres from wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tyre to be removed from the wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The tyre is completely deflated before attempting to remove the tyre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The tyre bead is removed from its seat on the rim without damage to the tyre wall and wheel rim. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The lock ring and flange are removed from the wheel without stretching or bending the lock ring and flange. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The tyre is removed from the wheel without damage to the bead or wheel rims. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair damage to tyres, tubes and valves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tube to be repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The tyre is inspected for damage, and any signs of faults causing the puncture are marked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Suitability of repair is established according to repair kit manufacturer's recommendations and the condition of the tube. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The source of the puncture in the tube is located and marked to enable the repair to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The puncture is repaired in accordance with the puncture repair kit instructions, depending on the type of tyre, and size and location of the puncture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The tyre is inspected for damage and any damage is patched or plugged according to the tyre manufacturers' and/or the repair kit manufacturers' specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Repair punctured tubeless tyres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tyre to be repaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The injury to the tyre is located and marked to enable the repair to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cause of the puncture is removed from the tyre without rendering the tyre unsuitable for further use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The feasibility of repair is determined by the condition of the tyre and the extent of the puncture damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The tyre is repaired according to repair kit instructions so that the tyre retains operating pressure and conforms to regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Fit light and heavy commercial vehicle tubed tyres to wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tyre to be fitted to the wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Components are checked for condition and cleaned, and any faults or damage is reported to the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The tyre and tube assembly is assembled to the wheel without damage to components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The wheel assembly is placed in a safety cage before inflating above 100kpa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The tyre is inflated to tyre manufacturer's recommended operating pressure, and the valve cap replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. No leaks exist as a result of fitting the tyre and tube assembly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Fit light and heavy commercial vehicle tubeless tyres to wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tyre to be fitted to the wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Components are checked for condition, and any faults or damage are reported to the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The tyre assembly is assembled to the wheel without damage to components, ensuring that beads are seated on the rim. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The wheel assembly is placed in a safety cage or made secure before inflating above 100kpa. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The standard describes competent performance in repairing and replacing light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. Currently employed candidates are observed carrying out their normal work duties by an assessor. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.

    Training providers offering the qualifications, or part thereof, shall be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Qualified Assessors will be appointed by the training institutions offering the qualifications and must be registered and accredited with the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in repairing and replacing light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when repairing and replacing light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when repairing and replacing light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21003   National Certificate: Motor Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  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. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    2. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 



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