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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate knowledge of, and rectify faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9868  Demonstrate knowledge of, and rectify faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259885  Demonstrate knowledge of automotive vehicle tyres and wheels  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of demonstrating knowledge of vehicle tyre standards; demonstrating knowledge of vehicle tyres, types, and sizes; diagnosing and rectifying abnormalities in vehicle tyre conditions; demonstrating knowledge of vehicle wheels and rectify wheel defects. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Context:
  • Tyre standards: New, used, imported; load capacity, tread pattern, inflation limits, speed rating.
  • Standard for regrooving tyres: Vehicle types, tyre types.
  • Standards for defective tyres: Exposed, worn, and damaged cords, bulges in side wall, repairs, separations.
  • Vehicle tyres, types and sizes: Tubed, tubeless, crossply, radial ply, fabric and steel belted; car, light and heavy commercial.
  • Side wall markings: Load rating, speed rating, date of manufacture, size, manufacturer, tyre type.
  • Types of tread pattern: Pattern direction; angle of pattern; length of pattern; pattern design - standard, asymmetrical, directional.
  • Tyre construction: Cross-ply/bias-ply, belted cross-ply/bias-ply, radial-ply.
  • Tyre components: Casing ply, fabric belts, steel belts, overlay, tread, sidewall, beads, apexes, chafers.
  • Dynamic rolling circumference characteristics: Tyre circumferences, tyre profiles, air pressure, tyre section width, tyre to rim match, aspect ratio, overall diameters, static loaded radius.
  • Tyre valve types: Rubber, metal, tube, tubeless; car, light and heavy commercial.
  • Purpose of tyres: Driving tyres compared to non-driving standard, asymmetrical and directional tyres; design, wear characteristics.
  • Causes of abnormal tyre wear: Under inflation, over inflation, wheel alignment and suspension geometry, accident damage, tyre size, tyre fitting, tyre rotation, tyre not to specification, tyre damage, handling, mechanical characteristics of the vehicle.
  • Tyre abnormalities/effects on vehicle handling: Air pressures relating to load and tyre manufacturer`s specifications, non-matching tyres, tyre defects, radial tyre pull, uneven wear, tread depth, ply rating, type of tyre; oversteer, understeer, straight ahead driving, slip angle.
  • Wheel types and sizes: Car, light and heavy commercial; alloy, steel, wheel dimensions, wheel offset and effects, single and 2-3 piece rims, tube type, tubeless, spacesaver.
  • Wheel abnormalities/effects on vehicle handling: Wheel balance, wheel shape, accident damage, vibration, wheel fitment, wheel nut torque.

    Level:

    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:

    (a) A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
    (b) An understanding of the discipline/field`s fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
    (c) Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
    (d) An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
    (e) Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
    (f) An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle tyre standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. South African tyre standards are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. South African standard for regrooving tyres is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Standards for defective tyres are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle tyres, types, and sizes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tyre types and sizes are identified according to tyre manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Side wall markings are identified according to tyre manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Types of tyre tread patterns are identified according to tyre manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tyre construction and component parts are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Dynamic rolling circumference characteristics are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tyre valve types are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Purpose of driving and directional tyres is identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Diagnose and rectify tyre abnormalities in vehicle tyre conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Causes of abnormal tyre wear are identified and rectified according to vehicle manufacturer's specifications and company policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effects tyres can have on vehicle handling are identified and any abnormalities are rectified according to vehicle manufacturer's specifications and company policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle wheels and rectify wheel defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Wheel types and sizes are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effects wheels can have on vehicle handling are identified and any abnormalities are rectified according to vehicle manufacturer's specifications and company policy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The standard describes competent performance in demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels, 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 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels. 

    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 demonstrating knowledge of and rectifying faults in motor vehicle tyres and wheels. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259885, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of automotive vehicle tyres and wheels", Level 3, 7 credits. 

    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: 
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