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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair punctures and fit tyres to wheels 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9869  Repair punctures and fit tyres to 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
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 demonstrating knowledge of fitting and repairing tyres and inspecting wheels, and repairing a puncture in a tube and tubeless tyre. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Context:
  • Safety precautions when demounting and mounting tyres: When using compressed air, tyre and tube inflation, wheel support, using a tyre changing machine, using a safety cage, using hand tools and tyre tools.
  • Wheel and tyre handling precautions: Prevention of damage to wheel rims and tyre beads, valve positioning, avoidance of tube pinching and folding, seating of tyre beads, cleaning, inspection and lubricating wheel assemblies.
  • Safe working practices: Personal safety, safety of others, equipment safety.
  • Condition of wheel and tyre assembly: Pressure loss, tyre wear, wheel damage, tyre impact damage, casing failure.
  • Rim types: Passenger car and light commercial drop centre rim, motorcycle types, split rim type, truck and heavy equipment flat base rim, truck drop centre rim, agricultural and heavy equipment where ballasting is required.
  • Inspection: Inner casing damage, valve, wheel rim(s), rusting, wheel damage, tube damage.
  • Repairs: Patches and plugs to the tyre without the application of heat using chemical and adhesive solutions, patches and plugs vulcanised in place by the application of localised heat with a spot vulcaniser, tubes repaired with a cold vulcanising repair kit.

    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 fitting and repairing tyres and inspecting wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety precautions when demounting and mounting tyres are described according to tyre and tyre equipment manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Wheel and tyre handling precautions are described according to tyre and tyre equipment manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Repair a puncture in a tube and tubeless tyre. 

    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 tyres to be repaired and replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The wheel and tyre assembly is inspected, and its condition is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Demounting and mounting tyres are carried out according to the rim type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The disassembled wheel and tyre assembly components are inspected, and their suitability for repair is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The puncture is repaired to tyre and tube manufacturer's recommendations and the puncture repair kit instructions, depending on the type of tyre and tube, and size and location of the puncture. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repair includes the replacement of a defective valve, if applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The size and type of replacement tyres and tubes are selected to conform to that of the wheel, and the vehicle manufacturer's and customer's requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The standard describes competent performance in repairing punctures and fitting tyres to 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 

  • 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 punctures and fitting tyres to wheels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when repairing punctures and fitting tyres to 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 repairing punctures and fitting tyres to 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. 

    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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