Occupational Certificate: Automotive Motor Mechanic NQF Level 04

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this qualification is to equip learner with skills and knowledge to operate as an Automotive Motor Mechanic. The Occupational Certificate in Automotive Motor Mechanic qualification is designed to provide learners with skills needed in the automotive industry, such as the maintenance and repair of vehicles to enable customers to use their vehicles productively, cost-effectively and safely, and to obtain the maximum benefit from their investment as well as complying with legal obligations relating to the condition and use of their vehicles.

 

A qualified learner will be able to:

  1. Perform preventative and scheduled maintenance on petrol and diesel road vehicles.
    • Perform preventative and scheduled maintenance on petrol and diesel road vehicles.
    • Dismantle, inspect, assess, repair and assemble petrol and diesel road vehicle engine and vehicle system components.
    • Diagnose and repair faults in petrol and diesel engines and vehicle systems and their components
  2. Dismantle, inspect, assess, repair and assemble petrol and diesel road vehicle engine and vehicle system components.
  3. Test and inspect electrical equipment, control systems and installations.
  4. Diagnose and repair faults in petrol and diesel engines and vehicle systems and their components
TITLE : Occupational Certificate: Automotive Motor Mechanic NQF Level 04
SAQA ID : 97990
ACCREDITING AUTHORITY : QCTO
PROGRAMME DURATION : 5400 hours of training (30% Theory 70% Work based practical learning)
CREDITS 540

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES:
On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

    1. Perform preventative and scheduled maintenance on petrol and diesel road vehicles.
    2. Dismantle, inspect, assess, repair and assemble engine and vehicle system components.
    3. Diagnose and repair faults in petrol and diesel engines and vehicle systems and their components.

TRAINING MODULES

CURRICULUM CODE MODULE TITTLE NQF LEVEL CREDITS
KNOWLEDGE COMPONENT
653101000-KM-01 Module 1: Workplace fundamentals  NQF LEVEL 2 9
653101000-KM-02 Module 2: Foundational concepts for mechanics  NQF LEVEL 2 14
653101000-KM-03 Module 3: Vehicle and equipment fundamentals  NQF LEVEL 2 8
653101000-KM-04 Module 4: Basic engine systems  NQF LEVEL 2 8
653101000-KM-05 Module 5: Vehicle, equipment and propulsion systems  NQF LEVEL 2 13
653101000-KM-06 Module 6: Electrical systems and basic electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic principles  NQF LEVEL 2 16
653101000-KM-07 Module 7: Advanced vehicle and equipment systems  NQF LEVEL 2 30
653101000-KM-08 Module 8: Problem solving and engine optimisation  NQF LEVEL 2 10
PRACTICAL COMPONENT
653101000-PM-01 Module 1: Work safely and respond to emergencies  NQF LEVEL 2 6
653101000-PM-02 Module 2: Use tools and equipment  NQF LEVEL 2 26
653101000-PM-03 Module 3: Cut and join metals  NQF LEVEL 2 5
653101000-PM-04 Module 4: Remove and install mechanical components (gaskets, seals, bearings and locking devices)  NQF LEVEL 2 6
653101000-PM-05 Module 5: Work with auto-electric and auto-electronic components  NQF LEVEL 2 2
653101000-PM-06 Module 6: Work with fluid power components  NQF LEVEL 2 2
653101000-PM-07 Module 7: Maintain and service vehicles and vehicle components  NQF LEVEL 2 6
653101000-PM-08 Module 8: Dismantle, assess and reassemble engines and engine sub-assemblies  NQF LEVEL 3 15
653101000-PM-09 Module 9: Dismantle, assess and reassemble vehicle sub-assemblies  NQF LEVEL 3 8
653101000-PM-10 Module 10: Remove, test, repair and refit engines and vehicle components  NQF LEVEL 3 7
653101000-PM-11 Module 11: Diagnose and repair vehicle systems  NQF LEVEL 4 46
653101000-PM-12 Module 12: Diagnose and repair electrical systems  NQF LEVEL 4 14
653101000-PM-13 Module 13: Diagnose and repair electronically controlled vehicle systems,  NQF LEVEL 4 19
WORKPLACE COMPONENT
653101000-PM-01 Module 1: Routine scheduled services  NQF LEVEL 2 18
653101000-PM-02 Module 2: Removal and replacement of engine sub-systems (including batteries)  NQF LEVEL 3 12
653101000-PM-03 Module 3: Removal and replacement of vehicle sub-systems  NQF LEVEL 3 16
653101000-PM-04 Module 4: Engine removal and installation processes  NQF LEVEL 3 20
653101000-PM-05 Module 5: Repair processes (gearboxes, differentials and engines)  NQF LEVEL 3 28
653101000-PM-06 Module 6: Diagnosis and repair of electrical systems (charging, starting, lighting and auxiliary)  NQF LEVEL 4 36
653101000-PM-07 Module 7: Diagnosis and repair of engines and engine sub-systems  NQF LEVEL 4 36
653101000-PM-08 Module 8: Diagnosis and repair of brake systems  NQF LEVEL 4 40
653101000-PM-09 Module 9: Diagnosis and repair of drive train systems  NQF LEVEL 4 28
653101000-PM-10 Module 10: Diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems  NQF LEVEL 4 36