Purpose This theory-based unit standardis for peoplein the automotive electrical repair industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to produce a specification for a vehicle wiring harness for a given application, and produce a wiringcircuit diagram for the installation.
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated)
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes 1 Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to – Land Transport Rules: Vehicle Equipment 2004, Rule 32017; Vehicle Lighting 2004, Rule 32005; Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2005, Rule 32005/1; Vehicle Lighting Amendment 2007, Rule 32005/2; Vehicle Repair 1998, Rule 34001.
2 Land Transport Rules are produced for the Minister of Transport by Land Transport New Zealand. These rules are available online at http://www.landtransport.govt.nz/rules/.
Company requirements refer to instructions to staff on policy and procedures which are documented in memo or manual format and are available in the workplace. These requirements include but are not limited to – company specifications and procedures, work instructions, manufacturer specifications, product quality specifications, and legislative requirements.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Produce a specification for a vehicle wiring harness for a given application.
Range may include but is not limited to – caravan, trailer requiring direction indicators and forward facing side lamps, interior lighting for a passenger coach, accessory fitment.
Performance criteria 1.1 The details of the particular vehicle are researched and recorded in accordance with company requirements.
Range vehicle type and dimensions, specification and positioning of electrical hardware to be wired and connected, operating environment (heat, wet, dusty, chemical).
1.2 Customer requirements and lighting regulations related to the type of wiring and method of connection are determined in accordance with company requirements.
1.3 Specifications of the components required to design a harness that will comply with legislative and vehicle requirements are determined and noted in accordance with company requirements.
Range wire sizes and lengths, drip loop, colour coding, grouping of wires within the harness, routing of harness, type of harness insulation, type and size of terminals and connectors, circuit protection.
1.4 The harness specification and sketch plan of the proposed installation are produced so that the harness can be made and installed in the vehicle or trailer in accordance with company requirements.
Element 2 Produce a wiring circuit diagram for the installation.
Performance criteria 2.1 A detailed wiring diagram is drawn that shows all of the wiring, connectors, terminal boards, and electrical or electronic components of the circuit in accordance with company requirements.
2.2 The diagram identifies the wires by wire numbers or colour coding.
Please note Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard Please contact the NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated) firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.