Unit of competency details

AUMATE3001 - Rework production engines (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AUMATE001 - Rework faulty production engines 09/Jan/2014
Supersedes and is equivalent to AUMNT3005B - Rework production engines28/Jun/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Jun/2012


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030503 Vehicle Mechanics  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030503 Vehicle Mechanics  01/Nov/2012 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the application of the required skills and knowledge to rework an engine after testing has identified operating inconsistencies or faults.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

The unit applies to the automotive and related component manufacturing environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a specialist level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains Employability Skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Activities are carried out according to OHS  and organisation requirements 

1.2. Work instructions, including relevant inspection reports and forms and quality requirements are obtained, confirmed and applied

1.3. Tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement

1.4. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained and prepared

2. Validate, confirm or vary test findings

2.1. Engine is mounted in the engine testing cradle

2.2. Services are connected to the engine simulating normal operating conditions

2.3. Engine is brought to hot operating conditions

2.4. Computerised and/or physical tests are conducted on the reported faults of the engine against designated performance specifications

2.5. Results of all tests are confirmed or varied and documented

3. Rectify engine fault

3.1. Fault is identified

3.2. Fault is diagnosed and suitable method of correction planned

3.3. Minor and/or major rectification is applied, dependent on the fault and in accordance with engineering specifications

3.4. Engine is re-tested to ensure rework has eliminated the fault and final adjustments made

3.5. Documentation is completed outlining work conducted and outcome

3.6. Engine is transferred to the designated holding area

4. Clean up

4.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with organisation requirements and cost reduction initiatives 

4.2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with organisation requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge


This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • speak clearly and directly in order to confirm or question engine test results with appropriate team members
  • apply teamwork to a range of situations
  • solve problems particularly in teams in order to meet performance indicators
  • show initiative in adapting to changing work conditions or contexts particularly when working across a variety of work areas
  • access, interpret and apply information on relevant organisation policies, procedures and instructions, particularly to ensure rectifications are completed in accordance with work quality standards
  • manage time when planning, preparing and organising work priorities
  • take responsibility for organising own work priorities.

Required knowledge 

  • workplace and equipment safety requirements
  • relevant organisation production quality standards
  • organisation manufacturing and production techniques of engines
  • automotive Industry terminology
  • mechanical principles and functions within engines
  • tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations
  • engine faults and symptoms
  • engine testing techniques and equipment
  • engine rework techniques and equipment
  • processes for the calculation of material requirements
  • material Safety Data Sheets
  • plans, drawings and specifications
  • materials handling, storage and environmentally friendly waste management
  • organisation safety policies and procedures
  • relevant Australian standards.

Evidence Guide


The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

  • Location, interpretation and application of relevant information, standards and specifications
  • Compliance with organisation safety policies and procedures and OHS Legislation/regulations/codes of practice applicable to operations
  • Compliance with organisation policies and procedures including quality requirements
  • Safe and effective operational use of tools and equipment
  • Communication and working effectively and safely with others
  • Safe and effective handling and placement of the engine
  • Completion of diagnosis and rectification of at least 5 separate, different and significant engine faults to engineers specifications and organisation inspection requirements.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • assessment of the competency should take place in a safe working environment in a passenger motor vehicle manufacturing plant or simulated environment using tools/equipment/machinery required for the production process without undue disruption to the production process
  • assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of organisation relevant contexts) together with application of underpinning knowledge
  • assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application
  • assessment may be applied under project related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process
  • assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

OHS requirements  may include:

Legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures and may include: the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, rescue services, fire fighting organisation and equipment, first aid equipment, hazard and risk control and elimination, systems covering the use of hazardous materials and substances and manual handling procedures including lifting and carrying.

Organisation requirements  may include:

  • access and equity principles and practices
  • environmental management (waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)
  • emergency and evacuation procedures
  • equipment use procedures
  • ethical standards
  • legal obligations
  • maintenance and storage procedures
  • organisational and site guidelines
  • policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility
  • procedural manuals
  • quality assurance guidelines
  • quality and continuous improvement processes and standards
  • recording and reporting guidelines.

Appropriate personnel  may include:

  • clients and managers
  • supervisors
  • suppliers
  • team leaders
  • team members.

Cost reduction initiatives  may include:

  • continuous improvement programs
  • cost benchmarks
  • power conservation
  • productivity achievement
  • waste avoidance.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 


Competency field

Competency field 

Manufacturing - Common

Co-requisite units

Not applicable.