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Unit of competency details

AURLTD105 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AURLTD005 - Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems 12/Nov/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 13/Nov/2020


Qualifications that include this unit

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AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical TechnologyCertificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical TechnologyCurrent1-3 
AUR32721 - Certificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle TechnologyCertificate III in Automotive Electric Vehicle TechnologyCurrent1-2 
AUR30920 - Certificate III in Motor Sport TechnologyCertificate III in Motor Sport TechnologyCurrent1-2 
AUR40320 - Certificate IV in Motor Sport TechnologyCertificate IV in Motor Sport TechnologyCurrent1-2 
AUR21820 - Certificate II in Automotive Steering and Suspension System TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Steering and Suspension System TechnologyCurrent1-2 
AUR30820 - Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical TechnologyCertificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical TechnologyCurrent
AUR30320 - Certificate III in Automotive Electrical TechnologyCertificate III in Automotive Electrical TechnologyCurrent1-3 
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Classifications

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  13/Nov/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package Version 6.0

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems. The unit involves preparing for the task, sourcing a diagnostic testing strategy, diagnosing the cause of the fault, carrying out the repair, performing post-repair testing, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

The unit applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The suspension systems include those in light vehicles, light commercial vehicles or outdoor power equipment.

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

Unit Sector

Mechanical Light Vehicle Technical - Steering and Suspension

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension system

1.1 Identify job requirements from workplace instructions

1.2 Identify required information for diagnosis activity

1.3 Analyse diagnostic options and source testing strategy to identify cause of fault using workplace and manufacturer procedures

1.4 Identify hazards and environmental issues associated with diagnose and repair activity, assess potential risks and implement control measures in line with workplace policies and procedures

1.5 Identify tools and equipment required for testing strategy and establish serviceability according to workplace procedures

2. Diagnose light vehicle suspension system

2.1 Implement diagnostic tests set out in testing strategy according to manufacturer and workplace procedures, and workplace health and safety requirements

2.2 Identify cause of fault through analysis of diagnostic test results

2.3 Confirm and report cause of fault according to workplace procedures

2.4 Develop and report recommendations for necessary repairs according to workplace procedures

3. Repair light vehicle suspension system

3.1 Identify required information for repair activity

3.2 Identify tools, equipment and materials required for repair activity and establish serviceability according to workplace procedures

3.3 Carry out repairs according to workplace and manufacturer procedures, manufacturer specifications, workplace health and safety and environmental requirements

3.4 Carry out post-repair testing according to workplace procedures, workplace health and safety and environmental requirements

4. Complete work processes

4.1 Conduct final inspection according to workplace procedures and confirm vehicle is ready for use

4.2 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials according to workplace procedures

4.3 Complete documentation according to workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

S KILL 

DESCRIPTION 

Learning

  • Locates required sources of information efficiently
  • Develops a sequenced plan for a specific task.

Reading

  • Organises and interprets technical information from workplace procedures, manufacturer procedures and manufacturer specifications.

Oral communication

  • Clarifies instructions
  • Obtains information from customers and supervisors.

Numeracy

  • Measures suspension system information in degrees and metric units of measurement
  • Measures suspension system components
  • Uses mathematical operations
  • Calculates deviations and tolerances from manufacturer specifications.

Planning and organising

  • Plans own work requirements
  • Prioritises actions to achieve required outcomes
  • Ensures tasks are completed within workplace timeframes.

Technology

  • Uses measuring equipment.

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to AURLTD005 Diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b4278d82-d487-4070-a8c4-78045ec695b1

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with AUR Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package Version 6.0

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • diagnose and repair a fault in:
  • a MacPherson strut suspension system, in which the work must involve removing and refitting or replacing the MacPherson strut
  • a coil spring suspension system, in which the work must involve removing and refitting or replacing the coil spring
  • at least one of the following suspension system components, in which the work must involve removing the spring component from the vehicle:
  • leaf spring suspension system
  • torsion bar suspension system
  • pneumatic suspension system
  • carry out a diagnostic test in the course of the above work for at least one of the following faults:
  • worn components
  • abnormal system noise.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • methods to locate and interpret information required to diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems, including:
  • information provided by customers and supervisors
  • manufacturer specifications and procedures or equivalent documentation
  • workplace procedures required to diagnose and repair light vehicle suspension systems, including:
  • establishing serviceability of tools and equipment
  • documentation procedures
  • housekeeping procedures, including:
  • examination of tools and equipment
  • storage of equipment
  • identification, tagging and isolation of faulty equipment
  • disposal of excess materials
  • recycling procedures
  • workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements relating to diagnosing and repairing light vehicle suspension systems, including identifying hazards and controlling risks associated with:
  • working with stored energy in springs and torsion bars, including procedures for removing tension from suspension components
  • manual handling heavy suspension system components
  • principles of light vehicle suspension systems and associated components, including:
  • rigid and independent suspensions
  • sprung and unsprung mass
  • ride and curb height
  • purpose and operation of light vehicle suspension systems and components, including:
  • coil spring suspension, including:
  • types of coil springs and deflection rates
  • front coil spring suspension arrangements, including short arm and long arm suspension
  • rear coil spring suspension arrangements
  • strut or MacPherson suspension
  • leaf spring suspension
  • torsion bar suspension
  • multi-link suspension
  • hydraulic suspension
  • pneumatic suspension
  • suspension system components, including:
  • ball joint function and operation
  • stabiliser bar function and operation
  • Watts link and Panhard rod function and operation
  • independent rear suspension arrangements and operation
  • shock absorber function and operation, including:
  • gas-filled shock absorbers
  • strut or MacPherson shock absorbers
  • hub assemblies and bearing arrangements, including:
  • hubs with tapered roller bearings
  • hubs with unitised bearings
  • diagnostic testing procedures for light vehicle suspension systems, including procedures for analysing:
  • component wear
  • abnormal system noise
  • repair procedures for light vehicle suspension systems, including procedures for:
  • removing and replacing:
  • ball joints
  • suspension bushes
  • shock absorbers
  • MacPherson struts
  • coil springs
  • leaf springs
  • torsion bars
  • compressing coil springs
  • replacing and adjusting bearings for hubs with:
  • tapered roller bearings
  • unitised bearings
  • post-repair testing procedures for light vehicle suspension systems.

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessment must include direct observation of tasks.

Where assessment of competency includes third-party evidence, individuals must provide evidence that links them to the light vehicle suspension systems that they have worked on, e.g. repair orders.

Assessors must verify performance evidence through questioning on skills and knowledge to ensure correct interpretation and application.

The following resources must be made available:

  • automotive repair workplace or simulated workplace
  • workplace instructions
  • manufacturer suspension system specifications
  • light vehicles with faults in the suspension systems specified in the performance evidence
  • diagnostic equipment for light vehicle suspension systems
  • tools, equipment and materials appropriate for repairing light vehicle suspension systems.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b4278d82-d487-4070-a8c4-78045ec695b1