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Unit of competency details

AURTTA022 - Develop and apply mechanical system modifications (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AURTTA5022 - Develop and apply mechanical system modifications 13/Apr/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 14/Apr/2016


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  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comment 

Release 1 

New unit of competency.

Application

This unit describes the performance outcomes required to develop, apply and validate significant modifications to existing mechanical systems in order to vary or enhance performance. It involves identifying the modification requirement, developing the modification specifications, applying and testing the modification, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

Significant and non-routine modifications are those that require compliance with Australian Design Rules and Vehicle Safety Bulletins.

It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The mechanical systems include those of agricultural machinery, bicycles, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment.

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

Competency Field

Mechanical Miscellaneous

Unit Sector

Technical

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria 

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold and italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Identify and confirm the modification requirement

1.1 Job requirements are determined from workplace instructions

1.2 Reasons for the modification are identified and confirmed with appropriate persons

1.3 Modification options are identified and presented to appropriate persons according to workplace procedures

1.4 Hazards associated with the work are identified and risks are managed

1.5 Legal and safety impacts of the modification are considered, as required, according to regulatory requirements

2. Develop and validate the modification specification

2.1 Manufacturer specifications for the existing mechanical system are sourced and interpreted

2.2 Criteria for selecting the modification method and evaluating the outcomes are identified and documented

2.3 Proposed modification method is identified, selected and evaluated from available options

2.4 Selected option, including material choices and processes, is developed in detail and progressively assessed against established criteria

2.5 Modification specification is documented according to workplace procedures

3. Apply and test the modification specification

3.1 Tools, test equipment and materials required to support the modification procedure are identified, selected and prepared for use

3.2 Selected modification method is carried out according to workplace procedures and safety requirements 

3.3 Post-modification testing is carried out according to workplace procedures to confirm modification outcomes are as intended, and any problems detected as having been introduced during the modification process are rectified

3.4 Test results and other diagnostic findings are verified, as required, by using reliable alternative or optional processes

3.5 Variations needed during the modification process or as a result of testing are incorporated into the modification specification

3.6 Information and detail relating to the modification are documented and provided to the appropriate parties according to regulatory and commercial obligations

4. Complete work processes

4.1 Final inspection is made to ensure work is to workplace expectations

4.2 Work area is cleaned, waste and non-recyclable materials are disposed of, and recyclable material is collected

4.3 Tools and equipment are checked and stored according to workplace procedures

4.4 Workplace documentation is processed according to workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

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

Skills 

Description 

Learning skills to:

  • locate and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Reading skills to:

  • interpret the operating and testing procedures for mechanical system testing equipment from workplace and manufacturer literature
  • research, organise and interpret technical information from manufacturer and workshop literature when seeking mechanical system specifications and procedures.

Writing skills to:

  • legibly and accurately fill out workplace documentation when reporting modification findings and recording parts and material used.

Oral communication skills to:

  • clarify instructions, gain information from supervisors, and report modification outcomes.

Numeracy skills to:

  • measure mechanical system components and use basic mathematical operations, including addition and subtraction, to calculate tolerances and deviations from manufacturer specifications
  • interpret precision measuring equipment and test equipment units and scales.

Planning and organising skills to:

  • plan own work requirements and prioritise and sequence actions to achieve required outcomes and ensure tasks are completed within workplace timeframes.

Technology skills to:

  • use precision measuring equipment, such as micrometers and vernier calipers.

Range of Conditions

This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Safety requirements  must include:

  • work health and safety (WHS) and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including procedures for using personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand tools.

Unit Mapping Information

Equivalent to AURTTA5022 Develop and apply mechanical system modifications

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b4278d82-d487-4070-a8c4-78045ec695b1

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comment 

Release 1 

New unit of competency.

Performance Evidence

Before competency can be determined, individuals must demonstrate they can perform the following according to the standard defined in this unit’s elements, performance criteria, range of conditions and foundation skills:

  • develop and apply one of the following significant and non-routine modifications on the mechanical system of two different vehicles, vessels, machinery or equipment:
  • adapt or modify mechanical system to a significantly changed capability
  • adapt mechanical system for different work conditions
  • modify or install a significant mechanical system for a special purpose.

Knowledge Evidence

Individuals must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • work health and safety (WHS) and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements relating to developing and applying mechanical system modifications, including procedures for using personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand tools
  • principles and processes involved in planning and implementing modifications to mechanical systems
  • principles and processes involved in planning and implementing modifications to mechanical systems
  • types, functions, operation and limitations of mechanical systems being modified
  • types, functions, operation and limitations of diagnostic testing equipment required for mechanical system modifications
  • requirements of Australian Design Rules (ADRs) and Vehicle Safety Bulletins (VSBs) relating to mechanical system modifications
  • procedures for documenting and reporting the modification specifications and outcomes.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

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 mechanical systems that they have modified, 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 mechanical system specifications
  • ADRs and VSBs relating to mechanical system modifications
  • two different vehicles, vessels, machinery or equipment requiring mechanical system modification
  • testing equipment for mechanical system modification
  • tools, equipment and materials appropriate for completing mechanical system modifications.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b4278d82-d487-4070-a8c4-78045ec695b1

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b4278d82-d487-4070-a8c4-78045ec695b1