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Unit of competency details

AURTTC2001 - Inspect and service cooling systems (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AURT202170B - Inspect and service cooling systems 16/Jan/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to AURTTC001 - Inspect and service cooling systems 13/Apr/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 17/Jan/2013

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AUR21913 - Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology1-2 
AUR21412 - Certificate II in Automotive Cooling System TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Cooling System Technology
AUR21612 - Certificate II in Automotive Driveline System TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Driveline System Technology
AUR32012 - Certificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel TechnologyCertificate III in Automotive Alternative Fuel Technology
AUR21912 - Certificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology
AUR20512 - Certificate II in Automotive Servicing TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
AUR31212 - Certificate III in Mobile Plant TechnologyCertificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
AUR30812 - Certificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical TechnologyCertificate III in Motorcycle Mechanical Technology
AUR21512 - Certificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head ReconditioningCertificate II in Automotive Cylinder Head Reconditioning
AUR30713 - Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment TechnologyCertificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology
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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  07/Aug/2013 
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Modification History

Release

Comment

Release 1

Replaces AURT202170B Inspect and service cooling systems

Unit code updated to meet policy requirements

Reference to OHS legislation replaced with new WHS legislation

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out the inspection and service of air and liquid cooling systems in an automotive retail, service and/or repair context.

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

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to individuals who undertake inspection, analysis and servicing of cooling systems in light vehicles, heavy vehicles, motorcycles, marine craft and outdoor power equipment.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

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 performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Prepare for work

1.1. Determine job requirements, including method, processes and equipment

1.2. Read and interpret job specifications

1.3. Access and interpret information from manufacturer/component supplier specifications and workshop manuals

1.4. Identify equipment and tooling and check for safe and effective operation

1.5. Determine procedures to minimise task time

2. Inspect cooling systems and analyse results

2.1. Observe workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements, including individual state/territory regulatory requirements and personal protection needs, throughout the work

2.2. Observe warnings in relation to working with pressurised cooling systems

2.3. Perform cooling system inspection in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer/component supplier specifications

2.4. Compare inspection results with manufacturer/component supplier specifications to indicate compliance or non-compliance

2.5. Document results with evidence and supporting information and make recommendations

2.6. Process report in accordance with workplace procedures

3. Carry out servicing

3.1. Carry out servicing and adjustments in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer/component supplier specifications

3.2. Select and use appropriate tooling, techniques and materials

3.3. Make final inspection to ensure work is to workplace expectations

4. Prepare equipment for use or storage

4.1. Complete servicing schedule documentation

4.2. Remove waste and scrap following workplace procedures

4.3. Clean equipment and work area and inspect for serviceable condition in accordance with workplace procedures

4.4. Maintain and store tooling and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures

4.5. Process job card in accordance with workplace procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Required skills include:

  • technical skills to the level required to use workplace technology and tools related to the inspection and servicing of cooling systems, including the use of specialist tooling and equipment, measuring equipment, computerised technology and communication devices
  • communication skills to the level required to confirm work requirements and specifications, to communicate effectively regarding work requirements with supervisor, other workers and customers, to apply common industry terminology, to report work outcomes and problems, and to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and of varying physical and mental abilities
  • literacy skills to the level required to understand information related to work orders and to locate, interpret and apply manufacturer/component supplier technical information and specifications, workplace policies and safety procedures
  • numeracy skills to the level required to correctly calculate time, complete tests and measurements to determine repair/replacement requirements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks
  • problem-solving skills to the level required to plan and organise activities and establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate and/or resolve problems and downtime, and to systematically develop solutions to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage
  • team skills to the level required to work effectively and cooperatively with others to optimise workflow and productivity
  • organisational skills to the level required to plan and organise activities, including preparation and layout of worksite, and obtaining equipment and materials to avoid backtracking or workflow interruptions

Required knowledge 

Required knowledge includes:

  • WHS and environmental regulations/requirements, equipment, material and personal safety requirements
  • dangers of working with coolants
  • identification of application, purpose and operating principles
  • inspection procedures
  • types and layout of service/repair manuals (hard copy and electronic)
  • cooling system service procedures
  • selection, checking and use of tooling and equipment
  • manufacturer and/or component supplier specifications
  • applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice, including WHS and environment, relevant to inspection and servicing of cooling systems
  • organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements, reporting and recording procedures, and work organisation and planning processes, related to inspection and servicing of cooling systems

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

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

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently:

  • observe safety procedures and requirements
  • communicate effectively with others involved in or affected by the work
  • select methods and techniques appropriate to the circumstances
  • complete preparatory activity in a systematic manner
  • accurately interpret analysis results
  • identify application, purpose and operating principles
  • conduct inspection, servicing and operational testing in accordance with workplace and manufacturer/component supplier specifications
  • complete service of cooling systems and associated components within workplace timeframes
  • present equipment to customer in compliance with workplace requirements.

Context of , and specific resources for assessment 

  • The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that reflects as far as possible the actual working environment.
  • Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
  • Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements, including specified Australian standards.
  • Where applicable, reasonable adjustment must be made to work environments and training situations to accommodate ethnicity, age, gender, demographics and disability.
  • The following resources should be made available:
  • a range of cooling systems and components relevant to the application
  • materials relevant to servicing cooling systems
  • equipment, hand and power tooling appropriate to servicing cooling systems
  • specifications and work instructions.

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.
  • Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of Required Skills and Knowledge.
  • Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on Required Skills and 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.
  • Competence in this unit may be assessed in conjunction with other functional units which together form part of the holistic work role.

Guidance information for assessment 

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally sensitive and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

Range Statement

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. 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) may also be included.

Servicing 

Servicing is to include:

  • fluids
  • filters
  • adjustments
  • operational testing, visual inspections and documents

Inspection methods 

Inspection methods are to include:

  • visual, aural and functional assessments, including, damage, corrosion, fluid levels/leaks and wear

Specific requirements 

Specific requirements include:

  • fluid cooled systems
  • air cooled systems
  • combination systems

System variables 

System variables may include:

  • thermostats, water pumps, hoses, ducting, fans, drive belts, heat exchanger, electric and viscous fans, sealed and non-sealed systems, interior heater and coolant heater manifold
  • cooling fins size, material, colour and finish
  • ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • keel cooling, heat exchanger, raw water cooling and sacrificial anodes
  • cooling system additives

Tooling and equipment 

Tooling and equipment may include:

  • hand tooling
  • meters, gauges and pressure testing devices

Materials 

Materials may include:

  • coolant
  • spare parts
  • cleaning materials

Information /documents 

Information/documents may include:

  • verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work schedules/plans/specifications, work bulletins, memos, material safety data sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
  • safe work procedures related to servicing cooling systems
  • regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining to servicing cooling systems
  • engineer's design specifications and instructions
  • organisation work specifications and requirements
  • instructions issued by authorised enterprise or external persons
  • Australian standards

WHS requirements 

WHS requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:

  • personal protective equipment and clothing
  • safety equipment
  • first aid equipment
  • hazard and risk control
  • electrical safety
  • elimination of hazardous materials and substances
  • manual handling, including shifting, lifting and carrying
  • emergency procedures

Legislative requirements 

Legislative requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice, and may include:

  • award and enterprise agreements
  • industrial relations
  • Australian standards
  • Australian Design Rules
  • confidentiality and privacy
  • WHS
  • the environment
  • equal opportunity
  • anti-discrimination
  • relevant industry codes of practice
  • duty of care

Environmental requirements 

Environmental requirements may include:

  • waste management
  • pollution
  • noise
  • dust
  • clean-up management

Quality requirements 

Quality requirements may include:

  • regulations, including Australian standards
  • internal organisational quality policies and procedures
  • enterprise operations and procedures

Organisational policies and procedures 

Organisational policies and procedures may include:

  • quality policies and procedures, including Australian standards
  • WHS, sustainability, environment, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination
  • manufacturer specifications and industry codes of practice
  • safe work procedures
  • reporting and recording procedures

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Mechanical Miscellaneous

Co-requisite units

Not applicable.

Competency field

Competency field 

Technical - Cooling Systems