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Unit of competency details

AURTTX003 - Inspect and service automatic transmissions (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AURTTX103 - Inspect and service automatic transmissions 12/Nov/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to AURTTX2003 - Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) 13/Apr/2016

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


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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  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 inspect and service automatic transmissions. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the transmission, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the transmission, and completing workplace processes and documentation.

It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The automatic transmissions include those of agricultural machinery, 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 - Transmission

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. Prepare to inspect and service automatic transmission

1.1 Job requirements are determined from workplace instructions

1.2 Servicing information is sourced and interpreted

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

1.4 Tools, equipment and materials are selected and checked for serviceability

2. Inspect automatic transmission

2.1 Inspection is carried out according to manufacturer specifications, workplace procedures, and safety and environmental requirements 

2.2 Inspection results are compared with manufacturer specifications

2.3 Inspection findings are reported according to workplace procedures, including recommendations for necessary repairs or adjustments

3. Service automatic transmission

3.1 Service and adjustments are carried out according to manufacturer specifications, workplace procedures, and safety and environmental requirements, and without causing damage to components or systems

3.2 Post-service testing is carried out according to workplace procedures

4. Complete work processes

4.1 Final inspection is made to ensure work is to workplace expectations and vehicle is presented ready for use

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 appropriate sources of information efficiently.

Reading skills to:

  • interpret information from manufacturer and workshop literature when seeking service procedures and specifications relating to automatic transmissions.

Writing skills to:

  • legibly and accurately fill out workplace documentation when reporting inspection findings, making recommendations, and recording parts and material used.

Oral communication skills to:

  • clarify instructions
  • report inspection findings and make repair recommendations.

Numeracy skills to:

  • calculate liquid volumes and service schedule intervals using basic mathematical operations, including addition and subtraction.

Technology skills to:

  • use automatic transmission servicing tools and equipment.

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 and environmental requirements  must include: 

  • work health and safety (WHS) and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including procedures for handling transmission fluids
  • environmental requirements, including procedures for trapping, storing and disposing of fluids released from transmissions.

Unit Mapping Information

Equivalent to AURTTX2003 Inspect and service transmissions (automatic)

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 standards defined in this unit’s elements, performance criteria, range of conditions and foundation skills:

  • inspect and service the automatic transmissions of two different vehicles or machinery, including:
  • replacing transmission fluid and filter
  • making transmission adjustments.

Knowledge Evidence

Individuals must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • work health and safety (WHS) and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements relating to inspecting and servicing automatic transmissions, including procedures for handling transmission fluids
  • environmental requirements, including procedures for trapping, storing and disposing of fluids released from transmissions
  • identification and function of automatic transmission components, including:
  • torque converter
  • control valve body
  • housings
  • gear trains
  • bands and clutch packs
  • servos
  • oil pumps
  • electronic controls
  • selector mechanisms
  • basic operation of automatic transmission, including:
  • torque converter
  • transaxle
  • longitudinal transmission
  • types and applications of transmission fluids
  • inspection procedures for automatic transmissions, including:
  • fluid levels and condition
  • fluid leaks
  • internal and external physical condition
  • transmission sensors and controls
  • service and adjustment procedures for automatic transmissions, including:
  • replacing transmission fluid and filter
  • checking transmission fluid levels
  • adjusting bands, linkages and sensors as required
  • post-service testing procedures for automatic transmissions.

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 automatic transmissions 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 automatic transmission specifications
  • two different vehicles or machinery with automatic transmissions requiring servicing
  • tools, equipment and materials appropriate for inspecting and servicing automatic transmissions.

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