Unit of competency details

AURV326964A - Remove and replace adhesive bonded panels and structures (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AURVTN3023 - Remove and replace adhesive bonded panels and structures 16/Jan/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jun/2011


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030511 Panel Beating  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030511 Panel Beating  18/Nov/2005 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the competence required to replace body panels and structures with new or repaired parts, using an adhesive bonding attachment method.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

The unit includes identification and confirmation of work requirement, preparation for work, removal, replacement and refitting of adhesive bonded panels and structures and completion of work finalisation processes, including clean-up and documentation.

Work requires individuals to demonstrate judgement and problem-solving skills in managing own work activities and contributing to a productive team environment.

Work is carried out in accordance with award provisions.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable


Prerequisite units 

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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work

1.1. Work instructions are used to determine the job requirements, including method, materials and equipment.

1.2. Job specifications are read and interpreted.

1.3. OH&S requirements, including dust and fume collection, breathing apparatus, eye and ear personal protection needs are observed throughout the work.

1.4. Material for attachment is selected.

1.5. Equipment and tooling are identified and checked for safe and effective operation.

1.6. Procedures are determined to minimise waste material.

1.7. Procedures are identified for maximising energy efficiency while completing the job.

2. Remove and replace body panels and structures

2.1. Information is accessed and interpreted from manufacturer/ component supplier specifications.

2.2. Replacement components meet specifications for dimensions, materials and functional capability.

2.3. Components and ancillary fittings are refitted using approved adhesive bonding methods, materials and equipment.

2.4. Sealant is selected and applied according to the manufacturer/component supplier specification for type, method of application and thickness.

2.5. Where there is a potential disturbance to electrical, mechanical, electronic or other systems, assistance is sought.

2.6. Removal and replacing/refitting of body panels and structures is completed without causing damage to any component or system.

2.7. Replacement activities are carried out according to industry regulations/guidelines, OH&S legislation, and enterprise procedures/policies.

2.8. Workplace/equipment documentation is completed and dealt with relevant to work outcome.

3. Clean up work area and maintain equipment

3.1. Material that can be reused is collected and stored.

3.2. Waste and scrap is removed following workplace and environmental procedure.

3.3. Equipment and work area are cleaned and inspected for serviceable condition in accordance with workplace procedures.

3.4. Unserviceable equipment is tagged and faults identified in accordance with workplace requirements.

3.5. Operator maintenance is completed in accordance with manufacturer/component supplier specifications and worksite procedures.

3.6. Tooling is maintained in accordance with workplace procedures.

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • collect, organise and understand information related to work orders, plans and safety procedures for removing and replacing vehicle adhesive bonded body panels and structures
  • communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with worksite supervisor, other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems
  • plan and organise activities, including preparation and layout of worksite and obtaining of equipment and materials to avoid backtracking, workflow interruptions or wastage
  • work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise workflow and productivity
  • establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate and/or resolve problems and downtime, to systematically develop solutions to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage
  • use mathematical ideas and techniques to calculate time, assess tolerances, apply accurate measurements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks
  • use workplace technology related to removal and replacement of adhesive bonded panels and structures, including the use of specialist tooling, measuring equipment and communication devices and the reporting/recording of results

Required knowledge 

A working knowledge of:

  • OH&S regulations/requirements, equipment, material and personal safety requirements
  • protection procedures for electrical/electronic systems and equipment
  • engineering structural requirements
  • removal and replacement procedures for bonded body panels and structures
  • sealant selection and application
  • adhesive bonding techniques, materials and application
  • use of tooling and equipment
  • manual handling techniques
  • work organisation and planning processes
  • enterprise quality processes

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 

It is essential that competence is fully observed and there is ability to transfer competence to changing circumstances and to respond to unusual situations in the critical aspects of:

  • observing safety procedures and requirements
  • communicating effectively with others involved in or affected by the work
  • selecting methods and techniques appropriate to the circumstances
  • completing preparatory activity in a systematic manner
  • protecting electrical/electronic equipment and systems
  • selecting and applying replacement/refitting procedures for bonded panels and structures
  • completing removal and replacement of a minimum of three bonded panels/structures, including one turret and one door skin.

Context of , and specific resources for assessment 

Application of competence is to be assessed in the workplace or simulated worksite.

Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment is to comply with regulatory requirements, including Australian Standards.

The following resources should be made available:

  • workplace location or simulated workplace
  • materials relevant to removal and replacement of adhesive bonded panels and structures
  • equipment, hand and power tooling appropriate to removal and replacement of adhesive bonded panels and structures
  • activities covering mandatory task requirements
  • specifications and work instructions.

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment guidelines of the automotive industry's RS&R Training Package.
  • Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance together with application of underpinning knowledge.
  • Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also reinforce the integration of key competencies.
  • Assessment may be applied under project related conditions and require evidence of process.
  • Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competence is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.
  • It is preferable that assessment reflects a process rather than an event and occurs over a period of time to cover varying quality circumstances. Evidence of performance may be provided by customers, team leaders/members or other persons subject to agreed authentication arrangements.
  • 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 

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, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. 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.


Panels may include turrets, boot floors, firewalls, skirt and rails, front and side panels, door skirts and quarter panels.


Measurement includes mechanical, electronic, dedicated and non-dedicated jigging systems.

Removal and replacement methods 

Removal and replacement methods are to include adhesive bonding, resistant spot welding, clamping and cleaning.

OH &

OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with legislation/regulations/codes of practice and enterprise safety policies and procedures. This may include protective clothing and equipment, use of tooling and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, enterprise first aid, hazard control and hazardous materials and substances.

Personal protective equipment 

Personal protective equipment is to include that prescribed under legislation/regulation/codes of practice and workplace policies and practices.

Safe operating procedures 

Safe operating procedures are to include, but are not limited to operational risk assessment and treatments associated with vehicular movement, toxic substances, electrical safety, machinery movement and operation, manual and mechanical lifting and shifting, working in proximity to others and worksite visitors.

Emergency procedures 

Emergency procedures related to this unit are to include, but are not limited to emergency shutdown and stopping of equipment, extinguishing fires, enterprise first aid requirements and worksite evacuation.

Environmental requirements 

Environmental requirements are to include but are not limited to waste management, noise, dust and clean-up management.

Quality requirements 

Quality requirements are to include, but are not limited to regulations, including Australian Standards, internal company quality policy and standards and enterprise operations and procedures.

Statutory /regulatory authorities 

Statutory/regulatory authorities may include Federal, State/Territory and local authorities administering acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Tooling and equipment 

Tooling and equipment may include hand tooling, power tooling and equipment, clamping equipment, welding equipment, curing/drying equipment, templates and lifting equipment, sealing and adhesive equipment.


Materials may include sealants and cleaning materials.


Communications are to include, but are not limited to verbal and visual instructions and fault reporting and may include worksite specific instructions, written instructions, plans or instructions related to job/task, telephones and pagers.

Information /documents 

Sources of information/documents may include:

  • verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work schedules/plans/specifications, work bulletins, memos, material safety data sheets, diagrams or sketches
  • safe work procedures related to removal and replacement of adhesive bonded panels and structures
  • regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining to automotive industry, including Australian Design Rules
  • engineer's design specifications and instructions
  • organisation work specifications and requirements
  • instructions issued by authorised enterprise or external persons
  • Australian Standards.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Vehicle body

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field