Automotive IndustryRetail, Service and RepairTraining PackageAUR05Lorraine Smith, Project Manager
Automotive Training Australia Limited (ATA), the national automotive industry training body, has been contracted by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to undertake the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of the automotive training packages through to 31st January 2009.
As the body responsible for these training packages, ATA has developed a continuous improvement process including a “Design Improvement Register” which is accessible via the ATA website: www.automotivetraining.org.au. Standing Committees representative of stake holders in both the industry and training provider sectors have been established.
It is ATA’s role to ensure that the training packages are maintained as both current and future orientated. Therefore, it is essential that interested parties continuously assess the packages from a content and delivery aspect. As part of the continuous improvement process, ATA is also contracted to provide DEEWR with informed advice as the leader of the automotive industry.
AUR05 Version 2 Typographical Errors Changes to qualification Descriptors • Vehicle Dismantling • Window Tinting • Exhaust Fitting • Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment • Heavy Vehicle Road Transport • Brake • Gas Vehicle • Driveline
Changes to Qualification Requirements • AUR40208 Certificate IV in Automotive Technology • AUR20408 Certificate II in Automotive Technology • AUR30308 Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology Changes to Units of Competence • Service, Repair and Overhaul Petrol Fuel Systems • AURT217108A Carry out wheel alignment operations to AURT317108A • AURT422645A Overhaul air conditioning system components to AURT322645A
Additional Units of Competence • MEM5050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding • AURT335108A Carry out machining operations • AURV281308A Carry out gas metal arc (MIG) welding procedures • AURV223608A Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures • AURV223808A Carry out soft soldering techniques • AURTH317108A Carry out wheel alignment operations (heavy vehicle) • AURTH301166A Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle) • AURTH306666A Repair transmissions - manual (heavy vehicle) • AURTH307165A Inspect, test and replace transmissions – automatic (heavy vehicle) • AURTH307166A Repair transmissions – automatic (heavy vehicle) • AURTH312666A Repair final drive assemblies (heavy vehicle) • AURTH313166A Repair final drive – driveline (heavy vehicle) • AURTH315166A Repair steering systems (heavy vehicle)
AURTH316166A Repair suspension systems (heavy vehicle) • AURTH404584A Inspect, repair and diagnose alternative fuel systems for heavy vehicle engines • AURTL317108A Carry out wheel alignment operations (light vehicle) • AURTL301166A Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) • AURTL306666A Repair transmissions – manual (light vehicle) • AURTL307166A Repair transmissions – automatic (light vehicle) • AURTL312666A Repair final drive assemblies (light vehicle) • AURTL313166A Repair final drive – driveline (light vehicle) • AURTL315166A Repair steering systems (light vehicle) • AURTL316166A Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) • AURTM315166A Repair steering systems (motorcycle) • AURTM316166A Repair suspension systems (motorcycle) • AURB211304A Assemble bicycles • AURV232108A Carry out custom graphics design and layout techniques • AURV232208A Carry out fundamental airbrush application techniques • AURV332308A Carry out custom painting techniques
Skill Sets ATA has also been contracted to undertake a Skills Set Identification and Development Project.
Purpose Identifying and developing Skill Sets which: • meet requirements set by a licensing or regulatory authority • meet identified industry needs or outcomes • reflect specific work functions that do not require a full qualification
Skill Sets Defined Skill sets are defined as those single units or combinations of units which link to a licence or regulatory requirement, or defined industry need. Skill sets are not a new qualification within the national training framework, but they are a way of publicly identifying on a Statement of Attainment, logical groupings of units of competence which meet an identified need or industry outcome.
There are three possibilities in relation to the identification of skill sets by developers of national training packages: • The developer determines on the basis of industry need that there are no national skill sets identified • The developer determines on the basis of industry need that one or more skill sets can be identified within its training package • The developer determines on the basis of industry need that there is the potential for skill sets to be formed consisting of units from within this training package combined with units from another training package.
Examples of where a Skill Set may be developed in a training package • a group of units of competence identified as meeting a requirement set by an agency external to the VET sector – eg national licence, regulatory requirement or professional body membership • a group of units of competence which have a commonly understood meaning in the industry. An example may be worksite induction requirements • units of competence that constitute a specialist role that would benefit from separate identification • grouped units from a specialist qualification that could be a useful addition to another, more general, qualification • units of competence from one package that could be used with a qualification from another package
ATA has completed an industry wide consultation process within individual States and Territories to determine industry feedback regarding the need and recommendations for the inclusion of Skill Sets within automotive industry training packages. This information will now be consolidated and validated on a National basis.
Skills for Sustainability ATA has commenced work on the inclusion of Skills for Sustainability in all units of competence within automotive training packages. Draft units will be available for industry validation early 2009.
Scoping Project to Review AUR05 • New and emerging technology • Employability Skills • Unit of competence formats • Imported units of competence