Assessor Resource

Assemble and install pneumatic systems/components

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: July 2019

The unit includes identification and confirmation of work requirement, preparation for work, assembly and installation of pneumatic systems/components, testing and analysis of outcomes and completion of work finalisation processes, including clean-up and documentation.

Work involved includes vehicle pneumatic systems, including those involved in the mining and heavy vehicle industry.

Work is to include installation of linear or rotary actuators, drive motors, conductors and control valves.

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.

This unit covers the competence required to assemble, install and test pneumatic systems and components.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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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 in this unit signifies ability to transfer competence to changing circumstances and to respond to unusual circumstances 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

conducting assembly/installation of a range of pneumatic components in accordance with manufacturer/component supplier and workplace requirements

interpreting test results

completing work within workplace timeframes

vehicle/pneumatic system presentation to customer in compliance with workplace requirements

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

material relevant to the assembly and installation of pneumatic systems/components

equipment, hand and power tooling appropriate to the assembly and installation of pneumatic systems/ components

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

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

apply research and interpretive skills sufficient to locate, interpret and apply manufacturer/component supplier procedures, workplace policies and procedures

apply analytical skills for identification and analysis of technical information

apply plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to dealing with customers and team members

apply questioning and active listening skills for example when obtaining information from customers

apply oral communication skills sufficient to convey information and concepts to customers

apply planning and organising skills to own work activities, including making good use of time and resources, sorting out priorities and monitoring own performance

interact effectively with other persons both on a one-to-one basis and in groups, including understanding and responding to the needs of a customer and working effectively as a member of a team to achieve a shared goal

use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly calculate time, assess tolerances, apply accurate measurements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks

capacity to apply problem-solving strategies in purposeful ways, both in situations where the problem and desired solution are clearly evident and in situations requiring critical thinking and a creative approach to achieve an outcome

use workplace technology related to the assembly and installation of pneumatic systems/components, including the use of diagnostic and specialised tooling and equipments, measuring equipment, computerised technology and communication devices and the documenting/recording of results

Required knowledge

A working knowledge of:

OH&S and environmental regulations/requirements, equipment, material and personal safety requirements

types, characteristics, uses and limitations of common pneumatic systems

operating principles of pneumatic systems and their relationship to each other

dangers of working with pneumatic systems

types and layout of service/repair manuals (hard copy and electronic)

techniques for interpretation of schematic diagrams relevant to pneumatic systems

techniques for reading and interpreting engineering drawings

pneumatic systems test procedures

pneumatic systems assembly/installation procedures

enterprise quality procedures

work organisation and planning processes

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.


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 material, 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 site visitors

Emergency procedures

Emergency procedures related to this unit are to include but may not be limited to emergency shutdown and stopping of equipment, extinguishing fires, enterprise first aid requirements and site 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, meters, gauges and load and pressure testing devices


Materials may include spare parts, lubricants, fluids and cleaning materials


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


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 the assembly and installation of pneumatic system/components

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

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Nature and scope of work requirements are identified and confirmed 
OH&S requirements, including individual State/Territory regulatory requirements and personal protection needs are observed throughout the work 
Procedures and information such as workshop manuals and specifications, and tooling, are sourced 
Method options are analysed and those most appropriate to the circumstances are selected and prepared 
Technical and testing requirements for pneumatic systems are sourced and support equipment is identified and prepared 
Support tooling and equipment are selected and prepared for use 
Warnings in relation to working with pneumatic systems are observed 
Methods for assembly and installation are implemented in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer/ component supplier specifications 
Adjustments made during the assembly/installation are in accordance with manufacturer/component supplier specifications 
Documentation of observations is completed 
Methods for tests are implemented in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer/component supplier specifications 
Test results are compared with manufacturer/component supplier specifications 
Final adjustments are made to achieve compliance with manufacturer/component supplier specifications to indicate compliance or non-compliance 
Results are documented with evidence and supporting information and recommendation(s) made 
Report is forwarded to persons for action in accordance with workplace procedures 
Assembly and installation schedule documentation is completed 
Final inspection is made to ensure protective guards, safety features and cowlings are in place 
Final inspection is made to ensure work is to workplace expectations 
Vehicle/pneumatic system is cleaned for use or storage to workplace expectations 
Job card is processed in accordance with workplace procedures 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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