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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare to identify traction performance enhancement systems
  2. Prepare to apply a traction performance enhancement system
  3. Carry out traction performance enhancement procedures
  4. Prepare vehicle for use or storage

Required Skills

Required skills

apply research and interpretive skills sufficient to locate interpret and apply manufacturercomponent 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 onetoone 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

establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate andor resolve problems and downtime to systematically develop solutions to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage

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

use workplace technology related to the application of traction performance enhancement techniques including the use of specialist tooling measuring equipment and communication devices and the documentingrecording of results

Required knowledge

A working knowledge of

OHampS and environmental regulationsrequirements equipment material and personal safety requirements

dangers of working with wheeled vehicles and equipment

operating principles of traction performance enhancement systems and their relationship to each other

enterprise quality procedures

work organisation and planning processes

Evidence Required

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

interpreting traction performance enhancement requirements

applying the techniquesystem in accordance with workplace and manufacturercomponent supplier requirements

completing process within workplace timeframes

vehicle 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 application of traction performance enhancement techniques

equipment hand and power tooling appropriate to application of traction performance enhancement techniques

activities covering mandatory task requirements

specifications and work instructions

Method of assessment

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment guidelines of the automotive industrys RSampR 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 leadersmembers 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.

Traction performance enhancement techniques

Traction performance enhancement techniques and systems may include ballasting, chains, inflation and tread pattern variations

Traction techniques

Traction techniques need to be varied in accordance with terrain, soil condition and load


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 and gauges


Materials may include ballast material, air supply 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 application of traction performance enhancement techniques

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