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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Identify and confirm the modification requirement
  2. Develop and validate the modification specification
  3. Apply and test the modification specification
  4. Clean up work area and maintain equipment

Required Skills

Required skills

collect organise and understand legal and technical information related to contemporary automotive electrical systems modifications

communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications coordination of work with site supervisor other workers and customers reporting of work outcomes and completion of regulatory commercial and vehicle information systems inputs

plan and organise activities including the development and planning of modification processes preparation and layout of the worksite and the obtaining of tooling equipment materials and testing equipment 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

use mathematical ideas and techniques to complete measurements calculate specifications calibrate and establish testing equipment and evaluate modification results against preestablished criteria

establish modification methods and processes which anticipate and allow for risks and avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage

use the full range of workplace technology related to electrical systems modification including testing equipment maintenance equipment tooling calculators and measuring devices and information management systems

Required knowledge

electrical theory covering voltage current resistance power magnetics and inductance including semiconductors and electronic system applications

electrical theory covering the concepts and principles of electrical electronic and pneumatic systems

detailed knowledge of electrical theory and operation covering automotive digital computers networked vehicles voltage current resistance power capacitance electrostatics magnetics inductance and radio frequency

general knowledge of the types functions operation and limitations of the main automotive industry electrical systems

general knowledge of automotive digital computing systems

detailed knowledge of the types functions operation and limitations of diagnostic testing equipment

general knowledge of the methods and processes for documenting and reporting modification specifications and outcomes

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

Interpret work order and locate and apply information

Apply safety requirements including the isolation of equipment and use of personal protective equipment

Follow work instructions operating procedures and inspection processes to

minimise the risk of injury to self and others

prevent damage and wastage of goods equipment and products

maintain required production output and product quality

Modify a significant electrical system or subsystem including

the selection development and documenting of success factors and evaluation criteria before undertaking the modification

the selection development and validation of the modification methodology processes and specification

the application of the modification specification methodology and process

the documenting and reporting of the outcomes

Work effectively with others

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace context and environment

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment may occur on the job or in a workplace simulated facility with process equipment materials work instructions and deadlines

Access to operational electrical systems required modification testing equipment as stipulated in the Range Statement technical information and a work environment

Method of assessment

Assessment of this unit of competence is most likely to be project related and require portfolios or other forms of indirect evidence of process Direct evidence will include certification of compliance of the final outcomeproduct or authorisation for use by a competent authority

Assessment must confirm the inference that competence is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstances but is able to be transferred to other projects

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.

Electrical modifications

Electrical modifications to be covered by this unit may include those to:

vary the performance of DC motors to meet changes in operational requirements

vary the performance of alternators to meet changes in operational requirements

change the electrical sequenced operating order of electric over hydraulic systems

convert vehicle from ground to insulated return.

Inputs to the modification method and processes

Inputs to the modification method and processes may be obtained from customer requirements, manufacturer/ component supplier specifications, outcomes of diagnostic processes or from regulatory, licensing, intellectual property legislation, safety requirements and Australian Design Rules.

Unit context

OH&S requirements include legislation, vehicle industry regulations, safety management systems, hazardous substances and dangerous goods code and safe operating procedures.

Work is carried out in accordance with legislative obligations, Australian Design Rules, environmental legislation, health regulations, manual handling procedures and organisation insurance requirements.

Work requires individuals to demonstrate research, analytical, judgement and problem-solving skills in the diagnosis of faults.

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation criteria, sometimes referred to as success factors, are to be established prior to a modification being undertaken and are to cover safety, functionality, survivability, maintainability, life cycle cost and aesthetics.

Isolation procedures

Equipment isolation procedures are to be to industry and enterprise standards.

Tests and testing equipment

Tests and testing equipment is to include that to the modification being carried out but it should include computer-based diagnostic systems.

Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment is to include that prescribed under legislation, regulations and enterprise policies and practices.

Information and procedures

Workplace procedures relating to the use of tooling and equipment.

Workplace procedures relating to reporting and communication.

Manufacturer/component supplier specifications and application procedures for testing equipment and materials.

Manufacturer/component supplier specifications, schematics and operational procedures related to electrical systems modification.

Australian Design Rules.

Vehicle industry regulations.

Vehicle industry publications related to emerging transmission system technology and technology changes.