Rectify faults in vehicle metal components

This unit describes the application of the required skills and knowledge to inspect, assess and repair damage to vehicle metal components as a result of manufacturing and production line damage or defective metal. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


The unit applies to the automotive and related component manufacturing environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a specialist level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.



Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare workplace

1.1. Activities are carried out according to OHS and organisation requirements

1.2. Work instructions, including relevant inspection reports and forms and quality requirements are obtained, confirmed with appropriate personnel and applied

1.3. Tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement

1.4. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use

1.5. Working environment considerations are identified and measures to reduce noise, dust and obstacles are applied

2. Assess damages/defects

2.1. Vehicle bodies/parts are inspected to confirm the extent and nature of damage or metal defects

2.2. Damage or defects found are assessed for remedial solutions

2.3. Solution to repair the damage or defect is selected and planned

3. Produce specialised repair instruments

3.1. Drawings or sketches are produced to design necessary repair instruments

3.2. Equipment or tooling to make the instruments is selected

3.3. Instruments are produced according to drawings or sketches

3.4. Instruments are assessed and modified if necessary to suit the damage or defect

4. Repair damage/defect

4.1. Specialist instruments and general body repair tools are applied to rectify identified damage or defects

4.2. Damage or defective area is repaired to specifications

4.3. Documentation is completed outlining nature of problem, work conducted and outcome, in accordance with organisation requirements

4.4. Repaired vehicle/parts are processed for inspection and returned to the production sequence

5. Clean up

5.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with cost reduction initiatives

5.2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with organisation requirements

Required Skills

This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required skills

speak clearly and directly to communicate critical features of repair instrument plans to appropriate personnel

apply teamwork to a range of situations

solve problems particularly in teams in order to meet performance indicators

show initiative in adapting to changing work conditions or contexts particularly when working across a variety of work areas

access, interpret and apply information on relevant organisation policies, procedures and instructions, particularly to ensure OHS requirements are maintained during the production of repair instruments

manage time when planning, preparing and organising work priorities

take responsibility for organising own work priorities.

Required knowledge

organisation and equipment safety requirements

relevant organisation production quality standards

automotive Industry terminology

organisation manufacturing and production techniques for vehicle metal components

specialist metal repair tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations

metal properties and workability limitations

metal damage and defects

metal component body repair techniques

tool making equipment and techniques

processes for the calculation of material requirements

material Safety Data Sheets

plans, drawings and specifications

materials handling, storage and environmentally friendly waste management

organisation safety policies and procedures

relevant Australian Standards.

Evidence Required

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

location, interpretation and application of relevant information, standards and specifications

compliance with organisation safety policies and procedures and OHS legislation/regulations/codes of practice applicable to operations

compliance with organisation policies and procedures including quality requirements

safe and effective operational use of tools and equipment

communication and working effectively and safely with others

inspection, assessment and rectification on a minimum of 5 separate and different damage incidents and at least 1 defective metal problem, to specifications and organisation inspection requirements.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

assessment of the competency should take place in a safe working environment in a passenger motor vehicle manufacturing plant or simulated environment using tools/equipment/machinery required for the production process without undue disruption to the production process

assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of organisation relevant contexts) together with application of underpinning knowledge

assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application

assessment may be applied under project related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process

assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.

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 in the Performance Criteria is detailed below. Add any 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.

OHS requirements may include:

Legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures and may include: the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, rescue services, fire fighting organisation and equipment, first aid equipment, hazard and risk control and elimination, systems covering the use of hazardous materials and substances and manual handling procedures including lifting and carrying.

Organisationrequirements may include:

access and equity principles and practices

environmental management (waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)

emergency and evacuation procedures

equipment use procedures

ethical standards

legal obligations

maintenance and storage procedures

organisational and site guidelines

policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility

procedural manuals

quality assurance guidelines

quality and continuous improvement processes and standards

recording and reporting guidelines.

Appropriatepersonnel may include:

clients and managers



team leaders

team members.

Cost reduction initiatives may include:

continuous improvement programs

cost benchmarks

power conservation

productivity achievement

waste avoidance.


Unit sector

Automotive Manufacturing

Competency Field

Passenger Motor Vehicle



Employability Skills

This unit contains Employability Skills.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.