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
This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
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.
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.
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.
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
maintenance and storage procedures
organisational and site guidelines
policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility
quality assurance guidelines
quality and continuous improvement processes and standards
recording and reporting guidelines.
Appropriatepersonnel may include:
clients and managers
Cost reduction initiatives may include:
continuous improvement programs
Passenger Motor Vehicle
This unit contains Employability Skills.