This unit applies to individuals who undertake service and repair of a range of bicycle frames in a bicycle servicing and repair environment.
The repair of carbon fibre bicycle frames is covered by AURB428202A Assess carbon fibre frames for repair.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Prepare for work
1.1. Confirm customer requirements and intended use of the unit in accordance with workplace procedures
1.2. Identify and check bicycle frame service and repair requirements and specifications
1.3. Check tooling and equipment for availability, conformity with specifications and safe condition
1.4. Prepare work area and set up equipment and materials
2. Inspect bicycle frame
2.1. Inspect bicycle frame for faults, wear or damage using visual, aural and tactile inspections and measurements
2.2. Compare conditions found with bicycle frame specifications and customer requirements
2.3. Identify service and repair options for bicycle frame
2.4. Document and cost service and repair items for customer approval in accordance with workplace procedures
2.5. Obtain customer approval for work to be undertaken
3. Prepare for service and repair of bicycle frame
3.1. Plan service and repair sequence and determine availability of tooling and equipment
3.2. Ensure service and repair sequence plan includes post-service testing and checking process
3.3. Prepare list of parts and materials and determine availability
3.4. Identify need for additional persons to assist in repair process and make arrangements
3.5. Select and check tooling and equipment to meet job requirements
4. Service and repair bicycle frame
4.1. Perform service and repair operations for bicycle frame according to plan
4.2. Use personal safety equipment and take precautions to protect others in the workplace
4.3. Use and maintain tooling and equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements
4.4. Check customer requirements and bicycle frame specifications in accordance with workplace procedures
5. Test bicycle frame
5.1. Operate bicycle through its full range, noting test results, including non-conformity
5.2. Check bicycle frame, complete adjustments and prepare unit for delivery
5.3. Clean and store portable tooling and equipment in approved designated areas
5.4. Complete workplace records, customer file and warranty information as required by enterprise
Required skills include:
technical skills to the level required to use workplace technology related to servicing, repairing and testing of bicycle frames
communication skills to the level required to confirm work requirements and specifications, to communicate effectively regarding work requirements with supervisor, other workers and customers, to report work outcomes and problems, and to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and of varying physical and mental abilities
literacy skills to the level required to understand information related to work orders, including common industry terminology, plans and safety procedures, prepare reports, complete records and interpret technical information and specifications
numeracy skills to the level required to correctly count and measure to determine bicycle frame condition and operation
problem-solving skills to the level required to plan and organise activities and establish diagnostic processes which identify methods of servicing, repairing and testing bicycle frames
team skills to the level required to work effectively and cooperatively with others to optimise workflow and productivity
Required knowledge includes:
purpose and requirements of bicycle frame systems and their relationship to braking, wheels, drivetrain and steering system
classification of bicycle frames and identification of system components
material used in bicycle frames
application of frame design principles
frame service, repair and testing procedures and techniques
selection, checking and use of tooling and equipment
manufacturer and/or component supplier specifications
applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice, including OHS, personal safety and environment, relevant to servicing and repairing bicycle frames
organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements, reporting and recording procedures, and work organisation and planning processes related to servicing and repairing bicycle frames
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
Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently:
observe safety procedures and requirements
communicate effectively with others involved in or affected by the work
select methods and techniques appropriate to the circumstances
complete preparatory activity in a systematic manner
inspect a range of bicycle frames and components and accurately identify required service and repair options
service and repair a range of bicycle frames to manufacturer/ component supplier specifications
test bicycle frames to manufacturer/component supplier specifications.
Context of, and specific resources for assessment
The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that reflects as far as possible the actual working environment.
Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements, including specified Australian standards.
Where applicable, reasonable adjustment must be made to work environments and training situations to accommodate ethnicity, age, gender, demographics and disability.
The following resources should be made available:
a range of bicycle frame configurations
material relevant to servicing and repairing bicycle frames
equipment and hand and power tooling appropriate to servicing and repairing bicycle frames
specifications and work instructions.
Method of assessment
Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.
Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of Required Skills and Knowledge.
Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on Required Skills and 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.
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
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally sensitive and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. 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.
Bicycle frames may include:
all-terrain, touring, racing, recumbent and BMX bicycles
seat pillars and fasteners
bottom brackets, cartridge, cup, loose and caged bearings
left and right hand thread types
painted, anodised, natural state and polished surface finishes
Servicing and repair methods
Servicing and repair methods are to include:
on- and off-site servicing
repair, replacement and refinishing of frame components
welding, brazing and bonding processes
communicating with customers
documenting and reporting on service
Tooling and equipment
Tooling and equipment may include:
specific service and repair and general workshop equipment and tooling
welding, brazing and bonding equipment and material
floor stands, workbench and air tooling
Materials may include:
Information/documents may include:
verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work schedules/plans/specifications, work bulletins, memos, material safety data sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
safe work procedures related to bicycle frames
regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining to bicycle safety
engineer's design specifications and instructions
organisation work specifications and requirements
instructions issued by authorised enterprise or external persons
OHS requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:
personal protective equipment and clothing
first aid equipment
hazard and risk control
elimination of hazardous materials and substances
manual handling, including shifting, lifting and carrying
Legislative requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice, and may include:
award and enterprise agreements
Australian Design Rules
confidentiality and privacy
relevant industry codes of practice
duty of care
Environmental requirements may include:
Quality requirements may include:
regulations, including Australian standards
internal organisational quality policies and procedures
enterprise operations and procedures
Organisational policies and procedures
Organisational policies and procedures may include:
quality policies and procedures, including Australian standards
OHS, sustainability, environment, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination
manufacturer specifications and industry codes of practice
safe work procedures
reporting and recording procedures
This unit contains employability skills.
Refer to Unit Descriptor