AUR40405 - Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement
Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to analyse and repair complex performance driveline systems, and prepare and test motorsport vehicles.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement is intended to provide advanced training for individuals who are performing mechanical or technical roles in the automotive or motorsport industry.
Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include:
performance vehicle mechanic.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
To be awarded the Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement, competency must be achieved in ten (10) units of competency, additional to the requirements for Certificate III in Mechanical Technology or Certificate III in Motorsport.
Select ten (10) elective units of competency, as specified below:
a minimum of six (6) elective units of competency from Group A
a maximum of four (4) elective units of competency from Group B, drawn in any combination from:
units not already chosen from Group A
Group B units listed, with a maximum of two (2) units from the General Mechanical and/or Electrical and Electronic groups
up to two (2) relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate III, IV and Diploma qualifications
Note that a maximum of two (2) elective units may be selected from units aligned to Diploma qualifications.
Where prerequisite units are identified they must be counted in the total number of units required for completion of the qualification.
Elective units of competency
Complete a minimum of six (6) units of competency from the following list
The balance of units, to a maximum of four (4), may be drawn from any combination of:
units not already chosen from Group A
Group B units listed below
a maximum of two (2) Group B units may be selected from the General Mechanical and/or Electrical and Electronic groups, or other relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to Certificate III, IV and Diploma qualifications.
Analyse and evaluate light vehicle steering and suspension system faults
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR30405 Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology, AUR30905 Certificate III in Motorsport or other relevant qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR50205 Diploma of Automotive Technology, AUR50305 Diploma of Motorsport or other relevant qualifications.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements, depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the Automotive retail, service and repair industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Understanding input from specialist personnel and technical representatives
Providing guidance to others and clearly describing faults, problems and repair requirements
Negotiating with other team members or supervisors regarding timing and progress of work activities and access to equipment
Understanding and interpreting regulations, procedures, instructions and technical manuals
Interpreting wiring diagrams and system schematics, and reading drawings relating to technical activities
Using computers to obtain technical data and complete documentation
Articulating complex ideas clearly
Interpreting a range of complex and technical documents
Analysing and evaluating records, reports and reference materials
Understanding relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language
Performing tasks as an individual while being responsive to supervisors and others
Working effectively with others who may be of different ages, gender, race, religion and political persuasion
Assisting other team members with tasks and providing advice on work processes and troubleshooting
Seeking expert advice where appropriate
Supporting team members in developing skills and knowledge
Working within own role to support team activities
Identifying and utilising the strengths of other team members
Identifying problems in a timely manner and developing practical solutions to problems/faults not fully covered by technical data
Responding to emergencies or accidents in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirements
Using mathematical techniques to relate diagnostic/test results to system or component performance and to convert values between systems of measurement
Finding, analysing and interpreting data which may be incomplete or have discrepancies
Applying a range of problem-solving strategies
Seeking information from various sources to determine the cause of the problem
Initiative and enterprise
Adapting to new situations that arise as a consequence of regulatory changes, revised technical data, practices and procedures
Varying work practices and behaviour as a result of performance feedback from peers and supervisors
Adapting competencies to the performance of a wide range of repair tasks
Contributing to a process of continuous improvement and a willingness to support and participate in the effective introduction of new work practices
Identifying learning opportunities to improve work practices
Evaluating tasks to improve efficiency
Planning and organising
Clarifying task objectives and required outcomes through discussion with supervisors and other team members
Collecting, analysing and organising information relating to assigned repair tasks and confirming the purpose and required work outcomes
Identifying and organising equipment and material/resource requirements
Planning for contingencies
Accepting responsibility for managing individual workload to meet target completion times or fit in with team milestones
Evaluating own performance and identifying areas for improvement
Managing time to independently complete tasks
Planning and reviewing own work
Using judgement and discretion with confidential information
Taking advantage of learning opportunities that arise internally and externally
Adapting competencies to accommodate new ideas and techniques
Using feedback from supervisors and peers to identify ways in which competence can be improved
Participating in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain knowledge and skills
Seeking out and learning new ideas, skills and techniques
Operating diagnostic and test equipment
Performance testing of components, systems and equipment
Using tools and equipment efficiently and safely
Storing and caring for components, parts, tools, test equipment and support equipment
Using computers and microfiche to obtain technical and repair data
Using business technology to collect, analyse and provide information