Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicles

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the performance of, and to perform, high level manufacturing, service and repair tasks required for recreational vehicles.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicles has been developed as a post-trade level qualification for use in MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package. This qualification has been developed in response to an industry request. People with this qualification would be expected to lead work teams and provide supervision of people undertaking the manufacture, service and repair of recreational vehicles, including:

motor homes


camper trailers


fifth wheelers

to meet Australian requirements, such as road worthiness and the Australian Design Rule (ADR). They will provide technical leadership as well as undertake some tasks themselves.

They may work in a service and repair facility or a manufacturer's factory. Work may include building a new recreational vehicle, repairs for an insurance claim or other repairs, modifying an existing recreational vehicle or undertaking routine servicing.

The sector typically manufactures, services and repairs recreational vehicles as required. This may apply to the recreational vehicle body, fittings and running gear. Repairs may be in response to a road (or other) accident, hail damage, vehicle modification or routine servicing. They may also specify and access outside specialist services, for example, for spray painting or licence requirements.

Recreational vehicles may be made from a frame (timber, aluminium or steel) and skin (aluminium or fibre composite) or a manufactured wall panel or some other technology. They are typically mounted on a steel chassis which may be manufactured by the recreational vehicle manufacturer or bought. Fittings are typically timber/particle board but may be any other suitable material.

People with this qualification may be expected to lead and also undertake one or more of:

manufacture of a recreational vehicle

insurance repairs

other repairs

work under warranty

modifications/refits to the recreational vehicle

routine servicing

preparation of a recreational vehicle for sale/resale.

This work will generally be undertaken in a workshop environment or factory.

Training programs for this qualification are suitable to be undertaken as part of a formal training contract with an employer under an Australian Traineeship or Apprenticeship arrangement.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

The units of competency contained within this qualification are common with other qualifications and credit should be granted towards this qualification where competency has already been achieved.

Credit should also be granted towards this qualification where competency has been achieved in units of competency contained within relevant skill sets.

The units of competency in this qualification reflect competencies which are practiced within the industry and recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be granted where there is sufficient evidence of competency from work-based experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further qualification pathways from this qualification include MSA50510 Diploma of Recreational Vehicles.

Additional qualification advice

MSA41108 Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing is available for team leaders or others who need a more generalist qualification covering the application of good manufacturing practice and lean principles.

Licensing considerations

Units of competency in this qualification provide the underpinning knowledge and skills for various required licenses. Local regulations should be checked for details.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicles competency must be achieved in thirty two (32) units of competency:

three (3) core units of competency

twenty nine (29) elective units of competency, as specified below:

a minimum of two (2) units of competency must be selected from Group A

a maximum of fourteen (14) units of competency may be selected from Groups C and D, with a maximum of six (6) from Group D

the balance of units must be selected from Groups A and B to bring the total to twenty nine (29).

Note: Up to seven (7) elective units of competency may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified in Groups A, B, C and D.

Note: Where prerequisite units are identified, they must be counted in the total number of units required for completion of the qualification.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title


add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

Elective units of competency

Group A

Unit code

Unit title


add topic AURC365722A

Estimate complex jobs

add topic AURC465349A

Prepare written repair quotation

add topic AURV365356A

Read and interpret vehicle body repair estimation/quotation

add topic AURV465116A

Determine vehicle body damage and recommend repair procedures

add topic MEM03006B

Set assembly stations

add topic MEM03001B

add topic MEM18001C

add topic MEM16012A

Interpret technical specifications and manuals

add topic MSARVS401A

Assess and quote to service a recreational vehicle

Up to one (1) relevant elective unit of competency may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where it is available for inclusion at Certificate IV.

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


add topic AUM8081B

Apply trim to components

add topic AURE218670A

Service, maintain or replace batteries

add topic AURE218708A

Carry out repairs to single electrical circuits

add topic AURE220140A

Manufacture and repair wiring harness/looms

add topic AURE311666A

Repair electric braking systems

add topic AURT210170A

Inspect and service braking systems

add topic AURT216170A

Inspect and service suspension systems

add topic AURT217865A

Remove and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components

add topic AURT365508A

Carry out vehicle safety/roadworthy inspection

add topic AURV226965A

Remove and replace/fit protector mouldings, transfers and decals

add topic AURV230449A

Apply paint touchup techniques

add topic AURV324866A

Repair fibreglass/composite material components

add topic AURV328366A

Repair chassis/frame and associated components

add topic AURV331423C A

Fabricate and install canvas products

add topic AURV331423D A

Fabricate and install frame structures


Fabricate and install canopies and curtains

add topic AURV334031A

Install side windows

add topic MEM03001B

Perform manual production assembly

add topic MEM05005B

Carry out mechanical cutting

add topic MEM12023A

add topic MEM18001C

add topic MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic MEM10002B

Terminate and connect electrical wiring

add topic MEM09002B

add topic MEM12002B

add topic MEM18001C

add topic MEM12002B

Perform electrical/electronic measurement

add topic MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C

Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18038B

Maintain wheels and tyres

add topic MEM18001C

add topic MEM18045B

Fault find/repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply

add topic MEM09002B

add topic MEM10002B

add topic MEM12002B

add topic MEM12023A

add topic MEM18001C

add topic MEM18002B

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSARVS202A

Repair/service LP gas systems in a recreational vehicle

add topic PMBPROD221B

Operate rotational moulding equipment

add topic PMBPROD321B

Produce rotational moulded products

add topic PMBPROD221B

Up to two (2) relevant elective units of competency may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where they are available for inclusion at Certificate IV.

Group C

Unit code

Unit title


add topic AURC252327A

Identify, clarify and resolve problems

add topic AURC361101A

Adapt work processes to new technologies

add topic AURC561614A

Contribute to business improvement

add topic MEM13002B

Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace

add topic MEM13010A

Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment

add topic MEM13002B

add topic MEM14001B

Schedule material deliveries

add topic MEM14002B

Undertake basic process planning

add topic MEM14003B

Undertake basic production scheduling

add topic MEM15002A

Apply quality systems

add topic MEM15004B

Perform inspection

add topic MEM15005B

Select and control inspection processes and procedures

add topic MEM15004B

add topic MEM16002C

Conduct formal interviews and negotiations

add topic MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM22006A

Source and estimate materials

add topic MEM16006A

add topic MEM30013A

Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

add topic MSACMC411A

Lead a competitive manufacturing team

add topic MSACMS201A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMS401A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

add topic MSACMT281A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSACMT421A

Facilitate a Just in Time (JIT) system

add topic MSACMT440A

Lead 5S in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT441A

Facilitate continuous improvement in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT451A

Mistake proof a production process

add topic MSACMT482A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMSUP200A

Achieve work outcomes

add topic MSAPMSUP383A

Facilitate a team

add topic MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

add topic PSPGOV408A

Value diversity

add topic TAEASS401A

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402A

Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403A

Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

Up to two (2) relevant elective units of competency may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where they are available for inclusion at Certificate IV.

Group D

Unit code

Unit title


add topic MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

add topic MEM11011B

Undertake manual handling

add topic MEM14004A

Plan to undertake a routine task

add topic MEM15024A

Apply quality procedures

add topic MSACMT221A

Apply Just in Time (JIT) procedures

add topic MSACMT240A

Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSAPMOHS220A

Provide initial first aid response

add topic MSAPMOPS212A

Use enterprise computers or data systems

add topic MSAPMSUP100A

Apply workplace procedures

add topic MSAPMSUP101A

Clean workplace or equipment

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team

add topic MSAPMSUP280A

Manage conflict at work

add topic MSAPMSUP291A

Participate in continuous improvement

add topic MSARVS301A

Develop and update caravan industry knowledge

add topic MSARVG201A

Tow a recreational vehicle safely

add topic MSARVT201A

Apply technical knowledge of recreational vehicle manufacturing to work activities

add topic SIRXSLS002A

Advise on products and services

add topic TLID1007C

Operate a forklift

add topic UEGNSG604A

Fill gas cylinders

Up to two (2) relevant elective units of competency may be selected from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where they are available for inclusion at Certificate IV.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


Completing workplace documentation and records

Using communication technologies efficiently

Developing work instructions, specifications and procedures

Communicating with all team members

Demonstrating effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients

Using most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities

Accessing, interpreting and applying technical information


Working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

Liaising with and providing support to other team members

Working as part of a team

Identifying and managing performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and team

Managing technical processes and providing problem-solving support to others

Problem solving

Investigating problem causes

Identifying, rectifying or reporting potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services

Identifying environmental features, regulations, insurance requirements, legal requirements and other factors which may affect the product or service to be provided

Using material and process knowledge to solve problems

Identifying hazards and suggesting control measures

Determining production requirements

Conducting tests and analysing results to determine and assess production requirements

Initiative and enterprise

Seeking feedback on products, processes and procedures

Gathering and analysing information and applying to work-related processes

Recording information on the quality and other indicators of products

Supporting achievement of efficient production processes

Determining and acting on situations requiring further information or problem solving

Planning and organising

Identifying hazards and implementing appropriate hazard control measures

Demonstrating time-management skills

Sourcing and preparing materials and resources

Sequencing work to maximise safety and productivity


Interpreting and applying relevant Acts and regulations

Keeping the work area clean and tidy at all times

Monitoring own work and work of team, and identifying and acting on any quality issues

Understanding own work activities

Managing own time to meet deadlines

Implementing workplace procedures and instructions


Implementing learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified production requirements

Assessing competencies in meeting job requirements

Being supportive and assertive, and using interpersonal skills

Identifying own training needs and seeking skill development if required

Gathering feedback on own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrating information into own practice


Using computer software applications effectively

Working with technology safely and according to workplace standards

Helping others use technology efficiently and safely

Using testing technology