This 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 inspection test procedure
1.1. Tools and equipment are selected to meet job requirements
1.2. Tools and equipment are regularly checked to ensure they are in good working order
1.3. Inspection procedure is verified and appropriate people notified
2. Conduct inspection/tests
2.1. Job sheets from previous inspections are checked and vehicle/component inspected to verify that faults have been rectified
2.2. Components/systems are tested for functional / mechanical operation to ensure they conform to specifications, tolerances and company standards
2.3. Surfaces are inspected against the job specifications and quality standards
2.4. Inspection procedure is completed in accordance with company OH&S and operating procedures
2.5. Job sheets are completed in accordance with company procedures
3. Identify and label/mark faults
3.1. Components/surfaces not meeting customer/company standards/specifications are identified
3.2. Faults are labelled in accordance with company procedures
4. Record and report faults
4.1. Appropriate forms are selected for recording and reporting identified faults
4.2. Selected forms are completed in accordance with company procedures
4.3. Faults are reported to appropriate personnel for action
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
speak clearly and directly in order to communicate identified faults with 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 correct quarantine procedures are implemented on faulty vehicles
manage time when planning, preparing and organising work priorities
take responsibility for organising own work priorities.
relevant Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental regulations and organisation policies and procedures needed to carry out work in a manner which ensures the safety of people, equipment and the environment.
technical work documentation covering procedures, specifications, schedules and work plans or equivalent
quality system documentation covering instructions, procedures, performance indicators and review processes or equivalent
cost minimisation/waste avoidance policies, procedures and practices
environmental protection requirements relating to the disposal of waste material
established communication channels and protocols
problem identification and resolution techniques
reading and interpreting quality control standards
types and purpose of the range of test equipment used to check for quality performances to specifications
application procedures for the use of the test equipment
knowledge of service lines and components and their purpose within the assembly
relevant organisation/manufacturer policies and standard operational assembly and installation procedures
work flow records and procedures.
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:
compliance with relevant legislative, regulations, standards, codes of practice and establish safe practices and organisation policies and procedures for managing personal work priorities
maintaining a working knowledge of current work systems and practices
working and communicating effectively and positively with others involved in the work
applying, within authority, the requirements of the job or work role in relation to:
achieving production goals
achieving work quality goals
responding positively to changing work requirements
contributing effectively to cost reduction initiatives
effectively applying problem solving techniques
modify activities to cater for variations in organisation context and environment
identify faults / non-conformance of components and systems
read and interpret quality control standards
interpret and communicate operational information
confirm performance to quality control standards
use of appropriate test equipment
employ safe working practices
report test results - verbal, written, electronic.
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.
Legislative requirements and procedures may include:
Applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice, including those related to:
award and organisation agreements
confidentiality and privacy
duty of care
relevant industry codes of practice.
Appropriatepersonnel may include:
clients and managers
Manufacturing - Common
This unit contains Employability Skills.