Automotive Mechanical (Specialising in Steering and Suspension)

Qualification Certificate II (NRT)
Course number 5657
National Code AUR20705
Training Package AUR05 - (AUR05) Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair
Program area Transport and Automotive  
Duration (nominal hours) 206
This course replaced 1222 - Automotive (Mechanical - Steering & Suspension)
This course replaced 9237 - Automotive Services (Tyre Fitting/Wheel Alignment)
This course replaced 9239 - Automotive Mechanical (Wheel Alignment)
Availability: This course is no longer accepting new enrolments. However, a replacement course may be in development, and related courses may be proposed at some locations. Look for related courses and proposed locations on the Find a course page or check with your local campus for details of replacement or related courses.
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want to gain the skills and knowledge
required to perform a range of tasks related to servicing and repairing
mechanical components/systems of cars within an automotive service and
repair business.  

You will learn how to service and repair motor vehicle steering and
suspension systems.
 
This course is suitable for entry into the automotive retail, service and
repair industry.

Career Opportunities

Steering and suspension mechanic in the automotive industry.

Articulation

Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR30405 Certificate
III in Automotive Mechanical Technology, AUR30605 Certificate III in Automotive
Specialist or other relevant qualifications.

Related Courses...


Industry Subgroup: Transport and Automotive
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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
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NOTE: The advice provided in this section should be used in conjunction
with the AUR05 v3.0 Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair
Training Package. The packaging rules provide critical advice on the
selection of elective units and prerequisite units. The AUR05 v3.0
Training Package may be accessed from training.gov.au.
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This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for
AUR20705 Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical (Specialising in steering
suspension) within the Automotive Industry Retail Service and Repair
Training Package (AUR05 version 3.0). The rules from the AUR05 v3.0
Training Package are as follows:
 
To be awarded the Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical, competency must
achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.
 
- one (1) core unit of competency
- twelve (12) elective units of competency, as specified below.
 
* one (1) elective unit of competency from Group A
* a minimum of eight (8) elective units of competency from Group B
* a maximum of three (3) elective units of competency from Group C, drawn
from any combination of:
- units not already chosen from Group B
- relevant units available in this Training Package, other endorsed
Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are aligned to
Certificate II and III qualifications
* a maximum of two (2) elective units may be selected from units aligned to
Certificate III qualifications.
 
Note:
Where prerequisite units are identified they must be counted in the total
number of units required for completion of the qualification.
 
The following pairs of units must not be chosen together when achieving
this qualification:
 
MEM05003B   Perform soft soldering
AURV223808A Carry out soft soldering techniques
 
MEM05004C   Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
AURV223608A Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal
heating procedures
 
MEM05007C   Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
AURV223608A Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal
heating procedures
 
MEM05017D   Weld using gas metal arc welding process
AURV281308A Carry out gas metal arc (MIG) welding procedures
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
A total of 13 units must be completed - 1 core plus 12 electives
 
Group 1 - Core Unit
-------------------
One core unit must be completed
 
Group 2 - Group A Elective Units Listed in AUR20705
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Complete one unit from this group only.
 
Group 3 - Group B Other Elective Units Listed in AUR20705
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Up to 11 units may be completed from this group as specified below.
For the specialisation steering and suspension, 6 units must be completed
from Subgroup 1.
 
Subgroup 1 - Steering and suspension specified units. 6 units must be
completed.
Subgroup 2 - Brakes
Subgroup 3 - Common
Subgroup 4 - Electrical/electronic
Subgroup 5 - Engines,systems and transmissions
Subgroup 6 - General mechanical
Subgroup 7 - Steering and suspension
Subgroup 8 - Tyres, rims and wheels
Subgroup 9 - Vehicle body
Subgroup 10 - Welding
Subgroup 11 - Soft soldering. 1 unit may be completed.
Subgroup 12 - Gas metal arc. 1 unit may be completed.
 
Group 4 - Group B - Other Welding Units Listed in AUR20705
----------------------------------------------------------
No more than two units may be completed from this group.  Select one
optional subgroup from the following:
 
Subgroup 1 - Automotive Oxy Acetylene Welding - no more than one unit may
be completed.
 
Subgroup 2 - Manufacturing Oxy Acetylene Welding - no more than two units
may be completed.
 
Group 5 - Group C Units aligned to Certificate II and III from any Training
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Package/Accredited Course.
--------------------------
 
No more than three units may be completed from this group.
 
Group 6 - BOS Modules/Units
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Additional mandatory units required by the Board of Studies Industry
Curriculum Framework. All TVET students (including school based
apprentices and trainees) MUST complete this group ALONG with the other
mandatory units of competency specified by the Board of Studies Stage 6
Syllabus Automotive Curriculum Framework Part A (2007) Table 3 p.19. The
units of competency count towards the achievement of an AQF qualification.
 
For further detail on the mandatory units that MUST be studied refer
SECTION 6.1 - Delivery.
 
 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
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1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
As detailed in this Training Package qualification:
- a maximum of two (2) elective units may be selected from units aligned to
Certificate III qualifications
 
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you may be
eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
a lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 12 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4, 5

 
Group 1 CORE UNIT
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURC270103A Apply safe working practices 12
 
Group 2 GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS
Only 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURC272003A Apply environmental regulations and best practice in a workplace or business 4
AURT271781A Implement and monitor environmental regulations in the automotive mechanical industry 4
 
Group 3 GROUP B OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS
Subgroups 1, 11, 12 must be completed
No more than 11 module/units may be completed
Subgroup 1 STEERING AND SUSPENSION SPECIFIED UNITS
Only 6 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURC252103A Apply basic automotive troubleshooting processes 8
AURE218676A Test, service and charge batteries 12
AURT215170A Inspect and service steering systems 20
AURT216170A Inspect and service suspension systems 20
AURT217606A Balance wheels and tyres 8
AURT225667A Use and maintain measuring equipment 20
 
Subgroup 2 BRAKES
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURE311666A Repair electric braking systems 16
AURT210170A Inspect and service braking systems 20
AURT210605A Attach friction materials and radius grind 16
AURT210736A Machine brake drums and brake disc rotors 16
AURT211170A Inspect and service air braking systems 16
AURT310104A Assemble and fit braking systems/components 24
AURT310166A Repair hydraulic braking systems 24
AURT310171A Inspect, service and repair auxiliary braking systems 16
AURT311166A Repair air braking systems 40
 
Subgroup 3 COMMON
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURC270688A Work effectively with others 20
AURC270789A Communicate effectively in the workplace 16
AURC270889A Communicate business information 20
AURC359554A Provide technical guidance 24
AURC361101A Adapt work processes to new technologies 20
AURC361230A Inspect technical quality of work 20
AURC361337A Maintain quality systems 20
AURC365722A Estimate complex jobs 20
BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety 30
HLTFA301C Apply first aid 15
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
TLID1007C Operate a forklift 22
TLID107C Shift materials safely using manual handling methods 8
TLID1107C Conduct specialised forklift operations 22
TLID1307C Move materials mechanically using automated equipment 22
TLID407C Load and unload goods/cargo 8
TLILIC108A Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
 
Subgroup 4 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURE218664A Remove and replace electrical/electronic units/assemblies 30
AURE218670A Service, maintain or replace batteries 4
AURE218708A Carry out repairs to single electrical circuits 24
AURE218764A Remove, refit and test electrical componentry for normal operation following body repair activities 30
AURE219331A Install, test and repair low voltage wiring/lighting systems 40
AURE219431A Install, test and repair electrical security system/components 40
AURE219531A Install ancillary electrical components 40
AURE220140A Manufacture and repair wiring harness/looms 24
AURE224008A Carry out soldering of electrical wiring/circuits 20
AURE318866A Repair electrical systems 60
AURE318966A Repair instruments and warning systems 44
AURE319145A Overhaul charging system alternators 16
AURE319166B Repair charging systems 32
AURE319245A Overhaul starting motors 16
AURE319266B Repair starting systems 40
AURE319271A Inspect, service and repair AC electric motor drive systems 32
AURE320031B Install marine electrical systems and components 20
AURE320066B Diagnose and repair marine electrical systems and components 40
AURE320666B Repair ignition systems 40
AURE320871A Service and repair electronically controlled steering systems 24
AURE320971A Service and repair electronically controlled suspension systems 24
AURE321066A Repair electronic systems 80
AURE321171A Service and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems 48
AURE321271A Service and repair electronic drive management systems 32
AURE321371A Service and repair electronic body management systems 32
AURE321471A Service and repair electronically controlled anti-lock braking systems 24
AURE321571A Service and repair electronically operated traction control system 24
AURE321671A Service and repair electronically operated stability control systems 24
AURE321771A Service and repair electronic compression ignition engine management systems 32
AURE321831B Install marine electronic systems and components 20
AURE321971A Inspect, service and repair electronic management, monitoring and tracking systems 24
 
Subgroup 5 ENGINES, SYSTEMS AND TRANSMISSIONS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURT200368A Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 20
AURT201164A Remove and install engine assemblies 16
AURT201170A Inspect and service engines 36
AURT202166B Repair cooling systems 24
AURT202170B Inspect and service cooling systems 16
AURT202608A Carry out radiator repairs 24
AURT203170B Service petrol fuel systems 20
AURT203670B Service diesel fuel injection systems 24
AURT204670A Inspect and service emission control systems 12
AURT205123A Fabricate exhaust systems/components 48
AURT205166A Repair exhaust system components 8
AURT206670A Inspect and service transmissions (manual) 20
AURT207170A Inspect and service transmissions (automatic) 20
AURT208170A Service transmissions (hydrostatic) 20
AURT212670A Service final drive assemblies 16
AURT213165A Remove and refit driveline components 16
AURT213170A Service final drive (driveline) 16
AURT301357A Rebuild engine components 40
AURT301359A Reclaim engine components 40
AURT301383A Dismantle, assemble and repair engine block and sub-assemblies 60
AURT301483A Recondition cylinder heads 40
AURT303166B Repair petrol fuel systems 28
AURT303666A Repair diesel fuel systems 64
AURT304031A Install LPG/CNG electrical control equipment 8
AURT304231A Install LPG fuel systems 30
AURT304266A Repair LPG fuel systems 24
AURT304270A Service LPG fuel systems 14
AURT304331A Install CNG fuel systems 30
AURT304366A Repair CNG fuel systems 24
AURT304370A Service CNG fuel systems 14
AURT304431A Install LNG fuel systems 30
AURT304466A Repair LNG fuel systems 24
AURT304470A Service LNG fuel systems 14
AURT304666A Repair and replace emission control systems 20
AURT305671A Inspect and repair engine forced induction systems 12
AURT306170A Inspect, service and/or repair clutch assemblies and associated operating system components 24
AURT308166A Repair transmissions (hydrostatic) 24
AURT334606A Balance engine components 12
AURT334608A Carry out blueprinting of engine components 32
AURT334708A Carry out reboring and honing of cylinders 20
AURT334808A Carry out grinding and facing operations 20
AURT334972A Set, operate and monitor specialist machines 20
AURT335108A Carry out machining operations 40
AURTH301166A Repair engines and associated engine components (heavy vehicle) 60
AURTH306666A Repair transmissions manual (heavy vehicle) 28
AURTH307165A Inspect, test and replace transmissions automatic (heavy vehicle) 24
AURTH307166A Repair transmissions automatic (heavy vehicle) 24
AURTH312666A Repair final drive assemblies (heavy vehicle) 24
AURTH313166A Repair final drive - driveline (heavy vehicle) 20
AURTL301166A Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle) 60
AURTL306666A Repair transmissions - manual (light vehicle) 28
AURTL307166A Repair transmissions - automatic (light vehicle) 24
AURTL312666A Repair final drive assemblies (light vehicle) 24
AURTL313166A Repair final drive - driveline (light vehicle) 20
MEM07006C Perform lathe operations 36
 
Subgroup 6 GENERAL MECHANICAL
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURT200108A Carry out servicing operations 12
AURT209170A Service hydraulic systems 20
AURT209671A Inspect, service and repair pneumatic systems 20
AURT222170A Service air compressors and air lines 16
AURT222171A Service, repair and replace air compressors/components 24
AURT222631A Install air conditioning systems 40
AURT222670A Service air conditioning systems 24
AURT223104A Assemble and install refrigeration systems/components 40
AURT225156A Read and interpret engineering drawings 36
AURT225191A Produce drawings from design concepts 36
AURT225291A Produce patterns and templates 40
AURT226008A Carry out pre-repair operations (mechanical) 12
AURT237272A Service and repair trailers up to 4.5 tonnes 15
AURT270278A Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment 30
AURT300373A Synchronise plant/equipment 12
AURT300471A Inspect service and repair harvesting equipment 20
AURT300571A Inspect, service and repair crop planting and seeding equipment 20
AURT300671A Inspect, service and repair spraying and spreading equipment 20
AURT300771A Inspect, service and repair lift truck mast assemblies 40
AURT309131B Install hydraulic systems to specified applications 40
AURT309140A Manufacture and install fluid power hose assemblies 12
AURT309166A Repair hydraulic systems 24
AURT309604A Assemble and install pneumatic systems/components 24
AURT309627A Identify and apply pneumatic wheeled traction performance enhancement systems (heavy vehicle) 24
AURT322645A Overhaul air conditioning system components 20
AURT322666A Repair/retrofit air conditioning systems 48
AURT325149A Prepare engineering drawings 36
AURT337119A Drive and manoeuvre trailer(s) 5
AURT337273A Service and repair trailers in excess of 4.5 tonnes 24
AURT365130A Inspect vehicle systems and determine preferred repair action 8
AURT365508A Carry out vehicle safety/roadworthy inspection 10
AURT366108A Carry out diagnostic procedures 12
AURT366308A Carry out advanced diagnostic procedures 8
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 36
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 45
MEM18001C Use hand tools 18
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 18
 
Subgroup 7 STEERING AND SUSPENSION
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURT215130A Inspect steering systems 20
AURT216130A Inspect suspension systems 20
AURT316168A Select and install performance enhanced suspension system products 16
AURT316171A Service and rectify faults in lift assisted suspension systems 16
AURT316271A Inspect, service and repair tracked type drive and support systems 24
AURT316316A Determine compliance of steering and suspension modifications 8
AURTH315166A Repair steering systems (heavy vehicle) 24
AURTH316166A Repair suspension systems (heavy vehicle) 24
AURTL315166A Repair steering systems (light vehicle) 24
AURTL316166A Repair suspension systems (light vehicle) 24
AURTM315166A Repair steering systems (motorcycle) 24
AURTM316166A Repair suspension systems (motorcycle) 24
 
Subgroup 8 TYRES, RIMS AND WHEELS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURT217665A Remove, fit and inspect wheel assemblies 16
AURT217668A Select tyres and rims for specific applications (light) 20
AURT217766A Remove, inspect, repair and fit tyres and tubes (light) 16
AURT217865A Remove and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components 16
AURT217966A Remove, inspect, repair and fit tyres and tubes (heavy) 20
AURT217985A Fit tyres and rims for specific applications (heavy) 20
AURT317172A Reset steering system alignment adjustments to customer specifications 8
AURT317968A Identify and fit tyres and rims for specific applications (heavy) 16
AURT318054A Provide advice on the effects of wheel and tyre combinations 8
AURTH317108A Carry out wheel alignment operations (heavy vehicle) 24
AURTL317108A Carry out wheel alignment operations (light vehicle) 24
 
Subgroup 9 VEHICLE BODY
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURV327164A Remove and replace supplementary restraint systems (SRS) 24
AURV328166A Repair and align motorcycle frames 8
 
Subgroup 10 WELDING
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURV281108A Carry out manual metal arc welding procedures 36
AURV281208A Carry out brazing procedures 24
AURV281408A Carry out gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding procedures 36
AURV281508A Carry out spot welding procedures 36
AURV323908A Carry out thermoplastic welding procedures 24
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 18
MEM05051A Select welding processes 18
MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices 36
 
Subgroup 11 SOFT SOLDERING
No more than 1 module/unit may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURV223808A Carry out soft soldering techniques 4
MEM05003B Perform soft soldering 18
 
Subgroup 12 GAS METAL ARC
No more than 1 module/unit may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURV281308A Carry out gas metal arc (MIG) welding procedures 36
MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process 36
 
Group 4 GROUP B OTHER WELDING UNITS LISTED IN AUR20705
1 subgroup must be completed
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Subgroup 1 AUTOMOTIVE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING
No more than 1 module/unit may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURV223608A Carry out oxy acetylene welding, thermal cutting and thermal heating procedures 40
 
Subgroup 2 MANUFACTURING OXY ACETYLENE WELDING
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 18
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 18
 
Group 5 GROUP C UNITS ALIGNED TO CII AND III FROM ANY TP/ACC CRSE
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AURC270421A Establish relations with customers 8
AURV231649A Prepare vehicle/component/equipment for customer use 24
BSBCUS201A Deliver a service to customers 30
 
Group 6 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
17661A Automotive work placement 70
17661B Automotive industry induction 15
17661C Automotive systems and components 25
AURT100064A Remove and tag engine system components 18
AURT100308A Carry out workshop practice activities 23
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve the qualification AUR20705 Certificate II in Automotive Mechanical
(Specialisation steering and suspension) (TAFE NSW course 5657), learners are
required to complete 13 units of competency, comprising:
 
-  1 compulsory unit from Group 1
-  1 elective unit from Group 2
-  no more than 11 elective units from Group 3
-  no more than 2 units from Group 4
-  no more than 3 elective units from Group 5
 
NOTE:
- a maximum of two (2) elective units may be selected from units aligned to
Certificate III qualifications.

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