This course is offered to students who wish to obtain skills and knowledge that will enable them to better understand their own cars. Students wishing to enter the automotive industry are able to receive credit at the Canberra Institute of Technology and other TAFE colleges in Australia in some modules of the automotive trade courses. Students qualify by undertaking vocational training in the workplace to complement their studies at school. (Materials for major projects may in some cases need to be funded by individual students undertaking such projects).
To be awarded the Certificate 1 in Automotive Vocational Preparation the students should complete one (1) structured work placements of five (5) work placement days. Students must supply and wear steel capped boots, appropriate for an Automotive workshop.
The units studied include the following.
- Automotive Fundamentals
- Automotive Engine Systems
- Automotive Electrical
- Automotive Vehicle Systems
- Vocational Placements
This unit introduces basic concepts involved in the mechanical transmission of energy as related to automotive and industrial applications. Emphasis is given to safe workshop practices, care and use of tools and machinery.
Automotive Engine Systems
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge involved in the operation and service procedures of automotive engines. Project work includes engine rebuilding and component servicing.
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge involved in the production, distribution and control of electrical energy in automotive electrical systems.
Automotive Vehicle Systems
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge involved in automotive transmission principles, braking, suspension, steering systems and chassis configurations.