Automotive Retail Service and Repair AUR05
Series 9 Flexible Learning Toolbox
Supporting resources for the Certificates III in:
Automotive Mechanical Technology
Automotive Vehicle Body
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Table of Contents
Section 1 – About this Toolbox 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Purpose 1
1.3 Target audience 1
1.4 Competencies 3
1.5 Underpinning ideas 4
Online teaching strategies 4
Section 2 – Key features 10
2.1 Structure of Toolbox 10
Section 3 – Using the Automotive Toolbox 19
3.1 General points 19
3.2 Use of media 19
3.3 Technical approach 20
3.4 Access and equity 20
3.5 How do I install the Toolbox on my server? 21
3.6 Use of the communication tools 21
3.7 The directory structure 22
3.8 Customising the Toolbox 23
3.9 Assessment strategies 24
Guide to units 25
Section 4 - Apply safe working practices (mechanical technology) 19
4.1 Introduction to the unit 19
4.2 Unit Jobs 19
Section 5 Carry out diagnostic procedures 33
5.1 Introduction to the unit 33
5.2 Unit Jobs 33
Section 6 - Implement and monitor environmental regulations on the automotive mechanical industry 41
6.1 Introduction to the unit 41
6.2 Unit Jobs 41
Section 7 - Apply safe working practices (vehicle body) 50
7.1 Introduction to the unit 50
7.2 Unit Jobs 50
Section 8 - Implement and monitor environmental regulations and best practice in the body repair industry 63
8.1 Introduction to the unit 63
8.2 Unit Jobs 63
Section 9 - Apply solid colour matching techniques 73
9.1 Introduction to the unit 73
9.2 Unit Jobs 73
Section 1 – About this Toolbox
Welcome to the Teacher’s Guide for the Automotive Toolbox.
This Guide contains useful information for teacher’s using the Toolbox and should be read prior to delivering training.
Increasingly new technologies are playing a bigger part in all of our working lives. This resource gives young people, learning their trade in the automotive industry, a chance to learn how to use new technologies. Learners can pick up essential technological and online communication skills as a result of their interaction with this Toolbox.
Also, the automotive industry always needs up to date and quality learning resources. This Toolbox provides current industry information and opportunities for learning through a variety of learning activities
Regulation of the environmental impact of the automotive industry is increasing. For any successful small business operator in the repair and service sector of the automotive industry, awareness of these regulations and the relevant legislation is essential. In this Toolbox the environmental effects of work in the automotive industry are examined and possible solutions to reduce these effects are explored.
The Toolbox has specific information on how to apply colour matching techniques.
Another major area of automotive repair work covered in the Toolbox is the diagnosis of mechanical faults in car engines.
Finally, the issue of safety at work is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The Toolbox looks at how those in the automotive industry can apply safe practices in their daily work.
1.3 Target audience
The Automotive Toolbox targets learners who have some experience and exposure to the automotive industry in a mechanical or paint and body workshop.
Learners will succeed with this Toolbox if they are:
able to manage their time and studies
able to work independently and with colleagues
familiar with automotive workplace procedures
able to access current or simulated workplaces in the automotive industry
able to draw on prior knowledge and experience.
The Automotive Toolbox targets learners who have some experience and exposure to the automotive industry in a mechanical or paint and body workshop or a simulated workshop.
It is desirable that learners have:
a basic grasp of mathematics
adequate literacy levels
some experience using online communication tools such as discussion lists and chat rooms
basic computer skills to navigate the Toolbox.
The only essential practical requirement for the use of the Toolbox is that learners have access to an automotive workplace or a simulated workplace in either of the two industry areas, mechanical or paint and body.
All learners need to have a basic induction into the use of online communication and the importance of following etiquette in the manner of their interactions with others.