Automotive Mechanics Competition
Automotive Mechanics are individuals who specialise in the mechanical building, care and maintenance of Automobiles. They are valued for their craftsmanship and their ability to diagnose and repair vehicle faults. With ongoing advancements in the Automotive field, the role of the Automotive Mechanic has developed into a first-class career pathway.
The WorldSkills Australia Automotive Mechanics Competition requires the Competitor to perform a broad range of tasks across various sections of a Motor Vehicle. These tasks will allow the Competitor to display a variety of skills related to the section theme.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS IF YOU:
- Have an interest in the automotive industry
- Are interested in technical and mechanical activities
- Are practical and good with your hands
- Are able to problem solve
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Automotive Mechanics Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Automotive Mechanics Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.
WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Automotive Mechanics Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Automotive Mechanics Competitions align to the National Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Automotive Mechanics aligns to the Units of Competency in the AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Qualification.
The Regional Competition consists of five sections relating to various aspects of skills related to an automotive technician
- Engine management
- Cooling system
- Brakes, steering and suspension
- Engine mechanical
- Vehicle service and electrical check
The project involves vehicles and equipment preferably not more than five years old. The Competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Automotive Mechanics:
- Good time management skills
- Ability to work under pressure and in the competition environment
- Accurate measurement skills with a variety of measurement tools
- Some basic diagnostic skills mechanical and electrical
- Excellent underpinning knowledge of vehicle systems and principles
- Excellent hand skills and keen observational skills
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Automotive Mechanics aligns to the Units of Competency in the AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Qualification.
The National Competition consists of six sections relating to various aspects of skills related to an Automotive Mechanic. These various sections have a number of tasks to allow the Competitor to display a variety of skills related to the section theme. Competitors will be required to correctly & accurately inspect, measure or diagnose predetermined faults on a components or systems from each of these sections. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Automotive Mechanics:
- Petrol engine management system and diagnosis
- Steering and suspension system inspection and repair
- Braking system inspection and repair
- Vehicle and body electrical system and diagnosis
- Engine mechanical diagnosis
- Engine measurement.
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 15 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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Learn more about this course by following this link Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology.