Automotive Mechanics Competition

Automotive mechanics is a mechanic who specialises 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.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in mathematics and science
  • Are a good communicator
  • Are interested in manual work
  • Display an aptitude for technical work
  • Are able to problem solve
  • Are physically fit
  • Have a driver’s license

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Automotive Mechanics Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 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. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Automotive Mechanics


Training Package Requirements

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Automotive Mechanics competitions align to the AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package (Release 4.0).

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Automotive Mechanics align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Release 1) Qualification.

  • AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURETR023 – Diagnose and repair electronic spark ignition engine management systems
  • AURETR031 – Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • AURTTF001 – Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • AURTTC003 – Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • AURLTB003 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems
  • AURTTB001 – Inspect and service braking systems
  • AURTTK001 – Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURLTE002 – Repair engines and associated engine components (light vehicle)
  • AURTTA004 – Carry out servicing operations
  • AURVTA004 – Inspect damaged vehicle systems and recommend repairs
  • AURTTA017 – Carry out vehicle safety inspections
  • AURTTA004 – Carry out serving operations

Regional Tasks

Demonstrate:

  • High level of communication, self-management and ability to work in a timely manner
  • Excellent working knowledge of vehicle systems, including:
    • Braking, tyres
    • Cooling, electrical, charging, starting, lighting, steering and suspension, engine and driveline and
    • Engine management systems
  • Inspection, service and repair procedures performed by technicians
  • Using a data scan tool
  • Looking up manufacturer specifications to show basic computer skills
  • Measuring and hand tool skills
  • Knowledge of timing belt and chain replacement and sparkplug replacement

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for Automotive Mechanics align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR30616 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Release 1) Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • URETR022 – Diagnose & repair vehicle dynamic control systems
  • AURTTD002 – Inspect & service steering systems
  • AURTTA018 – Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • AURTTE004 – Inspect & service engines
  • AURLTD004 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • AURLTD006 – Carry out light vehicle wheel alignment operations

National Tasks

Demonstrate ability in:

  • Inspection, measurement or diagnosis of predetermined faults on a component or system
  • Petrol engine management system diagnosis
  • Steering system and wheel alignment
  • Braking and suspension system inspection and repair
  • Vehicle and body electrical system and diagnosis
  • Engine mechanical diagnosis and measurement
  • Time management skills
  • Working under pressure in the competition environment
  • Using a variety of measurement tools to measure accurately
  • Mechanical and electrical diagnostic skills
  • Underpinning knowledge of vehicle systems and principles
  • Hand skills and observational skills
  • Housekeeping skills, safe work practices and sustainable practice skills

Nationals Competition Duration

15 hours – 3 days

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