Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Competition

Heavy vehicle mechanics work with trucks, buses, tractors, stationary engines, agricultural machinery, bulldozers and other earthmoving equipment. He or she specialises in the repair, maintenance and testing of the mechanical components in this type of machinery.

The competition tests the skills and knowledge required for the diagnosis and repair of vehicle and machine systems encountered in the heavy mobile equipment and road transport industry.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN HEAVY VEHICLE MECHANICS IF YOU:

  • Have an interest in mathematics and science
  • Are interested in manual work
  • Have an aptitude for mechanics
  • Are a good communicator
  • Are able to work with oils, greases and petrol

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Heavy Vehicle 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 Heavy Vehicle 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 Heavy Vehicle Mechanics


Training Package Requirements

The 2018 WorldSkills Australia Heavy Vehicle 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 Heavy Vehicle Mechanics align to the Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) in the AUR31116 – Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Release 1) Qualification.

  • AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • AURETR030 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • AURETR024 – Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems
  • AURTTD002 – Inspect and service steering system
  • AURTTD004 – Inspect and service suspension systems
  • AURHTTB004 – Inspect and service air braking Systems components
  • AURHTE002 – Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines
  • AURTTA013 – Diagnose and Repair Hydraulic Systems
  • AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • AURTTB001- Inspect and service braking systems

Regional Tasks

  • Diagnose, assess and report on vehicle and machine systems
  • Hydraulic, brake, electrical, electronic and precision measurement

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 AUR31116 – Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Release 1) & AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology Qualifications.

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

  • AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump start vehicles
  • AURHTX001 – Diagnose and repair HV anual transmissions
  • AURHTQ002 – Diagnose and repair heavy commercial vehicle final drive assemblies
  • AURATA002 – Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • AURTTK001 – Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace

National Tasks

Demonstrate ability in:

  • Diagnosis
  • Repair in accordance with manufacturers procedures
  • Adjustment
  • Measurement and recording
  • Trade skills
  • Report sheet
  • Installation
  • Cleanliness and observations of WHS requirements

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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