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Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance

Unit Descriptor Field B Equipment checking and maintenance

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out basic servicing and maintenance of a commercial vehicle, including action to implement the vehicle manufacturer's specifications for routine checks and maintenance and to ensure that all specified safety requirements are met and that the vehicle is operational to the requirements of both the workplace and the relevant State/Territory roads and traffic authority.

1 . Maintain and service the vehicle systems
  1. Fluid levels are checked and adjusted following manufacturer's specifications and workplace procedures

  2. Air levels are checked and adjusted following manufacturer's specifications and workplace procedures

  3. Routine checks are made of vehicle systems and appropriate action is initiated for maintenance where required in accordance with workplace procedures

  4. Appropriate precautions and procedures are followed when servicing/maintaining a vehicle to ensure adequate protection of the environment

  5. OHS procedures are followed when carrying out routine servicing and maintenance of a vehicle

2 . Carry out minor repairs to a vehicle
  1. Vehicle components are removed, repaired or replaced and refitted to the vehicle using the correct tools and following manufacturer's instructions and workplace procedures

  2. Tyres on vehicle are repaired or replaced following workplace procedures and manufacturer's instructions

  3. Worn brakes are identified and action taken in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer's specifications

  4. The need for more complex maintenance procedures is identified and the problem correctly referred following workplace procedures

3 . Diagnose minor vehicle faults and undertake repairs for the safe operation of a vehicle
  1. Minor faults in the vehicle systems are identified, diagnosed and repaired following manufacturer's specifications and workplace procedures

  2. Identified faults which create a safety hazard are reported and appropriate action is taken to remove the vehicle from operation pending repair

4 . Complete documentation
  1. Records of routine servicing, maintenance and repairs are kept in accordance with workplace procedures

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?1
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?2
How are activities planned and organised?1
How are problem solving skills applied?1
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?1
How is use of technology applied?2
How is team work used within this competency?2

Range Statement

General context

Worksite environment

Sources of information/ documents

Applicable regulations and legislation

Evidence Guide

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Interdependent assessment of units

Required knowledge and skills

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Consistency in performance

Context for assessment