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Course Details - Certificate I in Automotive - Vocational Preparation (Playford International College)

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Course TitleCertificate I in Automotive - Vocational Preparation
RegionNorthern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Host OrganisationPlayford International College
Course Length2 Semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis programme is designed to give students an introduction to the automotive industry. The course includes working on safe workshop practices, tool and equipment use and maintenance, battery testing and servicing, soldering and light vehicle servicing procedures. Students will also gain an understanding of mechanical and electrical fundamentals and environmental and sustainable practices in the automotive industry. Employability Skills are taught and emphasised throughout the course and students are required to do at least 20 days of structured work placement which helps enable them to gain a more realistic understanding of the career pathway and in some cases, if fortunate, it may assist them to gain a start in the workforce.
PathwaysThis program can lead to a wide range of work in the Automotive Pathway including; Automotive Mechanic (Light / Heavy Vehicles / Aviation / Bicycle / Motor Cycle / Marine), Diesel Mechanic, Auto Electrician, Panel Beater, Spray painter, Vehicle Trimmer, Automotive Parts Interpreter, Vehicle or Parts Sales, Tyre Fitter, Engine Reconditioning, Performance Tuning and Car Detailing etc.. With further training and entry into university, this course could lead to Automotive Engineering.
PrerequisitesStudents must possess a sound Maths and Literacy ability.
Special RequirementsStudents will be issued with a Regional VET uniform, (i.e. Work shirt and Trousers), which must be worn at all times. Students are also required to wear steel toe-capped safety footwear which must be purchased before the commencement of the course and be worn at all times. Students are also required to wear eye protection (supplied) and must have any long hair tied back. Students are required to bring writing equipment, (i.e. pens and pencils etc.), to every session to complete the required theory workbooks. A theory test may be required for some competencies.
Delivery Location(s)Playford International College, Phillip Highway, Elizabeth, SA, 5112
Playford International College Phillip Highway, Elizabeth, SA, 5112 Car parking is available from the Goodman Road side of the school.
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Playford International College on Thursdays from 09:00 until 15:30
Commencement date 14/02/19
If required, a second class will occur from 09:00 until 15:30 on Tuesday 12/2/19. Students are not expected to attend on school or public holidays however they are required to attend on student free days unless advised otherwise. The Orientation Session on Thursday February 7th 2019 is COMPULSORY and counts as one of the 36 sessions.
Work Placement20 days
A compulsory 20 days of Work Placement is required to complete Certificate I. To successfully complete the course a logbook must be completed during the Work Placements. Students are expected to source their own Work Placements with some assistance, if needed. Students are required to demonstrate competencies and get them signed off in their log books when undertaking their Structured Work placements.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 20 SACE credits
165 Nominal Hours
QualificationCertificate 1 in Automotive (National code AUR10116)
RTOQuality Automotive Training (National Code 6194)
Competencies
CompulsoryAURASA002Follow safe working practices in an Automotive workplace   (20 nominal hours)
 AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace   (25 nominal hours)
 AURETR003Identify automotive electrical systems and components   (25 nominal hours)
 AURLTA001Identify automotive mechanical systems and components   (25 nominal hours)
 AURTTK002Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment in an Automotive workplace   (20 nominal hours)
ElectiveAURTTA004Carry out servicing operations   (20 nominal hours)
 AURETR015Inspect, test and service batteries   (10 nominal hours)
 AURETR006Soldering electrical wiring and circuits   (20 nominal hours)
Training Cost$1,550.00 including GST
Students are required to bring writing equipment, (i.e. pens and pencils etc.), to every session. Theory workbooks are supplied.
Other Costs$35.00 including GST
Students are also required to wear steel toe-capped safety footwear which must be purchased before the commencement of the course and also be worn at all times, including when on work placement. Students can also purchase a NASSSA Jacket as part of their uniform, costing approximately $35. Until this occurs students can only wear their own ‘Home School Jumpers’.
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $250.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $1,000.00 administration fee. (Full year course – pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator at Paralowie R-12 School.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   18
Selection ProcessShould the course be oversubscribed a short written application and or an interview may be required.
Orientation DetailsA COMPULSORY Orientation Session will be conducted at Playford International College at 8:50am - 12:00pm on Thursday February 7th 2019 (Week 2,Term 1)
Public TransportBoth the Elizabeth Bus Exchange and the Elizabeth Train Station are only a few minutes walk from the school where a wide range of bus and train routes are easily accessible.
Contact PersonMr Neville Hubbard, Phone 8255 7566, Mobile 0427 015 108, Fax 8287 1113, Email Neville.Hubbard333@schools.sa.edu.au
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